The sex center can open in two ways. One is opening outwardly. What happens when you become attracted to the opposite sex: it opens outward, your energy starts flowing outward. Even if the attraction was just in your imagination, and the other is not aware of it, you are losing energy.
Don’t be confused and think that semen is sex energy. Semen is just the vehicle – not exactly sex energy, just the vehicle for it. It is just the material part of it, not the real, psychic energy. So when you become attracted to the opposite sex you are not losing semen, but you are losing energy. Energy is dissipated. Whenever you think about sex you are dissipating energy – the sex is through your imagination, but energy is still moving outward.
When you hit the sex center from within, through the mantra hoo… I am not using om because of this point: when you say om only the heart center is hit. Om cannot move deeper than the heart. But om was used in past days because man was more simple, more centered at the heart and less centered at the sex. Now so many things have changed and man is quite different. He is more centered near the sex than at the heart. Om has become less useful.
Hoo goes directly to the sex center and hits it. If you say “Hoo!” loudly, you will feel your sex center hit from within. This constant hammering within… When I am communicating with you, when your eyes are staring at me and you are concentrated on me, when your whole body is jumping and alive and in deep contact with the cosmic forces – if you hit your sex center at the right moment, at that moment, it is broken from within and energy rushes up. And when sex energy rushes up… It is not semen, remember, it is sex energy: the spiritual part of semen. Just as you have a body and a soul, the semen’s body is material and the soul is sex energy.
The energy rushes upward, it passes through your spine. It moves through your seven centers and comes to the last center, the sahasrar. This passing rush, this flood of energy cleanses you completely. Every center in you is cleansed, becomes fresh, alive, moving. When the energy reaches the last center, the sahasrar, you are a different man.
With each center that is passed, you are a different man. Gurdjieff has talked about seven types of men. He calls them “Man Number One,” “Man Number Two,” “Man Number Three,” and so on. If you had gone to Gurdjieff – and he was one of the greatest masters of this age – if you had gone to him and asked him something about man he would have immediately asked, “What type of man are you talking about? Tell me the number: number one, number two, number three – because the word man is meaningless. There are seven types of man, so if you are asking about Man Number One my answer will be one thing, if you are talking about Man Number Two my answer will be different. About whom are you asking?”