Sexual Secrets: Twentieth Anniversary Edition: The Alchemy of Ecstasy
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description


• The #1 guide to sex and mysticism, redesigned in full color for the new millennium.


• More than 600 illustrations of the erotic sentiment, 200 in full color.


• More than 1 million copies sold with translations in 19 languages.


• Combines the wisdom of the great Eastern sages with images from the West to present a celebration of creative sexuality.


Sexual Secrets is the definitive guide to sex and mysticism, revealing the wisdom of the sages of India, Nepal, Tibet, China, and Japan whose teachings on sexuality unveil how physical love can be the pathway to spiritual liberation. Containing more than 600 illustrations--the most comprehensive collection of images expressing the erotic sentiment--and with more than one million copies sold in more than 19 languages, Sexual Secrets unlocks for everyone the experience of ecstasy once sealed in the ancient texts and art of the East.

In celebration of its 20th year in print, Sexual Secrets has been completely revised and redesigned and includes 200 color illustrations to complement Penny Slinger's unsurpassed black-and-white illustrations, which evoke all the major cultures of the East. Working from contemporary models and from ancient pieces originally commissioned by kings and emperors, Slinger blends images of the West with the sentiments of the East to further enhance the experience of the text and to help in the transmission of the secrets--a celebration of creative sexuality.





Praise and Reviews
"For twenty years Sexual Secrets has been the spiritual person's guide to celestial copulation. Flesh meets faith inside this book and each is the better for it."
ForeWord

"What distinguishes the couple's efforts from the plethora of books on the subject of Eastern eroticism are their depth of research and their breadth of presentation. Opulent cocktailable sexbiggies."
The Village Voice

"Monumentally researched, comprehensively detailed, and profusely illustrated. . . . Sexual Secrets is a timely, well-rounded masterpiece. This reviewer's reaction can be summed up in two words: BUY IT!"
Yoga Journal

"For twenty years Sexual Secrets has been the spiritual person's guide to celestial copulation.  Flesh meets faith inside this book and each is the better for it."
ForeWord

"The book touches on every aspect of sacred sexuality that you could imagine and even those you might not. If you want to find the key to understanding the 'alchemy of ecstasy,' Sexual Secrets is definitely the place to look."
Healing Retreats & Spas

"For twenty years Sexual Secrets has been the spiritual person's guide to celestial copulation.  Flesh meets faith inside this book and each is the better for it." 
ForeWord, October 1999

"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

"Sexual Secrets gathers together the best parts from several different traditions of erotic lore."
Sheela Ardrian, New Witch, Autumn 2002




 
Nik Douglas
Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger are the authors of Sexual Secrets, Erotic Sentiment: In the Paintings of China and Japan and The Secret Dakini Oracle, and Douglas is the author of Sp More...
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