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Sex for the Soul: Seven Secrets of Sensual Intimacy for Spiritual Ecstacy Paperback – January, 2004
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I have to admit however that I liked her casual approach, her being somewhat loose here with the topic and format and style...except that her subject matter is way too serious to tolerate such informality. Same goes with her photo on the back flap. Regal lady in gray wearing a red hat? Hard to take her seriously. Having also written a book with the title: Why Cats Don't Bark makes her an odd duck, too. But maybe a profound one, no?
Yet I have to say that I love this whack job writer lady. She's the best of what I admire about the so called New Age: honest, out there, causal, academic yet writing and living at the street level. Heck, first time here I wanted to review a book having read but the first chapter. Got to get points for that.
In calling her work theological, I think she's right; and where I'd say she is strongest. At the same time she's way too glib for my tastes as an armchair theologian in the treatment of the matter at hand. But, at the same time I love her work.
I'll come back and edit this review once I'm done...but was saddened a bit at this point that:
a) I picked this small volume up at a book signing almost a decade back because of the title and yet didn't read it for 8 years ...until today...
b) sad that nobody has reviewed it yet on this Amazon site...her book people should have done better with marketing
c) the small book didn't have a sexier cover...might of actually read it if it had. You, know, a couple half naked getting, well, ....intimate on the cover. I am way shallow here I guess.
This book is by turns as they say too good not to take note of here; and yet too casual not to fault for being casual. Yet I'm liking this book by the first chapter. Maybe you should, too.
OK, gushed too soon. She lost me in the second chapter because she went the self help route rather than the memoir way. I wanted to know why she as a woman with so many interests took on a three year project about soul sex but never mention much being a single woman wanting same. I seemed she was a writer with one foot on the dock of self help and another bobbing on a vessel of personal desire. I wanted a little less catophatic here and a little more apophatic. But she opened well in chapter one. Headed us toward an erotic mystical intimacy between the soul and the divine...but seemed to forget her own personal story on the matter, drifting into, well, what was for me the just one more self help book blahs.