Alice Bunker Stockham () was one of the first female M.D.s in the United States. In her remarkable _Karezza_, she develops her theory of secular. Karezza, Ethics of Marriage, by Alice B. Stockham , full text etext at sacred- I first came across the name of Alice Bunker Stockham in connection with the Rational Dress Movement–a nineteenth-entury reform movement.
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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In later writings she also began to promulgate the need for women to learn to control their orgasm responses in the same way that the men of Oneida did. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Later observers assumed that Stockham’s views on sexual continence were heavily influenced by John Humphrey Noyes whom she quotes, among others, at the end of her book. Under the Comstock Law, passed in.
Stockham may not have had access to recent neurochemical research about the unfortunate aftereffects of over-stimulating the brain’s reward circuit, but she did note that, Men who are borne down with sorrow because their wives are nervous, feeble and irritable, have it in their power, through Karezza, to restore the radiant hue of health to the faces of their loved ones, strength and elasticity to their steps and harmonious action to every part of their bodies.
One writer called it Male Continence, but it is no more male than female…. Which shouldn’t be surprising, since, in my academic life, I was [I guess I still am] a medievalist–the nineteenth century is usually way too modern for my taste.
kkarezza Around the time the first tantra books were translated into English, Stockham traveled to India where she visited a matrilinial caste of hereditary warriors, allegedly of Brahmin descent, on the Malabar Coast. Open Preview See a Problem? This page was last edited on 7 Juneat karezzs Katrina Schofill added it Jul 20, We believe this work is culturally stockha, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
A well-traveled and well-read person who counted among her friends Leo Tolstoy and Havelock Ellisshe also visited Sweden and from her trips to schools there she brought back the idea of teaching children domestic crafts, thus single-handedly establishing shop and home economics classes in the United States.
Alice Bunker Stockham
Stockham lectured against the use of corsets by women, made public endorsements of the healthiness of masturbation for both men and women still controversial when echoed by U. Daniel Barber rated it liked it Feb 15, The meditation should be an act of giving up one’s will and concepts to allow cosmic stockhamm to flow through one with new inspiration.
Stockham advised that the sexual urge emanates from spirit, and that, far from being tainted, it is always a signal that a greater power is ready to be channeled into some noble endeavor. Through love, training and self-control, partners can, by the union of the spiritual forces of their two souls, accomplish results greater than can be accomplished separately.
This may be accompanied by a quiet motion, entirely under subordination of the will, so that the thrill of passion for either may not go beyond a pleasurable exchange. Stockham’s gender-parity version of tantra yoga, despite its somewhat anti-orgasmic, and thus apparently anti-hedonistic bent, serves as an important counterpoint to the male-centered aspects of traditional tantric sexual practices and later variants such as the “sex-magick” of Aleister Crowley.
Politics, Health, and Art. Moreover, the Oneida community practiced “complex marriage,” in which exclusive relationships were discouraged as “idolatrous.
Unless procreation is desired, let the final propagative orgasm be entirely avoided. She felt that these women had no marketable skills and would be unable to support themselves, so she had copies of her book Tokology, a layperson’s guide to gynecology and midwifery, privately printed and gave them to “unfortunate women” to sell door-to-door in Chicago. Kim Knight, rated it really liked it Mar 31, There is no limit to the power of true soul union.
She boldly advocated sexual continence during pregnancy and to prevent pregnancy, which brought her into conflict with the authorities as it was illegal to promote birth control.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Interesting, believable and utopian, both enlightening for its time and relevant today. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders more than years lateradvocated complete abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, and believed in women’s rights.
She was stockjam active in studying spirituality and stockhamm power of the mind, practiced homeopathy, believed in both the fatherhood and motherhood of God, was in favor of temperance, served as a trance medium, and was an active suffragette. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Alice Bunker Stockham’s “Karezza: Alice Bunker Stockham November 8, in Cardington, Ohio — December 3, in Alhambra, California  was an obstetrician and gynecologist from Chicago and the fifth woman to become a doctor in the United States. For two years after becoming engaged I delayed marriage, simply because I did not think my income sufficient to support a wife and the children which I regarded as an inevitable consequence.
The group ultimately disbanded, since karezzw idea of trousers seemed to present an insurmountable object. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri This is a reproduction of a book published before There can be no true marriage unless attraction, affinity and harmony first exist in the soul. They controlled the business interests and chose their own husbands. It makes excellent point that young couples are never instructed or trained in essential life skills – that of being married – which is still true today especially in societies where sex before marriage is forbidden.
Karezza, Ethics of Marriage
Basic and early reading on the topic. Thus she advocated “the Oneida method” from the Oneida Societythen also known as “male continence”, in which men refrained from ejaculation but women were encouraged to have contractive orgasms at will. In the field of sex magicthe only practice that is similar to Karezza as far as the sex act is concerned is Samael Aun Weor ‘s The Perfect Matrimony ; otherwise, they diverge as far as doctrine is concerned.
In Karezza, however, she recommends to a woman addicted to masturbation that she treat her urge as a call to do Spirit’s work in the world, and pour her energy into some beneficial undertaking. Here is an excerpt from one written by a young husband, married for 4 years:.
About Alice Bunker Stockham. With Karezza, satiety is never known, and the married are never less than lovers; each day stofkham new delights…. American women, sexual purity, and the New Thought movement,