Last night as I was lying down to read Elements of Ritual by Deborah Lipp for the second time, I came to an interesting personal conclusion for viewing aspectual stages of the God and Goddess.
Air: The Virginal Maiden enraptured in curious youthful play.
Fire: The Passionate Sexual Maiden, involved in external battles, the fearless alpha female.
Water: The Mother, loving, nurturing, vengeful, and scary. Within her own stage of internal battles. Matriarchal.
Earth: The Crone of wisdom, removed from the mundane and into the stillness of observation.
Air: Boyish in nature, quite the trickster, virginal and curious in all his youthfulness and play.
Fire: The Passionate Lover, battle alpha, fearless, external and challenging.
Water: The Protective Father, provider, gentle and loving. His dark side being as potent as his bright side. Engaging and a good listener. Within his own stage of internal battles.
Earth: The Sage of wisdom, removed from the mundane into the stillness of observation.
I wonder where I shall be lead from here. This brings a better understanding of balance than the triple and duel aspects I am used to reading (Maiden, Mother, Crone; Son and Father or Warlord. I am also thrown off by some studies indicating that some Goddesses were not initially in the triplicity aspect until recently, such as Hecate/Hekate. This could be inaccurate. I believe I will only find the facts about history (as factual as they can get) through sifting through all the BS.
I need further study, but now I must draw forth from the flames of my mind, and create . . . I believe just as science is ever evolving, that so too spirituality evolves. The universe is ever expanding so how can spirituality be stagnate?
On again to the Spirit, formed from the four elements creating harmony within my mind in relation to the Gods again, I’m not certain if it is appropriate for certain Gods to have four aspects of themselves. This I must ponder further whenever my mind muses me so.
However, an even more radical question is, if some Gods such as Aries cannot fit into the father role, perhaps another God of that same pantheon could be harmoniously suited into that aspect? Or an even more radical idea, bordering on inappropriate, what about other Gods from other pantheons each having a place within those four aspects? Such as Loki for Air, Aries for Fire, Manannan Mac Lir for Water, Saturn for Earth.
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