Modern paganism is a religious movement that exists outside of the mainstream popular religions. It is not based on liturgy or doctrine and often involves the worship of the natural world, both a god and goddess, pantheons, and/or witchcraft. Some examples of modern pagans are wiccans, druids, shamans, sacred ecologists, odinists and heathens, to name a few. Each has their own belief system and methods of worship. Sometimes, it involves intimate actions.
One common way many pagans worship is through ceremonial rituals. These rituals often include meditation, music, chanting, prayer, dancing, pouring of libations, and the sharing of food and drinks. When most people hear the term “pagan ritual,” their mind becomes flooded with questions and strange visualizations. What exactly goes on during one of those rituals? One common assumption is that there is a whole lot of lovin' taking place. Well, pagan rituals are, in fact, a reality, but they aren’t exactly what most people may be envisioning. Here is the truth behind pagan "lovemaking" rituals.
The Thought Held At Climax Is Magickally ImportantPhoto: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Wikimedia Commons
While it may seem really difficult to hold any clear thought during climax, doing so is a major part of reaching your magickal goal during a ritual. Since there is always intent for this kind of magick, it is important to hold on to that intent at the strongest release of energy - the physical pinnacle. If you forget to do so, the energy raised won’t be as focused. This doesn't mean the climax shouldn't be enjoyed; it should just be enjoyed with a purpose.
Talismans Are Often Used In RitualsPhoto: Mattes / Wikimedia Commons
A Talisman is an object which is believed to contain certain magickal energies, usually used to draw certain things to its owner, like luck, love, or money. They can be given as gifts, purchased, or made by the person who owns it. They are “charged” with the force it is intended to represent. This form of magick is often used to charge a talisman. This could be done simply through the energy raised during the act, or by smearing personal juices onto the talisman.
Eucharist In Sex Magick
The fluids produced in these rituals are referred to as the "eucharist." Just like in Christianity, the eucharist in a ritual is considered consecrated. It is believed to contain powerful magickal energy and can be used in several ways. As previously mentioned, they may be used to anoint a talisman, or an actual person. They can be ingested in their natural form so that the power is absorbed into the body, or even put into wine or spread on food. FYI—menstrual matter can be put into this category as well.
Other Acts Can Be Incorporated In These Rituals
S&M is when a person derives pleasure from either inflicting or receiving mental or physical pain. Despite what many may think, the basis for S&M is trust and an exchange of power. If the ritual practitioners enjoy this type of play, it could be very powerful to use during a ritual. The "top," or "dominant," is in control of the energy exchanged during the ritual. The "bottom," or "submissive," may use the technique to enhance their ability to enter a meditative or astral state, allowing the magick to work more potently.