The Light of Sex: Initiation, Magic, and Sacrament
Never before available in English, The Light of Sex expounds the tenets of the revolutionary religious system conceived by Maria de Naglowska--Russian mystic, occultist, esoteric high priestess, rumored lover of Julius Evola, and self-styled "Satanic Woman" of 1930s Paris. Centered on what she called the Third Term of the Trinity, in which the Holy Spirit of the classic Christian trinity is recognized as the divine feminine, her practices aim to bring about a reconciliation of the light and dark forces in nature through the union of the masculine and feminine. Revealing the spiritually transformative power of sex, she shows how--through mystic sexual practices and veneration of the feminine spirit--growth of the soul, regeneration of the world, and enlightenment of humankind can be achieved.
This mystic treatise and guide to the sexually charged rituals that were a cause célèbre in 1930s Paris was required reading for those seeking to be initiated into Naglowska's magical group La confrérie de la Flèche d'Or [The Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow]. It reveals Naglowska to be a powerful visionary, whose psychic powers were legendary, and an important figure in the continuing evolution of the Western Mystery tradition.
Maria de Naglowska (1883-1936) was a Russian occultist, mystic, and founder of the Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow. Her conferences in Paris in the 1930s were attended by many now famous avant-garde and notorious writers and artists, such as Julius Evola,, Man Ray, and André Breton. She is also known for her translation of P.B. Randolph's Magia Sexualis, the classic occult text that has survived only through her translation. Donald Traxler is both a translator and student of the occult. He lives in Martinez, California.