Reuniting - February 2008 Newsletter

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February, 2008

Choose your Cupid

Cupid, or the God Eros, is often represented as a mischievous, chubby child. Could it be because Eros generally serves biology's procreation agenda above any other? Martie Haselton, a psychologist at UCLA characterizes romantic love as a "commitment device," a mechanism that encourages two humans to form a lasting bond. Bonds improve the chances that children survive to reproductive age fed and cared for by two parents rather than one. "Natural selection has built love to make us feel romantic," she says. ...

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Have A Laugh at the Gender Gap

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Letters from the Trenches

Dear Marnia, I'm Francisco Moreno and I live in Santiago de Chile (South America)....In 2003, when I was a student of psychology in the university, I published an article in a local magazine. I called it "Transorgasmic Sexuality" (Sexualidad Transorgásmica), where I introduced the term "transorgasmic" for giving insight into a different model of sexual response, contrasting with the usual "orgasmic" model. ...

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The Lizard

Anyone who has ever wrestled successfully with redirecting sexual desire learns that there are at least two important spiritual elements (apart from techniques that help us get around our neurochemical mating programs). Those elements are willingness and help from the Divine. This excerpt from C. S. Lewis' The Great Divorce is an inspiring portrayal of this insight. In this story, people take a day trip to the edge of heaven. Because heaven is so real, humans appear as ghosts in the story.

The Red Lizard of Lust

I saw coming towards us a Ghost who carried something on his shoulder. Like all the Ghosts, he was unsubstantial, but they differed from one another as smokes differ. Some had been whitish; this one was dark and oily. What sat on his shoulder was a little red lizard, and it was twitching its tail like a whip and whispering things in his ear. ...

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Energy Fields

Even wonder how sacred sex can lead to feelings of wholeness and wellbeing? Could the selflessness of the contact actually shift our auras? Consider these comments by Valerie Hunt, professor emeritus at UCLA. Professor Hunt was the first scientist to satisfactorily prove the existence of the human energy field. As she notes, ideally, the energy fields of people can blend in a way that strengthens both.

... And sometimes I put people together and their fields blended and became more elaborate, as each became stronger. This is the ideal transaction, and is what should happen in all human situations. There should be a beneficial transaction for both people.

Remarks of Valerie Hunt