There are three planes of action, or manifestation, of the sexual forces and affinities (each separate and distinct from the other) that are knowable, reachable, and partly controllable by embodied Man. Commencing from the center of our being, and consequently the most interior plane or state, we find that it is there alone recognized as pure soul affinity, and may, for the want of a better term, be designated spiritual love. The next plane exterior to this sublime center, is that which holds, as it were, the great via media of the dimensional spaces. It is the spirito-natural plane or state, and can be classified as mental love or intellectual affinity, while the theral and most external of all, is that of animal magnetism and Physiological affinity, known by the popular name of sexual love, per se.
We will, therefore, for the better understanding of this most important part of the occult principles of our human nature, commence with the most external state, viz: that of the great Procreative passion of the sexes, the animal nature, and generally denominated as the love of the sexes. In all these various planes of the action, and interaction, of nature’s primal law, we must impress upon each student’s mind the absolute necessity of fully comprehending the significant advice of the Ancient sage, “Man, know thyself.” Modern sophistical savants have tried to improve upon this, and said, “Man, ignore thyself, and learn to know thy God,” little dreaming that this latter is fully embraced within the command of the former. Man is a complete but finite epitome of his creator, God! Deity! the Infinite! To fully enter the path of occult science, and eventually become heirs and partakers of the secret doctrine of Hermetic Philosophy, this our first revelation of the sex mysteries, must be carefully studied. It is a part and portion of that animal nature you have to conquer. It is, also, upon the interior planes of Æth, a portion of that divine, celestial nature that will ultimately become your birthright. Consequently, it at once and forever deals with the most sacred powers and functions and forces of your being. You are dual matter and spirit. So is love. It is animal passion and it is soul affinity. Commit this important fact well to memory. It is a well established axiom that God and nature marry the sexes together, while man, custom and the laws of the State, legally unite individuals. The former unions are never failures; hence, those who are thus happily married, being the perfect expressions of the dual laws unto themselves, need but little light to guide them in the Arcana of this mystical subject, seeing that they have already obeyed the laws which form the very quintessence of their existence; and Nature, when so obeyed, never makes a mistake. But, of the latter class of marriages, (which lack the interior principle) which the laws of the State and the custom of men have only and merely legally united, there is always an overwhelming majority which turn out the most wretched failures. Therefore, it is this class that need all the knowledge that the experienced Occultist can bring to bear upon the subject in order to guide them from the quicksands and hidden rocks upon which, unfortunately, myriads are continually being wrecked.
The true man and the true woman are only such, and can only be termed so, perfectly, when the sexual organism is healthy, sound, vigorous and complete. It is upon this section of human nature alone, that conjugal happiness depends, and we draw special attention to the fact, that all the numerous so-called nervous and sexual diseases originate and are perpetuated from generation to generation by a complete violation of the sexual system. Be it therefore known that the preservation, rejuvenessence and sanctification of Love, between man and woman, primarily and always depends solely upon the perfection of this conjunction. In plainer words: upon the fullness and completeness of the conjugal union, in each case, and upon both sides. The vast majority of civilized men have no endurance (sexually). Their love-passion is short and spasmodically ended before the female organism has had time to reciprocate the contact and she is thus deprived of all the finer and more acute sensations which constitute the sum total of Love’s Master Passion. Not only so, but the positive magnetic current set in motion by the impulsive spirit of the male cannot react harmoniously when the female principle has not been roused to the same force of action; hence the attractive portion is wanting and the union becomes a mere magnetic poison to both. It is this magnetic poison that contains the germ seeds of so called sexual disorders. In real truth, they are the unnatural larvae that have been (ignorantly) brought into existence and which, possessing only the male positive destructive element, form minute but vicious vampires, that feed upon the life principle of the organs which gave them birth, and disastrous results always follow, of which the female is generally the only direct sufferer and man indirectly, as such states can affect him only by the direct action of the mother upon her unborn offspring. Therefore, in all sexual intercourse there must be a perfect sympathy and desire between the male and female. This must be especially so upon the woman’s part, as she alone possesses the highly strung organism with the uterus capable of creation.
No mortal man can, for one moment, realize to what intense, exquisite pitch the harmonious, loving, soul of woman can be awakened when nature’s laws are allowed to flow undisturbed. Woman is a most delicious, sensitive and magnificent instrument, and when the conjugal act is an harmonious one, she is capable of evolving the keenest energies of our nature, and of attuning our whole sphere with the most exquisite harmonies of space. All sexual unions other than such as these are poisonous, a fraud, and do incurable mischief. Remember, then, that to the true and perfect-conjugal union, it is absolutely necessary that the neck of the uterus be bathed in and by the husband’s prostatic lymph and ejected semen every time they know each other, for, unless their mutual acids and alkalis, generated then and there, meet, mingle and blend and fuse, the electro-magnetic and nervous conditions essential to the perfect union are not present, and as a consequence, the reaction is fatal to health and this will ultimately result in mutual coolness, loathing and repulsion and the measure of soul fusion, before existing, is most effectually injured if not totally destroyed, and from this state is evolved act I in the drama of matrimonial strife.
The wise man will not go where he is not wanted, nor be so blindly foolish as to attend the funeral of his own joy. He knows the sensitive, delicate value of woman too well. It is only the idiot who is brute enough to intrude his lust by right upon an unwilling wife. He cannot realize that she is not ready, and, consequently, is totally unable to respond to the embrace, or give pleasure. He cares not, and, therefore, obtains nothing but a mechanical union, devoid of all magnetic flow. He becomes disgusted with her, whom his lust has turned into a dead passive instrument, and, in the end creates a train of diseases that medical skill in vain tries to master. Remember, that of all the varied actions capable of being performed by the physical organism of man, the sexual conjunction must be reserved and considered as the most holy and sacred.
In the 1st chapter of this Arcana we but briefly outlined the general facts of sexual law. Continuing the same teachings, and holding the same fundamental principles in view, it is here necessary to point out the more important laws and regulations that should be observed by both husband and wife. For, although we speak chiefly of man and hold him up to your view as though he alone were the only one guilty of wrong, this is by no means the case. Therefore, when speaking specially of man, our remarks must be understood to include both sexes, as, when either transgress nature’s law, the result is the same. How few are the men who really and truly understand woman’s fine, delicately strung nature, or have the manly nobleness to gratify and affectionately sustain it when they do know. If this be true, how much less in number are those who, when they do know, will reveal such priceless knowledge to others? It is one of the missions of our venerated Order to make these sacred mysteries of sex plain, and to bring the light of human reason to bear upon the occult principles which control the very vitals of humanity. Not otherwise should we dare to tread upon the ground that from time immemorial has been consecrated by faithful, loving hearts, and ever held sacred between the sexes as the scene of their bridal union.
To resume: It is far too common in practical everyday life to need extensive comment, for man to demand from his legal wife all that a coarse, passionate nature may require to gratify its depraved appetite. He makes by right that which he has assumed to be his by right, and has not the slightest thought for the more delicate feelings of her whom his brutal nature has outraged. Such considerations to the animalized man would be ridiculous to the last degree. He has been satisfied, and that is all that his coarse, dull nature can appreciate, while poor she, with a painful sigh, turns in disgust from the one whom our civilized law has made her lord, (?) and sobs her miserable life away and doubtless wonders how long it is possible for her to remain in that particular section of domestic limbo. And yet, how all this could be altered, if, instead of stern indifference and probably impatience, her husband would try to be less like a mule and more like a true man, meet his faithful partner with a loving, grateful kiss, a gentle caress, and by various, delicate means, try to change her cold nature into genial warmth, her total indifference into affectional, chaste desire, and when the loving union has become completed, a kind, endearing word and that tender embrace which woman alone can appreciate will sustain the warm, sympathies which have been awakened into life, as forerunners of true domestic bliss. Instead of such course, however, man, as a rule, after satisfying himself, turns away from his partner, and in five minutes is sleeping as sound as a log. Calmly considered, what must woman’s secret thoughts about such an husband be?
But there—it is enough. And more than enough, has been said on this subject to make the student remember that a world of power for the bettering of our social life, and the happiness of our homes lies within the realm of continual kindness and affectionate respect for man’s superior companion—woman. Never should man be hasty. It is his duty to wait for her, no matter how long, until he wins the soul and passions as well as the duty, respect and obedience of the mysterious being he calls wife—God’s profoundest miracle and nature’s grandest masterpiece of organic beauty. She, the possessor and bearer of the mystical uterus, the mysterious womb from which spring all life-atoms of Divinity itself. The potential power of continual kindness between the sexes, cannot possibly be estimated. It weaves that bond of union, that mystical link in nature, which, as the immortal Shakespeare says “makes the whole world akin.” There is a vast difference between lust and love. Neither must the one be mistaken for the other. This fact alone is the true “reason why” our ascetical brethren of the Orient have so loudly proclaimed celibacy as the sine qua non of the neophyte’s commencement in the path for initiation. The natural passions of all Orientals are infinitely more susceptible and excitable than the races of the West, and consequently, more liable to lead them astray. So, by the wellknown rule, they have chosen the least of the two horns of a most perplexing dilemma, and strictly commanded the complete destruction of the sexual nature. This in itself, so far as we of the Occident are concerned, is almost as great as a mistake as excessive indulgence. But we are now dealing with a different people; a race sprung from the frozen bosom of the hardy North, and therefore, must completely ignore a code of rules that are so formulated as to be only specially adapted to the more sensitive offspring of warmer skies.
Do not misunderstand this important doctrine and conclude that sexuality is to be encouraged, for, by so doing you will seriously err. The sexual nature must only be exercised in those peculiar intervals when two souls become blended, by their love into an harmonious one. Nature seeks her own time for such intercourse. Therefore, keep complete control of self, patiently wait for her, for the two must, in fact, when mystically considered, be truly husband and wife and this in its highest and most sacred sense. Volumes of writing would be required to fully elaborate this delicate subject, and, even then, much would have to be left for the intuitional faculties of the neophyte to discover. Many minor points are therefore left for his special private researches in the vast domain of sexual law. The chief rule to be always observed in this connection, is to steadily avoid quick, sudden or hasty conclusions, for the greater the heights of occult knowledge attained, the more clearly will you see how very little you really know, and how very simple, after all, are those truths of nature which you, after so much study, have been able to master. The profoundest mysteries of the Cosmos, when discovered, are but laws of the most absolute simplicity. Nature is ever thus.
The real gist of the Phallic mysteries taught by Ansairetic initiates of the Oriental priesthoods can be formulated in twenty-one slokas, or verses. They are a trinity of sevens, viz: a statement of the seven laws, powers and principles; seven rules of instruction, and seven laws of precaution. The whole combined constitutes what is known as legacy of Aphrodite.
The Legacy of Aphrodite
Herein are contained the fundamentals of nature and of Human Love between the sexes. Herein are revealed all that is absolutely essential to anyone. For their application is as broad and varied as life itself. The mystery contained within this legacy is that of the sexual principles and interior essential of Eros, as set forth in the previous revelations of the “Ansairetic Arcanum.” These principles come into active operation upon the external plane in many ways, but chiefly within the bounds of these seven planes:
- For purposes of increasing the brain and organic force of an unborn child.
- For influencing one’s wife or husband; directing their internal thoughts, and magnetically controlling them.
- Regaining youthful beauty, energy, vivacity and the affectional and magnetic powers.
- For prolonging the life of either the subject or the operator, or both, at will.
- For the attainment of supreme command in the realms of white magic and evolving the supreme will.
- For the furtherance of financial schemes and worldly prosperity and success.
- For the attainment of the loftiest insight of nature’s mysteries.
These seven constitute the crowning glory of the “Earthly Soul.”
Now the manner and method whereby these seven principles are utilized and turned into real, external living realities, is by duly and loyally conforming to these seven laws, which now follow:
- Perfect continence, upon the part of both the male and female, for a period of from 21 to 49 days.
- Absolute cleanliness of person by frequent baths and ablutions.
- Perfect cleanliness of the brain and mind by philosophical study and meditations upon the grand purposes of Divinity.
- A daily formulation of the triune of powers desired, so that they stand out clear and distinct to the mind’s eye.
- Absolute purity of purpose in daily routine life, free from discord, dishonesty or despondency. These last 3 especially.
- Perfect loving relationship between the male and female, and domestic peace.
- Prayerful devotions morning and evening, with the exercise of pure love and charity to all, and the practice of the executive and receptive powers.
There are, likewise to be considered, causes of failure and possibly disaster in the magical operations of nature’s law when evolved through the medium of gender. Therefore, carefully consider the following precautions, likewise 7 in number:
- Neither the man nor the woman must be virginal or unsexed, but must have previously known and experienced sexual union.
- An harlot, or lust-woman, is worthless for all such holy and lofty purposes. So is one who accepts pay for her compliance in the ceremony.
- Success will not attend the debilitated or lustful, nor the passion-driven apology for a man.
- Failure will attend all efforts, unless there is an harmonious agreement of thought, temperament and mental balance.
- Both male and female must be exact and unanimous in their desires, i.e., both must desire and formulate the same powers, or conflict and failure will result.
- There must be mutual love, affinity and accord between both operators to succeed.
- Complete failure will attend all efforts where self, worldly power or fame, is the real and only motive of using the mysteries of sex.
These, solemn things are never to be imparted to the young and thoughtless, nor to any individual but those who by nature are pure, noble, aspiring and true, and in whose hand they will remain sacred. Fix this first principle firmly in your memory. Its basic form is “Love lieth at the foundation,” and Love is convertibly passion, enthusiasm, heat, affection, fire, God. And Master that. Second. The moment wherein a man discharges his seed, his essential self, into a willing or unwilling womb, is the most solemn, energetic and prayerful moment he can ever know on this earth. If under the influence of mere lust it be done, the discharge is suicidal, losing, demoralizing to himself. It is hatred, disease, magnetic abomination to the woman, and, if successful, generates murder, crime and misery in the child. If in love on both sides, then strength and its cognates follow. Thirdly. At the moment the seminal glands open, his nostrils expand, and while the seed is going from his soul to her womb, he breathes one of two atmospheres, either foetid damnation from the border sphere, or Divine energy from the far heavens. Fourthly. Whatsoever he or she shall truly Will and internally pray for, when Love, pure, Divine, natural, passional or volitional is in the ascendant, that moment the prayer’s response comes down. If he Will for any power from the moment of passing the outer door, till the womb shall have expelled him, that will he reach. It is only when man admires, reveres and loves, that triple law is obeyed and power, not weakness, follows the act of sexual union. He who sexually contacts a woman who has not been previously excited to the passional mood, is a suicidal fool, and will ultimately reap a rich harvest of contempt and remorse.
The whole tenor of the revelation of the Ansairetic Arcanum, and the mysteries of sex in relation to the Occult, are such as to lead the uninitiated to the conclusion that pure sexual intercourse may be made the means of magical power. This conclusion, in its general sense, is a fearful delusion, but, at the same time, it is a sublime truth when understood in its proper light. The doctrines of Eulis, as set forth by Randolph, teach that the concentration of the will upon any one, or upon any triune of powers, or attributes, by both the male and female at the supreme moment of seminal emission during sexual intercourse, calls down from within the spaces of Æth the Divine germs of spiritual powers and attributes; or, in other words, the seeds of magical powers, and that these become planted in the souls of those who call them, grow, and in due time, ripen into the grand powers, or gifts, so rarely found existing in the human organism in a natural state. (By natural state we mean the present unnatural state of incarnated humanity; because, when man is in a natural state, he is the perfect man, or, in other words, the Adept).
When taken literally in this light, the teachings of Eulis are an awful and terrible delusion, and mean ruin to all who practice them as a means of obtaining power, since they call down powers into the soul, which fasten upon its vitality and can never confer the remotest power or benefit. Such practices rear and nurse a swarm of vipers which will ultimately sap not only the vitals of the body, but the soul and terminate the physical existence of their victims by suicide, or drive them to the grave as driveling idiots, or as howling maniacs to the madhouse. Not content with this when death puts an end to physical torment, they still cling, like magnetic vampires, to the soul, and cause the complete destruction and disintegration of the spiritual remnant of their prey in the lower planes of the soul-world.
Therefore, be warned, O Neophyte, and rouse not the Furies lest you cannot lay them. This is the magical delusion of Eulis. This is one of the dwellers of the household [sic; “threshold”], and all those who have become the slave instead of the master of such powers, had better follow the example of Judas Iscariot, and hang themselves before it is too late to save their immortality. For, in this life, they will only get from bad to worse; in the next, if not too late, they may shake off the power of the fiends. In the soul union of twin souls, as also in the physical union, there are mighty and potent effects, but they are far too recondite and abstruse to be here explained. Never, therefore, attempt to seek them until spiritual initiation has been attained, then you will know how to use and utilize them in a proper manner.
Important Items of the Sex Mysteries
- An evil desire or wish, during the excitement of sexual intercourse, directed against the male by the female, or vice versa, will magnetically poison and result in innumerable disorders (generally of a sexual nature).
- A good and benevolent desire expressed in a tender and earnest, loving spirit, will magnetically strengthen the sexual organisms and benefit the person.
- An evil thought or desire, if projected against any person during the supreme moment of sexual excitement, will have a most evil effect upon the one against whom directed; but, at the same time, remember that every desire, when it has completed its orbit, returns to the source from whence it emanated; consequently, those who are guilty of such diabolical practices, reap with interest all the evil they have sown.
- A good or benevolent wish projected under the same conditions cannot effect much, because the soul, when excited by any passion, cannot penetrate any very high state of good.
The student may ask why an evil desire may have more effect during the excitement of sexual intercourse, than at any other times. The answer is, because the power and potency of all magical operations of the human Will, below a certain plane of development, depend upon the degree of excitement of the soul at the moment of projecting the Will — and we know that the sexual passion is by far the most intensely powerful in the human organism. It is for this very reason that the exciting Phallic dramas in the ancient sex ceremonies were instituted; 1 not because the almost nude female forms, passing through every obscene and suggestive position, pandered to a depraved nature, but to arouse the Will by passional excitement to the pitch of magical possibilities. The soul cannot support or contact any powers of a very high grade when the excitement is the result of any passion. Hence, this class of passions is especially potent for evil or a material purpose. (That is to say it cannot direct them; or, in other words, the Will cannot, when excited by any passion, penetrate the more interior state, and thus reach the good or angelic powers. This has nothing to do with, and must not be understood to, apply to the states occupied by the embryonic soul-germs before spoken of, because these are attracted by either force, good, bad, or indifferent, seeing that the germs are neither good nor evil in themselves, and may become either as surrounding circumstances determine).