by Mark Ulyseas
Cultures have a distinct edible grain in each of them, flavoured by the religious dramatics of the absurd. And in the Acts of each Play there exists the delicious intemperate bend towards sensuality of the human body: A kind of genuflection before the nakedness of man and woman.
In Hinduism we have the lingam and the yoni, an earthly representation of male/ female form that prods the minds of the faithful to revere them as symbols of celestial ecstasy…a spiritual celebration of two bodies entwined. Could it be that these symbols and others that resemble the sacred unity of man and woman is the fuel that ignites the passion for living in the realms of sensual serendipity?
As we have slowly but surely ‘progressed’ from our humble beginnings on earth we have digressed from the path of the ultimate sensual pleasure of Being one with Another even though those moments are but fractions of a minute or second as the case may be. We have found sustenance in things, material things and material appendages that temporarily give us a kind of high that is unnatural, lacking the warmth of a human hand on one’s body.
External stimuli rests entirely in our hands…the throbbing; ringing that makes us the centre of our vacuous universe has all but taken us away from the tingling feeling of purity that comes when Being one with Another.
Why have we moved away from this? Why have we disconnected ourselves from the sanctity of Oneness? In various media and even in some countries Oneness has been warped into something filthy, degenerate…carrying a spiritual health warning. This is nonsense. This is shrugging off the primeval in us and covering it with a polluting layer of plastic.
Could it be that the time is coming when our disconnection with the Oneness becomes complete with handheld electronic devices taking the place of another human presence to love and cherish us in mind and body?
Or, is there still time to redeem ourselves by returning to the fold…a fold that embraces the essence of the universe when Being one with Another… in a place that extrudes the all pervasive sensuality with a religious fervour …the island of the Gods?
© Mark Ulyseas
June 28, 2013