The story is a fantasy, especially considering the actual person in the White House now. In this story, the President of the United States is initiated into ancient mysteries that give him the ability to connect directly to the creative energy of the universe and save the world from destruction. Through sex.
When I came upon the first sex scene in the book, I cringed a bit inwardly. "Is this going to be pornographic? I'm not sure I want to read it." But I plunged onward. As I continued reading, I felt that the author had done something very tricky. He had exposed my own prejudices about sex to me. Not that I'm alone. Our society will let our children see a hundred acts of violence, torture, murder, every night on TV and in video games. Killing is acceptable. But sex is dirty. That's our society's basic message, and it goes back to Adam and Eve being ashamed and donning fig leaves.
But Weinstock wants the world to see that sex is pure spiritual power that can transform us. The president's initiation is told in detail. And, although the details were explicit, I didn't feel that they were intended to titillate, but to inspire. His point is that sex is so much more than the thrashing about usually depicted in our media. I came away a believer.
If you are open to learning about elevating your opinion about the role that sex can play in your life, I recommend it highly.
-- Pat Luboff, Underrated Reads
About the Author
I've enjoyed a varied career in the arts--acting on stage, appearing in films, and even doing performance art on the streets of New York. While producing television in Los Angeles, I created a new cable network, The Game Channel, the precursor to GSN (the Game Show Network). I've also written several books.
Years ago, with my first wife, Daphna, I co-authored a controversial and groundbreaking book about women. BREASTS: Women Speak About Their Breasts and Their Lives (Simon & Schuster) was hailed by the Washington Post as "an important contribution" and the subject of an entire Donahue Show (the Oprah of its time).
In my recent memoir, JOYride: How My Late Wife Loved Me Back to Life, I described my year of grieving after the death of my 2nd wife, Joy. A remarkable thing happened--she began communicating with me from the Afterlife and led me on an incredible journey to heal my grief. Ultimately, like the final scene in the movie, Ghost, she found someone--a willing medium--through whom she literally loved me back to life. Had I not experienced it myself, I wouldn't have believed it possible.
Those sacred, sexual, supernatural encounters, which I call the Rites of Joy, occurred ten times during that year and helped heal my inconsolable grief. During these other-worldly sexual initiations, I was shown some of the secrets of human sexuality.