When I’m training people to journey in the shamanic way, I’m often asked:
“But isn’t it just my imagination?” and I reply,
“Yes, the journey does begin in the Imagi Nation, the nation or realm of images… but after a while, you are no longer trying to visualise and the spirit world takes over.”
This is because, despite what we’ve been educated to believe, the Imagi Nation is a real place.
If you find that hard to believe, just look around you, wherever you are right now. You won’t find one single thing that didn’t begin life in the Imagi Nation. The computer you’re reading this on, the desk it is sitting on, the chair you’re sitting in… all began life in the Imagi Nation of someone. If the Imagi Nation didn’t exist, we wouldn’t be able to create, invent or design a single thing.
The shamanic journey doesn’t stay in the Imagi Nation, but it begins there, because the spirits find it easier to communicate through images than words. I don’t know why. I do know that our earliest ancestors were the same…they preferred the images of the Imagi Nation which is why myths were originally transmitted orally.
It was only much later on that these pictures were encapsulated by the magical written glyphs of words… and ‘encapsulated’ is the right word. A picture speaks a thousand words… so how can it be encapsulated in one word without losing 99 per cent of its meaning?
Sometimes people are surprised when they first visit the Lower and Upper Worlds of the shamanic dimensions by the extreme beauty of what they find. But I think that’s because those dimensions are not trapped and limited by words, and so the fires of creation can run free.
Within the shamanic sense, the Imagi Nation could be compared to the bus terminal or railway station which will take you to your next destination.
But even when we’ve not been trained to journey in the shamanic way, we can still use the Imagi Nation to visualise and send out messages to the universe about what we want, such as good health. The universe is much more responsive to pictures than words in a modern day language. Sometimes, in our arrogance, we expect the rest of the world to speak English, and when others of other races don’t understand us, we resort to shouting as if they’re idiots.
But when communicating with the universe, we have to play it the way of the universe, and not our way. The universe thinks in moving pictures ~ movies ~ it’s that simple.
The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar
Shamanic sexual healing and sex magic
This article is by the shaman Ishtar Babilu Dingir, who is also the author of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar. It is about sex magic across dimensions that leads to greater self empowerment and creative intelligence, which she has been taught by her guiding spirits, over decades. Ishtar explains, however, that this is not a New Age teaching, but a very old one, and that she is merely reconstituting a practice in which our earlier ancestors were skilled and which they valued highly as a means of spiritual evolution.
In Part I, Ishtar lays the foundation stone for this teaching by showing the ancient artwork, iconography and orally transmitted lore underlying these sacred shamanic sex practices, which seem to have fallen out of favour after the destruction of the Mystery Groves and the Library of Alexandria.
Ishtar uses erotic poetry and engravings from ancient Egypt, Crete, India, Sumer and Babylon to show that sacred sex was part of the Kingship rites, and that the spirits were present in the lovemaking. She also finds evidence for the practice of the Faery Marriage, and what she believes is the original meaning of the Holy Grael which can be traced back to Neanderthals about 45,000 years ago.
Ishtar unravels ancient myths to show that they are really “Trojan horses” of sacred dramas which carry the secret keys of this ancient sex magic teaching. She is also the first to discover the allegorical sub-strata containing the keys to shamanic sex magic in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on alchemy and the Alchemical Marriage. She gives the same treatment to the story of the Woman at the Well in the Gospel of John.
Ishtar also describes how Babylon has been deliberately demonised by who we now call the Zionists and their proxy armies who have, for millennia, been trying to turn it into a pile of rubble. This is because of the power of the sacred geometry created by the Ishtar Gate and the Tower of Babylon, she says, which created the conditions for a portal, or a ‘Stargate’, into other dimensions.
In Part II of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, Ishtar shows the metaphysical anatomy of the human being, and then reveals the secret techniques of shamanic sex magic, so that people can try them for themselves.
Although this may seem like quite a complex subject, her past experience as a national newspaper journalist in the UK – Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday – has given Ishtar the ability to explain some quite dense material in simple everyday language to produce an engaging, page-turner of a book. She also writes with great humour!
To find out more, just click on the book below.