This question relates specifically to the temple vestals of the ancient world, mentioned by Samael:
"In fact, everyone who received the great Arcanum during the sacred ceremony immediately moved to work with the vestal of the temple. There were many vestals ready to work in the Great Work with the celibate initiates. The married initiates practiced in their homes with their priestess wives. The vestals were duly prepared for the priesthood of love. They had great Lady masters who prepared them, and they were submitted to great ordeals and penances. These were precisely the sacred prostitutes about which many authors speak."
It seems that virtually every ancient civilization had its version of temple prostitutes. Doesn't the very concept of a "sacred prostitute" (an oxymoron) go against the Divine law? According to the Hebrew Bible, it does:
"There shall be no ritual harlot of the daughters of Israel, or a perverted one of the sons of Israel." (Deuteronomy 23:17)
"The man who practices Sexual Magic with different women, and the woman who practices Sexual Magic with different men, commit Adultery, and no adulterer achieves anything. Yes, there are men and women who commit Adultery by practicing Sexual Magic with many; as a pretext, they allege that they are helping others, yet they utilize these teachings in order to justify Adultery and this is a horrible crime against the Holy Spirit." (Samael Aun Weor).
If a vestal of a temple engages in intercourse with several (or perhaps many) initiates, isn't adultery being committed? The kundalini only awakens if the practice of alchemy is carried out between two people in a committed, monogamous relationship.
I would appreciate any clarification of this issue. It would assist in expanding my understanding of the law of karma as it relates to adultery.