Dr. Jenny Wade’s book , Transcendent Sex, gives a detailed description from 91 different people who experienced this phenomenon. Here, we leave the realm of physical pleasure and sex. It is truly a mind-altering experience, implying a significant change in our brain chemistry, and our lives. Sexual love is for some, simply a pleasurable pathway to this ecstasy, although actual intercourse may not be necessary. There are many forms of transcendent sex. These are altered states of consciousness, due to a change in brain chemistry, which may also be accomplished by years of ascetic living and meditation or with drugs such as LSD and other methods. We may think of them as “stepping into another world.”
As our consciousness grows, we may think of it as living in another world, while still connected to this one. One cannot help but wonder if we treated our beloved mates as sacred, it would work for us?
Dr. Wade categorizes many different types of transcendent sex and different experiences within the types. The following list is excerpted from her book only to show the many different types occurring to individuals. Since this survey was limited to 91 respondents, and the list is but a “headline,” her book is recommended reading for further information on this subject.
First she hits is with the bad news:
- Sexual techniques and mechanics may have no bearing on transcendence.
- Transcendence may occur between couples without sexual congress.
- Orgasm is not a causal factor. It may occur without, before, during or after orgasm, and orgasm becomes a non-event.
- Sexual abuse is not a causal factor.
- Transcendence may occur in the later years of a marriage or on a one-night stand.
- It “transcends” religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
- It is not a guarantee of “true love,” nor should it be a goal in sexual love. It is just something that happens, sometimes.
She relates the various experiences as follows:
Fireworks, Light and Electricity: stars—lightening—emersion in various colored lights— golden lights shooting upward—sensations of heat—actual elevated body temperature (105 F). Also, a man reported tingling sensations in his hands and feet for weeks afterwards, interfering with his sleep.
Kundalini: Science defines the Kundalini as, “nonodinary percepts of energy fields in the absence of any discernible stimulus, especially sensations of heat, subtle force fields, light and liquefaction, congruent with descriptions in various mystical traditions.” Kundalini is also the name of the “sacred snake,” coiled near the base of the spine, or the Serpent Goddess, in the sacral region. In English, the experience is like a hot snake uncoiling up your spinal column, plus! Kundalini has a multitude of spiritual meanings and here we only focus on the sexual experience.
The Spinal Column
Here is one place where the insertion points between Th-10 and S-2 of the various nerve pathways come into play. The Kundalini experience may be a rhythmic, cycling flow of additional neural impulses at the various insertion points along the spinal column, working their way up the spine. As we are focused on transmitting love to our beloved, thinking of nothing else, all kinds of wondrous things happen! However, the Kundalini can be extremely painful if, as we surmise, there is an excess of this energy trying to cycle and flow. It is as if a “log jam” of neural impulses occurs at these points on the spinal column. It can also lead to madness!
Deity Presence: angels—the presence of God (the Third in the room)—visitations of the deceased.
Gaia: feeling of oneness with blades of grass or flowing like sap in trees—magical connections with plants or animals—sounds of silence as a permeating feeling. One man reported a transmission of intelligence from a dolphin with whom he had been lovingly playing. It was a red beam of light focused on the center of his forehead, pineal gland, he described as a “virtual transmission implant that could code a 60 gig, 60 bit DVD ROM streaming video that portrayed all of evolution.” (The occurrence was years before the web and only after the web did he have words to describe it.)
Trespasso: seeing extra faces on your lover—seeing a sequence of other faces, or people—angelic or demonic faces—spirits trespassing into partner’s body, obscuring the face—animal faces, usually bear, wolf or bird. (I speculate this is the source of many animal headed archeological artifacts: totems, figurines, petroglyphs, etc.)
Merging: becoming one with—filling with the others energy—spiritual awakening. Usually occurring with deep love. Sometimes in long term relationships.
Shapeshifting: animal possession—sense of being an animal with all the attributes. One woman saw her limbs grow, her body hair grow as she became a wolf with no recollection of humanness, but later was able to recall her wolf-ness.
Transport: out of body, where the body is seen objectively (generally afterwards)—spatial dislocation—becoming an animal or plant—transport to another time and/or place.
Past lives: who you were, when in that experience or past lives intrude into current friendships.
Nothingness: a sense of nothingness—dissolving—a loss of boundaries—nothingness AND everything-ness—no sense of self.
Deity uno: being one with God—into the white light of God—dissolving into God—merged into the fires of God—felt alive—apparitions of the dead—residual “sensitivity” or ability to see the essence of others.
These are but a few of the experiences discussed in much more detail in Dr. Wade’s book. When we don’t know transcendence is a possible outcome of a sexual encounter, regardless of how ecstatic it may be, the experience can be frightening. Now, you know. In the presence of fear, these experiences can be interpreted as “bad trips,” or even “evil” depending on the individual’s belief system.
Generally speaking, transcendent sex can lead to positive spiritual outcomes: instantly or years later. Not always. There is one story of a former Catholic priest who was psychologically destroyed by successive transcendent sexual experiences. “A transcendent experience can tap into unhealthy complexes and magnify them.” One woman had an extra-marital affair with a cross-country colleague, ending in her divorce and a psychotic break, thanks to transcendent sex. This is an altered state of consciousness and not to be trifled with! Dr. Wade also warns that many western “gurus” simply use their addiction to transcendent sex as a mechanism for seduction. There is a strong spiritual discipline that accompanies most teaching for this form of divine enlightenment. On the other hand, sometimes it just happens.
If any of this has happened to you, please feel free to comment and please tell others about this blog.
Copyright Art Noble 2011
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