It is sometimes been objected, by people who do not understand the ancient mysteries, that ace of same-sex rituals polarity flow cannot be established as ace with heterosexual polarity ritual.
Not only is this a misunderstanding, but there are of course many instances in which “same-sex ritual” appropriate form of ritual activity.
However there are some rituals that require polarity flow, that would be appear require both males and females in ritual the solution has always been known in traditional circles, but it is virtual unknown outside of such circles.
In ancient times it was recognised that “change of sex” or an androgeneity were actually required in some ritual situations, for example in the story of Hercules and Omphalae, Hercules wore the clothing of the Queen for ritual purposes. During the Middle Ages such “cross dressing” was known as part of witchcraft practice, for example one reasons that Joan of Arc was widely believed to be which is the fact that she adopted male clothing.
In similar fashion shamans in many cultures practised cross dressing for ritual purposes. However there is a “missing element” in all these stories because the “technique” was either, so well-known as to require no comment, or concealed for religious purposes.
In order to establish “polarity flow” and sex ritual the “assistance” of certain material substances is required. Substances that “reverse the polarity flow of sexual energy are elm wood and graphite, if a person holds a wand of Elmwood, or has graphite in for example as a graphite ring then that person’s “sexual polarity” Angel on the “inner planes”.
This method was also used in ancient times to “disguise oneself” during astral projection, where one could appear to be male if a female and female if a male. This was achieved by touching and Elm wand or wearing a graphite ring before projecting. There was also a specific kind of “mischiefmaking” that could be done with an Elm wand by changing conesinto vortexes, and vortexes into cones. This principle is also utilised as a “switching procedure” during some forms of normal traditional magickal practice.
Elm wands were therefore made with leather hand grips so that the “polarity changing properties turned on or off by gripping the one in different ways.
The same principle is used in ancient times (and is still used in modern traditionalist circles) for various purposes of initiation and also for same sex marriage rituals . The ancient Celtic tradition always recognised same-sex unions, and regarded bisexual unions as particularly holy.
In ancient Gaul it was illegal ring in person who was not bisexual to be a judge or magistrate or exercise a judicial role, unless they were bisexual. The authorities describe the reason for this custom as being so that the people would have confidence that they were not discriminating against either sex. But this is a misunderstanding, it is simply that Celtic tradition had a different way of understanding sexuality. Another example of “bisexuality” literature is the fund in some versions of the Tain where you are as wife asks him to “bring back a fair maiden for both of us”.
Ancient Celtic recognised “interactive sexes” and a number of other sexual categories. The six sexes were heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual male and female, and a number of other categories that into this “triadic structure” such as solitary and trans-human categories.
It is ironic that in modern times the major objection to same-sex ritual comes from some pagans who have unconsciously absorbed “Christian reformation values” with out being consciously aware of it. No one conversant with ancient ritual and some contemporary traditional practice would make such an assertion, it is only because such matters are not properly understood that question could arise first place.
The “sex changing properties” of Elm and graphite brought to public attention by the dowser Tom Lethbridge, but he did not realise that it was merely “rediscovering” ancient practical tools that had been known and utilised in traditionalist circles for thousands of years.,
Modern pagans unaware of this “spiritual technology” may find it interesting to compare the energy flows in same-sex rituals with and without Elmwood or graphite and note the differences for themselves.