Mystery of Marriage (Hieros Gamos)
is not a case of "Do you take
this man / woman to
be your husband / wife". Nor is it a matter of taking
one's partner. It is not (a) matter at all, it is Spirit. Amen.
such it is The Blessing first and foremost of
to the other of one's self and thus receiving
of the other. Ultimately receiving of the other as One in Christ
- the Groom of the Soul. Groom in the sense of steward (teacher)
and Spouse. Amen. The words giving and receiving complement and
compliment one and other, as partners in a marriage. To give of
self is to receive a gift which fulfils itself . It thus grows
eternally and can therefore be shared with all humanity - forever.
Similarly, the complement of the word "take" is the word "have".
There is no reciprocity here as with giving and receiving
, thus this is a self centred "relationship" which increasingly
debilitates the Soul. This is neither a complimentary nor
complementary relationship between the body and Soul. The marriage
vow of the church temporal as thus flawed. We may reflect upon
the source of flawed words even when used in good faith.
takes, it cannot give, and thus receive - The Christ (within).
It therefore denies its "Self" and ultimately dies by its own
hand as the unfaithful Soul (wife).
Gamos, The Mystical Marriage is a mystery to the intellect
as "it" is not of the intellect. Neither is it of the emotions,
memory, senses or physical body. It is of that which has been
omitted from this list. To "blossom where we are planted" it is
firstly necessary to be watered where we are rooted. Regarding
such matters, indeed all Reality - Truth speaks for (and to) its
Self when the Soul is not only ready to listen, but to hear
- the still small voice of the first sentence of Psalm
46.10. Truth cannot be Realised (made real as consciousness) by
the spoken word. Thus to ask of another "What is the truth?" is
to take a step backwards from the required response as distinct
from the answer. Truth has no answer as it has no question. Equally,
should another offer a written or spoken answer however plausible
that person has not (experienced) Truth.
Biblical times miracles were at best forgotten, at worst explained
away or denied. So it is today. This however does not render Reality
void of manifestion as a (perceived) miracle. Rather the denial
debilitates the dis-believing Soul. Thus there is no need to speak
in detail of The Mystical Marriage. The fact that temporal marriage
is held in low esteem in these present times is no reflection
upon the God
as Blessing, but upon the Souls who have thus chosen to witness
before The Lord. The question is and always was not "why get married?",
but "why not?". If giving and receiving of the Soul to the other
as Soul is the Spiritual motivation,
then Nature is wedded to the Soul, and Eve and Adam walk the Earth
once more. Thus all informal intimate relationships debilitate
the Soul, as they firstly deny The Cosmic Christ not as the marriage
broker but as The Groom (previously defined) to both man
and woman. The Second denial is of The Christ within (as
The Christed Soul) as the very Heart of Eros.
present, with few exceptions humanity globally gives its "self"
to the god of individualism which is anathema to the estate of
temporal marriage. The need of all Souls is for a marriage to
the True Self -to Spirit. This is the God
given gift of Realising
one's True identity as Cosmos. The Soul 's perception of
identity is the source of the physical individual's consciousness.
We speak here of discernment not of the
Soul, but AS Soul. The insertion of the word "the" between the
words but and AS in the previous sentence introduces dichotomy
and is thus self contradictory. The mind perceives only the temporal
and thus creates an awareness of "me" as body, thought,
memory, emotions, and sensation as a "reality" associated with
time and space. This awareness increasingly becomes the assumed
(as a garment) identity of the human infant once the Soul has
embraced the temporal as distinct from the Womb AS Cosmos. Amen.
Soul relates to Spirit as Identity and thus to Cosmos as the source
not of awareness, but of consciousness. This is so as Spirit is
Unity and is not divisible in its Consciousness. Spirit cannot
therefore be aware of its "self" as this implies dichotomy. To
be aware of something or someone confirms and affirms the separate
identity of "me" from that of the observed individaul who is thus
outside "me". Awareness thus em- bodies dichotomy. This
is the very nature of the flesh and temporal life.
"my book; my house; my husband or wife, and finally --- my
Bible confirms that when a couple leave their parents in marriage
they "become one flesh". What then of the Marriage of Spirit as
affirmed in The Song of Songs?
the Witness ends. Reality however is Eternal, of Whom the earthly
"Eternity ring" is but a dim memory until The Groom cometh once
again as was in the Beginning. Such is The Ring of Eternity!
see First Corinthians chapter 2.
Proverbs chapters 4 and 8; Ecclesiastes; The Song
of Songs; some Epistles; Revelation chapter 12; First
Corinthians 2. 6-10; Psalms 46. 4-6 inclusive.