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In summery the gestalt is a composite consisting of two insights. The first which my personal unconscious associates me with identifies the Cyclops as a demi-god; and the second Fu Ren’s direction to the Buddhist Wheel of Life supplies spiritual orientation that points to the faults of the demi-gods, competition and jealousy, to be worked on in this lifetime in order not to fall back into the lower realms of existence.  In holding her hand she asks that I walk the path with her on this path, specifically Tsing Tao, the Path of the Heart. She asks that we play.

The site Cyclops Unbound is a record of the play function of sex in my life; an account of those I held hands with and its developmental balancing and health-giving outcomes. These outcomes are exemplified three fold: the life-conserving skill of self-knowledge, constructive works of art and growth of an authentic autotelic (erotic) personality. The ideas put forth are meant to challenge the status quo and reinvigorate the conception of “divine play” which has come to be meaningless to us.

This is a call to attention – the art of sex and play is more than fornication or the procreative act, for that matter; instead it is intimate contact leading to higher realms of human experience, happiness and self-fulfillment and has nothing to do with vice, feelings of guilt or shame:

Lovers in their play — when they have been liberated from the traditions which bound them to the trivial or the gross conception of play in love — are thus moving amongst the highest human activities, alike of the body and of the soul. They are passing to each other the sacramental chalice of that wine which imparts the deepest joy that men and women can know. They are subtly weaving the invisible cords that bind husband and wife together more truly and more firmly than the priest of any church. And if in the end — as may or may not be — they attain the climax of free and complete union, then their human play has become one with that divine play of creation...

The_Play-Function_of_Sex by Havelock Ellis