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The Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism

Cover of 'Western Sexual MysticismThe Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism: Sacred Practices and Spiritual Marriage by Michigan State University professor Arthur Versluis (2008) is a refreshing look at sacred sex in the West. Versluis bravely pulls a lot of sacred sex traditions out of the pigeonholes into which academics have placed them, and re-examines them. The book is short, which makes it an easy read, but it is not comprehensive.

Cast All Your Votes for Dancing

dancing womanI know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.

I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.

But you are with the Friend now
And look so much stronger.

You can stay that way
And even bloom!

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter.

Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From the sacred hands and glance of your Beloved
And, my dear,
From the most insignificant movements

The prayer of Giordano Bruno

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Mary Magdalene representing the Divine SophiaThe divine Sophia [female aspect of God, another name for "Wisdom"] have I loved and sought from my youth,
I have desired her to be my spouse.
Ever have I loved her beauteous and radiant form.
Ever have I prayed that she might be sent to abide with me,
that she might work with me to the end
that I might know what I lacked
and what in me God would find acceptable.
And since she had ever known and understood,
had guided me in all my life's activity,