this chapter is mainly concerned with the spiritual, the first section
is a (non-spiritual) look at how to increase your happiness - a topic
all readers might find useful.
Increasing your happiness (non-spiritual)
all want to be happy, and we spend much time and money on things that
make us happy. But it is very rare to pause and consider whether or not
we could be doing things better, and making ourselves even happier.
This section presents some simple techniques to help you decide on some changes which will make you happier. (More)
The rest of this chapter shows how Devotional Sex can be
spiritually enhanced by using it to celebrate the feminine
forces of the universe.
Sex, as described in the earlier chapters, is a system of physical
techniques and behaviors. It is a practical system that does not need a
spiritual part either to describe the technique, or to practice it.
Without including any spirituality, couples can live a very successful and fulfilling Devotee lifestyle.
If you have no
interest in adding a spiritual component to Devotional Sex, just skip the rest of this
chapter and move straight on to chapter
8: Getting Started.
If you are interested in the spiritual aspects, or just curious, read on ...
Tantric Devotion is based on the ancient Tantric philosophy, and so this is examined first.
most people hear the word Tantra they now think of Tantric Sex. What is
relatively unknown is the philosophy behind the sexual practices.
are two main types of Tantric philosophy - the traditional which is
embedded within the culture in which it was developed, and the western
versions which present the ideas in a way understandable and meaningful
to Westerns. (More)
How and why Tantric Devotion is different from Real Tantra
The western versions of Tantric Philosophy are still steeped in parts of
the old culture and beliefs.
Devotion strips away all the
history and culture so that only some of the core ideas remain. This
enables a spiritual system to be developed that does not include any
superstition or beliefs based on revelation. (More)
Tantric Devotion (non-sexual)
universe, as shown and explained by science, is such a marvellous and wonderful
place that there is no need to `invent´ anything else. Tantric
Devotion celebrates the real universe, and our part in it.
we think about reality makes a big difference to our spiritual
response. Tantric Devotion interprets reality as having a female
creative force, and emphasizes the way that we feel a part of nature
and the whole universe.
What we do effects our feelings,
thinking, and our spiritual response. Tantric Devotion suggests
activities which bring everything together and create a spiritual
feeling. Each person needs to find which activities work best for them.
factual basis behind Tantric Devotion is not that the universe has a
feminine creative force, but that our thinking of reality in this way
enables us to experience and celebrate a spiritual connection with the
universe. The factual basis behind the activities is not how they work,
but the fact that doing the activity creates the desired effect.
Devotion is different from (all?) other religious and spiritual paths
in that it is only built on fact. Because it is based on an
interpretation of reality it is not the truth or the only way.
It is up
to each person to chose their path - maybe Tantric Devotion is right
for you. (More)
Including sex in the celebration
Our sexuality and erotic energy can be used to feel and celebrate Tantric Devotion. (More)
Including other religions and spiritual ways of thinking
As the physical
techniques and behaviors of Devotional Sex do not have a spiritual
component, Devotees are free to add any spiritual component they wish
on top of Devotional Sex (ie ignore Tantric Devotion and use something
Tantric Devotion celebrates the reality of the universe, and does not mention
a God who created the universe (as in Jewish,
Christian, and Muslim beliefs). Therefore some readers may use Tantric
Devotion as a way to celebrate and appreciate the universe which they
believe their God created. For example, a person's spiritual path may
be that they are a Christian Tantric Devotee. (More)
Tantric Devotion as your only spirituality
Tantric Devotion provides a spiritual celebration of our lives and the universe.
Thus no other religious or spiritual ideas are needed to have a
fulfilling spiritual life.
One good reason for including other
ideas is that they are true. So is there a supernatural God? What about
the Eastern religions? And is there any truth in any of the New Age
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