Don’t blame me. I didn’t say it. Napoleon Hill said it. It is the title of a chapter in one of his books. Who th’ hell is Napoleon Hill, you ask? He was the Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins of the 1920’s and 1930’s. His book, Think and Grow Rich, was published in 1937! That’s seventy-five years ago! That was even before MY time!
You can read this chapter on line at http://books.google.com/books?id=c86H36mgiM4C&pg=PP&&dq=According+to+Napoleon+Hill,+98%25+…#PPA182,M1 starting on page 182.
Here are some quotes from that book:
The emotion of sex brings into being a state of mind. Because of ignorance on the subject, this state of mind in generally associated with the physical, and because of improper influences, to which most people have been subjected, in acquiring knowledge of sex; things essentially physical have highly biased the mind.
The emotion of sex, has back of it the possibility of three constructive potentialities, they are—
1. The perpetuation of Mankind.
2. The maintenance of health, (as a therapeutic agency, it has no equal).
3. The transformation of mediocrity into genius through transmutation. (Bold emphasis is mine.)
“Highly biased”? See my blog on dysassociative sex. His items 1 & 2 are what I call the pleasure/procreation paradigm. But, his item #3 is why I wrote The Sacred Female! The transmutation he speaks of may be a result of the transcendental experience I speak of. However, the transcendental experience may not be necessary for the transmutation. (Transmutation is simply the changing of one element or form of energy into another.) But, more Hill.
Love, romance and sex are all emotions capable of driving men to heights of super achievement. Love is the emotion which serves as a safety valve, and insures balance, poise, and constructive effort. When combined, these three emotions may lift one to an altitude of a genius. There are genuii, however, who know but little of the emotion of love. Most of them may be found engaged in some form of action which is destructive or at least, not based upon justice and fairness toward others. If good taste would permit, a dozen genii could be named in the field of industry and finance who ride ruthlessly over the rights of their fellow men. They seem totally lacking in conscience. The reader can easily supply his own list of such men. (Bold emphasis mine.)
Can you imagine? He wrote this long before George Bush was born! Nah! Bush is no genius.
Now, you may think I wrote The Sacred Female to enhance the pleasure of women. OK. I did. Why? Accepting the various sexual responses of women is a part of loving them. It seems the greater their sexual pleasure, the easier it is for them to provide this transcendental experience for men. It clears the decks for action. However, MEN ARE THE RECIPIANTS OF THIS GENIUS! I wrote the book so men could survive and prosper in the tough times ahead. I figured women would be the best teachers.
PS. You can read The Sacred Female at http://authonomy,com, a Harper Collins UK site. I’ve tried figuring out the URL, but unless you paste it into a new browser, it won’t work. Here it is:
Copyright 2012 Art Noble