Jaime Meyer ~ Good Friday and the Great Mother

Thanks to Joe for sending me Jaime Meyer‘s recent newsletter message, and many thanks to Jaime for permission to share this wonderful piece that restores the Great Mother to Her original place in the Christian Mystery. I love that so many of the people honoring and celebrating the re-emergence of the Divine and Sacred Feminine happen to be men! For your consideration and integration:

Good Friday and the Great Mother
By Jaime Meyer

There’s so much wrong and unhealthy with our Jesus story. But I want to speak about what is right but hidden from us.

I love the idea that Spirit comes to us to forgive us. Forgiveness is a powerful and necessary thing, for to be human is to make mistakes that require forgiveness. Or as the shamanic tradition might frame it: we make mistakes that require ceremonies for putting things back in energetic balance again.

Here is a mystery: Why was Jesus laid in the tomb? God can make the resurrection happen anyway God wants. Why didn’t Jesus just fly off the cross, fly around the temple and vanish into the sky? Why didn’t a host of angels come down and carry him off with trumpets blaring? Why would God have a few people take Jesus down, wrap him up and lay him in the tomb, and then just have him just disappear on Sunday – leaving all sorts of alternative stories to be told (“they stole the body,” or “He didn’t really die, he married Mary Magdalene, and I am his descendant,” etc…).

My answer to “why the tomb?”: This is where the Great Mother enters the story fully in Her mystery. The sky father played his part in the story – the preaching, the words, the conflict, the miracles – the public, active, yang elements of the story. But to complete the story and the teaching, Jesus must enter into the realm of the Great Mother – the earth. This finishes the healing process and the transformation. And this is what Jesus came to teach us.

The sky father teaches us to ideate and talk and build. The earth mother reminds us that we need constant communion with her to cleanse and heal us and to bring us into humility. Without her, we will wreck the earth with unbalanced, unrefined, macho yang-itude.

So after all the public work initiated by the Sky Father, Jesus enters into the tomb, the darkness of the earth-womb, and in a secret process that none of us are allowed to see, the collected spiritual toxins are taken into the earth to be recycled by the Great Mother, as everything else is, was and always shall be. He then emerges transformed and sanctified. This is what Jesus came to teach us how to do for ourselves. He did not come to do it for us, as the “blood atonement for our sins” tradition has claimed.

I see the Great Mother everywhere in the Bible, even though the priests, bishops and emperors who edited and rewrote the Jesus stories uncountable times before they declared them officially unchangeable thought they were keeping her out.

I love that on the first Easter morning, it is Mary Magdalene, not one of the beloved male disciples, that first discovers the empty tomb. It is a woman who first sees the risen Jesus and mistakes him for a gardener – one who works the soil, one who caresses the skin of the Great Mother, whose hands are covered in mothering, changeable earth. While Mary was discovering the transformed Jesus, Peter, who would establish the sermonizing, unerring, rule-dispensing, male church, was hiding in some shadowy corner, wrapped in grief and fear, praying that no one would recognize him as a follower of Jesus.

After teaching them all to summon hope for a renewed world – a world of loving kindness, a world where the men with armies and money would realize they were not the real power – suddenly in a few short hours Jesus was dead, in abject humiliation; one of dozens, maybe hundreds of anonymous, petty criminals easily dispatched by the state that day. That renewed and renewing world crashed. The male disciples ran, anguished, and panicked.

Mary knew to take her grief to the earth – the garden – to have it transformed, and she is the first to meet the risen Jesus. This passage is so beautiful and unusual, I swear it is some kind of incredible goof by the many male redactors of the scriptures.

You have been told that Jesus emerged from the tomb totally disconnected from the world – more air than earth. You have been told that we, too, should strive to be as airy and separate. But that is Peter’s unbalanced unhealthy, male story, told after he came out of hiding and sought then power of religious leadership. It is Paul’s shouted sermons as he tried to establish the male-as-divine-image church.

I say to you: The male tradition of the church told us to ignore the Mother, and to take our grief and anger out on creatures of the earth in order to cleanse ourselves. I say to you, Jesus knew to go the Mother to be cleansed, healed and sanctified. He knew to take his grief, his tears of betrayal, his anger, his pain to the Mother. After all his preaching, this was his final teaching for us. He emerged from the Great Mother not as a spirit of air, as we have been taught, but as an enspirited earth creature, as a human infused and permeated by Earth Spirit, and that is what Good Friday and Easter teaches us, and this is what will save us.

Jaime Meyer
www.Drumming The Soul Awake .com

18 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG on April 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Aussiedlerbetreuung und Behinderten – Fragen and commented:
    Glück, Auf, meine Heimat!

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  2. Posted by Cheryl on April 8, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Love it – thank you!

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  3. Posted by James G on April 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Laura you know I am all about the sacred feminine. The Easter story is not. It is purely Masonic. The tomb and 3 days are all part of a Masonic ceremony. In truth Jesus came from a very strong line of women and he loved the sacred feminine Saul did not. Saul left everything about it out of Christianity. It wasn’t inserted til the people started to revolt and demanded it. They give it to you subconsciously then say it’s god (small g) the father that is causing these feelings. The truth needs to come out. He was crucified because he started the Jewish War. Mary Magdeline was there because she was his wife (and his sister). He survived and Rome built a prison in England to hold him in. He was royalty. I sometimes think what it would have been like if Jesus would have became emperor of Rome. The sacred feminine would never have been suppressed and the world would be a total different place. For the better😊. Yes Sauls Christianity threw us into the dark ages until the renaissance.

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  4. Thank you, James! Well, for my own sanity in the Land of Goshen, I will superimpose Jaime Meyer’s version around this time of year, because I need something to offset the onslaught. 🙂 You might enjoy a book that Joe suggested to me — The Alphabet Versus the Goddess. It’s a long read that requires a dictionary nearby (at least it did for me), but he has some really interesting statistics and observations from the point of view of a neurosurgeon. I don’t think he gets it *all* right (who does, including me?) but having recovered from a brain injury that destroyed my left side temporarily, along with my ability to read, I had experienced firsthand many of his theories.

    Anyway, you reminded me of the book with your comment about the Dark Ages. They are considered Dark because literacy plummeted, but from what he was able to piece together, women did well in the Middle Ages. They owned more property and businesses, had more choice in marriage and we got the idea of courtly love through the troubadours. Shlain’s theory is that when literacy rises, a virulent suppression of women and all things Goddess follows. He connects images with the Goddess (all the paintings of the Middle Ages that did survive), but writing more with the patriarchy, citing the second commandment about not graven images as one of the driving forces of oppression against all things Goddess.

    It’s an interesting book! I’ve long intended to write a review, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. 🙂 Thanks again for your always insightful comments!

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  5. Thanks and you’re welcome, Cheryl!

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  6. Posted by James G on April 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks Laura. I have read this book it led to an enlightening moment for me when I remembered “In the beginning was the word and god was the word”. When they switched from hieroglyphs to the word it was the beginning of the patriarch gods. I’m reading a book right now called Serpent in the Sky that is all about ancient hieroglyphs and WOW is it playing with my mind. We need the sacred feminine and these hieroglyphs back.

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  7. Thank you! I have been struggling with the absence of the divine feminine in Christianity. This beautiful post is a inspiration and a soothing balm.
    xx

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  8. Yes, I found it to be so, too. Whether completely factual or not, I don’t care. It lets me relax around that whole time period instead of feeling all prickly and agitated. Yay for soothing balms! xx

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  9. exactly! It feels like Truth. I don’t care if it’s fact!!

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  10. Yes!

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  11. James, you always have the best reading lists!

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  12. Posted by James G on April 9, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    The sacred feminine is imbedded in Christianity. It is only meant for those with eyes to see and ears to hear. Priests wear a dress to give you it subconsciously. Your baptized not for your sins but to reenact the soul going into the watery womb. The star the “three wise men” looked for was Mary herself she was Mary Celeste “The Queen of Sheba” queen of the stars, it’s all pure Egyptian. When they say Mary was the handmaiden of god, they stole it from the Egyptian creation myth. When Mary Magdeline anointed the feet of Jesus, this is what was done to a Pharaoh before he could rule. Next time you walk into a church, check out the symbolism. Your walking into a womb😊.

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  13. Posted by Kieron on April 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

    For what it’s worth, my first conscious exposure (in this lifetime) to the subject that James mentions is in this book, “The Holy Grail: Its Origins, Secrets, and Meaning Revealed.” Hardcover edition, May 3, 1994 by Malcolm Godwin. I’ve misplaced my copy or else lent it out and never got it back (lesson learned!). There’s some dispute as to the accuracy of the details in the book itself, but it does talk bluntly in one chapter or another about the difference between the Church as we have known it, and the gospel of Love which, as I recall, the author connected to Mary Magdalene who founded a Church of Love that was suppressed or ignored, or went underground. I forget the details after 20 years… But I do remember the chapter on the Tarot and the interesting way it forms an infinity symbol in the way the cards reflect one another, of the journey of the soul, and so forth.

    Well, I do believe I’ve convinced myself to order the book from Amazon. 😀

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  14. Yes, totally, James! The churches are designed as wombs, and many even have the Sheela na gig over the entrance, just to make it that much more obvious! The Earth Mother is opening her folds, and then you walk into a long tunnel/birth canal to the altar where you get “reborn” with water. I also have really been enjoying my umpteenth foray into the Basic Runes Course on http://runemagick.com. Karl Hans Welz talks a lot about how the seemingly patriarchal descriptions of the various Mysteries only seem so now, because we live in a culture that doesn’t have the awareness of the Goddess or empowered females. I happened to be studying the BAR Rune on Good Friday this year, and that Rune is associated with birth, the Mother, breasts, rebirth. What jumped out at me this year, though, was just how exactly it paralleled subconscious parts of the Jesus story. The Goddess never really went away from all these stories, She just went underground, which totally makes sense if you think about it!

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  15. Thanks for the book suggestion, Kieron. I may need to pick up that one, too. 🙂

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  16. Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:

    Time to repost this gem from Jaime Meyer. Happy Easter to those who celebrate. Even if you do not follow a Christian tradition, from a mythological and energetic perspective, this time offers a potent opportunity for symbolic death and rebirth. Tap into that energy and watch things shift!

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  17. Posted by Eliza Ayres on April 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    The Divine Feminine has Her place in the Easter Mysteries…

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  18. Reblogged this on dreamweaver333.

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