6 Affectional Alchemy.
For example, there are ten thousand treatises extant concerning
what the doctors call the sin of one Onan, meaning, thereby, a
certain nameless solitary vice. But the man alluded to in the Bible
never was guilty of that sin at all. Albeit his crime was equally
bad, equally disastrous and hateful. In these days it is politely
called " conjugal fraud," and in plain terms consists of the nuptive
union to the orgasmal climax, which was allowed to occur only in a
manner never intended by the Infinite God. " He wasted his seed
upon the ground, that he might not beget children to inherit his
brother's name." (See Bible.) Millions do the accursed thing
to-day that they may be childless, as indeed they deserve to be ; for
he who does that heinous wrong commits a quadruple crime,
against his wife, himself, nature and God; to say nothing about the
right of all souls to be incarnated by the act of man.
Now the doctors truly say that the sin solitary, and the fraud con¬
jugal are both bad ; but fail to give us even half the reasons whv.
Here let me make a point for the doclors, and all others besides.
In the normal, proper nuptive union, a term I invent expressive of
the most sacred and intimate fact of marriage, there is a certain
amount of the male vital life in fluid form (semen) voided ; exactly
the same by a_tual weight or volume may be wasted in a lascivious
dream, — a spontaneous ejection of superfluous vital force in the
same form ; 3d, the same may be lost by the abominable conjugal
fraud ; or by the heinous sin against one's self— solitary vice. But
note the tremendous difference in the results that follow in each of
the four cases. 1st. In the reciprocal and normal one, only joy
results, positive and pronounced; and never is followed by any par¬
ticularly sombre feelings; happiness ensues, and the man's soul is at
perfect peace with his physical form.
In the second case, resulting from spermatic plethora, a relief
follows, but leaves a weakness after it, requiring phosphoric food to
recuperate from. There's a little shame-facedness too, but not
much. In the third case the whole being is shocked, and the man
feels himself to be contemptible and mean; and so he is. In the
fourth case, a bitter, poignant remorse haunts the self-sinner day
and night, for sometimes weeks together; and the results of his