Having been a dancer, lover and spiritual seeker all of my life, I have been fascinated with the relationship between the spirit and the body. My experiences when I dance or make love have shown me a level of ecstacy that I can also experience in deep meditation states, however, I get to share them with others during sex or when dancing.
The Tao of Sexology has a particular view of this.
Taoists discovered that the sexual glands were endowed with God’s power to create and God’s intelligence to organize life. In fact they knew that God was the life force that animated all living things, the motor of creative processes, and the intelligence responsible for life engineering and cellular self-repair.
They also knew that the sexual glands could be used as a source of life force for their own bodies. Taoists hoped to elevate self-healing to its fullest potential, to energize the whole body to defy time.
In Taoism the sexual organs and glands, where energy and life power are concentrated and generated, are referred to as the “stove.” This term underscores our dependence on sexual energy. We depend on the sexual energy to support our mental and physical functions as we depend on the stove to cook food. Without a stove, nothing can be cooked or eaten and life will end. Likewise, life will end when dysfunctional sexual energy cause the mental and physical aspects of the body to become dysfunctional.
When the mental and physical aspects of the body become tired, depressed, or negative, more problems or diseases arise. Then the aging process begins. All of these problems can be prevented or corrected by properly functioning sexual energy.
When the machinery of rejuvenation is activated through the practice of Taoist Sexology, aging can be prevented. And when aging is prevented, death is prevented. The age-old search for the fountain of youth may end here, for Taoists believe that immortality can be attained by transforming the physical body through continuous rejuvenation; in other words through a continual engagement and active cultivation of the sexual energy.
Not only is the Tao of Sexology a fountain of youth, but it also is a refreshing solution that reconciles the common dilemma between one’s sexual desires and devotion to one’s spiritual aspirations.
Stifling of sexual desires leaves people unsatisfied, for we are not bodiless spirits as long as we live on earth. Neither approach satisfies people’s needs, because human beings have both physical instincts and spiritual aspirations.
What is a Taoist? Anyone who has a desire to live longer, happier, healthier, and wiser is a Taoist. Anyone who seeks and practices something in order to achieve these goals is a Taoist. And active Taoists can have an experience of life that is full, enriched and powerful.
“There’s no use for artificial discipline. For, move as I will, I will manifest the ancient Tao” ~ Master Hsiang-yen