Celtic sex magic

I am putting forth this question as I celtic sex magic no idea of the answer. I was in a discussion with some wiccan friends who were discussing the use of sex magic within ritual. Was a very interesting discussion until they asked me, do Druids use Sex Magic?

Now I am not familiar with all branches of druidry. Perhaps there is someone within this community that could enlighten me. Thanks for any help you can give. From my knowledge of wicca, I suppose sex magic come in two forms. The Great Rite in all its symbolic forms which I think are valid or an act intended solely to raise power to achieve a magical aim.

My other worries are always its promotion as a way to easily abuse vulnerable individuals. It would not have carried the taboos associated with it today. Ooo, good way to stir it up, Fae! As back to the original question, “Do Druids practice Sex Magic”? I won’t be an annoying bugger and ask you who are these ‘Druids’? Although there could have been a handful who did.

But did they use sexual union as a sacred path to opening the self to the divine Other, as a way of expressing the cosmic order and celebrating these amazing, heady energies that overtake our bodies and spirits through mutual and self pleasure and eventual release? And Islam isn’t even technically “ancient”! Romans, Greeks, Hindus, Buddhists, Chinese, even the Germanic peoples all did. Why then should be doubt that the Celts did when they had such a love-affair with life herself?

That is entirely up to them, and although not a large or necessary part of the modern druid’s path, one that I am well aware appeals to more than a few, especially those druids who started out with a wiccan or witchy path. I know two druids off the top of my head who I very very much respect who ‘do’ sex magick. And these aren’t fluffy bunnies, neo-pagans or anything of the sort. Druidism is more a personal choice than a definite element of their path. Anyone disagree or have something to add?

Just once let what is in your care grow wild enough to see the world through its own eyes. You will also find sexual bodily fluids used in Hoodoo and other folk practices. Most view it as a way to “raise a cone of energy”, which I have no doubt happens as sex does rise a lot of energy, but I think there’s too much of an emphasis on it when there’s plenty of other ways to “raise energy” as well, including like Alferian mentioned, the mind. I believe many use “sex magick” as a means simply for the fact that they get to have sex lol. My path doesn’t consist of “magick” at all really.

It involves offerings, ritual, prayer and other forms of devotion. I don’t “cast spells” and I certainly don’t practice “sex magick”. The dubious John Huges published a book on Sex Magic which ostensibly gives away the deep secrets of traditional Welsh druidism hidden in the mountains and passed on by his grandfather etc. I am always put off by people who talk or write about “sex magic” because, for one thing, it seems so sensationalize in the context of a culture that makes everything in the world about sex. Our secular culture, especially perhaps in Puritan America, has turned sex into the only vestige of a sacrament that we have.

Which, combined with massive mass media propaganda about sexuality that often has little to do with most people’s actual experiences or lives, leads to all sorts of problems. I am sure there are self-styled druids who use sex as a turbo-charger for their magical acts, but for the most part, as far as I can see, druids are more interested in enchantment than in casting spells, raising cones of energy, or Tantra. Druid magic is more likely to involve raising a glass of mead or raising a voice in song than raising a cone of etheric vibrations though ecstatic techniques of a more vigorous nature. Aleister Crowley, to whom most of this sex magic business can be traced, makes it fairly clear that using Tantric techniques to increase one’s prana or life force is extremely difficult. It doesn’t just mean making a wish while having sex. It is extremely hard to concentrate the mind magically while also exciting the libido and withholding climax etc.

Aren’t sex and magic complicated and tricky enough separately without trying to combine the two? The principal magic that “sex magic” is certainly good for is selling books and attracting naive and troubled followers. Hope that doesn’t sound too cranky. But then, I am a crank after all is said and done. From my present inderstanding, one suspects naturlism might play a pary in ritual, a lot depends on the individual concerned I suspect, who might participate within it. However it could be releverant to other magical traditions.