Initiation to the
Mermaid’s Mysteries©


“I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

I have seen them riding seaward on the waves

Combing the white hair of the waves blown back

When the wind blows the water white and black.

We have lingered in the chambers of the sea

By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown

Till human voices wake us, and we drown.”


The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock by Thomas S. Eliot

Since ancient times, the Mermaid has been present in oral stories, folklore, and in the mythology of all places on Earth.

In every part of our wonderful planet we can find stories that speak of wonderful women with some common traits such as the ability to change shape and seduce, the ability to travel between Worlds transporting those who follow them, and enchanting, persuasive voices impossible to resist.

The Sirens narrated in Greek mythology are half-bird and half-woman beings, as described in the Odyssey, in which Homer writes of wonderful and dangerous creatures whose singing could drive a man to madness.
In the story, the protagonist, Ulysses, is warned by the sorceress Circe of the incredible powers of the Sirens and, to prevent shipwreck, she suggests that all sailors put wax in their ears so as not to hear their bewitching song.

Ulysses, on the other hand, chooses to be tied to the mast in order to listen to their song in its entirety. A real magical and spiritual initiation by the Sirens, who in this historical period had already been demonized, painted as evil creatures, enchanters, seductive and treacherous (the same fate then befell women, seen as enemies). Digging well into this story, we can see echoes of the ancient and wise enchanting women, who managed to make magic with their voice, their singing, their herbs, healing through sound or transporting people beyond the ordinary dimensions of consciousness, in order to have access to the deeper Mysteries of the soul, of life and death. The same mysteries that Ulysses chooses to immerse himself into completely.

Ulysses and the Sirens. Decoration of an Athenian vase, late 7th-early 5th century BC British Museum, London
It is therefore sufficient to dig not only into the Earth (to be able to find relics that are increasingly suggesting a past totally different from that which has been narrated up till now, by a society hostile to women), but also delving into the myths and language as did researchers with brilliant intelligence such as the archaeomithologist Marija Gimbutas or, even before, Professor Momolina Marconi.

Another form in which we find the Sirens represented is that of creatures half woman and half fish, or half woman and half snake or, finally, half woman and half dragon, as for example in Chinese mythology.
This is not surprising, because many Goddesses, women and Priestesses were considered to be Shapeshifters in deep contact with the chthonic, marine and celestial forces, and also because, all in all, the symbols of the bird, the snake, the dragon and the fish were not so distant from each other: they are in fact all very ancient representations of the Mother Goddess capable of continually renewing herself.

Sometimes the Sirens are even depicted as half woman and half fish with double tail and wings, representing the union of the three Celestial, Terrestrial and Marine Realms, between which the Great Mother ensures that there is harmony.

Sovana's two-tailed mermaid

The fish is one of the very ancient symbols of mermaids, subsequently co-opted by the Christian religion, and it is fascinating to see how the Greek word Delphi means both "fish" and "vulva".

The Oracle of Delphi was an ancient place of sacred alliance between humans and snakes.
Here the Priestesses, called Pizie or Pythonesses or Doves, divined from their cave-Yoni through rhyming sounds and words, often of complicated decipherment and were linked to the cult of the Goddess, before this was overturned, the ousted Goddess, the dedicated place to Apollo and the demonized Serpents.

The Oracle of Delphi

Singing, therefore, also represented the oracular capacity of wise women, their ability to channel for healing and to give Truth.

After all, the Yoni, the mouth, the lips and the throat, are intimately linked to each other and made of the same fabric.
I often say that, not surprisingly, an open and relaxed Yoni is an open and relaxed throat and vice versa. Much of my work is based precisely on the liberation of the natural voice for the liberation of sexuality. From the voice I understand the emotional state and health of a person and I am always moved to see the change in the voice of some people after having accompanied them on a path.

The Mermaid, especially the Bicaudata one, often smiles, like the Sphinxes, like Aphrodite (who among her epithets, not surprisingly, has Philomedes, "lover of smiles and genitals"), and like many other Goddesses from all over the world.

Like Baubo, like Sheela-na-Gig, the Bicaudata Mermaid shows us her genitals that she opens wide between the two tails, in the sacred gesture of the Anasyrma, offering her Yoni to our gaze, in front of which one falls silent and remains enchanted *.
Smiling Lemnos mermaid
San Lupo (BN) Sant'Angelo Fountain
Why is the Mermaid smiling?

Because she knows the Mysteries of Life and Death, because she knows how to travel between worlds, immerse herself and re-emerge as Aphrodite. (Mermaid è femmina sempre. Merman è maschio).
Anodos and Katodos, Immersion and Emergence in the Sea of ​​Knowledge and Wisdom, as I explain in the course "The Magic of the Waters", are the way in which magical and esoteric learning takes place. It is the undulating motion of Spiritual Initiation, the access to the Mysteries, the movement of the Waves, the spasms of the Orgasm, the beating of the heart, inspiration and exhalation.

If you would like to know more about this wonderful “The Magic of the Waters” course, click here.

She smiles because she knows the Secrets of Sacred Sexuality and the Paths of Pleasure, and with her song she returns to tell us about a world that is still possible, in which Pleasure is glorified and a joyful life achievable for everyone.

In this course we will dive with the Mermaids, half woman and half fish, and our journey will be letting ourselves sing, immerse ourselves in the Mysteries with them, surrender and go back to swim with them. After all, don’t we too come from the womb of Mother Sea?

To begin, I would like to take you on a journey to meet the Bicaudata Mermaid, immersing us in her Mysteries.

Are you ready?
Have a good trip!

Melusina - colored woodcut, Germany mid 16th century