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Slow Love: A Polynesian Pillow Book Paperback – December 17, 2008
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Powell writes largely from a meditative state of consciousness, in a friendly but professional manner. That's part of the reason that even someone like me (I've been living a monk-like existence for several years now, avoiding the insanity and hyperactivity of modern sexual relationships) can benefit from this book. One of the many nice experiences that I had from reflecting on this book was actually laughing about a memory that, until recently, felt like a wound. My perception of myself shifted from that of a victim to that of someone who simply lacked awareness.
Slow Love should be required reading for anyone who has suffered from the influence of Western ideas regarding sexuality. Most Westerners know, consciously or unconsciously, that there's something very wrong or missing from conventional sexual interactions. Until one finds this book, that awareness may happen only briefly during a poignant moment during a film, upon hearing the words of a song, or while recalling the memory of once being loved in the right way. I like the way that Powell takes this awareness and expands it until it creates a paradigm shift internally.
Whereas Western culture it is basically left up to kids to discover what sex is all about, in some traditional Polynesian cultures that no longer exist, sex was considered sacred, and sexual wisdom was passed down from generation to generation--until the coming of the missionaries.
These societies practiced ways of loving that deepened the feelings of peace and union between lovers to such an extent that in comparison, much of the loving in the contemporary world seems rushed and shallow.
Reading this book is a way of examining your assumptions about sex and showing you how misleading those assumptions can be. Truly, an unexamined sex life is really not worth living, which is why this book is so worth reading and embodying.
Recommended for couples wishing to deepen their relationship.
My favorite line: "Simply by sensing your natural breathing you can become your own tropical island. For the waves of your breath gently kiss an inner shore--an inner paradise that is utterly silent and tranquil." I could totally see and feel this.
I highly recommend it!
If your lovemaking has taken a backseat in your relationship, you'll find no better guide to helping you achieve the intimacy and enjoyment you want to have with your sweetheart or spouse. Your hearts will be reunited! Highly recommended for committed couples who want to transform their relationship for life.
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I first read this when my girlfriend asked me to look into "Polynesian sex". I had never heard this term, even though we were both students of Tantra. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Dennis George Rudolph
Slow Love a Polynesian Pillow Book - Take Your Time and Enjoy One of Life's Treasures!
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Have you heard of the Slow Food movement, where people get together and take time to prepare a lovely meal? Read morePublished on September 30, 2010 by Rev. Dr. Jude Arnold
Powell presents an often taboo subject in a new light, asking lovers to follow the lead of the Polynesians, to slow down and appreciate each other as lovers. Read morePublished on February 18, 2010 by Jane Nixon White