Fountain of youth, Fount of life, Living waters. Have you heard of these phrases? A part of me used to enjoy thinking of it as a mystical kingdom which unfolds as one journeys to the center of the Earth. A place of tranquil, peace and benevolent beings bathing in the waters that would never run dry. I still hold on to that unreasonably, but because man is the Microcosm of the Macrocosm and what is out there is also in here, I wonder if the Fountain of life could be the Moon Blood (menstruation) ?
Why would I say that?
For with You is the fountain of life, In Your light we see light. (Psalm 36:9)
For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life. (Leviticus 17:14)
But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that
is, its blood. (Genesis 9:4)
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for
the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. ( Deuteronomy
I also searched the net for what it has to say about The Fountain of Life-
It is associated with Baptism. Well, if you think about it- Man is made from the flowing blood. Her substances become thickened and forms or clot and the fruit of the womb is produced which is Man. So by the virtue of it you are already baptized in the Fountain of life with is the Moonblood.
Lets Dive deep
I know the subject is not harped in a way that it should be; however I only seek to set an open mind and dive into tactful explanation.
From the earliest human cultures, the mysterious magic of creation was thought to reside in the blood women gave forth in apparent harmony with the moon, which was
occasionally retained in the womb to ‘coagulate’ into a baby. Men regarded this blood with holy dread, as the life essence, wholly foreign to male experience, inexplicably shed without pain (which is contrary to what women feel now on their cycle).
Aristotle said the human life is made of ‘coagulum’ of menstrual blood.
Pliny called menstrual blood the ‘material substance of generation’, capable of forming,
Plutarch said man was made of earth, but the power that made a human body grow was the moon, source of menstrual blood.
The Maoris stated explicitly that human souls are made of menstrual blood, which when retained in the womb ‘assumes human form and grows into a man.
Indians of South America said all mankind was made of ‘moon blood’ in the beginning. The same idea prevailed in ancient Mesopotamia, where the Great Goddess Nin Khursag made mankind out of clay and infused with her “blood of life.” Under her alternate name of Mammetun or Aruru the Great, the Potter, she taught women to form clay dolls and smear them with menstrual blood as a conception-charm.
The Bible’s story of Adam was lifted from an older female-oriented creation myth recounting the creation of man from clay and moon blood. The very name of Adam, comes from the feminine Adamah, meaning “bloody clay,” which of course today is delicately translated as “red earth.”
The Hebrew word for blood is dam. Dam in other Indo-European languages means ‘Mother’ or ‘Woman’ For example: damsel, madam, la dama, dame.
To this day, clothes allegedly stained with the Goddess’s menstrual blood are greatly prized as healing charms.
For religious ceremonies, Australian aborigines painted their sacred stones, churingas,
and themselves with red ochre, declaring that it was really women’s menstrual blood.
In Greece the Moon blood was euphemistically called the “supernatural red wine” given to the gods by Mother Hera in her virgin form, as Hebe.
The root myths of Hinduism reveal the nature of this ‘wine’. At one time all gods recognized the supremacy of the Great Mother, manifesting herself as the spirit of creation (Kali-Maya).
She invited them to bathe in the bloody flow of her womb and to drink of it; and the gods, in holy communion, drank of the fountain of life – (hic est sanguis meus!) – and bathed in it, and rose blessed to the heavens. The esoteric secret of the gods was that their mystical powers of longevity, authority, and creativity came from the same female essence.
The Norse god Thor for example reached the magic land of enlightenment and eternal life by bathing in a river filled with the menstrual blood of ‘giantesses’ He acquired supremacy by stealing and drinking the ‘wise blood’ from the triple cauldron in the womb of the Mother-Earth, the same Triple Goddess known as Kali-Maya in the southeast Asia. Odin’s theft of menstrual magic is parallel to that of Indra, who stole the ambrosia of immortality in the same way.
Soma and Moon blood
Indian myth called this sacred fluid Soma but Soma in Greek means “the body”, because the word’s eastern root referred to a mystical substance of the body.
Soma was the object of so much holy dread that it’s interpretations were many:
- Soma was produced by the churning of the primal sea (Kali’s ‘ocean of blood’ or sometimes ‘sea of milk’).
- Or Soma was secreted by the Moon-Cow.
- Or Soma was carried in the ‘white pot’ (belly) of Mohini the Enchantress.
- Or the source of Soma was the moon.
- Or from Soma all the gods were born.
- Or Soma was the secret name of the Mother Goddess and the active part of the ‘soul of the world’
Soma was drunk by priests at sacrificial ceremonies and mixed with milk as a healing charm; therefore it was not milk.
Soma was especially revered on Somvara, Monday, the day of the moon. In an ancient ceremony called Soma-vati, women of Maharastra circumambulated the sacred female-symbolic fig tree whenever the new moon fell on a Monday.
Egyptian pharaohs became divine by ingesting ‘the blood of Isis,’ a soma-like ambrosia called Sa. Its hieroglyphic sign was the same as the sign of the vulva, a yonic loop like the one on the ankh or Cross of Life, painted red. This loop signified the female genital and the Gate of Heaven.
It was always associated with the moon!
In ancient societies both east and west, menstrual blood carried the spirit of sovereign
authority because it was the medium of transmission of the life of clan or tribe. Girl children are still more prized than boys because a girl is the carrier of “blood” .
The concept is also clearly defined in India, where menstrual blood is known as the Kula
flower or Kula nectar, which has an intimate connection with the life of the family. When a girl first menstruates she is said to have ‘borne the flower’. The corresponding English word flower has the significant literal meaning of ‘that which flows’ (Flow-er)
Andaman Islanders thought blood-red paint a powerful medicine, and painted sick people red all over in an effort to cure them.
Some African tribes believed that menstrual blood alone, kept in a covered pot for nine months, had the power to turn itself into a baby.
Ancient tombs everywhere have shown the bones of the dead covered with red ochre. Sometimes everything in the tomb, including the walls, had the red color.
Well, It is the Moon blood; and I’m just saying they valued it much more than you and I do.