Invoking the Hieros Gamos

Invoking the Hieros Gamos
Dianne Bowen drawing the footprint at EROS(ION) FLOW: 01 FEB 2011 at the Gershwin Hotel


Shamanic Astrology utilizes geomagnetic intuition to derive operational direction based on visual cosmic situations equally honoring evolution and involution...

Sunday, July 8, 2007


06/04/94 Exercise #3
The ending brings you back
To the beginning
Hampstead transcribed
By way of Morningside Heights

My teacher’s note:
Very funny and convincing
Well done

Because it was real!
A real experience
Leading me to Real World

You reminisce before the tombstone
In Harwich
As you write this epilogue

And so we return
Full spiral
Through the Heart Chakra
To Assisa
Not because her name rhymes with Lisa

But to acknowledge her courage
In the face of the struggle
To the Sacred Marriage

Her dying to the Hieros Gamos
As the first wave

The love child
Carrying the seed
Destroyed by Lilith
Shadow of Inanna
Clouding the tree
Of the expectant Love Goddess

Cut down by Gilgamesh
Cedar hewn into throne
And marriage bed

What might Alexandra
Had become
Had she endured her celestial labors
To the second wave

The baker dozen
Or two
Brownies on Independence Day

Celebrating the triumph
Over the shadow
In timely fashion

Furies circling
The big yellow house
With their death chant

An injured eye
Forcing an inward gaze
The emerald star
On the forehead
Enticing you upward

Third eye ignited
With plans for Air
At the antique show

Totems calling your attention
The brass airplane pin
With rhinestone eyes
And snake bracelet

An artist dies everyday
Every action
A stab in the dark

Initials carved on
Bloodied instrument
Carving a space
For the new form

Space and time intersect
Saturn and Neptune
Dancing cheek to cheek
Round the Summer of Love

You know your position
In the cosmic unfolding
How you must condition

To die
In order to claim it

After the funeral
Of the Queen
You make a call
A reservation on Virgin

So you will be New again
If you follow your dream
Bringing the past
From the shadows

Revolution around a spinning record
Reliving the past
By kicking the obstacles
From the turntable

You too, doomed
By the stars
With your Pisces Moon
Stranded in the 12th house
Without an outlet

The trail of indifferent women
Pushing you
To self-sabotage

But this time,
You surmounted

Made it through
Imprints of defeat

Transmuted into triumph
In the solar plexus
To the heart chakra

Your sun opposing your ruler
A closed system
The astrologer told you
Freedom, freedom, freedom
At any cost

The psychotic father
Who pushed the Edge
Until he fell face first
Into the abyss

But what are our stars
In the 21st century
But fate
Written in the heavens
Transcribed in earth

Inanna straddling her lions
From the clay tablets
We gain the knowledge
To bend fate
Into destiny

But what of the golden fox
Stalking you at the Cape
Your totem animal
Whispering a message
Be clever!

Venus rising from the bathtub
In her silk sheath
Radiating chartreuse
Bye descending
Into chaos
Preceding a new form

Oh Mercury!
You change direction now
Guide me
Through this earthly passage
Commitments, scheduling

Fitting into the form
Of the totem
Love’s relic
With its pomegranate stain
Replaced by thunderbolts

Electrifying Love's current
Through your body
Wired as it is
To the zeitgeist