Secrets of western sex magic
Trivia About Secrets of Wester As Hugh Urban observed: Today, many BDSM and leather practitioners are discovering the potential of SM practice to reach personal, interpersonal and spiritual goals. Randolph listed a wide array of uses for sexual magic, ranging from the mundane to the sublime: With detailed explanations and contextualizations, Pickney tries to get close to the original intentions of Hindu sage Vatsyayana in composing his fourth century text. Llewellyn Publications, ],
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Secrets of Western Sex Magic: Magical Energy and Gnostic Trance
Even the Knights Templar, Cathars, and Freemasons were suspected of possessing and teaching secrets of sexual energy. And what connection, if any, did his system of sexual magic have with traditional Indian Tantric practices? The opening of the eye, the ejaculation of the Lingam, the destruction of the universe, the accomplishment of the Great Work --all these are different ways of saying the same thing. In contrast to both Randolph and Reuss — who were on the whole fairly conservative with regard to sexual matters — Crowley was far more explicitly transgressive and antinomian in his approach to sexual magic. My only complaint about this section is that he only really covers the magickal perils, completely neglecting the physical perils.
It opens its doors only to a few who Branden William rated it really liked it Dec 26, This passage is a telling example of Crowley's appropriation and reinterpretation of Tantra as a whole. The ultimate purpose of invoking the energies of the deities is to self-identify with them, consistent with some practices of Western theurgical magic. Matthew rated it really liked it Jul 06, This "being" is far more important to us than any Goetic, Planetary or Elemental spirit for it is closer to us than our family, friends or lovers.
The son of a wealthy Virginian father and a slave from Madagascar, Randolph was raised a poor, self-taught free black in New York city. Crowley and the End of the Victorian Age. Nor is this ever to be lost, but reabsorbed through the tissues of the body. Frederick Muller, , 95; cf. The essence of the Tantric cults is that by performance of certain rites of Magick, one does not only escape disaster, but obtains positive benediction.