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Tree of Life - The Riddle of the Tree of Life in 'Revelation'
The Riddle of the Tree of Life in 'Revelation'

Now that we have reviewed Cayce's teachings about the use and abuse of sex, and addressed some insights from actual experience, let's return to the Cayce material on the meaning of Revelation. The Commentary includes a full interpretation of Revelation, put together by a study group in New York well after the original readings. The readings were given to an earlier group, which included Cayce's wife Gertrude. The group attended a lengthy series of readings tying the meaning of Revelation to insights about the importance of 'perfectly synchronizing' the endocrine system. The readings directed the preparation of an interpretation based on the explanations and definitions Cayce supplied while in trance.

Here is my summary of their work, with footnotes to the relevant pages of the Commentary.
Chapter 2

The 'Tree of Life' is the power of regeneration inherent in a perfectly synchronized endocrine system.1 Real knowledge of the body is sealed within the endocrine system. 2

The original purpose of the sexual force has been lost, and it needs to be cleansed and return to its original purpose through self-discipline. Anyone who can do this will experience regeneration. 3

Humankind's creative, sexual potential is unlimited, but it has been curtailed by misuse. A period of purification is required. 4 As the reproductive force moves upward it affects the other spiritual centers of the body, and activates the endocrine system to regenerate the body. 5 At each level, we must choose to align with divine will, using our energy for spiritual ends, not for personal satisfaction. The latter creates imbalance and degeneration. 6
Chapter 3

When the energy reaches the pineal, all our motivations stand out in bold relief. If they are pure, we connect with God-consciousness. 7 The pituitary is called the master gland, but for the moment it has adapted to the limitations imposed by our current habits. We can choose to awaken it to its original potential. 8
Chapter 4

We can only come into harmony with our higher self if our emotions are as calm as a 'sea of glass.' This means the senses relinquish their control over us. 9
Chapter 5

The average person lacks the ability to open the endocrine seals of the body (raise the energy through the chakras). He must first develop Christ consciousness through experience. He is ready when the senses and the four lower centers acknowledge his control. This calls for the death of selfishness and self-will.10
Chapter 6

Once the centers open, there are grave repercussions from misusing one's enhanced powers. 11
Chapter 8

The awakening of the centers is a dramatic experience. It begins in the gonads, but the pituitary actually recharges the entire system. 12
Chapter 9

The process clears out all old blocks. 13
Chapter 10

One enters a timeless state. 14 We must apply this knowledge, rather than simply contemplate how sweet it will be to awaken. 15
Chapter 11

Intellect is a block because it is a belief in limitation, and a denial of ideals. While intellect rules, our capacity to regenerate remains latent.16
Chapter 12

Our will holds the key to breaking this hold, when we use it to control our rebellious physical urges. 17
Chapter 13

It is vital to stay focused on our spiritual goal. Otherwise, the collusion of our intellect and selfish desires keeps us prisoner through our emotions. 18
Chapter 14

The perfect souls in the world, acting as teachers, will bring about new experiences relating to the lower natures and the senses. 19
Chapter 15

The new experience is dependent upon the exercise of self-control. Compliance with Divine Law (correct use of Creative Forces?) keeps the teachers stable. 20
Chapter 16

Instructions on how to purify the reproductive force will be issued. When ignored, and sex is misused, disease follows because regeneration is not possible. Misapplied love will consume individuals (here the Commentary adds, "Love must go out, not in." I would paraphrase these thoughts as "Love must be given; greedy love is addictive.") Propaganda (based on misuse of life force) will conflict with universal truth. 21
Chapter 17

Lust adversely affects intelligence and keeps humankind's rebellion against the Divine alive. It also saps our energy and 'possesses' us (creating widespread addictions?). We are creating this situation ourselves. However, these urges can be overcome. 22
Chapter 18

Eventually self-gratification will lead to unworkable circumstances, and we will realize that we have been deluded and weakened by following a course of self-gratification. Due to over-indulgence, the senses will experience a sense of loss of stimulation and excitement. 23
Chapter 19

When we turn away from selfish gratification, the senses and the lower centers will once again align with the Divine. Everyone must eventually make this adjustment. At this point the evolved Man (collective mankind) attains Christhood, and moves into a position of stability, power and judgment. He nourishes himself correctly, rejecting His former errors and lusts. 24
Chapter 20

For a long time, balance, peace and harmony prevail. Then those souls who have not mastered the transition from self-gratification to balance return and create havoc. Eventually they destroy themselves, and have to return to try again. The situation is finally sorted out.25
Chapter 21

There is a final vision of perfected consciousness within a regenerated body and the elimination of all unstable emotional behavior. Man is reunited with the Divine. When self-control is established, regeneration is restored and man is freed of all limitation. 26
Chapter 22

The Creative Forces are flowing in alignment with Divine Will. We are reminded to worship God only, not external religion. 27 There are no safe shortcuts to raising the life force energy through the body.

Tree of Life - The Endocrine Link
The Endocrine Link

A key point in these readings is that by pursuing the flesh and indulging the emotions (desires) of the body, we 'loose beasts,' or destructive carnal desires, within us.1 As I'll explain below, this colorful description corresponds neatly with the actual neurochemical changes passion produces in the hypothalamus of the brain and the resulting emotional swings. The hypothalamus, in turn, 'tells' the pituitary, or master gland, which hormones to generate. In other words, Cayce was right when he said that the reproductive glands, not the master gland, are the place to start if one would understand mankind's current predicament.2 The more we choose self-gratification, the more we have to 'meet' the negative effects of passion on our endocrine system and behavior, both within ourselves and in successive generations.3

Most people think of the endocrine system as a series of ductless glands, like the gonads, adrenals, thymus, thyroid, pituitary and pineal. However, as Cayce pointed out long before scientists noticed it, every organ may be considered an endocrine gland.4 This is because all of them constantly signal the brain and other organs, and receive signals from them via hormones in an infinitely complex, continuous feedback loop. (Incidentally, when acting as neurochemical messengers, hormones are often referred to as neurochemicals or neurotransmitters.) In other words, the endocrine system is intricately linked with the nervous system in ways humanity did not realize until recently. Even nerve cells communicate with each other only via neurochemicals.

As Cayce correctly stated, our system is activated by anger, fear, mirth, joy, etc. through glandular secretions, which "flow into the whole system."5 The endocrine system is thus the link between our emotions and our physical bodies, and the relationship is circular. That is, our emotions have a powerful physical effect on our body via shifting neurochemical levels, and our neurochemical balance has a powerful effect on our emotions. Cayce claims an even greater role for the endocrine system; it is not simply the link between body and mind, but also the link with the soul,6 perhaps via the chakras.

The endocrine system is thus critically important because it is the way that spiritual choices (or their antithesis) show up in the body. 7 It is also the means by which our bodies register whether we use or misuse our reproductive force, and, according to Cayce, it is the reason that sexual expression and spiritual growth/regression are linked. In other words, if we choose sexual behavior that protects our hormonal balance (and avoid that which creates imbalances), we positively affect our emotional, physical, and spiritual condition.

While Cayce has much to say about the rewards of spiritualizing sex, we will look first at the risks of earthly sex.

Tree of Life - Passion Neurochemistry
Passion Neurochemistry

Recent research suggests that sex as we currently employ it is indeed a source of physical and emotional distress — although nearly everyone still blames his or her problems on anything else. We deceive ourselves because orgasm feels good in the short-term, and we haven't yet made the connection with its longer-term costs. In fact, however, intense passion directed towerd climax triggers an over-stimulation of the reward mechanism in the hypothalamus of the brain.1 A key neurochemical (dopamine) soars and then, after orgasm, drops sharply.2 Neurochemical shifts can alter our outlook profoundly. See, for example, Study Shows Acute Dopamine Depletion Can Create Psychological Distress

Over the days or weeks following a passion bout, we may experience periods of defensiveness, emotional over-reactions, depression, or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms - which show up as feelings of scarcity and unhealthy cravings. Which activities and experiences offer short-term comfort in this state? Those that stimulate the production of more dopamine in the brain's reward circuit: junk food, reckless spending, dominating others, alcohol, watching sex, sports, and violence, gambling, novelty, more orgasms, and so forth. Unfortunately, such passing thrills tend to erode equilibrium further because dopamine is not a neurochemical of satisfaction; it's a neurochemical of craving. (True contentment, as opposed to momentary satiation, is associated with other neurochemicals, one of which we'll discuss in a moment.)

In other words, Cayce was right that engaging in self-gratification magnifies the activities of the glands, creating inner conflict, and weakening willpower. 3 By way of example, the readings point out that Samson, despite his unusual strength, had no ability to resist the opposite sex because of his desire for gratification of glandular urges.4

Passion triggers an uncomfortable cycle of highs and lows (cravings), which can show up in our lives as hungry dissatisfaction, demanding selfishness, or, paradoxically, revulsion at the thought of further intimacy. Revulsion may stem from low libido due to post-passion neurochemistry. However, most lovers also find it a turn-off to be used repeatedly as someone's addictive 'fix.'5

Cayce warned that, "Inordinate desire takes possession of the sensory forces of the body." 6 It is habit forming, 7 or, as we would say, addictive. Indeed, science now knows that the reward circuit, which drives sexual desire, also drives all addictions. Urged by these cravings, we do things we later regret. As Cayce pointed out, relationships based on physical gratification are not safe because they give rise to emotions of fear and doubt. 8 As "mind is ever the builder,"9 these emotions manifest as dissatisfaction, consternation, turmoil, strife, and dissension.10 In our experience, they also give rise to feelings of lack, discouragement, and fear of ongoing intimacy - due to the anxiety of repeatedly falling in and out of love.

In short, we are 'not ourselves' while our neurochemistry is fluctuating wildly. Yet we never consciously make the connection between our distress and the intense experience of orgasm, which may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

Perhaps you are beginning to see how biology's perfectly natural, deliciously-enticing mating program can foster regrettable behavior, and even drive a wedge between spouses who start out very much in love. Good intentions are difficult to maintain under this influence. In fact, according to at least one of his biographers,11 Cayce himself was abusive to his wife Gertrude from time to time. Also, the readings point out that even those with special powers, such as the power to heal, lack God consciousness if sex is not under their control. 12

It is the interference [of earthly] desires that prevents a body and a mind from keeping in perfect accord with their ideal [i.e., the Golden Rule].13

Thus the readings are right that the union of bodies through desire can give rise to "suffering, hate, malice and injustice," and bring into our experience the emotions that are the reverse of love, hope, patience and all spiritual attributes.14 Carnal influences also belittle man's spiritual nature.15

Once again, to add perspective, Stockham, Lao Tzu and the author of the Gospel of Philip, recorded similar observations:

Many hearts are broken and hopes blasted mainly because the sexual relationship in marriage is instigated by selfish motives, and for personal gratification…. The ordinary hasty spasmodic method of cohabitation…is deleterious both physically and spiritually, and is frequently a cause of estrangement and separation.16

A person's approach to sexuality is a sign of his level of evolution. Unevolved persons practice ordinary sexual intercourse. Placing all emphasis upon the sexual organs, they neglect the body's other organs and systems. Whatever physical energy is accumulated is summarily discharged, and the subtle energies are similarly dissipated and disordered. It is a great backward leap.17

Do not fear the flesh nor be enamored of it. If you fear it, it will rule you. If you love it, it will paralyze you and devour you…. As long as [the sacred embrace] is hidden, unhappiness prevails; it always poisons the seeds [sperma], and evil is at work….All those who practice the sacred embrace [koiton] will kindle the light; they will not beget as people do in ordinary marriages, which take place in darkness.
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Tree of Life - The Rewards of Spiritualizing Desire
The Rewards of Spiritualizing Desire

The good news is that sexual desire used for loftier ends has limitless possibilities. 1 According to the readings, the sexes are like two electrical poles which, energizing each other, make possible the greater, better development of each. 2 During sex one can exercise the highest emotions possible, 3 and attain greater understanding and advancement. 4

In fact, Cayce is very clear about the many benefits of what he calls 'godly desire.' He says it brings sexual self-control, patience, gentleness and kindness. It also relieves suffering, mental anguish and disturbances, enhances individual growth, and brings healing. 5 Moreover, when we educate our bodies to unite in true oneness, authentic monogamy is natural.6

It turns out there is a growing body of scientific knowledge to back up Cayce's broad assertions. Once again, the secret lies in our hormones/neurochemicals. In recent years scientists have discovered that the hormone known as oxytocin is perhaps the key physiological mechanism by which love and companionship positively affect health.

Once believed to confine its effects to inducing labor and milk ejection, oxytocin actually has far-reaching effects on both sexes. We could not fall in love without its release in the hypothalamus of the brain. These days it goes by nicknames such as 'the bonding hormone,' 'the cuddle hormone,' and even 'the love hormone.' We see one of its most powerful effects at birth - when the mother and father bond with their child. At that moment, oxytocin surges causing a rewiring of both parents' brains so that they will do anything for their little one. Under ordinary circumstances they remain permanently in love with their child.

We use this mechanism to bond with each other in romantic relationships, too. Unfortunately, passion tends to erode this bond at a neurochemical level. In short, if we want better results we have to do something differently.

How can we enhance the effects of oxytocin to protect our intimate unions so they become spiritual vehicles to higher states of awareness? Exactly as Cayce advised,7 that is, we purify our inborn urge through expressions of love, service to others in a shared vision, generosity, kindness, meditation, prayer, and making sex a sacred and selfless experience rather than a short-lived thrill. Research confirms that nurturing another, appreciation, generous touch, and trusted companionship raise oxytocin levels.8 Oxytocin is also behind many of the health benefits from meditation, massage and acupuncture.

Consider some of the other research on this important hormone:
Oxytocin reduces cravings. When scientists administered it to rodents who were addicted to cocaine, morphine, or heroin, the rats opted for less drugs, or showed fewer symptoms of withdrawal. (Kovacs, 1998) Oxytocin also reduces cravings for sweets. (Billings, 2006) This pro-contentment aspect of oxytocin may explain why selfless, non-driven lovemaking eases the itch of sexual frustration as well. As Cayce said, "Spiritual ideals keep the body from seeking only the gratification of physical appetites." 9
Oxytocin calms. A single rat injected with oxytocin has a calming effect on a cage full of anxious rats. (Agren, 2002)
Oxytocin increases sexual receptivity and counteracts impotence, which is why this other way of making love remains pleasurable. (Pedersen, C.A., 2002), (Arletti, 1997)
Oxytocin counteracts the effects of cortisol, the stress hormone. (Legros, 2003) Less stress means increased immunity and faster recovery.
Oxytocin appears be a major reason that SSRIs (like Prozac®) ease depression, perhaps because high levels of cortisol are the chief culprits in depression and anxiety disorders. (Uvnas-Moberg, 1999)

These qualities of oxytocin explain why companionship can increase longevity - even among those who are HIV positive (Young, 2004). Or speed recovery: wounded hamsters heal twice as fast when they are paired with a sibling, rather than left in isolation (Detilliona, 2004). It may also explain why, among various species of primates, care-giving parents (whether male or female) live significantly longer. (Cal Tech, 1998) My husband and I suspect it is also the reason why people with pets tend to recover more quickly from illness, why married people statistically live longer and have lower rates of illness, and why support groups benefit those with cancer, addictions and chronic disorders.

How can oxytocin produce such remarkable health benefits? The exact mechanism is not certain, but the key seems to be oxytocin's ability to counteract the effects of stress (cortisol). To state this differently, if we listed all the conditions and diseases related to stress or aggravated by stress, we would have to list nearly every known ailment. By countering stress, oxytocin helps to heal them all.

As nature's antidepressant and anti-anxiety hormone, oxytocin creates feelings of calm and a sense of connection. This may be the key to experiencing the 'sea of glass,' referred to in Revelation. Calm emotions make it easier to pray and meditate, and the readings say that by listening within, we can know the answer to every problem.10 In any event, as our brain chemistry comes into balance, oxytocin actually shapes how we view the world. Again, as "thoughts are deeds,"11 our world becomes a better place when we feel tranquil, loving and contented. Increased self-control also means wiser choices on every level.

Alas, to sustain the benefits of oxytocin we may have to stay off of the passion roller coaster described above. Both dopamine and oxytocin are important for bonding, so when dopamine drops after orgasm, desire does too - at least desire for our partner.12 This may be the main reason passion tends to erode emotional bonds over time. We are better served by neurochemical equilibrium. Dopamine at ideal, moderate levels, helps keep us cheerful, curious and attracted to each other.

Incidentally, the saying, "the more you give, the more you get" applies to oxytocin. The more you nurture and connect with others, the more responsive your body and brain become to this hormone. (Uvnas-Moberg, 2005) Oxytocin is unusual in this regard. For example, compare this result with the results from using substances like alcohol or caffeine, or engaging in passion: the more you indulge, the more you require for the same effect. Oxytocin is the opposite. The more you give and nurture, the more strongly you respond to any affection, generosity, opportunity to serve, meditation, and so forth.

In other words, self-control grows easier, and the feeling of connection with others, with your lover, and with God strengthens as you choose oxytocin-promoting behaviors. Could this be why the readings advise that treating others kindly is the source of life, the source of love, the source of peace, the source of harmony, and the way in which we receive these benefits ourselves?13 As the readings point out, there are two ways to clean up our karmic debts. We can either experience the equivalent of the effects of our past mistakes, or we can forgive others their misdeeds, thereby earning ourselves similar reprieves.14 Needless to say, forgiveness is a lot easier with balanced brain chemistry than it is when our 'beasts are loose.'

Oxytocin may be the reason that conscious, controlled lovemaking has important spiritual implications. In any case, Cayce said that the Creative Forces of the body (when they are not abused) give rise to a more spiritually-minded individual.15

Spiritualize the physical desires. In making the physical desire and the will of the Father one, there may be a cleansing in the soul that may bring consciousness of the Oneness with the Father.16

Thy body is the Temple of the Living God. Use it as such, and not as a place for the lowest of earth and low thinking. Rather treat it as the altar of God. Sacrifice therein thine own appetites.17

Our other sages (mentioned above) also described the health and spiritual benefits of making love without orgasm:

In the physical union of male and female there may be a soul communion giving not only supreme happiness, but in turn [leading] to soul growth and development….As the creative potency of man becomes understood, and this knowledge is applied, men and women will grow in virtue, in love, in power, and will gladly and naturally devote this power to the world's interests and development. Karezza: Ethics of Marriage18

The result of this [practice] is improved health, harmonized emotions, the cessation of cravings and impulses, and, at the highest level, the transcendent integration of the entire energy body. Hua Hu Ching: Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu 19

Seek the experience of the pure embrace; it has great power. Gospel of Philip

Tree of Life - Practical Considerations
Practical Considerations

The Cayce readings suggest that most of us have a bit of purifying to do if we would redirect the use of our sexual energy. The ideal would be to educate children before they reach their teen years.1 It is unwise to wait until after they have already developed the habits that create 'a burning within.' Train young children that sex is a sacred privilege - both the cause of man's downfall and a means to purification and oneness.2 Give children timely precautions, and teach them how the biological urge arises and how it may become destructive - a pathological condition in the body and mind - if it is turned to selfish motives and the gratification of desires. 3 Because of the hidden risks, parents, too, need to be educated about the endocrine system.4 (See this article for boys entering puberty on the risks of using porn.)

Another reading says to "teach children the beauty and sacredness of sex, and how to contain themselves within themselves."5 Lest there be any doubt about the meaning of this phrase, the readings advise adults that they can relieve stress and regenerate the body by stopping masturbation.6 This view is currently out of fashion, but given the brain chemistry changes that orgasm produces in the reward circuit, it is likely that humanity will have to revisit its faith in the tremendous benefits of masturbation before much longer. Potent sexual stimuli are what scientists call a "natural reinforcer." That is, like junk food, such stimuli can have a drug-like effect on the human brain.

However, desire is a dynamic energy, which it is unwise to repress.7 Conserving sexual energy without giving it out in service to others can create ill health by over-charging the system.8 Therefore, especially if one is single, it is helpful to have non-sexual outlets, such as creativity, spiritual pursuits, or service, to express one's life force energy. According to the readings, Cayce's psychic powers and ability to serve others derived from his sexual energy.9

The Commentary speaks of a purification process of ten days to cleanse the reproductive force. In my personal experience, the temporary mood swings, cravings, feelings of annoyance, and so forth from a passion bout seem to last about two weeks. However, it takes longer than that for most adults to master a new habit.

How do we go about the purification process?

One can find Taoist, Hindu, and Tibetan techniques that force the conserved sexual energy upward, away from the sexual center. However, the Cayce readings caution that raising the kundalini energy is dangerous unless one has "crucified desire in oneself." Without this preparation, the results are unstable and the kundalini may inflame desires, rather than enhancing true spirituality. 10 Cayce also points out that kundalini techniques are a means of attaining celibacy, rather than spiritual union.11

In my experience, a cooperative effort with a partner is the key to a stable transition from conventional to non-instinctual sex. A gentler, more heart-centered, non-performance oriented approach seems to work better than techniques that force the life force energy upward — perhaps because the calmer, more giving, approach sustains oxytocin levels. Therefore, I recommend that those who want to experience the benefits of making love without orgasm take a very gradual, generous approach, beginning with two weeks of affectionate, selfless exchanges like foot massages, head massages, meditating while holding hands, and so forth. "Hold," as Cayce says, "to that love which is un-sexed!"12

When both partners are ready to move into intercourse, I recommend they put themselves on a schedule (not every day), and make love very slowly and tenderly with their focus on (1) giving their loving energy to each other, and (2) periods of stillness devoted to aligning with the Divine.13 They would also be wise to continue the affectionate, non-intercourse exchanges on days they do not have intercourse.14

Another practical approach to purification of the sexual center is to abstain from intercourse for a season (three months), and focus on the emotional aspects of the relationship. One man describes his experience in an interview:

A hundred days is a season. It's enough time for the limbic system — the basic drives — to be changed…. The first month is a very intense shift. I really find it necessary to intensify my sadhana [meditation]. I'm containing that powerful energy, harmonizing it and balancing it and creating a more sattvic (pure, peaceful) state for my bodymind.

During the second month, I start to experience an ambient sense of bliss. I get more sensual joy just from being alive! My wife and I have learned that it is really important to enhance our skills of being sensual through loving touch, such as exchanging massages or cuddling. It's like being on a three-month first date. During the second month, it becomes clear that my sole means of expression and of making connections is from the heart. I literally wake up and think of ways to shower my wife and daughter with love, so I can get my needs for intimacy met, because the only means I have for being really deeply satisfied is through the heart chakra!

The third month is so blissful. Things just get higher and more wonderful! I thank God that the yogis were patient enough to look into things this deeply. I taste something that I would have never, ever considered if I had listened to all the mainstream cultural cues.15

Tree of Life - Sex as Sacrament or Siren Song?
Sex as Sacrament, or Siren Song?

The Cayce material makes clear that there are two fundamental ways to employ our sexual energy. One is to use it instinctually and impulsively, as animals do. The biological result is procreation, planned or unplanned. To achieve this result we simply yield to the neurochemical commands of the reward circuit in the brain’s limbic system. As Cayce says, we let sex control us.

Unfortunately, in the process, we "loose beasts," or, in modern terms, we set off neurochemical cycles of highs and lows. Sex, therefore, leads not to lasting contentment, but rather to recurring dissatisfaction and even addictions, both of which can bring out the worst in us. This is the way humankind currently uses its reproductive force, and according to the readings, it constitutes 'misuse.'1 In short, we unwittingly generate the recurring thought patterns of selfishness and scarcity that shape our world.

The other way to use sex is to learn to soothe the fundamental, animal impulse behind procreation. According to Cayce, our Creator intended us to exchange our life force energy for a higher end - one that is equally creative, but does not necessarily lead to physical birth. The readings interpreting Revelation insist that desire has limitless potential when harnessed. One way to harness it is to tap a hidden synergy between partners by exchanging life force energy generously without 'the carnal reaction,' or orgasm.

Paradoxically, this soothes sexual frustration and enhances wellbeing, creativity and spiritual growth. By allowing our neurochemistry to function optimally, we bring out the very best emotions in ourselves: patience, gentleness and kindness. Even more importantly, when we cease to use sex as animals do, it enables us to act from the heart, the mind, and the higher self. As our outlook improves, again we shape our world — this time for the better.

In short, a practical course of action for "cleansing, purification and consecration" beckons. As Cayce advised,

Then crucify desire in self; that ye may be awakened to the real abilities of helpfulness that lie within thy grasp. Cayce reading 911-7. Cayce reading 2475-1

And again,

Cultivate the spiritual, the mental and physical desire, rather than those carnal desires that are gratified only for the moment.. Cayce reading 911-7

Without an understanding of the endocrine system, it is hard to imagine that this unfamiliar shift in sexual behavior could lead to such a vastly different outcome. However, small shifts at a hormonal (or neurochemical) level have major effects on our behavior and state of mind. Puberty, menstrual cycles, and even the degeneration of our bodies are all brought on by surprisingly small hormonal shifts. Authorities also acknowledge that neurochemicals are behind the instinctive mating behaviors of lust, infatuation, and bonding.2 Therefore, neurochemicals are equally behind the common tendency to tire of one partner and move onto another (or stagnate in discontent).3

Passion, novelty and orgasm are not the keys to sexual fulfillment, as we have taught ourselves. They fail to satisfy because of the addictive nature of passion's inevitable neurochemical fluctuations. True fulfillment, wellbeing, solid life-enhancing unions and the strong foundation needed for spiritual growth all depend upon hormonal balance and particularly on the effects of oxytocin. Giving, rather than getting is the key. 4

Although Cayce's language often calls to mind the 'sex is sinful' doctrine of many Christian denominations, the true situation is not a matter of dogma, but an endocrine reality. We now possess the all-important endocrine keys for understanding what the Cayce readings had to say on the subject of our spiritual awakening. Neurochemicals shape our thoughts, feelings and expectations. Add to this understanding the knowledge that we construct our entire experience of the material plane using our minds, and suddenly the allure of passion-based hormonal fluctuations loses much of its luster. Balanced hormone levels are far more appealing, as they lead to calmer emotions, sounder reasoning and greater spiritual clarity.

As the Cayce readings point out, a perfectly synchronized endocrine system leads to regeneration. Not only that, with inner balance we also align with Divine Will — at last bringing to an end our spiritual rebellion. As the readings say, whenever we employ our life force energy, we choose between higher consciousness and carnal expression - and experience the fruit of our choice accordingly.5

By channeling this sacred energy generously and spiritually, instead of impulsively so as to gratify the urge for short-term thrills, we enhance the effects of oxytocin - making self-control feasible and enjoyable. From there it may be but a short step to opening the 'seals' of the body safely and tapping the regenerative powers of the Tree of Life.
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Rainbow Serpent of the Toltecs

Tue, 2007-10-23 00:47 — Marnia

The Toltec-Mayan traditions of Mexico and the Southwestern USA have their own lore about the careful cultivation of sexual energy. A few years ago, Merilyn Tunneshende described their practices in Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy.1 Most of the book is devoted to spiritual practices celibates can use, although the sages in her book clearly have great respect for the synergy between the polarities of male and female, and even the possibility of a profound celestial union between soul mates. Let's look at some of the insights Tunneshende gained.

Her teachers explain that while human sexual relations are not unclean in their highest expression, they create energy entanglements. Approached in the usual manner, they also 'use up' the energy of the lovers. Therefore someone who sincerely desires to serve his (or her) community seeks to cleanse his sexual energy of draining entanglements and refine and concentrate the energy. This process expands his spiritual, or Dreaming, awareness and empowers him to help others. The descendants of the Mayans required that their healer-priests abstain from sexual relations when serving their community in extraordinary capacities, as on important occasions. This enabled them to see and bring through energy in a pure form.

As the sexual energy is refined, it naturally grows upward toward life, service to others, and greater awareness - and away from physical exhaustion and death. Someone who has mastered this process can then share the concentrated energy with other sages who have refined their energy for energetic evolution. If it is a love relationship, even greater mysteries are possible.
Teachings for men

Indians of the desert were taught to conserve sexual energy by observing the example of the rattle snake. As it reaches adulthood, the snake learns to conserve its venom for animals small enough to consume, and will often 'dry bite' a larger aggressor instead of expending venom.

According to Tunneshende's teacher, Don Juan, rattle snakes enter a relaxed trance state by rolling their eyes up into the back of their heads. Men, too, can learn to master their sexual energy by focusing on the top of their heads and pulling the sexual energies and fluids up through the body via the spine, using the 'Fire Breath' (see below). This is the 'secret of the dry-bite.' This enhances longevity and wisdom. It also enables a man to make love as much as he wishes, and leaves him energized the next day even if he has not slept. The sexual act remains pleasurable and always evolves, rather than becoming dull and repetitive. According to tradition, when this conservation principle was common knowledge, the result was long-lived, wise men and women who did not overpopulate their homelands (or attract invaders from Europe?), yet enjoyed their intimate relations.

However, as another of Tunneshende's teachers explained, too often, male energy is 'indolent.'

Some individuals just want to expel the sexual energies to relieve themselves of pressure. This angers the serpent [sexual energy] in both males and females and can cause trauma.

Also the man is likely to fall into a 'death slumber' after making love. Moreover, while some illnesses deplete sexual energy, it is usually the other way around. Someone with depleted sexual energy is more likely to fall ill.

Therefore, beginning in early adulthood, a man is wise to view his sexual energy as a treasure. He should focus on quality, not quantity, as he can discharge power during conventional sex. Ideally, a man will develop the capacity to draw the sexual energy up his spine to replenish himself and generate energy, even if he is without a partner. He may also learn to engage in energetic intercourse. (More on that in a moment.)

Thoughts on gurus - Her teacher also warns her that it is possible for those who have learned to control their sexual energy to misuse their power. Unsolicited sex with an apprentice builds the abuser's power while draining the apprentice. The more powerful the abuser looks in the eyes of his apprentice, the more the apprentice is likely to give away further power in hopes of gaining power and importance. However, one reason the abuser looks so charismatic to the apprentice is that he is "wearing" some of the apprentice's "stolen" energy. This may account for the many abuses by gurus through the years. Another way that masters can abuse their power is by using a dream body (energy body) to engage in energetic intercourse while an apprentice is asleep in order to bind the apprentice's sexual energy to the master's service.

The proper etiquette for a shaman/apprentice relationship is a feeling of sisterhood and brotherhood so that no one would ever dream of violating the sacredness of the connection.
Teachings for women

Women in this tradition are taught that they have both a physical womb and a celestial womb, or 'spiritual lake,' which resides in the heart and is a great mystery, symbolized by the chalice. This empowers women who tap it to create on other levels rather than giving birth to physical children.

According to this wisdom, women must also learn to experience orgasm – but not the ordinary kind, which is life-denying, destructive and weakens them. The true orgasm is an experience of ecstasy, which when handled properly is pulled up an energetic column in the core of her body, "like going up a flight of stairs." The energy can continue upward until it reaches and fountains out the top of her head, only to be recirculated and then sent back up.

In order to have the energy move in this way, some women must first work through emotional traumas to rekindle their capacity for ecstasy. Others may choose to do a clearing process, known as recapitulation. In this process a woman returns to her ancestors any attitudes about sex that do not serve her, and retrieves from her adult children energy she lent them while they were growing up, so that she does not unduly influence their futures. Then she looks at how she has spent, and possibly misused, her own sexual energy. She offers symbols of these entanglements to the flames, thereby recalling to herself energy that was formerly entrapped in them.

The ideal form of orgasm for a woman is not dependent upon physical stimulation; it is an energy body orgasm – pure ecstasy, which may call forth tears of joy. It is a manifestation of inspiration. It can, for example, be a product of an exquisite experience with nature, with moving music or some other powerful work of art. It is a spontaneous blessing, which cannot be forced, taught or faked. It is the product of highly evolved sexual energy.

Tunneshende's teachers explain that this orgasmic energy can be retained in the body if it is pulled upward. Otherwise it is wasted, and creates problems such as exhaustion and imbalance by remaining in the sexual center. Casual sex with orgasm will not increase energy; it will only increase sexual desire. When employed wisely, sexual energy is used with the right intent and circulated throughout the body.

When refined, the sexual energy ignites a central column in the body, which embodies both male and female energies. This rising energy, resonating with purity, truth, love, beauty, strength and wisdom is necessary for the highest spiritual revelations to occur. It fuels both service to others and humility.
Refining Sexual Energy

Too often people are taught that asexual celibacy or marriage (and procreation) are the only choices when it comes to sexual energy. In fact, however, the energy can be cultivated even while single to great benefit. According to Tunneshende, circulating sexual energy is cleansing, healing and restorative. The basic practice for both men and women is called 'Fire Breath.' (This practice closely parallels this advice from India on transmuting sexual energy.)

Stretching the spine frequently and dancing both help to raise the energy. Always one should be respectful of sexual energy, asking its permission and using it with integrity. According to Tunneshende's teacher, "Once the energy is above a certain level, once it becomes celestial, then it becomes very selective." If it is misused, it can strike like a snake. But if invited respectfully, it can also be employed beneficially, as for example, to energize the hands of a healer who needs to locate and correct disturbance in the energy field of a patient.

Bringing the serpent energy back down to its nest at the base of the spine and in the sexual organs is as important as awakening it. This returns and stabilizes the replenished energy. Her teacher tells her always to bring it down the front of the body, releasing any tired or sick energy during the exhales, and store it behind the navel.

True sexual ecstasy is not the energy of the physical body alone; it is also an expression of the sexual energy of the energy body. When both merge, sexual energy can fuel spiritual evolution, rather than merely making possible procreation.

The ultimate goal is to prepare for conscious entry into another realm of the highest vibration by trading one's physical body for one's energy body of 'blazing rainbow light.' The 'rainbow serpent' has shed its physical skin, while retaining its wisdom and longevity. Only the truest intent and purest attainment make the conscious transformation possible. Refined sexual energy, described as a 'pearl,' is what fuels this transition.
Energetic intercourse

The book explains that penile penetration is not necessary for union "beyond the body" between mates who have learned to work with their energy bodies. It alludes to physical intimacy between energy workers, but contains no examples of it.

In fact, although this book has a greater flavor of equality between the sexes than Tibetan Buddhism, it is somewhat reminiscent of the Tibetan practices in which 'celibate' holy men cultivate their energy for many years on their own, and then engage with a (usually much younger, less knowledgeable) consort – not in an equal relationship, but rather in ritual encounters. Tunneshende, too, has an intense encounter with her much older, adoring male teacher, although it doesn't include physical sex.

It is perhaps significant that her older female teacher apparently does not have a consort. Dona Celestina's teachings are primarily about sexual self-sufficiency. It was, however, refreshing to see that a team of two men and two women collaborated on some ritual energy work for the purpose of furthering Tunneshende's growth.

The book suggests that ecstasy may result from an intense desire on the part of either sex to be one with a beloved. It includes a 'Merging Meditation' to help foster feelings of oneness.

Here is the account of her merging experience with her teacher Don Juan. He first explains that as a young man he went on a vision quest with the goal of seeking the power of abundance in order to become wealthy and renowned and attract any girl he might choose. Ultimately a shimmering deer appeared before him. It was female, and said,

I have heard your cries and have taken pity on you. I can give you a taste of that power you seek, that which is most valuable in creation, but once you have tried it nothing else will compare to it and you will be fated to seek it always and everywhere.

He accepted, and she transformed into something even more beautiful and luminous. He was touched to the core of his being. He felt a love beyond the bounds of the desire for the worldly power he sought...and then she disappeared. The experience fueled his life-long quest for self-transformation as he searched for her even on the spiritual plane. His material plane goals fell away.

Near the end of his life, seeing the light of this spirit deer in Tunneshende's eyes, he gently leaned forward, touching the crown of his forehead with hers. She reports:

In that moment I felt the most incredible, indescribable feeling of peace and love, beyond anything I have ever felt. Everything vanished and, beneath my closed lids, we and all around us were one, and filled with golden white light.

The book goes on to recount experiences of spiritual vision in which Tunneshende and her teacher Don Juan are temporarily transported beyond the physical plane into a realm where everything is luminous and holographic.

Ancient History

Tunneshende observes that the Nagual shamanist practices about the inner fire, or serpent, appears to have its roots in the same knowledge pool that fed the pre-Tibetan and Siberian shamanic traditions, more than 40,000 years ago.

Knowledge of the Rainbow Serpent fire is found in pieces within the tradition of Kundalini Yoga, in the Tibetan development of the Rainbow Body, within Taoism as the immortal body, and among the Sioux and other native peoples as the Spirits of the Rainbow World. The Australian aboriginals refer openly to the Rainbow Serpent as the primordial life energy and have many ancient rock paintings representing the energy.2

This potential has existed in human beings for a very long time.

Classic Tantra-History and Concepts

Mon, 2005-06-06 16:35 — Marnia
"Transforming the Fire of Lust"

The term "tantra" can create more confusion than clarity. First, there exist both a celibate tantric tradition known as "the right-hand path" and a sexual tantra tradition known as the "left-hand path." Second, there exist both a Tibetan Buddhist tantra and the classic Hindu tantra. Finally, even within the category of classic tantra, streams diverge...and have shifted with time.

Classic sexual tantra is often not about mutual enlightenment. Despite the showy display of worshiping the divine god or goddess in man or woman, the energy exchange is for the purpose of solo spiritual attainments. Frequently missing is the concept that glad giving leads to mutual transcendence. As a result, yogis not infrequently exude a fear of women or exploit them, which attitudes may account for the frightening image of Kali the goddess of tantra, with her necklace of skulls and lethal knife. Both fear and exploitation suggest that such yogis haven't overcome the separation between the sexes, which the Gnostic Gospels, for example, say anchors us to the illusion of the material plane.
Matriarchal past

Part of the confusion about the definition of tantra may stem from its meandering history. According to James N. Powell, [1] tantra's roots lie in a sex-positive, matriarchal society. One of India's earliest scriptures explains that the universe arose from copulation.

In the beginning there was only the Supreme Being, existing all alone....He had no delight. Therefore, he sired another. He divided himself in two, like a man and woman making love. From this division arose husband and wife (and ultimately all gendered species as the female hid herself in different forms and the male pursued her). [1]

A favorite divinity of these early worshippers was the lusty Krishna - a dark blue fellow who was a sort of sexual Pied Piper, luring otherwise well behaved married women from their beds to orgies in the wild.

Some worshipers of Krishna formed couples. They would stimulate intense, even violent, erotic emotions in themselves by reading and chanting the amorous adventures of their God. They would then perform sexual yoga, in which the male would play the part of Krishna and his partner the role of one of the cowherd girls [of the Krishna myth]. Love rituals were performed in large circles. It was felt that more intense erotic emotion could be produced if the women in such rituals were the wives of other men.[1]

This heady combination of violent passion and adultery was echoed in the Cortezia, or courtly love, tradition - according to scholar Denis de Rougemont.[2]

Yet, classic tantra was not about raging passion. According to Powell, classic tantra emphasizes:

the pursuit and prolongation of preorgasmic pleasure rather than the quick production of orgasm. Assuming a number of poses in a single session has the effect of directing erotic sensation away from the genitals, lessening genital tension and thus the demand for orgasm. In this way every area of the body was bathed in highly charged erotic energy....Thus sex could serve as a form of yoga leading to divine communion.[1]
Enter patriarchy

Things changed as the paternalistic Brahmins gained control of India. Women were secluded, and tantra mutated. The Brahmins' divinity, Shiva, was less concerned with worship of the Divine Mother and more concerned with "the serene upward flow of semen."

Luminosity is the semen's natural and original state, but when passion arises it becomes "dark," building lustily like storm clouds where before it had been flaming upward luminously. Finally, at the moment of orgasm, it pours downward and outward.[1]

Instead of mere sexual bliss, the reversal of the sexual energy could produce spiritual rapture and longevity. Semen came to be associated with solar light and was identified with the immortal spirit within the human heart. Shiva was said to have burnt up the God of Erotic Love with his inner fire fanned by avoiding ejaculation. The sacred text Siva Samhita says:

The falling of seed leads towards death, the keeping of one's seed is life. Hence with all his power should a [human] hold his seed. . . . In this world all is born from seed and dies of seed. Knowing this the yogi should always keep his seed. . . . By this practice even the [human] who indulges in worldly pleasures can attain realization [enlightenment], and all wished-for results can in this world be achieved.[3]

Alas, as men's health and spiritual power were believed to depend more upon keeping their seed than upon sacred union, women were viewed with increasing suspicion. When Buddha renounced the world, he began with depreciating women. Scriptures say that he suddenly saw his harem (through a post-passion hangover?), as "a lake of lotuses broken by the wind." Women were thus increasingly the problem rather than part of the solution, and celibacy was glorified...except for those who desired a "fast path."

Instead of seeking mutual enlightenment with a partner, the yogi now sought to awaken his own Feminine Principle within - residing in the form of the kundalini energy coiled at the base of the spine. Its release ideally manifests as psychological androgyny. The most powerful method of arousing the kundalini was said to be the sexual embrace - preferably with a young virgin. Virgins were believed to be full of spiritual power and capable of initiating one into the flow of subtle energies. (Similar beliefs grew popular in China around the same period.)

Yet, as Powell remarks about classic tantra,

This is certainly not romantic love....Here the female is appreciated not as a woman but as the Goddess, and it doesn't matter greatly if she is one's wife or a total stranger.[1]

Techniques of breathing, chanting, muscle contractions, and meditation were used to transcend the human state and awaken the mystical energy that lies dormant.

The process is a contemplative, motionless surrender in which the sexual energy is allowed to move of its own accord without the interference of the will and gross physical stimulation. In this embrace increasingly subtle fields of energy unfold their soft textures and the union may thus deepen and expand for hours. The male retains his semen without much overt control, and both partners are left in a state of deep repose and fulfillment.[1]
Neo-Tantra

While classic tantra - even today - recommends techniques for transforming, or moving beyond, passion ("vairagya"),[4] Western teachers frequently adapt its methods to increase the passionate intensity of conventional sex. This is risky as there is significant evidence that increasing the intensity of passion harms us by raising the levels of dopamine in the primitive brain (and throwing us into an addictive high/low cycle).

Georg Feuerstein,[5] founder of the Yoga Research and Education Center, has written a very thoughtful article that contrasts the New Age's "neo-tantrism" with the principles of traditional tantra with its "belief that sexual energy is an important reservoir of energy that should be used wisely to boost the spiritual process rather than block it through orgasmic release." Neo-tantrism runs the risk of bringing harm to its practitioners because it focuses on gratification of the ego's desires, distracting lovers from the spiritual goal of transcending illusion.

According to Feuerstein, this risk is nowhere more apparent than in neo-tantrism's pro-orgasm stance. At orgasm, "the creative tension that could serve as a bridge to ecstasy is lost. The whole point of avoiding orgasm is to accumulate the subtle force or nervous energy called ojas, which is wasted the moment the nerves fire during ejaculation." And it's not semen loss that's the problem. "It's actually the firing of the nervous system during sexual stimulation. That applies to both men and women," as Feuerstein explained in "Yoga Journal" in November, 2002.

Feuerstein differentiates the goal of traditional tantra, "bliss," in which the ego is transcended, with neo-tantrism's search for heightened, pleasurable sensations, which cannot lead to spiritual fulfillment. "Genital orgasms or whole-body orgasms are psychosomatic phenomena, not spiritual manifestations. Bliss is the everlasting "orgasm" of God and Goddess in divine embrace, beyond all concepts."
Importance of unconditional love

Author Robert Svoboda would say that the key obstacle to be overcome is "lust." To move beyond "donkeyhood," that is, eating and procreating, avoid lust. "When thoughts of sex fill the mind the Kama Agni (Fire of Lust) becomes inflamed. [Dopamine shoots up.] Heat is anathema to ojas. The Kama Agni causes a disturbance in the ojas, which alters the brain chemistry...."

By contrast, harmonious thoughts increase ojas. For example, the unconditional love of motherhood actually increases ojas. Therefore, Svoboda advises men to see their partners as the Divine Mother, and women to see their see their partners as sons. In this way they can more easily stay in a giving mindset. That is critical to using tantra as a spiritual path according to Svoboda.

All desire for personal enjoyment or self-gratification has to be effaced from the mind. If you have even the slightest intention to take or gain something from your partner, that tiny desire can snowball when your nervous system is under full load, and an avalanche of energy can result, ending in [lust]. You must forget how to take and learn only how to give. [6]

Thanks to recent neurochemical findings, we now know that this ancient prescription for selfless love between partners is also a potent way to increase production of oxytocin. Oxytocin, the neurochemical behind both the parent/infant bond and the desire for monogamy, also aids healing, increases sexual receptivity, counteracts stress, and reduces cravings and impulsiveness. In short, tantra's true potential may hinge on transforming the "fire of lust" with unconditional love.

Whether or not one admires classic tantra, it offers further evidence of hidden potential in intimate relationships.
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Post  seraphim on Sun 10 Jan 2010, 08:36

I'm really glad that you posted on the sexual energy. It's very much appreciated. May be a key to liberation for everyone and alot easier to work on than meditation. So horomones act on the mind and body just as a powerful addictive drug does. Were the horomones a way to keep the sexual energy very limited. And also cause a person such mental
imbalance on the verge of crazy, to prevent them from evolving. Reminds me of the vertabrae and it's structure and how it might reduce potential too.

So there's something more to the sexual energy than than the usual orgasm. A lot of what Cayce says correlates with others, so there must be something to all this.
A few noteworthy quotes:

A key point in these readings is that by pursuing the flesh and indulging the emotions (desires) of the body, we 'loose beasts,' or destructive carnal desires, within us.1 As I'll explain below, this colorful description corresponds neatly with the actual neurochemical changes passion produces in the hypothalamus of the brain and the resulting emotional swings. The hypothalamus, in turn, 'tells' the pituitary, or master gland, which hormones to generate. In other words, Cayce was right when he said that the reproductive glands, not the master gland, are the place to start if one would understand mankind's current predicament.2 The more we choose self-gratification, the more we have to 'meet' the negative effects of passion on our endocrine system and behavior, both within ourselves and in successive generations.3


Instructions on how to purify the reproductive force will be issued. When ignored, and sex is misused, disease follows because regeneration is not possible. Misapplied love will consume individuals (here the Commentary adds, "Love must go out, not in." I would paraphrase these thoughts as "Love must be given; greedy love is addictive.") Propaganda (based on misuse of life force) will conflict with universal truth. 21
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A key neurochemical (dopamine) soars and then, after orgasm, drops sharply.2 Neurochemical shifts can alter our outlook profoundly. See, for example, Study Shows Acute Dopamine Depletion Can Create Psychological Distress


Over the days or weeks following a passion bout, we may experience periods of defensiveness, emotional over-reactions, depression, or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms - which show up as feelings of scarcity and unhealthy cravings.

In short, we are 'not ourselves' while our neurochemistry is fluctuating wildly. Yet we never consciously make the connection between our distress and the intense experience of orgasm, which may have occurred days or weeks earlier.
Perhaps you are beginning to see how biology's perfectly natural, deliciously-enticing mating program can foster regrettable behavior, and even drive a wedge between spouses who start out very much in love. Good intentions are difficult to maintain under this influence. In fact, according to at least one of his biographers,11 Cayce himself was abusive to his wife Gertrude from time to time. Also, the readings point out that even those with special powers, such as the power to heal, lack God consciousness if sex is not under their control

It is the interference [of earthly] desires that prevents a body and a mind from keeping in perfect accord with their ideal

Many hearts are broken and hopes blasted mainly because the sexual relationship in marriage is instigated by selfish motives, and for personal gratification…. The ordinary hasty spasmodic method of cohabitation…is deleterious both physically and spiritually, and is frequently a cause of estrangement and separation.16

A person's approach to sexuality is a sign of his level of evolution. Unevolved persons practice ordinary sexual intercourse. Placing all emphasis upon the sexual organs, they neglect the body's other organs and systems. Whatever physical energy is accumulated is summarily discharged, and the subtle energies are similarly dissipated and disordered. It is a great backward leap.17

The good news is that sexual desire used for loftier ends has limitless possibilities

In fact, Cayce is very clear about the many benefits of what he calls 'godly desire.' He says it brings sexual self-control, patience, gentleness and kindness. It also relieves suffering, mental anguish and disturbances, enhances individual growth, and brings healing. 5 Moreover, when we educate our bodies to unite in true oneness, authentic monogamy is natural

Oxytocin counteracts the effects of cortisol, the stress hormone. (Legros, 2003) Less stress means increased immunity and faster recovery.
Oxytocin appears be a major reason that SSRIs (like Prozac®) ease depression, perhaps because high levels of cortisol are the chief culprits in depression and anxiety disorders. (Uvnas-Moberg, 1999)


As nature's antidepressant and anti-anxiety hormone, oxytocin creates feelings of calm and a sense of connection. This may be the key to experiencing the 'sea of glass,' referred to in Revelation. Calm emotions make it easier to pray and meditate, and the readings say that by listening within, we can know the answer to every problem

Incidentally, the saying, "the more you give, the more you get" applies to oxytocin. The more you nurture and connect with others, the more responsive your body and brain become to this hormone. (Uvnas-Moberg, 2005)

However, desire is a dynamic energy, which it is unwise to repress.7 Conserving sexual energy without giving it out in service to others can create ill health by over-charging the system.8 Therefore, especially if one is single, it is helpful to have non-sexual outlets, such as creativity, spiritual pursuits, or service, to express one's life force energy. According to the readings, Cayce's psychic powers and ability to serve others derived from his sexual energy.9

One can find Taoist, Hindu, and Tibetan techniques that force the conserved sexual energy upward, away from the sexual center. However, the Cayce readings caution that raising the kundalini energy is dangerous unless one has "crucified desire in oneself." Without this preparation, the results are unstable and the kundalini may inflame desires, rather than enhancing true spirituality. 10 Cayce also points out that kundalini techniques are a means of attaining celibacy, rather than spiritual union.11

In short, we unwittingly generate the recurring thought patterns of selfishness and scarcity that shape our world.

All desire for personal enjoyment or self-gratification has to be effaced from the mind. If you have even the slightest intention to take or gain something from your partner, that tiny desire can snowball when your nervous system is under full load, and an avalanche of energy can result, ending in [lust]. You must forget how to take and learn only how to give.

Refined sexual energy, described as a 'pearl,' is what fuels this transition.
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Mon 11 Jan 2010, 00:01

the consciousness manafesting its own drugs or chemical influences through specific physical motions or even transcendental motions

Many People already go jogging for this reason , the high , and some are addicts , because they have not developed the consciousness of whats actually happening in them , beyond go for a jog , receive the high , but if they looked into it in more detail, they could probably begin to achieve the same high from intellectual enlightenment and start to reduce some of the habitual strains put on their physiques , less running but more of a high in general , and now accessible through "thought exercise" as well as physical exercise .
The jogging would become more of a quality of experience in itself because now it was not a means to an end , it was an actual living changing experience at every moment being experienced by the self , i think this analogy ties in perfectly to higher level sensual experiences

So if this process can be developed then a whole new world of influence opens up to the human experience , releasing things within his/her own body chemistry that does effect the whole beings quality or dimension of current perception
Because the human consciousness is not limited to just experiencing an experience, it is an active ingredient for changing that experience and just as importantly, the intensity of the appreciation of it

If 2 wise evolving self-knowledgable people have sex , the engaging experience is intensified and raised by their own expressed experience of it feeding into the others , with 2 people in good harmony , it is easy to imagine they could take each other to an experience beyond their own current perception
It is about losing the fixation on the fixed end result, intensifying the actual appreciation of the experience as it happens, which in itself, unlocks layers of perception which then increase anticipations which in turn creates a sort of perpetual raising of energy, like generating electricity , and with the knowledge that the particular charge being built willbe allowed to flow at the appropriate absolute moment of perfection for maximum conductivity, this is recognised when it is presented , it may take some practive to evade the false presentations which can catch out the lower chakra consciousness

hey im just thinking aloud here unedited Smile
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Tree of Life - Spiritual Insight or Carnal Indulgence?
Spiritual Insight or Carnal Indulgence?

It is easy to get caught up in the Cayce material devoted to cures and past lives, and lose sight of the material on humankind's cosmic struggle to awaken. At this macro level, however, the readings insist that earthly sex is the biggest bar to our spiritual evolution - not because it is sinful, but because it plays havoc with our endocrine system. Let's look at how the readings explain this phenomenon.

Although spiritual rebellion preceded humankind's sojourn through matter, 1 we actually entered the material plane through carnal relationships2 and the desire to procreate as animals do.3 Our purpose was, apparently, to experience ourselves as separate from our Source, by creating the illusion that we 'make ourselves.'4

Prior to this event, male and female were joined as one, and neither male nor female.5 Sexual desire is a manifestation of the Creative Forces (divinely-given life force energy), and its misuse blinds us to the spiritual element in ourselves making us think we are animals, too. 6 As Cayce put it, "Spiritual insight is lost through carnal indulgence."7

The readings refer to the choice that led to our fallen state as 'First Cause.' 'First Cause' can be defined as "the intention with which individuals perform the act of conception."8 Our decision to use each other and our Creative Forces to gratify our physical appetites put us out of alignment with Spirit. We can correct this error and reunite body, mind and soul,9 only if we spiritualize the senses10 by ridding ourselves of the urge to gratify the carnal.

Although the readings often emphasize the need to choose service over selfishness in general, they say that mankind's use of sex is at the root of its wrong thinking. We will focus, therefore, on the solution to the fundamental problem. As we'll see, however, generosity of spirit also has definite endocrine rewards outside the bedroom, just as impulsive behavior is tied to endocrine imbalance even if the behavior isn't sexual.

The key point is that our Creative Forces are always flowing. When we use them to gratify the carnal forces of the senses they alter our perception so as to blind us to God. And when we rid ourselves of these elements, the "spirit of the Lord is present."11 As we'll see in a moment, there is an increasingly solid scientific basis for Cayce's claim.

Meanwhile, back to our tale. The divine purpose of physical reproduction is to permit souls to return so they can overcome the pull of animal impulses and "learn to experience a perfect understanding of oneness with God." 12 Procreation is not a duty, and should only be undertaken, as Hannah undertook it, in order to serve mankind's greater awakening. (Prior to conceiving, Hannah promised her son to God, and soon delivered him to serve in a corrupt temple, which he later restored to purity.)13 The readings also consider Isaac to be an "ideally conceived entity," because he was God's idea, not his parents'. His parents acknowledged this by being willing to sacrifice him at God's command.14

In short, if we choose to procreate, we can do it in alignment with Divine Will - or not.15 Reproduction is not a sacred end in itself; it is merely a physical activity.16 It allows souls to recycle themselves through matter until they correct the error of misusing the reproductive force to gratify earthly impulses and desires.17

In other words, the readings do not interpret "Be thou fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth" as a command to overrun the planet with our offspring for God's pleasure. Rather the interpretation seems to be "go multiply yourselves until you learn from your results - both positive and negative - how to conquer your earthly impulses."18 When asked about birth control, Cayce said that the key to birth control was the same as the key to better sexual relationships: stop the overindulgence that besmirches the best within ourselves.19

This suggests that we cannot heal our sense of separation from God by making 'good' children, or even by being 'good' people. Sooner or later, we each have to correct mankind's fundamental error of 'overindulgence.' "Crucify desire in self,"20 and do not to attempt to "go around the cross,"21 warn the readings. As the readings put it, the carnal fire must burn itself out.22

Man is not made for this world alone, which is why man may not live by bread alone, that is, by the gratifying of appetites in the material world.23 God did not intend the material plane to be our permanent home; we're here only to work out the repercussions of our misuse of free will.24 Reading 5747-3 says that sex will remain a problem until mankind understands that the biological phase of sex is merely a "stepping stone" to a greater awakening.

In this regard, the readings hint that there are two types of conception, physical conception and true conception. Both permit humankind to serve as channels through which spirit can be made manifest in the material world.25 Physical conception can take place purely from carnal influences. True conception, however, is spiritual and mental, and requires both mates to hold a spiritual ideal.26 It is not necessarily physical; it can be an achievement of oneness. 27 Physical conception is an activity for the gratification of the flesh. The other is mysteriously referred to as "the fulfilling of a complete relationship to the Creative Forces." 28 I believe this is a reference to overcoming the split between the genders, also referred to as meeting the desire for at-one-ment.29 This is an experience of our primordial androgyny.30

Here is a truly poignant account of a couple's experience, which may point to the distinction between these two ways of using our Creative Forces:31

They lay close together, entirely relaxed, delighting in this bodily contact. And then, after about half an hour, Fred told me, something indescribable began to flow in them, making them feel that every single cell of their skin was alive and joyful. This produced in Fred rapture and delight such as he had never before experienced. … He had the impression that all these million sources of delight merged into one and streamed to the skin of those parts of his body which were in contact with Mary. His body seemed to dissolve; space and time dropped away; and all thoughts disappeared, so consumed was he by a voluptuous rapture which he could find no words to describe. Mary's words for it were "superhuman," "divine." They both, he said, lost at that moment all fear of death. This, they felt, must be a prevision of the afterlife; they were already on the bridge between the material world and the spiritual universe. They had tasted heaven.

…The next day they were both extremely happy and relaxed, full of life and energy, strangers to all forms of anxiety, pettiness or anger.

In comparing the kind of satisfaction he had previously known in normal intercourse, with this new rapture experienced with Mary, Fred said that the difference was that between earthly and celestial love. Compared with the continuous, lasting and superhuman happiness induced by his new experience, the temporary delight, during spontaneous ejaculation, was hardly worth mentioning.

Ten years passed. Mary changed from a self-centered, anti-social, cold-hearted girl to a woman, warm, thoughtful and kind. They were both as deeply devoted to each other as they had been at the beginning….

Mary's maternal instinct awoke. She was now thirty-seven years old and had been married for fourteen years. …Then, for the first time in her life, Mary had normal intercourse with Fred. It was some time before they could learn to direct their streams to their sex organs. But, even though Fred at last secured a normal reaction, his potency was still weak and did not last long enough to bring Mary to full satisfaction. Deeply disappointed they wanted to return to the beautiful sex life they had enjoyed before. They tried, but could not. The gate to that paradise was closed. The delivered streams in their bodies now flowed automatically to the sex organs, instead of directly to each other. No amount of will power could stop them.

Thus they repeated the story of Adam and Eve and their lost Paradise.


Could it be that this couple's selflessness completely attuned them with spirit for the first part of their relationship? And that when they gratified their urge to procreate to indulge their own urges, they fell out of attunement? As Cayce's source put it, "How much greater is a moment in God's presence than a thousand years in carnal forces?"32

I mention these hints of a possible non-physical conception, or union of great spiritual significance, because the Gospel of Philip, an ancient Gnostic Christian text discovered in Upper Egypt over 60 years ago, says that Jesus taught a mystery called the Sacrament of the Bridal Chamber, which calls for 'a pure embrace' (also translated as 'undefiled intercourse') that reunites male and female, allowing them to enter the kingdom of heaven. 33 Cayce reading 5749-14 says that Gnosticism was the commonly accepted form of Christianity until another sect began setting rules that were "attempts to take shortcuts." Therefore, Gnostic sources, such as the Gospel of Philip may be especially enlightening:

The bridal chamber is not for animals, nor for slaves, nor for the impure…. We are reborn by the Christ two by two. In his Breath, we experience a new embrace; we are no longer in duality, but in unity…. All will be clothed in light when they enter into the mystery of the sacred embrace….

Man and woman unite in the bridal chamber, and those who have known this sacred embrace will never be separated. Eve separated from Adam because she did not unite with him in the bridal chamber….

The embrace that incarnates the hidden union is not only a reality of the flesh, for there is silence in this embrace. It does not arise from impulse or desire; it is an act of will.34

And, from another of the Nag Hammadi gnostic texts:

Since that marriage is not like the carnal marriage, those who are to have intercourse with one another will be satisfied with that intercourse. And as if it were a burden they leave behind them the annoyance of physical desire.35

Some suggest that the only correct use of sex must be for procreation. The Cayce readings flatly deny this suggestion, advising instead that sex should be used in a creative and spiritual way, whether for physical union or inspired creativity on another level.36 Rather than total abstinence, the readings say that we need education about how to redirect our reproductive vitality (which is now lost in gratifying the emotions) in order to create 'spiritual blessings.'37

The solution to our cosmic dilemma is literally within us. When we use sex correctly, it lessens the desire for the carnal relationship that dims our spiritual vision.38 In fact, reading 281-4839 asserts that desire can be alleviated, when intention toward one's mate is spiritualized. In the personal experience of my husband and myself, this approach to lovemaking indeed alleviates sexual frustration when our intention is strictly to nurture each other rather than to seek sexual gratification. At the same time, making love this way sustains a mutual magnetism. We'll look at the science behind these results later as we consider how sex interacts with the endocrine system.
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Tree of Life - The Riddle of the Tree of Life in 'Revelation'
The Riddle of the Tree of Life in 'Revelation'

Now that we have reviewed Cayce's teachings about the use and abuse of sex, and addressed some insights from actual experience, let's return to the Cayce material on the meaning of Revelation. The Commentary includes a full interpretation of Revelation, put together by a study group in New York well after the original readings. The readings were given to an earlier group, which included Cayce's wife Gertrude. The group attended a lengthy series of readings tying the meaning of Revelation to insights about the importance of 'perfectly synchronizing' the endocrine system. The readings directed the preparation of an interpretation based on the explanations and definitions Cayce supplied while in trance.

Here is my summary of their work, with footnotes to the relevant pages of the Commentary.
Chapter 2

The 'Tree of Life' is the power of regeneration inherent in a perfectly synchronized endocrine system.1 Real knowledge of the body is sealed within the endocrine system. 2

The original purpose of the sexual force has been lost, and it needs to be cleansed and return to its original purpose through self-discipline. Anyone who can do this will experience regeneration. 3

Humankind's creative, sexual potential is unlimited, but it has been curtailed by misuse. A period of purification is required. 4 As the reproductive force moves upward it affects the other spiritual centers of the body, and activates the endocrine system to regenerate the body. 5 At each level, we must choose to align with divine will, using our energy for spiritual ends, not for personal satisfaction. The latter creates imbalance and degeneration. 6
Chapter 3

When the energy reaches the pineal, all our motivations stand out in bold relief. If they are pure, we connect with God-consciousness. 7 The pituitary is called the master gland, but for the moment it has adapted to the limitations imposed by our current habits. We can choose to awaken it to its original potential. 8
Chapter 4

We can only come into harmony with our higher self if our emotions are as calm as a 'sea of glass.' This means the senses relinquish their control over us. 9
Chapter 5

The average person lacks the ability to open the endocrine seals of the body (raise the energy through the chakras). He must first develop Christ consciousness through experience. He is ready when the senses and the four lower centers acknowledge his control. This calls for the death of selfishness and self-will.10
Chapter 6

Once the centers open, there are grave repercussions from misusing one's enhanced powers. 11
Chapter 8

The awakening of the centers is a dramatic experience. It begins in the gonads, but the pituitary actually recharges the entire system. 12
Chapter 9

The process clears out all old blocks. 13
Chapter 10

One enters a timeless state. 14 We must apply this knowledge, rather than simply contemplate how sweet it will be to awaken. 15
Chapter 11

Intellect is a block because it is a belief in limitation, and a denial of ideals. While intellect rules, our capacity to regenerate remains latent.16
Chapter 12

Our will holds the key to breaking this hold, when we use it to control our rebellious physical urges. 17
Chapter 13

It is vital to stay focused on our spiritual goal. Otherwise, the collusion of our intellect and selfish desires keeps us prisoner through our emotions. 18
Chapter 14

The perfect souls in the world, acting as teachers, will bring about new experiences relating to the lower natures and the senses. 19
Chapter 15

The new experience is dependent upon the exercise of self-control. Compliance with Divine Law (correct use of Creative Forces?) keeps the teachers stable. 20
Chapter 16

Instructions on how to purify the reproductive force will be issued. When ignored, and sex is misused, disease follows because regeneration is not possible. Misapplied love will consume individuals (here the Commentary adds, "Love must go out, not in." I would paraphrase these thoughts as "Love must be given; greedy love is addictive.") Propaganda (based on misuse of life force) will conflict with universal truth. 21
Chapter 17

Lust adversely affects intelligence and keeps humankind's rebellion against the Divine alive. It also saps our energy and 'possesses' us (creating widespread addictions?). We are creating this situation ourselves. However, these urges can be overcome. 22
Chapter 18

Eventually self-gratification will lead to unworkable circumstances, and we will realize that we have been deluded and weakened by following a course of self-gratification. Due to over-indulgence, the senses will experience a sense of loss of stimulation and excitement. 23
Chapter 19

When we turn away from selfish gratification, the senses and the lower centers will once again align with the Divine. Everyone must eventually make this adjustment. At this point the evolved Man (collective mankind) attains Christhood, and moves into a position of stability, power and judgment. He nourishes himself correctly, rejecting His former errors and lusts. 24
Chapter 20

For a long time, balance, peace and harmony prevail. Then those souls who have not mastered the transition from self-gratification to balance return and create havoc. Eventually they destroy themselves, and have to return to try again. The situation is finally sorted out.25
Chapter 21

There is a final vision of perfected consciousness within a regenerated body and the elimination of all unstable emotional behavior. Man is reunited with the Divine. When self-control is established, regeneration is restored and man is freed of all limitation. 26
Chapter 22

The Creative Forces are flowing in alignment with Divine Will. We are reminded to worship God only, not external religion. 27 There are no safe shortcuts to raising the life force energy through the body.
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sun 31 Jan 2010, 03:29

sex and ego seem to be signifiers of where someone is at , how they are relating to these

Course in Miracles insists that the ego is a product of underlying feelings of lack, and many say that inauthentic use of sexual energy leads to generating this lack

Taoist Lao Tzu's "Hua Hu Ching"

One of my favorite accounts of sacred sexuality is contained in a little-known text by Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese Taoist. In the Hua Hu Ching,1 Lao Tzu warns that,

Although most people spend their entire lives following the biological impulse, it is only a tiny portion of our beings. If we remain obsessed with seeds and eggs, we are married to the fertile reproductive valley of the Mysterious Mother but not to her immeasurable heart and all-knowing mind.

He says that,

If you wish to unite with her heart and mind, you must integrate yin and yang within and refine their fire upward. Then you have the power to merge with the whole being of the Mysterious Mother.

He explains further that,

The first integration of yin and yang is the union of seed and egg within the womb. The second integration of yin and yang is the sexual union of the mature male and female. Both of these are concerned with flesh and blood, and all that is conceived in this realm must one day disintegrate and pass away.

So far we are on familiar ground, but then he suggests that there is an entirely different level of existence open to us through union.

It is only the third integration which gives birth to something immortal....The new life created by the final integration is self-aware yet without ego, capable of inhabiting a body yet not attached to it, and guided by wisdom rather than emotion. Whole and virtuous, it can never die.

Here he refers to the state of enlightenment that the Taoists called Immortality.


Remarkably, Lao Tzu explains that this mystical union of yin and yang can be achieved through sexual intercourse.

Because higher and higher unions of yin and yang are necessary for the conception of higher life, some students may be instructed in the art of dual cultivation, in which yin and yang are directly integrated in the tai chi of sexual intercourse....If genuine virtue and true mastery come together…the practice can bring about a profound balancing of the student's gross and subtle energies [otherwise it can have a destructive effect].

Lao Tzu insists that

The result of this is improved health, harmonized emotions, the cessation of cravings and impulses, and, at the highest level, the transcendent integration of the entire energy body.

While my husband and I cannot yet claim to have achieved transcendence, we have already experienced the other benefits he mentions as a result of making love frequently without conventional orgasm. For example, we have noticed definite improvements in our heath, greater emotional balance and harmony, and decreased cravings. In fact, within several months of beginning this practice, my husband was able to give up a long-term addiction. Also, some months later, he no longer needed the prescription anti-depressants that he had been taking for years due to chronic depression that ran in his family.

Ancient wisdom and modern science converge in the bedroom. In the last decade neuroscientists' research has revealed that oxytocin, the cuddle hormone, does indeed counteract the effects of stress, which improves health, calms us, and relieves depression. Oxytocin is also the bonding hormone that connects us with others at a heart level. Indeed, we cannot fall in love, or stay in love, without it.

Finally when oxytocin was injected into the key portions of the brains of rodents who were already addicted to substances like heroin, cocaine and marijuana, they voluntarily decreased their use of the drugs, and showed fewer symptoms of withdrawal when deprived of the drugs. In short, there's a good chance that the increase in oxytocin levels in the brain due to this less-driven, consciously-generous approach to lovemaking is behind the improvements catalogued by both the ancient sage Lao Tzu and by us.

So how is Lao Tzu's tai chi of sexual intercourse different from Dr. Ruth's approach (hot sex)? Well, we already know that his recommended approach was not geared toward procreation ("seeds and eggs"). He also provides other clues:

A person's approach to sexuality is a sign of his level of evolution. Unevolved persons practice ordinary sexual intercourse. Placing all emphasis upon the sexual organs, they neglect the body's other organs and systems. Whatever physical energy is accumulated is summarily discharged, and the subtle energies are similarly dissipated and disordered.

Before I continue with his insights, I want to point out that, again, modern neuroscience is demonstrating exactly how conventional sex leads to subtle energies that are "dissipated and disordered." Intense, hungry passion sends levels of dopamine (the compelling neurochemical behind all addictions) soaring. This encourages us to engage impulsively in fertilization behavior.

Unfortunately it also over-stimulates the pleasure/reward circuitry of the primitive brain. For example, rats that were wired so that they could push a lever in their cages to stimulate the pleasure/reward circuit tapped that lever incessantly…until they dropped. They didn't stop to eat, to investigate sexually receptive mates…or feed the kids.

High levels of dopamine are also associated with schizophrenia, sexual fetishes, and all addictions. So now you see why your body swiftly lowers your dopamine levels. Unfortunately that protective shutdown is disquieting, leading to a host of unpleasant symptoms. While it is in effect, people may feel irritable, needy, anti-social, emotionally over-reactive, or experience extreme cravings. Lao Tzu noticed this over two-thousand years ago. As he said, ordinary sexual intercourse is a great backward leap.

So what does this savvy sage recommend instead?

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.

Lao Tzu explains that the practice moves couples away from separation, toward oneness and transcendence.

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.

Clearly Lao Tzu believes there is much at stake in our lovemaking.

The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you....The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannot experience liberation. Through dual cultivation [careful sexual intercourse] it is possible to unravel the net, soften the rigidity, dismantle the trap. Dissolving your yin energy into the source of universal life, attracting the yang energy from that same source, you leave behind individuality and your life becomes pure nature. Free of ego, living naturally, working virtuously, you become filled with inexhaustible vitality and are liberated forever from the cycle of death and rebirth.

Finally, he advises that the desired metamorphosis will not just happen without our focused participation.

Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom and oneness with the Tao are not randomly bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious self-transformation and self-evolution.
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Post  seraphim on Mon 01 Feb 2010, 04:04

Mary's maternal instinct awoke. She was now thirty-seven years old and had been married for fourteen years. …Then, for the first time in her life, Mary had normal intercourse with Fred. It was some time before they could learn to direct their streams to their sex organs. But, even though Fred at last secured a normal reaction, his potency was still weak and did not last long enough to bring Mary to full satisfaction. Deeply disappointed they wanted to return to the beautiful sex life they had enjoyed before. They tried, but could not. The gate to that paradise was closed. The delivered streams in their bodies now flowed automatically to the sex organs, instead of directly to each other. No amount of will power could stop them.

Thus they repeated the story of Adam and Eve and their lost Paradise.
The real reason why sex is called a sin?!
And I don't get why they couldn't go back to the beautiful sex life they had before.
They obviously had regular sex way before and then learned the new way and controlled the flow. So why couldn't they relearn again.
Meanwhile, back to our tale. The divine purpose of physical reproduction is to permit souls to return so they can overcome the pull of animal impulses and "learn to experience a perfect understanding of oneness with God." 12 Procreation is not a duty, and should only be undertaken, as Hannah undertook it, in order to serve mankind's greater awakening. (Prior to conceiving, Hannah promised her son to God, and soon delivered him to serve in a corrupt temple, which he later restored to purity.)13 The readings also consider Isaac to be an "ideally conceived entity," because he was God's idea, not his parents'. His parents acknowledged this by being willing to sacrifice him at God's command.14

In short, if we choose to procreate, we can do it in alignment with Divine Will - or not.15 Reproduction is not a sacred end in itself; it is merely a physical activity.16 It allows souls to recycle themselves through matter until they correct the error of misusing the reproductive force to gratify earthly impulses and desires.17

In other words, the readings do not interpret "Be thou fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth" as a command to overrun the planet with our offspring for God's pleasure. Rather the interpretation seems to be "go multiply yourselves until you learn from your results - both positive and negative - how to conquer your earthly impulses."18 When asked about birth control, Cayce said that the key to birth control was the same as the key to better sexual relationships: stop the overindulgence that besmirches the best within ourselves.
I put that sentence in bold because it sounds like it's from the bible. I'm telling you right now that the purpose of human reproduction was to create more humans for a sinister reason, not so that a human can experience and become divine. And why the bible says that sex should only be used to reproduce and not for anything else. Reproducing in that way will only de-evolve a person. Or even just reproducing as usual or the usual way?

Although the real true purpose is to evolve, but that hasn't been happening for humans has it. And reincarnating in order to correct the errors seems right one, but it's going to be never ending the way people are going at it now and living or rather not living.
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Mon 01 Feb 2010, 20:26

People at best are being evolved in a conditioned scholarly context of dogma, but simultaneously there is mass devolution in the manifest quality of spirit in the human due to gross neglect and ignorance in select areas of consciousness
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