What Links Music and Sex?

Temple Priestess SM by Moonweaver 2015

Historical legacies within various cultures show us that making music and making love were both associated with Temple practices – spiritual disciplines if you like, usually centred around but not exclusively connected with Goddess worship.

Close up of lady musician, Jagmohana, Sun Temple, KonarakThere is ample evidence both iconographic and archaeological of the fact that women’s roles as Priestesses and Musicians in the Temples and places of worship were gradually erased within organised religious structures, in North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia Minor and Central Asia a process that is estimated to have taken about 1500 years. The prioritising of a sole supreme male creator, the visible erasure of Goddess and Goddess worship within many cultures meant that highly trained priestesses who were knowledge holders and musicians were disenfranchised and derobed. To be a woman and to be identified as a musician was and still is in some cultures stigmatised by the dim memory of another way of being, and is often upheld as proof of sexual availability and loose morals. It must be said though that this idea of licentiousness can also in some contexts apply to male musicians as well.

tantra-muralThe Qadishtu for example – Priestesses of Ishtar were highly skilled and trained in many Arts, similarly for Chinese and Japanese Geisha. The role of the Priestess, or women’s lineages of Priestessing became subsumed and sidelined.
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Former Priestesses became reduced to “dancing Girls” highly skilled musicians and dancers enslaved at various courts and the ownership of them a symbol of wealth and power, or courtesans – that men used for sexual enjoyment as opposed to Women of power using creative sexual energy in its many forms for divine worship.

If you feel called to reclaim your voice and your hidden legacy of being an empowered and musical priestess for the good of this planet and her inhabitants please feel free to join me every Thursday this Autumn in Seven Sisters where we will be making a weekly Sound Temple.
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Per Aspera Ad Astra – And Everything is Vibration Anyways……

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Per aspera ad astra is a latin phrase meaning ‘ a rough road leads to the stars’. Whether this refers to the tragic heroic stories which guaranteed a place in the stars or a mournful lament obscured through time of settlers from other constellations who knows. What we do know is that more or less every culture has references to beings who come from the stars and has some form of individual astrological chart system which allows for the influences of the nearest planets an13121152_ld asteroids to be mapped onto human life. Whether you are a believer or not of this planetary influence latest research is proving that planets have measurable sound – their own form of music and of course sound is frequency. So we can verify that planets have their own frequency, but how does that affect us? Well just as the light from the sun reaches this earth, so do the resonances of other planets that are in local orbit, invisibly and on the whole inaudibly to our ears at least. Many sound healers use gongs that mirror planetary frequencies and tunings. Fabien maman’s new work and research is helping people translate their astrological chart into a composite note. Exciting and cutting edge work synthesising his scientific system of sound and light healing with astrology. He will be talking about this work on a rare London visit this Friday 6th May at The Faber building – on the corner of Thornhaugh Street Russell Square. Price £15. To reserve your place email caro.ophis@gmail.com,the fb event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1036471309770389/ or visit www.meetup.com/seven-sisters-sound-seeds.

See you there x

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