Thor/St. Nicholas/Santa Claus/Egyptian Day
The Gnostic followers of St. Nicholas, the Nicolaites, taught that the only way to salvation lay through frequent sexual intercourse. In northern Europe, St. Nicholas absorbed Pagan attributes from Woden (Odin), chief of the wild hunt, who rides through the sky with reindeer and forty-two supernatural huntsmen. Since the Reformation, this saint has become merged with the Father Christmas of Yuletide. The modern Santa Claus also has elements of Thor, traditionally depicted riding a goat and carrying a wassail bowl.”
— Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book Of Days
Any real ecstasy is a sign you are moving in the right direction, don’t let any prude tell you otherwise. —Saint Teresa of Ávila
Passion makes the old medicine new:
Passion lops off the bough of weariness.
Passion is the elixir that renews:
how can there be weariness
when passion is present?
Oh, don’t sigh heavily from fatigue:
seek passion, seek passion, seek passion!
“This is a world of duality. Ecstatic Love has a physical component to it, when you’re existing in a world of duality. It isn’t about being embarrassed or shamed. It’s about being able to experience something that’s very remarkable.” — [T.S.]
(2015 April 8)
by me, for T.S.
There is an Answer
somewhere on your body
— somewhere in its warm hiding place.
because the blood has flooded to my lips
the thousand, thousand, thousand times
they have sent themselves into the air
to find your hairs tickling them.
it could be just there.
there — where your chest and neck meet,
by your left collar bone,
where the heat gathers on you
when you’re talking away and I’ve forgotten what you say.
And when I finally go to breathe in the answer,
again I must feel the weight of myself nowhere near you.
And that damned answer —
over there —
I think then,
if that is where it is,
when I get to it,
I will let my lips search
places of you first.
by me, for T.S.
Je veux… supprimer votre cravate
et à déboutonner votre chemise,
Je veux… sentir les cheveux gris
sur votre poitrine
avec mon nez,
mon visage entier.
Je veux… toucher vos mains —
Je veux… toucher votre poignet
et votre cou,
sous votre peau.