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The Functions of the Orgasms: The Highways to Transcendence Paperback – January 16, 2009
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His language is seriously exposing anti-ecstatic birthing & sexualove tactics of most cultures; & new trends since 1970s of natural home birthing & sexual freedoms. We've never seen natural morphine like hormones: endorphines, oxytocin & adrenaline explained in our sexual lives, birthing & nursing in print, WOW! This is shocking for current science educated medical folks, even midwives & Doulas. He has dry humor with juicy sarcasm of "Legendary Orgasms, Pessimistic & Optimistic scenarios" for future love. This is so deep, read it twice between surges of ecstatic love?! or ignore at risk of missing bliss happening in private birth & bonding.
The study confirms and fully corroborates the earlier psychological, neurological and sociological research conducted by Wilhelm Reich, Herbert James Campbell, James W. Prescott, Ashley Montagu, and others. The title of the book is deliberately coined to allude to Wilhelm Reich’s pioneering study The Function of the Orgasm (1942) as the author expressly notes, saying that his intention for writing the book had been to ‘rewrite The Function of the Orgasm in a new scientific context.’
Before I review this book in detail, providing some quotes, I may say this as an introduction. It is natural that one ventures out from one’s own pleasure continuum. In other words, the understanding of the whole of life, and the way we perceive life, is conditioned by how we experience pleasure. But it is also a limitative view when one ventures to know only about one’s particular emotional or sexual addiction.
Michel Odent’s approach is comparatively larger. While the focus in this book is primarily upon female sexuality and the sexual nature of the process of birth, and breastfeeding, he is saying that the experience of pleasure, in its ecstatic dimension, connects us back with our source, and thus becomes an experience of transcendence, an experience that is not just subjective and ‘personal’, but essentially transpersonal. Odent links back to the oldest of traditions, the times when women had freedom and power to live the whole of their feminine erotic experience.Read more ›
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