Friday, 25 January 2013
'What is your religion'?
I replied Asertu, meaning I supposed Asatru.
And I was confused
Even in the dream.
Thinking of the Norse gods
I do have some affinity for Othin, and Freya..
But I wondered why I hadn't spoken the truth?
Truth is, I am Persephone's scribe
But if I was more religious I would be a Sumerian re-constructionist
I would have a statue of the god who loves me and a smaller image of myself always in prayer at that gods feet. I would worry more about what my husband and children think of me and be a better parent, least their rememberences of me let my light fade in the Underworld.
I would have learnt more Standard Babylonian and know more than the first five letters of the Homeric Greek alphabet, if I took my work more seriously!
But I'm a child of the 20th century, of earth and starry sky: light, heat, carbon, hydrogen and on and on..the weaving of ATC and G, the star dust I borrow; and nothing more.
Asertu (with an e not an a and without the r) is a 'west-Semitic goddess'
Also known as Allatu in Carthage
From The Koran the three sisters, daughters of Allah: All-at Manāt and al-‘Uzzá.
Without the hyphen: Allat
Another name for: Ereshkigal.
My connection to Ereshkigal goes back a long way
To the border land between life and death
More accurately to the edge of self-destruction.
To the only place the living can find her.
She was 'the dark sister' in my dream
The core of myself.
The weaver of meaning.
For years I mistook her as my shadow.
Until I realised that understanding psychological process may well be a holding pattern, a way to prevaricate, instead of taking the next step...