A Sacred Animals Party PresentationA Sacred Animals Party Presentation
Act 1: ReAct 1: Re--MemberingMembering SivaSiva
End...
A Short Visual Meditation on Siva,A Short Visual Meditation on Siva, ShaktiShakti
& Do& Do--ItIt--Yourself Erotic Enlighte...
Our Premise & PrologueOur Premise & Prologue
The best religious figures are like good electricians.
They connect you to th...
According to archeologists, Siva first appeared
around 45 centuries ago in the Indus Valley as
Pashupati, Lord of the Anim...
The message of his images was pretty straightforwardThe message of his images was pretty straightforward.
When aroused wit...
the meditative spirit becomes god-like,
electrified across all chakras and
in harmony with all living things.
Eco-Erotic R...
For males aspiring to thisFor males aspiring to this
hallowed state, the necessityhallowed state, the necessity
for female...
Or explicitly withOr explicitly with ShaktiShakti lending a helping handlending a helping hand……
But neither Siva nor his ...
And this is not a dead perception.And this is not a dead perception.
Even GandhiEven Gandhi--jiji slept naked with twoslep...
This simple recognitionThis simple recognition
that female erotic powerthat female erotic power
is key to male rapture,is ...
But then a funny thing happened,But then a funny thing happened,
funny in a sad and curious wayfunny in a sad and curious ...
But then another funny thing happenedBut then another funny thing happened
in an even stranger wayin an even stranger way....
Thus was born the Sacred Lingam,Thus was born the Sacred Lingam,
phallic icon of Sivaphallic icon of Siva’’s robust creati...
Then it gradually became more subtle..Then it gradually became more subtle...
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at...
And more and more abstractAnd more and more abstract.
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
Nonetheless Lingam/Yoni worship continued to grow in
import and popularity til they eclipsed Siva himself and
became the m...
Today 90% ofToday 90% of ““Siva shrinesSiva shrines”” displaydisplay
only the Lingam/Yoni and sometimesonly the Lingam/Yon...
The Main & Mantic PointThe Main & Mantic Point
In the outside world, Lingam worship is oft deplored
as an antiquated sexis...
So discomfiting as this may be to many devotees,
the actual setting of these rites is deep within
a vagina that’s entertai...
The ancients saw & celebrated the perspective calling
the chamber Garbhagriha, Sanctum of the Womb.
.
Eco-Erotic Reawakeni...
Alas, this lovely name also gave many priestly temples
an “odd/unnatural” pretext to bar women at the door.
The gist: “Vag...
In truth women are obviously the most vital presence here
since these rites are literally pointless without erotic energy....
Misogynist priests aside, the central point remains:
Hindus worship erections from the womb’s POV
and these ceremonies’ mo...
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
Sometimes the rite’s climax is lightly camouflaged
by bathing the icon w...
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
or disguising the phallus totally and/or hilariously…
But for every veiled or censored rite, a hundred
more starkly depict its seminal significance.
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Aro...
Every day in tens of thousands of Siva shrines,
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
the same orgasmic theate...
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
and over
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
and over
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
and over
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
and over again.
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
The Ignorance of Bliss
Do not forget that all this
xxx drama is occurrin...
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
Offer What Pleaseth
1) Divine worship is usually
embellished with things...
Eco-Erotic Reawakenings
Arousing Divinity at Home
Desperately Seeking Siva
2) We humans visit holy places
to experience di...
Teaching Energy with ImageryTeaching Energy with Imagery
Ancient mystics sharedAncient mystics shared
discoveries with the...
Power from the Bottom Up
Kundalini literally means “coiled”
and signifies the sensual energy
or Shakti coiled at the base ...
The Advent of Yoga
This energetic conjugation of
our erotic, emotive and psychic
centers is in fact the true goal
of “yoga...
Observe, Absorb, Emulate.Observe, Absorb, Emulate.
IndiaIndia’’ss ShaiviteShaivite mysticism depictsmysticism depicts
this...
Sketching Shortcuts to SanctitySketching Shortcuts to Sanctity
Such climactic moments offerSuch climactic moments offer
gl...
Ecstatic Engineering 101Ecstatic Engineering 101
The more helpfulThe more helpful ShaiviteShaivite iconsicons
depict the d...
Many shrines suggest this with milk slowly dripping fromMany shrines suggest this with milk slowly dripping from
aa dharap...
Outward visual aids includedOutward visual aids included yabyumyabyum images that depictimages that depict
fitting poses t...
Finally & factually most important is the agency of love,Finally & factually most important is the agency of love,
which i...
Lost in ElationLost in Elation
Each pair in Siva/Each pair in Siva/ShaktiShakti couplingscouplings
arenaren’’t just equal ...
Modern rendering
of the Siva/Shakti enterprise
The Path UpwardThe Path Upward
He feels her thrills and is elated,He feels ...
Empathy embodied
The BioThe Bio--Chemistry of TranscendenceChemistry of Transcendence
This is not idle poetry. Thanks to n...
Pushback from savvy shrinks
The BioThe Bio--Chemistry of TranscendenceChemistry of Transcendence
Secondly, it arouses & am...
The Big T
in attitudinal action
The BioThe Bio--Chemistry of TranscendenceChemistry of Transcendence
Testosterone provokes...
IndiaIndia’’s erotic internal path to epiphany birthed two uniques erotic internal path to epiphany birthed two unique
gen...
When he’s Shakti-aroused and kundalini-enlivened,
Siva himself arises to embody dynamic virtuosity.
Eco-Erotic Reawakening...
ChhinnamastaChhinnamasta ““the Selfthe Self--BeheadingBeheading””
The other big theme depictsThe other big theme depicts S...
Slay Cerebral Domination,Slay Cerebral Domination,
Renew the Living WorldRenew the Living World
ChhinnamastaChhinnamasta’’...
The Whole Fiery EnchiladaThe Whole Fiery Enchilada
Some later artists apparentlySome later artists apparently
could not de...
Eco-Erotic Entheogens
So that’s our beta intro to
Siva’s deft erogenous tech,
but the tale would hardly be
complete withou...
Siva worship has embraced cannabis for centuriesSiva worship has embraced cannabis for centuries
and his fiercest devotees...
Wrapping Up, Winding DownWrapping Up, Winding Down
Now that youNow that you’’ve got theve got the picture(spicture(s),),
p...
The Mystery of Beatific Blindness
That hundreds of millions of Hindus
still meekly trudge to watch such rites
repeatedly a...
As Cool Hand Shiv lamented re modern Hinduism,
“What we got here is a failure to communicate…”
So allow us to repeat: Siva...
And thatAnd that’’s about all wes about all we
have to say about thathave to say about that……
A Sacred Animals Party Prese...
Credits
(in process)
Blessings to our brilliant visual benefactors,
most as yet unknown. The beautiful images
shown here w...
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A brief look at Hindu erotic mysticism, its emasculation by misogynist priests, and its evolutionary messages for our age. Centralized power hierarchies don't just suck humanity dry politically and economically, they have been stealing our sensual and spiritual thunder as well for a very long time. We show here how they did it and how to get it back.

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  1. 1. A Sacred Animals Party PresentationA Sacred Animals Party Presentation Act 1: ReAct 1: Re--MemberingMembering SivaSiva Ending hierarchical religionEnding hierarchical religion’’s wars war on women, grace & nature with ecoon women, grace & nature with eco--erotic arterotic art
  2. 2. A Short Visual Meditation on Siva,A Short Visual Meditation on Siva, ShaktiShakti & Do& Do--ItIt--Yourself Erotic EnlightenmentYourself Erotic Enlightenment Or how open secrets a half billion HindusOr how open secrets a half billion Hindus forgot may still be used to wake the worldforgot may still be used to wake the world. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  3. 3. Our Premise & PrologueOur Premise & Prologue The best religious figures are like good electricians. They connect you to the power and then go home. A lusty god called Siva was once pretty good at that and deserves a ring today. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  4. 4. According to archeologists, Siva first appeared around 45 centuries ago in the Indus Valley as Pashupati, Lord of the Animals. He’s shown meditating in a garden with a handsome hard-on and attracting all manner of beasts. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Origins of Siva
  5. 5. The message of his images was pretty straightforwardThe message of his images was pretty straightforward. When aroused with Shakti (erotic energy), Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  6. 6. the meditative spirit becomes god-like, electrified across all chakras and in harmony with all living things. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  7. 7. For males aspiring to thisFor males aspiring to this hallowed state, the necessityhallowed state, the necessity for female energy was obvious,for female energy was obvious, understood and often clearlyunderstood and often clearly depicted as well.depicted as well. Either implicitly with dakini in background... Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  8. 8. Or explicitly withOr explicitly with ShaktiShakti lending a helping handlending a helping hand…… But neither Siva nor his adepts could experience or enjoyBut neither Siva nor his adepts could experience or enjoy their latent powers without provocative erotic help.their latent powers without provocative erotic help. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  9. 9. And this is not a dead perception.And this is not a dead perception. Even GandhiEven Gandhi--jiji slept naked with twoslept naked with two young maids toyoung maids to ““ritually steel himselfritually steel himself””. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  10. 10. This simple recognitionThis simple recognition that female erotic powerthat female erotic power is key to male rapture,is key to male rapture, transcendence & potencytranscendence & potency elevated womenelevated women’’s statuss status immensely and goddessimmensely and goddess worship was the backdropworship was the backdrop of Sivaof Siva’’s earliest days.s earliest days. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  11. 11. But then a funny thing happened,But then a funny thing happened, funny in a sad and curious wayfunny in a sad and curious way. Temple hierarchs stepped in, banished Shakti, drained & veiled Siva’s phallus; and all the beasts (except a cow & tiger rug) quickly faded away. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  12. 12. But then another funny thing happenedBut then another funny thing happened in an even stranger wayin an even stranger way. Some hardcore fans salvaged Siva’s erection, planted it in an open vagina and set them up for worship on their own. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  13. 13. Thus was born the Sacred Lingam,Thus was born the Sacred Lingam, phallic icon of Sivaphallic icon of Siva’’s robust creativitys robust creativity. At first the imagery was quite explicit with Shaktic energy holding up the shaft… Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  14. 14. Then it gradually became more subtle..Then it gradually became more subtle... Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  15. 15. And more and more abstractAnd more and more abstract. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  16. 16. Nonetheless Lingam/Yoni worship continued to grow in import and popularity til they eclipsed Siva himself and became the main attraction. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Proportional Parity Preponderance
  17. 17. Today 90% ofToday 90% of ““Siva shrinesSiva shrines”” displaydisplay only the Lingam/Yoni and sometimesonly the Lingam/Yoni and sometimes his bull but little otherhis bull but little other ShivanaliaShivanalia.. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Predominance Uncontested
  18. 18. The Main & Mantic PointThe Main & Mantic Point In the outside world, Lingam worship is oft deplored as an antiquated sexist rite for lionizing males. Yet what all can see, but few discern is each Lingam still arises from & through a Yoni or sacred vulva icon. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  19. 19. So discomfiting as this may be to many devotees, the actual setting of these rites is deep within a vagina that’s entertaining an ardent beau. . Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home The Hindu Insider’s View
  20. 20. The ancients saw & celebrated the perspective calling the chamber Garbhagriha, Sanctum of the Womb. . Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  21. 21. Alas, this lovely name also gave many priestly temples an “odd/unnatural” pretext to bar women at the door. The gist: “Vaginas are natural hangouts for us guys, but a woman’s presence would be, well, strange.” Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Patriarchal Perversity Revisited
  22. 22. In truth women are obviously the most vital presence here since these rites are literally pointless without erotic energy. But priests feared women’s charisma and banned them as impure so most are forced to pay respects outdoors. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Patriarchal Perversity Revisited
  23. 23. Misogynist priests aside, the central point remains: Hindus worship erections from the womb’s POV and these ceremonies’ most hallowed moments graphically reenact their orgasmic release. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  24. 24. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Sometimes the rite’s climax is lightly camouflaged by bathing the icon with less graphic rivulets. Water Sandalwood PasteSugar
  25. 25. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home or disguising the phallus totally and/or hilariously…
  26. 26. But for every veiled or censored rite, a hundred more starkly depict its seminal significance. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home
  27. 27. Every day in tens of thousands of Siva shrines, Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home the same orgasmic theater is repeated over
  28. 28. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home and over
  29. 29. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home and over
  30. 30. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home and over
  31. 31. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home and over again.
  32. 32. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home The Ignorance of Bliss Do not forget that all this xxx drama is occurring in public & “houses of God”, not some kinky Tijuana dive. So what is really going on? There are two interpretations neither of which often cross the orthodox Hindu mind.
  33. 33. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Offer What Pleaseth 1) Divine worship is usually embellished with things that give us human pleasure and are thus felt worthy of our gods: art, music, fragrance, foods, blossoms, alms, etc. Since nothing gives our kind more joy than sexuality, isn’t it our greatest gift and worthiest possible offering, ideally in the flesh but even symbolically?
  34. 34. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Desperately Seeking Siva 2) We humans visit holy places to experience divinity and our rituals are supposed to bring us nearer to its power. If your highest rites present slow intercourse & prolonged orgasm as the peak incarnation of divine energy, isn’t that how you should seek sanctity yourself instead of just watching from afar?
  35. 35. Teaching Energy with ImageryTeaching Energy with Imagery Ancient mystics sharedAncient mystics shared discoveries with theirdiscoveries with their prepre--literate fellowsliterate fellows via parables & images.via parables & images. One critical addition to SivaOne critical addition to Siva iconography was the debuticonography was the debut of the Nag, a sacred serpent thatof the Nag, a sacred serpent that symbolizedsymbolized kundalinikundalini oror ShaktiShakti’’ss psychosomatic fire.psychosomatic fire. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Kundalini Postscript Kundalini’s serpent power rising from the lingam/yoni union
  36. 36. Power from the Bottom Up Kundalini literally means “coiled” and signifies the sensual energy or Shakti coiled at the base of the spine. It is envisioned as a sleeping serpent wrapped 3.5 times around the sacrum that must be awakened and ascend the body to vitalize the upper chakras & evoke enlightenment. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Kundalini Postscript Kundalini’s serpent power rising from the lingam/yoni union
  37. 37. The Advent of Yoga This energetic conjugation of our erotic, emotive and psychic centers is in fact the true goal of “yoga” which literally means to yoke together or conjoin. Adepts from countless cultures have intuited this latent power around the perineum, and found ways to catalyze and channel it to drive psycho-sensual growth. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Kundalini Postscript Kundalini’s eros-evoked arising was clearly seen by some ancients as a very big deal.
  38. 38. Observe, Absorb, Emulate.Observe, Absorb, Emulate. IndiaIndia’’ss ShaiviteShaivite mysticism depictsmysticism depicts this dynamic erotically and getsthis dynamic erotically and gets quite specific about whatquite specific about what’’s goings going on and what weon and what we’’re meant to do.re meant to do. Orgasms are to be savored asOrgasms are to be savored as numinousnuminous ShakticShaktic visitationsvisitations and foretastes of the sensuallyand foretastes of the sensually spiritualized consciousness Sivaspiritualized consciousness Siva represents and adepts aspire to.represents and adepts aspire to. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do Artist’s conception of Shaktic evocation & kundalini arising
  39. 39. Sketching Shortcuts to SanctitySketching Shortcuts to Sanctity Such climactic moments offerSuch climactic moments offer glory inglory in excelsisexcelsis, but prolonging, but prolonging that splendor is a far harder taskthat splendor is a far harder task so masters offered graphic clues.so masters offered graphic clues. The work: steadily arouseThe work: steadily arouse ShakticShaktic heat and coax its sentient powerheat and coax its sentient power upward to fuse the chakra centersupward to fuse the chakra centers above, awaken selfless awareness,above, awaken selfless awareness, and open consciousness to divineand open consciousness to divine grace and the sacred unity of life.grace and the sacred unity of life. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do The individual workspace
  40. 40. Ecstatic Engineering 101Ecstatic Engineering 101 The more helpfulThe more helpful ShaiviteShaivite iconsicons depict the desired state withindepict the desired state within the vagina: phallus resolute andthe vagina: phallus resolute and moist provokingmoist provoking kundalinikundalini, but, but not ejaculating full force.not ejaculating full force. This portraysThis portrays ShaktiShakti’’ss powerpower at a simmer when her heat andat a simmer when her heat and juice can be gratefully guidedjuice can be gratefully guided and the real work gets done.and the real work gets done. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do Typical Shivling shrine schema depicting the lingam, yoni, semen trickle & kundalini aloft.
  41. 41. Many shrines suggest this with milk slowly dripping fromMany shrines suggest this with milk slowly dripping from aa dharapatradharapatra (streaming urn) hung above the lingam head(streaming urn) hung above the lingam head.. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do India’s dharapatra imagery in which ecstasy’s protracted & milky seepage equals bliss.
  42. 42. Outward visual aids includedOutward visual aids included yabyumyabyum images that depictimages that depict fitting poses to evoke and sustainfitting poses to evoke and sustain ShakticShaktic fire.fire. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do Though hierarchs claim such imagery is all just poetic, symbolic or allegorical, it’s not. It details a sensuous personal path to the enlightenment religions promise but rarely manifest.
  43. 43. Finally & factually most important is the agency of love,Finally & factually most important is the agency of love, which is by nature hardest to portray and most ominouswhich is by nature hardest to portray and most ominous to male supremacists, priests & patriarchs.to male supremacists, priests & patriarchs. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do
  44. 44. Lost in ElationLost in Elation Each pair in Siva/Each pair in Siva/ShaktiShakti couplingscouplings arenaren’’t just equal willing partners,t just equal willing partners, they should also be beloveds whothey should also be beloveds who are transparently in touch.are transparently in touch. The only way passion can buildThe only way passion can build to transcendent power is whento transcendent power is when each lover can sense the othereach lover can sense the other’’ss excitement internally and beexcitement internally and be reciprocally aroused.reciprocally aroused. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do
  45. 45. Modern rendering of the Siva/Shakti enterprise The Path UpwardThe Path Upward He feels her thrills and is elated,He feels her thrills and is elated, she feels his elation and is thrilled.she feels his elation and is thrilled. Boundaries dissolve as both spiralBoundaries dissolve as both spiral higher in a crescendo of delight.higher in a crescendo of delight. These are the momentsThese are the moments the earth movesthe earth moves,, the whole exceeds the parts and the realthe whole exceeds the parts and the real import ofimport of rapturerapture is finally understood.is finally understood. And once the ego armor melts away,And once the ego armor melts away, lovers not only lose themselves in onelovers not only lose themselves in one another, they compassionately resonateanother, they compassionately resonate with the whole living world.with the whole living world. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do
  46. 46. Empathy embodied The BioThe Bio--Chemistry of TranscendenceChemistry of Transcendence This is not idle poetry. Thanks to newThis is not idle poetry. Thanks to new fields likefields like psychoneuroendocrinologypsychoneuroendocrinology, we, we’’rere seeing why erotic spiritual quests are soseeing why erotic spiritual quests are so threatening to hierarchic societies and whythreatening to hierarchic societies and why teachings that promote them are officiallyteachings that promote them are officially feared and loathed.feared and loathed. SensualitySensuality’’s threat tos threat to ““established orderestablished order”” is twois two--fold. First, like psychedelics, it canfold. First, like psychedelics, it can awaken radical empathy with the sacredawaken radical empathy with the sacred nature of reality by melting egoistic walls.nature of reality by melting egoistic walls. This awareness refutesThis awareness refutes ““civilized creedscivilized creeds”” that preach our separateness, superioritythat preach our separateness, superiority and manifest right & destiny to exploit alland manifest right & destiny to exploit all life on Earth.life on Earth. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Bio-Chemistry of Transcendence
  47. 47. Pushback from savvy shrinks The BioThe Bio--Chemistry of TranscendenceChemistry of Transcendence Secondly, it arouses & amplifies Big T orSecondly, it arouses & amplifies Big T or testosterone, our most risky molecule fortestosterone, our most risky molecule for the powersthe powers--thatthat--be and the status quo.be and the status quo. Long associated with courage as theLong associated with courage as the term ballsy suggests, testosterone is theterm ballsy suggests, testosterone is the hormone of arousal in both men andhormone of arousal in both men and women & reaches a peak during sensualwomen & reaches a peak during sensual embrace. Itembrace. It’’s also the prime driver ofs also the prime driver of individuation, maturation, creativity andindividuation, maturation, creativity and independent thinking (aka heresy), i.e.,independent thinking (aka heresy), i.e., the whole evolutionary enterprise.the whole evolutionary enterprise. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Bio-Chemistry of Transcendence
  48. 48. The Big T in attitudinal action The BioThe Bio--Chemistry of TranscendenceChemistry of Transcendence Testosterone provokes an egalitarianTestosterone provokes an egalitarian demand for equal rights & respect, whichdemand for equal rights & respect, which is the main reason slaves were castrated,is the main reason slaves were castrated, the clergy neutered with celibacy, andthe clergy neutered with celibacy, and ““sex for reproduction onlysex for reproduction only”” became thebecame the mantra everywhere.mantra everywhere. AspirationalAspirational eroticism is thus doublyeroticism is thus doubly subversive of hierarchical values & aims,subversive of hierarchical values & aims, which is doubtless why itwhich is doubtless why it’’s demonized.s demonized. But you can also defuse sexualityBut you can also defuse sexuality’’s powers power by trivializing it as sport,by trivializing it as sport, ““funfun”” or porn,or porn, which now seems the shrewdest path.which now seems the shrewdest path. But to return to our Indian storyBut to return to our Indian story…… Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Bio-Chemistry of Transcendence
  49. 49. IndiaIndia’’s erotic internal path to epiphany birthed two uniques erotic internal path to epiphany birthed two unique genres of sacred art that dramatized its consequences.genres of sacred art that dramatized its consequences. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do One illustrated the feelings of power it conferred with flaming coronas and diverse magic arms.
  50. 50. When he’s Shakti-aroused and kundalini-enlivened, Siva himself arises to embody dynamic virtuosity. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Kundalini Postscript Now called Natraj, he is the master of percussion and is worshipped as Lord of the Dance.
  51. 51. ChhinnamastaChhinnamasta ““the Selfthe Self--BeheadingBeheading”” The other big theme depictsThe other big theme depicts ShaktiShakti arising from a couple making love,arising from a couple making love, decapitating herself and pouring outdecapitating herself and pouring out her blood to feed others & herself.her blood to feed others & herself. In the millennium since this imageIn the millennium since this image first appeared, it has become a cultfirst appeared, it has become a cult classic among Hindu, Buddhist andclassic among Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mystics seeking hiddenJain mystics seeking hidden keys in ancient myths.keys in ancient myths. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do
  52. 52. Slay Cerebral Domination,Slay Cerebral Domination, Renew the Living WorldRenew the Living World ChhinnamastaChhinnamasta’’ss mission & messagemission & message are wildly veiled but perceptible.are wildly veiled but perceptible. KundaliniKundalini aroused and ascendantaroused and ascendant routs the intellectrouts the intellect’’s hegemonys hegemony and the egoand the ego’’s selfish greeds selfish greed releasing fountains of vitalityreleasing fountains of vitality for all those outside in need.for all those outside in need. She thus offers a rare dual path toShe thus offers a rare dual path to personal liberation & social justicepersonal liberation & social justice where the spirit of the yogi and thewhere the spirit of the yogi and the revolutionary finally harmonize.revolutionary finally harmonize. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do
  53. 53. The Whole Fiery EnchiladaThe Whole Fiery Enchilada Some later artists apparentlySome later artists apparently could not decide which lessoncould not decide which lesson -- mystic powers or ego lossmystic powers or ego loss -- was more important to stresswas more important to stress and tried to have it both ways.and tried to have it both ways. Gradually all these expressionsGradually all these expressions ofof aspirationalaspirational eroticism in art,eroticism in art, poetry, practice, etc. came topoetry, practice, etc. came to be calledbe called TantraTantra, playing on the, playing on the sexual overtones of the loom.sexual overtones of the loom. Though now messily used, it onceThough now messily used, it once celebrated applied sensual magiccelebrated applied sensual magic.. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do
  54. 54. Eco-Erotic Entheogens So that’s our beta intro to Siva’s deft erogenous tech, but the tale would hardly be complete without a reverent nod to his beloved guides: ganja,ganja, charascharas & bhang.& bhang. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Watch what we show, that’s what you do Siva consulting his oracle
  55. 55. Siva worship has embraced cannabis for centuriesSiva worship has embraced cannabis for centuries and his fiercest devotees, theand his fiercest devotees, the SadhusSadhus, revere the, revere the Herb as godHerb as god--given and an essential sacrament.given and an essential sacrament. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Since cannabis clearly enhances intuition, sensation & insight, adepts also gratefully invoke it for healing, creative arts and tantric quests.
  56. 56. Wrapping Up, Winding DownWrapping Up, Winding Down Now that youNow that you’’ve got theve got the picture(spicture(s),), pray think long and hard on whatpray think long and hard on what youyou’’ve seen, what it means and whyve seen, what it means and why ““modernmodern”” folks should even care.folks should even care. By our lights, the real takeaway is:By our lights, the real takeaway is: the most truthful maps to epiphanythe most truthful maps to epiphany emerge from sacred erotic arts, notemerge from sacred erotic arts, not the bafflegab of hierarchs pumpingthe bafflegab of hierarchs pumping temple take with fear and fairytales.temple take with fear and fairytales. And somehow across all traditionsAnd somehow across all traditions the essential meme remains the same:the essential meme remains the same: “This is as close as we get to godhead, people. Go to bed and learn to pray.” Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Typical naïve gringo devotees dutifully pouring it on, but missing the point. Yanqui See, Yanqui Do
  57. 57. The Mystery of Beatific Blindness That hundreds of millions of Hindus still meekly trudge to watch such rites repeatedly and have for ages is a grim tribute to propaganda’s power to cloud our vision & make the obvious obscure.      A closing heretical navigation aid: When you can’t seem to find the keys to grace, rapture or sanctity in your church or temple, try asking your lover and looking in your pants. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings Arousing Divinity at Home Hint to weary pilgrims: sometimes, even in the eerie theater of religion, things are exactly what they seem.
  58. 58. As Cool Hand Shiv lamented re modern Hinduism, “What we got here is a failure to communicate…” So allow us to repeat: Siva worship apotheosizes intercourseSiva worship apotheosizes intercourse and faux orgasms inside a stylized vagina, which suggests:and faux orgasms inside a stylized vagina, which suggests: 1) Erotic bliss offers humanity its closest bridge to divinity;1) Erotic bliss offers humanity its closest bridge to divinity; 2) Gender equality here is implicit, explicit and mandatory;2) Gender equality here is implicit, explicit and mandatory; 3) Sensual heat ignites epiphanies far faster than priestly rit3) Sensual heat ignites epiphanies far faster than priestly rituals;uals; 4) This isn4) This isn’’t a show to watch, itt a show to watch, it’’s a miracle to experience;s a miracle to experience; 5) More ascents per hour of effort accelerate human evolution;5) More ascents per hour of effort accelerate human evolution; 6) A beloved6) A beloved’’s body is the only temple yous body is the only temple you’’ll ever really need;ll ever really need; 7) Hindus may forget all this, but their ancestors did discover7) Hindus may forget all this, but their ancestors did discover it.it. Eco-Erotic Reawakenings The Lessons thus Far…
  59. 59. And thatAnd that’’s about all wes about all we have to say about thathave to say about that…… A Sacred Animals Party Presentation
  60. 60. Credits (in process) Blessings to our brilliant visual benefactors, most as yet unknown. The beautiful images shown here were often forwarded by friends and/or scavenged from the net without much news on provenance. As the project matures, however, we’ll try to track down what we can and offer proper homage. In the meantime please note this is not a commercial effort and is presented solely as an evolutionary educational aid & remedial public service. Pray cut us a little slack. For more info on the spirit behind this please visit the Sacred Animals Party at facebook.com/sacredanimalsparty and/or sacredanimalsparty.net

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