Solve et Coagula: Attitudes Toward the Ambrosial Aspects of Human Seed in Certain Yogic Traditions and in the Sexual Magick of Aleister Crowley

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Solve et Coagula: Attitudes Toward the Ambrosial Aspects of Human Seed in Certain Yogic Traditions and in the Sexual Magick of Aleister Crowley

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Some traditions of yoga see in the male’s seed a potential elixir of immortality. The ejaculation of semen, which should return to their place of origin, the head, is a waste of that potential is lost through intercourse. In it, in effect, this substance by its subtle transformation acquires shape, becoming elixir. The method consists of a spiritualization of the material. This would correspond to solve according to alchemical terminology.

The sexual magic of Aleister Crowley comes from a similar point of view, but here the method is reversed as the seed is ejected and consumed. Physical sperm is sanctified, and seen as a theophany. The spiritual materialized: coagulated.

The purpose of this paper is to compare these two approaches and to explore its implications, the key issue here is that the location of the sacred; Indeed, one reflects acosmism Indian traditions and the other trend, perfect for the magic of Aleister Crowley, valuing material existence.

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Gordan Djurdjevic

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Aries Journal (http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156798910x12584583444952)

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Brill

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2019-09-18

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http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156798910x12584583444952

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English

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Some traditions of yoga see in the male’s seed a potential elixir of immortality. The ejaculation of semen, which should return to their place of origin, the head, is a waste of that potential is lost through intercourse. In it, in effect, this substance by its subtle transformation acquires shape, becoming elixir. The method consists of a spiritualization of the material. This would correspond to solve according to alchemical terminology.

The sexual magic of Aleister Crowley comes from a similar point of view, but here the method is reversed as the seed is ejected and consumed. Physical sperm is sanctified, and seen as a theophany. The spiritual materialized: coagulated.

The purpose of this paper is to compare these two approaches and to explore its implications, the key issue here is that the location of the sacred; Indeed, one reflects acosmism Indian traditions and the other trend, perfect for the magic of Aleister Crowley, valuing material existence.

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Gordan Djurdjevic, “Solve et Coagula: Attitudes Toward the Ambrosial Aspects of Human Seed in Certain Yogic Traditions and in the Sexual Magick of Aleister Crowley,” John L. Crow's Akashic Archive, accessed September 18, 2019, http://archive.johnlcrow.com/items/show/74.

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