Spiritus Sanctus

In my series of sonnets called Spiritus Sanctus, I wrote several poems that would act as reminders of some spiritual truths I had absorbed over the years. For example, the following poem highlights Jesus` sayings on the cross. 

Seven Last Words


The day that Jesus died, he spoke his mind:

Hearing the crowd taunt and jeer, prayed, `Forgive`;

Even the thieves argued about their bind:

Consoling, gave one `Paradise` to live;

Remembering responsibilities,

Unto his mother, a son to `behold`.

Concerned with his body, now ill-at-ease

In the blinding heat, he `thirst` for the cold.

Forsaken, feeling utterly alone,

Inclined his head upward and cried out, `Why?`

Xylem for Zion, he paid, he atoned

In our stead, so he let his `spirit` fly.

Outwardly broken, his strength diminished,

Now that it’s over, it has been `finished!`

Sonnet V


When I first realized that the start of Genesis was echoed in the beginning of John’s gospel in the New Testament, I wrote the following poem.



A beginning, we are told, is the start:

Recognizing the initial fiat

Can be more confusing than the lead cart

Horses must follow; amen — so be it.

Either the word be said or all hidden:

Truths only halfway told lead to defeat,

Yet, in Genesis 1:1, who’s kidding`…?

Put wisdom into the principle seat.

In beginning was the Word, so says John:

Could this be our clue to dig deeper still

And make sense of the past, long gone?

Lend your spiritual ear and get your fill:

Listen to the sound current of our earth,

You will know God’s First Breath gave us our birth.

Sonnet VII


The Kabbalah is Jewish esoteric knowledge wrapped up in interesting concepts. Metempsychosis is essentially an explanation for reincarnation. See the following:



Moses and Jethro were Abel and Cain;

Eve and Adam, David and Bathsheba;

The Serpent became known as Uriah;

Even Job’s Abraham’s father again.

Metempsychosis was used to explain

Perplexing problems in the Kabbalah:

Some said that Adam, David, Messiah

Yielded ADaM’s name as from the same vein.

Commonly, reincarnation was used,

Heresy to some, sacred to others,

Only the Gnostics really knew for sure.

Since the 5th century it’s been abused

In Catholics, erased by the Fathers;

Saved by the Perfect: Humanity’s Cure!

Sonnet X


Finally, the similarity of the word phoenix with the name Sphinx got me wondering if there might be a connection. This is explored in the last poem.

Ancient Mysteries


According to ancient legends the

Phoenix was the picture of perfection.

He lived his life in the right direction,

Outlined by the hero, Zarathustra.

Eventually, Ahura Mazda

Nominated him for resurrection

In hopes he could be, by introspection,

Xebec, for us to sail through our karma.

Suppose that the Egyptians made the Sphinx,

Purposely hiding its meaning from us,

Hoping the mystery would make us stand,

In retrospect, before it, as it sinks

Necroscopic into our unconscious,

Xenolith upon the hot desert sand.

Sonnet XIV


About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to cdsmiller17@gmail.com. (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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  4. cdsmiller17 says:

    Reblogged this on cdsmiller17 and commented:

    From seven years ago, today.


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