The Warrior Priestess

The Role of the Warrior Priestess

This post spews out of my repugnance at the vile creatures of the totally misguided women’s protest movement, but what could I say that hasn’t already been said? Instead, I’m going to push that spectre of poisoned femininity out of my mind and try to define the role of the warrior priestess, or shaman, if you prefer.

This role was incepted in the Andalucian Retreat in the Kamala shift of 2015 and it is available, as an archetype if you will, to any woman who claims it and can handle it. The lineage of the warrior priestess is represented in ancient art from all over the world, from Aztec warrior goddesses to the female warrior shaman of Siberia and China and the war goddesses of Greece and Turkey, Egypt and India. In northern Afghanistan, an excavation of 1978-9 unearthed a tomb containing the remains of three warrior priestesses and two priestesses, thought to be from around the second millennium BCE. A male of around 30 years old wearing the attire of the warrior priestess was also buried in the same tomb and, leading to speculation that he was a eunuch. Was this early evidence of the same infection that is driving emasculation and the corruption of the gender binary today?

I am not advocating a return to a matriarchal society, if ever there was one. I am saying that female A11s, need to reclaim the spirit of the Mistress of the Animals and work with their men to hunt down and kill the predators that hide among us, before we can begin to build a new society, like nothing that has ever been before on this planet. To claim back their ‘power’, women need to engage with the source of all power – the earth. I saw the vestigial remains of the elaborate headdresses of the female shamanic warriors of the ancient world, as if distorted through a carnival mirror, in the ‘pink pussy’ hats of the pavlovian feminists on parade, and I also saw the turning point.

Feminine power is not found in politics, although it can affect politics and it’s certainly not found in feminism or any women’s study group. You find it in the woods and mountains, by rivers and lakes, and by following the lunar shifts to get to know the moods of the earth – Planetary Tantra. Women were the healers, not only because of the maternal instinct to take care of their families and clans, but because the close study of the interaction between animals and the healing plants and minerals is how we learn to handle the power of the earth. Every woman who takes herself out of the mainstream starts to look at natural healing and plant medicine, without even knowing that this is the call of her shamanic ancestors vibrating through her DNA. From plant medicine, to knowledge of the psychoactive plants, to poison plants and from the psychoactive plants to deeper knowledge of the natural world, to the anointment of kings and then genocide. The history is easily accessible to anyone who wants to look.

The role of the warrior priestess is just a character you can choose to play in the dreaming of the Aeonic Mother. It does not mean you are a reincarnation of any witches of the past, although you may have access to their memories. It does not make you a goddess or anything other than human. If you choose this role, you get immediate access to all the power of the earth, there are no intermediary steps, but if you cannot handle that power you will get badly burned. It seems to drive people insane. The Gaian Tantra Vow is the only method I know of for entering into this power sharing pact with the indwelling divinity of the planet.

The power of the earth

It is easy to see the power of the earth in the elements, the wind, the oceans, volcanoes, rushing rivers, earthquakes, thunderstorms etc., but how does this play out on a human scale? You get a feel of this in a telestic session, when the telluric energy of the planet blasts through you. There is an electrical aspect to this power and women are more naturally conductive, and men are more naturally resistant. I would guess that this is physiological, based on ratio of fat and water (conductive) to bone and skin (insulating). This is no accident, of course, and one of the reasons why it is important to have a balance of men and women in telestic sessions. However, the heightened awareness of telestic sessions simply enhances the participants’ perceptions of what is always present, but beyond the normal senses, and trains and refines both the ordinary and non-ordinary senses in the process. It is through the development of the capacity to withstand this power in the telestic session, with full awareness of what is happening in the ordinary senses, that the shaman learns to direct the force in an altered state of consciousness and in ordinary consciousness.

The mirroring attention

How is is it possible to direct the power of the earth? I think that the mysterious functioning of the mirroring attention might be involved. Mysterious does not mean without factual basis. For example the mirror-neuron system, which enables the sensory motor system to learn through imitation – it’s why you instinctively make sucking or chewing noises if you want a baby to eat. The mirror neurons in the baby’s brain respond to the visual stimuli by stimulating the part of the motor cortex in his brain that causes the mouth to move, exactly as if he had initiated the eating process himself. (See: The Mirror-Neuron System, Rizzolatti and Craighero, 2004)

The mirror neuron system doesn’t die off when we become adults. It’s there all the time, silently maintaining the relationship with other life forms and the external environment, while you focus your attention elsewhere. Information is not just received visually or aurally, but via your skin, the chakra system and your gut. I would expect mirror-type neurons to be discovered in other ‘intelligent’ organs, like the heart and gut at some point. All the ‘intelligent’ organs are connected via the vagus nerve (the carnal instrument of the mirroring attention) which modulates the ‘volume’ across the entire system to regulate the biochemical activity in all the organs and systems involved. There is also a similar system in plants.

The mirror neuron system is part of the mirroring attention, that acts an extensive support system enabling you to take action, sometimes complex series of actions without having to make a conscious decision about every stage of that process. For example, have you ever driven somewhere and arrived without having any memory of the journey? That was the mirroring attention, operating through your visual and motor cortices, without you being aware of it. In partnership with the ability to generate spontaneous action, the mirroring attention forms the biological basis for surviving predation in all creatures. However, in human animals, with the capacity to override natural instincts, it is being used to train you to work against your best interests.

The shaman’s mirror

What has this got to do with the role of the warrior priestess, you might ask? Well, there is the curious fact of the shaman’s mirror to consider. Once again, all over the world (but especially in Siberia, Mongolia, China and central Asia) shamans, male and female, were buried with mirrors, of bronze, silver, mixed metals and stone in Mesoamerica. Sometimes, they were sewn into their clothes. The current consensus among the ‘experts’, is that these mirrors were used in healing, to ward off evil spirits and for divination. However, when I consider the status that must have been accorded to some of these warrior priestesses, judging by the riches in their tombs, I have to question what service they provided that was so highly valued? For example, Lady Fu Hau of the Shang dynasty (c. 1250 – 1192 B.C.) was a military general and a high priestess, who led military campaigns against other tribes and was also consulted for ritual and ceremonial matters. She had a lavish tomb, with weapons, bells, mirrors, ritual vessels and cowrie shells. She also had a statue erected in her honour. She was a powerful woman, and one of many, before the Abrahamic religions forced us into hiding and all but destroyed the memory of when we were valued for the power we wielded.

Lady Fu Hau (www.ancient-origins.net)

About two weeks after the telestic session in which the warrior shaman archetype was activated I had a dream in which I was trapped in a hostile environment and didn’t know how to get out and it was dark. I was afraid, but lucid and I knew it was one of those interesting situations, so I summoned Black Jaguar to help me. This was the first time I’d ever called Black Jaguar in a dream. With him at my side I could see in infrared and I kicked off my shoes and we started walking. We communicated telepathically and he asked me where I wanted to go and I didn’t know. So we walked a few steps further and he asked me what I wanted and I thought: fuck, I don’t know that either! He stopped and looked at me and said: there are rules here you know. If you don’t know where you are going or what you want I can’t help you So I went through a list of possibilities in my head to see which one felt right – key, artifact, treasure, book and eventually I came to weapon and that felt right. I told him that I wanted my magical weapon and he asked me what it was and I told him that it was a mirror.

So, I’m drawing a few threads together here and focusing on the mirroring attention because, from the little we know of the functioning of mirroring in humans, it appears to be stronger in women. Women are biologically wired to be more empathetic, in order to bond with their offspring and teach them basic skills, just as men are wired to be less empathetic and to take greater pleasure in revenge. Women’s intuition is biological, due to reduced testosterone in the womb, the trade-off for men is that they get more morbido – the pleasure of killing. But what if the warrior priestesses had learned how to initiate directly into the mirroring attention and orchestrate events to benefit their armies?

In times of peace, the female shaman would most likely focus on healing, nurturing and teaching, with rituals around the crops, water, the seasons etc., but these are not those times. If I had young children now, I’d be teaching them martial arts, how to grow and cook real food, how to take care of themselves in the real world, as opposed to doing things online. Digital natives still need to eat. They also need to know factual history and how to think for themselves. I don’t want to live under communist rule any more than I want to live under Sharia law and the current odds do not favour the white European, most of whom will most likely end up begging their governments (the Jewish communists) to save them from the hoards of ‘peace-loving refugees’ in their communities.

In times of war, and we are at war, the role of the female shaman transitions into the warrior priestess. (The terms priestess, shaman or witch are interchangeable in this context.) This is why the ‘job descriptions’ of the goddesses who give their power to the shaman tend to cover the trilogy of love, war and magic. The roles of male and female warrior shaman are bound to compliment each other, but I still don’t know how this works in practice. The ideal Euro-aboriginal clan would have both.  Personally, I feel driven to hone my instincts and work closely with the men I encounter, who are not yet totally pussified, to help toughen and sharpen them up – in so many ways! It’s impossible to predict how this is all going to pan out, the attacks are coming from so many directions, but it only takes one warrior priestess to recover the skills of our ancestors to change the game.

Notes on the Telestic Method, Selection and the Command Syntax

The telestic method

The telestic method of investigation, also called “instruction by the Light” is a reconstruction of the practice used by the Gnostic seers of the ancient mystery schools of Europe. It is the only method known on the planet that has delivered verifiable evidence of interactivity with the planet, so far. I am using the method to find solutions to real practical problems, such as eradicating the archontic infection, and to learn about the true nature of reality so as to participate more deeply in the processes of life on this planet. The method is not a secret and anyone can try it, although not everyone will be successful.

The word “gnosis” is usually used in reference to some sort of special knowledge, that is considered to be “spiritual”, esoteric and concerned with matters beyond everyday existence. I think of it as “direct knowledge”, meaning knowledge received directly, without any intermediary, from the local source of life on this planet, the earth. “The Light” is the Organic Light (OL), the radiant luminosity that animates all life because it is the naked body of the indwelling divinity of the earth. This is not a belief, but a direct experience of  the telestic method.

This summer we held two Planetary Vision Quest Retreats, the unique rite of passage particular to Planetary Tantra, for the “new aboriginals of the 21st century”. There were eighteen participants in total, most were familiar with John Lash’s work. In both retreats several participants encountered the OL for the first time. We enjoyed moments of great beauty. Here are the words from one neophyte, who at 76 years old still retained the stance of a warrior and the innocence of a child:

I came to your place in pure innocence and curiosity and couldn’t in my wildest fantasy imagine what would happen.

It was the most beautiful and fulfilling experience in my entire life. Now I don’t need to believe anymore – I KNOW that the Earth Goddess exist here and now and can be called upon.

The entire nature was dancing with wonderful colors and patterns before my very eyes and waving for me to take part in Gaia’s dance.

I was not really aware of the moon at first but when I began concentrating on the moon, I saw Her and she is indeed “flirtatious”.

The meeting with her was very intense and real. Her beauty is immense and the challenge is “How much beauty can you take” and I could take quite a lot, but surely not all…”

Hans has since translated the whole of Not in His Image into Swedish, demonstrating the true effect of witnessing the OL, in that it shows up in how you live your life – what you achieve, rather than what you say about yourself.

It is always a fervent desire of all neophytes to encounter the OL, but witnessing the OL cannot be the aim of a telestic session. The purpose of a telestic session is to receive instruction from the Light, which means that participants must have a question prepared and the presence of mind to ask it at the moment they encounter the OL. This is not easy to do first time around. In the age of the mystery schools, neophytes would have undergone a rigourous selection process and have had years to prepare for this moment. We do not have the luxury of such extensive preparation, in this tiny window at the close of the kalpa. Experience has shown that it is a foolhardy expedition even to attempt such preparation in the few days we have together before a telestic session, so we will be changing the structure of future events accordingly. Look out for the Hierophant Programme to be announced in January 2017.

Selection in Correction

Since the onset of Correction, which began in March 2014, it is becoming ever more clear that the Aeonic Mother is calling the shots. Human witnesses can participate in Her Correction on Her terms only. What does this mean?

There is a selection process underway and it is a species level event. There is no doubt that humanity will survive, as all indications are that the Aeon Sophia aims to continue with this experiment and She now has witnesses to Her actions too. However, a mutation of the human species is now underway and a new strain, Anthropos 11 is appearing alongside the pre-existing A10. Although the specific attributes of A11 are still not fully discernible, the failure of A10 is becoming more self-evident by the day. A10 does not appear to be evolving towards the genius level with which it was endowed any time soon, primarily due to the archontic infection and the way it has manifested during this kalpa, (one Aeonic day, or 25,920 years). John’s insight into how this kalpa is coming to an end is very clear and makes perfect sense to anyone of sufficient intellect to understand.  See Director’s Cut. The big question for each of us is: how does this play out at an individual level? Now, you want to ask: what’s in it for me? That’s a perfectly valid question, but from now on, in order to stay in the game, you must also ask: what’s in it for the species. A11 consciously operates at both personal and transpersonal levels with simultaneity.

Regarding the initial conditions for selection, are you an individual? The billions of people on this planet who respond with Pavlovian predictability to the dictates of their chosen tribal leaders are not individuals. They play-out to the end of the mainstream movie and then what? Oblivion beckons. Who cares? If you consider yourself to be an individual and act as an individual AND with regard to the contribution you are making to the species, there are still further competencies needed in order to be selected into A11. These conditions are still coming into focus. So far, I can say that you need to be sane and rational, you must have a critical level of intelligence, you must appreciate beauty, your pleasure drives must be intact and you certainly can’t be biophobic. You need to be in good health too, as the transmutation process takes a lot of energy.

Beyond this, there is still another level of selection, whereby after having met the selection criteria set by the Aeonic Mother (whatever they might be) you still have to select yourself in – voluntary self-selection. This seems to be based on your impeccability and how you live up to the pretenses you set for yourself. Those of us present at the Sovereign Moment Retreat here in August, witnessed failure of self-selection for one individual. I had known this young man, we’ll call him ‘S’, for two years and he had presented himself as a dedicated student; he could be funny and seemingly insightful on occasion, but it turned out that he was pretending to be a warrior and his pretending showed up catastrophically in the session. S could not control himself and became hysterical, luckily doing no harm to himself or anyone else. As a species the Anthropos is designed to learn from its mistakes and that often means that we over-extend ourselves and get into hot water, there is nothing wrong with that. However, to learn from a mistake you have to admit the mistake and S failed to do that and went on to make further mistakes, revealing the weak character he tried so hard to hide. Does this prove S is A10, doomed to extinction? I cannot possibly say. My observation is that he did not behave with the excellence or impeccability – arete – of the warrior he claimed to be and therefore, he cannot receive instruction by the Light.

As a contrast, I want to record the most beautiful moment on this retreat, which was when Alex claimed her personal sovereignty. A few of us had the pleasure of seeing how Alex directed PAM’s rage and acted on it with strength, grace and precision. Alex had been battling an illness for a while and in that moment I saw her innate self-healing spring to life.

An addendum to this and coming down to earth with a big, fat bump relates to an experience earlier this year. On this occasion I met a woman who was morbidly obese and had zero personality. This woman claimed to have a multi-millionaire, handsome, yacht-owning boyfriend who wanted to marry her. The obvious question: what on earth does he see in you, was not asked by anyone there, even though we all thought it. Was that kindness? Now that the Maitreya Process is active, I think it is easier to address such sensitive issues as they arise, in the spirit of friendship. The unasked questions, the topics that create tension when they spontaneously arise, these thoughts when expressed in the moment have the power to pierce the thickest armour and release the prisoner trapped inside.

The Command Syntax: interim report

I’ve been working on this since the November 2015 retreat in Andalucia. My command for the Summer Solstice Retreat was: show me the command syntax. In the moment of stabalising the OL I stated the command sub-vocally and Her response was immediate and crystal clear: what do you want me to do? Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready for that and didn’t have an answer.

In preparation for the Sovereign Moment Retreat I studied the following text:

When Pistis saw the impiety of the Lord Archon she was filled with anger. Acting in her invisible form, she spoke in this way: “You are mistaken, blind one — false deity who cannot see. There is an immortal luminous child, the Anthropos, who came into existence before you and who will appear among your spectral forms (plasmata). This luminous child will trample you in scorn just as a potter’s clay is pounded (into a lump). And you will sink away to your proper zone, the abyss (of gravity), along with those who belong to your legion.

“For at the consummation of your work, the entire defect [of Archontic illusion] exposed in the light of truth will be abolished, and will be as if it never had been.”
— On the Origin of the World, 103.15-30

I was groping for the command that would bring this text to fruition, because at that time it was not clear to me what sovereignty was to Her. I went through many variations of killing all the archontic agents and their proxies, but how could the Anthropos recover it’s pride without defeating it’s enemies? And who was going to do it? “The luminous child will trample you in scorn” seemed to be the key. Who is the luminous child and what will cause them to take the requisite action? On the morning of the telestic session, this syntax came to me: show yourself and your method to the Aryan people.

Initially, I considered the term “white people”. However, one of the neophytes at the retreat demonstrated through her actions, that this was not correct. Cheryl does not have white skin, but in her disciplined approach, intellect, beauty and pursuit of excellence, she proved herself to be Aryan. Being Aryan has nothing to do with skin colour. The origin of the term is unknown, except that it was how Indo-Iranian people referred to themselves – Aryan, most likely became Iran. Over time Aryan came to be used in reference to nobility; not the accidental nobility of birth or caste, but nobility of character. Today, just as in ancient times, anyone can designate themselves as Aryan regardless of their skin colour, provided that they live up to the Aryan standard of excellence – arete. Arete is the standard of the luminous child that shines through all those who hold themselves to this standard and when you act in accordance with this standard, in whatever situation you find yourself, the enemies of humanity will be defeated. Correction in the human realm is demonstrated through arete.

So, what is sovereignty to the Aeonic Mother? It means that She now has agency within the human realm.

During the Sovereign Moment from January 9 through August 8, 2016, the planetary animal mother gained agency in the human world. This expression means that she, an Aeonic power from the galactic center now embodied in a planet, has direct access to the way human animals attend to their experiences. Gaining agency is a key factor in accomplishing her Correction which began in March 2014 after a reset process running for three years from March 2011. Indeed, It is the decisive factor.”

http://www.metahistory.org/MaitreyaProcess.php

Sophia demonstrated Her method, Her Agency, with panache and humour, just as we moved into completion of the Bhairavi shift.

This crop circle appeared in Wiltshire, England on the morning of the 27th August. This is a very specific swastika, with the four dots signifying that it represents the earth itself. I am not suggesting for a minute that Sophia did this directly. I am claiming that this is proof of Her Agency, in that She affected other human animals to do it and that this is proof of the command syntax and the telestic method, as witnessed by those who were here.

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The ongoing challenge is to improve the command content and syntax and to fine-tune the process. More on this in a future post.

Planetary Vision Quest Retreats 2016

Planetary Vision Quest Retreats 2016

 “There is a dream dreaming us.”

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is the unique rite of passage ritual for the “new aboriginals” of the 21st century. That is the poets, novelists, dancers, musicians, herbalists, body-workers, stone-workers, animal-keepers, artisans and gardeners who live beyond the mainstream and yearn for connection with the origins of life, pre-civilization and pre-religion. There is only one source of life for the creatures of this world and that is the planetary environment in which we live, the earth. Our lives, our trials and triumphs and the stories we tell ourselves and each other about them, cultural achievements and civilizations, as well as the lost stories of our ancestors hidden in myth and folk-lore; none of these things would exist without the dreaming power of the earth and they will all be lost and forgotten too, unless they are grounded in the earth’s own story.

The living earth is the physical body of the Wisdom Goddess, the Aeon Sophia. Many of you reading this will already know Her Story, the Fallen Goddess Scenario and for some of you this will be a new discovery. The call to the wilderness comes through the ‘Dreamtone’ of the Goddess who is dreaming you into being at every moment of your life. If you answer the call and devote yourself to this particular practice of discovery, you will find yourself on an adventure in magical realism that consecrates your entire existence into the divine source of sentient and animal life. The identification of the living planet as the physical incarnation of the Goddess Sophia, is the unique realization of the Gnostic seers who founded the Pagan Mysteries to teach humanity “who we are, what we have become, whence we have come, where we have been thrown, where we are going, how we are redeemed, what is birth, what is rebirth.”

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is grounded in the Sophianic Narrative and follows the teachings of the Terma of Gaia Awakening, through the practice of Planetary Tantra. Gnostic scholar, teacher and nagual, John Lamb Lash brought these treasures to the world and the retreat is faithful to his work and the guidelines he has set in all respects. His web site, metahistory.org, offers free access to all his research and the materials that show the provenance of the Planetary Vision Quest. You can also buy his book, Not in His Image from Amazon. It is not necessary for participants to be familiar with his work, but all applicants are required to read the three basic texts listed below BEFORE applying. Planetary Tantra is open to all, but it is not suited to all and you must inform yourself in order to make that decision for yourself. If you read these texts and find yourself hungry for more, that’s a good indication of suitability, but you must also hold within yourself a pre-existing and deep love for the earth and a fervent desire to get to know Her intimately.

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat 2016 is a week-long adventure in Galicia, northwest Spain, ‘the land of milk and light’. It is a back-to-nature retreat, in a beautiful and wild location, with no towns or villages within walking distance and most activities take place outside. (To find out more about the facilities click here.) The Planetary Vision Quest includes all the elements of the traditional rites of passage, exponentially amplified by the superiority of the guiding myth, the Sophianic Narrative, and the practices that have emerged through living that Narrative – Planetary Tantra is the only spiritual practice in the world dedicated exclusively to the final 200 years of the Kali Yuga. Each participant in the Planetary Vision Quest will return to the world at large with a greater understanding of how to weave the thread of his/her life into the fabric of the universe and how to live on the tantric path of seeking liberation through desire, not from it – a vastly expanded vision and mission. Participation in the Planetary Vision Quest carries the commitment to be an emissary of Planetary Tantra and to propagate the sacred narrative and you will not get the full benefit of the retreat unless you are able to come with this intention.

The crowning feature of the Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is the telestic session, in which initiates will be guided into a state of cognitive ecstasy using shamanic plants, with the intention of witnessing the Organic Light, the naked body of the Wisdom goddess. Instruction by the Light is the trance-learning technique practised by the ancient Gnostics. This is a very specific process that does not include individual journeying or encounters with imaginary beings. There will be extensive preparation and briefings for the telestic session and de-briefing after.

The retreat covers all aspects of Five Element Planetary Tantra:

  1. Performance of the Gaian Tantra Vow
  2. Studies and applications of the Shakti Cluster
  3. Dakini Shifts, the Tantric Zodiac and real sky observation
  4. Cordings
  5. The retelling of the Fallen Goddess Scenario and perhaps The Legend of the Grail

The Planetary Vision Quest Retreat is precisely calibrated for these troubled times. It is built on John Lash’s work of the past forty years, which itself draws on a lineage that is several thousand years old and also, intriguingly, from the future. This is a robust event for those already practising Planetary Tantra, or with a serious interest in discovering it. It might be considered as an introduction to the path of the warrior shaman, although there is no obligation to follow through in that way.

Qualifications and application process: no formal qualifications or experience are required for the Planetary Vision Quest Retreat, except for the fervent desire to connect with the Wisdom Goddess. However, acceptance is by application only, due to the desirability for gender balance and with regard to the dynamics of the group.

Potential applicants are required, at minimum, to read these essays before registering interest:

The Fall of the Wisdom Goddess:  http://www.metahistory.org/GAIA%20SOPHIA/Synopsis9SM.php

The Terma Of Gaia Awakening Synopsis:  http://www.metahistory.org/terma/opepagesynopsis.php

Introducing Planetary Tantra: http://www.metahistory.org/tantra/PTintro.php

After registering interest you will receive a short questionnaire to be submitted as your application. There is a waiting list, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

The retreat dates are:

Summer Solstice Retreat:  17-23 June 2016

Applications to be received by: 31 March at latest

 Sovereign Moment Retreat:  2-9 August 2016

Applications to be received by: 30 April at latest

 

Price: €500 pp full board. See Booking for more information and Terms and Conditions.

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Preparation for a Telestic Session

A telestic session is a directed encounter with the Organic Light, in a state of ecstatic trance, usually with the aid of shamanic plants.  Telestic shamanism is the method of the Gnostic seers of the Sophianic Mystery Schools, as recovered and rediscovered by John Lash.

Is it necessary to prepare for a telestic session?

I would say that the majority of us would benefit from some preparation; if nothing else, at the very least because we are not living the lives the Goddess intended for us in the pristine landscape of Her physical body.  Everyday we are dealing with massive amounts of pollution, electrosmog and toxic people.  How much preparation you need depends on how ruthless you are in any regular recapitulation you undertake, your mental and emotional hygiene, your physical condition and your environment.

For a group that is planning a telestic session together for the first time, I think that it is essential to do these practices together in the days leading up to the session. This will help reduce the likelihood of personal drama infecting the session, as well as helping group bonding. No doubt there are many methods of preparing for a telestic session.  I’ve used these methods in the two group sessions we have run so far, which were very successful.  These methods are also tools that can be used regularly as part of your recapitulation process.

What is recapitulation?

Simply put, recapitulation is clearing out memories and experiences, so that they don’t influence future experience. For example, if you don’t recapitulate on your childhood experience that made you afraid of dogs, that fear will always emerge when you meet another dog.  In this sense, recapitulation is a useful tool for letting go of life’s traumas and moving on.

For the warrior-shaman, recapitulation is necessary in order to get over any sense of narcissism or self-importance in order to maximize capacity. You can only experience the fullness of your desires, relationships, projects or challenges if you are rigorous in dumping out the dregs. Sometimes I get trapped in ideas about other people’s expectations, bogged down in replays of past events and lost in my own mental chatter, narrating the me-story – this is a call to recapitulation.

Most shamanic traditions mention the filaments or aka cords that connect you with anyone (living or dead) or thing or idea to which you have ever given any attention, or when some one else has given you their attention.  These connections become distracting after a while and eventually drain your attention and your energy. The objective of recapitulation is to review your connections and cull those you no longer want in your life. It is sometimes referred to as stalking yourself.

In the Sophianic Narrative the Earth is the physical body of the Aeon Sophia and everything on this planet is infused with Her Luminosity.  This is the Organic Light and It is everywhere all the time. Everything seems to float within it,  connected  with spiralling filaments of Her Living Light formed by the mirroring attention, invisible to normal vision.  Practitioners of Planetary Tantra cultivate awareness of these threads and consciously select those we want to weave into the fabrics of our lives and ruthlessly slice off anything that no longer pleases.

Three levels of recapitulation

I’ve found that memories and habits are stored in the mind-body system at three levels:

  1. In the somatic system of the physical body
  2. In the mind and the mental programmes it runs on
  3. Opening the chakras

A recapitulation that encompasses all three levels is more effective.  i usually start with the physical, because this acts as a general clearing process.  I do this exercise sometime in the first four days of the lunar shift, in preparation for a telestic session, or when I feel bogged down or upset by something.

Trauma release exercises (somatic recapitulation)

In this video David Bercelli explains how we are designed to experience trauma and also how to release it.  Even if you do not consider yourself to be traumatised you will get something out of this exercise, as most of us have been systematically traumatised from birth.  For practitioners of Planetary Tantra, the release from trauma is often followed by a burst of insight – an aha moment.  Sometimes this ‘learning from releasement’ will come immediately, sometimes days or even weeks later and it signifies the psychic release from a particular event.

 

 

Psychological recapitulation

I’m not one for lists.  I like processes to be fast, easy, cheap and effective and it’s too much to try and do all you recapitulation at once.  It’s much better to break it up into bite-sized chunks, based on what is most relevant at that time. This process is guided by the Dakini or Mahavidya on shift.  For example, the last time we did this, it was in the clearing phase of a Kamala shift, so we focused on recapitulating shame.  Shame is the enemy of desire. Anytime you do this, look towards what the mood of the shift is telling you about what you need to recapitulate on.

The process involves drawing five concentric circles on a sheet of paper, with the smallest one in the middle of the page.  In the small circle in the middle write a reference to your ‘Trigger event’, that is the event that comes to mind when you think about what caused you shame.  So, if for example it was getting caught stealing when you were younger, you would write ‘stealing’ in the centre circle.

The bands moving out from the centre circle, like a target, are for who, when, where and how you felt.  So moving out from the centre circle, upwards towards twelve o’clock, you might write shopkeeper (the who), 1985 (the when), local high-street (the where), fear (the feeling).  As you look at what you have written, you will find other related events that come to mind and you write these down on the same paper going backwards around the clock.  The moving backwards signifying an unwinding process.  Most likely you will find yourself with three or four events that are somehow connected in your mind.

The connections will be through the people or roles of people involved, authority figures for example, the particular time in your life (or different times when you were in similar situations), similar places and/or similar feelings.  Once you see the pattern, you will experience a notable cognitive – aha! You will see how that pattern has become embedded and is operating as a programme in your life, so that whenever you encounter one of the elements the pattern is repeated.

The next stage involves a ritual that is needed to erase the programme from your subliminal mind.  You need to place an element of your body on the paper, some hair, spit, or a fingernail paring for example and fold it in the paper.  Then you need to burn them and scatter the ashes to the wind.

Notice how you feel after this process.

Opening the chakras

Shamanic senses are our normal senses working properly and for this life force/chi/prana needs to be moving in and out, through the body via the chakras.  You’ll need a pendulum for this process and a partner if possible.  I’ve described the process in the audio clip below.

Location of the main chakras:

Chakras

Instructions for opening the chakras with a pendulum:

 

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Fasting

People often ask whether fasting is necessary before a telestic session.  It’s not necessary, but it will heighten sensitivity, just as eating a heavy meal beforehand will make it harder to tune into the plant guides and your energy will be taken up with digestion.  I usually eat just fruit the ay of the session.

It is important to make sure you are properly hydrated before the session, as you will not want to drink during it.

Marijuana

Marijuana inhibits your ability to perceive the Organic Light, so should not be used during a session and for at least 48 hours before.

 

 

 

 

Planetary Tantra Andalucia Retreat 2015

Intoxication of the Aztec Elixir

The mission for our Planetary Tantra Andalucia Retreat, turned out to be the merging of morbido and libido and the re-birth of the Warrior-Shaman.  I’m feeling vulnerability in myself as I come to terms with this new pretense.

Andrea and I watched the crescent moon dissolve in the the sunrise on the 10th November, in completion of the Visvamata shift.  We watched for close to an hour with Jupiter, Mars and Venus perfectly aligned and dropping into the chalice crescent of the waning moon.  I had no awareness of the transmutation that was happening within us, and many other human animals, at that time.

Aztec Elixir 10-11-15

Image from Stellarium of that predawn morning in Gaucin

(thank you Stephanie)

We were, of course, drinking the Aztec Elixir:

AZTEC ELIXIR” : codeword for Gaian psychotronics, the hidden and magical aspect of the wide-open war (public, enacted in the world at large) against psychopaths and the enemies of life whose core executive group is the Zaddikite/Talmudic Jues.”

John Lash, 1 October 2015

This is how Planetary Tantra works.  You don’t need to believe anything.  You don’t even need to know anything.  You just show up with the heartfelt desire to interact with the Aeonic Mother, Planet Earth, and observe the phases of the moon.  The dynamic tension between the earth and the moon is always in a state of flux, perpetual motion, that calibrates the attentions of the earth.  When we observe the moon, we are intentionally involving ourselves in that process, even though we might not know what that does.

When it came to deciding on the subject to explore in our telestic session, we were of one mind.  No small feat for a group of 12 people from different countries, USSA, England, France, Turkey, Serbia and Sweden, most of whom had not met before.  We were able to decide the question to take to the Light quickly and with minimal discussion. I’m not going to disclose the question we took to the Organic Light at this time.  It is in the process of being proven.

John reminded us that the primary objective of the retreat was the engagement in the Planetary Vision Quest. the discovery of how we co-create with the earth. This was a good reminder as no one can guarantee that anyone will see the Organic Light, but we would all experience transmutation through the telestic session, nonetheless.

More than half of us witnessed the Organic Light in that session.  It took me several weeks to unpack the answer I received to the question, such is the complexity of Her response.  At the time, Shakti moved my body into comprehension of what my mind could not yet hold.  My mind was still.  The energy that moved through me was fierce and strong, erotic, invincible and ravenous.  I felt as though I might tear the enemies of life limb from limb, bite the flesh off their bones and spit it out onto the ground and stamp on it.  Yet, at that same moment, I had the feeling of holding a fragile butterfly in my hand and letting it fly free above the carnage. The butterfly represents Itzpapalotl,  Obsidian Butterfly, the Aztec war goddess.

Itzpapalotl

I was surprized that we found ourselves in a Kamala shift.  I was expecting that the shift would be called for the Snaketamer, Vudasi, with the dual intentions of healing and harming and there were strong Vudasi elements, but we were guided by Kamala, the goddess of love and desire, who beautifies us.  The exquisite tenderness with which She handled us through this experience is absolutely essential to the warrior stance, so that we never forget that we fight as deathless warriors, with and for Beauty.

Back home I’ve noticed that I view the world differently.  i am a peaceful person and I want to be able to live and play and love in peace and freedom, but I don’t see any chance of that happening until the enemies of life are eliminated.  There isn’t time to wait until the trees are all dead and the waters poisoned from geoengineering, or until all the food is poisoned with GMOs, and we are all sickened with cancer and driven insane with the archontic frequencies polluting the atmosphere.  Many people will prefer to remain ignorant of what is going on, but once you discover the damage and the perpetrators, I challenge any sane person to not be enraged.

What are you going to do about it?

Do not call for things to be done,

Do what you will, and it harm none

Except those who do harm and deceit

Who now you see in the throes of defeat

Amor fati is the cry

Kalika warrior, do or die

 

The White Warrior-Shaman

What does the White Warrior-Shaman have to do with permaculture and alchemy?

Everything, as it happens! Permaculture, organic food, natural medicine and our chosen way of living are all under threat.

Why white?  I’m an indigenous  white skinned European and I’m remembering and re-imagining the shamanic warrior tradition of my ancestors.  Perhaps you are too.   We were proud pagans, before being forced into Christianity on pain of death and this spirit has re-awakened and is there for anyone who claims it as their own.

As I’m writing this post on a peaceful, sunny afternoon here in Galicia, the enemies of life are spraying their toxic chemicals overhead.  Most people around here don’t look up at the sky and if they do, they don’t notice the spraying, or think they are normal contrails.  When we ask them why they think there might suddenly be so many planes criss-crossing the sky in this forgotten part of Spain, they just shrug. No different to many other people all over the world.  Geoengineering is just one method of boiling frogs.

This guy says it all:

 

But what can you do about chemtrails, or GMOs or smart-meters, vaccinations, government mafia or the phoney financial system?  At this point, I don’t know.  However, I do know that just as human ingenuity is capable of solving these problems, it is also capable of eliminating the cause of these problems.  Correction:  you and I are capable of eliminating the cause of these problems, if that’s what you choose to do.

 

Planetary Tantra in Andalucia

Theoria 2015 Andalucia

Planetary Tantra in Andalucia

November 12 – 20 2015

 The Maine terton and I are planning a shamanic retreat in Andalucia, Spain, to be held from November 12 (arrival day) to November 20 (closing day). The event comprises seven full days of which five will be dedicated entirely to the Mystery School method of instruction by the Light. There will be one all-night session in telestic trance to attain theoria – the Greek word for beholding the Divine Light. The event is limited to twelve participants (see below, details of the caryatid with basket).

JLL will conduct this event in the manner of a telestic gathering on the model of the Mystery cells. He will show how to work with directed intention and guide the experiment at every step. Participants will be closely briefed on how to encounter the Organic Light in a trance state. The entire group will unite in an experiment with the telestic method using a question to posed to the Organic Light.

The event includes plenty of time for walks in the spectacular hills, instruction in cording, local excursions (if desired) and sky-viewing lessons.

 

Sacrament basket

Image: Caryatid handmaiden of Demeter from the porch of the Acropolis, bearing on her head the sacred basket containing the psychoactive sacrament of the Mysteries.

Source: http://www.clavielle.com/the-temple-of-demeter-and-the-curse-of-eleusis/

Note that the basket is decorated with a twelve-petalled florette, enclosing a smaller florette of eight petals. At Eleusis and other Mystery Schools, people were taken twelve at a time into the inner sanctuary to be initated for instruction by the Light. Of those twelve, neophytes who succeeded in encountering the OL were eligible to advance and become core members of a Mystery cell (eight petals).

The time for the Mysteries to spread via the internet and archontic media has passed and is replaced by real, face-to-face connection and group interaction. The focus now must be on developing confidence in the basic PT practice of interactive magic with Gaia. Discussion through the week will include routine topics of Gaian sorcery, as well as considerations of the challenge to prepare and set up groups and communities based on PT and the Terma of Gaia Awakening.

Event fee €50/day, €450 total, food and lodging not included. An event coordinator will assist attendees in finding local accommodations at €20-25 per day, most of them within walking distance of the venue. It is suggested that two atendees arriving by air to Malaga rent cars, the cost to be shared with other attendees for transportation. (Some airline deals offer car rentals for €10/day or less.) Those who stay in the village will need transportation. Other expenses will be food. Attendees are expected to make and share food or eat in town.

We are inviting interest in this event, with advisement that limited participation will require selection and vetting of applicants based on previous experience with psychoactive plants or mind-altering substances.

Andrea Avanzato is coordinating the advance enquiries on our behalf.  If you are interested, please contact me using the form below and I will forward you her email address.

Yolanda

 

 

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Permaculture and the Telestic Shaman

The Telestai were what the ancient Gnostics called themselves. Gnostic was a derogatory term that other people had for them, akin to “know-it-all” or “smart Alec”. Telestai means, “those who are aimed”.   From the Greek “telos”, meaning aim, goal or objective. When I first encountered that term I wondered what they were aiming at! Wrong question; the result of anthropocentric programming. The better question is: who, or what, aimed them?

Very little information on the practices of the ancient Mystery Schools of Europe, the Levant and Egypt has survived. However there is evidence from historical records, poetry and oblique references from initiates that the primary methodology of the Telestai was instruction via the Organic Light. The Organic Light is the primary substance body of Gaia.

 “Within the sanctuaries of the telestai, “those who are aimed,” the Mysteries were divided into general admission and special admission, the latter being membership in a cell of 16 people. Qualifications for special admission were various: the desire to learn a specific trade or craft, acceptance of a term of apprenticeship with a veteran, willingness to experiment with psychoactive plants for the purpose of learning specific things, and, most importantly, the desire for a consistent and repeatable encounter with the Organic Light. Apprentices in the Mystery cells were taught many things, including skills in all the arts of culture, music, mathematics, navigation, geography, animal husbandry, metallurgy, and much more.

The primary method of the initiates for fostering higher education (mathesis) was instruction by the Light or theoria. In that time and setting, theoria meant “beholding” and literally does mean that in ancient usage as Arthur Koestler notes in his masterpiece, The Act of Creation. These is a pun on theoria and thea, “things divine.” To encounter the Organic Light is to behold things divine and learn intensively and optimally from the “supernal vision.””

John Lash

http://www.metahistory.org/terma/termapractice.php

The telestai were teachers and above all else“Gnostic shamans,” interacting directly with Sophia, to bring wisdom to the people, to inform art, literature, sciences, medicine and society. They were egalitarian in sharing their teaching and learning processes.  The only requirements were not to have committed unjustified murder or dishonesty to the harm of others.  “The only qualification to be brought to an encounter with the Organic Light was the innocent and heartfelt desire to meet the White Goddess.” JLL

Fast forward 2000 years or so and we are in a very different world. Our indigenous European shamanic tradition is lost and forgotten and with it our link to wisdom. There is a growing surge of interest in shamanism and many curious individuals who feel the call are looking to other cultures, where pockets of the local tradition have survived.   There is always something to learn from other traditions, but every shamanic tradition has grown from the land of its origins. The story of that land and the people who lived there is intertwined and encoded in the DNA of the indigenous people. We can’t move between the nagual and the tonal unless we are able to live those stories today, in every moment, in their entirety. This is difficult because we have been displaced and dispersed over many generations. Our roots have been deliberately cut, making it difficult for us to access our ancestral memories. I enjoy hearing the beautiful creation myths from different cultures, but they are not my stories.

This is where permaculture comes into the picture. The permaculture ethics of care for the earth, care for the people and return and surplus (in that order) are an echo from the distant past. The call to set up a permaculture garden comes from the same source as the call of the spirit world – from the Earth.  If you love life and love the Earth who provides it, you hear the call. For me, the call of the nagual came first, leading me to explore different traditions and practices. From that came the realization that I didn’t want to live in the city anymore; I hungered for space where we could grow our own food and be away from other people and all their noise. We followed an invisible trail to the place where the call felt strongest.

My lineage is forgotten. My mother is Spanish, but not from this part of Spain, and I lived most of my life in London. My father is English and all we know of his ancestry is through the name, which is from the Huguenots Protestants of France. However, I feel more at home here than I ever have before, even though I don’t speak the language and am not part of the local culture as it is today! My connection is with the land and this has deepened as we observed the seasonal changes and planted trees and began working on the garden. As we worked with the land, the Planetary Animal Mother worked with us, clearing out the dross and waking up our senses.

Love is the supernatural force that brought me to Galicia, where I could ‘discover’ the Sophianic Narrative and then the Terma of Gaia Awakening in the perfect setting to unlocked the phylogenetic memory banks my ancestors shared with the Earth.  This is the same for everyone; you don’t need to have previous knowledge of where your ancestors are from in order to recognise your ancestral home when you land there.  But you do need to know that the Organic Light exists before you can see it and I don’t think I would have been able to see it in London. Through the Organic Light, I’m learning how to find my way back to Wisdom and share that knowledge with anyone who wants to participate in Her Story. This is more fundamental than healing the sick or saving humanity, because without wisdom humanity has no future. That’s what we are doing in Planetary Tantra Retreats.

The telestic shaman were aimed and guided by the Sophianic Mythos and this is my story too.  We all draw sustenance and strength from the roots of our ancestral history and from this place we can meet other cultures who share our love for the Earth and together we will guide humanity back to Wisdom.

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Planetary Tantra Beltane Retreat 2015

Beltane is a magical time.  The veil between the worlds is as thin as on Samhain night, but we are celebrating the return of the light rather than darkness.  The Earth is blooming and it is a time of fertility, creativity and a little danger – the crops are still tender and a late frost or heavy rain could destroy our food for the year.  Without this risk there would be no magic.  It is the perfect time to launch the very first Planetary Tantra Retreat and to celebrate bringing in the May.

Planetary Tantra is:

“Rapturous immersion through desire and imagination in the dreaming power of the earth. It is the most intimate way of bonding with the planetary animal mother, Gaia.”  John Lash

The practices are deceptively simple and drawn from the Terma of Gaia Awakening.  You do not need to have any special skills or go on a three-year course to learn Planetary Tantra.  There are no secret rituals and it is freely open and available to anyone who feels called to what is essentially experimental mysticism or interactive magic with Gaia, Gaian ecosorcery if you prefer.  This is the only practice, that I am aware of, that is grounded in the Sophianic mythos.  We are focused on recovering the indigenous shamanic senses of our European ancestors, telestic shamanism, and learning the practical skills that we need in order to be able to take care of ourselves and each other.

However, not everyone will choose this practice; it is simple, but also rigorous.  There are two self-determined conditions for entry into the practice. The first is that you hold an “ardent wish to experience love for the earth as deeply as you love your own body”.  The second is to know your Highest Desire.  This is extremely challenging because most of us are unable to define and articulate our Highest Desire.  Nonetheless, “You cannot proceed to interactivity with [the Gaian Dakinis] unless you know what your highest desire is.”

These retreats are intended for people who want to explore and develop Planetary Tantra as a group in a beautiful, natural setting.  The way out of our collective nightmare is through our individual awakening within Gaia’s lucid dream.

The Planetary Tantra Beltane Retreat  runs from the evening of 1st May to the morning of 8th May and John Lash will be joining us for many of the sessions throughout the week.  Price €500 pp including all meals and pick-up and drop off at our local station.

Fully booked – you can find out more and the dates of our other retreats for 2015 here.

If you’d like more information, please get in touch using the contact form below.

 

 

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