Because of its allegedly pornographic content, D.H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover wasn't published until 33 years after his death, in 1963. But far from being pornographic, the book is about the spiritual power of sex, how it can free us from our usual sense of separateness and bring us a heightened awareness and sense of connection to the world. Lawrence spoke of ‘the strange, soothing flood of peace, the sense that all is well, which goes with true sex.' And in the novel he describes how Lady Chatterley's vision of the world is completely transformed when she's walking home after making love to her gamekeeper:
The trees seemed to be bulging and surging, at anchor on a tide, and the heave of the slope of the park was alive...The universe ceased to be the vast clock-work of circling planets and pivotal suns which she had known. The stars opened like eyes, with a consciousness in them, and the sky was filled with a soft, yearning stress of consolation. It was not mere atmosphere. It had its own feeling, its own anima. Everything had its own anima. Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Transcendent Sex: How Sex Can Generate Higher States of Consciousness
Steve Taylor Ph.D. explores how sex can generate higher states of consciousness.