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Red Hot and Holy

A Heretic's Love Story
Paperback Book
Sounds True
May, 2015
$23.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

As one person dares to speak her truth, it gives us all permission. Through Sera’s riveting personal narrative and illuminating “wakeup” suggestions, Red Hot and Holy offers us a startlingly intimate and provocative view of what it means to fall madly in love with the divine as a modern woman, inspiring us all to live our own spiritual love affair, out loud and on purpose.

With her unique combination of audacious wit, critical insight, radical transparency and tender vulnerability—mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and sex, as well as academic research, psychological theory, and mythology—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey in a refreshingly contemporary style. Her book is divided into “B.M.” and “A.M.,” meaning before and after she met Marion Woodman, the elder Jungian analyst.

From the innocence of her childhood crush on God; through a whirlwind of torrid liaisons and bitter break-ups with Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, and the New Age; and finally into committed monogamy with a Red Hot and Holy Goddess—Sera reveals the perils and ecstasies of what it takes to discover one’s true Self.

My Love Story is an epic, really—most definitely a saga, for sure a spiritual soap opera. It’s dramatic and emotional, personal yet archetypal, mundane yet multidimensional, ancient yet modern, familiar yet foreign, hilarious and even cheesy at times...

It’s filled with eccentric characters, such as Mary Magdalene, the Hindu goddess Kali, the Persian poet Rumi, the Zen mystic Ikkyu, the Buddhist teacher Saraha, some of the Hebrew bible bad girls (Eve, Lilith, and the Whore of Babylon), the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, Gnostics, tantrikas, dakinis, witches—all mixed together with past lives, sex, heretical lineages, and quite a bit of fire, tears, and Red rose petals.

Sera Beak’s spunky writing and renegade wisdom sparked her debut book The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark. Now, with Red Hot and Holy, she brings readers a more personal book—a raucous, uncomfortable, hilarious, and utterly honest portrait of the heart-wrenching process of mystical realization and human embodiment.

Publisher’s Description: 

What happens after a lifetime of spiritual exploration when you realize that who you are cannot fit into any traditional religion or the new age? Your heart breaks open and your truth bursts out. This is Sera Beak's Red Hot and Holy—a provocative, uproarious, and profoundly intimate spiritual memoir of one womans heretical romance with the divine.{C}

Red Hot and Holy is both a memoir and a spiritual fire starter. With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and self-help motivation, Sera offers us a front-row seat on her mystical journey—sharing hard-won transformative insights and renegade spiritual wisdom while enthusiastically encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair. Here is a singular book that is both a radically honest self-portrait and an inspiring call to action—a hot and holy invitation to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love.

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