Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will. — Aleister Crowley
Carnal Alchemy: Sado-Magical Techniques for Pleasure, Pain, and Self-Transformation, by Crystal Dawn and Stephen Flowers
Runa-Raven Press, 1885972040, 86 pp. (incl. appendix, glossary, safety notes, resources, bibliographies, & advertisements), 1995, 2001
Dawn and Flowers clearly state that ‘this book is not intended as a “training manual” for dominants, but rather a commentary from a magical perspective on various methods common in Sadean sexuality,’ and in this it certainly fulfils its role.
They detail a rational approach to self-exploration, noting that “breaking the tabus of society is one thing, but in breaking internal tabus great storehouses of magical power are to be found.” Stating that “the way to increase or give rise to sexual energy is simply to generate it in ways the individual finds most pleasurable and appealing.” Continue reading