“The demonization of sexuality is perhaps understandable given its individuational character. It is not simply a harmless biological activity, but rather a symbol for something that relates to the meaning of our lives, to our striving and longing for the Divine.
Sexuality offers us symbols for all aspects of individuation. The encounter with the parental figures is experienced in the incest drama. The confrontation with the shadow leads to the destructive sado-masochistic components of the erotic. The encounter with one’s soul, with the anima and animus, with the feminine and the masculine, can have a sexual form. Self-love and love for others are experienced bodily in sexuality, whether via fantasies or activities. Nowhere is the union of all opposites, the unio mystica, the mysterium coniunctionis, more impressively expressed than in the language of eroticism.” – Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig
Via Michael Goodman