"She does an excellent job at defining Tantra and its relationship within spirituality and divinity. . . . Easy to follow, and enjoyable to read." (Darla Kaye Wynne, New Witch
"This courageous, intimate portrait reveals the ecstatic power and spiritual benefits of tantra, as well as its pitfalls, problems, and many temptations." (CHP, Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Winter 2002/Spring 2003
From the Back Cover
TANTRA / SEXUALITY Tantric Awakening
is the story of a 19-year-old girl, disillusioned by the questions that her religion and society failed to answer, who courageously enters the sensuous rituals of tantric sex. In search of authentic knowledge, the author chooses the path of the tantrika, the female tantric adept, where she learns firsthand the ways of this spiritual path of sexual yoga. Amid disapproval from family and friends, her body and spirit awaken to ecstatic levels of orgasmic pleasure that allow her to experience a deep sense of oneness with God, loving relationships, and better health.
A personal and intimate portrait, Tantric Awakening
is tastefully written to reveal not only the ecstatic power and spiritual benefits of tantra, but also the pitfalls, problems, and temptations of this path toward enlightenment. The author also includes first-person descriptions of the major components of a tantric practice--from student initiation and group ritual to simple meditations and physical exercises--to offer a thorough introduction to the world of tantra. Through the disclosure of her own epic experience with tantra, the author provides valuable insights into the contemporary experience of the tantrika while demonstrating how personal empowerment, social transformation, and spiritual awakening can all be attained through the sensual pleasures and practices of this yoga of love.
An initiate of the sacred cobra breath, VALERIE BROOKS achieved her first kundalini awakening at the age of twenty-three. She has been a student of Tantric Kriya Yoga for more than ten years, training with certified teachers of the Kriya Jyoti Tantric Society of Southern India (Saraswati Order). She resides in Los Angeles.