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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.

Aldous Huxley - essay on karezza's heritage

Huxley portraitThis essay is from a 1956 book of essays by Aldous Huxley entitled "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" (or in the UK, "Adonis and the Alphabet"). It appeared on this web page in one block of text, and to make it more legible, I have inserted paragraphs as I saw fit, with apologies to the late Mr. Huxley.

Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work. The domestication of sex presents a problem whose solution must be attempted on two distinct levels of human experience, the psycho-physiological and the social.

TANTRA: The Secret Power of Sex (excerpts)

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Shiva and ShaktiA site member shared an older text from India on the subject of Tantra: TANTRA: The Secret Power of Sex by Arvind and Shanta Kale.

The material is interesting, not only because it echoes a lot of the tips about karezza: attunement between lovers, effortlessness, and so forth, but also because it gives a description of some of the altered states that lovers encounter while "floating."

Bio-Electric Sex

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nebulaThis excerpt is from Sexual Energy Ecstasy: A Practical Guide to Lovemaking Secrets of the East and West by David and Ellen Ramsdale (pp. 304-307)

Merging Meditation

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Cover of Tunneshende's bookThese instructions for the practice known as "Merging Meditation" were excerpted from Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy by Merilyn Tunneshende.1 Use it to move toward a feeling of oneness.

  1. This is a beautiful practice used by [energy workers], to become one with the object of their intent. It may be used by lovers or friends also, to become one with one another.
  • 1. Bear & Company (2001), p. 177

Fire Breath

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Cover of Tunneshende's bookThese instructions for the breathing practice known as "Fire Breath" were excerpted from Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy by Merilyn Tunneshende.1

  • 1. Bear & Company (2001), pp. 93-4

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