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Celibacy, spirituality and attitudes

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From: catherine yronwode 
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John Doe wrote:
> Ingeborg S. Norden wrote:
> >
> > (Back when I still had a man in my life,
> > I got quite a shock finding out that my wishes tended to come true--
> > no pun intended--after we'd made love.  That made me *very* careful 
> > of what was on my mind when I climaxed, to say the least!)
> Wasn't this the basis of Austin Osman Spare's type of magick?
> It's a very effective technique, but like you say, it's too easy
> to get unwanted side effects if you're not concentrating.

I believe that Spare got the idea from the mid-19th century sex magician
Paschal Beverly Randolph, via Randolph's books on the subject, such as
"Eulis!" By the late 19th century Randolph's writings were used as the
basis for the theories promulgated by The Brotherhood of Luxor, and
thence influenced several late-19th and early 20th century
sex-magicians, including Spare and Crowley. For more on Randolph and his
theory of engaing Will at "the nuptive moment," see my web page on him

catherine yronwode

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