Phil Hine - Love under Will: Sexuality, Magic & Liberation
At a time when Magic is (supposedly) undergoing a renaissance, with core ideas &
techniques presented in a clear and open manner, Sexual Magic remains entangled in
glamours and misconceptions. There is little published material, it seems, which deals
with the subject clearly. It is usually the case that Sexual Magic is shrouded (sometimes
"drowned") in symbolic asides and allusions.
To begin with, what actually constitutes an act of Sexual Magic? A broad definition is:
that it is the harnessing of one’s own sexuality with intentionality - literally "Love Under
Will", to bring about change. This implies a great deal more than the waving of rods,
wands, cups, and roses. Celibacy, as a conscious decision not to be sexually active can be
as much an act of Sexual Magic as any ritualised copulation or masturbation.