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Sannyasin Tantra

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"Tantra Is the Science of Transforming Ordinary Lovers into Soul Mates"

Ecstatic union Tantra is one of the greatest treasures that is - lying there, unused. The day humanity uses it, the earth will become aglow with a new love….This very earth can be paradise….It is impossible if you depend on nature. It is very, very possible if you depend on Tantra. - Osho

Classic Tantra-History and Concepts

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"Transforming the Fire of Lust"

Fire of Lust The term "tantra" can create more confusion than clarity. First, there exist both a celibate tantric tradition known as "the right-hand path" and a sexual tantra tradition known as the "left-hand path." Second, there exist both a Tibetan Buddhist tantra and the classic Hindu tantra. Finally, even within the category of classic tantra, streams diverge...and have shifted with time.

"Male Continence" - Noyes and the Oneida Experiment

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"To Bring about a True Union of the Sexes"

The second half of the 1800's saw the rise and fall of a surprisingly successful - and once notorious - social experiment. In 1848 the Oneida community commenced operations in upstate New York. It grew to 250 men and women before its conversion, in 1881, to a joint stock company that still operates today. For a video glimpse of the community's mansion house click here.

Alice Bunker Stockham's "Karezza: Ethics of Marriage"

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"Finding the Kingdom of Heaven in Your Own Hearts"

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With Karezza, satiety is never known, and the married are never less than lovers; each day reveals new delights….The common daily sarcasms of married people are at an end, the unseemly quarrels have no beginnings and the divorce courts are cheated of their records.

Karezza Source Materials

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The term "Karezza" was coined at the end of the 19th century by Dr. Alice B. Stockham. It refers to controlled intercourse without orgasm by either lover. Excerpts from her book and the book of a later enthusiast, J. William Lloyd, are included here.
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Excerpts from Karezza: Ethics of Marriage

Alice Bunker Stockham, MD[1]

Entire book

With Karezza, satiety is never known, and the married are never less than lovers; each day reveals new delights….The common daily sarcasms of married people are at an end, the unseemly quarrels have no beginnings and the divorce courts are cheated of their records.

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