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Eros Ascending: The Life-Transforming Power of Sacred Sexuality [Kindle Edition]

John Maxwell Taylor , Linda E. Ph.D Savage
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Book Description

***FINALIST, USA Best Books 2010 Awards – Spirituality & Self-Help: Relationships

The quest for lasting love is one of life’s essential pursuits, in some ways the most essential. But it’s also a quest that’s impossible to separate from spiritual and sexual needs. In Eros Ascending, author John Maxwell Taylor offers a wide-ranging study of sexual dysfunction in society and explains how healthy sexuality can be an entryway to universal love and higher consciousness. Based on Taylor’s twenty-three-year experience with Taoist practices, the book presents an engaging analysis of love, relationships, and sexuality from spiritual, romantic, and sexual perspectives. Taylor melds essential ideas by Jung, Gurdjieff, and Taoist Master Mantak Chia with science, biology, spiritual tradition, and current popular culture to shed new light on this eternal yet misunderstood subject. Not just for couples, the book is equally useful for single people who want to understand the methods for “learning to love yourself ” in preparation for a fulfilling, long-term relationship. Taylor draws on his eclectic background as a successful playwright, composer, actor, and musician in this persuasive plan for converting ordinary sexual energy into food for the soul.

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Editorial Reviews


"Eros Ascending goes straight to the heart of the matter. It is a serious book about mature deep sexuality that takes itself lightly. It is a valuable guide to help people who have been sexually traumatized to regain their innate capacity for pleasure and goodness."
—Peter A. Levine, PhD, best-selling author of In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness and Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

Eros Ascending is going to take you on an amazing journey toward the future of love in the Western world.”
—From the Foreword by Linda E. Savage, PhD, author of Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way
“Taylor is an erotic visionary after my own heart. Eros Ascending is a fun, highly readable next-gen Bible for lovers of sacred sex. While Taoist sexual techniques supply the practical energetic methods, he rolls into one believable, continuous orgasm Kriya Yoga, Gurdjieff, tantric ecstasy, Jungian androgyny, Plato, and sexual communion with deep Earth Goddess. It's loaded with practical ‘how-to’ tips and decades of amazing stories. He adroitly reverses Christianity's demonization of sex by revealing the inherently erotic nature of Christ-cum-Solar Logos. An enlightening and entertaining must read.”
—Michael Winn, coauthor with Mantak Chia, Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy
“Taylor understands the role of Eros as creating interconnection. He unites man and woman, Eros and Psyche, spirit and nature, and heaven and earth, while seeding our hearts and minds with a sense that our true destiny lies in reclaiming for ourselves the beauty of love. A unique and original masterwork.”
—Radmila Moacanin, PhD, author of Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism: Western and Easte...

About the Author

British playwright, composer, actor, author, lecturer and musician John Maxwell Taylor is perhaps best known in America for his portrayal of Carl Gustav Jung in his self penned, award-winning one-man play Forever Jung, based on the life of the famed Swiss psychologist. He is the author of The Power of I Am and regularly runs workshops and lectures throughout the United States.

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  • File Size: 1433 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1583942602
  • Publisher: Frog Books (July 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZZN12U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #823,978 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I highly recommend Eros Ascending to everyone seeking to learn more about Tantra. I fell in love with this book the moment I saw it and read it from cover to cover. It is full of profound information relevant to the REAL TANTRA - at least as I see it - as something that weaves together mind, heart, body, spirit, and energy, starting with one's own body mind system.

John Maxwell Taylor gives us the maps we need to start with our own systems and work our way outwards to make exquisite love to another, as well as to the world around us. He defines sexual energy as the true transformative life force energy. I am so thrilled to see a work on sex and eros that is so all-encompassing in scope... daring... and even wildly entertaining. This book is riveting. You will learn learn so much more about your true potential for sex, life, love, transformation, and transmutation of your life force energy.

Eros Ascending has gotten incredible reviews from many of the really important people in the Tantra field. This is why. It's a beautiful, moving and remarkable transmission.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review Eros Ascending by John Maxell Taylor May 20, 2011
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For those of us who have read everything and know what a privilege it is to share and learn about esoteric knowledge this book is your next MUST. Its sacred sexuality as a path to liberation. It will push your boundaries and you will enter the possibility of a new realm of being: physical, sexual, emotional, spiritual, psychological, and intellectual. It's a book written for modern MEN and WOMEN, bravo, and it brings together the dilemma for the seeker the integration of our innate drives for sexuality, creativity and evolution of consciousness. Ultimately it is a treatise on love: romantic, ecstatic and universal; it's in our hands. It's a long, slow, luxurious read, just like love and making love should be! May all beings be happy, and with Mr. Taylor's guidance we surely will.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Transform Your Life Through Sacred Sexuality! August 5, 2009
Expertly written through his personal experience and scholarly research, John Maxwell Taylor's Eros Ascending enlightens its readers on the spiritual purpose and practice of sexuality, alone and in partnership. It reads like listening to a highly intelligent, loving, and entertaining friend, and lays to rest the guilt and misunderstanding of the true function of sexual energy for us in the 21st century. An invaluable, practical guidebook for connecting with one's True Self in conjunction with conscious sexual practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 15, 2009
The best book on spiritual sex that I have read, and not only for reading but for studying about the topic.
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