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Sex Magic, Tantra & Tarot: The Way of the Secret Lover

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This book offers the student of Western Tantra the knowledge and inner truth that has been hidden from us since conception. This is a new and expanded edition wherein you will find a wealth of practical and passionate Tantric techniques utilizing the archetypal images of the Tarot. Nothing is held back. All of the methods are explicit and clearly described.

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Paperback, 3rd Expanded and Revised Edition, 191 pages
Published April 18th 2008 by New Falcon Publications (first published May 1st 1991)
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Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a very good book, especially if you are on the Em Path. I bought this from Amazon where some clown had given it a low rating because there was little about sex in it. That is the problem I've had with tantra all along is watching the porn industry and skeezes turn it into some cheap thrill. This book is about mentally preparing yourself for the relationship with your Secret Lover. This requires a great deal of personal work and in-depth meditation. I do agree with others that the ritual ...more
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Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is unique. Like most books on the subject, it's a workbook and not just one you read.
This is a fascinating book, but I suspect that to truly appreciate it you need to have a background in hermetic magic and an understanding of the concept of the Holy Guardian Angel as understood in Thelema (the latter of which I can not claim to have). In order to carry out the central ritual -- an elaborate working involving sex magic (either as part of a heterosexual couple, homosexual couple, or solo) -- you need to be committed enough to do some serious prep work and allow at least a year fo ...more
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was a great take on the subject. It's been a couple of years since I last skimmed through it but I still remember the first time I read it. I wasn't too familiar with the subject back then and this was certainly a good introduction. Good for beginners although perhaps not enough in-depth for those more familiar with this kind of stuff.

Certainly something you actually work with, not just for reading. Very practical and articulate, not difficult to follow.

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Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
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I thought the theory was great, but the main ritual is a bit of a drag. It takes a few years to complete. Compared to other people's approach (like Alan Chapman), I think this is way too over-complicated,
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Christopher Hyatt was an American occultist, author, and founder of the Extreme Individual Institute (EII).Using his birth name, Alan Ronald Miller, he has served as president of New Falcon Publications.
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