Monday, June 9, 2008

A Short Definition of Sacred Sex

Catherine Yronwode gives a short definition and history of Tantra, karezza, and other forms of sacred sex. It doesn't get any clearer or more succinct than this.
Tantra (a Sanskrit word which means "woven together") is a term loosely applied to several divergent and even contradictory schools of Hindu yoga in which the sexual union of male and female is worshipped either in principle or in human practice. It has also come to be applied to sex-based religious practices developed in other religions, including Bon, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Judaism, and Transcendentalism. Read more

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