Death and Sex are very similar energies (equal but opposite, really). This concept is central to the Thanaterotic Mysteries.
I’ve been trying for the longest time to find a pseudoscientific explanation as to why most souls tend to pick a new body at the moment their last one dies.
For those of you not familiar, this comes from the merging of two ideas:
First, that in Buddhist traditions, “bardo” is said to last 7 weeks (7 x 7 = 49 days). A soul that has reached liberation or enlightenment can gain the conscious ability to stay in bardo longer, or manifest at any point as whatever it wants, or remove itself from the wheel of samsara entirely and never manifest as a human life again if it wants, but the majority of souls go into bardo for 7 weeks and then pop back out in a new body.
Second, a developing fetus gets a flood of DMT right around the 49th day of development. Not just DMT either, but all neurotransmitters. It takes that long for the neuropathways to be constructed, for the tracks to actually be built, and then right at day 49 it’s like *BAM* the switches are all turned on and the trains start running.
I’ve long thought of DMT as the portal or doorway between this world and the other. If the flood of DMT we receive while we die is how the soul leaves the body, then it would make sense that the flood of DMT we receive once the fetus is developed enough to hold consciousness is how the soul enters the body.
I never quite understood how or why a soul picked its new body right at the moment of death though (like, if a soul goes into bardo for 7 weeks, and it takes 7 weeks from conception for a fetus to get flooded with DMT an become inhabited by a soul, then the moment that 7-week old fetus was conceived would happen at the exact same moment that soul’s last body died). But why is this so?
Apply the alchemical Law of Attraction (like attracts like) to this and it kind of makes sense: If death and sex are two opposite ends of the same form of energy (like positive and negative charge) the energy of an orgasm would attract the energy of something that is dying at the same time. You could think of the dying body as the anode and the orgasmic release of two bodies coming together as the cathode and when those two are activated at the same time the circuit is completed and the soul rushes from one to the other like so many electrons.