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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Perhaps pleasure is holiness

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It has been suggested that the experience of consensual sex is the experience of God.

It is doubtful that one can understand the experience of God if one does not understand the experience of sex.

On this view, the more sex the better, because more sex is more God. And the better we get at sex, the better we get at God.

Feel-good spirituality is feel-God spirituality.

Perhaps pleasure is holiness.
Picture: Perhaps pleasure is holiness (2).


And perhaps the most important book in the Bible is the Song of Solomon.

A work by the Italian baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) may be relevant here. Sited in an out-of-the-way location in Rome, it is called "The Ecstasy of St Theresa".

A good image of this curious artwork can be found online here.

Or, a detail from a slightly different angle here.

In full frontal view here.


And a two-angle collage here.



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The saint and his virgin
Sacred sexuality in early Christianity and the inner teachings of Jesus - an article by Walter Last

Sex and spirituality
Healing with sexual energy - an essay by Walter Last

Sexuality, Appreciation, Higher Self
Thoughts on the spirituality of sex by Joyful Spirit (Ted Murray)

Sex and Spirituality
Thoughts on the spirituality of sex by Neale Donald Walsch

The inner wisdom of the Hindu Tantrik tradition
Mike Magee’s UK website

The Biological Basis of Tantric Sex
A physical guide by Catherine Yronwode

Meditation, Yoga and Tantra
An essay by Suzie Heumann

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Adam and Eve under The Tree of Knowledge
A picture by Ernst Fuchs

The Gate
A picture by Rowena Morill


Wet
A picture by Julie Bell


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Da Vinci's Magdalene

Sexual health and safety for hot young lovers

Ontological real deal

The unwisdom of belief

Is prayer a waste of time?

Index of blog contents

Spirituality websites worth watching

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Give it a try


It was the
Fluid energy
Of meditation
Which he liked.

It was often more intense
And more long-lasting
Than the best of
Orgasms.

And nobody ever
Taught him how to meditate;
He found out
By accident.

He just heard
Someone
Somewhere
Say
That meditation was the
Natural state of experience
For human beings
Millennia ago
During the last Golden Age,
Before human spirituality
Was poisoned
By religion
And materialism
And rush
And bother.

So he thought he'd
Give it a try.

He sat down,
With his back reasonably straight,
And his eyes reasonably closed,
And focussed his attention
Gently
On his heart,
And started to breathe
A little deeper
And a little slower
Than usual,
And he tried to get his heart
To feel a little warmer
Than usual.

And after a few attempts
It began to work,
And after a few more attempts
It began to work even better.

And after a few more attempts still,
He began to meet people
Who didn't exist
And who weren't there
And who he'd never met before,
And they taught him
How to meditate
Even better.

Then early one day
He thought he'd
Try meditating
While he was having sex
With his girlfriend.

They were both
Several hours
Late

For work that morning.


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