Author: Ruth Schumann AntelmePublish On: 2001-10-01
In this book, the first to fully explore Egyptian sexual philosophy and practices, Egyptologist Ruth Schumann-Antelme provides us a new view of the provocative sexual life of the ancient Egyptians.
Author: Ruth Schumann Antelme
Publisher: Inner Traditions
• The first book to fully explore the sexual philosophy and practices of the ancient Egyptians • Lavishly illustrated with erotic scenes from papyri that have long been hidden from the public • Clarifies the connection of sacred sexuality to Egyptian cosmic symbolism Until recently the forbidden papyri, whose explicit illustrations of Egyptian sexual practices were judged too shocking, were off limits to all but a few scholars. In this book, the first to fully explore Egyptian sexual philosophy and practices, Egyptologist Ruth Schumann-Antelme provides us a new view of the provocative sexual life of the ancient Egyptians. Richly illustrated throughout, Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt explains the symbolism of the erotic images found on the inner walls of the temples and tombs as well as those carved into pieces of limestone and sketched on papyri. The authors cover in detail the astonishing erotic scenes illustrating the Turin Papyrus, which have long been kept from public view. These papyri reveal in great detail Egyptian attitudes about love, religion, and even medicine, as well as specific sexual practices. Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt reveals the intimate details of a society in which sexuality was the dynamic principle of the divine world, and the cosmic symbolism of religion imbued every level of Egyptian society with sexual significance.
SACRED SEXUALITY: EGYPTIAN TANTRA YOGA: The Art of Sex Sublimation and Universal Consciousness This Volume will expand on the male and female principles within the human body and in the universe and further detail the sublimation of sexual ...
Author: Muata Abhaya Ashby
Publisher: Cruzian Mystic Books
SACRED SEXUALITY: EGYPTIAN TANTRA YOGA: The Art of Sex Sublimation and Universal Consciousness This Volume will expand on the male and female principles within the human body and in the universe and further detail the sublimation of sexual energy into spiritual energy. The student will study the deities Min and Hathor, Asar and Aset, Geb and Nut and discover the mystical implications for a practical spiritual discipline. This Volume will also focus on the Tantric aspects of Ancient Egyptian and Indian mysticism, the purpose of sex and the mystical teachings of sexual sublimation which lead to self-knowledge and Enlightenment.
Something that the ancient Egyptians recognised instinctively. In The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt, bestselling author, Judy Hall, offers the reader powerful sexual magic for the present day.
Author: Judy Hall
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A step-by-step guide to raising kundalini and embodying the dynamic, sexual force, that is the Power of Sekhem. Sex is the most potent force in the universe. A primal power. And sacred sexuality is a gateway to the divine. Something that the ancient Egyptians recognised instinctively. In The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt, bestselling author, Judy Hall, offers the reader powerful sexual magic for the present day. It reveals sexual secrets hidden for millennia. This jealously guarded secret doctrine is now available to everyone. The system activates your creative erotic potential. Kindling the inner and outer mystic marriages, it is a joining of souls with the divine. Through a cosmic orgasm that is literally mind-blowing, the process generates the power to manifest and integrate expanded consciousness into the everyday world. The system can be used to attract a twin-flame or make a sacred marriage with an existing partner. The practice can also be worked alone to invoke an integration with your highest Self. Crystals support the practice throughout. Accompaniment to Judy Hall's new novel, The Alchemy of the Night.
In Sacred Sexual Union, Anaiya Sophia shows this Holy Marriage, complete reunification with your Twin Soul and God, is not a secret reserved for the initiated or a tradition lost to the ages.
Author: Anaiya Sophia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Experience the orgasmic rapture of Sacred Union with your Twin Soul and the Divine • Includes practices in sacred sexuality, emotional intimacy, and soul awareness to awaken the Love, Power, and Wisdom of your soul, attract your Twin Soul, and satisfy your soul’s longing to reunite with God • Draws on teachings from Gnosticism, Sufi mysticism, the Kabbalah, Kundalini yoga, sexual shamanism, the Egyptian Mystery schools, and Christ Consciousness • Offers examples of Sacred Union, including Jesus and Mary Magdalene and Rumi and Shams as well as experiences of modern couples Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Rumi and Shams, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Isis and Osiris--in these sacred unions we recognize the merging not only of Twin Souls but also of these lovers with the Divine. In Sacred Sexual Union, Anaiya Sophia shows this Holy Marriage, complete reunification with your Twin Soul and God, is not a secret reserved for the initiated or a tradition lost to the ages. It is a potent, living spiritual path enabling two beloveds to experience the primordial state of creation as one soul blessed by the Divine Light and Love of their Creator. Drawing on teachings from Gnosticism, Sufi mysticism, the Kabbalah, Kundalini yoga, sexual shamanism, the Egyptian Mystery Schools, and Christ Consciousness, the author reveals the complete alchemical process of Sacred Union. She provides physical, meditative, and psychological practices that combine sacred sexuality, emotional intimacy, and transparent soul awareness to awaken the magnetic energies of your soul, draw your Twin Soul to you, and, with Twin Souls reunited, experience the passionate rapturous remembrance of becoming one with God. She explores ancient writings and rituals of Sacred Union--known as Hieros Gamos in ancient Sumeria, Sacred Marriage in the Kabbalah, Yab Yum in Tibetan Buddhism, and the Bridal Chamber in Gnostic Christianity--and offers examples of Sacred Union throughout the ages, including experiences from her own spiritual journey. More than a meditative or yogic practice, Sacred Sexual Union offers a transformative spiritual path to embrace the threefold flame of Power, Love, and Wisdom and satisfy your soul’s longing for wholeness and reunion with the Divine.
... A Woman's Initiation into the Path of Ecstasy by Valerie Brooks Shamanism
and Tantra in the Himalayas by Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, and
Surendra Bahadur Shahi Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt The Erotic Secrets of
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A historical, cross-cultural survey of sexuality as a sacred spiritual practice • Examines sacred sexuality in the world’s religious and mystery traditions • Explores contemporary “sexual stress syndrome” resulting from the absence of the sacred in sexual practice • Reveals how to find the sacred in the ordinary This book examines the history of sexuality as a sacramental act. In spite of our culture’s recent sexual liberalizations, sexual intimacy often remains unfulfilling. Georg Feuerstein instructs that the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can only be attained once we have explored the spiritual depths of our erotic natures. Feuerstein delves into a wide variety of spiritual traditions--including Christianity, Judaism, goddess worship, Taoism, and Hinduism--in search of sacred truths regarding sexuality. He reveals that all of these great teachings share the hidden message that spirituality is, in essence, erotic and that sexuality is inherently spiritual. From the erotic cult of the Great Mother and the archaic ritual of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) to the institution of sacred prostitution and the erotic spirituality practiced in the mystery traditions, Feuerstein offers a wealth of historical practices and perspectives that serve as the bases for a positive sexual spirituality suited to our contemporary needs.
Author: Carolyn Graves-BrownPublish On: 2008-12-31
Schumann antelme, r. and rossini, S. 2001 Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt:
The erotic secrets of the forbidden papyrus, rochester. taylor, t. 1996 The
Prehistory of Sex: Four million years of human sexual culture, new york. Vasey,
p.L. 1995 ...
Author: Carolyn Graves-Brown
Publisher: ISD LLC
This volume offers new research on an essential but often controversial aspect of life in Dynastic Egypt. Its originality lies in combining research which uses Egyptology's traditional strengths, philological and iconographic, with reflections on material culture and on the discipline of Egyptology itself. The authors are internationally-recognized authorities in their fields.
The Priests of Ancient Egypt. Copyright 1960. Grove Press. New York, New York,
U.S.A. Schumann Antelme, Ruth and Stephane Rossini. Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt: The Erotic Secrets of the Forbidden Papyrus, A Look at the Unique
Sacred Earth The Spiritual Landscape of Native America by Arthur Versluis
William Blake's Sexual Path to Spiritual ... Ph.D. Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt The Erotic Secrets of the Forbidden Papyrus by Ruth Schumann Antelme
Author: Arthur Versluis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The first book to reveal the history of Western sexual mysticism • Reveals the secret sexual practices that have been used since ancient Greece to achieve mystical union with God • Details the sects and individuals who transmitted the radical sexual practices that orthodox Christianity never completely silenced • Distinguishes between sexual magic and sexual mysticism Beginning with the ancient Greek Mystery traditions, Gnosticism, and the practices in early Christianity, Arthur Versluis uncovers the secret line of Western sexual mysticism that, like the Tantra of the East, seeks transcendence or union with God through sexual practices. Throughout antiquity, and right into the present day, sexuality has played an important, if largely hidden, role in religious traditions and practices. This includes not only Christian but also kabbalistic and hermetic alchemical currents of sexual mysticism, many discussed together here for the first time. In the Mystery tradition of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) and the Gnostic tradition of spiritual marriage, we see the possibility of divine union in which sexual union is the principal sign or symbol. Key to these practices is the inner or archetypal union of above and below, the intermingling of the revelatory divine world with the mundane earthly one. Versluis shows that these secret currents of sexual mysticism helped fuel the rise of the troubadours and their erotic doctrine, the esoteric teachings of Jacob Böhme in the late 16th century, the 19th-century utopian communities of John Humphrey Noyes and Thomas Lake Harris, the free love movement of the 20th century, and the modern writings of Denis de Rougemont and Alan Watts.
See Lisa Manniche, Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt (New York: Kegan Paul, 1987);
David O'Connor, “Eros in Egypt” Archaeology ... and Ruth Schuman Antelme and
Stephane Rossini, Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt: The Erotic Secrets of the ...
Author: Joseph A. Boone
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with "deviant" male homosexuality by scores of Western travelers, historians, writers, and artists for well over four hundred years. And this story stands to shatter our preconceptions of Orientalism. To illuminate why and how the Islamicate world became the locus for such fantasies and desires, Boone deploys a supple mode of analysis that reveals how the cultural exchanges between Middle East and West have always been reciprocal and often mutual, amatory as well as bellicose. Whether examining European accounts of Istanbul and Egypt as hotbeds of forbidden desire, juxtaposing Ottoman homoerotic genres and their European imitators, or unlocking the homoerotic encoding in Persian miniatures and Orientalist paintings, this remarkable study models an ethics of crosscultural reading that exposes, with nuance and economy, the crucial role played by the homoerotics of Orientalism in shaping the world as we know it today. A contribution to studies in visual culture as well as literary and social history, The Homoerotics of Orientalism draws on primary sources ranging from untranslated Middle Eastern manuscripts and European belles-lettres to miniature paintings and photographic erotica that are presented here for the first time.
This text addresses selected facets of the erotic concepts and practices of the ancient Egyptians, as recorded in art and literature; it also describes some recent archaeological discoveries.
Author: Karol Myśliwiec
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Daily life in ancient Egypt was saturated with eroticism and much influenced by cult and magic as well. Ancient Egyptian religion, with its variety of gods living, feeling, and reacting much like mortals, is a valuable index of human lifestyles of the day. This text addresses selected facets of the erotic concepts and practices of the ancient Egyptians, as recorded in art and literature; it also describes some recent archaeological discoveries.
In M. Nissinen & R. Uro (Eds.), Sacred marriages: The divine-human sexual
metaphor from Sumer to early Christianity (pp. 43-74). Winona Lake, IN:
Eisenbrauns. Rikala, M. (2008). Sacred marriage in the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: ...
Author: Harris L. Friedman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more
Offers a broad and unique look at Ancient Egypt during its long age of imperialism Written for enthusiasts and scholars of pharaonic Egypt, as well as for those interested in comparative imperialism, this book provides a look at some of the ...
Author: Ellen Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Offers a broad and unique look at Ancient Egypt during its long age of imperialism Written for enthusiasts and scholars of pharaonic Egypt, as well as for those interested in comparative imperialism, this book provides a look at some of the most intriguing evidence for grand strategy, low-level insurgencies, back-room deals, and complex colonial dynamics that exists for the Bronze Age world. It explores the actions of a variety of Egypt’s imperial governments from the dawn of the state until 1069 BCE as they endeavored to control fiercely independent mountain dwellers in Lebanon, urban populations in Canaan and Nubia, highly mobile Nilotic pastoralists, and predatory desert raiders. The book is especially valuable as it foregrounds the reactions of local populations and their active roles in shaping the trajectory of empire. With its emphasis on the experimental nature of imperialism and its attention to cross-cultural comparison and social history, this book offers a fresh perspective on a fascinating subject. Organized around central imperial themes—which are explored in depth at particular places and times in Egypt’s history—Ancient Egyptian Imperialism covers: Trade Before Empire—Empire Before the State (c. 3500-2686); Settler Colonialism (c. 2400-2160); Military Occupation (c. 2055-1775); Creolization, Collaboration, Colonization (c. 1775-1295); Motivation, Intimidation, Enticement (c. 1550-1295); Organization and Infrastructure (c. 1458-1295); Outwitting the State (c. 1362-1332); Conversions and Contractions in Egypt’s Northern Empire (c. 1295-1136); and Conversions and Contractions in Egypt’s Southern Empire (c. 1550-1069). Offers a wider focus of Egypt’s experimentation with empire than is covered by general Egyptologists Draws analogies to tactics employed by imperial governments and by dominated peoples in a variety of historically documented empires, both old world and new Answers questions such as “how often and to what degree did imperial blueprints undergo revisions?” Ancient Egyptian Imperialism is an excellent text for students and scholars of history, comparative history, and ancient history, as well for those interested in political science, anthropology, and the Biblical World.
Creation, a Sexual Act Thus begins the ancient Egyptian creation myth that is
minutely detailed in this beautifully illustrated text, Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt. The Ancient Sages, in the eternal wish to regulate man's most powerful
Category: Fourth Way (Occultism)
Exploring Gurdjieff's teaching of the Fourth Way - the way of transformation in ordinary life.
For an animal that the ancient Egyptians identified with sexual virility, it is
remarkable that no mention of the bull's sexual organs appears in the ... A sacred
animal—an animal that was inherently special and that embodied the god on
Author: Christina Riggs
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
First runner-up for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies 2015. In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping all the careful arrangements of linen textiles the Egyptians had put in place. This book breaks new ground by looking at the significance of textile wrappings in ancient Egypt, and at how their unwrapping has shaped the way we think about the Egyptian past. Wrapping mummified bodies and divine statues in linen reflected the cultural values attached to this textile, with implications for understanding gender, materiality and hierarchy in Egyptian society. Unwrapping mummies and statues similarly reflects the values attached to Egyptian antiquities in the West, where the colonial legacies of archaeology, Egyptology and racial science still influence how Egypt appears in museums and the press. From the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Arab Spring, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt raises critical questions about the deep-seated fascination with this culture – and what that fascination says about our own.
In this second edition The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar , originally published five years ago, she lays out a way for the spiritual seeker to learn how to visit these other dimensions, so that they can learn about sex magic from their own ...
Author: Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
This book is about the superior intelligence and self empowerment which comes from interacting with beings that inhabit a parallel universe to this one, from whom man has traditionally gained his knowledge about his place and purpose on Earth and in the cosmos. In ancient times, the ability to tap into this superior wisdom was transmitted to kings and pharaohs upon their coronation by one who was in touch with these extra-dimensional beings or life-forms, which are also known as spirits of the land. Shamans and high priestesses, since at least Neolithic times, were in communication with these spirits and so they were able to transmit their wisdom to the ruler or monarch during sacred sex rites. These shamanic practices became known as Sovereignty rites because they created a force that fired up the king's higher brain centres, giving him a superior intelligence and thus the ability and the right to reign, with the crown he wore on his head merely a symbol of his enlightened inner crown. As a shaman and mythologist, Annie Dieu-Le-Veut is regularly in communion with the spirits of the land where she lives in Glastonbury, Somerset, in the UK. In this book, she has laid out the way for the ordinary person to benefit from experiencing shamanic sexual practises by visiting other dimensions on the inner planes.In Part 1, she helps you to build your foundation stone upon which you will erect the temple of your understanding about the ancient Mystery Teachings, which were based on a sort of Earth magic known as the Alchemical Marriage, the Faery Marriage, or the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon. She lays out historical and mythological evidence from all over the world that sacred sex was an integral part of the Kingship rites that bequeathed wisdom on the initiate. And you will discover the original meaning of the Holy Grael, which can be traced back to the ritual centres of the Neanderthals of about 45,000 years ago.In Part II, you will go on to learn how to practise these shamanic rites yourself, through simple steps that take you into an enchanted world of spirits, magicians and Grailkeepers. These will enable you to fire up your own superior intelligence to enrich your own life and, if you should so choose, contribute to the work of the Sovereignty of your own land. Annie is also the author several popular esoteric books such as "The Bright World of Gods", "The Grail Mysteries", "Stories in the Stars" and "Stories in the Summerlands."
Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt Kara Cooney. 7. ... Some
Egyptologists deny actual sexual manipulation of sacred statuary by human
hands, concluding that only verbalization was necessary to evoke sexual
movements and ...
Author: Kara Cooney
An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne—was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir, however, paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut out-maneuvered the mother of Thutmose III, the infant king, for a seat on the throne, and ascended to the rank of pharaoh. Shrewdly operating the levers of power to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh, Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. She successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public favor just as quickly. The Woman Who Would Be King traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power.
Most have not had the opportunity to read The Erotic Papyrus of Egypt, either.” “
Nor would they dare.” I smiled. “What does that appallingly heretical text tell you?
” “That the most sacred ancient Egyptian rites were sexual. But Dante—and who
Author: Robin Maxwell
An enchanting novel on the life and origins of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother, as imagined by the author of the “absolutely superb” (Diane Haeger, author of The Secret Bride) Mademoiselle Boleyn. A young woman named Caterina was only fifteen years old in 1452 when she bore an illegitimate child in the tiny village of Vinci. His name was Leonardo, and he was destined to change the world forever. Caterina suffered much cruelty as an unmarried mother and had no recourse when her boy was taken away from her. But no one knew the secrets of her own childhood, nor could ever have guessed the dangerous and heretical scheme she would devise to protect and watch over her remarkable son. This captivating novel imagines the story of Caterina—the brilliant young woman, the adventurer, the alchemist—during the fascinating period of the Renaissance.
sexual 31 See Hazzard 2000 , 115 . 32 Selden ... For a detailed discussion of the
multiple manifestations of Egyptian gods , see especially Hornung 1982 . ...
Antelme , R. S. and Rossini , S. 1999 Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt ,
Author: Andrew Erskine
Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales
After Alexander conquered the Persian empire, much of the territory that he seized would remain under the control of Macedonian kings until the arrival of the Romans. But Macedonian power also brought with it Greeks and Greek culture. New kingdoms were established, new cities such as Alexandria and Antioch were founded, art and literature discovered fresh patrons. Egyptians and Iranians had to come to terms with Graeco-Macedonian rulers and settlers; Greeks and Macedonians learned of cultures more ancient than their own. The essays presented here offer an exciting interdisciplinary approach to the study of this emerging world.
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... at Karnak depict groups of women shaking sistra as part of the musical
ensemble that accompanied the sacred boat of the ... Because Hathor was
closely connected with sexuality , fertility , pregnancy and childbirth , she was a
Author: David P. Silverman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A collection of essays based on the latest historical research and archeological discoveries surveys the culture and religion of ancient Egypt.