Forgotten Ecstatic States

Each and every one of our 37 trillion cells has connections to the sub-atomic quantum realm. By vibrating, either alone or together in groups, our bodies become activated at the cellular level, and we communicate directly with others around us.
As Diana Richardson, the author of this book “Tantric Orgasm for Women” explains, we have forgotten and forgone this incredibly wonderful technology in favour of trinkets. I think we are remembering these things, which will cause us to forget about shiny trinkets.
๐™Š๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™จ๐™ข ๐™„๐™จ ๐™– ๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก ๐™€๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š
Probably most of us have given little thought to where the word orgasm comes from, and what it actually implies. Orgasm derives from the Latin word orgia, which describes a pagan religious ceremony in which people became ecstaticโ€”so ecstatic that their bodies were bursting with divine energy and they were able to lose themselves in time-stopping bliss. In the word orgasm we see our origins reflected in language, reminding us that in earlier days humans gathered together in large groups to perform rituals with the intention of deliberately moving into ecstasy. Attaining orgia was a way of praising and expressing gratitude to Mother Earth, extolling the marvel of her creation. With simple dance steps, singing to the rhythmic beating of the drum, and celebrating for days on end people became almost drunk with the divine, accessing gloriously heightened states of sensuality and sensitivity. Participants returned from the ceremonies rejuvenated, overflowing with love and zest for life.
Today few opportunities for expression of orgia exist. There has been a shift away from emphasis on the physical body toward emphasis on the mind. Instead of sharing energy by dancing and singing together, people are more likely to meet in large or small groups to exchange ideas, discuss, argue, or gossip. We have become disconnected from our bodily sensitivity and lukewarm in our physical responses; as a result we experience a lack of fulfilling orgasm during sexual exchange. In this restricted environment sex loses its natural healing and regenerative powers. Man and woman have lost touch with the uplifting spiritual connection once regularly accessed through the physical body. Human beings can only genuinely begin to affect or change their social environment through a dramatic and drastic reevaluation and re-evolution in sex. The repression and suppression of normal, healthy sex that has prevailed for the last few thousand years of civilization has had a severely polluting effect on the beautiful, loving, natural expression that sex is. At present it can safely be said that the source of most social disturbance and violence has its root in sexโ€”or, more to the point, the lack of nourishing, fulfilling, uplifting sex. It is as if our society has become sexually unwell. Sex itself is not sick, but the mindโ€”the psychology of humans surrounding sexโ€”has become tainted, almost toxic. The sexual abuse of all kinds that occurs somewhere every minute of every day provides acutely painful evidence of the sexual distress present in society. Through widespread misinformation, sexual energy is unconsciously repressed and creativity is diminished. The prevalent lack of understanding about the nature of male and female energetic interaction means that contemporary sex rarely achieves a full expression of its spiritually regenerative potential. Although at first glance sexual perversion, sexual abuse, aggression, and war might not appear to be directly related to a lack of fulfilling and nourishing sexual experience, the rejection of an expression that is our inherent nature contributes to all of these unfortunate outcomes. Through misunderstanding the significance of sex over and above reproduction, a woman can easilyfind herself forced to accept a loveless, intrusive, and abusive sex life. She may sincerely want to produce children and to love, feed, and care for a family, yet she devotes herself to all of this heartfelt expression in the absence of any regenerative and uplifting orgasmic experiences for herself. And this lack of sexual fulfillment holds true for men, too, most of whom, even after a lifetime of sexual experiences, still believe that ejaculation equals orgasm (which, as we have already mentioned, it does not).Biology, as the means by which life here on Earth is preserved, is without question basic to sex. Without biological sex, life as we know it would cease. Almost all forms of animal and plant life unite male and female elements to re-create life. Sometimes the two elements are in separate entities, sometimes not. Sometimes the entities join physically, sometimes not. In whatever way the miracle of fertilization occurs, sex functions to create new life, extending the collective life of all the species. Sex fully engages all levels of life in all forms in a most extraordinarily wholehearted process in order to ensure the continuation of the species. Even though it is no novelty, human birth will forever be the most awesome of miracles. The innocence, integrity, and delicate perfection of translucent newlife touches and warms the heart in the most enchanting of ways. Even so, the ability to reproduce another human being represents only our basic biological expression of sex. This is our so-called animal nature, and it depends upon a downward movement of energy. Male semen is released by ejaculation (with or without female orgasm). Fusion and fertilization of the female egg follows, and another life is initiated, a life separate from the two lives that produced it. But there is more to human sexuality than the physical ability to reproduce. Nature did not give us the captivating mystery of sex simply for quick male ejaculation and prolonged female gestation. In humans there is a higher dimension to sexโ€”there is more to the meeting of male and female than meets the eye.
๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ฅ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ญ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™œ๐™ฎ
Humans are designed to experience altered states of consciousness during sexual unionโ€”states that engender a blissful experience of union with the whole of existence. In this orgasmic ability we differ from our friends in the animal kingdom (with the exception of dolphins, who are understood to experience higher energetic states during sexual play). Our bodies come with the innate capacity to expand energetically from the sexual center. When correctly harnessed this expansion results in altered states of consciousness: valleys of ecstatic relaxation and peaks of orgasmic expression.
The impact of upward-moving sexual energy is relatively unknown in the West and is explored by only a few. But if we turn to the East we encounter (in China) a far earlier culture whose medical practitioners urged such energy practices for good health and longevity. In India a far earlier religion also recognized and cultivated this upward-spiraling energy as the spiritual aspect of sex, as sacred sexuality.* When the energy is routed in this vertical way as an expression of the higher, generative aspect of sexuality, sex protects the body and is experienced as a rejuvenating and life-giving force in the human being.
In generative sexual expression, the intent and function are more or less opposite from the intent and function of its biological counterpart. There is no biological requirement to ejaculate semen (to coincide with ovulation). No additional life is produced; instead, the energy is retained and remains within the participants themselves, renewing lives that already exist. The lovers feel enriched, energized, loving, and joyful. Inward and upward movement of energy during generative sexual play occurs of its own accord with the balance and alignment of male and female genitals. Energy moves according to an innate polarity, which we discuss in depth in Chapter 4. Genitals together generate energy that rises upward through internal channels eventually to reach, and return to, the โ€œmasterโ€ endocrine glands in the brain, the ultimate source of all hormonal information given to the body.
These glands, particulary the pituitary and pineal glands, themselves produce our sexual expression.2 (At high levels of hormonal purification, the body will even release perfumed fragrances.)The pituitary gland is located between the eyebrows, above the nasal cavity. It is the master endocrine control gland regulating growth, gonadal function, the adrenals, and the thyroid. This gland is said to govern the forebrain, vision, and the right eye, as well as being the seat of love, compassion, knowledge, love of humanity, and devotion. It is also involved in intelligence and conceptual memory, which we use in reading, thinking, and studying. Close by is the pineal gland, located toward the crown of the head above the midbrain; its functions are related to sensitivity and to the sexual cycle. The pineal gland governs the hind brain, hearing, body rhythms, equilibrium, and the perception of light through eyes and skin.
Given all of these functions that we take for granted, it becomes obvious that feeding and nourishing these master glands with our sexual energyโ€”our life forceโ€”is bound to be to our distinct advantage.
When energy spirals upward it produces a vitality that radiates from the whole being. One feels cellularly drenched with contentment, love, and peace. Sex experienced in this way is empowering. Energy is not released; it is produced, strengthening the immune system and enhancing all kinds of creativity. An individual can extend her life by producing this generative energy rather than simply duplicating it, as is possible through the downward-moving expression of reproduction. Nature gives us sex so that we may have the opportunity to transcend the limits of our physical boundaries, to float as filaments of vibrating light and love. The experience of generative sex keeps a person youthful, adventurous, and responsive to whatever life brings.
It seems incredible to realize that the spiritual realm of orgasmโ€”the most fulfilling gift human beings possessโ€”remains unexplored during an age in which humankind has penetrated outer realms with its increasingly sophisticated technology. In spite of all of our technological know-how, we find ourselves stumbling around in the sexual arena, tethered by ignorance and by complacency. We assume that simply by virtue of being a woman or a man, we will automatically know everything about the sex act.
How then is it that woman knows so little about her body and her sexual potential? Perhaps at some time in the past this knowledge was deliberately kept secret from her, making her a more compliant slave to the appeasement of mansโ€™ appetites. But it comes as no surprise to women that modern men are even less informed than women about womenโ€™s bodiesโ€”or, for that matter, about their own bodies. Women have a longstanding affinity with intuitive knowledgeโ€”commonly referred to as โ€œwomenโ€™s intuitionโ€โ€”which most men are less able to access as the truth residing within their bodies. By looking (and feeling) within, women need to take the lead in making a place for generative sexuality, and for the love that follows.
In the absence of a womanโ€™s cooperation in sex, the divinity of the sex act is near impossible to encounter. Generations of insensitive handling and abuse of women by men has led to situations in which sex, to a lesser or greater degree, is lovelessly imposed upon women. When a man repeatedly enters a womanโ€™s body before she is really prepared for penetration, the woman will feel turned off to sex. A certain repulsion may even begin to set in. In time, many a woman will close down physically, eventually turning away from sex if possible. When unable to avoid it, she becomes a master at submitting, enduring the minutes prior to ejaculation. Once she becomes resigned to lack of satisfaction in sex, woman can actually feel grateful for premature ejaculation in the knowledge that everything will soon be over.
Man has lost his masculine ability to โ€œspeakโ€ meaningfully to the female body, the ability to spiral in on her in such a way that she welcomes penetration with her whole being. He has become so accustomed to woman giving in and yielding to him that he has forgotten (or has never experienced) the true taste and flair of cooperative sexual expression, the dance of male and female sexuality in perfect balance, in which woman sumptuously participates, transforming the experience into a sinuous, winding, dynamic dance between bodies. Such an experience in itself can give man the feeling of his worth as a male of the speciesโ€”and for many a man it will be the first time he feels this way in his life.
This next quote is from the back of the book “And They Knew Each Other” by Dieter Duhm and Sabine Lichtenfels (text below).
Sexual love and altruism, Eros and Agape, constitute a spiritual-emotional unit. Within the body-soul organism of the human being, there is a deep connection between the thinking organ, the sexual organ and the heart organ. ๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™œ๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ก๐™–๐™ฌ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™– ๐™ข๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™œ๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™™, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™จ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ข๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ช๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™—๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™œ๐™š๐™จ. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™ ๐™€๐™œ๐™ฎ๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š “๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ ๐™–๐™—๐™–.”
If this image is reinforced by a trusting community, the heart chakra takes on the central guiding function for the social, sexual and intellectual Ilk. A flow of warmth arises for the mind and the Eros. No violence can exist if the heart guides human history.
Imagine for a moment a world of fulfilled Eros, a world without mistrust and fear in love. Once the experience of mutual trust has created a human foundation, the ethics of altruism will automatically arise. A heart that no longer suffers under the constant stress of unfulfilled needs is free for others.