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The Ancient Enchantments of Circe and Medea



 

Medea and Circe are two enchantresses from Greek mythology who would capture the hearts of Men, holding them within a spell of sorcery and depravity, using their methods and rituals to hold fast the Spirit.

Eminent scholar and theologian Jordan Maxwell has shown that the word for church has its symbolic roots which come from Kirk/Circe. Mother Church is Mother Circe who invites Souls into her home only to then turn them into cattle. How true this is for world religion, the collective amalgamation of fear.

The word 'media' originates from Medea (Medes) who also weaves magic venom to confuse and debilitate enemies and turn them against each other. It is of no coincidence that the media of today's world follow suit.
 

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Circe

Within the Ancient Greek mythos, Circe is the daughter of Helios (Sun) and Perse (Ocean) who lives on the island of Aeaea. Circe transformed her enemies and those who offended her into animals, through the use of magical potions. She was renowned for her knowledge of drugs and herbs.

In Homer's Odyssey, Circe is described as living in a mansion that stands in the middle of a clearing in a dense wood. Around the house prowled strangely docile lions and wolves, the drugged victims of her magic. Circe worked at a huge loom, symbolizing the wheel of eternal Life.



 

She invited Odysseus' crew to a feast of familiar food, a pottage of cheese and meal, sweetened with honey and laced with wine, but also laced with one of her magical potions. After the crew ate, she turned them all into pigs.

Only Eurylochus, suspecting treachery from the outset, escaped to warn Odysseus and the others who had stayed behind at the ships. Odysseus set out to rescue his men, but was intercepted by Hermes, who told him to use the holy herb moly (holy moly!) to protect himself from Circe's potion and having resisted it, to draw his sword and act as if he were to attack Circe. From there, Circe would ask him to bed, but Hermes advised caution, for even there the goddess would be treacherous. She would take his manhood unless he had her swear by the names of the gods that she would not.



 

Odysseus followed Hermes's advice, freeing his men. Odysseus and his men remained on the island for one year feasting and drinking wine. Circe suggested to Odysseus two alternative routes to return to Ithaca: toward the ĎWandering Rocksí where King Aeolus reigned or passing between the dangerous Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis.



 

Medea

In the fascinating Greek mythos, Medea was the daughter of King AeŽtes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of Helios and later wife to the hero Jason, with whom she had two children: Mermeros and Pheres.

Medea features in the myth of Jason and the Argonauts and is often depicted as being a priestess of the goddess Hecate.



 

Medea's role begins after Jason arrived from Iolcus to Colchis to claim his inheritance and throne by retrieving the Golden Fleece. Medea falls in love with Jason and her father AeŽtes promises to give him the fleece, but only if he could perform certain tasks.

First, Jason had to plough a field with fire-breathing oxen that he had to yoke himself. Medea gave him an unguent with which to anoint himself and his weapons, to protect him from the bulls' fiery breath. For the next task, Jason had to sow the teeth of a dragon in the ploughed field. The teeth sprouted into an army of warriors. Jason was forewarned by Medea and knew to throw a rock into the crowd. Unable to determine where the rock had come from, the soldiers attacked and defeated each other. Finally, AeŽtes made Jason fight and kill the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece. Medea put the beast to sleep with her narcotic herbs. Jason then took the fleece and sailed away with Medea, as he had promised.



 

Apollonius says that Medea only helped Jason in the first place because Hera had convinced Aphrodite to cause Medea to fall in love with him. Medea distracted her father as they fled by killing her brother Absyrtus.



 

These myths of reknown are important to understand in the present, they give us valuable insight to keep within our own centre, to dredge out falsehoods which are encountered, to keep our wits about us. Only in this way can we be at One with our Universal Truth.
 

 

 

 

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