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By Raven Kaldera

All through heritage, from the Hindu Kavadi rite to the Lakota solar Dance, the Ordeal course has been an venerated religious highway to the magic of the flesh, and to touching the Gods. at the present time many Pagans are researching this direction, unintentionally or through layout. at the same time, many practitioners of secular BDSM are discovering themselves having non secular reports in the course of their so much secular scenes. This publication explores the crossover issues among either those groups and practices, a cross-section that's starting to be gradually, baring arguable articles on themes as varied as sacred ache, bondage, hook suspension, cathartic Pagan ritual, the spirituality of dominance and submission, and being the slave of the Gods. With contributions by way of famous authors and activists in either groups, and gorgeous images through artist and Shibari-Do grasp Bridgett Harrington, this e-book is an awe-inspiring gateway into the world of the Underworld... and again back.

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E. , and probably long before that. The ceremony is clearly portrayed on a temple at Thebes. ” Tribal or “gang” tattoos are popular with young people as a mark of their allegiance; they also use pain as a ritual to enter into the gang. Called being “jumped in,” the gang challenges and beats the initiate till they either give up, or until they can’t move. Some people die as a result of this initiation. It shows their level of commitment to the gang, as well as how tough they are. They wear the tattoos of the gang proudly, to show who they are.

His ass is already burning from the lashes that she has laid across it, and he has a good idea what part of him will be tortured next. He’s not a masochist, but he understands her needs, and he loves her, and he meant it when he promised to serve her. The collar locked around his neck is not a fetish item for him; it’s the chain he willingly took on, the boundary of his universe. In a way, it’s not SACRED PAIN 37 even love for his mistress so much as it is his honor. This is part of what she needs; it’s his job to give it to her, and that’s just the way it is.

If you can refuse to react to the pain, you can control your life. There is an exchange of power that happens in SM that I have yet to find in many other places. Some SM activity may be understood as a ritual “sacrifice,” with the person being tortured sacrificing their power, pain or blood to the person doing the beating, cutting or piercing. Some people are in SM for the endorphin “high” produced by the person on the bottom (the one being beaten or whatever), which is “empathed” by the top, who then gets a contact high.

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