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 Elusive Orgasm
A Woman's Guide to Why She Can't and How She Can Orgasm
Paperback ISBN: 1600940234
A detailed study on the sources of orgasm challenges for women cites twenty-five related causes for five specific difficulties, in a step-by-step guide that addresses key concerns for a range of topics, from understanding the female anatomy and the ways in which the sexual experience differs between men and women. Original.
The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana
The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct
Paperback ISBN: 014019360x
The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding of ancient Indian civilization as the works of Plato and Aristotle are to the West, the Kama Sutra has endured for 1,700 years as an indisputable classic of world literature. Written with frankness and unassuming candor, the Kama Sutra remains one of the most readable and enjoyable of all the classics of antiquity. A work of philosophy, psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, scientific inquiry, and sexology, the Kama Sutra's importance is so great that it has at the same time both affected Indian civilization and remained an indispensable key to understanding it.
Straight Answers from America's Most Popular Sex Columnist
Paperback ISBN: 0452278155
Welcome to the hot new wave of writing about sex: Savage Love. Columnist Dan Savage has hand-picked over 300 letters from six years worth of "Savage Love," a no-holds-barred syndicated sex-advice column which runs in 16 papers in the United States and Canada, including The Village Voice and the San Francisco Weekly. An original and funny thinker, thrashing around in the playground of human sexuality, Savage advises on a wide range of titillating topics: * What is the best seduction music? * How do I come out to my fundamentalist parents? * What is so wonderful about intercourse, anyway? Forget Anka Radakovich and Isadora Altman. Tune in to Dan Savage as he answers these questions and much more in his own uniquely irreverent and sexually spunky style.
The Sexual Life of Catherine M.
Paperback ISBN: 0802139868
In an erotic memoir, the author honestly and graphically describes her active and free sexual life of physical gratification, the consequences of sex stripped of sentiment, and the fallacies of female sexuality.
28 Days to Ecstasy for Couples
Tantra Step by Step
Paperback ISBN: 0738709999
Would you like to experience erotic sex like never before? Go beyond pleasure to find true bliss? Connect with your lover to reach new levels of spiritual ecstasy? Enjoy all of this and more as you discover the depths of Tantric sex. With a daily practice averaging just 20 minutes, 28 Days to Ecstasy offers the perfect way to fit Tantra into your busy life. Short on time or away from your partner? Try fifty quick exercises designed to keep your passion white-hot. Clear illustrations and numbered steps show you exactly how to perform each blissful lesson. As you move through each day of the plan, you'll learn many sexy techniques to thrill your lover: · Extend your lovemaking sessions to several hours by controlling your sexual energy · Explore new ways to deepen intimacy with Kama Sutra positions · Create multiple orgasms for you and your partner · Increase your sexual fitness with pleasure-enhancing toning exercises · Keep your bedroom hot with sexual role-play and fantasy games · Bring your lover to peaks of excitement with erotic massage . . . and enjoy the most intensely pleasurable sex you have ever experienced!
The Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism
Sacred Practices and Spiritual Marriage
Paperback ISBN: 1594772126
The first book to reveal the history of Western sexual mysticism • Reveals the secret sexual practices that have been used since ancient Greece to achieve mystical union with God • Details the sects and individuals who transmitted the radical sexual practices that orthodox Christianity never completely silenced • Distinguishes between sexual magic and sexual mysticism Beginning with the ancient Greek Mystery traditions, Gnosticism, and the practices in early Christianity, Arthur Versluis uncovers the secret line of Western sexual mysticism that, like the Tantra of the East, seeks transcendence or union with God through sexual practices. Throughout antiquity, and right into the present day, sexuality has played an important, if largely hidden, role in religious traditions and practices. This includes not only Christian but also kabbalistic and hermetic alchemical currents of sexual mysticism, many discussed together here for the first time. In the Mystery tradition of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) and the Gnostic tradition of spiritual marriage, we see the possibility of divine union in which sexual union is the principal sign or symbol. Key to these practices is the inner or archetypal union of above and below, the intermingling of the revelatory divine world with the mundane earthly one. Versluis shows that these secret currents of sexual mysticism helped fuel the rise of the troubadours and their erotic doctrine, the esoteric teachings of Jacob Böhme in the late 16th century, the 19th-century utopian communities of John Humphrey Noyes and Thomas Lake Harris, the free love movement of the 20th century, and the modern writings of Denis de Rougemont and Alan Watts.
Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex
Paperback ISBN: 0060874341
A comprehensive A-to-Z resource on all things erotic furnishes more than five hundred entries and 150 photographs that cover the full spectrum of modern sexual culture, including such topics and terms as bondage, Deep Throat, going commando, swingers, and more. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The Book of Vice
Very Naughty Things and How to Do Them
Paperback ISBN: 0060843837
The host of NPR's "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me" presents a tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the culture of vice and excessive misbehavior, offering insight into the appeal and rewards of taboo hobbies and furnishing advice on how to indulge in covert activities while retaining one's dignity if discovered. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.