Sphere of Venus (Von Sanngetall, 2003)
As you have passed through the black inverted pentagram of the Sphere of Mercury you have been transformed. The alchemical process of Transformation is a never ending one, an infinite one for the Transformation itself is the goal of the Alchemical Opus. Confronting oneself with those hidden desires, those forbidden thoughs waiting for you in the unconscious realm.
You are ready for the next Gateway: the green Sphere of Venus. Its appropriate works are those of Love and Enchantment (Naos). Let yourself be enchanted by the Goddess of Love, Passion and Fertility. Look closely at the illustration of the Gateway of Venus. Imagine vast green fields of grass, trees, flowers stretched endlessly before you. Hill after hill hiding their beautiful secrets for you to discover. Smell the fresh grass as you lay on your back looking at the sky. Enjoy the loving embrace of Eorthe and hear her call as she wants you to love and cherish her. Listen to the birds and enjoy their tale. Undress yourself and lie naked on the grass. You are most vulnerable now. Eorthe’s inner fire can destroy you and mankind in a heartbeat but do not fear those gigantic volcanoes as they are silent now. Just like you they are resting and meditating for you are preparing yourself for the next phase of The transformation. Be Silent, do not speak for this is the Sphere of Wordless Communication. A Sphere of loving embracing and passionate connexion. She will teach you Empathy as an important balancing quality for the violence of Mars.
Therefore get up, and walk on the grass, feel it tickling your feet, and before you ancient trees arise. Touch them, feel their ancient wisdom for they have been here much longer than you. Their roots sit firmly in the Soil, your Womb from where the Blood flows. Look again at whirling green of the illustration, and imagine those giant trees playing in the wind, their royal crown nodding and moving most majestically. Remember that you are but a pawn compared to their greatness but through Empathy and Respect you will be ready for your ongoing Transformation.
Close your eyes and listen to the meditation of SIR:
“…Before you, is the green sigil of Venus. Touch it.
Transformed, you are now entering the third dark sphere.
You are standing up to your waist, in a freezing river.
The torrid waters rushing through a valley, of white, lillies.
In fruitful groves and barren plains,
the empty shall drink, and the drunk, shall be empty.
What passion is this, that tears the sky with storms of blood and black flame?
This, is the sphere, of Ecstasy, and Love.
Facing you, further up the river, is a naked woman…
corpse white skin, and long black hair.
She crouches astride the river and menstruates into the water.
The blood forms itself into a human figure
floating beneath the surface.
With your hands, begin to massage the blood into your ideal lover,
fashioning, every part of it
according to your cerebral and animalistic desires.
Now… take your lover by the hands.
Come! Fill the flowing bowl,
and consummate in the turbulent waters
„neath the raging sky…
drink now, your fill and more, of love…”
(Christos Beest, SIR)