NOTE: This article has an advanced degree of difficulty and we recommend that you should already be familiar with the notion of sexual continence before you read it. Please read it with extra attention because some of the things we want to communicate cannot be expressed in a simple form. The notions we are about to unveil are the heart of the tantric teachings about sacred sexuality and we are sure that you will see them as a revolutionary way in comparison to the general attitude towards sex.
Sexuality was never “ethical”… it is “non-ethical” in itself. To code the sexual appetite, to put it under norms that are not specific to it, is useless and reveals a lack of knowledge on its great possibilities – the generation of subtle energies.
In reality it is a veritable masterpiece of alchemy. There is nothing and nobody to be judged or analyzed. It is necessary to understand the nature of our throbs and passions by experimenting. Getting close to our sexuality and us represents a true art.
Here the condition is that we maintain a sharp level of awareness, a deep consciousness of the physiological impulses during lovemaking, a clear and distinct perception of the subtle processes that give birth to desire and lead pleasure to ecstasy.
The Tantric tradition and the Taoist one preserve veritable treasures of knowledge about the alchemic nature of human sexuality. In order to understand the perspectives of this “trans-personal sexology”, we must first learn how to perceive and feel.
Learning how to perceive and feel “what it is” is the way to fully experience the act of lovemaking, as opposed to having it separated by passing and unsubstantial pleasures. In this way, in order to understand the depth of human nature, the alchemy of “vibrating energies”, we must experience the diversity of the psychosomatic and spiritual phenomenon that occur and discover their intimate process.
When desire is perceived in its subtle, energetic manifestations, a metamorphism of the sexual attraction, which had been strictly organic until that moment, takes place.
Pleasure is diffused through the whole body and a state of voluptuousness is born beyond the functions of the human personality (emotions and feelings) and sometimes even independently.
Sensual love can be seen as a genuine art only when there is authentic love going on between the two. The full experience of love, joy and pleasure can become the jumping board to superior states of consciousness.
Sexual attraction often precedes the sexual act. When passing from the organic level to the subtle emotional level, this emotion is exceptionally re-lived, but sexual attraction cannot generate a veritable alchemy by itself.
The alchemy of the sexual act therefore involves a deep knowledge of one’s own sexuality, a total control over the sexual energy and the existence of pure and unconditional love.
The “fire of passion” is, above all, a “voluptuousness of eternity”
From a superior point of view, the sexual act is not a simple consummation of a physical, animalistic desire.
It is, in fact, an interior aspiration to accomplish the alchemical masterpiece of merging the Male – the Solar principle with the Female – or the Lunar principle in order to become the perfect human being.
This is a new approach of sexuality, which could shock many people. “Could the sexual act help humans reach that perfect state of salvation that mystics refer to?” The answer is simple and very real: YES.
The will to love, to please and the effort to make the other happy have their origins in a deep, inner aspiration to become one with oneself in the universal bliss.
Orgasm is wanted and wished for by people not only because it is a very pleasant and intense sensation, but also because it takes us out from time and gives us the opportunity to feel the taste of eternity.
Knowing all this, a person who is spiritual and sexually continent can reach the summits of the spiritual life (that can usually be reached only by prayer and meditation) by experiencing lovemaking with spiritual emotion and transfiguration.
Therefore, the orgasm does not necessary correspond only to pleasure; it essentially belongs to that non-material, spiritual nature of ourselves.