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Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy

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* Features more than 600 original illustrations created by artist Penny Slinger

* 500,000 copies in print

* The undisputed classic in its field, it has been translated into eleven languages since it was first published fourteen years ago



This is the #1 bestselling title on the sexual mysteries of the East. Sexual Secrets was the first book to explore the Eastern path of love
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Paperback, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, 352 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Destiny Books (first published June 1979)
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Derek Martin
Aug 18, 2012 Derek Martin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any one who likes to have sex ; anyone interested in yoga, tantra or Eastern spirituality
Sexual Secrets is an interesting and important reference on esoteric sex practices, yoga, meditation and certain symbols and archetypes. Though its subject is vast, it makes an admirable attempt at a thorough study of tantra and related practices. The authors have a background only in Hindu and Buddhist tantra, but they compile in this book texts from the Taoist tradition as well. Some may complain that the book is New Age-y and wishy-washy, preferring the technical detail of works by Taoist eso ...more
Ankur
Feb 13, 2015 Ankur rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Contains a lot of esoteric "stuff" that could give an impression of sex being some kind of serious process.
The things mentioned here are borrowed from Indian traditional texts of love making.
Don't know if its practical manual of sexual fulfillment.
did not read the whole book but interesting things from here and there.
I keep it in my list and also bookshelf just in case i get interested in yogic or tantric sexplorations later :)
Nathan Kibble
Nov 06, 2014 Nathan Kibble rated it it was amazing
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i love it
Less_cunning
Jan 27, 2014 Less_cunning rated it it was amazing
for me this was a great introduction into yoga, tantric love-making & eastern religions in general. the penny slinger illustrations alone are worth the price of admission, so if you see this book cheap at a used bookstore or thrift-store, snatch it up. also has an extensive bibliography.
Caren Rich
Dec 26, 2012 Caren Rich rated it it was amazing
I met Penny Slinger on a beach in Kauai. I would not be married now if Penny had not taught me how to be a woman. This book is a treasure and a classic.
Holly
Sep 27, 2008 Holly rated it it was amazing
Total classic. I used to own a copy and would like to own it again.
Deanna
Mar 03, 2013 Deanna rated it it was amazing
I loved the Asian artwork / illustrations
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