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The Erotic Trinity

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The Three Souls, Sexuality, and Embodying the Blue God
By Storm Faerywolf
The F(a)eri(e) tradition has long been sexually positive. Recognizing both the power and the
sacredness of sexuality, the myths of Feri often speak of sexual longing, desire, and fulfillment.
In one Feri tale the universe itself was said to have been created from the Holy Lust of the Star
Goddess, birthed on the waves of Her Divine orgasm. Far from being shameful or a “sin”, Feri
sees sex as a sacred expression of our own Divine natures, and at times seeks to commune
with that nature, either for magickal ritual, or for other reasons including simply the giving and
receiving of pleasure, a magickal act in itself.
Sexual energy and spiritual energy are one and the same, or at least a part of the same
current. Likewise the energy that keeps our bodies functioning properly is sexual in nature.
When seen in the context of the Feri Three Souls, most specifically the fetch, we recognize this
as being the same energy that also allows us communion with Deities and other higher (or
deeper) powers, including our own. Traditions that work with the serpent —or kundalini—
energy recognize that sex and spirit are manifestations of the same force. The primal and
sexual kundalini rises from the base of the spine and undulates upward toward the crown
where it ignites the fire of divine presence within the practitioner causing them to achieve
enlightenment. Sexual energy channeled to bring about a spiritual result. In Feri terms this is
both the alignment of the Three Souls in harmony as well as the full embodiment of the Sex
point of the Iron Pentacle, which rests in the center of the forehead when invoked. Together,
along with the balancing of the remaining points of the Pentacle, leads us into that state known
in Feri as the Black Heart of Innocence.
Much of the work done in Feri practice is concerned with the generation, direction, and
purification of one’s life-force energy. Many activities are said to generate this energy; eating,
exercise, breathing, and of course sex. While many mainstream religious traditions have
prohibitions against (at least some) sexual activity, Feri revels in its status as a “left hand
path”, utilizing those activities and behaviors that are considered undesirable or even ‘taboo’
by the larger, more ‘orthodox’ paths. It is precisely the transgression of such mainstream
observances from which Feri derives much of its power. Where the more conventionally minded
might regard sex as a distraction from spiritual pursuits, the Feri sees sex as a natural and
sacred expression of the Divine itself, and so engages in sexual activity without fear that it is a
detriment to their spiritual goals. The Feri sees sex as a pathway to spiritual power, a valid and
sacred expression of God(dess)-within.
In terms of the Feri Three Souls it is easy to see that sexual energy has its place within the
fetch; that part of ourselves that is animal, primal, childlike, and innocent, but this is not the
only place within us that sex is appropriate. An interesting bit of Feri lore describes the
GodSelf in potentially sexual terms when it refers to it with the name “Dian y Glas”. This name
is recognizable to Feri practitioners as a name given to our Blue God; that Feri Deity who is
associated with youth, potency, and sexuality. Examining how this God can be both our own
GodSelf as well as a Deity in His own right has brought me to the idea of the Blue God as the
GodSelf of the Earth from which position he is most easily able to be dually embodied within
the highest of our Three Souls.
This idea is nothing new. It is hinted at with odd pieces of lore such as that mentioned above.
This was first communicated to me directly from Melek Ta’us in trance and was later
“confirmed” while studying variations on the myths of the Peacock Angel 1. In this particular
understanding it is the collective GodSelf of humankind that comprises this angelic presence,

intense. along with others such as Eros. Within the larger matrix of the Divinity complex which is the Blue God. specifically the presence of the peacock along with that of the serpent. the Blue God Melek Ta’us is described as being a manifestation of the Divine Twins. and as such we identify with him when we recognize that we too are children of the Goddess. he is present within us. and our place within it.making Him both personal and transpersonal at once. and even at times Jesus the Christ. and it would appear that no one is immune to his influence. a God whose focus on sexuality was healthy. The peacock has a long and rich mythic history drawing attention to the powers of beauty. From within this state we are able to commune with powers that exist outside ourselves. a title which dovetails nicely with my personal take on the Feri Blue God with whom this angelic presence is most definitely a part. Together the serpent and the . not limited to (or even overtly concerned with) procreation. clairvoyance. two energetic bodies writhing together in holy communion. an obvious phallic reference. In most lines of Feri 2 the Blue God plays a major role in our mythic understanding of the universe. metaphorically grounding the otherwise heavenly bird so that its Divine presence might be felt on the earthly sphere. by contrast. When we pray to our personal God-within we are making a petition to our highest (or deepest) natures. sacred. words that described a being very different from the generic Horned God that is usually as far as most Craft paths will go when considering the male face of Deity. we open and surrender to a power greater than our own… we are then penetrated by it and we merge. living close to the ground. The deep rich greens and blues of the eye feathers draw further association with the heavenly sphere. is a terrestrial figure. The serpent. merged together into a single being. Dian y Glas exists alongside the beloved Melek. almost effeminate allure drawing me ever closer. This idea is also implied in the core observances of some branches of the tradition when they expressly state that the practitioners themselves identify with the God in his aspect of child of the Goddess. I was first drawn to the Feri tradition by a brief mention of the Blue God in Starhawk’s book The Spiral Dance. He is the Holy Child of the Star Goddess. In some lines of the Feri tradition. two totems that are traditionally associated with the Blue God. and immortality. He plays his silver flute and those who hear his music are lead down His path to be changed forever. Melek Ta’us. His soft. is seen as the God of the World 3. Like the Pied Piper from the fairytale. With this in mind the Blue God becomes a sort of “gatekeeper” standing at the edge of our own Divinity with the purpose of bridging the gap between the powers of the Outer Darkness. Krishna. In one Feri myth it is he who petitions the Goddess for the creation of humankind and so it is to him that we make our initial prayers. Shiva. I knew from that very moment that Feri (or as it was spelled then. Often the peacock is depicted with a serpent coiled around his leg or feet. When I connect to the Blue God as an individual Deity I am immediately confronted by His seductive influence. In at least some interpretations of the middle-eastern Yezidi mythos the Peacock Angel. and perhaps most importantly. Faery) was the path for me. making the peacock a totemic power of celestial proportions. pride. Here. and that of our own. As a gay man perhaps I am perhaps predisposed to being aroused by him. as well as being phallic and sexual. Hints of this union are reflected in the symbolic language that articulates the Peacock Angel. But I often hear that even heterosexual males who encounter him find themselves aroused by His presence. We pray to Him and he opens the way… an act that can be seen as sexual in itself. When we recognize our own Divinity. redemption. He is “the rising serpent in the well”. Something about His sensual presence was mediated through those few words written in that text. finally. for in doing so he is truly the God of this world. was a God that spoke to me.

In Feri we are fortunate to have many more options to choose from. and then to your penis. If you have a permanent altar that can serve for this then all the better. With this in mind it can easily be adapted to whatever gender or preference you desire. Feel how it is a primal storehouse of power waiting to be unleashed. (If you wish to use lubricant you may do so… do whatever feels good. pulses of energy . Notice that at the ends of your breath are brief moments of stillness and silence… notice what these feel like when you reach the end of your exhale. After a few breaths allow these “moments” to grow larger. the marriage of God and Goddess. Breathe the blue fire.peacock represent a union of opposites normally depicted in Craft workings as a heterosexual coupling. and up through your solar plexus and know it is an energetic anchor for the fetch. Return your hands to your belly. See it shining with a liquid pearlescent glow. Strip naked and approach your altar. Light the red candle. You may wish to physically touch your chest and head while you do this. Form the intent within your mind to align your Three Souls as one. light the white candle and focus your awareness in your head and chest… in your talker. and white heavy repeating personal Items: beat lubricant towel Begin by choosing a place where you will not be disturbed. After the span of a few breaths allow the image of the blue sphere to change shape… becoming that of a peacock with its tail closed. When you feel sufficiently charged. Now bring your hands down to your lower belly and allow this feeling and your awareness to sink down into your fetch. What follows is a solo sex magick exercise aimed at aligning the Three Souls using the mythic imagery of the Blue God. Take a moment and then light the blue candle. Begin to gently massage your penis and your testicles while still maintaining a slow. and then the end of your inhale.) Notice how that as your stroke. Be aware of your thoughts as you focus on your breathing. so that they eventually meet in the center of your breath… stillness and silence becoming the backdrop upon which your breath is overlaid… the Void being the foundation of all else. glowing with green fire. drawing this pearlescent light down within and around you. Take some time to commune with that primal part of you. Maintain the visualization of the peacock for the duration of the exercise. Perform a grounding and centering exercise. as I cannot speak to the many nuances of sexualities other than my own. Begin playing your music. Imagine a pulsing sphere of red fire that encompasses your legs. making it clean and pure. Notice what this intention feels like. coiled within it. deep rhythm of breath. Feel your body’s energy in your guts… in your genitals. blue. Feel how the Void of stillness and silence frees your talker of distraction. Now raise your hands up above your head and imagine a brilliant blue fire sphere of light hovering above you. your sex. Continue to focus on your breathing. Now begin to stroke yourself so that you start to become erect. if desired. red. A SEXUAL THREE SOULS ALIGNMENT4 Optional Music with a Your favorite A Three candles. Imagine your talker as a pristine sphere of white fire that exists from your head down through your solar plexus. Now begin to gently massage your perineum while imagining a black serpent. Do this for a few moments. Since I am a gay man it is centered on my own experience. Feel how your GodSelf is guiding you and taking care of you.

imagine that as you do your Black Heart radiates in all the colors of the spectrum. Say. Feel the sensual liquid pearl light flow through your body in waves. If you wish you may use it to consecrate a ritual tool. alluring. Feel the pearlescent light of the GodSelf/Blue God moving through you. Feel your heart begin to open like a rose. then simply stop masturbating and imagine your Black Heart softly radiating with the rainbow light as you chant the above. drawing the energy back into your body. Feel how the peacock is aroused by the serpent’s touch. Say. or use it toward some spell or working. Notice how “sparks” of this energy pulse through your body with each stroke. “I invoke the winged serpent!” If you wish to climax. your Three Souls. If your intent is to forgo orgasm. which now glows with a red fire light. and deep. imagine the peacock begins to turn and move downward. and the Black Heart of Innocence. Feel the peacock fill your body as it merges with the serpent… merges sexually with your fetch… these two now made one… the Blue God filling you entirely with His presence. Every sensation… every flash of pleasure you feel is an offering unto Him. Make sure to keep your breathing slow. it stretches even further to reach the luminescent peacock above you.begin to form and build in your testicles. Or you may utilize it in some other magickal way. dancing circles dreaming bliss. Open your self to the Peacock Lord’s presence and offer your pleasure to Him. to your own GodSelf. “Lord of the Painted Fan!” Still focusing on your breath and your pleasure. Keep your main focus on the path of the serpent (you may wish to caress your body with your other hand to follow its progression) until it reaches your crown which now burns with an electric blue light. “The serpent rises from the well!” Feel that as your pleasure builds the serpent gains in strength and purpose. It is now a magick elixir. charged with the power of the Blue God. “Blue God of the silken touches. blessed is he . and see its tail feathers fan open in radiant splendor as the serpent twines around the legs of the bird. You may wish to consume it with a prayer. When you are finished give thanks by saying. imagine that the coiled snake in your perineum begins to uncoil and slowly stretches upward through your body. While it travels slowly upward it remains rooted in your perineum. your pleasure guiding it on its path. with a deep breath. “Behold the Living Rainbow!” Imagine that your semen is the physical manifestation of the pearlescent light of the GodSelf. As you become more and more aroused. Say. tempting. love-struck falling. Then. Say. in the center of which is your own Black Heart. This is the building of life-force energy and you may see it as the blue fire. glowing electric blue tinged with liquid pearlescent white. Allow yourself to feel the pleasure you are creating as a palpable energy that rushes through and nourishes your body.

will be obvious to members of those groups. IL: Adventures Unlimited Press. however. Pinkham. something that I usually find lacking within the larger Craft community. The Truth Behind the Christ Myth: The Redemption of the Peacock Angel. and bisexual women. They do. At the time of this writing the line of Vanthi is the only lineage of Feri that I know of that does not specifically recognize the Blue God in their practice. lesbian. I’m sure that what changes are needed to make this a useful exercise for straight. 2002. This is not meant to exclude others from adapting it to their own needs. pg. Mark Amaru. pg. which is in essence what role the Blue God plays. It is done.who tastes your kiss. . 4. work with the concept of a GodSelf. Pinkham. while the specific application in this form focuses on what might be useful to other gay men. or Aumakua. but rather as a celebration of my own particular sexual spirit. The basis of the exercise is universal. NOTES: 1. 32. Likewise with a little imagination it can be adapted to the needs of a couple or a group. 34. extinguish the candles.” Feeling energized with your Three Souls aligned. Kempton. 2. A rose by any other name… 3.