Sacred Sexuality: The Erotic Spirit in the World's Great Religions
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
A historical, cross-cultural survey of sexuality as a sacred spiritual practice

• Examines sacred sexuality in the world’s religious and mystery traditions

• Explores contemporary “sexual stress syndrome” resulting from the absence of the sacred in sexual practice

• Reveals how to find the sacred in the ordinary

This book examines the history of sexuality as a sacramental act. In spite of our culture’s recent sexual liberalizations, sexual intimacy often remains unfulfilling. Georg Feuerstein instructs that the fulfillment we long for in our sex lives can only be attained once we have explored the spiritual depths of our erotic natures.

Feuerstein delves into a wide variety of spiritual traditions--including Christianity, Judaism, goddess worship, Taoism, and Hinduism--in search of sacred truths regarding sexuality. He reveals that all of these great teachings share the hidden message that spirituality is, in essence, erotic and that sexuality is inherently spiritual. From the erotic cult of the Great Mother and the archaic ritual of hieros gamos (sacred marriage) to the institution of sacred prostitution and the erotic spirituality practiced in the mystery traditions, Feuerstein offers a wealth of historical practices and perspectives that serve as the bases for a positive sexual spirituality suited to our contemporary needs.




Praise and Reviews
"An informative and uplifting read that reveals secrets of the sacred."
Vision Magazine, February 2004

"Feuerstein offers hope that erotic spirituality is once again beginning to be embraced as a path to true ecstacy."
Spirit of Change, Sept/Oct 2004

“A remarkably complete book stocked with the knowledge of esoteric Asian traditions never before seen by Western eyes.”
The Village Voice

“A massive compendium, furnishing just about everything you always wanted to know.”
The Book Reader

“An intriguingly illustrated, thoroughly researched collage designed to enhance sexual consciousness.”
New Age Magazine

“Georg Feuerstein is a scholar and practitioner of the first magnitude and an extremely important and valuable voice for the perennial philosophy.”
Ken Wilber, author of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality




 
Georg Feuerstein
Georg Feuerstein is an internationally recognized yoga scholar and has studied yoga since the age of fourteen. He is the author of The Essence of Yoga, Lucid Waking, The Philosophy More...
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