Archive for the Sex and Mysticism Category

Raëlism

Posted in Sex and Mysticism with tags , , on November 3, 2012 by alvinavalon

Rael and three female RaeliansRaëlism is the world’s largest UFO religion, founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon, known to his followers as Raël. Sexuality forms an important part of Raëlian doctrine, which promotes liberal views of sexuality including homosexuality, bisexuality, polyamory, masturbation and prostitution. Raëlian spiritual practices include sensual meditation, which involves ritual stimulation of erogenous zones. Raëlians also practice naturism and are advocates of toplessness in females, as demonstrated by the three female followers seen with Raël in the photograph.

Homosexuality in the Mystic East

Posted in Sex and Mysticism, The Mystic East with tags , , , , , , on September 3, 2012 by alvinavalon

Old Indian print depicting homosexual kamasutra-style sexThe sacred sex rituals performed in places like India, Tibet, Thailand and Japan were as likely to be homosexual as heterosexual. In the enlightened, non-materialistic culture of these countries the issue of sexual orientation was seen as irrelevant when it came to the mystical applications of sex. Francis Xavier, a Christian missionary who visited Japan in the 16th century, was shocked to find Buddhist monks openly indulging in gay sex: “We frequently tell the monks that they should not commit such shameful sins, and everything that we tell them amuses them since they laugh about it and have no shame when they are reproached about so vile a sin. These monks have many young men in their monasteries, sons of nobility whom they teach how to read and write, and they commit their corruptions with them; and this sin is so common that they are not upset by it.”

Religious Ecstasy

Posted in Sex and Mysticism with tags , , , , on August 17, 2012 by alvinavalon

Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila, who lived in Spain in the 16th century, was one of the greatest Christian mystics of all time. She had a number of religious visions and mystical experiences associated with an ecstatic state of consciousness that nowadays would be described as orgasmic. The 19th century psychologist Havelock Ellis believed that Saint Teresa was able to achieve orgasm spontaneously, without physical stimulation of the clitoris or vagina. This was probably the case, since some women are able to achieve spontaneous orgasm either by a pure at of will, or by rhythmic contraction of the internal vaginal muscles. A devoutly religious woman experiencing such an orgasm in a non-sexual context is more likely to attribute it to heavenly intervention than if physical masturbation was involved. Nevertheless, this famous drawing by Félicien Rops depicts Saint Teresa stimulating her vagina with an artificial phallus.

Secrets of Mystical Sex

Posted in Sex and Mysticism with tags on August 15, 2012 by alvinavalon

Secrets of Mystical SexThere has always been a close but little known connection between sex and mysticism. Since time immemorial, sexual arousal has been used as a technique for entering altered states of consciousness, while sexual imagery has been employed in one form or another in countless sacred rituals. This lively A to Z guide takes you from the ancient wisdom of Tantra, via New Age Goddess temples, occult rituals and phallic worship to the taboo-breaking world of Zen Sex.

This new ebook is available from the Amazon Kindle Store and from the Smashwords site.