How long answer would you like? This question was both the question of my youth as said, and also an important part of both of my bachelor's and master's theses.
In a nutshell: There was the quite long Victorian tradition of shame right in the culture, and a very long Gnostic, Neoplatonist, Rosicrucian &c. esoteric tradition of regarding all kind of sexuality as profane and opposite to occult process. Blavatsky's own Tibetan tantric tradition held monastic values of celibacy in high esteem. In her Esoteric instructions it is stressed many times that the "sexual centers" are used only by dugpas i.e. black magicians, who are personifications of all evil and corruptness. Blavatsky also didn't consider herself as a woman, but disdained women as inferior to men. (So Faxneld's claim to make her an early feminist is actually quite problematic, or then feminism means something political which is opposite to actual appreciation of womanhood.)
Exactly. It would be so great if they would approach these subjects of actual horrible problems more and leave to lesser notice the problematic condemning of contraception &c. But this is utopia as we know.
That is very true. As said, one's temperament makes it extremely hard for us to see the differing points of our fellow men (and women), regarding this subject most of all. Having learned this, I try to remember that many things that for me seem to be wholly impossible, can be the best possible and most enjoyable for many others. This also has been clarified to me in the years of the Star of Azazel: I have learned from my sisters and brothers that many approaches to sex that I wouldn't have dreamed might work, let alone help in one's occult process, can be optimal – for some temperaments, in some situations. All you need is love, I guess!
I keep feeling that I am here only for a small trip, to do some work for my masters "back home" in Italy and India Of course, should I ever actually move there, in this body at least, I would most certainly find that there is much more Finn in me that I have been able to admit.
Cerastes wrote: ↑Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:04 pmI always had the feeling of somehow not belonging to the culture I’m born in. (I’m not even sure if this is the right planet or galaxy). Therefore, I enjoy traveling to other countries to observe different cultures because the high variety of temperaments is somehow comforting and it makes me feel a little less like an Alien.
Theosophical occultism teaches that not only the souls migrate from another planets (although this takes tremendous amounts of time), that it is, under some extremely rare circumstances, possible for a soul to move from another form of evolution to another: e.g. for an elemental spirit to be born as human. Personally I see that all of us are actually amalgams from all the different kingdoms of nature, though; so it is more about what part is at the top at the moment, so to say. Here's a song for you!
Cancer wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 amI've had an imaginary female "alter ego" for a long time, also independently of sexual fantasies, and can't quite even remember how "she" came to be. She has a name and a kind of parallel life on the reverse side of mine. Sometimes I fancy myself, as the concretely gendered being I am during waking hours, as a dream she is having of herself as male.
Before I came to see more clearly some very masculine traits of mine (with the help of an understanding woman, of course!), I sometimes joked that I am a "lesbian born in male body", for I loved so much the femininity both in myself & in the others, but had hard time being with men & appreciating what I considered as masculine behaviour. These things often boil down to personal experiences, naturally... I had had the luck of seeing many more wise & strong women than men. Brotherhood has helped me much in this, also: I have seen that there are many wise & loving men.
Since I enjoy playing role playing games and especially the creation of characters in them, I have noticed that the games which demand violence (like almost every single video game RPG there is) are much easier for me to play as a female character: It is in most cases uncomfortable for me to fight even in a game, but in case I have been given a possibility to create an alter ego who is female, such an "outward tenderness" (as I see the archetypal femininity) makes it more fun.
Cancer wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 amWhile most of these thoughts are light-hearted (or distractedly deep in the manner of song lyrics), I’ve at times felt very frustrated with — even disgusted by — the concept of masculinity. Unable to sleep, I just spent the night trying to formulate a long and personal post about the causes and manifestations of my misandry (...)
I would be very interested to discuss misogyny & misandry (and their opposites) in another thread about genders, if you and/or others ever feel so inclined.