And not for school. I was reading over at the Saving Grace blog and was led to research something a poster said. She said, "I thought this episode was fantastic. Her definition of sex was right on the money. I think it is a sacred union of the feminine and masculine divine when done right and brings a couple to the moment of creation. It is the Great Work, the heiros gamos, all of that."
I had to go Wikipedia "The Great Work". And I was led right back to where I was on my journey. More energy, more answers:
The Great Work (Latin: Magnum opus) is a term which originated in medieval European alchemywhich refers to the successful completion of the transmutation of base matter into goldor the creation of the philosopher's stone. It has subsequently been used as a metaphor for spiritual transformation in the Hermetic tradition. It has three stages:
- nigredo(-putrefactio), blackening(-putrefaction): individuation, purification, burnout of impureness; see also Suns in alchemy - Sol Niger
- albedo, whitening: spiritualisation, enlightenment
- rubedo, reddening: unification of man with god, unification of the limited with the unlimited.
So there's that "Individuation" thing again. I have to really study this to understand the stages I've been through and where I'm at now. All I can say about all the stages? Fuckin' WOW!
Earl had a great speech about The Infinite. Infinity has always been in my life - the symbol that is, the Lemniscate (I know that word because of another Angel - a story some other time). It's on the front page of this place; I wear a diamond lemniscate around my neck and never take it off. Flashback to high school: 9th grade English class with Mrs. Bangeter. The pen pal saw me doodling this sign-kind-of-a-thing (he sat behind me). He said he had a book on symbols and could tell me what they meant. (See why I crushed on him?) I told him I didn't know why I drew it, or chose those two, it just resonates with me. The two symbols? The lemnicate with a cross through the middle. My next piece of jewelry perhaps (I need a sugardaddy LMAO!).
So, like I said The Infinite has always been a part of my life, my psyche, my spirit. And I didn't believe the psychic lady at my birth mother's funeral who told me I was extremely religious - only she should have used the word 'spiritual' instead.
I truly believe that you can commune with God and "communicate". I always say, 'you have to ask the right questions' and have honest motivation to know the answers.