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Feature Title: Semen, ‘god made fresh’
Semen, ‘god made fresh’
What it comes down to is the perceived function of semen as the solar Logos, or quite literally ‘god made flesh’. Some think that the Gnostics were just being perverted with all of their sex-magick, but they were simply interpreting what was written there in the Bible, and especially the Gospel of John.
There is this absolutely bizarre Christian website http://www.sexinchrist.com/ that actually has the same interpretations that I am giving here. As far as I can tell, much like the Promise Keepers, they simply figured this out on their own.
For instance, this is what they say about the ‘living water’…
Aside from swallowing semen as a measure to prevent the waste and spillage of seed, ingesting ejaculate can have spiritual benefits, as we will see. Although the Old Testament makes reference to the bitterness of semen (And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water. [Numbers 5:24]), the New Testament casts the act of consuming ejaculate in a much more affirming light, as in the following passage, where Jesus speaks to the woman of Samaria about the gift of ‘living water’: Jesus answered her:
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, “Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.” (John 4:10-16)
“Living water” in this context refers to semen, which literally is the liquid of life. As Christ indicates, drinking of the “living water” provides a spiritual replenishment for the soul. When the woman asks Jesus where she can get this “water”, he tells her to fetch her husband, clearly with the intention of instructing her on how to fellate him and swallow his semen.
Here, in the Rosicrucian King James Version, we have Jesus acting like walking Enzyte:
“…In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water; And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk…” (John 5)
And the “rod” is obvious enough:
“…And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father…” (Revelation 2:27)
‘Thigh’ is another common euphemism:
“…And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS…” (Revelation 19:16)
And this from John Allegro: http://sacredsemen.com/
The Semetic scholar of Sumerian philology, John M. Allegro, of Dead Sea Scroll fame, might ire them further for his research revealed that Jesus/Joshua in its Greek form means ‘the semen that heals or fructifies,’ the god’s juice that gives life. When a Christian devotees were smeared with this powerful liquid they absorbed it into their bodies and were brought into living communion with God and felt divine. The practice of drinking divine juices aided the devotee in his desired ‘direct access to God.’ Men and women collected in their hands the mixed love juices of their union, symbolically offer them to their deity, and then proceed to drink and celebrate the Eucharist with their own semen declaring it to be ‘The Body of Christ.’
“The fertility god Dionysos (Greek Dionusos), whose cult emblem was the erect phallus, was also a god of healing, and his name, when broken down to its original parts, IA-U-NU-ShUSh… ‘semen, seed that saves’, and is comparable with the Greek Nosios, ‘Healer’, an epithet of Zeus.”
There is, of course, the line in Matthew about becoming ‘eunuchs for the Kingdom of God’. But eunuchs in classical times were not thought of as being impotent, but as being unable to foster children.
Greeks regarded the testicles not as the source, but as a reservoir of seed. It would follow, that castration was not held to be a definitive destruction of virility. Self-emasculation for religious reasons would not have been the bestowal of the seed vessels wholesale upon some deity (see Frazer Golden Bough, Attis I pp. 268 ff.) or the loss of virility or the avoiding of defilement but the positive conservation of the seed, the life-stuff, the soul-stuff. (Seth, God of Confusion, p. 41)
I could go on, but… you get the idea. Thus the conflict between libertine Gnostics, who were into free-love, and ascetic Gnostics, who sought to preserve the semen from destruction.