Jonah, Noah and the Yoni Symbolism

You see, the Bible story of Jonah being eaten by a whale, where he remains inside for three days and nights, is actually a tale of returning to the womb to gestate and be reborn through the use of entheogenic communion. The name Jonah or Yonah was actually a euphemism for the Vedic "yoni", a Sanskrit word meaning vulva or womb. Jonah as the male "lingam" principle inseminated and gestated inside the yoni from the sea (cosmic semen). Jonah is effectively being unborn into the womb of the "whale" (pregnant female) to be purified and reborn.

We see this idea expressed in the Jewish Day of Atonement known as Yom Kippur. On this day, the story of Jonah and the Whale is read to symbolize sacrifice - sacrifice of worldly desires in order to become pure again, as in the womb at the moment of incarnation. The word ‘yom’ actually means ‘yoni’ or womb where one must return to become pure.

In Christian churches, this inner sanctum concept is called the Janua Coili or ‘Heaven’s Gate’ and is represented by screens in many sanctuaries. The screen in the Sistine Chapel is one such example. It is derived from the yonic gates of Roman Juno (Jonah) and Etruscan Uni (Yoni) which historically referred to the hymen veil covering the entrance to the heavenly realm in ancient goddess temples. It is the doorway to heaven known as the "pearly gate".

In ancient Hebrew practice, Yom Kippur was the day when the High Priest of the temple (Solomon's temple) would breathe the incense of the sacred shittum wood (burning acacia bush) and Kannabosm (cannabis) sacrificed for him on the Foundation Stone altar (in the Holy of Holies). When he was ready, he would then proceed downstairs under the Rock into the Well of Souls cave directly below it (symbolizing the womb).* There he would open the Ark of the Covenant to remove the holy scripture and eat the holy manna (psychoactive mushrooms) in an effort to envision God and atone for the sins (earthly desires) of his People. In this way, he had pierced the hymen (hymnal) veil to reenter the womb and be purified in God's presence. When he emerged, he was reborn and the sins of his People forgiven for another year.

The same fertility purification rite is found as the Catholic Lent (Cath = katharsis = purify) and Islamic Ramadan. Prayer and confessional is part of this purification rite. Virtually every religion has its origin in the concept of sexual healing and rebirth, here found hidden beneath the seemingly meaningless allegory of Jonah and the Whale.

But there's one more thing. The Ichthys fish symbol and ancient fish gods, such as Enki, Dagon, Poseidon, Varuna, and many others, are also symbolic of the cosmic lingam-yoni principle. They point us back to the sea for our origin - back through the plant kingdom and back through the Venusian goddesses to reach the pure Source of Creation - the Clear Light of the Sun.