Nergal

Sacred Art Video

May, 2018

The Sacred Marriage in the Great Below

Our soul’s craving for wholeness drives the unfoldment of all stories.

A profound mystery teaching is found at the heart of a collection of myths from ancient Sumeria, such The Descent of Inanna and the sacred marriage of Ereshkigal and Nergal.

The language may be archaic but the message is timeless: the sacred marriage between divine feminine and masculine principles is what animates and revitalizes the cosmos

This phenomenon needs to occur within our own psyche (on the level of soul and archetypes) as much as in the world around us.

I invite you to take a journey of initiation into these mysteries by means of this art video!

I also invite you to check out the following telesummit: The Lost Power of the Grail on which I am one of the speakers and we explore some of the themes from this art video:

https://www.sairasalmon.com/grail/

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About the Author:

Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of shamanism and sacred art. Her book Natural Born Shamans – A Spiritual Toolkit for Life: Using Shamanism Creatively with Young People of All Ages (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) was published by Moon in 2016.  She is a presenter on the Shamanism Global Summit  2017 as well as on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True. She divides her time between the UK, Sweden and the US. Her second book SACRED ART, A Hollow Bone for Spirit : Where Meets Shamanism will be published in December 2018.

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MoonOwl Observations

November, 2013

Nergal

 

Nergal is a Mesopotamian God of the underworld. He’s known to be associated with mass destruction, plague, warfare and pestilence. He is a pre-Judaic Arabian God who was worshipped throughout Mesopotamia (Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia), and is the son of Enlil and Ninlil

 

This deity of the desert is connected to Bulls and Lions. He represents the sun of noontime and of the summer solstice, as the high summer is the dead season in the Mesopotamian cycle.

 

Nergal is mentioned in the Hebrew bible as the deity of the city of Cuth and there is evidence of his cult in Canaan and Athens. As a God of fire and death he is sometimes called a demon and has been identified with Satan

 

Nergal represents a particular aspect of death, as death brought on by him has a supernatural dimension. Disease often being attributed to demonic agency in Mesopotamia.

 

He controls a variety of demons and evil forces. The most notorious of these being the “seven gods” in the myth of Erra as agents of death and destruction.

Now, the story of how he became King of the Underworld is that he was thrown out of Heaven and he stormed the underworld with 14 demons. The Goddess Ereshkigal was queen and Nergal threatened to cut off her head. The only reason she survived was because Ereshkigal said she would be his wife.

 

The thing about Gods like Nergal is that they serve a purpose too. Not all Gods and Goddesses are good and loving. Although I have yet to meet anyone who actually worships a dark deity, one needs to be aware of them and still offer them respect.