What is your specific meaning for the phrase "Sacred Sexuality"?
This phrase has its own curious play in the development
of our Earthfolk understanding of sexuality and intimacy. In the
early years of the Internet you could search on the phrase and get
Today, you get an avalanche of sites. As the phrase began to appear
it was mainly on sites that were introducing Hindu Tantra practices
As Tantra and Sacred Sexuality became more popular,
they were co-opted by the pornography movement.
Presently, you can search on "goddesses" and get escort and "sensual massage" sites
that are more part of the sex worker and sex industry than about
Eastern spirituality or Tantric practices. So, we moved towards our
"sensual preciousness" language and imagery.
There is no widely accepted single meaning to the
Sexuality." For many it simply means a heightened sense
of sensuality. One that is aware of the needs of the female.
One that is open to
sexual ecstasy as meaning more than simple orgasm. A friend
says that to most
it means, "Marin County, hot tubs and Chardonnay." Another
told of a meeting of "advanced" sexual explorers
where it was overheard, "I don't want a relationship,
but I'd like to have sacred sex with you." For us, this
latter statement wobbles from ludicrous to plain outright stupid.
"Sacred Sexuality" as
we have experienced it is a threatening experience. Not always
peaceful. Orgasmic in
a death-quaking way. Mind-boggling,
yes, but also gut wrenching and a humbling—not a humiliating—experience.
In Genesis, the Sacred Sexuality of the Lone
Male god is premised on the revelation that the body, soul,
mind and spirit of humans is at
its core sinful, depraved, fallen—in need of redemption. Life
on earth is like parole where humans wait to begin truly living only
in the afterlife.
In short, humans are aliens to and on the Earth.
The Earthfolk mythos
is grounded in the creatively imagining power
of a sacred sexuality that
we present as sensual preciousness. When you behold another as
are mutually so beheld—a nuclear intimate vital zest is released
that makes whole and heals the communal human mind, heart and body.