Dr. Rouband states the following:
“As soon as a virile member penetrates the vestibule, the glans penis first rubs against the clitoris which is found at the entrance of the sexual canal and which, by means of its position and angle, can yield and flex.
“After the initial stimulation of both sensitive centers, the glans penis glides over both lips of the vulva; the collum and corpus of the penis will be enveloped by the protuberant parts of the vulva. Once inside, the glans penis advances further and comes into contact with the fine and delicate surface of the vaginal mucous membrane, which is elastic in response to the erected tissue between the individual membranes.
“This elasticity, which allows the vagina to adapt to the volume of the penis, increases the swelling still more and therefore the sensitivity of the clitoris; meanwhile, the blood which is expelled from blood vessels in the vaginal walls is conveyed to the clitoris and vulva.
“At the same time the swelling and sensitivity of the glans penis are increased by the compressive action of the vaginal tissue, which continues to swell, and by that of both vulvas of the vestibule.
“Moreover, the clitoris is pressed downwards by the anterior part of the compressor muscle and encounters the dorsal surface of the glans and of the erectile tissue of the penis, against which they rub in such a way that every movement affects the copulation of both sexes. Finally, the voluptuous sensations (of the God Eros) are added leading to that elevated orgasmic stage which provokes ejaculation and places the seminal fluid in the cleaved opening of the cervix.
“When one thinks of the influence that temperament, constitution or other circumstances, whether they be special or ordinary, have on sexual faculty, one is convinced that so far the question of the difference in sensations of pleasure between both sexes hasn’t been determined. One is even convinced that such a question, involving such diverse conditions, is unsolvable. This is so true that it even presents difficulties in trying to trace a complete picture of general manifestations in coitus where in one person the sensation of pleasure felt is a barely perceivable vibration and in another it reaches the highest point of both moral and physical exaltation.
“Between the two extremes there are countless transitions: accelerated blood circulation, vivid arterial palpitations, and increased body temperature due to blood being retained in the veins by muscular contraction. This blockage of venal blood is still more pronounced in the brain due to the contraction of the neck muscles and the backward inclination of the head causing momentary cerebral congestion during which some people lose their sense of reason and all intellectual faculties.
“The eyes, red from the rush of blood from the conjunctiva, become fixed and take on a blank look, or as in the majority of cases, they are shut tight in order to avoid the light.” (This has been well documented).
“Breathing, that in some is labored and halting, is stopped in others by the spasmodic contraction of the larynx, and the air, having been retained for some time, finally seeks a way out, mingled with disjointed and incomprehensible words.
“As I have mentioned, congested nerve centers produce only confused impulses.
“Movement and sensation display indescribable disorder; the limbs are caught in convulsions, at times cramps as well; they move in all directions or contract and become numb like iron bars. Jaws tighten until the teeth grind. Some go so far in their erotic delirium that they completely forget about their partner, biting the other’s shoulders until they draw blood in these spasms of pleasure.”
This frenzied state, this epilepsy and delirium of Eros usually lasts only a short time, but long enough to completely exhaust the energy of the organism of the intellectual animal for whom Sexual Magic is unknown. For the man, such hyper-excitation must end with a more or less abundant loss of sperm. While for the woman, no matter how energetically she participates in the sexual act, there is only a passing lassitude which permits her to recuperate more rapidly and hence repeat coitus.
Galen said: “Triste est omne animal post coitum, praeter mullierem gallamque.” (Sad is the man-animal after the coitus; he is found weaker than woman).
With respect to the male sex, this axiom is essentially accurate.
In love, neither sorrow nor happiness are important save only that which is called love...
While free love binds, it is slain by separation because Eros is that which really unites.
Love kindles love, as fire lights fire. However, from where does the first flame come? From within you it springs forth from beneath the dominance of sorrow... this you know.
Then... Oh Gods!... When the hidden fire emerges blazing, that which is within and that which is without become one, and all barriers fall away in ashes.
Love begins with a glimmer of affection, is substantiated by the power of tenderness and synthesized in adoration.
A perfect marriage is the union of two beings, one who loves more, and the other who loves better...
Love is the best religion available. To love? How beautiful it is to love! Only simple and pure souls know how to love. Love is nourished with love. Arouse the flame of the spirit with the power of Eros.
Since the bond of the sexes can be equivalent to an act of creation, that adheres to the potency and splendor of the first day, Luther designates the sexual organs as the bonestissimae et prasteantissimae partes corporis. “It was because of sin that the most useful and decent members were transformed into the most shameful.”
“Coitus is an act pleasing even unto religion if, whenever it is carried out, it is with an invocation to Allah and with one’s own woman for reproduction.” (Or better still for sexual transmutation).
The Qur’an states:
“Go and take for a wife a maiden whom you caress and who caresses you; do not begin coitus without previously arousing each other with caresses.”
The Prophet emphasizes thus:
“Your wives are for you like arable land. Go to them as you please, but beforehand perform an act of devotion. Fear God and do not forget that one day you will be in his presence.”
The author of El-Ktah, a highly respected work in the Arab world, continually glorifies coitus. For him this is “the most magnificent and sacred hymn of praise, the noblest desire of man and his female companion seeking primitive union and paradisian delights.”
This famous theologian frequently emphasized the divine and sublime character of the carnal act. Furthermore, he takes a decisive position against the vulgar and profane populace who only satisfy their bestial voluptuousness.
He states, “They have neither understood nor seen that love is the fiat lux of the book of Moses; the divine mandate, the law for all continents, seas, worlds and space.”
And in his subsequent explanation, the author of El-Ktah reveals a primitive esoteric science, in which the physical union of a man and a woman, in essence, is a supernatural act, a reminiscence of paradise, the most beautiful of all the hymns of praise dedicated to the Creator by the creature; it is the alpha and the omega of all creation.
Sheikh Nefzawi relays these words of a sage:
“Woman resembles a fruit whose aroma is first inhaled when she is taken by the hand. If, for example, the herb basil is not warmed in the hand, its scent is not apparent; amber gives off its fragrance only when warmed. This, you know. The same is true with a woman. When you want to make love, you must first warm her heart with all the preliminaries to the art of love: kisses, embraces and gentle nibbling. If this is neglected, your enjoyment will be incomplete, and all the enchantment of love will remain hidden from you.”
In an extremely wise treatise on Chinese medicine I read the following:
“Taoism has other influences on medicine, as is confirmed by reading the compilation of Taoist treatises the “Sing-Ming-Kuei-Chen,” from circa 1622.
“The human body has three regions. The superior or cephalic region is the origin of the spirits which live in the body.
“The pillow of jade (yu-chen) is found in the lower part of this region at the back of the head. The so called ‘pillow bone’ is the occipital (chen-ku).
“The palace of ni-huan (this term derives from the sanskrit word nirvana) is to be found in the brain, known also as the ‘sea of the bone marrow’ (suei-hai), the origin of seminal substances.
“The middle region is the vertebral column, considered not as a functional shaft but as a channel which joins the cerebral cavities with the genital centers; it terminates at a point called ‘the celestial column’ (tien chu), situated at the back of the neck at the hair line. This point must not be confused with the acupuncture point of the same name.
“The lower region includes the region of cinnabar (tum vien), which we shall deal with later on. In this location, genital activity is represented by the two kidneys, the fire of the tiger (yang) on the left and the fire of the dragon (ying) on the right.
“Sexual union is symbolized by a couple: a young man leads a white tiger and a young woman rides upon a green dragon; lead (masculine element) and mercury (feminine element) are about to be combined. As soon as they are united, the young people cast their essence into a bronze cauldron, the symbol of sexual activity. However, the genital fluids, particularly the sperm (tsing), are neither eliminated nor lost but can return to the brain via the spinal column, thanks to which life’s course is restored.”
The basis of these Taoist sexual practices is coitus reservatus, whereby the sperm which has descended from the encephalon (brain) to the prostatic region (but which has not been ejaculated), returns to its origin; this is designated as the return of substance (huan-tsing).
Whatever the objections might be against the truth of this return, it is no less true that the Taoists understood the cerebral dominion over the elemental instincts, which maintains the level of generative stimulation below the threshold of ejaculation. They gave new style to the sexual act and a distinct purpose to fertilization.
The esoteric Viparitakarani scientifically teaches how the Hindu yogi, instead of ejaculating his semen, raises it slowly through concentration in such a way that a man and woman can eliminate the animal ego while united sexually.
The ancient Greeks knew precisely the essential relationship between death and the sexual act; in Eros they represented the genie of death; the God holding an inverted torch in his hand was the bearer of death.
Since the most profound and primitive force in all men is sexual, it is considered by the Tantras to be the cosmogonic Eros, the igneous serpent of our magic powers.
Far from violating our innermost essence by being involved in brutal lustfulness or becoming organically numb in a spasm which lasts for only a few seconds, the apprentice takes on the power of his personal Divine Mother Kundalini, becoming one with her and eliminating an ego, that is to say, this or that psychological defect which has previously been understood in depth.
Only with death comes the new. That is how Eros with his inverted torch reduces to cosmic dust all the aggregate psyches which together constitute the ego.
The mantra or magic word which symbolizes all the work of Sexual Magic is Krim. [Editor: Pronounced “kreem”].
This mantra must be used with great imagination, which in turn works directly upon Eros. At the same time, Eros acts upon the imagination, breathing energy into it, and transforming it into a magical force.
In order to make contact with the mobile universal power, the apprentice perceives diverse images. However, before all this, his beloved Divine Mother is revealed with the sacred lance in her right hand, in furious combat with that devil-ego which personifies the psychological defect which we wish to destroy.
The apprentice, while chanting the mantra Krim, focuses his imagination, his translucence, on the element fire in such a way that he feels like an ardent flame, a unique flame, like a terrible blaze which incinerates the devil-ego that characterizes the psychological defect we want to annihilate.
The extreme sensitivity of the sexual organs always announces the proximity of a spasm; therefore, we must withdraw in time to avoid ejaculation of the semen.
Continuing the work, the man lying on his back on the floor and the woman in bed, entreat the Divine Mother Kundalini. They ask with simple phrases from a sincere heart for her to eliminate with the lance of Eros (the sexual force) the “I” which personifies the error that we have truly comprehended and long to reduce to cosmic dust.
Finally, they bless the water contained in a clean crystal glass and drink it, giving thanks to the Divine Mother.
This complete ritual of Pancatattva liberates the hero from every sin: nothing sinister can resist him; terrestrial and super-terrestrial powers are subordinated to him; and he walks the earth with an awakened Consciousness.
Feared by all demons, he lives as Lord of Salvation in complete heavenly bliss escaping the law of rebirth, because, through long and awesome work with Sexual Magic, he has harnessed the formidable electrical power of Eros, not for the bestial kind of satisfaction, but to reduce the pluralized ego to dust.
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