Alice Bunker Stockham () was one of the first female M.D.s in the United States. In her remarkable _Karezza_, she develops her theory of secular. Karezza, Ethics of Marriage, by Alice B. Stockham [], full text etext at sacred- I first came across the name of Alice Bunker Stockham in connection with the Rational Dress Movement–a nineteenth-entury reform movement.

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In the field of sex magicthe only practice that is similar to Karezza as far as the sex act is concerned is Samael Aun Weor ‘s The Perfect Matrimony ; otherwise, they diverge as far as doctrine is concerned.

This jarezza was last edited on 7 Juneat There she may have learned about tantra. As the creative potency of man becomes understood, and this knowledge is applied, men and women will grow in virtue, in love, in power, and will gladly and naturally devote this power to the world’s interests and development.

Alice Bunker Stockham

Each mind a kingdom: Stockham lectured against the use of corsets by women, made public endorsements of the healthiness of masturbation for both men and women still controversial when echoed by U. Published December 31st by Nabu Press first published Mia rated it it was ok Mar 02, With the practice of Karezza, the selfish element is ruled out, and every consummation of passion becomes a true marriage sacrament.

Donald William marked it as to-read Jun 13, Written for lay readers, it covered all aspects of women’s and children’s health and stockhma far ahead of its time.

Unlike Noyes, however, Stockham was a fan of monogamy.

In the course of an hour the physical tension subsides, the spiritual exaltation increases, and not uncommonly visions of a transcendent life are seen a,ice consciousness of new powers experienced. Now to Alice Bunker. During a lengthy period of perfect control, the whole being of each is merged into the other, and an exquisite exaltation experienced.

Karezza, Ethics of Marriage

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And, indeed, some of the most inspiring parts of her book are the letters from stoc,ham practitioners, which she reproduces at the end. American women, sexual purity, and the New Thought movement, No trivia or quizzes yet.


Karezza, Ethics of Marriage by Alice Bunker Stockham

Marko Mehner marked it as to-read Sep 20, Under this law, Comstock pursued all those who, like Stockham, distributed any kind of material about reproductive health–even anatomy books could be kept from distribution by mail.

In fact, the Church once burned or otherwise murdered half a million Christian Cathars in Southern France for suggesting that celibacy was a good idea in relationships. She was very active in studying spirituality and the power of the mind, practiced homeopathy, believed in both the fatherhood and motherhood of God, was in favor of temperance, served as a trance medium, and was an active suffragette.

These powers are given through the act of copulation when it is the outgrowth of the expressions of love, and is at the same time completely under the control of the will. She grew up in a log cabin in close proximity to Native Americans, whom she regarded with respect. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

She felt that these women had no marketable skills and would be unable to support themselves, so she had copies of her book Tokologya layperson’s guide to gynecology and midwiferyprivately printed and gave them to “unfortunate women” to sell door-to-door in Chicago.

We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. Stockham’s gender-parity version of tantra yoga, despite its somewhat anti-orgasmic, and thus apparently anti-hedonistic bent, serves as an important counterpoint to the male-centered aspects of traditional tantric sexual practices and later variants such as the “sex-magick” of Aleister Crowley.

The emphasis was on selflessness in lovemaking, gentle, harmonious passion leading to sublime spiritual delights. As a doctor, she patiently explains that the flow of semen is not essential to life or health, but that like tears, semen can remain “on tap” until summoned. Inspired by the Swedes, she is credited with introducing workshop classes into American schools.

With some misgivings, therefore, I determined to venture upon marriage, and it has been completely successful. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

We are living spiritual beings; our bodies symbolize soul union, and in closest contact each receives strength to be more to the other and more to kareezza the world. Danita added it Oct 05, We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri This is a reproduction of a book published before Experience, however, has proven that it is far more satisfactory to have at least an interval of two to four weeks [or even longer].

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Lucie Turns Pages marked it as to-read Dec 09, Anyway, the movement stoxkham reform women’s dress–to free women from the unhealthy and constrictive clothing in which they were imprisoned–began in the United States and in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, arising at the same time as and in connection sstockham the suffrage movement.

This section needs additional citations for verification. Stockham was a Quaker born in on the American frontier, which, at that time, included her native Ohio. This may be accompanied by a quiet motion, entirely under subordination of the will, so that the thrill of passion for either may not go beyond a pleasurable exchange.

Here is an excerpt from one written by a stockhma husband, married for 4 years: In her view, marital unhappiness is caused chiefly by ignorance of the psycho-physiological laws governing sexual union. Ultimately, Stockham rejected the “male continence” techniques of John Humphrey Noyes in favour of gender parity in orgasm control. I have never been conscious of any irksome restraint or asceticism in my sexual experience; and my self-control and strength, mental and physical, have greatly increased since my marriage.

Yet Karezza diverged significantly from his ideas. Men who are borne down with sorrow because their wives are nervous, feeble and irritable, have it in their power, through Karezza, to restore the radiant hue of health to the faces of their loved ones, strength and elasticity to their steps and harmonious action to every part of their bodies. Each copy came with a bound-in certificate signed by Stockham and entitling the bearer to a free gynecological exam.