Sunday, June 5, 2016

In Praise of Sensual Pleasure

A scientific researcher wrote:
"I am now convinced that the deprivation of physical sensory pleasure is the principal root cause of violence. Laboratory experiments with animals show that pleasure and violence have a reciprocal relationship, that is, the presence of the one inhibits the other. A raging violent animal will abruptly calm down when electrodes stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain. Likewise, stimulating the violence centers in the brain can terminate the animal's sensual pleasure and peaceful behavior. When the brain's pleasure circuits are 'on,' the violence circuits are 'off,' and vice versa. Among human beings, a pleasure-prone personality rarely displays violence or aggressive behaviors, and a violent personality has little ability to tolerate, experience or enjoy sensuously pleasing activities. As either violence or pleasure goes up, the other goes down."
- James W. Prescott, Neuropsychologist
I take this to mean that those who attack, punish and vilify sensual pleasures are in fact promoting violence, and willfully creating and perpetuating a culture of violence. This, in my view,  is the true meaning of the "morality" of the Abrahamic faiths, at least so far as regards bodily pleasure, including but not limited to human sexuality. They systematically propagate a culture of brutality. I.S. is merely the currently most salient example of this principle in action.
These drawings are designs for the doors of a temple I wish to create. In accordance with the ideas expressed above, any temple that I have to do with will necessarily incorporate a sense of the importance and essential goodness of bodily pleasure as one of its core operating principles.


  1. These are facts well understood to the more ancient cultures of Asia as well as the few who were lucky enough to escape the humiliation of Western colonial rule. I'll gladly come to worship at your temple!

  2. There are two ways to go about it that I know of. One is to create the Temple at full scale. This fixes it at one geographic location. The other is to create the Book of the Temple of the Beautiful Boy, which can be distributed to any location.

    Now that I think of it, there is a third way: to create the Temple in miniature, as with a small tabletop model and/or altar pieces. This and the book are reproducible, publishable and capable of being distributed globally.

    Perhaps the Temple could be the original of the contents of the book. It is like the difference between building an observatory and celestial temple on the one hand, or publishing a celestial atlas on the other, one that comprises the heavenly panorama with the images of the pagan myths.

  3. Please find some references which are very much about restoring The Pleasure Dome as the central core of everyones life.

    Related references on Sacred Art as a medium for communicating the Pleasure Dome Principle

    The same principle applied to the necessary politics of the future - if there is going to be a future.

    Multiple references on the paradoxical nature of Quantum Reality

  4. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم تقدم لكم شركة الكمال جميع خدمات رش المبيد يجميع انحاء المملكة بافضل انواع

    المبيدات للقضاء على جميع الحشرات الطائرة والزاحفه كالصراصير والفائران والنمل الابيض والبق

    والذباب والناموس
    شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
    شركة رش مبيدات بجازان
    شركة رش مبيدات بحائل
    والسلامه عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته