When it came up my journalistic alley, I thought it was my editor-friend Ajay Kumar's, (Group Editor State Times) ploy to sell a magazine called Supremacy with sex on its mind. But what it turned out to be in the end, confounded me. I was circumspect abut how I would be able to treat the net-based raw input he sent me. Read on & tell me if it makes sense, or is it lewd and needs to be deleted post-haste
"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul."
The legendary Mirabai was so deeply conjoined in spiritual union with Lord Krishna through her bhakti and bhajans that she forgot about the existence of her worldly responsibilities and about the existence of her consort. It is believed that her incensed husband suspected her of moral turpitude. However misleadingly, he thought his wife had immorally given her body and soul to the God of her understanding without his consent.
In his rocking theological thriller Da Vinci Code, when bestselling author Dan Brown talks about pagan rites and rituals that shrouded the existence of Jesus Christ’s female half Mary Magdalene, he exposed the soft underbelly of Judeo-Christian faith and opened up the possibilities of Christ being a married man. This evoked strong reactions among conservationists who felt that the author was evoking the Goddess of Sex to ensure the success of his novel.
The word ‘Sex’ continues to trigger the most formidable response among human beings. It is at once mysterious, mystical and foreboding. Sex conjures up different image in different people. In its most sublime form, it is but a manifestation of Godhead, and in its most base form, it stirs the beast within us. This article makes an attempt to unravel this mystic knot and shows you how to experience the true magic of sex.
Sex magic is neither new nor outrageous; although usually kept secret many esoteric systems use sexuality for spiritual and magical aims. The ancient traditions and its various manifestations in visible form are witchcraft, shamanism, alchemy, Buddhist and Hindu Tantra and ancient Egyptian religion.
A more known form of sex magic is the ceremonial sexual union of man and woman on the land to ensure a good crop. Their act of fertility ostensibly encourages the land to bring forth a rich harvest. This ancient practice is still resorted to, by many tribes in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh as also in some other rural out backs of the country.
Western sex magic, on the other hand, has its roots in Hebrew kabala and it spread further through several occult doctrines like the Knights Templar, The order of The Rosicrucian and the Freemasons.
In present-day terms sex magic is a beautiful way of giving it back its due as sacred sexuality. It is a firm invitation to leave the trail of the sneaky, hidden-in-the-dark and 'sinful' sex most of us have grown up with. It is a call to stop fighting this most powerful human force and to make use of its immense possibilities.
Since sexuality is a gift from God, the Goddess, by natural extension, has to be divine. Within an open and respectful sexual relationship we can experience ourselves in all aspects: the animal part, the human part and the divine flame within. Thus, the beast-man-God is connected, as strongly as the beast-woman-Goddess. During sexual arousal, an enormous amount of energy can be channeled upwards from the genitals along the spine to the top of the head. On its way up, this energy fills and cleans blockages in the ‘chakras,’ caused by emotional and psychological wounds. This explains why several spiritual paths view sexual yoga as a shortcut to enlightenment.
When the magic of sex enters the head, it turns into an all-consuming spiritual experience, suggests this painting by Gustav Klimt
Why use sex for magical aims?
The force of creation itself invokes a very powerful magic. Secondly it is the most pleasurable magic one can do. The strong sexual force is the 'raw oil of our body' (the Kama Salila) as Lama Yeshe stated.
Several practitioners of sex magic reported that this form of magic turned out to be much stronger then the ceremonial magic they had practiced before. Sex magic does not require any previous knowledge or understanding of ceremonial magic. Anyone who is dedicated to controlling and directing his or her sexual energies for magical work, and who has a reasonable physical condition, is deemed fit to perform sex magic.
However, if you don't feel strongly attracted to sex magic, simply don't do it! And never let someone force you into sex magic against your will. Practicing sex magic does in no way imply that you have to give up sex for pleasure. It is entirely up to you to decide how much sex you wish to use for magical rituals and how much in having a good time with yourself or your partner.
Theory behind sex magic
In magic, we manipulate a certain amount of energy into a desired direction; for that we specify a goal, raise energy level and point it into the wished direction (release the energy) to achieve a manifestation in our physical reality.
The goal in sex magic can be the achievement or attraction of anything wished in the physical world, like a new house, a better relationship or a healing. It can also be the charging of magical tools or talismans. And the goal can be spiritual development.
This controlled form of love-making for higher goals is often mentioned as the ultimate manifestation of necromancer Alistair Crowley’s famous statement "Love is Law, Love under Will." By love, mystic Crowley meant the union of the opposites, masculine and feminine, active and receptive, and not so much as romantic love.
The ultimate goal in a sex act is Orgasm. And orgasm by inference is considered to be the moment when 'the gates of heaven open up'; for a while the barriers between the restricted physical world and the limitless heavens dissolve. During the precious orgasmic moments we swing away our magical desire into the universe with enormous power and a 'magical child' is born. This magical child is the astral effect of our magical action that will result in manifestation. The sexual fluids of man and woman are charged with powerful qualities because of their unalloyed magic and they can be used for varying purposes.
Sexual spirituality depicted on the Khajuraho Temple, India
What types of sex can be used for sex magic?
In fact, any sexual activity can be used to work sex magic. It can be practiced alone, it can be practiced with a partner of the same sex or of the opposite sex, and in advanced state, and it is also possible to work with more people. But, a group sex magic ritual is never an excuse for a sexual orgy!
It is a strong ritual in which several people dedicate their sexual forces towards a mutual goal. Magic is synergistic, which means that the power conjured up is geometric (1, 2, 4,8,16, etc., so a ritual with four people gives the energy of eight separate people!)
You would do well to remember that in no way is this an invitation to ever do a group ritual in your life unwanted, nor does it mean that joining a group ritual implies that you should also have sex with more than one partner in your personal love life. You can include all forms of sex in your ritual; it can be genital, oral or anal sex; it can be bondage, bizarre sex or whatever; as long as all partners included enjoy it and agree that it’s okay and acceptable.
Does sex magic feel different from regular sex?
In sex magic we concentrate on the ritual, while in regular sex we concentrate on the fantastic physical sensations and intimate togetherness. Sex magic rituals feel very pleasurable but they do feel different. They are simply that much more intense. A much greater amount of sexual energy is built up, mainly because when you reach the brink of orgasm you back off to later on resume arousing. This leads to a stronger felt orgasm.
And while repeating the chosen affirmation during intercourse, you send up energy from the genitals to the head, so you constantly send bits of genital excitement 'away' upwards along your spine to be stored till the moment of orgasm. By concentrating on your goal you extend the moment of orgasm and reach a trance-like state.
At times it has been noticed that halfway through the ritual, one can feel the magical energy working. A large amount of hot energy could be felt along the spine and the ‘chakras’ in the head, and in the crown ‘chakra’ you experience the feeling of a wide opened chalice or lotus flower.
The flow of this energy can cause huge tremors or shivers or even lead to emotional unloads like crying, mostly after the orgasm (be prepared for this and let it happen to you or your partner as it clears blockages).
Sex magic orgasms will be intense. And after a ritual with a partner one feels reverent and grateful, realizing that something truly meaningful has been shared. Once the depths and values of sex magic are experienced, it becomes truly difficult to stick to 'normal' sex. Dabble in it or delve deep in it, the choice is yours.