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Chapter 4

SACRED SEX




The previous chapter was mainly about working with breath energy, while this one is about 
working with sexual energy. To state again the goal of this energy work: we want to balance 

our energies at the three lower density levels so that we can fully operate at the fourth level, 
that of the heart chakra and with this also gain access to our three higher chakras.

The main disrupting influence on our emotional harmony is commonly related to sexual 

problems. This in turn also blocks the flow of life-force energy through our body and reduces 
our overall vitality. To help us rejuvenate as part of our spiritual evolution we need to move 

towards becoming more androgynic. At the hormonal level that means that our male and 
female sex hormones are nearly in balance at a high level - when we are getting old they are 

also in balance but at a low level.

Sacred sex has been used and is still being used in many spiritual and religious traditions, 
usually with the aim of experiencing "divine bliss". The system that I find most useful for 

rejuvenation and spiritual growth is a combination of Taoist traditions, the Gospel of Philip, 
and Karezza.

The main contribution of the Taoists is their expertise in accumulating and channeling the 

life-force as well as their work with the chakras. Some yoga systems have similar traditions. 
What struck me when reading about their methods is that they use a tremendous amount of 

willpower, time and energy to achieve their outstanding results but what I found lacking was 
the heart. The Taoists commonly had a warrior mentality while Indian gurus expected to be 

worshipped as gods, nothing like the heart that we see in Francis of Assisi or Mother Teresa.

Of course, to us, all of these are extremes. We cannot be a Francis of Assisi or a Mother 
Teresa, and neither do we have the time or willpower to sit for years meditating in a cave. 

But there is no need for it. I see the Sacrament of the Bridal Chamber as described in the 
Gospel of Philip as a middle path - working with energy gently and with a heart.

In Gnostic writings the Gospel of Philip is considered to be the central part of the inner 

teachings of Jesus on using sacred sex as a highway to heaven - heaven meaning 
overcoming the need for reincarnation. First here are some more sayings on the importance 

of uniting male and female.

Uniting Male and Female

The Gospel of Thomas speaks of the mystery of entering the kingdom of heaven when male 
and female become one: 22) "When you make the two into one, and when you make the 

inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you 
make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be 

female, ... then you will enter (the kingdom).‖ This theme is also found in the Gospel of 
Philip and in other Gnostic texts.

Simon Peter said: ―Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of (eternal) life." Jesus 

replied: "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a 
living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter 

the kingdom of heaven." This, too, refers to androgyny.

According to Lao Tzu: ‖For those who aspire to the higher realms of living, there is angelic 
dual cultivation. Because every portion of the body, mind, and spirit yearns for the integration 

of yin and yang, angelic intercourse is led by the spirit rather than the sexual organs. Where 
ordinary intercourse is effortful, angelic cultivation is calm, relaxed, quiet, and natural. Where 

ordinary intercourse unites sex organs with sex organs, angelic cultivation unites spirit with 
spirit, mind with mind, and every cell of one body with every cell of the other body; 

culminating not in dissolution but in integration, it is an opportunity for a man and woman to 
mutually transform and uplift each other into the realm of bliss and wholeness‖.



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