MAGDALENE AND APHRODITE, THE EXPANDING OF LOVE BEYOND DESIRE

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THE EXPANDING OF LOVE BEYOND DESIRE

I passed through a mystical experience
at 4:30 A.M. today… and it carried me a step towards my goal of unifying the split
in the psyche between the spirit and the flesh.
       Make no mistake, the spiritual and the
erotic both partake of the infinite atoms
and energies of the same universe. There
is nothing, not even E.S.P., not even union
with God, nothing that is not corporeal.
       Atoms and energies take part in both experiences, in fact in all events that happen
through the medium of the human brain…

       So why do we revere the spiritual
and denigrate the physical? (Same old
question on this site.)

        I had a transcendent experience
this morning. I felt Aphrodite smile
within me. I felt Her smile with mercy
within my heart…I felt Her tender
forgiveness.
         What had I been doing before
this? I had been obsessing with
sexual desire focusing on psychological
fetish. I had been focusing for hours
on various aspects of the beauty
of women, the beauty of womanhood,
feeling passion and devotion.
         It was then I felt the transcendent
presence of Aphrodite within me.

         The sense I got was that the energies
of the Father God, God of Abraham, God  who
opens the clouds,Lord of the meeting rivers;
the God of Christ and the prophets…that the chaste communion with the one who is creating us
could meld and merge into the love of Aphrodite – that the two divinities
were one in the same, especially
through the prism and the
mirror of FORGIVENESS.

            I felt this. I sensed this: that the
two energies partake of one divinity –
that He and She are of the Same.
            
            “I am he who is of the Same.”
Christ said this in the Gospel of Thomas.
And Christ forgave Mary Magdalene.
She was His beloved companion, so much
so that some of the other disciples were
jealous that He  spent so much time
 with her.  (see The Gospel of Philip)

           Mystical experiences are not
experiences that can be explained 
rationally.
           I attempted to express
the feeling I had in the presence of
Aphrodite with the following poem.
I’m pretty sure the poem needs more
 work, more detail. But so far,
this is the attempt. 
             

ZION DREAM: MAGDALENE AND APHRODITE

ZION DREAM: MAGDALENE AND APHRODITE

            

I believe in spiritual love        

               the love of the one         

              whom we keep                      

              denying…          

                     denying the existence

                 

                    of the one  we 

                     embody

                      *

                     

             I believe in sexual love

             the cruelties and the

              mercy of the Goddess

                Aphrodite

                        *

             I am not sure which is higher

             spiritual 

              or sexual love

              and I don’t care which

              is higher

                       *

              She has taken

              every part of me

                my sex and

                 soul and heart

                         *

                 I have given you

                  all my songs

                          *

                  I am left standing

                   on the shore of the beautiful

                   River Lethe

                    watching the shades

                      race past

                         *

                    chasing what?

                    the corruptible?

                    feeding on what’s left
                   
                    of the flesh?

                            *

                    I have nothing more to say

                    about higher or

                     lower love…

                    
                     there is divinity

                     at every turn

                               *

                    blindly in the dark

                     I feel my way

                     towards you

                             *

                    feeling towards

                    the inner glow 

                    of your embrace

                             *

                     moving blindly

                     feeling my way

                      in darkness

                       guided by the warmth

                      of Your smile

                       within me.

                           

                           

                           *

                           *

     

                    

             

                    

              rubies are hanging

              from the trees.

               THROUGH US THE EARTH COMES

               TO KNOW ITSELF

                                           

 
 
 
                I don’t pretend to have all the answers
re: the unifying of sexual communion and spiritual communion.
               It’s an expression  T.S.Eliot recorded:
 
“THE EXPANDING OF LOVE BEYOND DESIRE”
 

         Toward the end of our lives, if mercy is

shown to us,  we  begin to understand the meaning of forgiveness.

                                       (C) 2014 by W.G.Milne

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One thought on “MAGDALENE AND APHRODITE, THE EXPANDING OF LOVE BEYOND DESIRE

  1. Those real big letters at the end of the article… were not really intended.

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