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Slow Love: A Polynesian Pillow Book Paperback – December 17, 2008
Powell has been changing the way the Japanese make love for severalyears, as part of a government effort to boost Japan's decliningpopulation.- May/June Spirituality & Health magazine
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James Powell writes poetically, beautifully, and educationally about love, sex, relationships, Polynesian culture, pop-Polynesian Tiki/exotica culture, meditation, neurochemistry, and even on Paul Gauguin in Slow Love: A Polynesian Pillow Book. While poetic and informative, the suggestions found here are also very practical, as well as adaptable... meaning, there is no requirement to follow a strict set of rules; there are instead some flexible guidelines that when followed, even partially or lightly, have the potential to transform individuals and relationships. His chapter on meditation, titled "On Doing Nothing", is truly one of the most brilliantly written pieces on practical meditation I have ever read.
Powell's earlier book, Energy and Eros, sparked the "Polynesian sex" movement in Japan. This book has the potential for sparking revolutions in the lives of individuals and people in romantic and sexual relationships, regardless of the gender mix of the participants.
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Author: James N. Powell
Imagine waking to the soft sounds of gentle waves rolling and crashing along a white sandy beach, crystal clear water, and food plentiful within a hands reach as a warm breeze caresses your skin. For some this sounds like a perfect vacation where one can unwind, relax, and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But what if this wasn't a vacation? What if this is where you lived? Imagine a society raised isolated in paradise--no influence from the outside world and all around is beauty and the requisites for life are easily attained. Without the day to day struggles for survival, life for early Polynesians was one to be savored and not rushed. So too was their lovemaking.
In Slow Love, James Powell does a masterful job at interweaving Polynesian myths with reality taking the reader on a journey through history of their land and society both before and after the influence from Western Europe. Throughout this journey, Powell informs on the techniques and benefits of taking one's time while making love the Polynesian way. I didn't expect but was pleasantly surprised not only by the rich cultural history provided by the book, but also the scientific explanations involving neurochemical reactions that can practitioners can benefit from leading to deeper, closer and lasting love between partners.
Powell's writing is fluid, refined, and engaging. Readers may find not only their views on lovemaking altered but perhaps their view on life as well.
This is slow love, where people take time to enjoy a gentle feast of passion.
This is a beautiful, beautiful book, that can be read in one sitting or outloud to your partner over a lifetime.
It's actually about how meditation can improve intimacy and love making.
Of course, honest communication is also essential.
I can certainly see why James N. Powell's writings have inspired a slow love, sexual revolution in Japan, now spreading worldwide.
He's an expert in teachings of sacred sexuality from the traditions of Polynesia, China and India.
He writes about Love in a warm, sensitive and caring way.
I'm going to get down to the nitty, gritty and attempt to explain what I think he's talking about in my own words.
There's two kinds of orgasm. An outy or an inny. I think women have mostly innys and men usually have outys.
An outy is the typical ejaculative explosion. An inny is more intense, lasts longer and feels even better.
An inny does not leave you exhausted and you can have more than one at a time.
An inny builds energy inside of you and really charges that internal battery.
Without calling it that, Powell gives easy to follow directions to have more innys and thus greater overall pleasure in your life.
The next book by Powell on Polynesian Love is going to be written by readers responding to this book - another great idea!
Visit his website, PolynesianLove.com!