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CREATION ENERGY — THE POWER OF THE LINGLINGO
Written by Kristen Jordan
Edited by MAAARI
 

The Linglingo is an ancient Philippine symbol for fertility and virility. ‘Linglingo’ means “lingo that serves the act of creation”, “lingo that issues the thought of manifestation”, “lingo that conjures the power to bring forth”¹. In pre-colonial times, the katalonan (high priestess) would use the Linglingo in rituals to bless womxn wanting to bear children, farmers wanting flourishing crops, and fishermen wanting abundant catch. 

Round, with an opening on one side,  the shape resembles the female uterus and the negative space, the head of a penis—illustrating the perfect union of male and female energies. The female uterus represents the cosmos of creation, and the phallus represents a plough used to prepare the earth for harvest.

1: The Womb Space

Fertility doesn’t only apply to the birthing of children. The power to create life resides within each of us, regardless of sex. Procreation can be a lush, abundant garden or bounty of an open mind. It’s the space in which potential gives way to newness. 

2: The Union of Male & Female Energies

Transitioning out of old paradigms and the outworn structures of patriarchy and capitalism, the Linglingo embodies what we can achieve together in perfect balance to understand our interconnectedness.

Some believe blessed Linglingo have anitos (spirits / deities) within them. May adorning ourselves with this symbol allow us to manifest abundance & remind us of our power to create, and re-create, our selves, and our world.

Butbut, 1953, Eduardo Masferre



honoring all mothers
bearers of life
in union with all creation

activating ancestral knowing
feminine energy—yoni magic

let us release what does not serve, so
all are nourished
all can flourish
all know abundance


¹ Chapter 3 / Amulets and Other Symbols of Power.” Way of the Ancient Healer: Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions, by Virgil Mayor. Apostol, Readhowyouwant Com Ltd, 2012, pp. 179–218.

 

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