I am at the moment reading[again] and ‘meditating ‘ on Shani Oates essay, ‘Divine Lotus, Prophetic Pearl and Holy Whore’ .
While this is, like much of Ms Oates work, not ‘easy’ reading; in that she uses some complex phraseology, terminology and mythology. I have to admit that I have had to actually go and look up some words and phrases.
However, there has been a return threefold if not more. What I have found within her essay has touched me deeply both spiritually and magically. Stirring within me that which I had almost forgot was there, and which I can own to up to neglecting. It has led me, and is still leading me , on a merry and most welcome dance. Opening up aspects and corners of my subconscious/mind that have been left to gather dust. And I am truly thankful.
There are other wonderful essays, poetry and art in there too, which I am so very much looking forward to reading, contemplating, meditating on and learning from.
I just want to add that while I know it has now sold out as there are limited numbers produced, but that if you do get chance to own or read a copy of this wonderful journal, I urge you strongly to do so.