Religion / Sex

“There is a necessary link between eroticism and mysticism; both of them aspire to realize the ultimate union”

There is a necessary link between eroticism and mysticism; both of them aspire to realize the ultimate union. In Jewish, Christian, and Islamic mysticism, sexual experience and sexual images play an integral role in the mystical journey to God. That’s why mystical language uses erotic imagery abundantly in trying to describe the indescribable.

Cengiz Sisman, “The Redemptive Power of Sexual Anarchy”, AJS Perspectives (Spring 2017), 21.