sexuality indicates the sacredness and the significance of sex."

By Daniel D. Ziegler

Have you ever looked closely at a penis, I mean REALLY looked at it, studied

it? If we allow ourselves to get past the embarrassment, shame, guilt and

judgment connected with our sexuality that sometimes prevents us from

taking a close look at such things, we see that the shape of the penis is truly

fascinating--particularly, the glans, or the head. But not just the penis, the tip

of the clitoris as well. They are very similar--the clitoris is just smaller and

more difficult to see. The shape of the penis is absolutely amazing,

compelling even alluring. The mere art of it draws our attention--both men’s

and women’s. It’s simplicity, its complexity, its beauty draws us; and then

somewhere deep inside, below the level of most of our culturally negative

influenced conscious thinking, it leaves us wondering why it’s shaped the way

it is.

But I had to know why, and so I asked the Universe to show me--and It did.

Not all at once, just a little bit at a time, and I probably don’t have all the

answers yet, but what I have I’ll share, so follow me.

Looking at the shape of the head and tracing around the edge, following the

curves, and knowing the purpose that it serves--procreation and pleasure--it

was telling me that the secrets of the Universe are held within its shape. Part

of me questioned that revelation, but I knew it was true. I just knew it. In your

mind, isolate that shape and trace around it, and let it speak to you. You’ll see

what I mean, the secrets of the Universe ARE within it.

Functionally, during intercourse, it acts like a round squeegee on the end of a

plunger making sure the sexual fluids are forced deeply into the womb where

conception can take place. With the in-stroke--thrust--the gentle rim pushes

fluids inward, and on the out-stroke--withdrawal--it gathers the fluids along the

back edge of the rim allowing them to be led by gravity down around to the

bottom groove to be pushed in again by the next thrust. From an engineering

standpoint, it is perfect. But then again, nature always is.

But I knew there had to be more to its secrets. After all, sex isn’t just for

procreation. Simply put, it’s about pleasure and love too. It’s about coming

together, and all that leads up to coming together--all the junk we go through,

all the fears we overcome and finally, the love that we feel when we are finally

able to penetrate the barriers that have kept us apart. What does the penis

have to say about that? What can we learn about sexuality, or even about

ourselves, from its shape?

Let’s start with a geometric shape called the cardioid shape. It appears

throughout nature. It is basically a heart without a point. Leaves of many

plants, such as a lily pad, are often are that shape. The cross-section of the

stems of many plants are also cardioid shaped. Some shell fish have that

shape, and many other living organisms contain the cardioid shape

somewhere within their structure. It is a basic shape in nature, and this fact

seems to speak of its importance. I’m sure there is more significance to the

shape than that and students of sacred geometry, I’m sure, could add to it.

To generate a cardioid on paper is simple. Just trace one point on the edge

of a circle as you rotate it around the perimeter of another circle of the same

size. Another way is simply to cut out a heart and trim off the point.

Now imagine with me for a minute--or better yet, cut one out of a piece of

paper, and forming it into a cone, join the two edges together where the curve

is the sharpest, where the heart forms a groove. What you should have is a

slightly flattened version of the head of the penis, and on a smaller scale, the

clitoris. The most sensitive parts of our sexual organs are cardioid in shape.

So simple yet containing so much mystery, and to further examine it

mysteriousness, let us get theoretical for a few minutes.

The following is no doubt oversimplified, but only for the purpose of

understanding it. In chaos theory, there is an equation that marks the point

where chaos meets order, a point where chaos turns suddenly to order. It’s

like a theoretical membrane that separates chaos and order; and there is a

particular mathematical equation that scientists have discovered that

represents that point. Now, simple equations can easily be plotted on a

graph so we can see the shape that they represent. If you had high school

algebra, you may remember plotting simple or even quadratic equations. We

got straight lines or fancy curves, or whatever. This equation, in chaos theory,

however, is quite complex and could not be plotted until we developed high-

speed computers. When this equation was finally plotted, the shape that it

generated was named a Mandelbrot Set. It belongs to a group of shapes

called fractals, and they basically repeat themselves infinitely as the

computer zooms in or zooms out.

The basic shape behind the Mandelbrot Set is the cardioid shape and as

was said earlier, it is basically a heart without a point. So, if you can imagine

a cardioid, a heart without a point, around whose perimeter are connected

other smaller cardioids and around them still smaller cardioids, basically, you

have a Mandelbrot Set. Zooming in to any portion of its perimeter, you will

see smaller cardioids upon even smaller cardioids upon smaller cardioids,

etc.; or, zooming out, you will see the pattern repeated ad infinitum.

The real remarkable thing about the Mandelbrot Set is, that theoretically, if

you alter one small part of it, you are making that alteration to every part of it.

It’s holographic in that respect--the whole is contained in all its parts. Change

one part and you’ve changed them all. Now what does this have to do with

the penis and clitoris, or more generally, with sexuality?

The Divine Creator, the Universe, or what ever you want to call the Creative

Force, has chosen this shape for the organs through which we express our

sexuality. This shape, that represents the point between chaos and order, is

used to deliver our sexuality, and so it represents the point of the ultimate

coming together as human beings. When people overcome their fears of

each other and of coming together and agree to have sex, then the point

between fear and love is crossed, the same point that represents crossing

from chaos to order; and so love becomes the ultimate order of the Universe.

The fact that this sacred shape has been chosen to deliver our sexuality

indicates the sacredness and the significance of sexuality. Our sexuality can

be looked upon, therefore, as our highest physical expression possible. Sex

is the integration of Nature and the Divine and thus, each sexual act, alone or

with others, affects the whole Universe, or more correctly, taps into the

Universal power. Realizing this, we can see that our sexuality is certainly not

something over which to be embarrassed, shameful, guilty or judgmental.

Rather, it is to shared, enjoyed even celebrated.

Think about that the next time you look at a penis--and really look at it. * * *

Copyright 2008 Daniel D. Ziegler