Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt

In this book, the first to fully explore Egyptian sexual philosophy and practices, Egyptologist Ruth Schumann-Antelme provides us a new view of the provocative sexual life of the ancient Egyptians.

Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt

Author: Ruth Schumann Antelme

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9780892818631

Page: 264

View: 960

• The first book to fully explore the sexual philosophy and practices of the ancient Egyptians • Lavishly illustrated with erotic scenes from papyri that have long been hidden from the public • Clarifies the connection of sacred sexuality to Egyptian cosmic symbolism Until recently the forbidden papyri, whose explicit illustrations of Egyptian sexual practices were judged too shocking, were off limits to all but a few scholars. In this book, the first to fully explore Egyptian sexual philosophy and practices, Egyptologist Ruth Schumann-Antelme provides us a new view of the provocative sexual life of the ancient Egyptians. Richly illustrated throughout, Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt explains the symbolism of the erotic images found on the inner walls of the temples and tombs as well as those carved into pieces of limestone and sketched on papyri. The authors cover in detail the astonishing erotic scenes illustrating the Turin Papyrus, which have long been kept from public view. These papyri reveal in great detail Egyptian attitudes about love, religion, and even medicine, as well as specific sexual practices. Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt reveals the intimate details of a society in which sexuality was the dynamic principle of the divine world, and the cosmic symbolism of religion imbued every level of Egyptian society with sexual significance.

Egyptian Tantra Yoga

"The Neterian guide to love, sexuality, marriage, relationships, and the secrets of sexual energy cultivation, sublimation and spiritual enlightenment."

Egyptian Tantra Yoga

Author: Muata Abhaya Ashby

Publisher: Cruzian Mystic Books

ISBN: 9781884564031

Page: 228

View: 291

SACRED SEXUALITY: EGYPTIAN TANTRA YOGA: The Art of Sex Sublimation and Universal Consciousness This Volume will expand on the male and female principles within the human body and in the universe and further detail the sublimation of sexual energy into spiritual energy. The student will study the deities Min and Hathor, Asar and Aset, Geb and Nut and discover the mystical implications for a practical spiritual discipline. This Volume will also focus on the Tantric aspects of Ancient Egyptian and Indian mysticism, the purpose of sex and the mystical teachings of sexual sublimation which lead to self-knowledge and Enlightenment.

The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt

Something that the ancient Egyptians recognised instinctively. In The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt, bestselling author, Judy Hall, offers the reader powerful sexual magic for the present day.

The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt

Author: Judy Hall

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782792880

Page: 200

View: 882

A step-by-step guide to raising kundalini and embodying the dynamic, sexual force, that is the Power of Sekhem. Sex is the most potent force in the universe. A primal power. And sacred sexuality is a gateway to the divine. Something that the ancient Egyptians recognised instinctively. In The Magical Sexual Practices of Ancient Egypt, bestselling author, Judy Hall, offers the reader powerful sexual magic for the present day. It reveals sexual secrets hidden for millennia. This jealously guarded secret doctrine is now available to everyone. The system activates your creative erotic potential. Kindling the inner and outer mystic marriages, it is a joining of souls with the divine. Through a cosmic orgasm that is literally mind-blowing, the process generates the power to manifest and integrate expanded consciousness into the everyday world. The system can be used to attract a twin-flame or make a sacred marriage with an existing partner. The practice can also be worked alone to invoke an integration with your highest Self. Crystals support the practice throughout. Accompaniment to Judy Hall's new novel, The Alchemy of the Night.

Sacred Sexual Union

In Sacred Sexual Union, Anaiya Sophia shows this Holy Marriage, complete reunification with your Twin Soul and God, is not a secret reserved for the initiated or a tradition lost to the ages.

Sacred Sexual Union

Author: Anaiya Sophia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620551497

Page: 240

View: 845

Experience the orgasmic rapture of Sacred Union with your Twin Soul and the Divine • Includes practices in sacred sexuality, emotional intimacy, and soul awareness to awaken the Love, Power, and Wisdom of your soul, attract your Twin Soul, and satisfy your soul’s longing to reunite with God • Draws on teachings from Gnosticism, Sufi mysticism, the Kabbalah, Kundalini yoga, sexual shamanism, the Egyptian Mystery schools, and Christ Consciousness • Offers examples of Sacred Union, including Jesus and Mary Magdalene and Rumi and Shams as well as experiences of modern couples Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Rumi and Shams, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Isis and Osiris--in these sacred unions we recognize the merging not only of Twin Souls but also of these lovers with the Divine. In Sacred Sexual Union, Anaiya Sophia shows this Holy Marriage, complete reunification with your Twin Soul and God, is not a secret reserved for the initiated or a tradition lost to the ages. It is a potent, living spiritual path enabling two beloveds to experience the primordial state of creation as one soul blessed by the Divine Light and Love of their Creator. Drawing on teachings from Gnosticism, Sufi mysticism, the Kabbalah, Kundalini yoga, sexual shamanism, the Egyptian Mystery Schools, and Christ Consciousness, the author reveals the complete alchemical process of Sacred Union. She provides physical, meditative, and psychological practices that combine sacred sexuality, emotional intimacy, and transparent soul awareness to awaken the magnetic energies of your soul, draw your Twin Soul to you, and, with Twin Souls reunited, experience the passionate rapturous remembrance of becoming one with God. She explores ancient writings and rituals of Sacred Union--known as Hieros Gamos in ancient Sumeria, Sacred Marriage in the Kabbalah, Yab Yum in Tibetan Buddhism, and the Bridal Chamber in Gnostic Christianity--and offers examples of Sacred Union throughout the ages, including experiences from her own spiritual journey. More than a meditative or yogic practice, Sacred Sexual Union offers a transformative spiritual path to embrace the threefold flame of Power, Love, and Wisdom and satisfy your soul’s longing for wholeness and reunion with the Divine.

The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar

In this second edition The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar , originally published five years ago, she lays out a way for the spiritual seeker to learn how to visit these other dimensions, so that they can learn about sex magic from their own ...

The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar

Author: Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781686377105

Page: 308

View: 602

This book is about the superior intelligence and self empowerment which comes from interacting with beings that inhabit a parallel universe to this one, from whom man has traditionally gained his knowledge about his place and purpose on Earth and in the cosmos. In ancient times, the ability to tap into this superior wisdom was transmitted to kings and pharaohs upon their coronation by one who was in touch with these extra-dimensional beings or life-forms, which are also known as spirits of the land. Shamans and high priestesses, since at least Neolithic times, were in communication with these spirits and so they were able to transmit their wisdom to the ruler or monarch during sacred sex rites. These shamanic practices became known as Sovereignty rites because they created a force that fired up the king's higher brain centres, giving him a superior intelligence and thus the ability and the right to reign, with the crown he wore on his head merely a symbol of his enlightened inner crown. As a shaman and mythologist, Annie Dieu-Le-Veut is regularly in communion with the spirits of the land where she lives in Glastonbury, Somerset, in the UK. In this book, she has laid out the way for the ordinary person to benefit from experiencing shamanic sexual practises by visiting other dimensions on the inner planes.In Part 1, she helps you to build your foundation stone upon which you will erect the temple of your understanding about the ancient Mystery Teachings, which were based on a sort of Earth magic known as the Alchemical Marriage, the Faery Marriage, or the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon. She lays out historical and mythological evidence from all over the world that sacred sex was an integral part of the Kingship rites that bequeathed wisdom on the initiate. And you will discover the original meaning of the Holy Grael, which can be traced back to the ritual centres of the Neanderthals of about 45,000 years ago.In Part II, you will go on to learn how to practise these shamanic rites yourself, through simple steps that take you into an enchanted world of spirits, magicians and Grailkeepers. These will enable you to fire up your own superior intelligence to enrich your own life and, if you should so choose, contribute to the work of the Sovereignty of your own land. Annie is also the author several popular esoteric books such as "The Bright World of Gods", "The Grail Mysteries", "Stories in the Stars" and "Stories in the Summerlands."

Sexual Secrets of Cleopatra

This book contains information on; Duality. The real difference between men and women. Attraction. Colors and Music. What does what you wear say about you?, How does music affect us? Touch. How to massage your mate. Aroma.

Sexual Secrets of Cleopatra

Author: Theodore Ransaw

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469712093

Page: 112

View: 954

“There has never been a time when Egypt was not advanced!” This is an old Roman quote, and the whole bases behind the Sexual Secretes of Cleopatra. Have you ever heard of anyone not interested in Egypt or Cleopatra? If you liked; Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Karma Sutra, The Yellow Emperor, and Seminal Kung Fu. Unlike other books on relationships, this book focuses on a previously untapped idea of thought, Egyptian Sexuality. Egyptians were not only advanced in science and math; they were also advanced spiritually. To them sex was a spiritual union between two people. Clear concise and easy to understand concepts are the key reading points in Sexual Secretes of Cleopatra. This book is fully illustrated and written in an easy to read U.S.A. Today style format. All key points are in bold face and quickly accessible for people who need to look up just one subject at a time. This book contains information on; Duality. The real difference between men and women. Attraction. Colors and Music. What does what you wear say about you?, How does music affect us? Touch. How to massage your mate. Aroma. The right fragrance can make a difference, how scent affects the brain. Astrology and Numerology. The startling truth about your zodiac sign. Sexual Positions.

Sacred Sexuality

The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality From Aphrodisiacs and Ecstasy to Yoni ... Bahadur Shahi Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt The Erotic Secrets of the.

Sacred Sexuality

Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775745

Page: 256

View: 214

A historical, cross-cultural survey of sexuality as a sacred spiritual practice • Examines sacred sexuality in the world’s religious and mystery traditions • Explores contemporary “sexual stress syndrome” resulting from the absence of the sacred in sexual practice • Reveals how to find the sacred in the ordinary This book examines the history of sexuality as a sacramental act. In spite of our culture’s recent sexual liberalizations, sexual intimacy often remains unfulfilling. Georg Feuerstein instructs that the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can only be attained once we have explored the spiritual depths of our erotic natures. Feuerstein delves into a wide variety of spiritual traditions--including Christianity, Judaism, goddess worship, Taoism, and Hinduism--in search of sacred truths regarding sexuality. He reveals that all of these great teachings share the hidden message that spirituality is, in essence, erotic and that sexuality is inherently spiritual. From the erotic cult of the Great Mother and the archaic ritual of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) to the institution of sacred prostitution and the erotic spirituality practiced in the mystery traditions, Feuerstein offers a wealth of historical practices and perspectives that serve as the bases for a positive sexual spirituality suited to our contemporary needs.

Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt

Schumann antelme, r. and rossini, S. 2001 Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt: The erotic secrets of the forbidden papyrus, rochester. taylor, t.

Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt

Author: Carolyn Graves-Brown

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589411

Page: 245

View: 932

This volume offers new research on an essential but often controversial aspect of life in Dynastic Egypt. Its originality lies in combining research which uses Egyptology's traditional strengths, philological and iconographic, with reflections on material culture and on the discipline of Egyptology itself. The authors are internationally-recognized authorities in their fields.

The Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism

Sacred Practices and Spiritual Marriage Arthur Versluis ... Ph.D. Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt The Erotic Secrets of the Forbidden Papyrus by Ruth ...

The Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism

Author: Arthur Versluis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779864

Page: 176

View: 673

The first book to reveal the history of Western sexual mysticism • Reveals the secret sexual practices that have been used since ancient Greece to achieve mystical union with God • Details the sects and individuals who transmitted the radical sexual practices that orthodox Christianity never completely silenced • Distinguishes between sexual magic and sexual mysticism Beginning with the ancient Greek Mystery traditions, Gnosticism, and the practices in early Christianity, Arthur Versluis uncovers the secret line of Western sexual mysticism that, like the Tantra of the East, seeks transcendence or union with God through sexual practices. Throughout antiquity, and right into the present day, sexuality has played an important, if largely hidden, role in religious traditions and practices. This includes not only Christian but also kabbalistic and hermetic alchemical currents of sexual mysticism, many discussed together here for the first time. In the Mystery tradition of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) and the Gnostic tradition of spiritual marriage, we see the possibility of divine union in which sexual union is the principal sign or symbol. Key to these practices is the inner or archetypal union of above and below, the intermingling of the revelatory divine world with the mundane earthly one. Versluis shows that these secret currents of sexual mysticism helped fuel the rise of the troubadours and their erotic doctrine, the esoteric teachings of Jacob Böhme in the late 16th century, the 19th-century utopian communities of John Humphrey Noyes and Thomas Lake Harris, the free love movement of the 20th century, and the modern writings of Denis de Rougemont and Alan Watts.

Ancient Egyptian Imperialism

Offers a broad and unique look at Ancient Egypt during its long age of imperialism Written for enthusiasts and scholars of pharaonic Egypt, as well as for those interested in comparative imperialism, this book provides a look at some of the ...

Ancient Egyptian Imperialism

Author: Ellen Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405136774

Page: 320

View: 908

Offers a broad and unique look at Ancient Egypt during its long age of imperialism Written for enthusiasts and scholars of pharaonic Egypt, as well as for those interested in comparative imperialism, this book provides a look at some of the most intriguing evidence for grand strategy, low-level insurgencies, back-room deals, and complex colonial dynamics that exists for the Bronze Age world. It explores the actions of a variety of Egypt’s imperial governments from the dawn of the state until 1069 BCE as they endeavored to control fiercely independent mountain dwellers in Lebanon, urban populations in Canaan and Nubia, highly mobile Nilotic pastoralists, and predatory desert raiders. The book is especially valuable as it foregrounds the reactions of local populations and their active roles in shaping the trajectory of empire. With its emphasis on the experimental nature of imperialism and its attention to cross-cultural comparison and social history, this book offers a fresh perspective on a fascinating subject. Organized around central imperial themes—which are explored in depth at particular places and times in Egypt’s history—Ancient Egyptian Imperialism covers: Trade Before Empire—Empire Before the State (c. 3500-2686); Settler Colonialism (c. 2400-2160); Military Occupation (c. 2055-1775); Creolization, Collaboration, Colonization (c. 1775-1295); Motivation, Intimidation, Enticement (c. 1550-1295); Organization and Infrastructure (c. 1458-1295); Outwitting the State (c. 1362-1332); Conversions and Contractions in Egypt’s Northern Empire (c. 1295-1136); and Conversions and Contractions in Egypt’s Southern Empire (c. 1550-1069). Offers a wider focus of Egypt’s experimentation with empire than is covered by general Egyptologists Draws analogies to tactics employed by imperial governments and by dominated peoples in a variety of historically documented empires, both old world and new Answers questions such as “how often and to what degree did imperial blueprints undergo revisions?” Ancient Egyptian Imperialism is an excellent text for students and scholars of history, comparative history, and ancient history, as well for those interested in political science, anthropology, and the Biblical World.

Sexuality in World History

(New York: Harcourt Brace, 1995); Ruth Schumann-Antelme and Stéphane Rossini, Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt: The Erotic Secrets of the Forbidden Papyri ...

Sexuality in World History

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351976451

Page: 226

View: 645

This book examines sexuality in the past, and explores how it helps explain sexuality in the present. The subject of sexuality is often a controversial one, and exploring it through a world history perspective emphasizes the extent to which societies, including our own, are still reacting to historical change through contemporary sexual behaviors, values, and debates. The study uses a clear chronological structure to focus on major patterns and changes in sexuality—both sexual culture and sexual behaviors—in the main periods of world history, covering topics including: • The sexual implications of the transition from hunting and gathering economies to agricultural economies; • Sexuality in classical societies; • The postclassical period and the spread of the world religions; • Sex in an age of trade and colonies; • Changes in sexual behaviors and sexual attitudes between 1750 and 1950; • Sex in contemporary world history. This new edition examines these issues on a global scale, with attention to anthropological insights on sexuality and their relationship to history, the dynamics between sexuality and imperialism, sexuality in industrial society, and trends and conflicts surrounding views of sex and sexuality in the contemporary world.

Golden Goddess and Bloody Times

(Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt p107.) Another book – Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt by Ruth Schumann Antelme and Stephane Rossini (Inner Traditions, ...

Golden Goddess and Bloody Times

Author: P F Jeff

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445750015

Page: 71

View: 889

A devotee of Hat-hor'¦ 'More than forty years passed between my initial encounter with Hat-hor's name and my first devotions to the goddess. It was a long time. My first thought is that, for most of this period, I was not so much stepping to meet Hat-hor as dawdling on the way.' A religion for the modern world'¦ 'The concept of ma'at also translates readily into the field of ecology. Ecological balance is a matter of balance between species, and between those species and the environments in which they live. This clearly has a kinship with the balance between the stars, which is most certainly a matter of ma'at. Ecology is not, in itself, an ancient Egyptian concept, but the way in which it slots so readily into Kemetic ideas demonstrates how adaptable those conceptions are. It may also form another example of the ease with which Kemetic religion fits with rationalism.'

Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt

Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt takes New Kingdom Egypt (1539-1070 BC) as its starting point and considers how excavated objects reveal the complex ways that ancient Egyptians experienced their material world.

Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt

Author: Lynn Meskell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000181286

Page: 260

View: 839

Egypt looms large in the Western imagination. Whether it is our attraction to pharaonic art, the pyramids or practices of mummification, Egypts unique understanding of materiality speaks to us across space and time. Is it because the ancient Egyptians fetishized material objects that we find their culture captivating today? And what exactly do Egyptian remains tell us about biography, embodiment, memory, materiality, and the self? Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt takes New Kingdom Egypt (1539-1070 BC) as its starting point and considers how excavated objects reveal the complex ways that ancient Egyptians experienced their material world. From life to death, the material world instantiated, reflected and influenced social life and existence for ancient Egyptians. Thus, in Meskells unique approach to the materiality and sensuousness of subjects and objects, we uncover the philosophical, spiritual and human meanings embedded in these cultural artefacts. Meskells book explores the fundamental existential questions that not only preoccupied ancient Egyptians, but continue to fascinate people today. What is the essence of persons and things? How might we understand the situated experiences of material life, the constitution of the object world and its shaping of human experience? How might objects successfully mediate between worlds? In the final analysis, Meskell moves forward through time and examines the consumption and appreciation of these Egyptian material objects in the contemporary world. Materiality is our physical engagement with the world, our medium for inserting ourselves into the fabric of that world and our way of constituting and shaping culture in an embodied and external sense. From that perspective it is very much the domain of anthropology and archaeology.Drawing on a wide range of objects, artefacts, and artwork, from Valley of the Kings through to Las Vegas, Meskell provides an elegant analysis of the aesthetics of ancient Egyptian material culture

Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science

Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt: The Erotic Secrets of the Forbidden Papyrus. Rochester: Inner Traditions International.

Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science

Author: Rosalie David

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467948

Page:

View: 531

Egyptian mummies have always aroused popular and scientific interest; however, most modern studies, although significantly increased in number and range, have been published in specialist journals. Now, this unique book, written by a long-established team of scientists, brings this exciting, cross-disciplinary area of research to a wider readership. It shows how this team's multidisciplinary, investigative methods and the unique resource of the Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank are being used for the new major international investigations of disease evolution and ancient Egyptian pharmacy and pharmacology. It also assesses the current status of palaeopathology and ancient DNA research, and treatments available for conserving mummified remains. Descriptions of the historical development of Egyptian mummifications and medicine and detailed references to previous scientific investigations provide the context for firsthand accounts of cutting-edge research by prominent specialists in this field, demonstrating how these techniques can contribute to a new perspective on Egyptology.

The Woman Who Named God

Ruth Antelme and Stephane Rossini, Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt (Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions, 2001), 99. 18. Gen. R. 60:5.

The Woman Who Named God

Author: Charlotte Gordon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316040665

Page: 400

View: 751

The saga of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar is the tale of origin for all three monotheistic faiths. Abraham must choose between two wives who have borne him two sons. One wife and son will share in his wealth and status, while the other two are exiled into the desert. Long a cornerstone of Western anxiety, the story chronicles a very famous and troubled family, and sheds light on the ongoing conflict between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. How did this ancient story become one of the least understood and most frequently misinterpreted of our cultural myths? Gordon explores this legendary love triangle to give us a startling perspective on three biblical characters who -- with their jealousies, passions, and doubts -- actually behave like human beings. The Woman Who Named God is a compelling, smart, and provocative take on one of the Bible's most intriguing and troubling love stories.

The Search For Nefertiti

... Egyptian Mummies, London Andrews, C. 1990, Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, London Antelme, R. S. & Rossini, S. 2001, Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt, ...

The Search For Nefertiti

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444780549

Page: 464

View: 697

Joann Fletcher, presenter of BBC2's 'Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings' has written an enthralling account of Nefertiti, one of Egypt's most compelling and mysterious figures. Wife of the controversial pharaoh Akhenaten, she lived through perhaps the most tumultuous period in the country's long history. The so-called Amarna Period has long held a fascination - not just for the enormous changes it brought to the religion, art and administration of Egypt, but for the many mysteries which surround it. Mysteries, that is, until now. Leading Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher has taken a fresh eye to the evidence and arrived at one of the most dramatic discoveries in recent times. Working with a team of leading experts, she has identified a long-forgotten mummy as the body of a female pharaoh of the Amarna Period, whom she believes is Nefertiti herself. Lying for over three thousand years in an unused side chamber of Tomb KV.35 in the Valley of the Kings, it tells a story which will forever change the way in which we view Nefertiti - and indeed women throughout Egyptian history. Now at last we see the full significance of her role as co-regent and later Pharaoh of Egypt, as well as understanding the astonishing luxury and decadence of her life in Amarna - a life she led as the country around her began to disintegrate.