Sexual union is holy and pure (chaste), when performed in the right way (through retention and sublimation of the libido), at the right time (in accordance with the creative magnetic pause), and with the right intention (bodhichitta). Let no one think that there is anything shameful (lascivious) or ugly (selfish and egotistical) in such (alchemical) union. The right kind of union is called knowing (דעת Da'ath, sexual transmutation or divine knowledge from experience). Unless it were very holy, it would not be called knowing (since through commanding sexual energy with expedient knowledge, comprehension, intelligence, purity, and compassion, we validate how love is the highest religion).
This matter is not as Rabbi Moses Maimonides, of blessed memory, imagined and thought in his Guide to the Perplexed, where he praises Aristotle for stating that the sense of touch is shameful (lustful). This matter is not as that Greek said; what he said smacks of subtle heresy (because there is more to sexual union than mere gratification of animal pleasure). If that Greek scoundrel believed that the world was created with divine intention, he would not have said what he said. But we, who possess the holy Torah (the law of the great arcanum: sexual magic), believe that God created everything as divine wisdom decreed (for in בְּרֵאשִׁית Bereshit, "In wisdom Elohim created" the superior states of consciousness and the solar bodies through a perfect matrimony). God created nothing shameful or ugly (since it is the ego, animal desire, that corrupts sexuality). If (chaste) sexual union is shameful, then the genitals (which can give birth to the superhuman through transmutation) are too. Yet God created them! How could God create something blemished, disgraceful, or deficient (since the רוח אלהים Ruach Elohim, the spirit of God, hovers upon the face of the Genesiatic waters of sexuality during alchemy)? After all, the Torah states: "God saw everything that he had made, and behold: very good!"
The evidence is clear (to alchemists who do not fornicate). In the account of Creation we read: "The two of them were naked, the man and his wife, yet they felt no shame" (since primordial humanity did not create the ego). Before they ate from the Tree of Knowledge (perverting the sacramental sexual act into prostituted desire), they were contemplating (in the superior worlds of consciousness) the pure forms (the masters of the White Lodge who completed the work and with whom ancient humanity could communicate with easily), and their intention (concentration and purpose for sexual union) was entirely holy (chaste). To them, the genitals were like eyes (עיניים Aynim, since the power of the testes is how we testify to divine truths from experience or דעת Da'ath) and hands (the force of action, since all of our psychological processes originate from the creative energy) or other parts of the (microcosmic) body (of Adam Kadmon, the solar human).
When sexual union is for the sake of heaven (spiritual development, and not the satisfaction of lust), there is nothing as holy or pure. The union of man and woman, when it is right (according to divine law), is the secret of civilization (the esoteric doctrine of all the great mystery schools throughout antiquity). Thereby, one becomes a partner with God in the act of Creation (for as stated in John 3:6: "that which is born of the flesh" through orgasm "is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit" through transmutation "is spirit"). This is the secret meaning of the sages: "When a man unites with his wife in holiness, the divine presence is between them."
Human thought (conscious willpower, תפארת Tiphereth: Jacob) has the power to expand (conscious virtues) and ascend (within the base of the spinal medulla) to its origin (the atom of the Holy Spirit, "Who," מי Mem-Iod, the מ waters of the Father, י Iod, residing within the brain, for as stated in Psalms 113:5: "מי Who is like unto אֱלֹהִים Elohim our God, who dwelleth on high?" within the cerebral-spinal fluids). Attaining the source (the Innermost, whose throne is the cranium and its nervous systems), she (Shekinah-Kundalini from the sacral Chakra Muladhara) is joined (via the spine, Tree of Life, or Jacob's ladder) with the upper light (of בינה Binah, the solar intelligence of our superior intellectual center) from which she emanated. She (Shekinah-Shakti, the force of מה Mah or מ waters of sexuality, the womb, ה Hei, of spiritual creation in יסוד Yesod) and he (אברהם Abraham, the Holy Spirit or Shiva) become one (through initiation, for as declared in Lamentations 2:13: "מה What thing shall I take to witness for thee?"). Then, when thought (conscious will, תפארת Tiphereth: Jacob, the power of the heart) emanates once again, all becomes a single ray (of perfected Kundalini): the upper light (or heavenly Akashic water, the cerebral spinal fluid) is drawn down by the power of thought (concentration and conscious perception, to coagulate and mingle within the sexual crucible of creative energy). In this way the divine presence appears on earth (מלכות Malkuth: the physical body). A bright light (superior level of being) shines and spreads around the place where the meditator is sitting (since the sacred fire helps to deepen one's internal states of serenity and focus). Similarly, when a man and woman unite (to practice white tantra: alchemy), and their thought (concentration and conscious perception) joins the beyond (the remembrance of divinity), that thought draws down the upper light (of the Logos within their spinal columns to guide their practices).
You should welcome her (your spouse) with words that draw her heart, calm her mind, and bring her joy (through "Happiness, Music, Dance, and the Kiss"). Then her mind will be linked with yours, and your (pure) intention (bodhichitta) with hers. Speak with her in (chaste and innocent) words that arouse desire (sexual yearning), (conscious) love, and passionate (fiery) union―and in words that draw her to the awe (remembrance) of God (within the blissful and divine ritual of tantra).
―Anonymous (thirteenth century) Iggeret ha-Qodesh, from The Essential Kabbalah by Daniel C. Matt
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