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Sacred Sexuality New Edition

The Erotic Spirit in the World's Great Religions
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Publisher: 
Inner Traditions
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January, 2004
ISBN:
9780892811267
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This book examines the history of sexuality as a sacramental act, showing how the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can only be attained once we have explored the spiritual depths of our erotic natures.

Yoga scholar Feuerstein surveys a wide range of spiritual traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Goddess worship, Taoism, and Hinduism. There he uncovers, with passion and eloquence suitable to the topic, the deeply spiritual hidden messages about sexuality at the centre of these traditions: the essential message that spirituality and sexuality are closely linked in a positive embrace—that spirituality is, in essence, erotic and that sexuality is inherently spiritual.

From the erotic cults of the Great Mother and the archaic ritual of heiros 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.

Well-documented and lucid, Sacred Sexuality is a recommended introduction to the higher potentials of lovemaking, as well as to the deeper mythic resonances of sexuality in various cultural streams. Through sacred sex, says Feuerstein, we directly participate in the vastness of being.

 “Gives us a new context in which to explore love as a sacred art.”—Margo Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy

Among Georg Feuerstein’s many other books are The Yoga Tradition and Tantra: the Path of Ecstasy.

Publisher’s Description: 

This book examines the history of sexuality as a sacramental act. Georg Feuerstein instructs that the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can be attained when we explore the spiritual depths of our erotic natures. Feuerstein delves into a wide variety of spiritual traditions and reveals that all of these great teachings share the hidden message that spirituality is, in essence, erotic and that sexuality is inherently spiritual."The author of The Yoga Tradition and over 30 other books examines sacred sexuality in the world’s religions and mystery traditions, and explores its opposite: the ""sexual stress syndrome"" resulting from the absence of the sacred in sexual practice today. Surveying the spectrum of historical and contemporary spiritual traditions for their sexual wisdom, Feuerstein concludes that the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can only be attained by plumbing the spiritual depths of our erotic natures."

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