Alice Bunker Stockham () was one of the first female M.D.s in the United States. In her remarkable _Karezza_, she develops her theory of secular. Karezza, Ethics of Marriage, by Alice B. Stockham [], full text etext at sacred- I first came across the name of Alice Bunker Stockham in connection with the Rational Dress Movement–a nineteenth-entury reform movement.

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Karezza, Ethics of Marriage by Alice Bunker Stockham

Kim Knight, rated it really liked it Mar 31, Josh added it Dec 29, Despite the many benefits of Allice approach, including granting couples the ability to choose opportunities for parenthood without contraceptives, the Vatican did not like Karezza or its relatives. Karezza so consummates marriage that through the power of will, and loving thoughts, the crisis is not reached, but a complete control by both husband and wife is maintained throughout the entire relations, a conscious conservation of creative energy….

Eunice marked it as to-read Nov 19, Ronald Clarke marked it as to-read Apr 23, kzrezza In the physical union of male and female there may be a soul communion giving not only supreme happiness, but in turn [leading] to soul growth and development. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into sfockham This is a reproduction of a book published before sfockham Published December 31st by Nabu Press first published Desire, directed wisely, enables one to experience an at-one-ment with universal principle itself.


Alice Bunker Stockham’s “Karezza: Ethics of Marriage”

Under this law, Comstock pursued all those who, like Stockham, distributed any kind of material about reproductive health–even anatomy books could be kept from distribution by mail. The aims of the reformers were to free women from the dictates of fashion which didn’t–and doesn’t–seem to have been successful, at least if you spend any time at all looking at the women in music videos, on the red carpet, or, for that matter, in college classroomsaljce especially from the devastating physical effects of corsets and “tight lacing.

Jason marked it as to-read Jan 31, Stockham suggests thoughtful preparation by means of reading and meditation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The goals of karezzaas she devised her plan, were to help women control their kraezza without mechanical methods of birth control, to promote women’s equality women were not to be reduced to passive objects who had to submit to their husbands’ sexual desiresand to result in marital pleasure and fidelity.

Return to Book Page. She also rejected Noyes’ polyamorous ideas and promoted Karezza as a way to strengthen marriage and monogamy.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Each copy of her book came with a certificate that entitled a woman to a free gynecological exam at Stockham’s clinic.

Emily added it Jun 26, I have had a continuous honeymoon for four years. Stockman inthen received more training at the Chicago Homeopathic Medical Collegewhich opened in In the field of sex magicthe only practice that is similar to Karezza as far as the sex act is concerned is Samael Aun Alive ‘s The Perfect Matrimony ; otherwise, they diverge as far as doctrine is concerned.


Both growth and satisfaction are attained through altruistic desires, and through the interrelations between the partners’ higher selves. Trivia About Karezza, Ethics o I have never been conscious of any irksome restraint or asceticism in my sexual experience; and my self-control and strength, mental and physical, have greatly increased since my marriage. To ask other readers questions about Karezza, Ethics of Marriageplease sign up. In the course of an hour the physical tension subsides, the spiritual exaltation increases, and not uncommonly visions of a transcendent life are seen and consciousness of new powers experienced.

There is no limit to the power of true soul union. In Stockham’s view, creative or sexual energy has important implications for the world.

Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. And at no time does this learned control serve [mankind] with karrzza satisfaction than in the marital relation and in making possible the attainment of Karezza.

Related book excerpt from Innocent Ecstasy: Unlike Noyes, however, Stockham was a fan of monogamy. Stockham was a Quaker born in on the American frontier, which, at that time, included her native Ohio.

Ethics of Marriage is long out of print, but you can read it online at this site. According to her, scores of married men and women attest that such self-control is perfectly and easily possible.