Goddess of Sobriety

By Phoenix and Burnt Stone of Elder Mountain – We have a pandemic going on in this world, a painful pandemic as great as all the pains released from Pandora’s Box. I chose to share the Goddesses of Sobriety for those who are struggling in this illusionary and perceptive world that brings us more pain. We have a drug pandemic, a crime of pain, not passion, a pharmaceutical phenomena, an overload of drugs, shamanic plants, shamanic drugs, pot, hybrid pot and even dental medicine that is 10x stronger that it was 30 years ago.  Meditation not medication. A practice that supports the nervous system and calming the mind. 

The Greek Goddess Sophrosyne (Roman Goddess Sobrietas)
She is the personified Spirit (daimona) of moderation, self-control, temperance, restraint, and discretion. She is one of the good spirits that escape Pandora’s box but abandoned mankind in her flight back to Olympus.

Her Roman equivalents were Continentia and Sobrietas which supported continence, moderation, temperance and sobriety. Her parents were Nyx, the great primeval void (like the Buddhists speak of) and Erebos.

Theognis: 6th century bce: “Elpis (Hope) is the only good God remaining among mankind; the others have left and gone to Olympos. Pistis (Trust), a also has gone, Sophrosyne (Restraint) has gone from men, and the Kharites (Charites and Graces), my friend, have abandoned the earths people.

Judicial oaths are no longer to be trusted, nor does anyone revere the immortal gods; humans no longer recognize the rules of conduct or acts of piety.” Apuleius, The Golden Ass, Roman 2nd Century bce: Venus-Aphrodite angered over her son Cupid-Eros’ affair with Psyche exclaims…

“But what am I to do, now that I’m becoming a laughing-stock? Where shall I go, how shall I curb in this scoundrel? Should I beg the assistance of my enemy Sobrietas (Sobriety, Temperance), so often alienated from me through this fellow’s loose living? The prospect of having to talk with that unsophisticated female brings me pain.

Honoring a Goddess, as a daily or weekly ritual, helps align with the inner goddess. Some people honor nature as their higher power, others a god or goddess, some use Buddha or Jesus, whatever Deity, Sage or Natural higher power of purity you chose to honor as a ritual and practice is a good start. We honor these in order to begin to reach for something in a creative way, that is stronger than us, that gives us focus and direction, that sets an example of the most difficult things in life.

Honoring a deity, goddess or nature, helps us look outside our self for help, which we are doing practices, rituals and disciplines that help us internally. If that sounds strange to you, give it a try and pray to something that is symbolic of what you want to achieve that is difficult, like sobriety. In AA they speak of turning in one spirit (alcohol) for another spirit (the divine). Its just a practice to focus on something good and pure instead of where we are at in our life of struggle and weakness. Hopefully you will overcome your addictions and learn to love yourself, like you love mother earth, or a friend or partner.

As a Shaman, my approach to helping someone, if they do the real hard work of sobriety every single day, is to eventually slay and bind their addict demon from their past life. Its a real astral body and the more drugs and medications and shamanic plants we do, the closer they are to us in the non physical reality around us. We have freed them with our addiction and now they influence us to do them. Its a catch 22. If I could pull off the veil so you could see what a real demon looks like and feels like, you would be horrified into a state of shock. We are lucky the veil is thick, but our additions come from this demonic astral body … who used to be us in a previous life. Don’t let your demon rule your life. Get help, be supported and begin to build the self from the inside out, each and every day.

ELEVEN FOLD PRAYER TO THE 
OCEAN DEITIES FOR SOBRIETY
By Raven Kaldera

Hail to the ocean that flows in my blood,
Hail to the ocean that flows in my heart,
Hail to the ocean that throbs in my mind,
Hail to the waters that gave life to this world.

Hail Aegir, Ale-Brewer, King of the Northern Seas,
You whose cauldron overflows with good ale
And washes foam on all the shores,
The gift you give can be taken away,
And I ask you, in your generosity,
To take it from me forever.

Let drink have no more hold over me,
Let the substances that cloud my mind
Like staring through the waves of ocean
Be gone from my life, and not be missed.

Sobriety
Hail Ran, Green-Eyed Queen of the Northern Seas,
Whose hair lies in all the seaweed waving,
These longings are wound all through my mind
Like strangling weed, and I would be released.
Draw them from me, set me free to swim
And not be drowned in the ocean of addiction.

Hail Kolga, Cold One, Lady of the Iceberg,
Give me clean cold clarity in my mind
That I might never be deluded by that desire
And will always know when I am slipping too close.
Freeze that creeping longing in its tracks,
Entomb it forever in the arctic ice.

Hail Duva, Hidden One, Lady of Mists,
Draw back the veil and show me the way through.
Send me those to help me find the way,
Pearls of sanity in the fog,
Islands of common sense in the ocean of delusion,
And may my heart be open to hearing their words.

Hail Blodughadda, Bloody Mermaid,
Strip the chemicals from my blood,
Take the longing from my body,
Make it crave a healthier gift,
Release me from all physical cravings,
Bare your shark’s teeth when I begin to fail.

Hail Hronn, Lady of the Whirlpool,
I beg you, keep me from getting sucked down
Into the maelstrom of addiction yet again.
Devour the fears that bound me to that path,
Help me to face all new ones with better tools,
Drag me gasping from the spinning hole.

Hail Hevring, Mourning Mermaid,
Help me to face the sorrows in my life
That I tried to avoid with drugs and drink;
Wash me clean with my own tears,
Show me how to properly grieve
And learn, finally, to let it all go.

Hail Bylgja, Lady of the Breaker,
The undertow that I fear will sweep me away.
Spare me, Lady, and let me remain
In control of myself, and I will praise
Your name, and the names of your sisters,
Your father and mother, and your beautiful realm.

Hail Bara, Whale-Goddess of the Tsunami,
Whose wrath batters the cringing shores.
Help me to deal with my own anger,
Show me better ways to deal with it
Than resorting to the old roads
Of drowning the fire with intoxicating waters.

Hail Unn, Lady of the Tides,
Teach me not to be impatient
But to understand that all things come
In their own time, on their own tides.
Show me a future where I am serene
And can make my way with clarity.

Hail Himinglava, Fair-Weather Goddess,
Sun Shining Through the gray clouds of depression,
Give me your gift of ephemeral joy
Through new means that make me stronger
Instead of weakening me. Shine the Sun
Through the clouds, and light my way.

Hail to the ocean that flows in my blood,
Hail to the ocean that flows in my heart,
Hail to the ocean that throbs in my mind,
Hail to the waters that gave life to this world.

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If you sit on the fence of not being sure about starting a drug/plant spiritual journey, then your intuition says no. I am here for those who do not want the delusional and perception altering spirituality, the one that destroys your perception bodies, that brings your soul into the shadow’s realm, behind the veil of those who lead these circles around the world.

If you want the real stuff to heal, to grow, to mature, to heal relationships, to vision with your pure soul, then begin to commit and work on your addictions.  Many shamanic plant people have substituted one drug for a plant drug and justify it, as its become a deadly pop culture tradition today. These people are not shamans, they are drug and plant dealers and could care less about your soul or your demon soul becoming free.

Artwork:  “Sobrietas” Engraving 1560, Printed by Cornelius Cort, British Museum

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  1. Patty says:

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