Twenty five years ago I read an article on the net about an early Christian group that practiced transcendent sex. A couple was examined and selected to sleep with one another, naked, in a bed, in their little cell. They could not have sexual intercourse, and I do not recall if touching was allowed. They could hold each other in a loving embrace as long as their genetialia did not touch. In a little while they had transcended their base desires, and began to astral travel with their partner. They began to glow. Halos of gold light appear around their head.
When you look at the early paintings of the first church, everyone has a god halo. After Paul persecuted the first church, these halo disappear. I have long wondered why. Then, is occurred to me this is how Paul recognized the men and woman he rounded up, put in prison, and tortured in order to “get them to denounce their Lord.” What Lord?
I lost that article, but I believe it was a sect of the Anchorites who appear to be related to the Cathars who allowed women to be enlightened priests. That the anchorites were walled up sperrately in tiny cells, the men separated from the women, told me their was another purge of the original teaching, this sperartion now being taught as the original teaching. The idea that women could have halos around their head, was a great threat to the male pedagogy. The proof that this happened, was now only one woman could wear a halo, and that was the virgin mother of Jesus, which was a devious way to separate common men and women from each other – and capturing the beauty of Transcendent Sex – forever!
I am here to free this beautiful practice from the dark cell it has been captured in for over two thousand years.
In my novel ‘Where Art Thou?” I study this first question that God asks of the first humans He created. Why can’t He see Adam and Eve anymore? Biblical scholars and ministers love to say Adam and Eve fell out of favor when they had sex with one another. The lie that Even brought Death to mortal man when she bid Adam to eat the apple – has got to stop! It’s not true! The reason God can not see his first children, is because they are lying to him – and blaming one another for disobeying God. This is ‘The Fall From Grace’. What this suggests is these follower of YHWH are practicing Transcendent Sex, and are astral traveling into the cosmos. If they become deceitful, and lie to The Truth, then there light go out, and, God not see you anymore, because you were made in His Image. God is a light being with a Masterful Halo.
Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil documents one of the best-kept secrets in human history: that ordinary people, the kind we pass on the street every day without a second glance—people just like us—can suddenly, without any warning or preparation, find themselves in otherwordly realms when making love, as though God’s lightning bolt of grace had illuminated the bedroom, transforming everything. The book is based on the narratives of 91 people who were not using drugs or practicing Tantric or other sexual or meditative techniques to bring about an altered state during sex. Their stories are amazing, touching, funny, heartwarming and inspiring as they relate how going to bed the way they always had suddenly turned into an awe-inspiring experience that forever changed the way they understood themselves and reality—and the power of sex and the body as a vehicle of realization.
This book also explains how such powerful experiences may be hazardous to some individuals. How-to chapters tell you how you can foster such experiences in yourself as well as how to avoid the hazards that may be associated with such events for the unprepared.
Catharism has been seen as giving women the greatest opportunities for independent action since women were found as being believers as well as Perfecti, who were able to administer the sacrament of the consolamentum. The Cathars believed that one would be repeatedly reincarnated until one commits to the self-denial of the material world, which meant that a man could be reincarnated as a woman and vise versa, thereby rendering gender completely meaningless.The soul was of utmost importance to the Cathars and was described as being immaterial and sexless. Because of this belief, the Cathars saw women equally capable of being spiritual leaders, which undermined the very concept of gender held by the Catholic Church and did not go unnoticed.
The women that were accused of being heretics in early medieval Christianity included those labeled Gnostics, Cathars, Beguines as well as several other groups that were sometimes “tortured and executed”. The Cathars, like the Gnostics who preceded them, assigned more importance to the role of Mary Magdalene in the spread of early Christianity than the Church previously did. Her vital role as a teacher contributed to the Cathar belief that women could serve as spiritual leaders. Women were found to be included in the Perfecti in significant numbers, with numerous receiving the consolamentum after being widowed. Having reverence for the Gospel of John, the Cathars saw Mary as perhaps even more important than Saint Peter, the founder of the Church.
The Cathar movement proved to be extremely successful in gaining female followers because of its proto-feminist teachings along with the general feeling of exclusion from the Catholic church. Catharism attracted numerous women with the promise of a sacerdotal role that the Catholic Church did not allow. Catharism let women become a Perfect of the faith, a position of far more prestige than anything the Church offered. These female Perfects were required to adhere to a strict and ascetic lifestyle, but were still able to have their own houses.
Catharsis (from the Greek κάθαρσις katharsis meaning “purification” or “cleansing”) is the purification and purgation of emotions—especially pity and fear—through art or to any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration. It is a metaphor originally used by Aristotle in the Poetics to describe the effects of tragedy on the spectator.
There really is something better than sex—by orders of magnitude. And it doesn’t leave sex behind. It is lovemaking that sweeps people into glorious new dimensions and realities, rips the veil between the worlds, and produces ecstasies a thousand times more powerful than the most exquisite orgasm. It is lovemaking so spectacular that it really is a religious experience. It is lovemaking that transforms people’s lives. It is called transcendent sex.
Transcendent sex is one of the best-kept secrets in human history. It was probably the basis for the sacred sex of ancient times, especially the mystery religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India. But sacred sex is alive and well today, even though it has been hidden from sight. Ordinary people without any special training or preparation can find themselves in spiritual realms when making love. It is happening every day behind closed doors with people you know, people without any special sexual or spiritual training—people like you. Research suggests that conservatively this kind of sex will happen at least once to one out of every eight people. When it does, you will want to be prepared because nothing will ever be the same again.
Anchoress is a 1993 British drama film directed by Chris Newby. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
The screenplay is partly based on accounts of an historical female anchorite, Christine Carpenter, who was walled into her anchorhold in a village church in Surrey, England, in 1329. The story revolves around the girl’s mystical visions of the Virgin Mary, the Priest who walls her into his village church, and his dislike of her mother, a midwife whom he regards as a witch.
The film is shot in black-and-white and visually resembles the works of Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer, especially The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928).
Sexual abstinence, or refraining from some or all parts of sexual activity, is often used as a means to generate spiritual power. For a quick and easy example, consider the chastity vows taken by Catholic priests.
Their form, however, is extreme; it states that as long as they are acting as conduits with God, that they will refrain from all expressions of sexuality. Most who use sexual abstinence as a means of gaining spiritual power or enlightenment only refrain from certain types, or refrain for a certain amount of time; for instance, the Muslim prohibition against sex during Ramadan is designed to bring a worshiper closer to God.
Most religions and other ethical systems forbid certain sexual activities, particularly within certain relative circles and with those other than a spouse. Also, chastity does not mean virginal or sexually abstinent; those having sex within a monogamous marriage are considered chaste.
With all that said, there is power to be found within sexual abstinence. For one, the process of learning to ignore the sex drive frees the mind up for a lot of other thought. This is one of the reasons cited by seekers for God when they choose a life of abstinence, even when it is not required by the religion they follow. For another, eliminating the passions and turbulence of sexual relations within oneâ€™s life frees the emotions up for quiet contemplation of God and all that he is.
But there is more to it than that. In many Hindu traditions, the retention of the semen is thought to be critical for the male development of higher intellectual and spiritual qualities. The semen is thought to be sacred, and when it is retained it converts directly into higher life energy. This may be directly related to the common belief that humans are at the core spiritual beings, and that indulgence in the things of the flesh can take away attention from the more serious job of spiritual self-knowledge.
On the other end of sexual abstinence, the Golden Dawn and other movements that came out of Victorian spiritualism believed that sexual activity was vital to understanding and communing with the higher powers. In fact, Alastair Crowleyâ€™s primary â€œsecretâ€ was using sex in this pursuit. But his use was a little more like Tantrism; sex was to be participated in, but the energy in sex channeled to magical purposes. The normal outflow would be accumulated in the brain, where it would illuminate and prepare the mind for enlightenment. In some cases, Crowley practiced retention of semen just as the Tantrists did; in other cases, the focus was on the transcendental nature of the orgasm.
But the point Crowley made here was that the energy channeled by sexual abstinence and the energy created by orgasm was the same energy, and even the channels were the same. As in many things magickal and spiritual, the paths may be different, but the destinations are alike. For those who cannot achieve transcendence through orgasm, it might be that they need to attempt the same thing through sexual abstinence instead.
Meanwhile, Gandhi was challenging that abstinence in his own way. He set up ashrams in which he began his first “experiments” with sex; boys and girls were to bathe and sleep together, chastely, but were punished for any sexual talk. Men and women were segregated, and Gandhi’s advice was that husbands should not be alone with their wives, and, when they felt passion, should take a cold bath.
The rules did not, however, apply to him. Sushila Nayar, the attractive sister of Gandhi’s secretary, also his personal physician, attended Gandhi from girlhood. She used to sleep and bathe with Gandhi. When challenged, he explained how he ensured decency was not offended. “While she is bathing I keep my eyes tightly shut,” he said, “I do not know … whether she bathes naked or with her underwear on. I can tell from the sound that she uses soap.” The provision of such personal services to Gandhi was a much sought-after sign of his favour and aroused jealousy among the ashram inmates.
As he grew older (and following Kasturba’s death) he was to have more women around him and would oblige women to sleep with him whom – according to his segregated ashram rules – were forbidden to sleep with their own husbands. Gandhi would have women in his bed, engaging in his “experiments” which seem to have been, from a reading of his letters, an exercise in strip-tease or other non-contact sexual activity. Much explicit material has been destroyed but tantalising remarks in Gandhi’s letters remain such as: “Vina’s sleeping with me might be called an accident. All that can be said is that she slept close to me.” One might assume, then, that getting into the spirit of the Gandhian experiment meant something more than just sleeping close to him.
It can’t, one imagines, can have helped with the “involuntary discharges” which Gandhi complained of experiencing more frequently since his return to India. He had an almost magical belief in the power of semen: “One who conserves his vital fluid acquires unfailing power,” he said.