Friday, March 22, 2013

Encountering Tiamat from the Watery Deep

Takhisis, Queen of Darkness
by Jeff Easley
Often depicted as a watery demon, the Babylonian Goddess Tiamat was actually a primordial deity whose death created the heavens and the earth.  From the watery chaos of the oceans, Tiamat (who related to the salt water) mated with her partner Abzu/Apsu (the God of the fresh water) in order to create the Babylonian pantheon.

When the younger Gods killed her beloved Abzu, Tiamat sought revenge, only to come up against the Babylonian hero, Marduk, who trapped her in his net.  Being asociated with the winds, Marduk "blew" Tiamat up with his winds and eventually killed her by piercing her stomach with an arrow.  Marduk then cut her body in half: from the upper half he created the sky and from the lower half he made the earth. From her water came forth the clouds and her tears became the source of the Tigris and Euphratus rivers.

Being an ancient creatrix, Tiamat's message to us lies deep within our inner selfs, our own DNA, for it was from her sacred salty watery realms that we humans also emerged. Therefore for making deep-rooted changes and long lasting transformations in our lives, Tiamat is a perfect Goddess to become acquainted with.

Tiamat is one of five powerful Goddess we will be working with during this year's
Encountering the Dark Goddess workshop that will be taking place on Saturday, 4 May 2013 (in Adelaide, South Australia). 

Limited positions are available for this interactive workshop.

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Great Goddess Isis

Great Goddess Isis

Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
Who turns the Earth in its orb,
Who gives light to the Sun,
Who rules the World.

You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
To Thee the seasons turn and the Gods rejoice
And the elements are in subjugation.

You are She that is the natural Mother of all things,
Mistress and governor of all elements,
The initial progeny of worlds,
Chief of Divine powers,
Queen of Heaven,
Principle of all the Gods celestial and the light of Goddesses.

At Your will are disposed the planets of the air,
The wholesome winds of the seas
And the silences of the unseen world.