In the last blog post, I told you about the beginning of the launch. In this post, we might get to the meat in the middle….But we also might not. 🙂
The Bishop asked me about the cover of my book as it is very controversial but also very compelling – especially to potential male readers 🙂 .
I wanted Adam and Eve on the cover but I wanted to present them in a very different light with Eve as a semi-naked Sex Priestess and Adam as her chosen consort. On my cover, Eve is holding a red apple in one hand and she has a snake coiled around her other arm. Clearly she is in control of the snake and not the victim of its evil manipulations.
The priestesses of old were familiar with snakes. Snakes were seen as the repositories of wisdom and the symbols of eternal life in that they could shed their skin and not die. Snakes impressed the priestesses with messages of healing and upliftment for the temple communities in which they were revered. Eve and her relationship with the snake was twisted by the patriarchal myth makers in the Garden of Eden story, making the snake evil and woman evil too for listening to the snake and “tempting” Adam into “sin”. I would call that Holy Hogwash!
Next the Bishop asked me about the message of my book.
Well, the message is definitely FREEDOM from all the religious mythology we have been taught and believed to be true. The book takes the covers off the lies we have been told about our sexuality and our bodies and sets us free to enjoy sex without a sense of sin or shame or guilt. In the Goddess religions pre-Judaism, pre-Christianity and pre-Islam, the ancient people celebrated sexuality and life. The Christian interpretation of the Bible spurned sexuality and celebrated death and made up the notion that death is the punishment for the sin of sexuality. Preposterous! But if we hear something often enough, we tend to start believing it.
In the following section of the programme, I shared with my audience that, as well as being a proponent of the Divine Feminine, my work as a spiritual teacher in the New Thought philosophy is about helping people change their beliefs in order to change their life experience. I talked about affirmations as an anti-dote for the negative beliefs we have all been conditioned with. Affirmations are statements of truth. They should be repeated often to reprogramme the subconscious mind and change the dominant content of our consciousness.
There is a long list of affirmations in the back of my book and I selected a few at the launch. I then asked my audience to stand and repeat these affirmations after me.
They did it willingly and happily and I am sure many of them were shaken up in the process. Here they are. Try them for yourself and see if they give you a thrill!
- I AM BORN OF DIVINE ENERGY!
- I AM BORN OF DIVINE SEXUAL ENERGY!
- I WAS BORN TO BE SEXUALLY ALIVE!
- ALL THE NON-CONSENSUAL SEX ACTS OF MY PAST ARE NOW FORGIVEN!
- ALL THE SEXUAL ACTS COMMITTED IN IGNORANCE TO ME OR BY ME ARE NOW FORGIVEN!
- I AM A PURE CONDUIT FOR CREATIVE SEXUAL ENERGY!
- I EXPRESS MY SEXUALITY JOYFULLY AND PLAYFULLY!
- IT IS NOW SAFE TO EXPLORE MY SEXUALITY!
- SELF-PLEASURING IS PLEASING TO GOD AS ME!
- MY SEXUALITY IS A BLESSING TO THE WORLD!
More about the launch next week. The climax is coming very slowly…. 🙂
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“The Miracles of Earth are the Laws of Heaven” – Johann Richter