Archive for March, 2014

Sappho

Posted in Mythology with tags , , , on March 28, 2014 by alvinavalon

Sappho by GleyreSappho was one of the greatest poets of the ancient world. She was born on the Greek island of Lesbos in the 7th century BC. A native of Lesbos is known as a Lesbian, and in English this word has come to mean a homosexual female due to the homoerotic nature of some of Sappho’s poems. The word “Sapphic” is sometimes used as a synonym of Lesbian.

The picture above is adapted from the painting “Sappho’s bedtime” by Charles Gleyre (1806 – 1874). The one below is from Édouard-Henri Avril (1849 –1928). Both scenes include a lyre, which was a harp-like musical instrument used to accompany poetry in ancient times.

Sappho by Avril

Fifty Shades of Tantric Sex

Posted in Tantric sex with tags , , , on March 13, 2014 by alvinavalon

Fifty Shades of Tantric SexWhat is Tantric Sex? The phrase means different things to different people. Traditional Buddhist Tantra uses sexual symbolism as an aid to meditation. Hindu Tantrics engage in sexual rituals for spiritual purposes. In modern times Tantra has been conflated with the sexual philosophies of paganism, Taoism and other esoteric traditions. There are Tantric workshops for loving couples and for swinging singles. Modern-day Dakinis, Tantrikas and Goddesses offer sexual services for adventurous business people. It’s all become rather cynical and commercialized.

Here is a new picture book for adults, featuring cartoons and photomanipulations of the kind often featured on this blog, which brings you face to face with fifty (fictional) Tantric practitioners of different shades.

Fifty Shades of Tantric Sex is available from the U.S. Kindle Store or from Amazon UK and other Amazon sites.

Circle Sex Ritual

Posted in The Mystic East with tags , , , , on March 10, 2014 by alvinavalon

Trenecito circle sex ritual

The Sanskrit term Chakra Puja refers to a sex ritual undertaken by a group of participants. The word Chakra literally means “wheel”, and the ritual takes the form of a circle in which sexual energy is transmitted from one participant to the next.

The picture above shows a group of men engaged in a circular sex ritual. This particular ritual is known as Trenecito.

The Goddess Juno

Posted in Mythology with tags , , on March 2, 2014 by alvinavalon

The Goddess JunoJuno was one of the most powerful deities in ancient Roman Mythology. Alongside Minerva, she was one of the top two Goddesses of the Roman Pantheon. But whereas Minerva was a virgin Goddess, Juno was an expert in sex. She was married to Jupiter, but like Jupiter she often had sexual intercourse with mortals. Juno symbolized feminine power and sexual liberation, and the word “Junoesque” is used to this day to refer to a tall, powerfully built woman.