Celtic Plant Magic
A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals
Paperback ISBN: 0892819243
The first working guide to the creation and application of plant-based compounds for ritual, magical, and healing purposes based on the Druidic tradition. â€¢ Provides step-by-step instructions for processing and transforming 70 plant energies and essences into working magical compounds. â€¢ Demonstrates the application of these compounds in a sex magic ritual. â€¢ Written by a practicing Druid with more than 40 years in the tradition. The ancient rites and lore of the Druids have always utilized a gentle alchemy to convert plant essences into potent compounds for working magical rituals. Through the respectful seduction of a plant's virtue, Druid alchemists are able to release and collect the latent energy, physical attributes, and magical capacities of that plant. The Druid then applies a series of processes to the acquired essence in order to maximize its power prior to its application in magical ritual. In this first-ever working guide to the principles, processes, and practical application of druidic plant magic, Jon G. Hughes shares the combined wisdom of his ancestral lineage. Celtic Plant Magic includes basic alchemical theory, instructions for creating all necessary tools, descriptions of magical compounds and their uses, and how to prepare oneself for working with plant essences. The healing and magical properties of more than 70 plants and trees are provided. The author then applies this information to a Celtic sex ritual, demonstrating how these compounds are used in specific magic and ritual practices. Celtic Plant Magic is a valuable manual for anyone wishing to harness the magical potential of plant energy.
The Truth About Sex
Paperback ISBN: 1400071003
What’s the Big Deal About Sex? Birds do it. Bees do it. And when you turn on the television, log on to the Internet, or watch a movie, you can’t help but notice that everyone else seems to be doing it too. Our culture has embraced the message that sex is just a basic bodily function, as irresistible and harmless as satisfying your hunger and thirst. But is it? Or have we bought into a lie that is rapidly corroding our souls and our society? When it comes to sexuality, you can’t ignore the Manufacturer’s directions and escape unharmed. That’s why everyone–teen or adult, single or married–needs to know The Truth About Sex. This compelling, interactive study provides an antidote to the world’s subtle yet insidiously dangerous lies. You’ll learn… ·why God created sex in the first place ·what happens when you don’t follow His design ·why virginity matters ·what consequences follow sex outside of marriage ·how to find healing if you’ve been harmed because you or someone else violated God’s instructions With this knowledge comes the power to stand firm, resisting the pull of temptation. Whatever your past–whether you’ve remained sexually pure or endured the pain of misusing God’s precious gift–you’ll find your eyes opened and your life transformed as you discover for yourself The Truth About Sex. Includes a companion study guide for personal use or group discussion.
The Soul of Sex
Cultivating Life As an Act of Love
Hardcover ISBN: 0060186976
The author of the best-seller, Care of the Soul, shows readers how to increase the sensuality in their lives, deepen the meaning of sex, and reconcile their spirituality with their sexual needs. 200,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Paperback ISBN: 0060753641
A guide for loving couples who are looking to renew sexual passion in their lives explains how societal taboos and ideals about domestic equality have compromised the healthy expression of eroticism in today's relationships, in a resource that explains how to overcome personal constraints for greater intimacy. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality
From Aphrodisiacs and Ecstasy to Yoni Worship and Zap-Lam Yoga
Paperback ISBN: 0892817194
Revised and Expanded Edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom This comprehensive reference book, lavishly illustrated and extensively cross-referenced, encompasses all eras and cultures in exploring the meaning of sexuality â€¢ Updated and expanded with over 150 new or revised entries, along with a vast array of new color illustrations â€¢ Contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual â€¢ An exceptional reference--including Internet resources--that explores the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject â€¢ Over 25,000 copies of the first edition sold This fully updated and expanded edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom contains more than 1,200 entries--150 of which are either new additions or were extensively revised for this edition--and a vast array of new illustrations, many in full color, from the author's recent travels to the Far East. The encyclopedia explains how to integrate body and mind, love and sexuality, and spiritual exercise and inner alchemical techniques in the practice of sacred sexuality. It also contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual. Extensive cross references, quotations from sacred erotic scriptures, Internet resources, and 28 indexes to related topics within the book take the reader on an odyssey from almost any point of departure to the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject.
The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress
Secrets of the Female Taoist Masters
Paperback ISBN: 0892818689
â€¢ Reveals how the sexual practices of the White Tigress can preserve and restore a woman's physical youthfulness and mental energy. â€¢ The first modern guide to White Tigress techniques, the only sexual teachings exclusively for women. â€¢ Reveals for the first time in English the hidden teachings of immortaless Hsi Wang Mu, a White Tigress from 3,000 years ago. â€¢ Provides Western medical correlations to substantiate White Tigress practices. White Tigress women undertake disciplined sexual and spiritual practices to maintain their beauty and youthfulness, realize their full feminine potential, and achieve immortality. Revealed here for the first time in English are the secrets of the White Tigress that have all but disappeared from the world. Under the guidance of Madame Lin, the matriarch of a distinguished White Tigress lineage still in existence in Taiwan, Hsi Lai was given the privilege to study these practices and record them from a modern perspective so they will be forever preserved.Â The vast majority of Taoist texts on alchemy, meditation, and sexuality are directed at male practitioners. The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress presents traditions that focus on women, traditions that stem from a long line of courtesans and female Taoists. Translations of the ancient teachings from a rare White Tigress manual dating back 3,000 years explain the sexual and spiritual refinement of ching (sexual energy), chi (vital energy), and shen (consciousness)--the Three Treasures of Taoism--the secret to unlocking eternal youthfulness and immortality.
Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus
Paperback ISBN: 0814799698
[Listen to her NPR Interview](%22http://www.whyy.org/cgi-bin/newwebRTlookup.cgi%22) [The Sociology of "Hooking Up": Author Interview on Inside Higher Ed](%22http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/01/29/hookups%22) [Newsweek: Campus Sexperts](%22http://www.newsweek.com/id/112705/%22) [Hookup culture creates unfamiliar environment - to parents, at least](%22http://www.philly.com/dailynews/features/16589631.html%22) [Hooking Up: What Educators Need to Know - An op-ed on CHE by the author](%22http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i28/28a03201.htm%22) It happens every weekend: In a haze of hormones and alcohol, groups of male and female college students meet at a frat party, a bar, or hanging out in a dorm room, and then hook up for an evening of sex first, questions later. As casually as the sexual encounter begins, so it often ends with no strings attached; after all, it was “just a hook up.” While a hook up might mean anything from kissing to oral sex to going all the way, the lack of commitment is paramount. Hooking Up is an intimate look at how and why college students get together, what hooking up means to them, and why it has replaced dating on college campuses. In surprisingly frank interviews, students reveal the circumstances that have led to the rise of the booty call and the death of dinner-and-a-movie. Whether it is an expression of postfeminist independence or a form of youthful rebellion, hooking up has become the only game in town on many campuses. In Hooking Up, Kathleen A. Bogle argues that college life itself promotes casual relationships among students on campus. The book sheds light on everything from the differences in what young men and women want from a hook up to why freshmen girls are more likely to hook up than their upper-class sisters and the effects this period has on the sexual and romantic relationships of both men and women after college. Importantly, she shows us that the standards for young men and women are not as different as they used to be, as women talk about “friends with benefits” and “one and done” hook ups. Breaking through many misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses, Hooking Up is the first book to understand the new sexual culture on its own terms, with vivid real-life stories of young men and women as they navigate the newest sexual revolution.
The New Male Sexuality
Paperback ISBN: 0892814284
Draws from Taoist, Tantric, and tribal teachings to reveal specific techniques men can use to direct their quest for power into constructive channels, and an ecstatic and compassionate experience of their life-force energies. Robert Lawlor proposes that only a deep transformation in the expresson of our sexual energy can lead humanity to a regeneration of the human spirit.
The Complete Kama Sutra
The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text
Paperback ISBN: 0892815256
The oldest and most widely read guide to the pleasures of sexuality, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, and was compiled from texts dating to the fourth century B.C. In contrast to the only previously available version, Alain Danielou's new translation preserves the full explicitness of the original.
A Woman's Initiation into the Path of Ecstasy
Paperback ISBN: 0892819065
The autobiography of an American Gen-X woman who immerses herself in the sexual mysteries of tantric yoga. â€¢ An engagingÂ insider's story that intimately portrays the details of the tantric sexual path from a young woman's point of view. â€¢ Author is one of the few Americans to be initiated into the sacred cobra breath. â€¢ Reveals not only the benefits but also the pitfalls, problems, and temptations of this path toward enlightenment. â€¢ Includes meditations and exercises for beginning a tantric practice. Tantric Awakening discloses an epic experience of tantra that few have achieved, and even fewer would dare to attempt. This is the story of a 19-year-old girl, disillusioned by the questions that her religion and society fail to answer, who courageously enters the sensuous rituals of tantric sex. In search of authentic knowledge, Brooks was admitted into secret societies where she learned firsthand the ways of the tradition from tantric adepts. Amid disapproval from family and friends, her body and spirit awaken to ecstatic levels of orgasmic pleasure that allow her to experience loving relationships, better health, and a deep sense of oneness with God.Â A personal and intimate portrait, Tantric Awakening is tastefully written to reveal not only the ecstatic power and spiritual benefits of tantra, but also the pitfalls, problems, and temptations of this path toward enlightenment. With the inclusion of specific tantric sexual techniques the author shows how to use tantra to balance the spirit with the physical self in order to achieve personal empowerment, transforming fear and self-doubt into joy and self-confidence. Meditations, exercises, and important insights for beginning a tantric practice assist the reader who is inspired to bring a sense of the divine into daily life.Â