Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bring on the nubiles ...


Fuck your way to freedom ... It's a wonderful story ...

But sometimes it has a darker, shadow-side. Tantra, Taoist practices, Yab-Yum, Thelema ... These are all a form of abuse sold to you in the name of enlightenment. Sexual parasitism, rape and even human sacrifice: this is the heart of darkness which can justify almost any level of degradation at the hands of a guru.

The quest for liberation through sex is the ultimate egomania. The guru practises sexual excess, claiming multiple partners. "They are enlightened" so the normal rules of engagement do not apply. But this is a sinister puppet play - the fairy tale of the ego - which uses any means to justify its behaviour while engaging in an extreme demonstration of personal power. This is sex in separation, which is always a quest to burst the boundary of identity. At the point of orgasm existence can be transcended, this is why the desire for sex can be so insatiable. But this is just a transient awakening experience: temporary relief from the confines of the ego. The experience must then be sought again and again, inciting endless appetites and addiction ...

After separation passes there is no boundary. Everything is orgasm and rather paradoxically the need for orgasm ends. Orgasm happens when it does and sex is like an ongoing spiral, devoid of identity, twisting endlessly into infinity ...

Tantra is a counterfeit simulation of this endless wave of sexual energy. It is not an Osho-style lurv-in for confused yuppies on a weekend retreat but a type of vampirism which abuses your partner for your own ends. Tantra attempts to copy sexual experience after separation has passed. It imposes a technique which deliberately avoids the male orgasm and attempts to summon and endlessly surf the energy of the female. A fantasy superhighway to nirvana!

Taoist sexual practices seek the conquest of the feminine. In this realm women were seen as dangerous and to be feared. They have been branded "the enemy" because during sex the man can spill semen and lose vitality. Men were therefore encouraged to have as much sex as possible to replenish their life force - especially with young virgins who offered the greatest reserves of ch'i (qi). The male strategy was coitus reservatus or applying pressure on the perineum to ensure that the jing was retained and channelled up the spine to nourish the brain. Meanwhile the female became a mere "crucible" or "stove" to be exploited for energetic ends. In effect a fleshy Duracell battery!

Tibetan Buddhism also has a secret world of occult and arcane sexual practices. The moral universe of the seeker is inverted with the consumption of menstrual blood, women's sexual fluids, excrement and even human flesh. The official hierarchy denies such practices even exist. Tibetan Buddhist monks take a vow of celibacy yet at the higher stages in their practice, they select a woman consort to balance their sexual energies (yab-yum). The aim is to attain enlightenment via the quickest possible path. Often threatened with death, the woman is sworn to secrecy and is under the total control of her lama. (For more info read June Campbell's expose of her illicit relationship with the irreproachable Kalu Rinpoche). This could also involve low-caste women who were considered of no account once they had been used up sexually. Afterwards they were simply disposed of or killed. Sometimes they were burnt alive (the legendary Burning Dakinis). But even in death they continued to function in the service of their tantric master. The sheer trauma of their sacrificial death saw them trapped between worlds like a Persian jinn (genie). Incapable of rebirth, the energies of these “murdered mudras" were then employed as malevolent Buddhist wraiths in occult rites. (This is eerily reminiscent of the macabre death of Radha Ma last year who self-immolated and was involved in tantric entity worship!)

This is all about the maintenance of patriarchy. Ageing male authority figures use their status to seduce young women or order them to sacrifice their sexuality on the altar of enlightenment. Denouncing the female, the hierarchical elite have turned the sexual act into an illicit black market commodity. They are then forced to bring it back in by hidden occult means. Behind closed doors dead male energy feeds on the vitality of the feminine, gaining access to sexual energy, usually forbidden beyond the cloisters. It's spiritual heroin and it's all about POWER.

Women also collude in this process. Many volunteer for service. Remember the late 90s' sexual hysteria around John de Ruiter where hordes of female followers would groan in collective orgasm while fantasising and scheming to attain the Sperm of Christ? (Ask the Von Sass sisters: their experiments in sexual tantra with the self-proclaimed Messiah came to a very bitter end!) The circle of corruption is complete - everyone is culpable - because they believe they are going to get something out of it. Victim and abuser, they're both lost in the infinity of mirror-images of SELF.

The only intention here is to fuel the guru and the seeker's omnipotence. In the world of separation we are all prostitutes seeking salvation! Take Crowley's nihilist battlecry: "Do what thy wilt shall be the whole of the law". This is a fascist formula for the most extreme ego-centred indulgence - all in the name of Divine Will. An inversion of Christianity's sexual suppression, this is the "orgiastic excess" of personal dominion and conquest. Both excess and sexual restraint are two sides of the same coin, preached by the person who believes they are GOD. The 'great religions' - Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, and Bahaism - all control the sexual impulse. The ego always embarks on a method to try and get enlightened. In this game a sexual renunciant like Saradamma and a priapic ├╝bermensch like Madhukar share the same bed. It doesn't matter whether you're the Virgin Mary or Jack the Ripper: it's still the same "I"!

In the clutches of the ego, the freshness and childlike immediacy of sex is lost. The guru seizes power where before it flowed spontaneously - a coup d'├ętat that imposes rules, formulae, paths, practices and secret worlds of progress towards spiritual enlightenment. The sad irony is that this life force was already freely available to all ...