(Ethnomedizin und Bewußtseinsforschung / Ethnomedicine and the Study of Consciousness)
Sexuality and the principle of polarity comprise fundamental tenets in shamanistic cosmology. The sexual energy is not only an engendering force, but a powerful mode of revitalization. Hence, its role becomes especially potent in an individual healing process that is transformative. By becoming an intermediary between the two polarities, the shaman is able to merge - spiritually and even physically, sometimes - both principles within his or her person. Transcendence is attained by abolishing the defferentiating boundaries, or the unification of the opposites, and thus experiencing a primordial condition.
In the Beginning