This book, published in 1902, is thought by the forum member who shared it with me to be a collective effort published under the pseudonym "Nancy McKay Gordon." The entire text is available at archive.org: The Majesty of Sex: A Song of Immortal Life.
Here are some excerpts:
p.32 [Description of conventional sex.] In animal passion they rush idiotically together, and, taking lust for love, they dissatisfy, and then loathe each other.
p.33 [Hermes] had mastered his sex nature and found in it the nectar of the gods. So, when he was confronted with Zeus he was not at all at a loss, but entertained him delightfully with the music that welled up from his heart. It as the celestial music of the Great Harmony. When Man and Woman have become harmonized through recognizing each other as their own Divinity, they will find themselves in delightful accord with the Great Harmony, listen to its ravishing strains, and feel its stirring vibrations in their own heart.
p.40 Man must liberate Woman before she can become his redeemer. Until you do that you will prove but a falsity to her, a seducer. And no seducer shall inherit the kingdom of God.
p.44 The first Adam was in the image of God, bi-une. The second Adam is an entirely different being. He is not androgyne or bi-une in the same sense as the first; he is divorced from Her who dwelt within him, and who came forth from out of him. What is generally called the "fall" is but the differentiation of the two; the expression of Man and Woman in and through sex-activity--the division of Self. Thus came about the first divine divorce.
p.45 But the "one far off divine event to which the creation moves" is the Oneness--at-one-ment--the reunion of the two that were divinely divided. Referring to this Jesus said: "Have ye not read that He who made Man at the beginning made them male and female? Wherefore they are not twain but one."
The Oneness is expressed by Man and Woman in sex-activity.
p.47 Upon being asked again and again when should come the kingdom of God, Jesus answered: "When the two shall be one and that which is without shall be as that which is within and the male with the female and there shall be neither male nor female, then is the Kingdom of God come."
p. 48 The duality in every individual system must become a oneness in harmonious interaction before a constitution perfect in health is attained. For instance; there must be perfect harmony between the two nervous systems that represent the masculine and feminine; the cerebro-spinal and the sympathetic. The sympathetic is that part of the nervous system that holds the soul in contact with the body.
p.52 [Must arouse will to action. "And though one may seem to have mastered himself, mastery is impossible until the most vivid conception of Self, as Divine, is attained."
p. 54 Healing is the result of the right use of sex power. ... When sufficient sex energy has been generated within the individual the touch of the hand will show wonderful results.
p.55 Many will illumine Woman in glorification, and will be absorbed in her, rather than consumed. Then, through her power of conservation, she will bear him and bring him forth again. And without losing [p.56] individual consciousness, they will not be twain, but conscious of each other's consciousness they will be One!
p. 57 We are chiefly concerned with that intercourse which is the intercourse of generation, as distinct from that of regeneration. They have each their holy end--the latter that of regenerating the acting individual; the former that of perpetuating the human race.
...As yet [Man] allows his senses, emotions and preconceived ideas to govern him; impulse for so called pleasure is so great in some persons, that without thought of the future they rush headlong into sensual gratification, and lo, lust is born!
p.62 I don't think so! [If woman is loving she can transmute sperm to prevent pregnancy.]
p.64 [Woman can control sex of child during conception with thought. Hmmm.... This author warns against excessive children, but touts procreation...even at an advanced age.]
p.71 If the thought of both be not centralized in the ideal--love and truth-- it is better to refrain from a physical expression of love. If the seminal fluid be retained in the system unmagnetized--unloved--it becomes a death-dealing substance.
p.76 The sexual functions should be as completely under control of the will as the motion of a finger.
p. 87 One a well-sexed individual may ever hope to become a healer in every sense of the word. Where reference is made to a well-sexed individual, the meaning we wish to convey is, that the individual be possessed of a strong love nature, in complete balance or guidance, and knowing where to place his wonderful gift of creative power. ...For instance, while in a creative mood, instead of seeking a physical embrace, direct the attention to that which you wish to make manifest. If it be writing, then turn all this wonderful force into the book.
p. 91 If physical progeny is the purpose of sexual union, then agree to that and create after fleshly form and likeness! IF the desired conception be of infinite nature, then do not bring the sex substance into existence, for if formed and expelled it creates only finite things.
p. 96 As generation is a fact, so is regeneration a truth. Both are to be interpreted on the same plane as relative to the body. That which belongs to the body, creation and re-creation, belongs to it because the impelling power behind it is the Ego desiring expression. If there were no egos crowding space, then there would be no births. When Man and Woman demand for themselves re-birth, regeneration, spiritualized bodies, then will they have the power to give birth to that which they have not yet dreamed of. They will bring forth themselves, or they will bring forth spiritual bodies for souls ready to enter them.
The first principle of Love is attraction.
p. 97 The creation of seminal fluid is unnecessary except for the creation of finite beings. The life-essence, which is spirit substance, creates through the medium of the mentality. ...Secretion can be prevented by taking the positive or affirmative attitude that the Life-essence be used for re-generation--New Life--and for no other purpose. Then it will impossible to bring into action anything but the Spirit of it.
p. 98 There is rhythm and power in the infinite expression of sexual interchange. Soul meets soul, and the touch of bodies proves of soulful profit. Woman dwells in the 'All-Good.' Man is divinely poised, conscious only of the two souls becoming one in activity. Both perceive the process of regeneration, and embrace in the ecstacy of celestial knowledge, for Love only rules. The mind is disrobed of all incipient thought, and almighty truth, as Absolute Existence, stands revealed as Divine Love.
p.99 Man is only concerned with liberating Woman, that is, loving her to the degree that she beholds her own freedom; then will she come into perfect liberty through self-abandonment. But unless she finds her Lord ever masterful--ever ready to carry her with him into the winged realms, she neither will nor can abandon herself.
To be masterful means to be filled with celestial desire, not lust.
p.109 It is in the stillness of these moments that Man and Woman, in silent communion, do their greatest work. It is then they dwell most fully in the consciousness of their Oneness.
P. 112 It is misapplied sex-law that brings disease and impotency. ...[To achieve] magnetic exchange of life-essence only, then fill your soul with the spiritual love of your companion, and no physical substance will be formed or appear. This is achieved by the immaculate, unmixed thought of the individuals. For there being but one power, that of spirit, there is but one agent for the transmitting of its power--the vehicle of thought. Thought is Spirit. Creative power rightly cared for and directed will bring any condition, or any expression of power as accomplishment. But should the organs of this creative power be disregarded or condemned, they naturally suffer from such negativity as any other function of the body suffers from lack of proper attention.
p.114 Any appetite may be overfed until it becomes abnormal or impotent in its functionating properties. The generative organs must necessarily be guided and taught the art of generating life-force, instead of creating physical substance. Those who wish to use the life-essence for the sole purpose of regeneration, must, as hinted, prevent the formation of physical substance.
The male germ is in the process of formation, while the thought is directed to the sex organs in the desire of sex contact. And as long as physical substance is generating, some kind of physical culmination will take place. In the case of bodily contact, nothing of such physical nature should pass between those who are engaged in it for the sake of regeneration.
Hold fast the ideal thought of greater life and love; this thought may flow through the whole body as an immaterial substance, if centered on the union of souls, thus directing the mind from physical conditions into the realization that every atom of the body is sexed in conjunction with the mate, and in conjunction with the primal cause of all sex functioning.
p 115 Woman has more and greater power in the creative act than man, because of her intense and maternal nature. When the power of love is allowed to flow freely through the loving soul of woman, it is impossible to realize to what intense and harmonious pitch her soul may be aroused. She is a most sensitive and magnificent instrument in the hands of man; and when the sexual relationship is entered into as something divine, as celestial, she is capable of evolving the most supernal energies of the Universe. Therefore the wise man will not enter where he is not wanted.
p. 116 The sex problem is at the basis of all life and manifestation, and it must be solved individually before it can be taught universally.
Generation must be, in order that regeneration may be.
p. 117 Sensation v. vibration [Sensation is localized], but vibration, or thought activity, influences the whole organism. ... Sensation is the consciousness aroused by the contact of sensory organs with something. Sex-sensation is the voluptuous consciousness of being in active physical touch with the opposite sex. The sensation thus aroused may become a vibration by being stored, cherished, and cultivated in the heart. Sensations of love kept fresh in the heart and nurtured there, will produce the most perfect vibratory activity, and give poise to the entire system.
p.118 Since everything is caused by vibration, and vibration is generated in the silence or center, it is to be concluded that in this silence the balancing condition is to be evolved. ... In the silence is the center found ... In stillness are the greatest things conceived and brought forth; through vibratory currents and not in the noisy sensation.
In order to enter into this stillness while in love communion, it is necessary that the mind be poised, free from all care and concern, in perfect liberty and love. ... Made Omnipotent in love, the thought of perfect mastery will possess the two, and they will come forth from the experience a god and a goddess. While in communion, each should be poised in the love of the other and in the one ideal thought: Love Is! Perfection and profit cannot be attained unless the two minds be united in purity--LOVE complete.
This can be attained only by concentrated thought and the desire for the highest; for a realization of Everlasting Life, promised to those who overcome. Be the purpose spiritual, the moment will be one of ecstacy with no substance materialized or express, but all etherealized. ...
When this secret is learned: to enter the chalice of love in absolute stillness and silence, [p. 120] the two are then capable of transmuting every bodily atom into a higher expression of life.
But if this stillness has not been found and entered...this thought will gradually develop physical and mental poise, and little by little the power to transmute physical substance into ethereal form of life will be acquired. The divine idea of the transcendental should be maintained and sustained by the divinity of will.
p. 122 The positive organism--the male germ which holds the Fire of Life--has no power to rekindle the flame, except when in union with the receptive organism--the soul-seed of woman.
p. 123 He who knows how to brew, whose eyes are fixed attentively upon the operation, and whose judgment can tell infallibly when the process must cease; who knows when the Fire must be quickened or retarded, how to get the equilibrium established--he understands how to continue transmutation forever. Transmutation is the process from creation [p.124] to recreation, while the Fire of Love burns brightly.
p. 129 Desire is that faculty in sentient beings that longs for more life. ... [p.130] It is of the Divine Spark in all things, and all higher life depends upon it. The most divine expression of it is what is called sexual desire. ... The feminine soul demands to be caressed and vitalized by the masculine spirit that she may eternally reproduce herself.
p. 137 The prolongation of life by effective use of the essences of Nature can be attained by a celibate, but the regenerative process cannot be carried on without the Fire of Love!
p. 138 No one can come into possession of this power until awakened through the Love Nature....Bringing forth the ideal in the Beloved one is the only goal worthy a great love!
p. 141 Dawn is the ideal time for union.
p. 142 Wonderful mental developments [are] attained through celibacy; but they are won through the sacrifice of physical force, and the final result is an unbalanced condition of both mind and body.
There is a distinction between continence, abstinence, and self-indulgence. Continence is a restriction of indulgence, reserving force; abstinence is separation and means death, as a violation of the law of normal use. Continence is an indrawing for the purpose of reservation; or it is simply a guard against excesses and too large family. ...
The sexes associate for various reasons: for the reproduction of species, which is often a detrimental act hampering the soul more than it uplifts, wounding the heart which it should heal.
p. 143 Human or personal love evolves into the impersonal or divine, indrawing to the primal center that drop of Liquid Gold wherein all life IS! This is symbolized by the sparkling drop in the Heart of the Lotus.
The electric spark glows and burns in every man, as he creates the germ of impregnation; the woman holds the magnetic current, the receptacle or crucible of transmutation and creation. ... The spark of fire or electric germ just find for itself a receptacle in the loving embrace of its complement, for without this it is useless.
p. 144 Physical contact is necessary as a primary step in creation, and through the act a power is generated that brings new life, more love and forcefulness. But two souls, having learned this secret, may generate power without
p.145 physical interchanges. None will be satisfied that this is true, neither will they attain the power to accomplish the work, before having experienced all the steps of physical intercourse and creation. Then they will gradually grow into this subtler method of generating power.
... As the soul evolves to the supernal consciousness that Man is God, we more largely manifest the impersonal life-force as love and wisdom, energy and health. [This leads to] dropping the material idea to such an extent that no
p. 146 thought of the fleshly product enters the mind. Then immaculate results are attained.
Abiding in the deep consciousness of love through the one with whom exchange is desired the concept of ideal love can prevail. And under the paramount desire to make love manifest in life, through personality, we enter the close walk with the soul in holy communion with each other.
...[First] we think, and according to the measure the thought be accepted, will it be made manifest through the medium of the mental matrix where the seed is deposited. This wonderful manipulation of sex force and the knowledge of
p. 147 its manipulation is wisely hidden from all save those who are spiritually illuminated....It can never be fully known to any, save those who are willing to leave the old, die to the past, and enter fearlessly upon the New Life!
... Passion is a degree of love which empowers the soul with energy and desire for mastery. The way of passion is the way of the cross. The awakened passion is the first flush of regeneration. [But then there is crucifixion in overcoming it for a higher end.]
p. 149 Man and woman cannot realize the truth of their unity until they permit the creative forces to court each other in all the power of both storm and rest, passion and peace!
A wise man will not misuse the strength imparted to him by a woman's trust. [He cannot divinely love her unless he is holding]
p. 150 fast to his own godlike ideal. He could not be strong without being filled with passion; he could not be trustworthy without being strong. As long as woman trusts man she is a shield for his passion. To the degree that she trusts him will he transmute his passion into a conquering masterfulness; through this mastery will he set her free, releasing her from all oppression.
...Her presence and passion becomes a delicious drink, a nectar, not to be swallowed by the goblet, but rather to be tasted drop by drop to his soul's great refreshment and nourishment! The Waters of Life must be gently drunk by the loving man and woman, for sudden draughts dull the taste; gentleness belongs to creative love, suddenness to a short-lived passion. When Man and Woman know how to partake of this Water, their soul and spirit enter into a complete union.
p. 151 [Parable of the rose as woman]
p. 154 Let them both remain intrinsically unshaken in purpose, invincible in their love, unchanged in righteous thought. Then, when the majesty of sex power be expressed and they both sink into that state of being where the world is shut out, business cares forgotten, the idea of pregnancy foreign to both minds, the bodily substance will be absorbed by the soul and become transformed into a garment--a new body--somewhat like the solidification of soul substance so that the old body will be laid aside...[and] the new one will be made visible.
p. 155 To prepare her, let him treat her as he would an angel; caress her into receptivity; warm and vitalize her under the influence of mentality or in spoken words of appreciation. Tell her she is lovable in her entirety; woo her into a divine passion--then will the act of giving and receiving become one of transmutation, void of sensuality. Woman's holy vibration should never be disturbed by the slightest impatience.
p. 156 There are times when he enfolds her in this arms with the protecting love of a father, knowing her to be his only treasure. There are times when woman loves man with the love of a mother who would soothe and comfort him, when he lays his weary head on her bosom and finds strength. But when this great Heart of Love is most fully expressed, whether in Man or Woman, then it is the Woman becomes the Bride and the Man her Bridegroom. All else is forgotten save the sweetness engendered in the act of creation.
p. 157 [Man] should guard his sex potency as a miser guards his gold. But instead of this he habitually prostitutes it in various ways, letting his virtue pass from him, not knowing of his power to conserve it. When the time comes in which to use it, and when he needs the greatest supply, his energy is exhausted and he finds himself poverty-stricken and self depleted.
Any lack of vitality between the sexes is due to insolvency of thought [BRAIN??], not to any lack
p. 158 of essential power. To replete the creative spark or to increase its power, both man and woman must recognize the God within themselves. ...a real godlike and absolute understanding.
p. 159 When mentally impotent we fail in attainment, just as there is a failure to bring forth physical children when physically impotent or uncreative.
...Love is a manifestation of spirit and as a quality of energy it should be manifested sexually. The conservation of this energy is not accomplished by the suppression of sexual force, but it is accomplished by permitting love
p. 160 as subtle vibration to guide the grosser and more material form of sexual activity.
It is not the conservation of sexual fluid that should be the aim of either man or woman, but the noncreation of it. This constitutes the conservation of vitality. With this fact fully realized it is possible to live in a continual ecstacy of life, instead of spasmodic intervals of sexual joy.
...The soul must be conscious of the non-separation of body and soul, and so sensitized to the holiness of the sexual embrace that no prostituting idea can enter in.
p. 161 The method of celestial love is a science, and the scientific development of sexual force lies in the knowledge and desire to remain continually creative and potent. The great Holy Power, the Spirit of Energy, should be continually manifest in man.
... Morning, noon and night there should ever be a consciousness of creative power; never losing sight of the Universal Spirit to the extent of becoming uncreative mentally, or devitalized physically. This is the impotent mood--the mood that profiteth nothing. Let us understand that the creative mood does not mean giving expression to it in a physical manner; but it does mean a consciousness of the never-dying principle of sex power. It should be sensed throughout the entire being. The delight of being alive is great. The joy of active expression is greater. But the ecstacy of Love in stillness is greatest.
p. 162 To be in a continual state of creativeness, there must be a continual conservation of vitality. ... To be physically potent and creative in the highest sense, one must be mentally poised. ... Interaction cannot be complete until the two, man and woman, meet; and meet harmoniously in all three parts--body, soul and spirit.
...The two-fold action should be completely balancing even as it once was!
The everlasting presence of the One ever overshadows us, but until we unite the Presence within with the Presence without, this [p.163] Presence does not appear unto us. Until eternal silence is born in the soul the spirit cannot fully overshadow it.
p. 166 Passion is controvertible--it can be transformed into celestial love, the soul result of which is invariably heavenly peace, enthusiasm, and profound ecstacy! Transmute affection and passion into that Fire which is God!
p. 168 This generation between the pair may be continued or prolonged at will by turning the attention from the physical relation unto the relation of souls.
p. 169 The holy union should never be prompted for the sake of satisfaction or gratification. When the desire for gratification, and the propensity of expelling, as been mastered, one knot of the great sexual and creative problem has been untied.
... Breathe not the atmospheres of separation, impurity and adultery--but that of oneness with Divinity, the Energy of Heaven.
p. 170 There has been a moral Law laid down, that sexual intercourse should not be entered into save for the purpose of propagation. We agree to this, but carry the power of creation beyond the mere external realm.
p. 177 The love of a Magdalene may lift the dead Jesus into the resurrected Christ! ...She does this by giving of her feminine substance so etherealized by true love that it is absorbed into the soul of Man.
p. 178 His mastership does not consist in commanding her, but in lifting her with him into spheres hitherto unknown to either.
p. 181 Until a vision of perception beyond the present relations can be observed they must be continued.
p.182 Body and soul must act together to bring forth the diviner possibilities. As we demonstrate all we perceive concerning creative law, entering into the creative act with consciousness of purpose, something more will be made manifest, and by practical demonstration we will learn what is in store for all those who wisely seek.
p. 183 Division is death, unity is life! Unite!
... What is generally called union between male and female, is rather separation. ... If you wish separation unite bodies only. In spending force the golden cord of true unity snaps.
p. 184 The conclusion is this: unite souls. ... Only those who know their souls can do the work. ... The first sign of having tasted the Elixir is that your eye attracts or repulses all things; that the teeth shed off all decayed layers and become new and glossy; that old nails fall out and new, beautiful ones appear in their place.
The cause of all union is the desire for more life. Man and Woman unite to live more. While in union this should be realized, that the pleasure sensed is increased life streaming through the being. Take hold of the life, concentrate upon it, and live!