Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy

9780099279006: Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy

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.

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...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

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

Opulent cocktailable sexbiggies. -- The Village Voice

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

Sexual Secrets is a timely, well-rounded masterpiece. This reviewer's reaction can be summed up in two words: BUY IT! -- Yoga Journal

About the Author:

Nik Douglas, an authority on Oriental art and writing, studied Oriental philosophy, art, medicine, and related sexual practices while living in the Himalayas. He also studied with Indian physicians, adepts of tantra, and Tibetan lamas, mastering Sanskrit and the Tibetan language in order to translate these Oriental texts. He lives in Anguilla, British West Indies. Penny Slinger is one of Europe's leading erotic artists. A graduate of the Chelsea College of Fine Arts, her work has been hailed as progressive eroticism that explores female sexuality. She resides in California.

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Douglas, Nik; Slinger, Penny
Published by Not Specified (1982)
ISBN 10: 0099279002 ISBN 13: 9780099279006
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