Hymn of the Sacred Marriage

~Invocation for Beltane ~

This is a reading of the Sumerian hymn to Inanna and her consort Dumuzi.  Epic invocation of eroticism that is rooted in the knowing that the fertility of all of earth, all of life, is woven with the vibrance and holy passion that draws human beings into union. It also speaks to the ancient ritual in which Kingship and care for the people was bestowed through sacred sexual union with the Land in the person of her priestess.  This is a hymn that was recited in community by men and women during moments of community ceremony.  It gets a little steamy at times, be forewarned!

Artist:  Unknown

The assembly is filled with fragrance

at the mention of Her,

and every tongue utters Her name.

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~ Ibn Arabi