Many of the unbecoming characteristics of the lower nature — such as cruelty, greed, anger,hatred, pride, dishonesty, deceit, crude selfishness, and a host of others — are almostgenerally conceded to be shortcomings; and at least to some extent most of these are beingsubdued.But sensuality — the strongest, most widespread and most reprehensible of all — is nearlyeverywhere apathetically sanctioned instead of being counteracted, and stimulated instead of subjugated.It is the most deceptive, so that its injuriousness is usually belittled instead of fully realized. Itis the most malignant, because it blocks the performance of the delicate organs in the head,
without which human evolution cannot proceed.While all propensities of the lower nature form more or less difficult-to-surmount obstructionsto progress — the Serpent Sex, slithering in every direction over the road of evolution,constitutes the most perilous, hardest-to-overcome obstacle.Once that Serpent has been routed, all barriers can more easily be removed.In the world today there are not many who are aware of the perniciously impeditive power of the Serpent: and fewer still are anxious to break its domination.To explain the danger of the uncontested sway of the sex symbolizing monster — and to offer a few hints for the use of anyone who is ready and willing to grapple with the insatiablecreature — that is the main purpose of this intentionally single minded treatise
NOTE: For those who wish to make a deeper study of the value of continence, there hasappeared a more elaborate volume:
The Coiled Serpent,
by the same author. Its philosophyof conservation of reproductive energy is substantiated with quotations from hundreds of authentic sources.
There is a power lying hid in us, with which to overrule the Serpent and.....to shake off allconcupiscence.”- WEIGELIUS,
, vi, 89
Put this teaching into practice.... The results will not be slow in appearing.”- Armitage,
III, vii, 110
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