Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sacred Sexuality

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Hindu text widely considered to be a How-To-Have-Great-Sex Manual. It is, of course, all that and much, much more. The true objective of the Kama Sutra is to promote love and respect for one’s partner vis-à-vis a sexual experience.  There are many contemporary versions of this text readily available in bookstores and online.

Tantra, which includes classic texts including the Kama Sutra, strives to deepen intimacy and expand consciousness by employing the five senses (hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste) assisted by the mind and spirit of lovers. Goddesses who’ve been using music, lighting, massage, fragrances, and candy (recommended throughout this blog) are well on the way to becoming Tantrikas; and oh what fun they must be having.

An Introduction To Tantra and Sacred Sexuality by Michael Mirdad addresses the principles and practices of the Tantric experience. “During a truly sacred sexual experience, our attention moves beyond the sexual anatomy and into the eyes and hearts of our partners… As our relationships deepen, it becomes easier to open our hearts and allow our partners into the sacred spaces of our souls.”

Mirdad explains the necessity of feeling safe and supported (physically and psychologically) at all times, the importance of being responsible (in thought, word, and deed), the significance of communication (that which is loving, respectful, and constructive), and the guidelines for trust (which allows vulnerability and surrender to unfold blissfully).  This beautiful, little book leads practitioners on a journey toward “greater heights and depths of loving, living, and being.”

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