Earth Honoring: The New Male Sexuality

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By Robert Lawlor

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Robert Lawlor

Robert Lawlor
Robert Lawlor is a writer and film producer living in Australia who has studied aboriginal culture firsthand. His published works include Sacred Geometry: Its Philosophy and Practice (Thames & Hudson, 1982), Earth Honoring: The New Male Sexuality (Inner Traditions 1991), and the transl More...



Robert Lawlor calls upon the ritualistic nature of sexual behavior in tribal cultures and in the Tantric and Taoist traditions to provide valuable guidance for reversing the unhealthy excesses of male energy. Looking to the earth honoring, matriarchal societies, he focuses on specific techniques used in the sexual and spiritual training of males to energize creative potential and redirect the quest for power and dominance into constructive channels. He shows how the initiatic disciplines of orgiastic control enabled men and women to achieve extraordinary, ecstatic experiences, providing the basis for increased spiritual awareness. Modern adaptations of these methods are revealed, along with their profound repercussions on the male psyche and ultimately on society.
"Drafts possible roadmaps for men to move into an intelligent, compassionate, and ecstatic appreciation of their life-force energies."

"Lawlor's prose is always lucid and packed with intriguing facts and theories. The book is always very readable, the reasoning clear, and the conclusions original. This is an ambitious book. It is a plan to change our society and, ultimately, the world."