When Jesus had given thanks, He broke the bread, and said, "This is My body, which is for you." And all those who loved Him took His body into their mouths, took His body deep down into their own bodies, until His body filled their bodies with the divine. The gift of the flesh is the most sacred gift one can make. "Your love is better than wine, your scent better than any perfume. Your lips drip with nectar, my bride; honey and milk are under your tongue. You are a garden. Your shoots are orchards of pomegranates, henna, saffron, calamus and cinnamon, frankincense and myrrh. You are a fountain. You are all the streams flowing from Lebanon. Let the wind blow upon your garden. Let the divine, through Me enter your garden and taste your fruit.
-Bilquis (“Treasure of the Sun,” American Gods)
The song FEBRUARY 12, to me, sums up an encounter with the Gnostic Divine Sparks that live in all of us while aiming for a conclusion for my long-held hope that a better understanding of the spiritual side of human nature will help to bring about a more peaceful and compassionate world.
FEBRUARY 12 deals with man’s yearning for the infinite and the divine while recognising the different functions of the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The right hemisphere is concerned with mythos, the imagination, the spiritual and empathetic side of man, while the left hemisphere is concerned with reason and logos. And sadly, the left hemisphere dominates the modern world, to our evident loss. Insights into our brain activity can point us in directions where we can revisit our passionate spirituality and make it speak directly to the suffering, rage and hatred that is rife in today’s world.