Water : A Holy Sacrament for Magical Rites of Passage

The scientific formula for water is H2O.

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This means something worth learning in more detail, since water exists within everything on Earth, but what is the formula made from? For those unable to answer the question, here is what you didn’t know about the situation. H2O is formed by bonding of one atom of oxygen with two atoms of hydrogen, becoming a chemical substance at the molecular level. It is only by way of this natural chemical formula that forms a clear, transparent and reflective substance, which all life stems from at the source. Throughout human evolution, we have learned to think of ourselves in similar terms, because we understood that somehow we are like the waters of the world. We are parts of a whole, but not until we traveled across the Earth to it’s boundaries did we understand that water is not just life giving.

Civilizations flourished around the great rivers and major waterways; but as we traveled the paths of the landscape, we followed these waterways to where their currents exited out from the continents in to the salt water oceans. Most notably were Babylon and Egypt. Mesopotamia was situated between the major rivers Tigris and Euphrates; the Egyptians build kingdoms upon the Nile. But these first great water cults and cultures would be out shined by technologies that allowed traveling the Earth by navigating the seas.

Many cultures evolved out of their connections to the oceans or sea waterways. Countries with such outlets to the greater ocean wavelengths, the now owe their modern incarnations and successful rise to power, at least in part to their easy accessibility via water to the rest of the world. The ability to transverse the globe, led to conquest, exploration, navigation and expansion of trade routes. Islands with safe water ports flourished for similar reasons. In places where water is more scarce, accessible clean drinking water was a major factor in human development.

Water is a fluid which is an chemically essential and constituent substance, the navigation of the Earth by wind and sail, this technology owed everything to the way that the element of water manifested across the globe.

Water and religion always were united in ritual magic and holy sacrament.

Water had been considered a purifying substance in most religions. Faiths worldwide exist that incorporate ritual bathing, anointing, washing, immersion and blessing of the human spirit, using only water that has been transformed into holy elixir. This concept is utilized in Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Rastafari, Shinto, Taoism, Odinism and Wicca. Ritual immersion is practiced by all monotheistic religions and these original rituals would transform into a general idea and practice called baptism.

Baptism is a formula for blessing and creating rites of passage, such that by using mere ritual magic, a boy or girl child can be transformed into an adult. The rite of passage is seen as equally important, as many of the actual trials of growth into a teenager or adolescent. Very often ritual magic that anoints a young person offers a combination of blessing, protection, guidance and passing of the torch, often with it the family power, ruler-ship, inheritance or birthrights. This passing of the birthrights, often is symbolic and ritualized with specific presents, gifts, totems or jewelry that would be given to the young boy or girl (a great place for presents for St. Valentine’s, birthdays, weddings etc.).

The connection to baptism and water goes back to the first journeys across the oceans by mariners, such as the Vikings. The anchor was the seaman’s symbol of the crossroads, this is a symbol that was translated into many religious beliefs including the cross of crucifixion, the four quartered hoop and even the swastika. All are the mariner’s cross, or the anchor of the spirit that is thrown into the chaotic waves of the salt waters. If is cast to find a place to land in the darkness of the storm, going back to the stone age memories of watching the first rain storms and weathering them out safely.

By taking on the holy sacrament and using ritual magic to pass the traditions down, all men and women had a way to ascend to their rightful spiritual and material place on Earth. Their honor, pride and history could be traced, but their connection could be guaranteed in the next world by repeating the ritual of baptism. As they were born of their mother’s womb breaking water, their bodies would die but the blessing of being one baptized guaranteed being reborn, remembered and not cast adrift into darkness.

As humans faced and navigated the storms, then the seas and oceans. So could anyone be assured being saved from the being cast off or drowning, but only if they took on the sharing of their bodies as holy sacrament in death, and believed in the magical ritualistic teaching that promised to guide them home. Home being the ocean of light that is the great sea of all human souls, now until eternity.

Blessed be, the children of the sea.