THE GROUP ENERGY-SHARING EPISODES
A South American Account of Sacred Sex
by Johnny Appleseed
We see the THREE YOUNG WOMEN in various situations, gardening, processing
They are always very close together, touching, talking, and throwing mischievous
glances at Manuel. There is one scene where they are trying to move a vine
out of the way of
their taro patch, and Manuel is there. They drag him over and make him
help them with much
giggling and touching. Afterwards, they talk animatedly.
During this, the older woman are aware of what is going on, and one evening,
they all come
together in their sleeping groups and gradually drift together and surround
the three young
women and lead them off into the jungle.
They are led along a trail to a hidden cave. Outside they are smudged,
given a drink of a herbal
potion, and then led in with chanting. Inside we see a very dark image
of an enormous woman
sitting on a kind of throne. There is a large hole leading down from the
main room and we see a
faint light coming from there, just enough to know it is there.
The woman arrange themselves in a circle around the large woman, keeping
together in their
sleeping groups. The three young woman are curled up next to the large
woman, the others in
a circle gathered all around them. It is like a large mandala.
Chanting is started, and we see energy start to be generated as a network
of blue lines of
energy radiating over the surface of the woman. Then it concentrates as
a ball of this blue
energy in her hips. This spreads out to envelope the three young woman,
and then the whole
group. It gradually starts to pulse and knit together until the whole group
is one humming pool
of energy. They lie like that for some time, and then the scene fades out.
The next morning we see the group of the old women taking the group of
young woman into
the forest and showing them certain plants. We also see them talking earnestly
to Xumu. The
head old woman says, "Manuel has been chosen by the young women, it is
time for a joining
ceremony." Xumu says, "How did the session with the old one go?" The second
says," The energy was very strong. They will carry Manuel very far." They
Preparations are shown for a feast. A new house is built by the village,
and the young women
move into it. Game is brought in and dried, firewood gathered, herbal preparations
Towards evening, Xumu comes out of his house dressed in his ceremonial
clothing, followed by
his old women. They circle around the camp, and other families join them.
The circle goes into
the new house and brings out the three young women, who join in the dance
. Then they lead
the circle into Xumu’s house and the bring out Manuel, who finally joins
the dance. They spiral
inward with Manuel and the three woman in the center, until they are in
a tight group. The
chant builds to a climax until there is a loud shout and then silence.
The rest of the people
wander off and Manuel and the three young women go to the new house.
It is getting dark by now and we see them by a small fire sitting in a
circle drinking an herbal
preparation, chanting, and then getting into a large hammock. Manuel gets
in first, and the
girls briefly confer among themselves in native tongue, then one gets in
first and cuddles with
Manuel, and the other two lay one on each side of the couple.
As the first girl rolls over on top and the other two cuddle up close,
we start to hear the hum
and see the energy radiations of the herbal effects. The energy starts
to build between the girl
and Manuel in the sexual centers, and then radiates out over the bodies
of everyone. As the
blue energy knits them into one now slowly spinning pool of energy, we
see superimposed on
this scene the faces of all four of them facing inward toward one another,
their faces open with
ecstatic delight. These faces are of the same people we see huddled together
in the hammock,
but they are made of energy, sort of a bluish outline. They throw their
heads back and the faces
slowly start to spin until they blend together into one composite face.
This image slowly starts
This composite image slowly starts to raise above the intertwined bodies,
moving up through
the roof and into the night air over the village. The large trees surrounding
the village also
have an energy glow around them, and the composite image slowly drifts
toward one of them,
enters and moves up through it, and emerges out the top of the canopy into
the night sky. The
stars are bright on a jet black background, and we see hovering over the
composite images, slowly spinning. In the background we hear the words
and music of a
ceremony. The composite images start to move toward each other and revolve
in a slow circle
over the village that eventually becomes a ring of light. Slow dissolve.
The next morning we see the girls and Manuel slowly stirring from their
hammock. The girls
act shy around Manuel, but laugh and giggle amongst themselves as normal
When Xumu approaches the house to get Manuel for a day of plant hunting,
instantly stoic and impassive.
As Manuel accompanies Xumu around the village he notices that all the women
in their groups, something that we have seen in the movie before, but not
in a noticeable way.
This morning however, they seem to be more than ordinarily close.
As they go out into the forest to gather herbs, we see groups of women
also gathering herbs,
something that is not usually done in view of the men. When they get back
to the village, the
men and the women extract their batches of ayahuasca and other herbs separately.
That night, there is a long round dance in the village, and then a procession
off to the cave of
the old mother. They file in and take up places around the old mother in
a circle, with Xumu in
the center with his women around him. They take their potions, and the
chanting and energy
flashes start to flow over their bodies, starting from the old mother and
Xumu, and then
spreading over everyone. Manuel and his young women are part of the group.
We see from the viewpoint of the old mother and Xumu that they become a
flow of detached
energy seen as faces of energy. These merge into a composite and the composite
rotates with the other sleeping group composites until there is a ring
of light. This slowly lifts
off of the now trancelike pile of bodies, and slowly moves into and down
the hole in the cave
We are shown scenes of the cave walls going by, and then giant crystals.
Then we come to
great tree roots glowing with energy. We merge into these and follow them
up and out of a
great tree and into the night sky. We keep going up until the village is
left far behind, and we
can see the curvature of the earth. Then other rings of light come into
view, and our ring
slowly moves into formation with them, forming a ring of rings. Views of
deep space. Views of
ancestors of long ago, cavemen, etc, sitting in circle and drinking the
same potion. Views of
DNA molecules inside the body twining around each other and exchanging
the same kind of
blue energy. Views of futuristic technological cities of the future that
we swoop into and
through the walls of and find groups of people sitting in circle and taking
people are some of the same people in the tribe. Views of deep space. Fade
Back in the cave. Very early morning. Xumu is speaking, we catch him in
mid sentence. "..so
that is why it is so important to keep our tribe together, to keep the
sacred knowledge intact.
As long as we keep doing these ceremonies of merging together and contacting
they will continue to have an energy vehicle to to come back to, and they
will not diffuse and
dissipate, and we will continue to have their knowledge and wisdom of how
to live. We will
have a home for our spirits, and immortality when we die. We must teach
our young people to
continue these sacred ways, so that when we pass beyond our bodies, we
too will have a place
to re-form our consciousness once again. Otherwise we will be like the
animals, and our minds
will dissipate when we die. We must find some way to teach other people
how to do this.
Perhaps young Manuel here, will play a part in this. The old great mother
here , the one who
does not speak, is the one that keeps us in constant communication with
our ancestors. They
live in her, and she in them. When we all go to join them like last night,
then they come into all
of us and we are renewed and our minds are filled with new knowledge. Then
we know our
world, and what we need to do next. None of us can make this journey by
ourselves, it takes all
of us, men and women, to combine our energies to make the connection across
the stars to the
place of the grandfathers and grandmothers. They live there together as
one all the time. We
must strive to be able to join them."
Later with Xumu
"Xumu, what do you call this thing that we did last night?" asked Manuel.
"What thing?" asked Xumu. They are both sitting in front of Xumu’s house
peeling bark from a
pile of vines.
" You know, lying together and seeing the, the.."
"The Hõna, all of you together?"
"Is that what you call it, Hõna?"
"Yes, the Hõna is what we call the image, the energy body, the experience
of that which you
become when you join your essence with others. It is something you see,
you feel , you
experience. Did you enjoy it?"
"Enjoy is not the right word, it was more like a feeling that for the first
time I was in my right
place, that I was truly home and at peace for the first time. So we see
this thing you call the
Hõna. But what is it and how do we do it?"
"What it is is part a mystery, and part a natural thing that happens when
we bring the right
conditions together. You must want to join your energies together. It happens
when there are two different sexes involved. And of course the sacred plants
involved. Ayahuasca and some other mixtures we add in just for this experience
is our way of
evoking this experience. But the most important part is the part your energies
and will play.
You must want to join with another and participate and hold the experience
Otherwise the visions and energies all go their separate ways. You have
a very interesting
time, but you do not join with the others, and have access to the all,
the realm of the
grandfathers. It is at the heart of everything, this wanting to join.
Rocks want to join together with other rocks of their kind. The drop of
water always wants to
join with another drop of water. If I drop a piece of earth, it always
wants to fall back down and
join its family on the earth. All creatures want to join with their kind
and form a family. Our
people have found a way to join our soul or essence or spirits, through
the use of ayahuasca. It
is very natural, it is just following the way of all things that want to
"But grandfather, why do we have to use ayahuasca, and why do we have to
want to do this?
Shouldn’t it happen very naturally by itself?"
"All these things we do are very natural. We must eat to stay alive, we
must take medicines to
keep our bodies strong and healthy. This ayahuasca is a medicine for our
mind. With it we
receive information that helps us see how to live. It is what allows us
to join our minds to
whatever we see. The reason that we have to have the intention to join
with others of our kind
is that ayahuasca allows us to join with whatever we want to, be it a plant
to find out what is
good for, the animals of the forest to learn their ways so that we can
feed ourselves, or other of
our own kind so that we can be one tribe and live together in peace, and
fly to the stars.
Without our own will guiding us we would be wandering around lost. That
is why it is important
to have the training and the support of those who know this experience
well. They help you
But grandfather, what about when all of us joined together at the cave
of the great mother.?
We seemed to all join together as a larger group, journey out beyond the
stars, and there
seemed to be others of our kind. What is that called?"
Old Xumu looked thoughtful for a moment. The he finally said, "It is true
that when we all join
together in the larger group we can travel beyond where we can when we
are only in our little
family group. Although with practice one can go quite far. And what we
find out there is very
strange. It is true there must be others that journey such as we do. We
know there is a wide
world beyond the bounds of our forest. Perhaps some others of us in other
hidden reaches of
the jungle in other lands have found the vine or other plant medicines
that release the spirit to
join together and journey such as we do, but we have heard that the majority
of people of the
so called civilized world actually prohibit this. This is very strange
, and we do not understand
it. How can your tribes stay together and have good will for all if you
do not journey together?
This is not the way we were meant to be.
We call this joining together of all in the village the Great journey,
or Hõgan. It is something
great and mysterious. We join with our ancestors who have gone before us,
and they come
alive again. We also sometimes see what must be things in the future, things
that do not exist
on this earth and are very strange. But most of all we share with other
groups that have been
able to come together as we do. Perhaps some of them come from some of
the stars that fill the
sky at night, who knows. We meet together and share our being, but we do
communicate as we are doing here now. Perhaps some day we will."
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