What is Quodoushka?
Based on ancient Native American teachings of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, Quodoushka is both a sexual–spiritual pathway and a body of very practical teachings on sex, intimacy and relationships.
In Western traditions, sexuality and spirituality have often been seen as diametrically opposed, reflecting the mind–body split that underpins much of Western religious and philosophical thought. This attitude is evident, for example, in religious teachings that regard the body as inferior and therefore urge followers to transcend or control the desires of the body through worship of spirit. By contrast, Quodoushka – or Chuluaqui Quodoushka as it was originally known – seeks to integrate spirituality and sexuality, positioning these aspects of our being at the very centre of our lives. The tools and knowledge offered in these teachings therefore offer an alternative and enlightened approach to sexuality, as well as beautiful ways to bring greater understanding, openness and healing to our sexual selves and relationships.
What is spiritual sexuality?
Although Chuluaqui Quodoushka is a form of spiritual sexuality, it does not require participants to subscribe to a particular set of spiritual beliefs. In Quodoushka teachings, sexuality is regarded as inherently spiritual in and of itself. What this means in practice is that the body is honoured as sacred; sexual energy is revered for its power to create life; and the practice of love-making is considered to hold the potential to both deepen our bonds with our partner and propel us into higher states of consciousness.
What does Chuluaqui Quodoushka mean?
The word Chuluaqui refers to the primordial life force energy, from which everything in the universe is created. Akin to ‘chi’ in Chinese traditions, or ‘prana’ in Ayurvedic traditions, Chuluaqui is the energy that permeates and sustains all things. Considered in the context of human beings, this energy can be viewed as inseparable from our sexual, creative life-force energy. The word Quodoushka describes the merging of two energy fields to create a new energy that is greater than the sum of its parts. Taken together, Chuluaqui Quodoushka describes the process of creating new energy by uniting our sexual life-force energy with that of another.
Together, the practices of Chuluaqui Quodoushka, which are taught on the Quodoushka programme, support us to consciously connect with the healing and revitalising power of our Chuluaqui life energy in order to align ourselves with the creative energies of the universe. In doing so, we are then able to use these energies as a catalyst to create the life and relationships for which we long.