A sacred sex priestess of the ancient world stood tall, emanating power, draped in white or red linen with an etheric feel to it. Through her physical body, she connected heaven and earth. Her power ran deep with the land. The breath of the Goddess flowed in and around her. The blood of the Goddess moved through her veins, her body, and her sacred womb. She was a healer, a prophetess, a visionary, and a counselor. She was respected and revered. She understood the power and pleasure of the womb to heal the unseen wounds of the world.
The sacred prostitutes of the ancient world were highly trained in the art of pleasure. They used their skills to heal the body, mind and spirit of men and women who sought to commune with the divine. The origins of sacred prostitution date back 3000 BC in Mesopotamia. Human sexuality has long been used as a healing tool that exists beyond sexual gratification alone. In fact, there is evidence that ancient people viewed sex as an act that could be used to transform one's mood or personality by tapping into our deepest subconscious thoughts and emotions. In this sense, the role of sacred sex priestesses extended beyond healing one's physical body through orgasmic pleasure; they were also responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of clients by helping them achieve peace within themselves through sexual union with another human being. Often times, the priestesses would channel goddess energy through their physical bodies as an offering or in communion.
Sex priestesses of ancient times were healers, artists and spiritual leaders. They practiced sacred sex to help people find healing, enlightenment and connection with the divine.
It wasn’t just women who engaged in sacred sex rites. In ancient Greece and Rome there were temples dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love, where women could go and have sexual relations with a male priest who would then perform a ritual cleansing bath for them afterwards. This ritual was called sphagia which means "holy marriage". The purpose was for healing but also for fertility because in those days if you wanted children then this was one way to increase your chances!
The origins of the sacred temple prostitute date back to 3000 BC in Mesopotamia
The origins of the sacred temple prostitute date back to 3000 BC in Mesopotamia. The role of sacred sex priestesses extended beyond healing. They were also responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of clients. They were healers and high priests of the ancient world who used their bodies to connect with divine energy, which they then passed on to men through sexual union.
The womb as a powerful vortex of healing was acknowledged by many cultures throughout history including those who practiced sacred prostitution or temple prostitution as it was known in Ancient Greece and Rome where women would offer themselves up for hire at temples dedicated to Aphrodite the goddess of love.
Mary Magdalene was thought by some scholars like French author Jean-Yves Leloup who wrote Le Mystere de la Vierge Marie (The Mystery Of Mary Magdalene) that she may have been one such woman working within these religious institutions, offering her body up freely so others could benefit spiritually from its power.
Human sexuality has long been used as a healing and transformative tool. Through sex we can heal mind, body and soul
Sex is a natural part of life. It's also a powerful healing tool that can help us heal from trauma, illness, emotional pain and physical pain.
Sexuality has long been used as a healing and transformative tool by spiritual practitioners from many cultures around the world. Through sex we can heal mind body and soul.
Sexual energy is one of the most powerful forces in nature; it's not just about pleasure and orgasm, but also about reconnecting with our true selves on all levels, physical ,spiritual ,mental , and emotional.
The womb was considered a sacred place, a temple. The Egyptians believed that the womb was the center of the universe and they honored it as such. A woman's health was dependent on her ability to conceive, so they tried to make sure she had all of her needs met before trying to create life inside her body. It is the source of the creation of universe or the manifested cosmos in Vedic philosophy.
The womb is a temple of deep alchemy. It is the cauldron in which changes and transformation stir. The womb creates, contains, and births new life into existence in the physical world. The ancients understood the power of womb magick as part of the sexual healing arts. The womb acts as a gateway of birth, transformation, and rebirth. It is intimately linked to all of creation as well as our own creativity. Awakening and activating the womb current will enhance your ability to manifest in the physical world.
In ancient Egyptian mythology, Meskhenet was the goddess of childbirth, and the creator of each child's Ka, a part of their soul, which she breathed into them at the moment of birth.
The role of sacred sex priestesses extended beyond healing. They were also responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of clients.
The role of sacred sex priestesses extended beyond healing. They were also responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of clients, who came to them with problems ranging from infertility to mental illness. These women used their bodies to create good out of evil by restoring their own sexual power and helping others heal theirs.
The relationship between a client and a sacred sex priestess was not always physical, sometimes it was only emotional or mental in nature, but either way it was deeply personal, a sacred bond between two people who needed each other in order for both parties' lives to flourish fully again.
It is time to reclaim the art of sacred sex magick and womb magick. To honor the physical body as a temple…as a representative of the goddess and the sexual act as a place where her light shines through to hold us, heal us, warm our hearts, lighten our burdens, heal the trauma of our earthly incarnation, and inspire us in everything that we do.
“Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth,
for behold; all acts of love and pleasure are my
rituals. And therefore let there be beauty, and strength
power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth
and reverence within you.”
~ Charge of the Goddess, Doreen Valiente