Autumn Equinox and the New Age of the Divine Lovers

The New Age of the Divine Lovers

The 2023 Autumnal Equinox occurs on September 23 at 2:50 AM Eastern Daylight time as the Sun enters Libra. This is the time when your Editors, Jane and Curtis, celebrate our own Wedding Anniversary. We chose this day for our wedding thirty-seven years ago because of its deep spiritual meaning.


Portraits of Jane and Curtis by Jane Sherry

Portraits of Jane and Curtis by Jane Sherry


Libra is the Zodiac sign symbolized by the Scales of Divine Justice. 

The Autumn Equinox celebrates the balanced, dynamic equilibrium between day and night, individuals and communities, male and female.

Resistance builds strength during the Libra season of the year. Maintaining equilibrium requires dynamic adjustments to our lifestyles, life strategies and the tactics we use to manifest our desires in our world. If we can maintain our balance and use our will forces and mental concentration to focus and channel the strong energy created by the conflicts in the stars, the results can be uplifting.

The Autumn Equinox is a Festival of the Divine Lovers, and celebrates the energy of balanced sexual affinity, within the individual and within all relationships.

This alchemical moment of the year, a time of transformation, purification, and the rising of the Universal Life Force energy into the higher chakras, celebrates the sacred marriage of the Divine Lovers, and the establishment of a New Age civilization based upon the balance of male and female principles in a Union designed to serve the needs of the lovers, their families, the greater community, and Mother Earth herself.


Healing the Wounded Heart of the World, by Jane Sherry

Healing the Wounded Heart of the World, by Jane Sherry


This New Age will be founded upon the principle of male and female balance (both within the self & also among the sexes), upon the primacy of Love, grounded upon the Earth through balanced sexual affinity, and rising to the heavens through the harmonious intent and the spiritual practices of Twin Soul Adepts offering their hearts, their minds and their bodies in Service to the Divine.

The Divine Lovers represent the Avatars of the New Age of Aquarius, which is now trembling on the historical horizon, its first shimmering rays of light visible through today’s dark night of the planetary soul, to those Adepts with clairvoyant vision who can pierce the veil of Time’s illusion.

One of these Adepts is a remarkable scholar and clairvoyant named William Irwin Thompson. He combines in one person the mythological scholarship of Joseph Campbell and the clairvoyant abilities of an advanced yogi. Thompson's scholarship focuses on cultures of partnership, and his work totally transcends the patriarchal views of Campbell.

In Thompson's remarkable book The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light, he discusses the crucial archetypal images of the most recent ages of Earth development and the emerging Aquarian Age.

Thompson says, “Myth, as a history of the soul, is still a history, and each stage of the evolution of consciousness generates its appropriate story. As the spiral of history turns, one archetypal story becomes the recapitulation of the old, the performance of the new, and the overture to what is to come.

Statuary: The family of Osiris. Osiris on a lapis lazuli pillar in the middle, flanked by Horus on the left and Isis on the right (22nd dynasty, Louvre, Paris)

The family of Osiris. Osiris on a lapis lazuli pillar in the middle,

flanked by Horus on the left and Isis on the right (22nd dynasty, Louvre, Paris)

The family of Osiris. Osiris on a lapis lazuli pillar in the middle, flanked by Horus on the left and Isis on the right (22nd dynasty, Louvre, Paris)

“As a story, the myth of Isis and Osiris is a recapitulation of the myth of the Neolithic Mother Goddess and the dying adolescent son-lover, but in the case of Isis and Osiris, where the lovers are brother and sister, the relationship between the masculine and feminine is becoming more equal. In the early stages of evolution, nature dominates the human being, the planet dwarfs the tiny human species, but as civilization emerges, the masculine grows to a new level, and so the feminine responds to meet it at that level. The Great Goddess becomes Isis. The story grows from Lascaux to Catal Huyuk to Abydos, but it does not end there.

“The story of Isis and Osiris is an overture to the story of Mary and Jesus. The dead son in the arms of his mother pictured in the famous Pieta of Michelangelo is a recapitulation of the ancient theme of the dying male god and the Paleolithic goddess."

Pieta, by Michaelangelo, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

The Pietà by Michelangelo, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


"But the finishing of a story is also its consummation. In giving his mother away to John while he is dying on the cross, Jesus is preparing to effect his own resurrection. This time it is not the Goddess Isis who raises up the phallus of the dead Osiris to conceive the divine child; the resurrection is not merely the god becoming the Lord of the Dead on the astral plane.

“This time an integral being incarnates on the physical plane, takes on the entire mystery of death in the mortal physical body, and rises from the dead on the physical plane. Osiris expresses initiatic mastery of the astral plane, but Jesus expresses initiatic mastery of the physical plane through the mystery of a conscious death.

“Mary Magdalen is the first to see the resurrected body of Jesus, and in that coupled image of the avatar and the whore is the overture to what is to come in the next world epoch. As the whore, Mary Magdalen expresses the presence and consummation of the archaic feminine heritage and its transmutation into the archetypal androgyne of the future. Peter, the orthodox and conventional Jew, would exclude Mary Magdalen from the mysteries, but Jesus sees sexuality in a totally different light.


The Risen Lord appears to St Mary Magdalene, Islip's church of St Nicholas, Courtesy Lawrence OP, Flickr

The Risen Lord appears to St Mary Magdalene, Islip's church of St Nicholas,
Courtesy Lawrence OP, Flickr

“Simon Peter said to them, ‘Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of Life.’ Jesus said, “I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.’ Jesus did not mean that women should become like men, but that, in the process of initiation, each sex must take on the character of the opposite, before wholeness can be achieved.

“Jesus said to them,
‘When you make two into one
And what is within like what is without,
And what is without like what is within.
And what is above like what is below,
And when you unite male and female in one
So that the male is no longer male,
And the female no longer female,
… Then you shall enter the Kingdom.’

“Mary Magdalen, the surviving form of the temple prostitute, became the initiate of Jesus. . .It is Mary Magdalen who first sees the resurrected Jesus. . .John and Mary Magdalen stand at the foot of the cross, for in the next turn of the spiral their story is to become the historical performance of the eternal myth.”

Bird Woman Watching the Lovers, Banner by Jane Sherry

Bird Woman Watches the Lovers, Banner by Jane Sherry


“. . .Isis and Osiris are the avatars of one Platonic Month, Jesus and Mary of another. . .If in the practice of Tantric yoga, one looks into the collective unconscious now, one will see a triptych, something like Grunsward's Isenheim altarpiece, vibrating in the air of the astral plane. In one panel we see a painting of the feminine lamenting the fall of the masculine into time; it is a painting of Isis crying above the coffin of Osiris. In the second panel, we see the dead masculine in the arms of the feminine, Jesus in the arms of Mary. In the third panel we see neither the Fall nor the Crucifixion, but the sacred copulation (hieros gamos) of the reunited young lovers. Once it was physical death and crucifixion which nailed consciousness down into matter; then it was a sacrament of Thanatos [Death]; but in the world-epoch about to begin it is a sacrament of Eros, a physical sexuality in which the lovers of eternity give birth to the world on the physical plane.”

As Thompson makes clear, the energetic form for the New Age has been set in the astral plane, and the energy of the Divine Lovers is available to us all. This is an energy of unconditional love and balanced sexual affinity, an energy Unified with the Source of Creation.

This new marriage of male and female energies is based upon co-operation, balance and co-creation, rather than hierarchical relations between the sexes.

Bringing today's war between the sexes to an end and establishing right relations between male and female has never been more important than it is today. A species at war with itself cannot heal the wounds inflicted by mind-body duality, cannot end war, cannot live in harmony with Mother Earth and the sentient and non-sentient beings with whom we share our lovely blue-green home in this universe.

Tarot Trump VI, The Lovers, Waite Tarot


Those who choose to follow the path of the Divine Lovers back to the Garden choose the difficult but important task of creating a new, conscious form of human love, which has not existed before on this planet. We are talking about an energetic signature, not a prescribed set of sexual relations. Regardless of your gender or sexual orientation, you can balance the masculine & feminine energies within yourself and you can work with your partner to achieve a balanced loving relationship-this is the essence of the energy of the Divine Lovers.

They are assured of help and blessings from all quarters of the spiritual world. And in following this arduous but rewarding path, they obtain their release from the bondage of this ancient struggle between the sexes and within ourselves which creates suffering in so many hearts and homes today.

Dolphin Psalm, Magic Lantern Drawing by Jane Sherry

At this critical time in history, the ability of lovers to establish a co-operative spiritual practice, a balanced state of sexual affinity, and an unconditional love sends a healing radiance throughout the collective consciousness of humanity.

Lovers who work together to co-create a shared reality of compassionate service based upon loving wisdom are helping to lay the foundations for a new human culture of co-operation and unity with Mother Earth where individuals, communities and nations live in peace and harmony.

Let us all take heart in this time of great turmoil on the planet. Lovers always live with a joyful heart, confident of the future, for lovers are in touch with the stream of loving energy that comes to us from the future, when the Divine Lovers will reign supreme in human consciousness, cultivating a restored Garden of Eden.


I Would Love to Be Your Sun

By Curtis Lang on Apr 22, 2016


I would love to be your sun

Your love is transforming me.
You direct my mind's fingers deep
within the soil of my soul
and there I caress the seeds of the future 
hidden within my heart.

In your honor and by your loving grace 
I climb the luminous ladder rising up my spine,
and as the vines of life entwine beneath my skull
I enfold you in an eternal, celestial embrace.

I am an ape evolving beyond my elemental nature,
a radiant source of light, 
once flickering in the wind,
now stable and steady, 
fixed and rooted in a new orbit,
light-years beyond the spot where love took flight.

My one desire is to become your dependable Sun,
to pour out my warmth upon your homespun gown 
at dawn, as you step out into your garden,
drowsy and covered in dream fragments.
I live to illuminate your astral treasures.

I would refresh your heart with flaming golden droplets,
mined from deep within my violet crown.

At dusk, I would refresh your lunar smile with streaming light,
transmitting my heart’s delight across the womb of falling night 
with the metronomic regularity of a lover’s waltz.

Your quicksilver glances quicken the pace
of our energetic dance of love,
and mirroring our ecstasy, 
enigmatic stars embrace the void,
creating rainbow phosphenes in my field of vision,
strewn like diamonds across smooth velvet.

Our souls now sharing one intent,
to count the stations of love’s death and resurrection
in the sacred script of God --
hieroglyphic constellations mirror our ascent.