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Introduction
The Feminine Mind-1
The War Between the Sexes-2.1
The War Between the Sexes-2.2
The War Between the Sexes-2.3
Marriage-3.1
Marriage-3.2
Marriage-3.3
Marriage-3.4
Woman Suffrage-4.1
Woman Suffrage-4.2
Woman Suffrage-4.3
Woman Suffrage-4.4
The New Age-5.1
The New Age-5.2
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. INTRODUCTION
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-1-2
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-1-2
OF SEXUAL UNION-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-6-7-8
OF SEXUAL UNION-10-11
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-3-4-5
ABOUT A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-3-4
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-5-6
ABOUT COURTESANS-1-2
ABOUT COURTESANS-3-4
ABOUT COURTESANS-5-6
ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF-1-2
CONCLUDING REMARKS

PART VII. 

 

ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER I. 

 

ON PERSONAL ADORNMENT; ON SUBJUGATING THE HEARTS OF OTHERS; AND ON TONIC 

MEDICINES. 

 

 

When a person fails to obtain the object of his desires by any of the 

ways previously related, he should then have recourse to other ways of 

attracting others to himself. 

 

Now, good looks, good qualities, youth, and liberality are the chief and 

most natural means of making a person agreeable in the eyes of others. 

But in the absence of these a man or a woman must have resort to 

artificial means, or to art, and the following are some recipes that may 

be found useful. 

 

(a). An ointment made of the tabernamontana coronaria, the costus 

speciosus or arabicus, and the flacourtia cataphracta, can be used as an 

unguent of adornment. 

 

(b). If a fine powder is made of the above plants, and applied to the 

wick of a lamp, which is made to burn with the oil of blue vitrol, the 

black pigment or lamp black produced therefrom, when applied to the 

eye-lashes, has the effect of making a person look lovely. 

 

(c). The oil of the hog weed, the echites putescens, the sarina plant, 

the yellow amaranth, and the leaf of the nymphae, if applied to the body, 

has the same effect. 

 

(d). A black pigment from the same plants produce a similar effect. 

 

(e). By eating the powder of the nelumbrium speciosum, the blue lotus, 

and the mesna roxburghii, with ghee and honey, a man becomes lovely in 

the eyes of others. 

 

(f). The above things, together with the tabernamontana coronaria, and 

the xanthochymus pictorius, if used as an ointment, produce the same 

results. 

 

(g). If the bone of a peacock or of an hyena be covered with gold, and 

tied on the right hand, it makes a man lovely in the eyes of other 

people. 

 

(h). In the same way, if a bead, made of the seed of the jujube, or of 

the conch shell, be enchanted by the incantations mentioned in the 

Atharvana Veda, or by the incantations of those well skilled in the 

science of magic, and tied on the hand, it produces the same result as 

described above. 

 

(i). When a female attendant arrives at the age of puberty, her master 

should keep her secluded, and when men ardently desire her on account of 

her seclusion, and on account of the difficulty of approaching her, he 

should then bestow her hand on such a person as may endow her with 

wealth and happiness. 

 

This is a means of increasing the loveliness of a person in the eyes of 


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