cultures, love as energy has been a freeing force, one the self selects in order to breakthrough the restrictions that come from obscure sources and are held by tradition as the way of life. Homosexuality is not universally praised, but its practice is and has been current everywhere and for a long time, even if not all books guiding societies in their course, speak of it explicitly. Homosexuality in humans is another statement of the fact that love and procreation do not fully overlap. Once men and women recognized that not only sex but love and sex together transcend the perpetuation of the species, they gave themselves to this new phenomenon and it became a center for aesthetic expression, for exploration, for experimentation and for study. The reality of love-and-sex has fired the imagination of many artists: writers, sculptors, painters, musicians. Involving people meant involving their soma. To the artists this meant that they create the visual symbols of love, and try to depict love-making or the preparation for love-making in their works of art. These aesthetic attempts provided a stress that may not have always been intended. Eroticism could be projected on images which may have been intended to trigger the feeling that love was their origin. An exaggerated form of this projection is evident in what is called by some, pornographic or obscene material, even though it may have been an original artistic expression. In literature the medium of words, which is much more flexible than canvas and paint or stone, allows us to give our readers the atmosphere we select to create in order to convey certain
What can be learned about love if one considers it as an energy that is the result of self-awareness? In his essay On Love, Caleb Gattegno a...