Hieros Gamos ~ Sacred Marriage
Nov07

Hieros Gamos ~ Sacred Marriage

The Hieros Gamos ~ Sacred Marriage between Beloveds *Few things are less understood than the hieros gamos – the “sacred marriage”. Considered to be the “Holy Grail” of sexual rituals, is it within reach of comprehension and explanation?* ~Philip Coppens ——————————  One of the most intriguing, nebulous and controversial topics of history and magic is the “hieros gamos”, “the sacred marriage”. Believed to incorporate both sex and ritual, it should not come as a surprise that throughout history, it has attracted many – and often, those who should truly well stay clear of it. Its fame has meant that the theme was used by Dan Brown in “The Da Vinci Code”, where he described it as how “man could achieve a climactic instant when his mind went totally blank and he could see God”. Brown is not the only one who has linked the experience with tantrism and the withholding of orgasm. He is, of course, also the man who considered Mary Magdalene’s vulva to be the Holy Grail. The quest to define the hieros gamos foremost is one of answering the question who and when it was performed. Some – including Dan Brown it to temple prostitution, while others see it as the king of the country who marries “the land” – in the form of a high priestess – to rejuvenate it. For the Greeks, it was more abstract. They considered it a marriage between the gods and hence apparently outside of the reach of ordinary human beings. It was only in the Jewish and medieval tradition that the hieros gamos became linked with magic and ritual and it is therefore here that we find the current obsession with it. As such, in 1605, Cesare della Riviera wrote that “in Europe, the tracks of these ancient rituals pass through the Gnostic schools, the alchemical and cabalistic currents of the Middle Ages and Renaissance – where numerous alchemical texts can be read on two levels.” What is the hieros gamos? At its core, the sacred marriage is more of a sacrament than a ritual. It is a marriage between husband and wife, but is of a sacred nature: it is a marriage blessed by the gods, with active participation of those deities, present in the act of lovemaking between the two humans. Focusing on the king having sexual intercourse with the high priestess is thus largely a misnomer, as the king was equally a high priest, and the queen… a high priestess. In the 20th century, Carl Gustav Jung studied the hieros gamos through the Rosarium Philosophorum, a series of twenty woodcuts, printed in Frankfurt in 1550. The...

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The Hieros Gamos ~ Sacred Marriage

This is SO worth a read! Tears of gratitude & peace ran down my cheeks!! “This year is all about true loving heart exchanges.” This does explain in depth a lot of what we have already experienced but also what we ARE and will be experiencing as these days continue to unfold…and bring us into sacred marriage with our beloveds to serve this sacred, divine love to the world on deeper, more profound waves of sweetness. “Thank you with all of my heart to the courageous Lightworker’s who have given their all for Sacred Marriage in their attempt to rediscover and reclaim what truly belongs to every human being. We have given it back to the future of the human race, now we need to sit back and witness.” This just touches my heart SO deeply, brought such strong emotions to my blessed ONE heart, and the warmest waves of gratitude and peace in my soul. I love ALL of you more than these words can even express…I am right here with you as you open your hearts and your arms to let the sweetness of uniting in all ways with your divine beloved to happen, as it already is… The Hieros...

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