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These women were an expression of 'Divine Love', radiant love, and knew themselves to be a transmitter of this love. They were taught the Arts of Love, and developed mastery over their sexual energy. They learned how to be a channel for their Shakti, (feminine creative life force), and how to share that energy with men through the act of lovemaking. These women transmuted any sense of personal self and completely surrendered their identity to the Divine. They were nameless in this Holy Act of Love. And through this act the man was healed, he reconnected with his heart energy and was once again open to love. For the men who came to the Temple for healing often were coming back from war or from some trauma that created a disconnection from their feminine side and their heart. By spending an evening with a Sacred Whore he became whole once again, holy made whole, and was then able to go out and rejoin society.
~ Luminessa Enjara
A Divine Center: Life is meant to be lived from a Center, a divine Center. Each one of us can live such a life of amazing power and peace and serenity, of integration and confidence and simplified multiplicity, on one condition-that is, if we really want to. There is a divine Abyss within us all, a holy Infinite Center, a Heart, a Life who speaks in us and through us to the world.
~ Thomas Kelly, Source: A Testament of Devotion