Don Webb - A Sex Magic Primer
Sex magic is as old as mankind. Everyone, even in the dullest vanilla relationship, has felt at some time that it's magical, or at least should be. Sex is used by the forces of society (read the forces of stupidity) to make us do anything from buy a certain brand of car to vote in certain ways. If we allow ourselves to be entranced by these prepackaged images of sex -- instead of creating our own magic -- we are slaves. If we begin the realization of our fantasies, we begin to participate in what it is to be gods. One of the oldest (and still practiced) forms of sex magic is Tantra. In Tantra practices there are two principles -- one the source of power called Shakti, and the other the director of power called Shiva. This corresponds directly to our practice wherein one individual is the director/Dom and one the acted upon/Submissive. All of us in the scene for any length of time have always known that the real power is on the bottom. Such practices continue to flourish (and therefore change the direction of the world) not in the East as Tantra, but in the West as "Gardnerian" Wicca. Fairly obviously the "god" Shiva need not be male, nor the "goddess" Shakti female.