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HERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE NICOLAITANES.( THE FAMILY)
Sexual Influences of Past Lives
I write a great deal about cause and effect -- how past-life experience and orientation carries over into the present life. These communications are generally well accepted with one exception: SEX. Without fail, if I write about the sexual influences of past lives, I upset a number of people.
So here I go again.
While recently doing some research, I reread much of “Spiritual Sex” by Nik Douglas and “The Gnostic Gospels” by Elaine Pagels. “The Gnostic Gospels” contain the author’s account of the lost Christian books that were discovered in Egypt in 1945 and rightfully belong in the New Testament.
The history of Gnostic sects was fascinating, because of Christianity’s long history of repressing sexuality.
The Carpocratians believed that you could achieve true spirituality only by experiencing every possible earthly pleasure. These secret teachings were supposedly from a lineage of female adepts who included Mary Magdalene. Equal rights were espoused and this Christian free-love sect shared their lives, including their mates, because possessiveness was sinful.
The Nicolaitians promoted libertinism and sexual excess, which inspired the Phiboionites -- fourth-century Christians who had their women seduce men to attract new members. Sect members identified each other with a secret handshake that opened the door to sexual union. Their main tenet of belief: sexual intercourse is a unifying experience, so it is blessed. Sexual secretions were holy, and were collected and offered in some bizarre ceremonial ways. Much of the Phiboionite beliefs are identical to traditional Tantra as practiced today.
The Adamites were a Christian sect that lasted from the second to sixth century. They worshipped in the nude. The principal tenets of belief were, nudism, total freedom of sexual expression and common marriage in which mates were shared. This sect reappeared in the fourteenth-century in Eastern Europe as the Brothers and Sisters of the Free Spirit (the Picards).
A Russian Christian sect called the Khylisti believed that sex was taboo except for a dancing rite. Men and women danced in circles, the men in one direction in the inner circle, the women dancing in the opposite direction in the outer circle. The dancers gradually worked themselves into a frenzy, often by whipping each other. At the peak of their excitement, they all stripped and a sex orgy ensued. Rasputin (1868-1916) was a member of this sect, although he didn’t adhere to the dancing rule, for the last night of his life was spent in bed with two women.
So if you had a past life as a Carpocratian, Nicolaitian, Phiboionite, Adamite, or Khylisti Christian, you may feel today’s sexual mores are restrictive. If you had a past life as a nun or priest, you may feel contemporary sexuality is excessive.
But this isn’t always the pattern. I recently did some past-life regression work with a man who experienced several incarnations as a priest. All those past lives of sexual repression have manifested today as an obsessive quest for sexual indulgence.
We’ve all been programmed by our previous lives. And as a natural part of the reincarnational process, we’re learning to integrate who we have been with who we are today.
Sometimes it isn’t easy.
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