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-'''Sexual sublimation''', also known as '''sexual transmutation''', is the attempt among some religious traditions to transform sexual energy into creativity, thereby facilitating a mystical awakening. 
-In [[psychology]], [[sublimation (psychology)|sublimation]] is the [[transference]] of sexual energy, or [[libido]], into a physical act or a different emotion in order to avoid confrontation with the sexual urge. It is based on the belief that sexual energy, the creative function of the human being, can be used to create a spiritual nature instead of being let out in hopes of creating physically or sensually.+The '''United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing''', known as the '''Shakers''', is a religious sect originally thought to be a development of the [[Protestant]] [[Quaker|Quakers]]. Founded upon the teachings of [[Ann Lee]], the group was known for their emphasis on social equality and rejection of marriage, which led to their precipitous decline in numbers after their heavy involvement in the running of orphanages was curtailed. With few surviving members, Shakers today are mostly known for their cultural contributions (especially style of music and furniture).
-The term itself means to transform the crude sexual energy into a carrier of spiritual essence. Different schools that describe this energy as vital energy, vital winds ([[prana]]), spiritual energy, [[ojas]], [[shakti]], [[tummo]], or [[kundalini]]. 
-== See also ==+==See also==
-* [[Abstinence]]+*[[Anti-Shaker]]
-* [[Agape]]+*[[Asceticism]]
-* [[Brahmacharya]]+*[[Burned-over district]]
-* [[Eroto-comatose lucidity]]+*[[Christian perfection]]
-* [[Meditation]]+*[[Heart in Hand]]
-* [[Neotantra]]+*[[Peace Churches]]
-* [[Philokalia]]+*[[Pietism]]
-* [[Pranayama]]+*[[Sexual sublimation]]
-* [[Sex magic]]+*[[Shaker furniture]]
-* [[Shakers]]+*[[The Shakertown Pledge|Shakertown Pledge]]
-* [[Tantra]]+*[[Simple living]]
-* [[Witchcraft|Magic]]+*[[Theosis]]
-* [[Magick (Aleister Crowley)|Magick]]+*[[Walworth Jumpers]]
-* [[Vow of chastity]]+ 
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The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, known as the Shakers, is a religious sect originally thought to be a development of the Protestant Quakers. Founded upon the teachings of Ann Lee, the group was known for their emphasis on social equality and rejection of marriage, which led to their precipitous decline in numbers after their heavy involvement in the running of orphanages was curtailed. With few surviving members, Shakers today are mostly known for their cultural contributions (especially style of music and furniture).


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