Things are going to get long, hard and heat up from here on. Be warned!
In Part 1 of this exploration, we discovered that somewhere in our history as sexual beings, procreation took precedence over pleasure. Males removed their foreskin, a purposeful part of their penis that enhances sexual pleasure, in order to show their devotion to a male God that demanded the seed of Abraham be multiplied as the grains of sand on the earth. Along with this also came the suppression of female sexuality and Feminine Divinity which had a profound effect on our sexuality, an effect we will delve into in detail in Part 3. First let us explore the elements holding our sexuality in balance.
Ultimate Divine Balance. The darker downward moving part is the Feminine (Yin) The lighter upward moving part is the Masculine (Yang). IMPORTANT: Take note of the masculine element within the feminine Yin as well as a feminine element within the masculine Yang!
In order to explore the elements of sexuality we will be using a visual tool called the Yin/Yang symbol. Why a Taoist symbol? This ancient representation of male and female is the most perfect visual depiction ever of balance to be found in any spiritual tradition. For the purposes of exploring the elements of sexuality I will be dissecting this symbol for you.
The Yin/Yang symbol represents the perfect union of masculine and feminine. The downward moving, darker section is usually known as the Yin/Feminine aspect. The upward moving, lighter section is usually known as the Yang/Masculine aspect. It is very crucial that you note that there is a masculine element within the feminine Yin as well as a feminine element within the masculine Yang. This plays a vital role in the perfect unification of heterosexual man and woman in order to find soul completion.
Now let us examine the four elements or energies involved in our sexuality. These are: Magnetism, Attraction, Masculine/God Energy and Feminine/Goddess Energy. Let’s start with the most base of the elements.
Element 1- Magnetism
Man and woman drawn together out of magnetism.
Magnetism is all about the Law of Polarity. Remember those science experiments with magnets in school? Opposite poles attracted while similar poles repelled. Sexual magnetism is all about the biological impetus to breed which requires the fusing of genes from opposite gender poles. The Law of Polarity is what governs the raw, biological, physical pull of masculine to feminine in order to perpetuate the species. It is what defines the shape and intertwining of the Yin and Yang.
I should mention that mere Magnetism is not enough to build a long term relationship on. It is the most base and fleeting of desires. That primal, lust-filled urge to mate can happen with everyone and anyone. Women who are ovulating have been observed in studies to unconsciously flirt with men who are not their husbands/boyfriends. They even find the smell of other men more appealing. That Magnetic biological urge to reproduce also has a shelf life. It fades eventually as we get older. Women go through menopause and their Yin energy changes. Men also experience a slowing down of their Yang.
The Seven Year Itch has a biological basis. It is the average time in which the offspring of couple should be weaned and walking unassisted. This signals that the female and male are ready to mate again and nature prefers if they do so with new people for greater genetic diversity and if nothing else is holding their union together, then that is EXACTLY what will happen. Divorce statistics substantiate the high incidence of infidelity seven to ten years into the marriage when the Magnetism between a couple fades. The Law of Polarity is not something on which long-term commitments are based.
If all that is holding your relationship together is your primal heat and pheromones, you are in some serious trouble. Break-up, infidelity or resignation to a sexless sibling-like relationship with your spouse is your fate. Unfortunately, thanks to our religious and cultural heritage Magnetism is what defines a lot of marriages. I do not need to point out the disaster this has caused. In order for heterosexual man and woman to be united in perfect balance, it is not just their Magnetic union for the sake of reproduction that must be the focus. We are not mere animals, mating out of biologically driven lust to perpetuate our species. There is so much more to our sexual union and couples who unite according to the Law of Attraction are the ones who experience the true power and pleasure of sex.
Element 2- Attraction
Man and woman drawn together by attraction
In previous essays, I have covered the Law of Attraction. You attract to you what is needed to help your soul advance in this Universe and this applies when it comes to true love. The woman is drawn to the feminine energy within a man as he is drawn to the masculine energy in the woman. Are you going, “What the hell? Why does the man need to receive more masculine energy? Why does the woman need to receive more feminine energy? Are you sure you are referring to straight people?” Yes, I am referring to heterosexuals right now. The homosexuals come later on in this essay.
Let’s go back to the symbol! Observe that the Yang (Male) must allow the reception of a “male-headed” Yin (Female) just as she welcomes his “female-headed” Yang. During their union, the woman gives the man her female body and her MASCULINE energy. The man gives the woman his male body and his FEMININE energy. This is what makes lovemaking transcendent and cross over from just mere procreation to true pleasure resulting in creative and spiritual power. He possesses the missing Feminine Element of her soul and she the missing Masculine Element of his. Think of it as a double looped link instead of a singular one. The bodies are drawn by magnetism. The higher consciousness of each is drawn in by attraction.
"What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.”Susan Sontag.
When I speak of Masculine and Feminine “energy” I speak of the Universal/Divine version which has nothing to do with our cultural, physical or biological definitions of masculinity or femininity. The Divine Masculine and Feminine transcends the physical. It is the manifestation of the God and Goddess in us all. In order to truly love a woman, a man must fall in love with the “God” energy within her and the woman must embrace the “Goddess energy” of the man. He needs to love not just her body but be transfixed by her mind, intellect and audacious courage. She needs to love not just his body but his heart, unfathomable strength and nurturing. Heterosexual couples who have fallen in love in this way are the ones who have epic love stories that inspire generations after them. Their love adventure transcends biological magnetism. Instead it is marked more by pleasure and creativity and results in new ideas born out of spiritual connection during their sexual bliss. It is a love between equals. They actually manage to achieve in their lifetime, what the Kabbalah and Hindu mystics call, Ishvara. The complete unification of masculine and feminine through love, resulting in becoming closer to Divine which is Masculine and Feminine in One.
The most passionate, long-lived, romances of our time, real or inspired are always between a meeting of EQUALS; men who have fully embraced the God energy within their woman and can love her mind, intellect and courage and a woman who has embraced the Goddess energy within the man and can love his heart, limitlessness and nurturing.
The Consequence Of Placing Magnetism Over Attraction
In order for procreation to gain precedence over pleasure, power and soul completion, we did something terrible to alter the Yin and Yang. As if the natural pheromones and evolutionary habits were not enough we found ways to send Magnetism into over-drive. We began to objectify the outer magnetic body of the female, totally ignoring the God-consciousness within her. Her value became tied to her hymen, breasts, vagina, visage and of course the fertility of her womb. As for the men, we objectified their penis and the ego and testosterone fuelled drive to spread seed while suppressing the Goddess-consciousness within them. The result?
By sending Magnetism into overdrive we have destroyed the God energy within women and the Goddess energy within men. We focus on the external, creating empty shells of outward gender that have become ridiculous caricatures, far removed from the authentic Universal/Divine manifestation of the masculine and feminine.
We have turned women and men into superficial shells of themselves and cheapened their union into just a biological process. Women had the “God” within them almost erased by patriarchal religions and culture and have resigned themselves to accept the myth they are intellectually inferior, weak-minded and neurotically emotional. Men have suppressed the “Goddess” within them have become emotionally obtuse, weak-hearted, overly aggressive towards other men and resistant and resentful of the “God” energy within women. More attention is paid to the exterior, superficial manifestations of gender. Today many men find themselves trapped in this “macho” prison of their own making, feeling constantly pressured to live up to ridiculous standards of Magnetism and worthless when they cannot. At the same time, they are unable to be fully satisfied sexually with their women and bored to tears with the trivial, atrophied female mind. Meanwhile, the women are also under pressure to live up to ridiculous ideals of feminine beauty just to attract a man they ultimately become frustrated and obsessed with because of the inconstancy and insensitivity.
Couples watching out for the seven-year itch should be on their guard a lot earlier these days. According to research, they are far more likely to separate after about two years of marriage. One in 12 couples is heading for the divorce courts after 24 months - more than double the figure for seven years. From "TWO-YEAR ITCH INFECTS MARRIAGE" News Australia, By James Mills, June 22, 2004
Let us also not forget that Magnestism is fleeting and flighty and non-discriminatory. Magnetism hates monogamy! The Seven Year Itch has a biological and evolutionary basis. It is the average time in which any offspring should be weaned and walking unassisted. This signals that the female and male are ready to mate again and nature prefers if they do it with other people for greater bio-diversity. If nothing else is holding their union together, then that is exactly what will happen. Or sometimes, one or both fall in true love based on Attraction for the very first time and it is with someone else. The current divorce statistics are proof that couples are marrying out of the Law of Polarity and then divorcing due to infidelity seven to ten years later when the Magnetism between them fades. By making procreation the main priority of our sexuality we have actually increased the risk of infidelity and all the stresses related to it like jealousy, ownership, possessiveness etc.
While we have been willing to accept this wayward, lustful Magnetic urge in men, society has, since the demolition and deconstruction of the feminine Divine been terrified of the equally licentious impulse in women. It scares us that a woman, during her peak can look at a man who is not her husband, cream her panties over his physique and protuberant package and become so swept away that if she could get away with it, she would bend over right then and there and make her slippery pussy very available. This has resulted in all manners of machinations to keep women imprisoned. They range from taking away all her financial independence to literally trapping her at home. Meanwhile, the men have been free to let their Magnetic impulses run wild, have their cake and eat it too.
Why Attraction Trumps Magnetism
Magnetism is already a given. It requires no effort. Trust me. I have seen the power of pheromones, hormones; a cute face, tight ass, a hard body and 10 inches overtake the sensibilities of many people, just like that. When it does and offspring results, it really is of no great consequence, save to add one more mouth to feed to the struggling planet. Magnetism will not advance your soul. It is just the in and out thrusting of two bodies, each wanting to cum. After the sticky release, nothing changes. There are no answers to your inner being. Your inner Divine still cries out in vain for its mate.
Attraction on the other hand is the true gift. Offspring born to such a union are truly “Love Children” and are usually treated as such. I am not just saying this out of fanciful sentiment. I am saying this because I know what it feels like to be a child born from a union based on Magnetism. The reason I know? My mother was 15 and my father was 20 when they married. If their bitter divorce seven years later and my abuse-filled childhood was not clue enough, my father was once so enraged he let the cat out of the bag. One day (when I was being particularly precocious and petulant) he put me in my place by saying, “Who the hell do you think you are! You are nothing! You are nothing but the unfortunate product of bad sex between your mother and me!”
Children born to a couple bonded by a union of Attraction are truly fortunate to bear witness to a living example of soul-completing love in action.
So, when I urge people please, please do not marry young! Please do not marry the first person who makes you feel warm and fuzzy! Please experience the difference between Magnetism and Attraction (yes that will mean having pre-marital sexual experiences and waiting a little longer so you can “know thyself”) before you make a life-long commitment, I am not talking out of my ass. I can already hear the mob forming to burn me alive for even suggesting delaying marriage and encouraging young adults to become sexually experienced first. Come for me nah! I ready for you!
Elements 3 & 4- The Masculine & The Feminine
What is authentic Masculinity? What is authentic Femininity? I have no conclusive answer to this because I am still in the process of learning myself. But I know many of the stereotypes that have been proven false so far. I do not have to tell you a woman can reason with tremendous clarity and be every bit as tenacious as a man can. My dear cousin Cassandra is as straight as women get! She is in active duty in the US Military; jumps out of planes and rides a Harley. If you look around I am sure you will find similar examples of women around you who defy all convention. I do not have to tell you that a man can nurture and experience intense emotions every bit as a woman can. A graphic artist I work with is a single dad and his loving care and sensitivity would bring a tear to your eye. So rather than deal with biology and psychology, perhaps we should dwell on the spiritual definition of masculine and feminine illustrated below:
As you can see, these aspects transcend anatomy, culture and social mores. They are purely elemental. It is quite possible for a woman to have a tremendous amount of masculine energy in her and visa versa. The effect of this energy is so profound it can alter the Yin/Yang construct entirely, resulting in the twin soul. Remember when we mentioned that a heterosexual person’s soul purpose is to seek balance of the masculine and feminine to attain Ishvara- the boundless, genderless Divine state. Well a twin soul (gay, lesbian, transgendered) has already attained Ishvara. They are male and female in one mind, heart and soul. So what could their purpose be?
The Purpose Of Twin Souls
The Hebraic Mystical Science called Kaballah recognizes THREE PATHS of self-development.. identified as "The Three Pillars" of The Tree Of Life. The LEFT PILLAR is depicted as Black (or "mysterious") and identified with "Aima" the Great Mother, and represents FEMALE PATH. The RIGHT PILLAR is shown as White (or "starkly obvious") and identified with "Abba" the Great Father.. representing the MALE PATH. And up the CENTER PILLAR (which is in fact the main 'trunk' of The Tree Of Life) runs the GENDER-UNIFIED PATH.. or Ishvara. It is seen as a MYSTICAL PATH of Occultism, Psychic Phenomena, Creativity, Visionary Experience and direct contact with ‘The Divine'
Heterosexuals come together (pun intended) and in doing so achieve unification of their souls and also at times procreation. In Jungian theory, those who are able to integrate the opposite-sex energies into their own self-identity can then proceed into the higher (Self and God-Self) phases of self-development. Until they can do this, they will continue to marry, divorce and remarry their own opposite sex potential indefinitely until they finally learn that what they are looking for is essentially WITHIN THEMSELVES. The heterosexual male must find the Goddess within him. The heterosexual female must find the God within her.
But trust me, a gay man has already found the Goddess within him, as if you couldn’t tell! LOL!
Gay marriage is banned in Oregon and the most states in the U.S. But if you are gay and Native Indian you are lucky: The Coquille Indian Tribe on the southern Oregon coast recently adopted a law that recognizes same-sex marriage.
Twin souls possess at their core “Ishvara”.
The anti-gay advocates of “Adam & Eve” are absolutely right when they dec
lare that the sexual union of twin souls does not result in procreation. Where they are wrong is their assumption that every human being was put on this earth to replicate their genes.
Even in the wild, not all members of a pack or pride or pod get to sire offspring, only the Alphas and those who win sparring contests. The rest will be surrogate parents and team-members their entire lives, expressing their releasing their desires through sexual play with other members of their group, sometimes of the same sex. Twin souls were purposed for a different task altogether. Here is where I get a lot of grief from my turkey baster and surrogate mother-using gay and lesbian friends. But here it goes.
Not every member of the group gets to mate. Scientists have argued that homosexual behavior is vital to forging strong bonds between the other pack members which helps survival of the species on an evolutionary basis. Those that play together, so it seems, stay together.
It’s not that gay people lack parenting skills. In fact, they have proven they can ace and in some aspects outshine many heterosexual parents. I am all for gay couples adopting! After all, if over-Magnetized heterosexuals are making so much children to the point where they can afford to throw them away, like surplus tomatoes, then by all means, let’s pitch in and give these children a loving home! However, I also believe in respecting the signals given to us by the Universe. It is written right into our own nature. There is a reason why since infancy twin souls seek sexual union only through The Law of Attraction and not the Law of Polarity. Procreation was not the part of the plan. Keep in mind that heterosexuals have been warped by millennia upon millennia of religious/cultural induced procreation/Magnetism overemphasis. They are already over-doing it as it is, as evidenced by their millions of unwanted children, so what was the point of trying to fit in by imitating them?
Let us go take a look at the ancient societies from which we descended (before the procreation/Magnetism campaign took full effect) and see how they honored twin souls. Many of our ancestors, they saw God as Ishvara and so, those who had masculine and feminine in one were often seen as the closest manifestation of the Divine on earth.
From the earliest times to today, twin souls are inexplicably drawn to the mystical, creative and innovative, they are driven to walk “between the worlds” of spirit and earth just as they walk between the masculine and feminine.
Those of us from West African/Yoruba tradition roots should know that the celestial creator deity of Dahomey mythology is Mawu-Lisa and is presented as intersex or trangendered. Other androgynous gods include Nana Buluku, the "Great Mother" that gave birth to Lisa and Mawa and created the universe, and contains both male and female essences. Further south the San people native to the area of Zimbabwe (ironically now a very hostile place towards gays) left cave drawings showing portrayals of man on man sex. There are accounts among the Pangwe of Camaroon of men within their tribe who even when offered a large bride price, still prefer to court other men. The indigenous Igbo people of Nigeria allow “female husbands”. These are women who display more masculine tendencies are treated as men and allowed to hunt and to marry other women. The Azande of present day Zaire, were observed since the 1920s engaged in sanctioned homosexuality with adolescents of 17-18 serving as "boy wives" to older men. The boy wife and his husband would often refer to each other "my love" and "my lover."
Despite countless examples of indigenous homosexuality on the African continent amongst the following peoples, The Bantu, Kwanyama, Ovimbundu [N. Angola], Kimbundu [N. Angola], Lango [Uganda], Konso [S. Ethiopia], Cilenge-Humbi, Barea-Kunama [NE Africa], Korongo [NE Africa], Mesakin [NE Africa], Black Nationalism and Afrocentrism continue to perpetuate the myth of a "sexually pure" Africa which existed prior to colonialism. Ironically, the Afrocentrics are only regurgitating the same misogynist and homophobic ideals of the Arabic and European powers that conquered them, thereby proving how far removed they have become from their shamanic heritage and defeating the purpose of being authentically “African”. Worse yet, denying there has always been indigenous homosexuality among African cultures also plays right into the hands of racists who maintain that homosexuality is only present in “advanced cultures” which can philosophically appreciate such variances in romantic love. Therefore Africans, being innocents or “primitive children of nature” could not possibly possess the intellectual complexity for such a phenomenon as they only know how to mate like animals.
Hindu mythology has many examples of deities changing gender, manifesting as different genders at different times, or combining to form androgynous or hermaphroditic beings. Gods change sex or manifest as an avatar of the opposite sex in order to facilitate sexual congress. Non-divine beings also undergo sex-changes through the actions of the gods, as the result of curses or blessings, or as the natural outcome of reincarnation. Hindu mythology contains numerous incidents where sexual interactions serve a non-sexual, sacred purpose; in some cases, these are same-sex interactions.
The pre-taoist, pre-Confucian tradition of China was predominately shamanistic and male same-sex love was believed to have originated in the mythical south. Even today homosexuality is still called "Southern Wind". Numerous spirits or deities are associated with homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. These include Chou Wang, Lan Caihe, Shan Gu, and Yu the Great, and Gun is a deity in Chinese folklore who manages the love and sex between homosexual men. In order to cater to the needs of modern homosexuals, worship of the Gun has been resuscitated in Taiwan: A temple was founded in Yonghe City by a gay, Taoist priest.
Freyr, a Norse god of fertility, is believed to be worshiped by a group of homosexual or effeminate priests, as suggested by Saxo Grammaticus in Gesta Danorum. The God Loki is noted to be an androgynous trickster and certain Druid rites also are reputed to involve anal sex between male priests.
For those who originated from a European heritage, homosexual affection within the Viking, Hun, Goth, Norse and Celtic traditions was severely punished due to influence from Christianity. Thanks to that iron fist, any non-procreative sexual experience was subsequently expunged from mythic tales, but the Church could not erase everything, for example, the Celtic tale of the heroes Cúchulainn and Ferdiadh. Their epic love story ends with Cúchulainn's reaction to the death of Ferdiadh which is held right up there with the ranks of Achilles' lament for his lover Patrocles in Homer’s Iliad.
The American Bison is well known for bull on bull sex. This behavior is even celebrated by the Mandan Nation of Native Americans. Their Okipa festival finishes with a re-enactment (ceremonial only!) of well…bulling. The reason for doing this is to make sure that the buffalo returns the next Spring. The Lakota Nation calls them pte winkte. The pte means bison and the winkte means two spirits.
I can go on and on. Trust me when you get to the tribes of the South Pacific, things really get hot! But for now I will stick to West Africa, India, China and Europe as their Diaspora now forms my Caribbean environment. Even within my own country (I will not name names but those who are Trini and “in the know”, will understand right away to whom I am referring), when I think of ten of the most celebrated, productively creative people, among the group are a disproportionate amount of gays and lesbians. If I were to gather all the pundits and priests, I would also find a disproportionate amount of gays and lesbians. How is it that this minority (less than 10% of the human population) is so well represented in the fields of art, music, dance, drama, literature and spirituality? List the ten greatest minds in philosophical thought and among them you will find gay people. List the ten greatest witticisms, I assure you more than half were probably written by a gay or lesbian person. List the ten greatest playwriters, songwriters, ten greatest rock singers, designers and yes, even the ten greatest conquerors of all time and gays and lesbians are once again well represented despite being a minority.
Union of Twin Souls
When twin souls unite, their Ishvara Inner Consciousness is drawn together by powerful, multiple bonds of Attraction, while their unused Magnetic energy is radiated outward, creating a field of potent erotic and creative energy. They are the “ sexually charged” particles amongst us.
Heterosexuals replenish our population. By coming together a man and woman cancel out each other's Magnetism and if they allow Attraction to rule, they become the neutral, balanced Divine whole. On the other hand, when two men or two women come together, their already balanced, neutral Ishvara Higher Consciousness is only further balanced. Their physical Magnetism potential is still highly active. Not just active, but doubled. Gay men pulsate with Masculine Magnetism and lesbians undulate with Feminine Magnetism, yet there is no place for it to be absorbed within such a union. It is so potent, so explosive it radiates outward. It is so powerful that throughout history it has been revered in sexual rites, envied and feared resulting in persecution as well as exploited through prostitution.
Homophobia An Energetic Phenomenon?
I have encountered many different strains of homophobia. Some forms are based on religious beliefs, ignorant fears or even violent denial and shame about ones’ own homosexuality. There is also homophobia based on insecurity stemmed from being romantically spurned by the gay person. I know of a man whose wife left him for a lesbian and he has been so emasculated by it, he has been on a virulent crusade against gay people ever since. Then there is another kind of homophobia that seems almost endemic as it is irrational. A straight man confessed to me after apologizing profusely for the politically incorrect thing he was about to say, that he has no problems with lesbians but despite all his efforts to be tolerant of gay men there is just something he cannot explain that makes him overly aggressive and edgy around them. I appreciated his candor. Now here is some of mine.
An overly Magnetized straight, macho man cannot stand the overwhelming, competitive Masculine energy that radiates from a sexually active gay man. They clash and repel one another.
Remember what we learned about Magnetism? Remember the principles that govern the Law of Polarity? When two highly magnetized, like poles meet, they violently repel. Irrational homophobes are usually men who are not just macho but have literally obliterated the Goddess within them to become one big, mass of testosterone, ego and aggression. Such a person is most likely to be violently repelled by the copious amounts of surplus Masculine Magnetic energy radiating out of a sexually active, open gay man. Indeed, this description fits my self-confessed homophobe to a tee. He is your typical Trini, two -outside women plus a baby mama, Saga Boy. Now when I truly observe his reaction to gay men it is very much like how a tom cat reacts to being challenged. Hackles are raised in a, “I will get the better of you before you get the better of me!” reaction. Interestingly enough, straight women who have lost touch with the God energy inside them and are programmed, thoughtless, caricatures of femininity also react the same way to lesbians, although their approach is more underhanded and catty as they seek to bring the dyke, “down a notch,”.
How Gay Attraction Sparks Straight Attraction
Heterosexuals who have decided to be ruled by more than just Magnetism have a very different experience with gays and lesbians. The Masculine Magnetism of gay men can be accommodated by a straight man in touch with his inner Divine Feminine. The Feminine Magnetism of a lesbian can be accepted by a straight woman who has the Divine Masculine alive in her. As for what lesbians do for straight men and gay men for straight women, well that is just plain hot! The superfluous magnetism of gay people creates frisson and erotic heat. It is what accounts for the growing popularity of Yaoi (gay) and Yuri (lesbian) media which believe or not are bought predominantly by straight men and women who find it sexually stimulating.
Many straight men secretly wish their women would go at sex the way lesbians do, with that single purposed, decidedly “masculine” intent to have an orgasm.
A man who loves watching lesbians get it on once explained it to me this way,
“What I really dig about lesbians is this, okay…when a man is with a woman, you never quite sure if she getting off or she just being accommodating. But deep down, we men don’t want women to just be accommodating. We wish you were as genuinely hungry to get off as we are and if you are then oh gosh be honest about it. With lesbians you know they horny and they getting off. They have every intention of cumming and they know exactly what to do to make it happen. That is what gets me going! In bed, I want my woman to be just as ruthless as me about getting off, not act like she doing me a favor.”
What did I say about the man secretly longing for his equal and needing the “Masculine” within the woman?
Straight female lovers of gay romance are pulled in by watching two men love, care and get highly emotional about each other. They are longing for the “Feminine” within their men. They are longing for simmering, sexual tension played out every waking moment until their men bang their brains out with totally involved lust. And, they want to climax every time, just like men do, and be transported in the process.
Gay people have the magic to put the spring in a straight person's step and song in their heart! Twin souls have been playing the role of Cupid from the very beginning. We help you remember Attraction is what is important! And the more you focus on Magnetism,the more twin souls will be born into this world to bring your sexuality back into balance. This my friends, is where we should all come together (geez!)
This whole fight for gay rights is not just about gay people. This is your fight too heterosexuals! It is about the fight to make the societal shift from base Magnetism to purposeful Attraction. This is your chance to say to the procreation pushers, prudes and cynics,
"Oh No! My romantic union is based on something far deeper and soul-evolving than just evolution, hormones, tradition pheromones and procreation! My sexual energy can also result in more than just a screaming, pooping bundle of joy. It can bring about creation and spiritual congress with the Divine!”
Straight women account for the growing popularity of Yaoi (gay anime, books, movies) It has been observed that watching beautiful, sensitive male characters in love makes straight women extremely aroused. It awakens for many a deeply suppressed longing for their straight men to embrace the feminine within them.
We were placed on this planet together, gay and straight and designed in such a way to benefit each other but the only way that is ever going to happen is if we break and re-set a long ossified bone in our socio/religious skeleton by (1) Admitting that the Feminine (Yin) is equal to the Masculine (Yang) (2) and God is in the Feminine just as Goddess is in the Masculine this would mean (3) Restoring the Goddess to her rightful place and demolishing the one-sided patriarchal spiritual view (4) Revamping many deeply held gender stereotypes and prejudices. This is a SCANDALOUS and extremely painful proposition to those with Abrahamic/ Judeo/Christian sensibilities I am sure.
In India, a bride to be is traditionally attended to by a transvestite. It is considered a blessing in many cultures to have a twin soul, sing at your wedding. In ancient times, twin souls would initiate and conduct the lead role in sexual rituals that would set the pace, mood and spirit to have everyone else copulating for days. In Madagascar the tsecats were sacred male transvestites and in Morocco there were sacred lesbians called Sahacat. Today twin souls are still doing the Cupid role, making music and fashion that makes jaws drop, pants get uncomfortable and panties get creamed.
I have already begun to touch on sex as a form of Divine connection and creativity. In the third installment there will be more of this as I will delve into the pleasure and power to be had in sex. Hang in there!
THE GAY BEST FRIEND, just one of many examples of how gays and straights actually make one another stronger and help to build stronger, creative, happier, brighter, innovative societies.
Further Reading: Becoming Two-Spirit: Gay Identity and Social Acceptance in Indian Country by Brian Joseph Gilley. Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton, Changing Ones : Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America by Will Roscoe “Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands- Studies in African-American Homosexualities” by Will Roscoe and Stephen O Murray. “People with a history”, The Most Comprehensive and Objective Resource Site for any historical research on LGBT people around the world.