Sexuality (Part IV)
The health and healing benefits of sex – Tending the gardens of your soul – Results
of denying passions – Aligning the body and spirit – Seeking out the rhythms of life
– Music, dancing, and laughter – The importance of love – Guarding love and tender
1 Thus have I revealed for your learning the first two means of sexual intercourse,
wherein both the man and the woman might play and commune most sweetly together.
2 Being made all lost and swallowed up by such desires and yearnings as the body
and spirit are heir to; being delivered from the shocks and heartaches of this world
through such loving interludes as the man and the woman might seek between themselves.
3 Come then, and I will make known in you that third means wherein the body and
spirit of all your being is made to dwell most constantly in health and healing,
while yet you dwell in this world beyond all beginnings.
4 For there is made to dwell within you the spirit which comes from God; that you,
being both body and spirit together, might stand as one before the mirror of your
mind; being made most complete in all things spiritual and physical;
5 Containing in your visible form, the invisible which comes from above; causing
to stir and blend within you the mysteries which await the awakening of both body
and spirit together.
6 For I would not have you ignorant concerning those things which do prove most
needful in the maintenance of health and vigor between body and spirit;
7 For this I would write most plainly unto you; that being made wise regarding such
things, you might tend most carefully and with joy, the gardens of your soul;
8 Being ever careful and most watchful to remove such weeds and poisons as would
make you sick and weary; causing to make most dull and empty the life which moves
and animates the very whole of all your being.
9 For such sicknesses and disorders as would afflict the body are made most alive
in you by reason of some disharmony between the spirit within and the body without;
causing that there should be discord and conflict between the natural and the spiritual.
10 For you know yourselves how that if a house be divided against itself, it is
unable to stand; for such divisions and contentions do fill the whole of you with
all manner of uncertainty and confusion regarding the issues of this life;
11 And when the house of your body and spirit is made divided, then shall the enemy
rush swiftly upon you; to carry away a multitude of treasure, to leave in ruin the
whole of your estate.
12 For you are the house which God has built, both body and spirit; being fashioned
most constantly of love and desire, being filled to overflowing with endless dreams
and countless yearnings; having for your sky, a wealth of endless possibilities.
13 Make certain therefore, both body and spirit together; that having established
the whole of you in peaceful harmony, you might be made as one, being ever attentive
and closely watchful of that which brings you joy.
14 For why will you make havoc the life of the body because of such fears as others
would impose upon you? Is not your body more than raiment, or the life of your body
more to be sought than the opinions of others?
15 Refrain therefore from such bondage as others would seek to impose upon you,
for there were many before you, which being unsuspecting, did fall prey to the doctrines
of the past; to become as slaves and prisoners to that little god which would judge
and damn the whole of man forever and ever.
16 For if you would deny the passions which God has given you, then shall the spirit
within become most dry and brittle; and in your outward conscience shall you become,
little by little, mean and cruel; becoming in your mind most twisted and perverted
against the whole of all mankind.
17 Let these warnings, therefore, guide you most surely in the way you should go;
that you might embrace most fully, such liberties as even God would grant unto you;
that you may know joy instead of sorrow, and light instead of darkness.
18 Come now and I shall make known this third means of sexual intercourse which
would make all healthy the body and spirit together; being bound most securely in
that harmony which comes from above.
19 For there is given in sexual intercourse that certain means by which the health
and vigor of the body might be attained; for even the Father and the Mother which
dwell beyond, do desire most earnestly that you should be made peaceful within and
without; being made to walk in harmony and health while in the mortal life.
20 Thus will I reveal in you a mystery most subtle and divine. For there is given
to life itself a certain rhythm and harmony throughout; moving in and passing outward,
it does bind and penetrate the whole of us; surrounding and sustaining in rhythmic
cadence the lives of both men and women.
21 For even you do know that if a man and a woman should give consent unto each
the other; whereby they might satisfy the passions of their flesh; then is there
established between the two that natural rhythm which would bring for each the release
and fulfillment of all their hungers and desires;
22 Aligning with utmost subtlety, the body and the spirit together, causing that
there should flow a multitude of benefit, to secure in both the body and the mind
a wellspring of health and vigor.
23 Let the man and the woman love together often, moving in their deeper passions
one upon the other, seeking and guiding with gentle words the movements of their
bodies, thrusting and receiving from each the other, the joys of their commingling.
24 Then shall health, even little by little, well up within both the man and the
woman; adding to each a soundness in mind and body, and there shall be known in them
but little sickness throughout the days of all their lives.
25 And they shall be made whole, within and without, both body and spirit in unison
together; walking in joy through the days of their sojourn upon the earth; being
in their countenance peaceful and harmonious.
26 Yet regarding these things would I have you most knowing; that the harmony of
body and spirit can no man achieve for himself, being without the woman; neither
can the woman likewise achieve without the man.
27 For the man was made for the woman, even as the woman was made for the man; that
they, being equally joined together in the midst of all their living, might align
the body and spirit of each the other through such tender affections as must surely
rise between them.
28 Come now, and I will tell you further of that rhythm which moves upon the whole
of nature, being found in wind and rain and passing days; being seen in sun and moon
and starry sky, filling the whole of all you see with a wonder which does lay hidden
in softest subtlety.
29 For this rhythm which seems most hidden, has had elsewhere its beginning; having
existed before the creation of all things natural, having leaped forth from the soul
of endless Areta; reaching out and ever seeking, hoping midst all its zeal and passion
to touch for itself the beginning of that endless soul which stirs within.
30 For this cause has the rhythm found in man a fullness of expression; being found
in the music, the art, the language, the science, and the math of all mankind; moving
subtly and discreetly in all which you do.
31 Revealing through the ways of men, that deeper mystery which lays hidden in the
whole of all your lives; giving birth in you of that gentle passion which would draw
the lives of men and women together in rhythmic harmony.
32 That you, being opposite from each the other by reason of your sex, yet are you
made to become as one for love’s sake, fulfilling in your passions the soul of God’s
33 Consider then and be you wise regarding such things as I would make known in
you; for rhythm is the child of harmony; and if it so be that you would seek out
the rhythms which move most constantly about, then shall harmony descend upon you
most subtly, making all peaceful and serene within, the whole of your estate.
34 Let there be music therefore, in all which you do; that there may well up within
you the rhythms which come from afar; that you may be quickened and enlivened through
the passions of your soul, to seek most earnestly the joys within.
35 Let the man and the woman commune together often; through the songs of all their
days; dancing in the midst of their joy for love’s sake; drawing through such gentle
rhythms the soul of each the other with all manner of tender embraces.
36 Seek therefore most earnestly the joys of dancing together; moving through most
tender touchings the body and soul together; swaying in most loving rhythms the woman
and the man.
37 For dancing is the gift which God would give unto the man and the woman most
equally; being ever hopeful that through such rhythms and movements might the passions
of both be aroused and strongly enflamed.
38 Causing the man and the woman to seek most thoroughly the release and fulfillment
of all their hungers and desires upon the bed of many passions; being exalted in
the midst of music and rhythms, the flesh and spirit together, being strongly entwined.
39 By such means shall you make certain the health of both body and spirit together;
being firmly rooted in those things which come from God; having secured through the
rhythms of your life, the joys and blessings which lay most subtly within and without
the whole of you.
40 Let there be therefore, in the midst of that man and woman which would join themselves
together, all manner of music, and dancing and laughter, that you may have an abundance
of joy and health together.
41 For laughter is the greatest of medicines, making most merry the heart within,
shaking with such gentle mirth the body and spirit together; causing through the
wealth of all its rhythms, that sickness and despair should flee themselves away.
42 Therefore, be you wise and most attentive to such rhythms as do move within you
and without, binding into that single wholeness, both the man and the woman, both
the body and the spirit, both joy and health forever;
43 Ever seeking by some means to embrace most deeply the song which comes from God;
which song even you yourselves have heard in that distant long ago when first you
dwelt in Heaven’s glory.
44 For even such scriptures as I have written already for your benefit have declared
aloud, saying: “And there came in Heaven a stillness, for the hosts of Heaven in
silence stood, and in the stillness was there heard a song. For, behold, the soul
of the great God did sing, that he might woo unto himself even every man and every
woman, if it so be that they should hear the song and give heed. For God is not willing
that even one should be lost.”
45 Let the man and the woman be filled to overflowing with such laughter, and dancing,
and sexual communion as they would seek for themselves for health’s sake. But binding
in all these things, being through all and above all, securing the soul in richness
always, let there be love.
46 For except you have love between the man and the woman, then shall the whole
of you be most uncertain; and you shall become as the chaff which even the wind would
carry away; and there shall be found for you no place or rest in the kingdoms of
47 For the love which would join together the man and the woman is at the first,
like unto a raging fire in which the spirits of each are all consumed by wild and
blustery passions; and when it is spent, then is the love made most rich and deeply
pleasing to both the body and spirit together.
48 For the love which would bind together the man and the woman is made most considerate
and tenderhearted; seeking out with gentle feelings the hopes and desires of each
the other; ever searching and reaching out to find such delights as would please
and uplift the heart and mind of both the man and the woman.
49 Guard well, therefore, such love and tender feelings as you would seek from each
the other; for except there be found between the man and the woman the seed of some
great love, then are you made no better than the beasts of the field, being dumb
and brutish within and without.
50 Let the days of your life be as pearls in the hand, being precious and most enduring;
filling the whole of all your life with joy and goodness forever and ever. Amen.