Sex magick was born from the black arts of the Nile.
This wisdom taught that there are three consciousness centres within the human body. In falling order, these notes sound the musical chord of the brain, heart and gut. This is the Mer-Ka-Ba of the Egyptians which must be united as life, truth and power in order to reach unity. As symbols, each had great significance for the ancient Egyptians:
While figurate numbers remain popular in recreational mathematics, the Egyptians took them far more seriously because they resembled the geometry of the human biofield. In other words, each of us has a bioplasmic matrix around ourselves that the pattern below hints at. This cosmic honeycomb can be drawn as a magickal sexagon with 19 cells:
This shape arranges numbers 1-19 in a centered sexagonal pattern. The numbers in each row, in all three directions add to 38—the magickal constant. 38 is a harmonic of 11, the number of spirit. According to numerology, the number 11 is a “master number” which signifies intuition, insight and illumination.
The Creator can be described as a circle. This shape symbolises formlessness, or unmanifested divinity. We can take this circle and twist it to form the figure eight. This symbol has long been known as infinity:
Now we come to the manifestation of the divine, embodied by the tau cross. The 19th Greek letter tau was so named because it looked like a Latin letter “T”:
If we unite the two shapes above, we get the Ankh below, the combination of chaos and cosmos, above and below, unlimited and limited. This image sums to 84—the dodecahedral number of LIFE:
The Ankh refers to the implicit order that permeates the universe. It symbolises the etheric womb that gives rise to physical existence—life in the deepest sense of the word. This is also symbolised by the rhombic dodecahedron. This convex polyhedron has 12 congruent rhombic faces. As the shape of the cosmos, this expression of life was revered by the Egyptians:
Heka was the god of magic and medicine in ancient Egypt. He was depicted in royal dress wearing the regal beard of the gods and carrying a staff entwined with two serpents. This symbol traveled to Greece where it became associated with their healing god Asclepius. Today we know it as the caduceus—a symbol of the medical profession.
Heka was aligned with Ra, particularly when the latter appeared in child form to symbolise rebirth. The first syllable “he” was the truth (8) that made creation possible and every act of magick was simply a continuation of this force. To direct this power came the “ka” of spirit (11). Made up of the first and last numbers, their sum (19) was known as the Alpha and Omega.
The rectangular cross sums to 71, or TRUTH as embodied by the crook and flail. A rhombus can also be viewed as an octahedron:
Eight deals with harmony and was known as Adjustment in the Crowley tarot deck:
This card represents the sign of Libra which is ruled by Venus. The figure above is that of a woman poised upon tip toe. She is crowned with the ostrich plumes of Ma’at, the Egyptian goddess of truth, balance and justice. This power is symbolised by the sword which she holds in both hands. The spheres in which she weighs the universe are manifested by Alpha the First and Omega the Last.
The root chakra, also known as Muladhara, represents stability as embodied by the Egyptian djed. Since the cube is the most stable platonic solid and roots love to grow in the Earth, it strongly resonates as the “root of existence”. Muladhara is considered the foundation of the “energy body”. Yogic systems stress the importance of stabilising this chakra and Kundalini awakening begins here. Below, the djed sums to 114:
We can understand the meaning of 114 if we look at the energy of the number it sums to—the vibration of 6. So 114 shares similar traits to 6 like being creative. Number 114 is a symbol of passion, or to be more exact, a lust for life. This POWERFUL number also brings stability and drive, meaning that goals can be successfully achieved. The cube below has 6 faces and is sometimes called a sexahedron:
We can convert the three consciousness centres above to the numbers 12, 8 and 6 as a function of the faces of the rhombic dodecahedron, octahedron and cube. These sum to 26 which is the atomic number of iron and the number of spacetime dimensions in bosonic string theory.
The rhombicuboctahedron has 26 faces—12 rectangular, 8 triangular and 6 square. In the Archimedean solid below, we have instead 8 triangular faces and 18 square faces. Like the respiratory cycle, it can be seen here as either an exploded octahedron or an expanded cube:
References to the rhombicuboctahedron are found in the depths of Hermetic philosophy, Renaissance art and the Jewish Kabbalah. It represents the eighth chakra. This secret shape symbolises the way that the Creator experiences reality through us—and the key to connect to our own divinity. The rhombicuboctahedron then, embodies three shapes (the rhombic dodecahedron, cube and octahedron) as one.
Above: a net perspective (djed)
The rhombicuboctahedron can also be represented as a spherical tiling. In mathematics, a spherical polyhedron is a tiling of the sphere in which the surface is divided by great arcs into bounded regions called spherical polygons. Much of the theory of symmetrical polyhedra is derived in this way.
26 has many amazing properties but as a harmonic of eight is really means enlightenment because it invites us to interpret the rhombicuboctahedron as an octagram. Here we realise that the Soul Star is implied within this polyhedron. Indeed, even the pyramids at Giza were laid out in a way that implied the stereographic projection of the rhombicuboctahedron:
One of the most powerful ways of embodying this wholeness is through sex magick. This is aimed at altering the magician’s energy in such a way that it joins the lower and higher realms. In effect, they were inviting the life force to take up permanent residence within their bodies. They were not letting an orgasm dissipate—rather they were inviting their sexual and spiritual energies to unite.
When is the best time to try sex magick? Well, the Moon represents the most intimate sides of ourselves—our emotions, moods and instincts. Each lunar cycle begins with a new moon, which then waxes for about two weeks until it climaxes on a full moon. The new moon brings us a clean slate on a monthly basis that allows us to reset, recharge and refocus. A new moon is the first phase of a new lunar cycle during which it aligns with the Sun and is virtually invisible in the night sky. Because new moons take place at the very start of the lunar cycle, they bring the energy of fresh starts.
A full moon represents the climax of the lunar cycle. This occurs when the Moon is opposite the Sun in the zodiac and is therefore fully-illuminated by its light. Full moons are even more notorious than new moons in mainstream culture because they’re often associated with chaos. While new moons are ideal for setting goals and beginning new projects, full moons are more about bringing tasks to fruition. Sex magic then, is best performed between these two lunar phases.
On the other hand, when the moon is waning we’d be well advised to angle our inclinations towards ridding ourselves of things. The waning moon is a great time to work towards getting over someone—either an ex, a toxic friendship or even the loss of a loved one. Waning moons have a subtle power because they remove blocks to our success.
Above: sexual energy is perfectly natural, readily available and incredibly powerful
So if we are true alchemists, we can use our sexual desires to manifest our financial, professional and romantic dreams. To begin with, we should keep it simple—our feelings and appetites should inspire our orgasms. The more we use emotions that we can relate to, the better our chances of success. As we become more aware of our subtle addictions, we can use a waning moon to sever any lingering attachments.
So sex magick awakens the divine within us and reconnects us with Source, bringing us back to the home we never left and the wisdom we never forgot. It lets us see ourselves and our partners as the amazing beings we truly are. Above all, sex magick is fun, intimate and exciting—traits we should bring to all aspects of our lives.
While we think of the word “arousal” in terms of sex, we should also understand it in the context of money and other assets. Money for the wealthy is often desired, cultivated and cherished. Excitement then, is a much broader idea than we might imagine. By translating our lust into heavenly desires we can manifest virtually anything.
Whether your orgasm is a brief spasm or a rolling wave that goes on for longer, there are moments where you blank out. This shudder of pure ecstasy is really a powerful trance. Combine this bliss with the simplest of mantras and you invite revelation—an experience called the whole body orgasm.
This bliss is not just the profane ecstasy of the loins, but an occult power aligned with the profound harmony of the cosmos implied by the Flower of Life. So the sensual number eight inflames our beings with the truth of the universe and invites us to experience WHOLENESS.