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More Metaphysical Excerpts

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Here are more excerpts from metaphysical sources that have interesting insights about Jacob's Ladder by William Blakethe potential that lies in reuniting male and female for a higher end. (Also see separate menu items for Edgar Cayce, Alice Bailey and others.)

Excerpts from Born to Heal

Ruth Montgomery[2]

David Deida - Intimate Communion excerpts

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Excerpts from Intimate Communion

by David Deida[1]

For the Masculine, death and sex are inextricably interwoven; that is, good sex is mind-blowing, self-obliterating, so ecstatic and loving that no shred of self-containment remains intact. sex and death Instead, the boundaries of self are melted in the heat and light of desire expanded into love beyond limits. It is this ecstatic loss of self I am referring to when I say that sex involves the desire for death: the death of self into ecstasy and love. This form of whole-bodied self-yielding into the force of radiant love is far more blissful than the spasmodic release of physiological tension that an orgasm affords.

Jewish Sources

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Excerpt from the Chabad

(Collection of Chassidic Jewish wisdom)[1]

Man and Woman

menoraIt is a mistake to consider man and woman two separate beings. They are no more than two halves of a single form, two converse hemispheres that fit tightly together to make a perfect whole. They are heaven and earth encapsulated in flesh and blood.

Tantric Sources (Buddhist)

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Excerpts from Sky Dancer

Tibetan Buddhist tantraFemale Buddha Tsogyel explains that women must contain their rising sexual energy, that is, their "red bodhicitta," just like men, if they would cultivate spiritual enlightenment. (Men have "white bodhicitta.")

Gnostic Sources

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Excerpts from some Gnostic Gospels

sexual alchemy as the holy grail

Excerpts from The Gospel of Philip

One will put on the light in mystery in the union. If the woman had not separated from the man, she would not die with the man. His separation became the beginning of death. Because of this Christ came, in order that he might remove the separation which was from the beginning, and again unite the two; and that he might give life to those who died in the separation, and unite them. But the woman is united to her husband in the bridal chamber. But those who have united in the bridal chamber will no longer be separated. Because of this Eve separated from Adam, because she was not united with him in the bridal chamber.

Taoist Sources

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Hua Hu Ching

by Lao Tzu[1]

Section 65

Taoist yin-yang symbol
Although most people spend their entire lives following the biological impulse, it is only a tiny portion of our beings. If we remain obsessed with seeds and eggs, we are married to the fertile reproductive valley of the Mysterious Mother but not to her immeasurable heart and all-knowing mind.