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"Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is a very authentic Tantra book, but perhaps more importantly, it's commonsensical and easy to understand. Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson present Tantric principles and philosophy in clear, accessible ways. So even those with no background or interest in Eastern traditions can benefit from the great treasures Michaels and Johnson have to offer. Read it and be erotically empowered, because you're worth it."
Dr. Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., author of Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex: Make Over Your Love Life
"Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is a sublime and subversive treat. Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson show us how expanded awareness and respect for pleasure can free us from the restraints of religious, social, and political conformity. A totally liberating book!"
Barbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century
"If you are embodied enough to seek authentic teaching about your erotic potential, try out the wisdom, exercises, reflections and meditations that make up this book. Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson are teachers whose intention is to guide and inspire you on your own exuberant journey. Their approach is astonishingly creative."
Joseph Kramer, Ph.D. The New School of Erotic Touch
"Tantra for Erotic Empowerment combines traditional wisdom and insight with true sensitivity and compassion, to become a valuable guide for the modern Tantric seeker. Mark and Patricia weave classic teachings with the reality of living in the modern western world in a thorough and grounded way, accessible to students of all orientations."
Christopher Penczak, author of The Mystic Foundation and Gay Witchcraft
"With Erotic Empowerment, Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson have risen to the challenge of writing a practical guide to Tantra. They have taken a tricky subject that could easily have been mishandled, and created a useful tool that could easily become a classic preparatory text in this genre."
Raven Kaldera author of Pagan Polyamory
"Tantra for Erotic Empowerment combines a clear-eyed overview of Tantra with multi-faceted Tantric insights in a rare method, allowing readers to pursue Tantra using traditional learning methods, but at their own pace and to the appropriate level of their current (and soon to be expanded) understanding.
This book achieves its ambition to inform the casual reader, challenge the student of Tantra and inspire diverse communities to spiritual growth."
Bruce Anderson (Somananda) author of Tantra for Gay Men
"This is a fearless and brilliant work, at once scholarly, technically accurate, challenging, and immensely readable. The writing is economical and lucid. The exercises are absorbing and profoundly therapeutic in the 'human' sense. It is a genuine original, and I enjoyed it immensely."
Paul Skye (Swami Ajnananda Saraswati), author of The Mastery of Stress, award-winning poet and short story writer
"Informative, challenging, inspiring and readily accessible to the serious student of tantric practice, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is unquestionably one of the best books on tantric sexuality to be recently published in English. The exercises and specific instructions it offers are powerful, enjoyable and enlightening. Although it is provocative and even controversial in certain respects, this is an outstanding source of teaching and required reading for anyone open to tantric ways of growing and becoming more empowered in our lived bodily experiences."
Barnaby B. Barratt, PhD, DHS, author, What is Tantric Practice? Director, Center for Tantric Spirituality, Past President, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
"Michaels & Johnson are a Masters & Johnson for the 21st Century. Written with clarity and a passion for mystical experience and rigorous logic, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is grounded in ancient spiritual truth, practice, wisdom, and personal experience. Radical, practical, and open-hearted, this book is a straight-forward transformative guide to self-knowledge. Michaels &Johnson's vision of Divine pleasure as a spiritual and sensual path of liberation is a gift to all seekers--for the curious, the novice and initiate alike.
Donna Gaines, Ph.D., Sociologist, author of Teenage Wasteland and Misfit's Manifesto, and Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
"Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is packed full of useful exercises that can help individuals and couples discover their best erotic selves and find a holistic way of making sexuality a positive force in their lives and in their relationships."
Helen Boyd, author, She's Not the Man I Married and My Husband Betty
"With illumination should come empowerment and the exercise of illuminated power. Mark and Patricia have once again given generously of themselves to all seekers fortunate enough to read this marvelous and enlightened work. Profound, practical, and precisely what the western psyche is ready for!"
Lon Milo DuQuette, author of The Magick of Aleister Crowley
Being one of our greatest gifts as humans, sex can empower and spiritually connect us.
Using reflection, meditative exercises and practical techniques this unique book opens a door into the center of us human beings, into our unique individual sexuality.
This book continues the work from the first volume with more snippets of info from classical tantric texts made accessable for the western reader.
Tantra is not sex & it is certainly not "erotic empowerment". In fact most tantra today is practiced by celibate monastics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Girish Yogiraj
I bought this for all the great recommendations. But as a student of Tantra I found it very, very basic. Too basic to be interesting, I was hoping for a lot more depth of practice.Published 2 months ago by Kiran
I like this book very much for the authors no nonsense approach towards Tantra. If you want to take on the journey of Tantra this is the guide to start with. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Einar Einarsson
This is a very well written book and it is refreshing in many ways. No hype, well balanced fusion of the old tradition with modern Western "neo-Tantra", useful practical exercises... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alex G.
I was impressed that though written to accommodate the novice, the Sanskrit origins of the concepts are discussed and honored.
It is a useful book.
The authors have taken great measure to respect both the material and their audience. The exercises present real opportunities to develop a greater understanding of yourself and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Charlie SanDiego
IMO the most important, powerful, and rewarding aspects of tantra are its PRACTICES.
It's theories, while quite beautiful, are beside the point--especially for someone... Read more
One of the better books I have read on 'Life Path'. It was well written for my taste and easy to follow. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael Heun
It's more than a book on how to enrich your sex life... it's a book on how to enliven your awareness and senses in any circumstance.Published on February 16, 2011 by S. Seng