Art of Sexual Ecstasy

The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers

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Author: Margot Anand

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780007163830

Category: Sex

Page: 360

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A new, concise edition of the best-selling guide to transforming sexuality and orgasm through sacred ritual and ancient techniques. This book opens the way to a new stage of fulfillment and bliss, making the sacred lovemaking techniques of the East available to Western readers and extending sensual experience for everyone.This highly illustrated book on human sexuality provides simple techniques that help readers to discover a new sexual experience, in which physical pleasure combines with an intense emotional and spiritual joy. Margot Anand teaches a wide range of measures that enhance sexual pleasure and deepen intimacy, including massage, visualization, breathing, ritual, movement and fantasy. learning how to remain aroused while fully relaxed; extending orgasm from a localized sensation to a full body experience; healing from a lack of sexual sensation; recovering from sexual trauma; achieving multiple orgasm for men and women; discovering many innovative positions for versatility and compatibility; increasing arousal and extending the sexual experience; transforming sexuality into a truly spiritual experience. bringing the spirit back into sex, of honouring sexual union as a bridge between body and soul and of discovering a new sexual experience in which physical pleasure becomes a delight of the heart and an ecstasy of the spirit.

Soul Sex

Tantra for Two

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Author: Al Link,Pala Copeland

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636989

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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This is not only a book about Tantric practices, but also about how you can use them to create a life-long, loving relationship. Because Pala and Al's emphasis is on Tantra in relationships, both beginners and skilled Tantric practitioners will find value here. Through the authors' mix of ancient Eastern sexual practices and modern Western approaches to communication and intimacy, you and your partner will learn to connect in ways that are respectful, nourishing, and lusty. Pala and Al offer their relationship as a model for a successful, long-term relationship in which to be happy, fulfilled, and spiritually awakened. Soul Sex includes thought-provoking discussions, personal anecdotes, and precise but simple techniques to inspire you to apply to your daily life. The observations and exercises included are drawn from the authors' own heady partnership and from the hundreds of couples they have had the privilege to teach at their Tantra sacred sex workshops.

Sacred Sexuality

The Erotic Spirit in the World's Great Religions

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Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775745

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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A historical, cross-cultural survey of sexuality as a sacred spiritual practice • Examines sacred sexuality in the world’s religious and mystery traditions • Explores contemporary “sexual stress syndrome” resulting from the absence of the sacred in sexual practice • Reveals how to find the sacred in the ordinary This book examines the history of sexuality as a sacramental act. In spite of our culture’s recent sexual liberalizations, sexual intimacy often remains unfulfilling. Georg Feuerstein instructs that the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can only be attained once we have explored the spiritual depths of our erotic natures. Feuerstein delves into a wide variety of spiritual traditions--including Christianity, Judaism, goddess worship, Taoism, and Hinduism--in search of sacred truths regarding sexuality. He reveals that all of these great teachings share the hidden message that spirituality is, in essence, erotic and that sexuality is inherently spiritual. From the erotic cult of the Great Mother and the archaic ritual of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) to the institution of sacred prostitution and the erotic spirituality practiced in the mystery traditions, Feuerstein offers a wealth of historical practices and perspectives that serve as the bases for a positive sexual spirituality suited to our contemporary needs.

Women Who Love Sex

Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy, and Ecstasy

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Author: Gina Ogden

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825697

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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Wonderful sex does more than melt both body and soul; it brings power, energy, and deep satisfaction to all aspects of our lives. In this unique book, women who consider themselves highly sexually responsive talk in intimate detail about what gives them the greatest pleasure. They redefine sex—based on how women really experience sexual pleasure—confirming what every woman knows instinctively, while creating a new language that every woman will understand. Based on extensive one-on-one interviews conducted by Dr. Ogden with hundreds of women, this thought-provoking, wise, and unprecedented book transforms how we view sex by giving us new ways to think about sexual pleasure. To learn more about the author, Gina Ogden, go to www.ginaogden.com.

Sexuality and the Sacred

Sources for Theological Reflection

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Author: James B. Nelson,Sandra P. Longfellow

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664255299

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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This volume is rooted in two convictions: first, sexuality is far more comprehensive and more fundamental to our existence than simply genital sex, and, second, sexuality is intended by God to be neither incidental nor detrimintal to our spirituality but a fully integrated and basic dimension of that spirituality. The authors address what our sexual experience reveals about God, the ways we understand the gospel, and the ways we read scripture and tradition and attempt to live faithfully.

The Power of Tantra

Religion, Sexuality and the Politics of South Asian Studies

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Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857731580

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In the West, the varied body of texts and traditions known as Tantra for more than two centuries has had the capacity to scandalise and shock. For European colonisers, Orientalist scholars and Christian missionaries of the Victorian era, Tantra was generally seen as the most degenerate and depraved example of the worst tendencies of the so-called 'Indian mind': a pathological mixture of sensuality and religion that prompted the decline of modern Hinduism. Yet for most contemporary New Age and popular writers, Tantra is celebrated as a much-needed affirmation of physical pleasure and sex: indeed as a 'cult of ecstasy' to counter the perceived hypocritical prudery of many Westerners. In recent years, Tantra has become the focus of a still larger cultural and political debate. In the eyes of many Hindus, much of the western literature on Tantra represents a form of neo-colonialism, which continues to portray India as an exotic, erotic, hyper-sexualised Orient. Which, then, is the 'real' Tantra? Focusing on one of the oldest and most important Tantric traditions, based in Assam, northeast India, Hugh B. Urban shows that Tantra is less about optimal sexual pleasure than about harnessing the divine power of the goddess that flows alike through the cosmos, the human body and political society. In a fresh and vital contribution to the field, the author suggests that the 'real' meaning of Tantra lies in helping us rethink not just the history of Indian religions, but also our own modern obsessions with power, sex and the invidious legacies of cultural imperialism. 'The Power of Tantra is a major scholarly treatment of a much misconstrued esoteric tradition and a well-written and illustrated guide to a dimension of Hinduism that deserves the careful research Hugh B. Urban has given it. An impressive achievement.' - Paul B Courtright, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emory University

Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century

A Book by and for Women

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Touchstone Books

ISBN: 9780684842318

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 780

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The first major revision of the 1984 classic guide to women's health includes information on such topics as breast cancer treatment options, preventing and living with AIDS, and new developments in contraception and reproductive technology. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

The sexual healing journey

a guide for survivors of sexual abuse

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Author: Wendy Maltz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 347

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Examines the harmful effects of sexual abuse on sexual development and behavior and offers its adult victims a program to rebuild their sexual identity and enjoy healthy sexual relations

The Utne Reader

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Underground press publications

Page: N.A

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Living Yoga

A Comprehensive Guide for Daily Life

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Author: Georg Feuerstein,Stephan Bodian

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874777291

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 290

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Collection of articles providing a guide for daily life.