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The Art of Sexual Ecstasy

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  196 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
This landmark book on human sexuality makes the sacred lovemaking techniques of the East fully comprehensible to Western readers. Elegantly illustrated, it helps the reader acquire new attitudes and broaden his or her range of experience, to revitalize and strengthen relationships.

This book opens the way to a new stage of fulfillment and bliss, making the sacred lovemakin
Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 1st 1990 by TarcherPerigee (first published 1981)
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Mar 02, 2009 Clara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is simply great. If you really want to understand not only your sexuality, but you also want to recognize yourself as a beeng with capability to reach the divine through your body, this book it's going to change your life. It has excersices for you and your partenier. Exclente book.
Alia Makki
Feb 03, 2015 Alia Makki rated it it was amazing
Meditation? Check.
Energy works? Check.
Healing sexuality that does not hurt personal laws of celibacy? Yup.

I've had this book for about a year now. Haven't read it completely until today because I was looking for something to do after raising my inner flute's awareness. The inner flute is the author's terminology for the straight line between the chakras, from the Muladhara until the Sahasrara at the top of the head. And I was feeling meh a while before starting that meditation, but did no
Dec 31, 2012 S. rated it liked it
Quaint! I added this book because I thought it was a decent write for "Eternal Lovers" seeking to take their deep love and passion far beyond the commercial decadence of what sexuality and it's power and blessings can actually be. Margot is an excellent writer and researcher on this subject. It's a great introduction for the western mind. If more of us would really read this material we would philander less and the honesty of our hearts would simply draw our "soul mates" to us.. But, you will no ...more
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May 25, 2015 Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing
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Ron Barker
Nov 30, 2014 Ron Barker rated it it was amazing
It works.
Monika Müller
May 18, 2010 Monika Müller rated it it was ok
By now (2010) this is an old book, where the author doesn't have any confidence that the readers have an own creativity as well. There is written in a long-winded way about what all to do, which CD to play and so forth. It can get boring for someone who knows that the own body has many living cells, 5 senses - last not least - an incredible own wisdom.
Aug 23, 2007 Pam rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people curious about spiritual/tantric/sacred sex
A full review of the ancient texts on tantric sex, as well as tangible ways to practice in modern sexual encounters. Topics include: prolonging pleasure, more fulfilling orgasm, healing in the sexual experience, positive touch, etc. A must-read in the field of sexuality and sex therapy.
Apr 06, 2008 Bethtub rated it really liked it
This book is rife with cultural co-optation- beware!
But the exercises are really helpful and challenging. It's a nice relief from the 'give your boyfriend a coupon for oral sex' approach to expanding sexuality.
Jean Marie Angelo
Jun 14, 2012 Jean Marie Angelo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
I debated about listing this one. But I did read it —years ago. This was actually part of a course I took on yoga. A very spiritual book, with insight into chakra centers, body energy, and healing. ...more
Caren Rich
Mar 10, 2011 Caren Rich rated it it was amazing
Margot Anand is one of the most compassionate teachers of tantra and sexuality.
Loretta Brown
Nov 01, 2008 Loretta Brown rated it really liked it
A good place to start. . . more after this. . .
Aug 24, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I love books on sexuality, hers are the best!
Apr 08, 2010 Michael marked it as to-read
Hmmm...yes. Ride the tiger indeed. (see TOC. :)
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