Because anytime you do anything which separates beings, you have profaned the universe. And then you have profaned the way in which it is the One, delighting in itself. For that process to happen, you have to slow down enough so that you take the initial desire system and slow it down, like in tantric practices where you sit opposite your partner and you have enough control and discipline to take each new level of arousal and move it into the shared awareness that exists between the two of you, so all of the energy is constantly feeding up the spine to bringing the two of you more into your heart and more into your wisdom and more into that shared awareness; and the energy keeps feeding in and feeding in and feeding in, until finally it is one awareness experiencing the transcendent moment of sexual union. The profanity lies in every time you use your partner for personal gratification. I mean, it really makes it less; it profanes it.
Sex and Our Connection to the Sacred — HoneyRoot
Gnosis can also refer to the tradition that embodies the core wisdom or knowledge of humanity, which has adopted many names and appearances according to culture, time, and place. To understand truth, one must experience it. This is why real spirituality is based on one's own effort to experience the truth. Experience is gained by expanding the capabilities of our consciousness. In order to understand what we experience, we must study the experiences of others.
On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated rather than repressed. But Tantra is not only a sexual practice; it also is a sensuous way of life and path to spiritual growth. This workshop series will focus on modern Tantric techniques and practices that can be learned in a virtual environment and practiced in and after times of social distancing. The series is specifically designed to provide support and pleasure as we navigate this prolonged period of uncertainty and slowly emerge from our isolation. Note: All genders, sexual preferences and relationship configurations welcome.
Maybe your sex is sexy. Maybe your sex is steamy. Maybe your sex is so-so. But is your sex is sacred? Join Darshana Avila for a dive into tantric lovemaking and sex as spiritual practice.