Padmasambhava himself acknowledged the power of Yeshe’s attainment: Mother of Knowledge: Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal
, Dharma Publishing, 1983, location 69.
Women in Tantric Buddhism, “these women had fully realized the nature of their own minds.”: Shaw, Miranda. Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism
. Princeton Univ. Press, 1995.
“The ghostly imprint of sacred sex can still be discerned in every mainstream religion today,”: Wade, Jenny. Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil
. Nota, 2014, p. 6.
Hedonic Engineering—The human nervous system studying and improving itself: Wilson, Robert Anton, and John Thompson. Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati
. Hilartis Press, 2016.
John Lilly began researching pleasure in primates: "1953: Dr. John Lilly Used Electric Stimulation to "map" Brain Locations That Control Body Functions." Alliance for Human Research Protection. March 26, 2015. https://ahrp.org/1953-dr-john-lilly-used-electric-stimulation-to-map-brain-locations-that-control-body-functions/
“Sexual urges,” a Kinsey Institute researcher explained recently,”: Heil, Randolph. ""My Priorities Are on Identifying the General Health Benefits Of..." EAN Online. May 13, 2019. https://www.ean-online.com/insights/interview/my-priorities-are-on-identifying-the-general-health-benefits-of-sexual-stimulation/
Albert Kinsey of the University of Indiana released the second of what came to be known as “the Kinsey Reports”: KINSEY, ALFRED C., WARDELL B. POMEROY, CLYDE E. MARTIN, PAUL H. GEBHARD, JEAN M. BROWN, CORNELIA V. CHRISTENSON, DOROTHY COLLINS, RITCHIE G. DAVIS, WILLIAM DELLENBACK, ALICE W. FIELD, HEDWIG G. LESER, HENRY H. REMAK, ELEANOR L. ROEHR, and John Bancroft. "BIBLIOGRAPHY." In Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, 763-810. Indiana University Press
, 1981. Accessed January 25, 2021. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt173zmgn.24
Virginia Masters and William Johnson set up their own sexuality study: Masters and Johnson Collection. https://kinseyinstitute.org/collections/archival/masters-and-johnson.php#:~:text=
“That’s been somewhat of a stymie to people doing sexuality education research.”: "Sex Research Faces New Obstacles." Monitor on Psychology. https://www.apa.org/monitor/apr03/obstacles
“Program officers at the National Institutes of Health instruct you not to include the word sexual in any of your grant applications,”: "Should Sex Be Prescribed Like Medicine? This Doctor Says Yes." Men's Journal
. December 04, 2017. https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/should-sex-be-prescribed-like-medicine-this-doctor-says-yes-w494495/
The Fisher Temperament Inventory (FTI): Brown, Lucy L., Bianca Acevedo, and Helen E. Fisher. "Neural Correlates of Four Broad Temperament Dimensions: Testing Predictions for a Novel Construct of Personality." Plos One
8, no. 11 (2013). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078734.
The MBTI and most other personality quizzes have little science to back them up: Nov 08, 2018 Books Podcasts Wharton Business Daily North America. "Is There Any Science Behind the Myers-Briggs Test?" Knowledge@Wharton. https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/does-the-myers-briggs-test-really-work/
“There is no ‘sex’ center in the brain,” a colleague of Fisher’s notes: Institute, Kinsey. "Indiana University." Kinsey Institute Research Institute News. July 16, 2020. https://blogs.iu.edu/kinseyinstitute/2020/07/16/the-kinsey-interview-series-a-conversation-with-nicole-prause/
FTI’s neurochemical model, “ranging from religiosity, political orientation, and attitudes about sex in a relationship.”: Fisher, Helen E., Heide D. Island, Jonathan Rich, Daniel Marchalik, and Lucy L. Brown. "Four Broad Temperament Dimensions: Description, Convergent Validation Correlations, and Comparison with the Big Five." Frontiers in Psychology
6 (2015). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01098.
In Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships. “Biochemical interventions into love and relationships are not some far-off speculation.”: Earp, Brian D., and Julian Savulescu. Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships
. Redwood Press, 2020.
Their results have been so significant that the FDA has fast-tracked the Phase III trials: "Phase 3 Program: MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD." MAPS. https://maps.org/research/mdma/ptsd/phase3
Prolactin is released in the patient’s brain, “contributing to a post-orgasmic sense of relaxation and receptivity.”: Mithoefer, Michael C., Mark T. Wagner, Ann T. Mithoefer, Lisa Jerome, and Rick Doblin. "The Safety and Efficacy of ±3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine-assisted Psychotherapy in Subjects with Chronic, Treatment-resistant Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The First Randomized Controlled Pilot Study." Journal of Psychopharmacology
25, no. 4 (2010): 439-52. doi:10.1177/0269881110378371.
“In one year, I was unable to get a simple orgasm protocol through the ethics review process: Heil, Randolph. ""My Priorities Are on Identifying the General Health Benefits Of..." EAN Online. May 13, 2019. https://www.ean-online.com/insights/interview/my-priorities-are-on-identifying-the-general-health-benefits-of-sexual-stimulation/.
“The biggest misconception about sex is that using sex to feel better is unhealthy,”: Heil, Randolph. ""My Priorities Are on Identifying the General Health Benefits Of..." EAN Online. May 13, 2019. https://www.ean-online.com/insights/interview/my-priorities-are-on-identifying-the-general-health-benefits-of-sexual-stimulation/
“But that’s a very hard sell for someone who’s hurting. What if I could tell them to try regular masturbation?”: Pickett, Mallory. "Masturbation as Medicine." Medium. January 11, 2019. https://medium.com/neodotlife/prause-2049dadd8c0.
Griffiths’s lab had developed a thirty-question survey known as the Mystical Experience Questionnaire (MEQ30): Barrett, Frederick S., Matthew W. Johnson, and Roland R. Griffiths. "Validation of the Revised Mystical Experience Questionnaire in Experimental Sessions with Psilocybin." Journal of Psychopharmacology
29, no. 11 (2015): 1182-190. doi:10.1177/0269881115609019.
When subjects at Hopkins were given moderate dosages of psilocybin it successfully treated nicotine addiction, treatment-resistant depression, and end-of-life anxiety: Grob, Charles S., Alicia L. Danforth, Gurpreet S. Chopra, Marycie Hagerty, Charles R. Mckay, Adam L. Halberstadt, and George R. Greer. "Pilot Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer." Archives of General Psychiatry
68, no. 1 (2011): 71. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.116. , Johnson, Matthew W., Albert Garcia-Romeu, Mary P. Cosimano, and Roland R. Griffiths. "Pilot Study of the 5-HT2AR Agonist Psilocybin in the Treatment of Tobacco Addiction." Journal of Psychopharmacology
28, no. 11 (2014): 983-92. doi:10.1177/0269881114548296. , Davis, Alan K., Frederick S. Barrett, Darrick G. May, Mary P. Cosimano, Nathan D. Sepeda, Matthew W. Johnson, Patrick H. Finan, and Roland R. Griffiths. "Effects of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy on Major Depressive Disorder." JAMA Psychiatry
, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.3285.
Subjects also reported their sessions as “the most meaningful experience of my life”: Griffiths, R. R., W. A. Richards, U. Mccann, and R. Jesse. "Psilocybin Can Occasion Mystical-type Experiences Having Substantial and Sustained Personal Meaning and Spiritual Significance." Psychopharmacology
187, no. 3 (2006): 268-83. doi:10.1007/s00213-006-0457-5.
“These findings suggest that [clitoral stimulation] can trigger a substantial mystical experience, comparable in strength to a moderate dose of psilocybin,”: Siegel, Vivian, and Benjamin Emmert-Aronson. 2019. “Measurement of the Impact of Orgasmic Meditation on Mystical Experience.” MindRxiv
. September 17. doi:10.31231/osf.io/ug6vh.
Simple sexual stimulation prompted more mystical states by over 6 percent.: Siegel, Vivian, and Benjamin Emmert-Aronson. 2019. “Measurement of the Impact of Orgasmic Meditation on Mystical Experience.” MindRxiv
. September 17. doi:10.31231/osf.io/ug6vh.
“Probably one in twenty people have had a spontaneous transcendent episode during sex.”: Wade, Jenny. Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil
. Nota, 2014, p. 10.
“If [a tantrika] develops the mind bent on enlightenment the woman’s body is better.”: Nam-mkhaʼi-snying-po, Tarthang Tulku, and Jane Wilhelms. Mother of Knowledge: The Enlightenment of Yeshes Mtshorgyal
. Dharma Publication, 1983, p. 102.
Hassan, or the Old Man of the Mountain, as he was known: Wilson, Robert Anton, Israel Regardie, and Richard Rasa. Prometheus Rising
. Hilaritas Press, 2016, p. 174 - 176.
“Further to the East, there were Tantric schools within Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism”: Wilson, Robert Anton, Israel Regardie, and Richard Rasa. Prometheus Rising
. Hilaritas Press, 2016, p. 176.