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Wild Nights: Conversations with Mykonos about Passionate Love, Extraordinary Sex, and How to Open to God

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  192 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
"Wild Nights cuts through the illusions of modern spirituality into the depth of life before God. Impure, soaked with all bodily liquids, pierced by clear recognition of death, wide opened with the power of love--living as love--in any moment of daily life. If you do not choose to be a hermit, if you want to practice awakening within relationships, in the realm where sex a ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Sounds True (first published 2000)
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Mike Smith
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
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The cover sells this book as a way to deeper spirituality through passionate sex. While that's part of the message, it's not the entire message. This is a novel that denies that it's presenting any specific spiritual or sexual advice, but is largely the "teachings" of its main character, a sexual-spiritual advisor named Mykonos. The narrator is one of his pupils. I think what the book is saying is that the best way to live your life is to be in a constant state of love for everything and everyon ...more
Jos-Madelaine Standing
I really enjoyed this in Summer 2006 when I read it and made sure to pass it along when finished with it. It offers an extremely open-minded perspective to love, sex, and relationships - and maybe even a way out of the suffering...
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is an experience, I enjoyed thoroughly and entered my life at the right time. Some concepts scare me while others seem to be spot on. I will explore David Deida more fully thanks to this book.
Luiz Brüggemann
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Quase tão bom quanto o livro Blue Truth. Nesse livro, David Deida não é politicamente correto. Há momentos que Mykonos é profundo em relação a energia feminina.

Algumas frases de Mykonos que eu traduzi e anotei:

- "Um oceano pode cair sobre a sua cabeça, mas, se tudo o que você tem é apenas um dedal, então você não consegue pegar muita coisa."

- "Quando um homem perde-se na vida sem saber a sua morte, ele já não é mais um homem."

- "Quando você está atado por objetos — mesmo as pessoas que você mais
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
I cannot count the number of times I thought to myself "what the fuck?!" while reading this book. There are some nuggets of wisdom here and there, but they are sandwiched in a mess of confusion. David's writing is ridiculously muddled and highly repetitive. It seems that the book is more about creepy masturbation orgies than a "spiritual" guide. The book is rife with woo-peddling and a silly outlook that is easily seen through for what it is, especially having read the Jed McKenna Trilogy (along ...more
Eugene Pustoshkin
Книга замечательная, мудрая. Имеет смысл не воспринимать её излишне буквально, хотя в ней есть и довольно прямолинейные вещи, в частности указания к восприятию недвойственной природы реальности. Прежде всего, стоит относиться к книге как художественной литературе, написанной в реалистическом жанре. Есть и спорные моменты (например, у Миконоса, по сюжету — ветерана войны во Вьетнаме, явно присутствуют элементы военной психотравмы, отчасти отсюда его расколотость и противоречивость; ни в коем случ ...more
Khaled Ghorab
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a great novel. I'm half way through and I am amazed by the depth of words and analogies used in a spiritual environment to encourage manhood and leadership in the field of relationships. I highly recommend that the readers of the book indulge themselves into the content rather than the words themselves. Understand the concepts and ideas behind every sentence instead of judging the words that are put out there. This book is amazing!!
Dec 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this book is on the edge. For me, it pushed the boundaries of what I thought about sex and spirituality. Personally, I appreciated that a great deal, but I imagine this is one of those books that you either appreciate or are offended by.
Katya Morozova
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book if you have an open mind and can put aside your judgments about what sexuality "should" be. Not just a book about sex, but a book about how to incorporate spirituality into sex, and fuze your sexuality into life.
Jan 25, 2009 added it

Not for the faint of heart. Principles of Free Love and Fucking reality open into God. Pornographic, erotic, and oh so cherries and choclate, this book is a demonstration ultimately of unbounded and radically undone living.
Feb 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Crazy shit. I think I'm starting to understand you ladies.
Linda Galvan
May 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Quite an interesting book on God and love and sex...shared through a cast of interesting characters. Different...which makes it intriguing to read.
Oct 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Excellent story. However, the book is very extreme. I recommend reading his other books before going into this one. You'll have a better understanding of where he is going in the story.
Nov 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Sean Burchell
Sep 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
it was an interesting read and it certainly challenged me in my preconecptions of what is acceptable behaivour. There is a great depth to this book if your willing to accept its "grittiness".
Alison Baker
Nov 29, 2007 rated it did not like it
This book was waaay out there for me. It mixes sex and spirituality in this very weird way. I could not finish it!! I would pass.
Junyan Boon
Dec 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite books.
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David Deida is an American author who writes about the sexual and spiritual relationship between men and women.[1] His ten books have been published in 25 languages. He conducts spiritual growth and intimacy workshops and is one of the many founding associates at the Integral Institute. He has conducted research and taught classes at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Lexington Institute ...more
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