9781620551097

Carnal Alchemy

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    9781620551097

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    1620551098

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-09-21
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions
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Summary

BDSM sexuality as a powerful tool for self-transformation and the realization of magical and spiritual aims

• Details how to combine the 6 major types of S&M stimulation with sexual stimulation for magical and transformative purposes

• Explores sado-magical workings from both submissive and dominant perspectives

• Traces the roots of the BDSM tradition from ancient pagan and shamanic rituals to historical figures such as the Marquis de Sade, Aleister Crowley, and Anton LaVey

Sex magic allows us to tap in to the most abundant power source available: sexual energy. Magicians, shamans, and fakirs throughout history have used physical stimulation and ritual to harness sexual energy, unlock inner states of consciousness, and activate the ability to influence their surroundings. While pleasure is often the focus of this stimulation, pain is just as effective, if not more so.

Combining both pleasure and pain, the sadomasochistic practice of Carnal Alchemy offers a powerful tool for self-transformation and the realization of magical and spiritual aims. Authors Stephen and Crystal Dawn Flowers explain the sado-magical workings of Carnal Alchemy from both the perspective of the submissive partner as well as the dominant. They detail the 6 major techniques of sadomasochistic stimulation--bondage, flagellation, piercing, penetration, clamping, and heat/cold--and how they can be combined with sexual stimulation for magical purposes. They trace the roots of the BDSM tradition in ancient pagan rites of passage, in indigenous shamanic rituals, and through historical figures who used this form of sexuality in their magic and philosophy, from the Marquis de Sade to more modern exemplars such as Aleister Crowley, Ernst Schertel, and Anton LaVey.

This guide also covers specialized furniture and tools and the decor of “the Chamber” to trigger states of consciousness in which the Sado-Magician can effectively express his or her will.

Author Biography

Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D., and Crystal Dawn Flowers, husband and wife of more than 30 years, are the former heads of the Order of the Triskelion, a magical order dedicated to the practice of Carnal Alchemy. Stephen is the author of several books, including Lords of the Left-Hand Path, and translator of Secret Practices of the Sufi Freemasons. He is the director of the Woodharrow Institute for Germanic and Runic Studies. The authors live near Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

Disclaimer and Warnings

A Note on Terms Used in This Book

Preface to the Third Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Carnal Alchemy

Important Safety Notes


1   Sexual Magic and Carnal Alchemy
2   Sado-Magic in History
3   General Theory of Carnal Alchemy and Sado-Magic
4   Submissive S-M
5   Dominant S-M
6   How to Work
7   Working Techniques
8   The Chamber

Conclusion

Appendix I.
The Order of the Triskelion

Appendix II.
Resources

Notes

Glossary

An Annotated Sadean Bibliography

Bibliography of General Titles and Sex-Magical Texts

Index

Rewards Program

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