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 perception, power and passion 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 inspired by the rectified tesseract. 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.
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”. It’s feminine mirror was the infinity symbol:
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 PERCEPTION:
The Ankh refers to the implicit order that permeates the universe. It symbolises that which 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 an expression of the cosmos, this shape was revered by the Egyptians:
The heart chakra is located at the centre of the chest. Its main colour is green and it is most associated with the air element. Anahata is all about love and the flow of emotional sharing between ourselves and others. Through the heart, we feel as part of a bigger unity of all life and realise that we are all joined by an intricate web of relationships.
From this heartfelt realisation opens a space for love, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, kindness, intimacy, devotion, thankfulness and healing. The POWER of the heart’s inverted triangles sums to 71, as embodied by the crook and flail:
As a symbol of the heart, the octahedron has eight faces:
And looks like a rhombus in two dimensions (below). Eight deals with harmony and was known as Adjustment in the Crowley tarot deck:
This eighth 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:
The number 114 refers to creation as a haronmic of 6. It is also a symbol of PASSION or to be more exact, a lust for life. This number also brings stability and drive, meaning that goals can be successfully achieved. The djed has four bars across it, hinting at the base significance of 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. The rhombicuboctahedron has 26 faces—12 rectangular, 8 triangular and 6 square. If all the rectangles are themselves rhombuses (in blue), it is an Archimedean solid:
Above: 26 is the atomic number of iron
The rhombicuboctahedron can be found in the depths of Hermetic philosophy, Renaissance art and the Jewish Kabbalah. It represents the three consciousness centres expressed as one. This shape symbolises the way that the Creator experiences reality through us—and the key to connect to our own divinity. The rhombicuboctahedron then, embodies the unity of three shapes (the rhombic dodecahedron, octahedron and cube) to imply a secret fourth:
One becomes two,
Two becomes three
And out of the third
Comes the One
As the fourth.
—Mary the Prophetess
26 has many amazing properties but as a harmonic of eight is really means enlightenment. So perception + power + passion = presence. Here we realise that the Soul Star is implied within the orthogonal 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 passion of the loins, but an occult power aligned with the profound presence of the cosmos. This unity inflames our beings with the knowledge of VICTORY.