Eros and the Mysteries of Love: The Metaphysics of Sex

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
A comprehensive work on the metaphysical aspects of sexuality. Julius Evola sheds new light on the mystical and spiritual expression of sexual love. This in-depth study explores the sexual rites of sacred traditions, and shows how religion, mysticism, folklore, and mythology all contain erotic forms in which the deep potentialities of human beings are recognized.
 

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Contents

Eros and Sexual Love
9
The Metaphysics of Sex
42
Phenomena of Transcendency in Profane Love
67
Gods and Goddesses Men and Women
115
Sacred Ceremonies and Evocations
172
Sex in the Realm of Initiations and Magic
216
Conclusion
273
Notes
277
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Page 6 - Everyone knows the part played by sex in our present civilization, and indeed there is a kind of obsession with it. In no other era have woman and sex taken the front of the stage in such a manner. They are dominant in a thousand forms in literature, theater, cinema, advertising, and the whole of contemporary practical life. Woman is presented in a thousand forms to attract man and stupefy him sexually.

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Evola was one of the foremost authorities on the world's esoteric traditions.

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