Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius - Sacramentum matrimonii antiquissimum est - 02
Type of Spiritual Experience
These are the references used in Agrippa's text to support the idea that not only was sex a sacred act, but the mystic marriage and the use of sex to achieve the mystic marriage were in the Bible itself, albeit in coded form. The book Cornelius Agrippa: The Humanist Theologian and His Declamations by Marc Van Der Poel has been used as the main reference on the texts he used.
A description of the experience
Introduction and main thesis – Sacramentum matrimonii antiquissimum est
John - The turning of Water into Wine at the wedding of Cana John 2, 1-10
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2 and both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10 and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.