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The Secret of the Golden Flower says:

“... purify the heart, wash the thoughts, stop pleasures, and conserve the seed.”

“If the thoughts endure, the seed is enduring; if the seed endures, the energy endures; if the energy endures, then will the spirit endure.”

“The energy of the kidneys is under the water sign. When the desires are stirred, it runs downward, is directed outward, and creates children. If, in the moment of release, it is not allowed to flow outward, but is led back by the energy of thought so that it penetrates the crucible of the Creative, and refreshes heart and body and nourishes them, that also is the backward-flowing method. Therefore it is said, The Way of the Elixir of Life depends entirely on the backward-flowing method.” (These are words from the cited Taoist text.)

Let us now transcribe another tantric asana by the princely author of the Ananga-ranga. This is the posture Utthita. This physical act is carried out standing up...

“1) ...a posture which also requires great bodily strength in the man. Both stand opposite to each other, and the husband passes his two arms under his his wife’s knees, supporting her upon the inner elbow; he then raises her as high as his waist, and enjoys her, whilst she must clasp his neck with both her hands.

“2) In this form the husband raises only one leg of his wife, who with the other stands upon the ground. It is a position delightful to young women...”

“3) The wife, clapsing her hands and placing her legs round her husband’s waist, hangs, as it were, to him, whilst he supports her by placing his fore-arms under her hips.”

It is vital, fundamental, and unequivocal never to ejaculate the seminal fluid in one’s entire life.

We must make the sexual energy return inward and upwards without ever spilling the “cup of Hermes.”

“This method of reflux, or return, creates that rotatory movement of light through which the forces of the sky and the earth are crystallized in a Golden Flower within the body.

“Seminal energy that is directed outward (flowing downwards) produces a dissipation and diminishing of spiritual consciousness.”

Through the sublimation of life and the procreative forces, the phenomenon of rebirth can be reached: the “point of the Vital Elixir,” the “Seminal Pearl,” is born, thus forming the Golden Embryo or puer aeternus which develops and transforms our immortal, spiritual principles.

The wise author of Ananga-ranga teaches us another very interesting tantric asana that I shall now transcribe:

“The elephant position: the wife lies down in such a position that her face, breasts, stomach and thighs all touch the bed or carpet, and the husband, extending himself upon her, and bending himself like an elephant, with the small of the back much drawn in, works underneath her, and effects insertion [very gently into the vulva, withdrawing before the spasm to avoid ejaculating the semen].”

Purushayitabandha makes the woman the active element while the man remains passive lying on his back. She positions herself on top of the man grasping the phallus in her right hand and introducing it into her vulva, she then initiates a very slow, delightful, erotic movement while invoking Kamadeva to help her in the Maithuna.

The consecrated woman, the suvani, knows how to utilize her will to squeeze all the sphincters controlling the yoni to the greatest extent possible so as to avoid orgasm and the loss of sexual fluid (tantric initiation teaches this way.)

It is appropriate at this stage to add the following: In the event that a spasm does occur unexpectedly, the man must prevent seminal ejaculation by instantly withdrawing and lying on the floor on his back.

During those moments, close the right and left nostrils by sealing them with the forefinger and thumb of the right hand. Try holding your breath in this way for as long as possible. Send the nervous current towards the sexual sphincters, or escape valves, with the aim of preventing the spilling of the cup of Hermes. Imagine that the seminal energy ascends through Ida and Pingala up to the brain.

The tantric asanas taught by the great initiates in the sacred land of the Ganges are marvelous for the Sahaja Maithuna.

Chemical intercourse, metaphysical copulation of the tantric initiation, is truly transcendental.

In those moments of unquestionable heavenly delight, we must entreat our personal Divine Mother Kundalini (since every person has their own igneous serpent) to eliminate from within us any defect that we have totally understood in all the nooks and crannies of the mind. She, the beloved one, grasps the lance of Eros and reduces to ashes that diabolic ego that personifies the comprehended defect. Thus the Essence will be progressively liberated at the rate at which we destroy our egos.

“When the Life Elixir [seminal] pearl is finished, the holy [golden] embryo can be formed [by the increase in various percentages of Essence]; then the work must be directed to the warming and nourishing of the spiritual embryo.”

Unquestionably, the awakening of the consciousness becomes marvelous in the mystery of the golden flower.

The aureous embryo bestows upon us self-awareness and objective transcendental knowledge.

The aureous embryo transforms us into conscious citizens of the superior worlds.

This chapter is from The Mystery of the Golden Flower (1971) by Samael Aun Weor. The print and ebook editions by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization) include features like illustrations, footnotes, glossary, and index.

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