Scholarly sources for "sacred sexuality" - Discussion
Scholarly sources for "sacred sexuality"
Art of the Bedchamber The Chinese Sexual Yoga Classics Including Women's Solo Meditation Texts by Douglas Wile
Kiss of the Yogini: "Tantric Sex" in its South Asian Contexts by David Gordon White
The Power of Tantra: Religion, Sexuality and the Politics of South Asian Studies by Hugh B. Urban
List of Essays on Sexuality by Keith Dowman
Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism by Miranda Shaw
Western esoteric, occult
Hidden Intercourse: Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotericism by Wouter Hanegraaff
Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism by Hugh B. Urban
The Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism: Sacred Practices and Spiritual Marriage by Arthur Versluis
Eros and Magic in the Renaissance by Ioan P. Culianu
Moshe Idel - Kabbalah and Eros
Mysticism and Sexuality in Sufi Thought and Life by Valerie J. Hoffman-Ladd
Themes of 'The Erotic' in Sufi Mysticism by Jonah Winters
It is said in the old books the Buddha taught:
(1) a husband should serve his wife;
(2) upon being served, a wife should (conditionally) return her love;
(3) a husband should grant his wife authority in the home (thus also in the bedroom); and
(4) a woman's ideal towards a man is domination.
This sounds like Tantra, surrendering to a woman until a man clearly discerns her needs, wants & natural morality.
“And what Master Gotama, is a woman’s aim?”
“A man, O brahmin, is a woman’s aim, her quest is for adornments, her mainstay is sons, her desire is to be without a co-wife and her ideal is domination.”