Sexual Intercourse In Heaven

Heaven would not be heaven unless one could continue to partake in all the enjoyments and pleasures of life after the death of the physical body. This includes marriage and sexual intercourse.

To grasp this we have to take into account that heaven is not in time and space. Therefore, if individuals are enjoying life in the spiritual world, without a physical body, they must have spiritual bodies. Without the appropriate organic form, pleasure has no substantive subject by which it can really exist.

However, since spiritual bodies are non-physical, their organic forms, whether we are talking about a penis or vagina, can only be understood as the embodiment of the qualities of one’s heart and mind (which is one’s true spirit).

All spiritual bio-complexity consists of one’s true inner reality given real substantive and non-physical organic form. In other words, in the spiritual world non-material organs are generated out of all the aspects of our heart and understanding. All organic structure in heaven is psycho-topological.

A spiritual penis or vagina is therefore a more perfect embodiment of one’s love, values, and ideas as well.

A penis in the spiritual world reflects a male spirit’s ability and potency to probe the subject of his passion from his understanding. A spiritual vagina represents a woman’s receptivity and will to accept these qualities and potencies of her suitor by becoming the ultimate focus of his love.

This receptivity is the inner essence of a woman’s attractiveness and beauty in the spiritual world. A woman in heaven becomes more beautiful as she becomes the life and love of her husband’s spiritual understanding. A woman becomes a wife in this manner and is the only way two partners can be wedded in heaven.

The man becomes a more perfect husband and increasingly handsome as his spiritual knowledge increases. So the husband becomes the embodiment of his wife’s understanding and wisdom. The male and female genitals are the spiritual analog, and represent, the dynamics of this profound union.

This level of bonding is not generally known in on earth. But there is no way for two partners to become increasingly intimate with each other if they could not take on the intimacy that is found between a united understanding and its will. This increased intimacy allows a heavenly marriage to be perfected through eternity.

Sexual intercourse in heaven mirrors this dynamic as the spiritual act of a husband’s understanding seeking union with the wife’s love. Wives in heaven are spiritually formed so that they can be impregnated by the ideas of their husband’s understanding (his ideas are his spiritual seed).

The husband’s ideas gestate in the wife’s heart. She brings them to life in the spiritual world as new qualities of love and wisdom that are shared by both partners (because they always act as one spirit). Spiritual offspring are the things generated from this holy union – increased love and service for the heavenly community.

Rather than a multiplication of people, spiritual progeny are the multiplication of usefulness and goodness.

In God’s scheme, whether on earth or in the spiritual world, all intercourse is for the sake of impregnation and creation. All creation has origins in the marriage of God’s love and truth. All sexual intercourse follows this Holy pattern to promote and give birth to something fruitful in the universe.

Those in heaven do not engage in anal intercourse or make use of dildos. In the spiritual world, these things represent corporeal pleasures excluded from spiritual principles and their prolific power.

Have I rained on anyone’s parade?

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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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24 Responses to Sexual Intercourse In Heaven

  1. spritblogger says:

    You haven’t rained on my parade, just filled my mind with questions.

    Perhaps the most succinct questions I have in response to your post are these:

    1) If Heaven is truly Heaven, then would it not be reasonable to expect the pleasures of Earth to be insignificant compared to the pleasures already located in Heaven? Why would sex be necessary to obtain the small amount of pleasure that comes with it on earth?

    2) Is it not likely that in heaven, love for all beings replaces love between individuals? Jesus speaks of there being no marriage in heaven. How do you counter this?

    If you find time, please visit my blog and respond to my thoughts there too. Find it at keegsbrown.wordpress.com

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear spritblogger,

    Thank you for your questions. Question #1 comes from your confusing physical things with spiritual things. Read my post again, carefully. I am not talking about EARTHLY pleasures being enjoyed in heaven, but SPIRITUAL pleasures being enjoyed in heaven. I am talking about a whole different dynamic.

    The features of one’s spiritual body are beyond the genetic contributions of our terrestrial parents. They are the embodiment of the qualities of one’s heart and mind, which are actually spiritual substances and forms.

    The sexual organs of heaven’s citizens are not physical either. Instead, they are also formed from spiritual substances. In other words, the male penis is a spiritual form representing the husband’s power of understanding truth and the female vagina represents the wife’s heavenly receptivity and love of that understanding (these are the deepest qualities and desires of both their spirits.)

    Sex in heaven is the exchange of a husband’s understanding of God’s truth with his wife, whose spirit is adapted to receive that understanding and bring it to life through her love. This brings about a new spiritual birth in both partners in a way that causes them to become more perfectly unified in purpose.

    Married partners in heaven become the smallest unit of the Lord’s church. Because they are expressions of God’s Love and Truth (which are the two essentials of a church).

    Question #2: The reason why Jesus says there is no marriage in heaven is because He was talking about worldly marriages, whereby people come together for all sorts of worldly reasons. In heaven, a man and woman marry for one reason only – to share and promote God’s love and truth. As they become more intimate (one soul) their mutual love FOR ALL BEINGS increases.

    Again, read my post carefully. Physical sex and spiritual sex have completely different qualities. It takes awhile to get used to thinking about marriage (or any other topic) in a purely spiritual way.

    Earthlings think about spiritual things physically. Angels think about physical things spiritually.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  3. spritblogger says:

    Forgive me for having more questions for you. As far as spiritual sex is concerned, how is this act performed? In what way is it sex?

    You said “Heaven would not be heaven unless one could continue to partake in all the enjoyments and pleasures of life after the death of the physical body.” — as far as my first question is concerned, I was referring to the lack of need for sex in heaven. Do you believe that in heaven, there would be some reason to have sex that could not be achieved some other way?

  4. thegodguy says:

    Dear spritblogger,

    Questions are good! It means that you think seriously and deeply about these matters.

    I am not absolutely clear about what you believe are the achievements of those in the heavenly realm. You seem to hint that heavenly commerce consists of loving others, which is CORRECT. Loving others does not simply mean lots of hugging and kissing. Mutual love includes being of service to others (which are acts of goodness).

    This heavenly activity involves spiritual sex. To understand why, we must look at sex from a more exalted viewpoint – as representing a more universal principle within God’s scheme.

    In heaven, all acts of sincere kindness represent putting the Lord’s tenets into practice. Divine Doctrine represents spiritual SEED, which would remain as mere memory-data in the angelic understanding if it were not implanted into the womb of the heart, where it grows, blossoms, and bears fruit as acts of kindness.

    This operation is the spiritual equivalent of sex, but raised to a higher level. Ideas in one’s understanding must be implanted (impregnate) into one’s heart for those ideas to come to “life.” In other words, once an individual receives the Lord’s truths, the individual must allow these truths to be taken to heart.

    This divine operation of truth impregnating love reaches its highest expression in the eternal and sacred union of a man and woman as husband and wife.

    In heaven, men and women find perfection of this intimate operation in their spiritual union. The husband becomes the understanding or truth of his wife’s love, and the wife becomes the love and beauty of her husband’s understanding. This level of intimacy is only possible through “spiritual sex,” whereby the husband’s grasp of God’s spiritual truth is received by the wife in her heart.

    The spiritual body’s sexual organs are designed to allow the husband’s understanding to penetrate the wife’s heart, and the wife, to receive that understanding and nurture it. During this sacred operation each partner experiences this love-making in a similar way as when they had physical bodies. But their sexual organs and bodies are now designed around spiritual qualities (not physical genetics).

    This intimacy allows them to become united in heart and mind, and, united under the sacredness of God’s heavenly order. A man or a woman is only half of an angel. The result of their spiritual activity and intimacy (which is a confirmation of God’s love and truth) gives birth to new desires in both partners to be helpful and useful to the heavenly community. Spiritual progeny are the acts of goodness generated by their holy union.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  5. irishanglican says:

    Freud would have some thing to say here for certain! And Ed, what do you think of traducianism in all this?

    Fr. Robert

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  7. thegodguy says:

    Dear Irishanglican,

    I do not care what Freud would say about this since he knew nothing of the realities of the spiritual world.

    I do not know what you mean by traducianism within the context of this topic. Sex is not shameful in heaven and does not violate God’s universal activity of unifying LOVE and TRUTH in all created things. Besides, sexual organs are different with spiritual beings – they are not material but express the quality of one’s spiritual understanding and love.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  8. Leone_Irlandese says:

    This is a really interesting debate (And it’s on a subject that wounded my faith for about 6 months because of Christians who think sex is purely a lust for flesh or strictly for making children). I have a few questions to ask, so hear me out, see what you think:

    1. Yahushua (Jesus) said that there is no marriage in the resurrection of his people, but he didn’t say there’s no sex. I agree that marriage wouldn’t exist for worldly reasons, but I question if it would exist for spiritual reasons. These earthly bodies were not designed for sleeping around with multiple partners, because they’re corrupt and designed to die. But in a spiritual body and resurrected body, there would be no corruption or death – so would it be possible that every man was designed to love every women, and not just be placed into eternal pairs?

    2. A lot of Christians would argue that “You would be married to Jesus, so there’s no need for sex”. But, doesn’t the bride of Christ consist of more than 1 person? And if all of us were within the Bride Of Christ, would that not mean that, like an earthly husband & wife, we would all belong to each other, almost as one…and with Jesus as the Groomsman, it all becomes one?

    & 3. According to a woman named Linda Swain (She apparently went to heaven and came back while she was in the middle of giving birth), she thought her baby died, and she asked the first person she saw in heaven “Where is my baby?”. The person then said to her “Nobody owns children here. They belong to everybody”. She was surprised and wondered why, and then she was told that “Husband & Wife relationships are not the same as they are on earth”. What is your take on this?

    Cheers
    Leone

  9. thegodguy says:

    Dear Leone,

    Thank you for your three questions.

    Unfortunately, to answer them to your full satisfaction requires a book. I recommend you seek out the Swedenborg Foundation and order a book entitled “Conjugial Love.” This book is the work of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg who explored heaven and the spiritual world for THREE DECADES while living in the physical world.

    But let me provide some quick answers to your three questions.

    Question #1 – In heaven men and women have SPIRITUAL bodies. They seek marriage in the other world because this is the highest representation of the marriage between the Lord God’s Love and Truth. Marriage is monogamous and eternally perfected in heaven whereby the two partners become as intimately conjoined as the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Terrestrial humans cannot comprehend such spiritual unions. In Hell sex is from lust and involves inner hatred and mind games between partners.

    Question #2 – to be “married to Jesus” means to be receptive to the Lord’s Divine Truth, which inseminates the “seeds of faith” into our hearts and minds. Everyone in heaven is united in loving service. Yet, a man or woman alone is only half an angel.

    Question #3 – Children are brought up and educated in heaven by female angels who have profound love for children. All Children go to heaven. Husband and Wife relationships are different in heaven because it is according to the shared inner (spiritual) quality of their faith – not on physical attraction. In heaven, one’s inner beauty comes to the surface and gives the spiritual body its various features.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

    • godlovesME says:

      I have some questions: #1 What happens to the christians who die single and never get to make a family like he or she wanted? It wouldnt seem fair to them if they couldnt have a family of their own.
      #2 If you die single and still wish to be married, would GOD really provide you with a soul mate? (male and female)
      #3 Many people dont beleive that there is marriage of husband and wife in heaven. Just married to God and Jesus wich I dont have nothing against it, but it just seems wrong for a male spirit to be with a male spirit.. God promised he will fulfill all our needs and bless us with gifts, if we follow our Father’s commandments So is a spiritual marriage of a husband and wife in Spirit form really what God desires us to have? Cus lets face it, if one person wants a husband and wife then everyone should be given a chance to find that special spirit to live with. Please check back and leave a response. Thankyou

      • thegodguy says:

        Your questions cannot be answered because you first have to know the differences between the physical and spiritual worlds. Spiritual marriages represent the conjunction between wisdom and love in heaven (or falsity and evil in hell). In the next world your soul partner will best reflect some intimate quality of your understanding or love (good or bad). What is more fair than that? God’s justice goes inwards.

        Spiritual “children” and “offspring” are a whole different dynamic than children in the natural world. Remember, the spiritual world is beyond matter, time or space. Your ideas of marriage and families are too terrestrial. I would strongly suggest that you read Emanuel Swedenborg’s great work “Conjugial Love” to get all the answers you seek.

        Spiritually yours,
        TheGodGuy

  10. Hi there this subject seemsto be intriguing quite a lot of people, the concept of sexual activity between spirits is fascinating, and as such we are doing a show on the subject on sun 28/4/2010,
    The subject wil also cover ,would it be possible for spirits to have living sexual partners, we all know everyone dreams so do wet dreams encompass the latter usage or is it purely fantasy,
    We would love to hear from you before the show with your ideas and points of view

  11. thegodguy says:

    Dear HAUNTEDCORNWALLFM,

    This subject is such that one can easily mix apples with pears, because it involves two distinct worlds.

    Sex in the spiritual world is not a physical act. Spirits have spiritual sexual organs which operate beyond time and space. The male penis and female vagina of spirits represent qualities of the heart and mind. In the male spirit, a penis represents the potency of the mind to penetrate and understand the depth of spiritual love. The female vagina of a spirit embodies the willingness to bring her partner’s depth of understanding into her heart, which impregnates her heart and gives birth to a new spiritual sense of duty for their heavenly society.

    Therefore, the question of whether it is possible for spirits to have sex with terrestrial partners is only answerable if we know the important differences between both worlds. A person’s heart and mind is synonymous with one’s spirit. The minds of terrestrial humans are in a real sense operating on the spiritual plane. So spirits can have sexual contact with us earthlings through our minds, thoughts and feelings – either to impregnate us with ideas (good or bad) or make us willing recipients of these ideas.

    (We can all easily conclude from our own experience that ideas can indeed impregnate the mind.)

    Science tells us that sex happens in the brain. The penis and vagina in humans are profoundly connected to the brain. And the brain’s activity is correlated to the mind’s activity. A spirit can activate one’s mind and imagination in a way that effects the physical brain, which can ultimately effect sexual organs. Wet dreams are an example of this spiritual influence on the mind’s imagination. While the dream is fantasy the conjunction and interplay between spirits and humans operating in discrete realms is real!

    This is a most complex topic and requires lots of setup involving the differences in the dynamics operating on the spiritual and earthly planes. You probably do not have the time for your upcoming show. but I would suggest that you read two of theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s most amazing books – “Heaven & Hell” and “Conjugial Love.”

    I hope this has been helpful.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  12. Michael Lolzors says:

    Dear Godguy,

    Can I ask how you know all this? What is your source on what sex is life in heaven?

  13. thegodguy says:

    Dear Michael,

    Thanks for the question! These ideas come from the scientist/theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg. I have verified these ideas for myself through over 35 years of exercising my cognitive perception of “inner empiricism.” A God of Love would not deprive us of intimacy, and, a human soul could not have living experience without the proper and corresponding spiritual organic forms (true substance is spiritual, not material). Evidence for this is that every part of the body and its organic processes has reference to some part of the brain, every part of the brain has reference to some thought or affection in the mind. The mind is spiritual (and has reference to some part of heaven)! This top-down similitude could not be possible unless there was a perfect correspondence between physical and spiritual forms.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  14. Meta4 says:

    Would it be safe to say that… physical sex is not for pleasure at all, although we do get pleasure out of it. i believe that physical sex is the act of populating the world… take an animal for example, any animal, when they mate they dont do it out of pleasure… they do it to populate their species… so therefor sex for pleasure in the afterlife sounds redundant and irrelevent… when our souls belong to the lord our god we would not need sex at all. Our pleasure will come from him… :)

  15. thegodguy says:

    Dear Meta4,

    This subject requires a lot of new background information concerning the differences between terrestrial life (and pleasure) and spiritual life. I tackle this problem in my new book “Proving God.” See Chapter Eight – “Welcome To The Spiritual World.” After you read my book we can have a real discussion about this important topic!

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  16. Brian Hyde says:

    I have one burning question. Excuse the pun. If there is a spiritual penis and a spiritual vagina what about orgasm? Is that somehow spiritual too?

    • thegodguy says:

      Dear Brian,

      Yes! In the afterlife one’s “seed” is also spiritual. A spiritual orgasm represents the angelic pleasure of promoting God’s truth. Even terrestrial scientists will admit that sex happens in the brain. If it happens in the brain it happens in the mind. If it happens in the mind it happens in the spirit. Furthermore, everything of the human mind and spirit has its correlation in some structure of the brain and every part of the brain has a correlation to some structure of the human anatomy. Therefore, there is a top down communication through various levels of reality through harmonic correspondence. The penis and vagina are analogs of spiritual creation and conjunction.

      Spiritually yours,
      TheGodGuy

  17. Brian Hyde says:

    Using your analogy of divine sex, I have found an interesting application to Law and Grace where I see the Law as physical and Grace as spiritual. To help me express this I have substituted many of your words and phrases in some places word for word. I would value your feedback as this is a very important subject to me right now.

    Grace is the spiritual equivalent of physical law, but raised to its highest level – Divine Love of which law is a developmental expression.

    Ideas of Divine Love in one’s understanding must be implanted (impregnated) into one’s heart for those ideas to come to “life” and bear “fruit” (hence, “fruits of the Spirit”). In other words, once an individual receives the God’s truth, he or she must allow truth (the Seed) to be taken to heart (germinate). This does not happen with physical law (letter of law). At best it modifies outward behaviour.

    This divine operation of truth impregnateding love (grace) reaches its highest expression in the eternal and sacred union of Christ and His Body (the Church) as Husband and Wife /Bride and Bridegroom).
    On Earth as in Heaven, men and women find perfection of this intimate operation in their spiritual union with Christ and with each other. The Husband is the understanding or truth of His Wife’s love, and the Wife becomes the revelation and beauty of her Husband’s Love. This level of intimacy is only possible through “spiritual birthing” whereby the Husband’s (perfect) grasp of God’s spiritual truth is received by the Wife in her heart and mind (renewal).

    • thegodguy says:

      Your thoughts on this subject are in line with truth. No point splitting hairs.

      Spiritually yours,
      TheGodGuy

  18. thegodguy says:

    If anyone else has further questions on the topic of sex in heaven please seek out Swedenborg’s two great theological books “Heaven & Hell” and “Conjugial Love.” I am currently promoting a new book and have little time for answering all your questions. Please remember that I am an author/publisher – not a full time blogger.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  19. Flora says:

    I take pleasure in, cause I found exactly what I
    used to be looking for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

    • thegodguy says:

      I am glad I helped you find what you were looking for. Emanuel Swedenborg’s unique theology included the idea that the human spirit had all the organs of the physical body. The only difference was that the spiritual body consisted of organs (including sexual organs) that were reflections of the quality of one’s heart and mind. So even those in Hell continue to have sex – but their sexual act is based on the principle of hatred towards others rather than love.

      Spiritually yours,
      TheGodGuy

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