Initiatic Eroticism & Tantric Temples

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Don Traxler, translator of the work of Maria de Naglowska, deceased Russian occultist, mystic and founder of the Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow,  is with us tonight to discuss Maria's scope of work on the theme of Sex Magic or  Initiatic Eroticism and Other Occult Writings.  We'll talk about the Third Term of the Trinity, "hidden meanings" and the "importance of sex for the upliftment of humanity"  For more on Maria, she held conferences in Paris in the 1930sattended by many now famous avant-garde and notorious writers and artists of the day such as Julius Evola, Man Ray and Andre Breton.  She is the author of The Light of Sex, Advanced Sex Magic and The Sacred Rite of Magical Love.  Donald, a translator and student of the occult, living and calling from Uruguay, will enlighten us on her work.

In the second half of the show, Peter Levenda, author of the beautiful coffee table book, Tantric Temples: Eros and Magic in Java is with us discussing how Tantra is one of the most misunderstood of the esoteric disciplines.  In order to get clear on the real nature of Tantric ritual and belief, Peter takes us to where it's still practiced and from where important Tantric teachings originated a thousand years ago - the island of Jave in present-day Indonesia.  We'll discover how Tantra influenced secret socieites, mystics, alchemists, Kabbalists and magicians for thousands of years and how human secuality became a metaphor and template for both spiritual transformation and themanipulation of reality; of how various sexual acts and psycho-biological states became the basis for comprehensive cosmology that incorporates every aspect of human experience.

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