Interflora, for decades, has been using the advertising headline: “Say it with flowers”… and most of us never took them literally.
However, there are people who have enhanced perceptions, often through some kind of shamanic or spiritual practice, and they can hear the language of the flowers. This state is described – in fact, pathologised – by science as synesthesia, “a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.”
But while to science, synesthesia appears to be a sort of design fault in the human physiology, to shamans like myself and other assorted mystics, it is a positive advantage. I first began to notice that my relationship with Nature was being considerably enhanced, on so many levels, soon into my shamanic training. Colin Kingshott is also this type of sound healer, who can hear the flowers, and you will be able to get his sound healing products through us soon.
In the meantime, in the run-up to Valentine’s Day, I wanted to show how this knowledge about the language of flowers – which was held in depth by our earliest ancestors, although now almost completely lost – shows up in a sort of Rosetta Stone which the Victorians valued highly which showed what messages are transmitted by the gift of each particular bloom.
Whether the language of flowers, known as ‘floriography’ to the Victorians, actually bears any reflection on what synthesetes hear them saying to each other, isn’t known. But they took the meanings of flowers in gifting very seriously, especially between lovers; there were even dictionaries containing what the giver would be saying by the gift of a specific flower.
As I recommend in What women really want for Valentine’s Day, you shouldn’t even consider giving your lovely lady flowers unless those are just accompaniments to the real, main present. What most women want to see in a Valentine’s gift is evidence that you love her so much that you’ve read her mind about what she secretly wants.
But if you are going to say it with roses this Valentine’s Day, it would be good to at least know what you are actually saying. You don’t want to be sending a message about lifelong devotion and commitment when all you really meant was that you were after a few benefits between friends.
Here are some quick dos and don’t.
For a relationship you want to continue, a black rose is an obvious no no – this would signify impending death. Also avoid white roses, which are about purity and exorcism, and yellow too, could be interpreted as bad news because it’s associated with feelings of jealousy.
You’d think that you’d be on safe ground with a simple red rose but no… one that is too dark red sends a message of shame, shyness and mourning.
The sexiest roses to give, maybe at the beginning of a love affair when you’re still in the infatuation stage, are coral roses, tea roses and any thornless rose. For some passionate abandonment in your lovemaking, give your lover wild roses – and to throw in some magic and wonder, mix in a few lavender and orange roses.
The pink rose is probably ideal for the extramarital affair, because it’s about a secret love and also indecision.
The classic red rose reflects the deepest kind of love, which includes protection, healing and respect.
Here’s a full list giving the meaning of each rose.
Black Rose = Impending Death
Bridal Rose = Bliss
Christmas Rose = Relief
Coral Rose = Desire
Damask Rose = Inspiration For Love, Refreshing Love
Green Rose = Masculine Energy
Hibiscus Rose = Fragile Beauty
Lavender Rose = Magic
Orange Rose = Wonder
Pink Rose = Perfection, Everlasting Joy, Secret Love, Grace, Indecision
Peach Rose = Immortality
Red Rose = Love, Protection, Healing, Respect, Beauty
Dark Red Rose = Shame, Shyness. Mourning
Tea Rose = Enduring Desire
Thorn-less Rose = Immediate Affection, Love At First Sight
Wild Rose = Ferocity
White Rose = Innocence, Secrecy, Silence, Purity, Humility, Exorcism
White Rose (Dried) = Death
Yellow Rose = Joy, Jealousy, Friendship
The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar
Shamanic sexual healing and sex magic
(If you’d like to instantly send your loved one this book for Valentine’s Day, find out how here.)
The article above 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.