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The Art of Sexual Ecstasy: The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers Paperback – December 1, 1990
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—Herbert A. Otto, author of Total Sex
"If more women and men practiced the rituals in THE ART OF SEXUAL ECSTASY, pairbonding could be transformed into erotic coupling, with our sexuality and spirituality being one."
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Tantra encourages fitness. No one need be musclebound to enjoy Tantra, but fitness makes Tantra more pleasurable. At the same time some Tantric exercises are quite physically undemanding. Unfit individuals can enjoy Tantra also.
The book is well-written and well-illustrated, and discusses many of Ms. Anand's experiences. It discusses Tantric sexual techniques, but does not discuss Tantric history and mythology in detail.
Ms. Anand's book first asks the reader to examine their own sexuality in terms of Tantric principles. Two chapters discuss opening lines of communication and trust between partners, and developing skills for enhancing intimacy.
The chapter "Opening The Inner Flute" is necessarily technical. This chapter discusses the Tantric and Taoist principle of the "chakras" (energy centers) which permit "mental orgasm". Mental orgasm is non-ejaculatory, encompasses the entire body, and is superior to a genital orgasm. The chapter includes exercises to help partners begin to experience their chakras.
Ms. Anand next discusses "self-pleasuring" (foreplay) as a technique for breaking through individual sexual inhibitions and for building a couple's sexual intimacy and trust. Another chapter discusses role-playing games that allow couples to communicate in a non-threatening manner.Read more ›
THE ART OF SEXUAL ECSTASY is a beautiful book, tastefully illustrated with well-written text. Teaches you how to add intimacy to your lovemaking while honoring sexual satisfaction and mutual respect. It will improve your communication with your partner and offers new ways to revitalize your intimate time, including creating a sacred space.
It seems that this book targets the same audience as practically every other mainstream "sacred sexuality" book out there - middle-aged folks bored with their sex lives and with the kind of money necessary to attend these sorts of workshops (and the illustrations reflect that - I'm not complaining though, I'm happy to see realistic folks getting down!)
So be it - I'm happy to know that Margot Anand is doing the work that she does, even if I couldn't ever afford one of her workshops. Like I said, I'm still waiting for a book that ups the ante on sacred sexuality and I might just have to write it myself. If that were the case, I'd want this woman right by my side to help me out. I know she knows what she's talking about.
Btw, folks, let's not confuse today's "sacred sexuality" with real, true tantra (Anand makes this difference clear). Sexuality IS sacred, however, and realizing it as such will definitely change your life. However, sex is merely a small part of the TRUE practice of Tantra.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. It is mostly for couples. I have given away many copies to friends- well they borrowed and loved it too much to give back.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A well written, valuable , adult How-To. Beyond sex to individual and mutual exstacy.Published 13 months ago by C. Robert Friedman
It's okay - but nothing that I didn't already know already. Do your Kegels faithfully and consistently, and that one bit of advice is probably what's going to help your sex life... Read morePublished 16 months ago by LittleGreenWings
Great reference book. I love this book. and her other two books I have of hers.Published 18 months ago by jade
THE classic western text on SkyDancing tantra. This thick tome is an encyclopedia. I recommend that you you do just one chapter a month.Published 18 months ago by Ron Penn