the drugging of the West

There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman

 André Malraux

Yes, yes I realise that quote was made with faux pearls, but as far as fakes go it’s not half bad.

Well the ending isn’t.

It juuuust needs a little tweaking:

the West has woman

the West has sex

Ah there we go, that’s much better.

This is a consumer society.  An assumption built into it is that we should all be eager consumers of sexual activity

Women, Celibacy & Passion~Sally Cline

Despite the probable apoplectic outrage of many readers, I’ve decided to tackle the drugging (anesthetizing, bringing under control, captivating, dulling the will, entrancing, fascinating, holding under a spell, lulling to sleep, magnetizing, making drowsy, making sleepy, mesmerizing, narcotizing, stupefying) of the West.

No, no, no … forget about the demon-idolised drugs of …

… heroin, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, marijuana, ecstasy, etc.

They are ablind’ & always have been.

Regardez les patsies de l’ouest

 and

Regardez les dance-partners
of the West’s Patsy War …

the endless tango –
of the uber-responsible & the uber-cool.

Before these choreographed drug wars,
there were other wars …

… designed to keep those Western eyes
from looking too closely
into the development of the drug
of their demise
.

Sex.

You want to start hating me now or will you wait till we get to the end?

I’ve gotta do this – I’ve got to see what lies at the end of this exploration –  I’ve got ideas for sure, but only in the writing/creating will I get to see for myself just what I’m exploring.

Honestly, I’m curious.

So let’s continue.

Foucault, on the other hand, states that Western culture has long been fixated on sexuality

… since the 17th century, there has been a fixation with sexuality creating a discourse around sexuality …

In Western society … something completely different has been created, what Foucault calls “scientia sexualis”, the science of sexuality …

… It is not just a question of the Christian confession, but more generally the urge to talk about it …

A fixation with finding out the “truth” about sexuality arises, 

… a truth that is to be confessed 

… It is as if sexuality did not exist unless it is confessed. Link

I got to thinking how true that is now.

Who, on earth would have sex these days,

…  if there were no after-play?

If you don’t tell your friends about it, did it really happen?

Sex just ain’t sex until it’s been broadcast, aired, inspected, reviewed, photographed, paraded, discussed, dissected, autopsied.

How & when did this two-person play make it to the BIG time?

The pressure towards compulsory genital sex began to accelerate in the sixties, during what is called the Sexual Revolution or the Era of Sexual Liberation. It was the time when the pill provided more reliable contraception, when the social effect was felt, …

… first of the Kinsey report, later of Masters & Johnson’s studies, & when …

… Alex Comfort’s The Joy of Sex was top of the bestseller list.

And doesn’t the Big time look like a load of fun!

In reality individual sexual acts may be felt to be uncomfortable or unspeakable, but the myth suggests that all sexual acts are physically beneficial, morally sound, certainly more effective, &, here’s the rub, more normal than no sexual acts.

It would appear that there are a number of untouchable sacred golden cows munching voraciously through Western society.

And Spotlight-sex seems to be one of them.

By dragging sex out of the realm of ma, (where for the duration of this article, I suggest it’s meant to exist), & into the spotlight, something unnatural seems to have happened.

Is it really possible to wordify that which is un-worded communication between the bodies of two people?

So neatly have the nouveau concepts of sexuality been woven into manliness/femininity that it’s too damn risky to even pick at the seams.

Sex is so close to each of us that we can’t see clearly.  So maybe its time to talk about the talking about & spotlighting of sex.

You don’t really think that your ideas about sex are your own, do you?

Surely not?

Let’s look at some of the shapers of our sexual reality  – the sexperts who were allowed such free-roving hands to sculpt us into the know-it-all sex addicts we have become.

(By the way, the Chinese used opium wisely for centuries before the West came & manoeuvered it into addiction – the West is very good at addiction).

Alfred Charles Kinsey (June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American biologist and professor of entomology and zoology, who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University

… generally regarded as the father of sexology … Kinsey obtained research funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, which enabled him to inquire into human sexual behavior.

Kinsey’s sex research went beyond theory and interview to include observation of and participation in sexual activity, sometimes involving co-workers. He justified this as being necessary to gain the confidence of his research subjects. He encouraged his staff to do likewise, and engage in a wide range of sexual activity …  Kinsey filmed sexual acts which included co-workers in the attic of his home as part of his research … James H. Jones, author of Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life, and British psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple, amongst others, have speculated that Kinsey was driven by his own sexual needs …

Kinsey wrote about pre-adolescent orgasms  …  which report observations of orgasms in over three-hundred children between the ages of five months and fourteen years.  This information was said to have come from adults’ childhood memories, or from parent or teacher observation. Kinsey said he also interviewed nine men who had sexual experiences with children, and who told him about the children’s responses and reactions.”

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Masters and Johnson … pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s.

Emotionally chilly and egotistical, Masters was interested in researching human sexuality. Johnson …  accepted a job offer as research assistant—and sex with Masters as a condition of employment, ostensibly in the name of science. Working together in the 1950s and 1960s, they built on the earlier work of Alfred Kinsey and

… changed the way Americans looked at sex … the boldness of their experiments and treatments, controversies surrounding their use of surrogates and study of prostitutes, and their eventual decline as the sexual revolution they sparked raced ahead of them.

How was it that William Masters and Virginia Johnson—whose research …  did more to change America’s public perception of sex—could fail so miserably in their personal love lives, both with others and, ultimately, with each other?

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Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis … Freud established sexual drives as the primary motivational forces of human life

… in Freud’s personality and temperament were many grave defects that he carried through life …

Items: “Lack of emotional warmth, closeness, love and enjoyment of life“; in his own life he treated love like a flower pressed in a book, “an object of science, but . . . dry and sterile.” … “Freud, the great spokesman for sex, was altogether a typical puritan … the aim of life for a civilized person was to suppress his emotional and sexual impulses.”

By age 41, Freud had decided, “Sexual excitation is of no more use to a person like me.

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Havelock Ellis (February 2, 1859 – July 8, 1939) was a British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer.

… at the age of 32, and still a virgin, Ellis married the English writer and proponent of women’s rights, Edith Lees … Lees was openly lesbian. At the end of the honeymoon, Ellis went back to his bachelor rooms in Paddington.  According to Ellis in My Life, his friends were much amused at his being considered an expert on sex. Some knew that he suffered from impotence until the age of 60. He then discovered that he could become aroused by the sight of a woman urinating.

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Marie Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author, palaeobotanist, campaigner for women’s rights and pioneer in the field of birth control … Her sex manual Married Love, which was written, she claimed while she was still a virgin, was controversial and influential.

In 1935 a survey of American academics said Married Love was one of the 25 most influential books of the previous 50 years, ahead of Relativity by Albert Einstein, Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud, Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.

She was an advocate of selective breeding and eugenics to ensure racial purity. She disowned her son because his chosen wife needed to wear glasses. She campaigned to get people of mixed race, the poor and the sick sterilised.

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Is it just me or are these people a little bit …

creepy?

I remember long ago being confused about how much attention was directed to the subject of sex.

It still confuses me.

Is the constant spotlight masticating & rehashing of sex, natural?

Useful?

Healthy?

Every day the drug labs of the West …

…  release tons of this stuff
onto our streets screens.

I wonder …

if the various media were not intercoursing sex into our heads day in & day out, would we, could we, really keep up the fascination?

If transmitted images & ideas weren’t endlessly copulating in our heads, might the mind simply wander off to other pastures?

Would that be allowed?

One of the cleverer ways sex was turned into a drug was by …

… bonding it to HEALTH.

The two are inseparable now.

Sex is soooo good for us, don’t ya know – it’s a proven fact, believe me.

Queens University in Belfast tracked the mortality of about 1,000 middle-aged men over the course of a decade. The study, published in 1997 in the British Medical Journal found that “men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm enjoyed a death rate half that of the laggards” …

… there have been numerous studies indicating that excessive repression of the sexual instinct leads to an increase in the overall level of aggression in a given society. Societies forbidding premarital sex are plagued by acts of rage and tend to have higher rates of crime and violence …

… There may be a link between sexual repression and aggression, insensitivity, criminal behaviour, and a greater likelihood of killing and torturing enemies” (wiki)

While abstinence often leads to anxiety or paranoia and even depression 

… having sex can cure cases of light depressions … having sex actually doubles the level of estrogen in women and makes their hair shine with brilliance while making their skin supple and softer … when you have sex the pores of your skin are cleansed leaving a brighter and glowing skin as well as decreasing the risk of developing dermatitis… sex can make you lose weight … a great way to strengthen muscles … 

 … can sharpen your senses ….  pain reliever, sex is TEN times more effective than painkillers such as Valium …  Kissing stimulates salivation, which helps clean food particles stuck between the teeth and lowers the acidity level in your mouth.

Told you so.  It’s all true.

 Please feel free to interrupt this article for a …

… quick healthful, hair shining, skin suppling, pain relieving, teeth cleaning shag.

Of course I’ll wait, it’s your health on the line.

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All done & dusted?

Let’s continue.

[In Brave New World] Part of the reason the Controllers make sure sex happens ALL THE TIME in the World State is that it prevents solitude.  As we see with Lenina & Foster downtime is far less likely to lead to something dangerouslike independent thought

Simulated sex helps to dehumanize the whole act. The aim is to eliminate all emotion from the act so that …  loyalty to the state is never in competition with loyalty to an individual. The more sex pervades every aspect of culture, the less important it becomes, and the less emotion attached to it. Link

Interesting to me, to see the anti-solitude movement appear again so soon after my last article.

If good sex is seen as salubrious, & a desire for celibacy seen as sick or aberrant, so too is living with someone seen as reasonable & ‘healthy’  …

… while the desire to live alone is more often seen as the reverse.

Solitude, like celibacy, does not serve the genital myth … Solitude is the seat of quiet conversation with an inner world; solitude is the rocky retreat where if one digs deep enough one may find an unimagined self (one may not like it, but at least it is something new to work on);

… solitude is a sanctuary from the lives & needs of others; solitude, even when it is impossible in its silence, galling in its forty-eight hour day, offers … a space outside the coupling yoke

The capacity for solitude, the capacity for celibacy, each ensure a growth in independence … Each threatens the social order.”

Is this a pro-celibacy/anti-sex article?

Of course it is.

I believe it’s high time we packed away our genitals & took to living in caves, contemplating moss & lichen …

… while munching on glow worms to get illuminated.

Seriously though, I haven’t a bloody clue about sex & that’s kind of why I’m writing this.

What if we’re not supposed to have too many clues.

What if sex belongs to the realm of mystery – you know, that place where things need to happen beyond sight.

Like seeds growing in the dark of the soil or a babes growing in the dark of the womb, that kind of mystery – the place where light is not meant to enter, because life is still forming.

Life will always reach for the light when it’s ready – that’s how it’s meant to be …

First soil (the dark),
then Sol (the light)

What happens when you drag the unready, the unformed into the light, & unwrap (rape) it?

Maybe this:

On my desk is Cosmopolitan magazine.

The front cover offers in bold red print: ‘The new sexual fantasies: domination, control, 15 male slaves & an excited Alsatian.’ … This is November 1991, purporting to tell us what women would like to be up to. Inside Nancy Friday, fantasy queen, tells readers that sexual guilt hasn’t disappeared, nor has the rape fantasy, but women today are just as likely to rape men as men are to rape women … Nancy Friday sees these sexual fantasies as a step forward.

A serious British sociological-sexual exploration or a genital media manipulation?

Across the water in France, erotic novelist Alina Reyes, who believes taboos are bad … has written about fantasy copulation of a blood-stained butcher with his ‘butcher girl’ hanging for the metal hooks in his hop like other carcasses … The book presents sex as depersonalisedfocusing on genitals.  

The book is billed as a poetic journey of exploration into the mystery of sexuality.

I mentioned this article to my sister today & she told me of a friend of hers who is a nurse.  Her friend has told her of countless women who want to stay in hospital just a little longer just so they don’t have to have go home & have sex with their husbands.

Despite the fanatical hype, a lot of people don’t enjoy the ‘healthy’ sex they’re supposed to enjoy:

Post-sex blues is not a sexual behaviour commonly discussed, but a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study of more than 200 young women has found one in three …  had experienced the phenomenon … individuals who experience postcoital dysphoria may express their immediate feelings after sexual intercourse in terms of melancholy, tearfulness, anxiety, irritability or feeling of restlessness.”

What’s going on here?

What if, over the last century, a bunch of dysfunctional, sex-obsessed people were handed a world platform to dictate their preferences upon humanity?

A clue or two:

Kinsey obtained research funding from the Rockefeller Foundation

and

The Drug Labs made a movie of his life.

What if sex is plastic?

Capable of being shaped or formed … material such as clay …  Easily influenced; impressionable.”

I’ve dipped into the book Women, Celibacy & Passion by Sally Cline during this article (all quotes in this colour).  Once I enjoyed it, now it’s harder for me to relate to, but still it has thought-provoking points.  One is that the human response to sex has a whole lot to do with the what’s accepted in the culture it resides in:

In many traditional New Guinea societies men sleep together in men’s quarters, women & children in a separate compound.  This means that intercourse is not a matter of casual propinquity but must be deliberately sought out & only on specified occasions. It is celibacy that fills in the spaces.” 

One of the most abstemious groups ever to be studied … is the Dani of Irian, Jaya, Indonesia.  Anthropologist Karl Heider observed the Dani for thirty months & learned that sustained periods of celibacy were the norm, that weddings took place only … every four to six years, that the wedding night has no sexual significance because couples are not allowed to have intercourse until two years later … After the birth of a child there is a further … abstinence from intercourse for several years.  Interestingly the code never appears to be infringed.

Karl Heider’s conclusions about the Dani bear out the idea that where genital abstention is culturally invoked there are absolutely no problems attached to it …  What perplexed Heider was that this remarkable low level of sexual activity … was not enforced by any powerful system of either social or religious sanctions.”

Just a few examples of how malleable sex may be – how it could be moulded & (tablet)shaped …

… by a group of people.

A very questionable group of people.

Would it be so very hard to contemplate the possibility that our knowledge of sex may have been based upon varying degrees of deviancy &/or maladjustment?

To contemplate that we may have been herded down ‘expert’ routes that have dulled our common sense & senses.

I wonder what kind of human connecting might occur if we took back our personal sexuality?

Final note:
Obviously I understand that you who are reading this article, has a completely clear view of your own sexuality – but do please allow for less knowing people like myself & maybe one or two others to play awhile with these ideas.  This is simply a picture I painted in words & ideas – not a treatise or an attack.

Cheerio

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August 5, 2011. Uncategorized.

32 Comments

  1. Strange Eye replied:

    My dear WW,

    It’s true that the ‘drug dealers’ of Hollywood and capitalism as a whole are pushing sex with consumerism but to suggest that human fascination with the subject might not exist without them is where I think it slightly misses the mark.

    It is consumerism that brings us the clothing industry.

    Just imagine the orgiastic society that we might have without Clothing imposing restraint on the sexual urge.

    If we all walked around in our very own skins, as naked as every other creature on this blue marble in space, I believe we might find an entire society quickly collapsing in the afterglow and the exhaustion of its rampant shagging.

    … but that’s not to say I don’t fully appreciate what you are saying!

    ~SE~

  2. sundaemon replied:

    It’s funny, I was of late looking into the idea that homosexuality and paedophilia are psychological disorders, and what’s more, curable. One doctor in particular has said that he’s cured thousands of homosexuals, and that most gays don’t even want to be gay. Of all the batshit crazy ideas I’ve ever researched online, this was the hardest to get anything out of, and yet it was the “normal view” until not long ago. And now such a view, mentioned just about anywhere, will be met with a clear knee-jerk programmed response, “outrage”.

    The word “ma” you found is lovely, so was the word “gay” once. Thing is, once you remove a word from a language, you forget what it is, you have a cultural blindness to it. Gaiety was a particular lightness, a delight which was not heavy.

  3. duke replied:

    a wonderfully fun post. great read.

    also, Freud was cheating on his wife with her sister. classy. ;)

    this book mentions a little something about the use (or non use) of sexual energy :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_the_Golden_Flower

  4. Ferdinand replied:

    Very interesting read. I feel like because I do not have sex very much at all anymore, this has provided me with the energy and time to think a lot (sometimes about sex!), creating connections around the world, instead of with just one person. I feel like there is something amazing that can happen with realized people when they come together, but it is often subverted or degraded in our culture. Have you ever read Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ape_and_Essence

    ~~..The story then advances to a time 100 years after the catastrophic events of World War III, which characters in the book refer to as “the thing”, when nuclear and chemical weapons eventually destroyed most of human civilization. In the script’s timeframe, radiation has subsided to safer levels and the New Zealand rediscovery scientists (New Zealand being spared from the bombings because it was “of no strategic importance”) are sailing to California..

    The society has also taken to worshipping Satan, whom they refer to as Belial, and limiting reproduction to an annual two-week orgy which begins on “Belial’s Day Eve” after the deformed babies are “purified by blood.” ~~

    I think you would like the book. As well as Aldous’s Island, which shows a different side to societal engineering.

    • alex robinson replied:

      Hello Strange Eye
      I had hoped to suggest that the current human fascination with sex had/has been engineered. I would love to think that we humans could be balanced & whole by being fascinated by every area of life, including but not only, sex.

      It was a damn tricky subject to approach – & just as tricky to reply to. I painted one picture that might or might not resonate, but I stand by it.

      very best to you

      Hi Sundaemon
      Yes unfortunately this is another sacred/scarred cow.
      I would loathe to direct my life & my self according to my sex preferences – it reminds me of wearing high heels – yes they may look good for an evening out, but they’re a nightmare in real life – crushing your feet & restricting your movements. I guess that’s one thing I’m trying to play with here, an idea that this crushing & squeezing of ourselves into tight thoughts may work against life & against the very experiences that so many desire to experience sexually.

      Humanity, in all its variety & differences has the right to live true to itself – it’s the undermining of our true connections to ourselves that I reject.
      I have played with the word ‘ma’ – so that here, on this site, it means a whole lot more, we take what we find & use it as best we can to sculpt images, ideas, play.

      very best to you

      Ah Duke, you got it, lovely – it was meant to be fun & hopefully a little wonderful too :)
      Thanks for the link.

      very best to you

      Thanks Kyle
      “I feel like there is something amazing that can happen with realized people when they come together, but it is often subverted or degraded in our culture” – exactly so & hence quite possibly why so much engineering has been done to undermine this.

      Sex is creating, first & foremost, a baby may or may not come, but that’s secondary. Humans have arms & legs & eyes & minds – we are capable of multitudes of creation. Sometimes people enter our lives who are wonderful & sex is so right, but often they do not – are we dead then? That would mean that we are only alive when reacting to or upon someone else.

      Thanks for the link & description, I rather think my son might like that book.

      very best to you

  5. Mick replied:

    I thought the West had psylocibin (dunno if i’ve spelt that right) and everywhere had sex. Haven’t read the article yet so better shut up.

  6. Fitzy replied:

    Well that’s cooled my ardor.
    Its interesting that this subject conveys the same taboo as suggesting vegetarianism, folk get very agitated when you suggest Human behavior may be changed for the better….ah that programming.
    I agree with the premise, and the Rebel has underlined this with his own work, that whatever WE are now, ain’t what we genuinely can be, we have been derailed.
    Frankly, the entire subject has become a funeral dirge, as it no longer brings peoples souls together to create life, both for babies and metaphysical growth.
    It could.
    But it seems to me its been prevented, or we retard it somehow, we’ve dispensed with joy, and replaced it with mechanical friction.
    Boring.
    And yes, the perverts and deviants have been given the steering wheel to the train wreck we call society, as you wrote once they ‘Gave us their mind’.
    The lament arises, if we cannot find authentic metaphysical transformation and comfort in each others minds, bodies and souls…why bother with each other at all.
    That cave is looking tempting, could be Ma would fill the space we filled with ‘less than nothing’, aka the Western Mind/Lifestyle.
    Thanks Good Sister – Cold Shower received, hermit real estate sought.

  7. paulo replied:

    Great Topic Alex :) I wonder how long the “consexpiracy” is going on … Sex Magick, harvest of sexual energy, desumanization, pedofilia … maybe for ages … each age with a diferent cover … the “new sex order” ….

  8. Mick replied:

    Have only got half way through so far. However much fun you may attempt to bring this is a deep dark subject of abuse on many levels that reaches to the core of more than our physical being. Kinsey and Masters remind me of the black tantrics, as exemplified in Tibetan Buddhism by Victor and Victoria Trimondi in ‘Shadow of the Dalai Lama’. Sex is not called consummation for nothing, i guess. I remember watching the film ‘Karma Sutra’ where the highclass girls chosen to be tantric courtesans were trained from a very early age by women, not men. They were taught to understand and control their own energies first and foremost. In the modern psychological research it seems the girls were no more than feeders for the energy hungry ‘experts’. The fact that the Rockefeller Foundation funded Kinsey just spits black magic, to use a medieval term. Will continue reading after i’ve had breakfast.

  9. Regenerati replied:

    Hi,
    …..wonderful, informative, thought-provoking and hysterically funny read ….wondering if, because words are so naturally at hand for you,….perhaps looking at the We’st’s issue as something larger that encompasses Sexual addiction and the broadcasting of….as under the umbrella of addiction itself = and a product of the Splits of the psyche that Jung and others saw happening in visions beginning around WW I (the discovering of Pluto is also in there- interesting you included WW I and II as synchronistic framing….) – and perhaps the semantic tag we give to something that could really be a best expressed related to Love – the ‘disease of disconnect’ (credit Julia Butterfly Hill for this) would look at this as fundamental = our framing of something that comes so naturally to two who are sharing Love and Lifeforce energies to allowed to be distorted in its framing by splitting if off from its place = in the Heart…..just a thought….as soon as we juggle something intellectually, it becomes something else….and Yes, in my opinion Mystery (Neptune is retrograding opposite a nicely opposing Stationary Mercury following each other backwards, BTW – another nice Sync…) is key …..for certain in the Grand picture as we are about to elevate to another level in Space-time where Ego plays a new role (much the same way that Masters’ (baiter’s) work was left in the dust), perhaps the drives of the Animalistic approach can be left behind in the Hospital where women fear returning to their Hubbies = the very foundation of our Realities, EVERYTHING, including Relationships is in Flux – let’s just hope Love, which glues the Cosmos (and Cosmo-politian articles- ha!) together awakens in the DNA script enough to overcome the Disease of Disconnect that would have this become such a Self-consious drive splitting itself off from its Cosmic origins….thanks for your wonderful exploration – now as Kubrick left us with in his last cinematic words Us = there’s something we need to do immediately! – F%$#!
    Lotsa Love, Regenerati

  10. Mick replied:

    Hmm, i think you’re right on the points, especially regarding solitude and silence. I more search for authenticity and balance in my relationships, and that always seems to lead inwards. To be honest, i like the sex i have with the women i have had relationships with, and so do they. It is a personal time to be intimate, the aim being to give pleasure and to show love in a physical way. Actual shagging is the least part. So i don’t see anything wrong with that. Saying that, i don’t understand the force represented by sex, i just know it is very powerful and deep, and can often lead to issues of control and ownership. Have you noticed how therapy could say the rape.

    Thanks for another great, thought provoking and feeling stirring article.

  11. alex robinson replied:

    Hi Fitzy
    Was just trying to look from different angles, trying to find enrichment in a falsely impoverished world – I never meant to pour cold water over you! That said I LOVED the clarity of your reply –
    “Frankly, the entire subject has become a funeral dirge, as it no longer brings peoples souls together to create life, both for babies and metaphysical growth.
    It could.”
    “If we cannot find authentic metaphysical transformation and comfort in each others minds, bodies and souls…why bother with each other at all.”
    Wonderful words
    Very best to you

    Thanks Paulo – I think it would have been going on a long time – look at the tales we were told of the Greeks!
    Very best to you

  12. alex robinson replied:

    Thanks Regenerati
    Everything is in flux indeed! Maybe we do ourselves a big favour by turning & facing the cracks that are appearing everywhere – perhaps that’s where the discarded/disconnected parts of ourselves were cast down. It’s funny, but by taking the time to research & wonder & write this article I feel warmer, clearer & more ‘hearth’-centered – strange how the world of hyped media sex is now looking so cold & fragile. Where I have seen warmth & life however, is among some of the commenters here – I see all is not lost.

    very best to you

    Mick, you made it to the end then – brave man – so are you ready to go sit in a cave now & contemplate glow worms? :)

    In the book ‘Creating’, the author talks of how important it is to know what we want in order to allow us to be true to ourselves – when we have had our beliefs dictated to us, how can we ever answer that question, how can we know what is us & what is the dictate? Contemplating that question is maybe the most important thing we can do. Thanks for sharing your contemplations.

    very best to you

  13. Regenerati replied:

    Hi,
    ….timing is sooo perfect….exactly when I read your reply/comment, I was looking at a posting on a website that advertised “facebook girls” in a sidebar and was taken by their beauty and then how powerful the pull is of this sort of advertising that uses these beautiful women for commerce…..and I felt an unusual feeling in my heart ….and started to remember a conversation that spontaneously took place on the road (oh, those roadtrip conversations….! ha!)….the gist was that when we repeatedly do something we know to be addicting = lust over sexy photos, etc. we are actually KILLING ourselves – that’s what the nature of addiction is = to take away lifeforce and I felt this and the compromise to Self (as well as the sorrow for the manipulated beauties that were compromised in the advertising)……guess these pangs in the Heart will be a necessary experience as we let go…and really, thanks for your Consciousness and leading us in this direction, it really does clarify things and I got a good leg up (oops!) from the wonderful deep attention and objectivity!
    Take care!

  14. Mick replied:

    Hmm, sometimes it just rises spontaneously from within and will not go away until heeded. Years can be spent just resisting and fighting yourself, not realising that the desperation to preserve the inner status quo is a programme. For me it lead to alcohol and destruction of good relationships. The conscious mind is a programme, to me anyways. I agree (at present) with Hand Clow that the ‘ego’ and the split brain is the result of a species wide trauma that still reverberates through the collective psyche. We are all alpha, beta and delta programmed, probably from before physical birth. When Casteneda said the flyers gave us their mind, I do not think he was wrong.

    But I believe you are right that the antidote is laughter and joy, and rediscovering one’s inner space. We are bigger and better than any of the manipulations.

  15. Darren B replied:

    Great article Alex,
    Personally I say whatever floats your boat.
    I’m not gay,but if that’s what some people like,good on them.I have a lot of gay friends and most of them are good people,as long as they respect my non-gayness,and I respect their gayness,I see that it is none of my business what they want to do with their genitals.I have a lot of straight friends,too and some of them are real wankers .-)
    I’m neither for or against celibacy,whatever people want to do I say do it…if that’s what you really want to do,and as long as it harms none,be my guest.
    The mainstream does shove sex down every-bodies throats (deeply too.-) ,but it also tries to shove cigarettes,alcohol,prescription and over the counter drugs down your throat,as well.
    I’m not a smoker,although I have smoked a packet or two,but I can respect smokers rights,if they want to smoke,so long as they know the health risks,and they don’t blow it in my face,and I wouldn’t say no to the odd joint or trip,either.
    I’m a drinker,but I don’t drink till I puke,and I don’t drive when I drink.As long as people drink responsibly there isn’t a problem as far as I’m concerned.
    I say that if people are so stupid as to be led by peer pressure by friends or by media (and I know there are lots) ,then nobody can help a brainless zombie like that…they really need to look in the mirror to see who their biggest foe is.
    As for Kinsey,Freud,Masters and Johnson…I have always considered them a bunch of Bankers…sorry,I didn’t mean to use such a harsh word like that…I meant Wankers.I’ve always preferred Jung for my shrink,even though he had faults,too…show me a person on this planet that doesn’t and they would probably have been born in a coma.

  16. aferrismoon replied:

    Oftimes there are the footy or other sports highlights – the footy highlights focus on ‘goooooooooaaaaaaal’ , every 5 seconds. The sporting orgasm.

    Drugs is another form of ‘sex’ in as much as it gets one high. Guess why they go together.

    Lady Gaga takes it to the level of blood ritual harking back to the Hellfire Club. In fact all those pesky pop-tarts [ male, female and whatever]

    http://www.naderlibrary.com/seldes.kingkill1.htm

    “Benjamin Franklin and Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Hell-Fire Club, wrote a prayer book which became the basis of the book of common
    prayer that is used in many American Protestant Churches. Because Sir Francis Dashwood was the so-called Lord le Despencer, his prayer book, in England, was referred to as the “Franklin-DeSpencer Prayer Book”. In the United States that book was called the “Franklin Prayer Book”. The book was composed at Dashwood’s manor-house at West Wycombe the site of numerous rites of “magica sexualis” (sex magic). Franklin and Dashwood created their volume of entreaties in between sodomy-sucking -sorcery sessions.”

    So it comes from ‘on high’ , from the ‘best’ minds, and now its all out in the open – go to any shitty/city centre.

    I reckon its gives one over to ‘sensation’ as opposed to ‘response-ability’

    cheers

  17. Lugh replied:

    • Drugs themselves, I think, have an effect on what you’re talking about here as well.

    • Also, your musings on sovereign solicitude remind me of a parallel in esoteric Christian tradition called the Dark Night of the Soul which also has parallels in pretty much all other mystic traditions.

  18. alex robinson replied:

    Hi again Regenerati
    That was a telling description of addiction – taking away our life force – that seems to be what’s happening along every route right now, this murderous assault on life energy – just from a logical perspective it seems utterly incomprehensible – what a waste to the world & of the world.

    very best to you

    Hi Mick
    We are indeed bigger, better, brighter than the washed-out manipulations of the zombie rulers – & it would appear they ARE zombies because they do not seem to be able to generate life/living force for themselves.

    Thought this was great:
    ” Years can be spent just resisting and fighting yourself, not realising that the desperation to preserve the inner status quo is a programme.” Taking the baby steps to be true to ourselves is like planting an oak seed – something tiny grows into something massively amazing!

    very best to you

  19. alex robinson replied:

    Sensational mr moon – variations on the theme of a ‘high old time’.

    I took a look at Mr Dashwood (interestingly Dashwood is heroines surname in SENSE & sensibility) – anyway found him ahem … hard at work on the bible:

    “Portrait by William Hogarth from the late 1750s, parodying Renaissance images of Francis of Assisi. The bible has been replaced by a copy of the erotic novel Elegantiae Latini sermonis, and the profile of his friend Lord Sandwich peers from the halo.”

    Cheers

    Thanks Lugh
    I think they’ve thrown everything into the sex mix & now it’s turned all muddy brown – just ain’t natural – perhaps it’s time to come clean.
    Really just trying to look from different angles – sometimes just one quick look from a different direction can loose the shackles – I’d rather a bright party than a dark night, we’ve had enough Dark Knights methinks

    cheers

  20. vita replied:

    Strange. I happened to come across this online book tonight and had just started it before I read your piece.

    http://whale.to/a/howe_b1.html

    So… also not knowing much about sex yet looking at it from a tantric and orgone energy perspective (a couple pages in), I wonder if one of the primary goals of sexploitation involves progRamming a cock tale of what normal sexuality looks like in order to limit it’s true potential. Why not fashion sextime into a scripted, clinical, wham-bam, empty act. Life energy stolen. To be repeated as often as possible! The boring prescribed sexpectation of the male orgasm. What if sexual energy has the power to be utilized as a healing, transformative tool for connection and elevation? Can’t have that now, can we?

    I do agree with the research mentioned regarding sex/painkiller/health as I have personally benefited from the effects of this drug. (:

  21. Ed replied:

    I enjoyed this particular perusing of yours quite frondly. The bonding of flesh is a powerful creative force, yet so abused and misunderstood.. I once saw a documentary of these two villages of rural Africans preparing for a wedding, I can’t quite remember the details, but one part mentioned a villager saying to a cameraman “You people think breasts are arousing? Haha, you are all old babies because only babies have any use for breasts!”. Then the whole village was laughing at them. That indeed made me laugh as well, leading me to think “how is a baby to feed off of a worthless sack of silicone?” as is the case here in the West where “bigger is better” leads many confused women to seek out the sculptors of flesh to insert said silicone bags into their chest.

    On another note, the Narcissus flower supposedly reduces male sex drive and helps bring about creativity in the mind. I’m not sure whether you tincture it, apply it as a poultice, bake it with cookies, or just plain eat it, but thats what I’ve read. There is also a ritual called “The Great Rite” that Wiccans use to do all those things vita just mentioned, in the comment above. To quote my source directly:

    “This is a very solemn and joyful ritual, performed traditionally by a man and a woman. There are many theories surrounding this ritual, and they are personal. The woman ritually embodies the principal of the Goddess, the feminine aspect of the Universe, the element of Yin. The man ritually takes on the other half of all being: the male aspect, the God manifest, the element of Yang. The coming together of these two persons sexually is perceived as representative of the creative forces of the Universe, and is done for reasons beyond the personal. The energy tapped into this by mating is often used for healing, spiritual transformation, for transcendental achievements, and for healing the Earth. Under no circumstances should this ritual be taken lightly or for carnal experience, for as in the sexual forms of Yoga, the goal is internal.”

    This is from, “The Master Book Of Herbalism” by Paul Beyerl.

    Pray tell, is this feeling I have of you being a Taurus or Capricorn accurate?

    Now, I take my leafs to flutter in other gustos
    Cheers!

  22. Mick replied:

    Thank you, Alex. Your articles and all the readers’ comments always give me a lift into inspiration. On the manipulation of sexual energy, this may be of interest:

    http://www.trimondi.de/SDLE/Part-1-11.htm

  23. alex robinson replied:

    Great thoughts & marvelous wordplay vita
    “progRamming a cock tale of what normal sexuality looks like in order to limit it’s true potential”
    & I was wondering how many people would like to shoot you for wording this telling sentiment: :)
    “The boring prescribed sexpectation of the male orgasm”

    It’s time to look from different angles & see what truly adds to life & what beckons death – found an interesting site today where at a birthing/naming ceremony the importance of truth (saying/seeing what is really before us) is honoured;
    ” The Elder dips his index finger into the water and places it on the mouth of the infant saying, “When you say it is water, it is water.” He dips his index finger into the nsa and places it on the mouth of the infant saying, “When you say it is nsa, it is nsa.” This is repeated three times. This is done to instill within the infant a consciousness of morality–the necessity of always living in harmony with the truth for all of her/his life. Whether the consequences of truthfulness leave a pleasant taste in your mouth (water) or a difficult taste in your mouth (nsa), truthfulness nevertheless must be upheld.”

    very best to you

    Thanks Ed,
    Great to be seeing thought-out thoughts & info on this subject.

    This article was not meant to be a passion dampner – that’s already been done meticulously by the the progRammers (borrowing vita’s spell) – if anything it’s a call to the revitalisation of passion & to wondering what we have lost or what we have never had in the first place – if we do not know what we truly want, how can it be created.

    As to your question, no I do not have horns :)

    very best to you

  24. alex robinson replied:

    Many thanks Mick, that was a fascinating read

  25. the living tiki replied:

    All right! Now we’re talkin’! Wait… I’m confused. When do you start talking about the naughty stuff? This post isn’t arousing at all!

    Just kidding (but maybe not, really) – I am a product of my environment and my environment is SATURATED with sex. Yet everyone seems so unfulfilled (and unknowing). I’m reminded of the scene from “American Beauty” where the Kevin Spacey character finally has his chance with his fantasy – the very racy teen cheerleader – only to find out the reality is she’s still a virgin who knows nothing about sex (and his fantasy evaporates).

    A thought provoking read. I’ll take your sex advice over Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s any day!

    Wondering what your thoughts might be on the pregnancy term “Her water broke”….

    La petite mort – “The little death” – French idiom for an orgasm.
    Hmm… does this mean I can pick up French girls with the line, “Care to commit suicide very very slowly?”

    Ongowa!

  26. alex robinson replied:

    Greetings tiki san, hope that wasn’t too dampening an experience – don’t want to put anyone’s fire out, just make sure we light it for ourselves. Our environment is INUNDATED with sex – inundation & saturation are soggy words – not conducive to fire (or passion). Perhaps water must break before the fire/passion of earth-living can begin, thereafter we need both, according to our own needs & not that ‘prescribed’ by deviant charlatans.

    Perhaps orgasm is meant to be more of a hurricane than a death, blowing things apart & reanimating, breathing new life into us & preventing us from becoming rooted to the spot. So perhaps you could try a more ‘whirlwind approach’ to picking up girls, & no you can’t use tacky blow job comments :)

    gowa on!

  27. Sinead McCarthy replied:

    best post yet!!!!!!! If only i could get my friends to read this!!! Alex you are incredible…keep up the amazing discoveries! You’re helping me put the puzzle pieces together : )

  28. Sinead McCarthy replied:

    i forgot to mention…i heard someone use the phrase “sexual terrorism” the other day…these two words really sum up what is being done to us. I live in NYC and its crazzzzzzzy to see every day just how much sex it pushed in EVERY advertisement….including CHILDREN (wow shocker)

  29. alex robinson replied:

    Thanks Sinead – so sex has been ‘outed’!
    What’s out there could surely be called ‘terrorism’ – might we then relabel the sexperts as terrorists, with the media as suicide bombers?

    …. Oh wait, silly me! Media minions never risk themselves, they’re more of your strategically-placed, triple-armour-protected sniper hiding behind bullet proof walls picking off their fellow humans & destructing children.

    Or am I being too hard on people just trying to inform & entertain …

    Nope.

    very best to you

  30. nikto replied:

    This was a good post. I enjoyed reading it, gleaned some info bits, and collected some chow for further thinking. Thank you.

    That said, I’m not sure you are on the right track in terms of factuality, and I think you are committing the error of shooting the messenger. The scientists you have lambasted were actually quite rigorous in their research. No all of their research has stood (or will stand) the test of time but that’s just natural about science–to change. Their personal lives and characters are abstracted from their research. That’s why they were and are respected scientists in the first place.

    In case of Foucault whom you have quoted lack of context gives the reader a different impression than he actually intended. I suggest a thorough reading of his ‘The History of Sexuality’ to you and other readers who might come upon this, to get a grasp of his views. Among other things Foucault, a homosexual, intended sexual liberation rather than the theme of celibacy and conservation you have formed your post around. However, he might very well have agreed with you on that sex is plastic, that the public discourse attending it can largely determine its social function.

    Good luck.

  31. alex robinson replied:

    Hello nikto, I don’t think my gunfire is ever gonna hurt the ‘messengers’.

    My articles could be described as a type of ‘healing art’, using assorted angles to create ‘different views’ – rather than the one that has been accepted, usually without question. This article was centred round the idea that ‘sex’ has been ‘cooked up’ as a drug in the western labs.

    cheers

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