Nicole Daedone
December 13, 2023

An Introduction

1 I worked knowing this day would come. The day after the end of the world.

2 I worked in silence and in haste, unsure if what I saw ahead was a mirage, the mirage of a re-emergence or the madness of having made a descent.

3 Coming up from where madness issues the world looks so different than from above; unfamiliar, foreign.

4  At the same time, more familiar than breath itself.

5 The memory, cellular, pulls you back to ancestors who will remind you how to      re-enliven a an intelligence that lies dormant waiting to spread. The rational mind would burn the fragile memory that quivers      on the tip of the tongue. We teach it to relax, to keep its harsh light from evaporating       the truths into an indecipherable mist     .

6 We      shift from      hearty demands that the mystery give up her secrets to the heart-felt request to be granted entry.

7 The truth speaks a subtle, intuitive, seductive and evocative language. It holds paradox. It asks that we be both persistent and receptive, to engage in      a creative dance with      mystery     .

8 To be a student of life, we       look      inside of life itself. Not the outer world of seeing by light and hearing by sound, but the inner consciousness of eye and ear, attuned to the unlit vast reality, from which the forces that move us to true joy reside.       In darkness is the intimacy we yearn for and shy away from––     the intimacy that unlocks the prison       of       time, freeing us to see and understand what      only those latent cells of truth could decipher.

9 The Eros Sutras are a tapestry of signposts from the many      dimensions the mind travels through; the philosophical, the spiritual, the cultural.      The Sutras shift the focus of the lens revealing Eros as pervading                     all things     .  It is a movement made from the interior experience, the essential, the primal rather than the objective, distant witness     .

10 The promise of Eros is      entry;      not going beyond but inside, entering the profane that calls us back to the pulse of creation. Gathering in the filament that ties us to nature, we discover the encoding that initiates us into the art of making love, that allows us to look at anything and ask ourselves, can I love this? From within this question the instruction of Eros unfolds.                 11 Eros      apprentices us in the precision of opening to      only      the most attentive and refined contact. She exists within      every aspect of the world of appearances, can be accessed      from alleyways and      cathedrals, sidewalks to mountaintops. To hear her      requires an exquisitely tuned ear.

12 In Eros, the way animal nature learns natural law, we     live in the interplay of life;      both mutual and concurrent penetration and play, vibrating with the     .      full spectrum of      delight, riveted by      the focus of the hunt     in order      to meet her in the everywhere she is.

13 Eros has been bound and tied by reason      to the instinctual, to blind brutish desire and drives in contrast to the celebration of reason and the exaltation of the       transcendent     . And yet, it is only Eros that can span the whole from human to heaven,                 openly offering      a feast for      priest and      harlot;      not      in secret but feeding unconcealed.

14 Fear of life’s natural force has caused us to contract and control Eros. While it remains imprisoned, shackled to sex or sex object, lack of access keeps life’s gifts of creativity and radiance locked in the cellar of consciousness.


16      When it so clearly it spills over into all aspects of who we are, why is Eros      confined to the purely sexual?           ? What are we afraid of?

The thread, the feminine force of nature. The power that has been caged and made small for personal use.

17 T     hat which is repressed      returns with a vengeance, forcing us to hit bottom where you confront a reckoning of the soul.        Over time, nature’s sheer voltage will always      trump      form and concept.

Living aligned with                natural law the nearly impossible edict to let go becomes a natural outcome. When you let your senses be reoriented to and guided by      magnetism, you discover that what is magnetized to you      cannot be escaped and what is not      cannot be gripped       for long.

If      what we create      is not in accord with natural law, it will disintegrate. In accord, it will thrive,      taking      on a life of its own.

In humility we      enter a foreign land without      demanding      the inhabitants speak      our language. Instead of      yelling to force understanding, we recognize our bias in seeing the inhabitants as inferior when they do not explain how to proceed in terms familiar to our country of origin.         18 Eros unites the heart’s warring parties of having and wanting in precious tension, perfect, paradoxical cohabitation, free from       jealousy,      possession, and gripping      passion. Duality melts into union connecting us to      the voltage that powers      and bonds all things.      The result is      a completed circuit allowing us       to      touch the whole of life even without touching, even without seeing.

19 The erotic world is 180 degrees different from the everyday world we know.  We are so fixated on filling      absence or keeping it empty, that we have not learned how to allow the fullness of           radiating desire that  balances      connection      and individual integrity     , bestowing solitude in connection, intimacy in solitude.

20       In allowing Eros to speak,      we no longer      hold a feminine ethos up to the light of known information in order to gauge its genius. The genius reveals itself, as itself, like nothing, like no thought system, pattern of movement or meditation that has come before.      .                  21      The doorway to experience of union powered by Eros is accessed through the practice of Orgasmic Meditation (OM) thereby waking      the innate wisdom of the body.       Dissolving layers of psychological conditioning,           the body becomes the laboratory for learning to hear       the truths      that can only be spoken through the language of experience     .          22 OM reveals, at the level of sensation, the stifled      truths of natural law, intuition, desire, the daemonic, and the undifferentiated primal level of being, the true      feminine. OM gives a clear and sovereign awareness of my/your power, a power that acts      more like gravity at it      influences everything around it rather than a force that dominates and flattens                as it projects itself forward     . Through OM the visceral      power of love fuels realization, giving us the chance       to love others into their greatness rather than bludgeoning them out of their badness through punishment.

23 D     esire is a capricious communicator, but meets us in      our willingness to entertain a new possibility, to move outside our small safe spaces in order to greet the whole of life.     .  That in fact is the purpose of desire, to release           the voltage      within that roots in the primal into the whole of your life, drawing you out of your small safe spaces into the wide open universe of endless invitation.

24 Eros does not reveal herself      in tidy formulas      or grand epiphanies     . Her language changes with our experience, our understanding shifts as her lens opens on life.      Eros herself, asks to be in      co-creation. It wants to project and be  projected into, and, from that dance     ,      radiated           into the world.

25 You already know, or else you would not find yourself here that Eros is not for the timid, fragile or those seeking to hide in a maternal embrace.      The true feminine      is birth, death, disintegration      , generation, chaos, unfairness, capriciousness and lack of resolution. Eros is impersonal and indifferent as to whether or not we feel      destroyed,      because it is she who holds      the secrets of our rebirth.

26 Eros      is the ocean;           even in shallow waters there are breakers. Fully enter her and her powerful undertow will      wring the fight from you. Thrashing exhausts us resulting in drowning.      our only option is to surrender to the pull, of Eros luring us      into Genius, ending the scarcity treadmill that drains us in our struggle to fill a bottomless well.

27 Eros      asks us to move precisely toward what we fear: the experience of being drenched, coming into contact with the eternal, of true intimacy and the ferocious dynamism of the      undiluted and unfiltered reality      of love.      If you want to know that truth, then welcome.

28 Your soul     has been waiting to speak with you.           As you embark into the darkness, know that it exists in order to love you back to yourself.

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