Friday, May 20, 2016

Cosmic Sex Education

The liberal fraud of sex education involves the bait and switch of telling children they are nothing more than biological beings -- thus excising sexuality from transcendence -- and then insisting that sexual identity is anything we want it to be, thus isolating it from biology altogether (so much for the left being "scientific").

The upshot is a denial of both transcendence (spirit) and immanence (biology), while introducing a counterfeit version of each. Counterfeit immanence redounds to infrahuman animality, while counterfeit transcendence is an omnipotent attitude toward one's own sexual nature -- as if one chooses it rather than vice versa.

But as Pieper writes, "The more necessary something is, the more the order of reason must be preserved in it." Thus, because "sexual power is so noble and necessary a good, it needs the preserving and defending order of reason." The virtue of chastity simply "realizes the order of reason in the province of sexuality." One wants to say that this virtue is precisely what renders sexuality human sexuality.

As such, unchastity "is in its essence the transgression and violation of the rational order in the province of sexuality," such that "in intemperance man sinks to the level of a beast" (although a specifically human beastling, not an innocent animal).

There is so much deliberate sexual confusion propagated by the left -- it is one of their prime directives -- that a review of our Cosmic Sexuality is in order. Perhaps the best place to start is an essay by Schuon called The Message of the Human Body, the sexual polarity -- or complementarity -- of which is not accidental but essential.

For to say that we are in the image of the Creator is to affirm that man -- including the body -- "manifests something absolute and for that very reason something unlimited and perfect."

This is not to reduce spirit to matter or form to substance, but only to say that the former are prolonged all the way into the latter, such that the body will reveal traces of its source. We are not Manichaeans. We do not deny the body, but rather, situate it in its proper context.

Time out for some aphorisms courtesy Nicolás Gómez Dávila:

'Sexual liberation' allows modern man to pretend to be ignorant of the multiple taboos of another kind that govern him.

The sensual is the presence of a value in the sensible.

Monotonous, like obscenity.

Sex does not solve even sexual problems.

It is impossible to convince the fool that that there are pleasures superior to those we share with the rest of the animals

Eroticism, sensuality, and love, when they do not converge in the same person, are nothing more, in isolation, than a disease, a vice, and foolishness.

Back to Schuon. Even our vertical posture is "a direct reference to absoluteness," such that man is "not only the summit of earthly creatures, but also, for this very reason, the exit from their condition." Thus, our verticality is not capped at the top, but rather, more like an open-ended arrow pointing to a perpetual transcendence.

Herebelow the Supreme Principle bifurcates into Absolute and Infinite: "the masculine body accentuates the first aspect, and the feminine body the second."

Let's pause here for a moment and consider what Schuon has just said. Perhaps you've never heard this expressed before. For me, it is a quintessential example of vertical recollection -- of anamnesis -- because as soon as you hear it, you say to yoursoph, "of course! How stupid of me not to have realized that." But it's why we have beauty contests for women and strength contests for men.

The converse would be perverse, i.e., strength contests for women (women are of course free to play sports, but it is not essential that they do so) and beauty pageants for men. We all know this in our bones, such that one must undergo years of liberal indoctrination to subvert these deep cosmic values. It doesn't mean we reduce a man to his strength or a woman to her beauty; again, these are simply archetypal prolongations from the source.

"Now, each of the bodies, the masculine and the feminine, manifests modes of perfection which their respective gender evokes by definition; all cosmic qualities are divided in fact into two complementary groups: the rigorous and the gentle, the active and the passive, the contractive and the expansive."

Aaaaaand we're outta time.


Gagdad Bob said...

"Many liberals believe that 'denying' climate science should be a criminal offense while also believing that denying biological science is a moral obligation."

Magister said...

"Herebelow the Supreme Principle bifurcates into Absolute and Infinite: "the masculine body accentuates the first aspect, and the feminine body the second."

so this morning I read that Elton John and David Furnish, who are legally married, have been having the vapors because, although the Supreme Court of England has ruled that newspapers may not publish details of Furnish's enthusiastic infidelities because of the damage it may do to their two young adopted boys (cringe), digital "social media" have already published the details, in detail

Furnish is apparently an enthusiastic submissive, which is a parody of the feminine body, which Schuon rightly says is ordered to the receptive and the infinite. it's grimly amusing that Furnish is all the sudden having an absolutist snit about how his body is now the subject of infinite snickering on social media.

Davila looks wiser by the day.

Gagdad Bob said...

I was actually going to bring that story into the post, but I had just showered.

julie said...

Hadn't heard about that, but there's so much other fodder that is fitting. The tales of woe of teen boys living as girls who feel bad because normal boys are only interested in mixing their absolute with a compatible infinite, for instance. This all fits perfectly well with the liberal fraud of sex education, though, considering its true aim seems to be sterile unions for all, with actual procreation treated essentially as an STD. What kid wants to be punished with a baby just for having a little fun?

mushroom said...

these are simply archetypal prolongations from the source

I like that.

Joan of Argghh! said...

I don't think there is anything more timely and important for the sake of our future than to discuss sex at its most primal Source and identity. An art professor of our figure drawing class was rather pleased to contemplate and bestow on his students a future without sexual intercourse, thinking we'd evolve to a higher understanding of humanity that way.

Magister said...

"Once upon a time," the Director began, "while our Ford was still on earth, there was a little boy called Reuben Rabinovitch. Reuben was the child of Polish-speaking parents."
The Director interrupted himself. "You know what Polish is, I suppose?"
"A dead language."
"Like French and German," added another student, officiously showing off his learning.
"And 'parent'?" questioned the D.H.C.
There was an uneasy silence. Several of the boys blushed. They had not yet learned to draw the significant but often very fine distinction between smut and pure science. One, at last, had the courage to raise a hand.
"Human beings used to be …" he hesitated; the blood rushed to his cheeks. "Well, they used to be viviparous."

Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World"

Homo liberalis said...

Wait. Are you suggesting Brave New World isn't supposed to be an instruction manual?

Allena said...

This actually makes it much more dangerous for people like me.
But the far left in particular (and to be fair, there are far more fundamentalist loons on the far right than I ever thought there were as well as false conservatives who are really populists, or just a different type of totalitarian) don't care if some trans folks who just want to live their life in peace (most if us that is) get the shit beat out of them or killed.
Which will most likely happen eventually.
Activists on the left loke to think they speak for people like us but they sure as hell do not!

Jules said...

Yes indeed... I have always suspected that masculine- feminine is cosmic as well as biological . books such as " brain sex" by anne moir point to differnt brain structure.
Then oriental religions such as taoism talk of yin yang, and we also have tantric sex. Funny that the left that is partial to these religions doesnt acknowledge that.