Perhaps more than any other religion Hinduism is associated in the modern mind with the erotic. The Kama Sutra and the sexual activity portrayed in stone at the great medieval Indian temple complex of Khajuraho are renowned the world over. The classical Hindu exploration of eroticism is manifestly one of the supreme expressions of the human spirit. Hindu sculpture, defined as uniquely able to express inner states of being, is no less able to portray the beauty of eroticism. At the same time, many Hindus see their religion rising above the world of the senses and deprecate western enthusiasm for a perceived erotic India. In this important book David Smith explores the true significance of Hindu eroticism. He shows that while withdrawal from the senses is a major component of Hinduism, it is precisely because the Hindu appreciation of the power of the senses is so very refined that asceticism developed in India as a counter-reaction. He argues that so varied, extensive and diffused is the Hindu idea of the erotic that it is central to understanding the inner heart of Hinduism. Profound and stimulating in equal measure, and illustrated throughout by some of the greatest examples of Hindu erotic art, ´The Hindu Erotic´ will be essential reading for anyone interested in Indian religion, sexuality, and South Asian culture.
Sexuality and spirituality are inextricably linked in the mythology and texts of ancient India. At the heart of this culture´s teachings are sensuous stories of the gods making love that demonstrate the power and purpose of human passion. In Erotic Spirituality and the Kamasutra, Wendy Doniger guides us through India´s seductive tales and hidden insights into the art of living and lovemaking. Drawing on amorous myths as well as the world´s oldest text of erotic love (the Kamasutra), this scholar of Sanskrit and Hindu mythology reveals rituals to prepare yourself and your bedroom for the delights of erotic love, the language of attraction, recognizing the unspoken signals from a suitor, how the tension of sexual battle enhances pleasure, and much more. Here for the first time in audio, a full-length course about spirituality´s embrace of sexual pleasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Doniger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000748/sp_true_000748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cultivation of pleasure was brought to its height with the Kamasutra: the Hindu text of erotic love. This sophisticated and provocative teaching from ancient India has continued to intrigue us for generations, offering explicit instructions in the art of living and lovemaking. Now, Wendy Doniger, one of the world´s foremost scholars of Sanskrit and Hindu mythology, offers a fresh and insightful new translation of this treasury of sensual secrets with The Essential Kamasutra. Through alluring stories and surprisingly practical advice, you will learn the language of attraction, how to recognize the unspoken signals from someone who wants you. You´ll also gain insight on rituals to prepare yourself and your bedroom for the delights of erotic love, a ´´sexual vocabulary´´ of kisses, embraces, and caresses, the four kinds of love and how to nourish each of them, plus how the tension of a ´´sexual battle´´ enhances pleasure, and more. Translations of the Kamasutra have been available for more than a century, with over 150 versions currently in print. Here, for the first time through spoken word, the long-hidden gems of the Kamasutra are revealed to bring the delicious fulfillment of love, deep connection, and enlightened pleasure to your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Doniger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000178/sp_true_000178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When two humans come together as lovers, they mirror the divine union - the most sacred act of creation - and connect directly with the energy of all life. Thus the energy of your sexuality is the source of the greatest ´´magic´´ of all, namely the creation of life itself. In The Art of Sexual Magic, you will discover the sacred roots of sexuality not only as an erotic art but as a meditative tradition. For many years author Margot Anand has researched the teachings and advanced practices of sacred sexuality around the world. Through her best-selling book The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, thousands of couples have changed their love lives forever through the practices of tantra. Based on ancient Hindu-Buddhist scriptures, tantra literally means ´´weaving´´. As the threads of life and love cross one another, tantra teaches, they join in cosmic union. Within this absolute connection with the universe, your most profound yearnings become possible. This is sexual magic. Using erotic rituals and specific meditations, tantric lovers can alter their consciousness and channel the energy of orgasm for healing, ecstasy, even enlightenment. Trained at the Sorbonne as a psychologist, Margot Anand combines four powerful elements in this audio learning series: processes for sexual healing; tantra for cosmic union and bliss; clinical sexology for expanding orgasm; and magic visioning to manifest transformation. Safely, creatively, you learn to explore other dimensions of your sex life and gain new ways to bridge sexual union with a greater source of wisdom and clarity. With its wealth of rituals and visualizations developed specifically for Western students and lovers, The Art of Sexual Magic is a life-changing work that is sure to enliven your intimate hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margot Anand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000741/sp_true_000741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bianca is a beautiful, glamorous escort who has made a fortune offering her body to rich men. She has engaged in every type of sexual pleasure; she´s been a vampy dominatrix, knows how to give amazing fellatio, and enjoys deep anal penetration--all accompanied by drugs and alcohol. Her life has been one long, hedonistic joyride. But she has two terrible and ironic problems. Hope comes in the form of Jean-Claude, an expert in Tantric massage. Bianca is his latest in a long line of clients and certainly his most challenging one. Jean-Claude comes into Bianca´s life and initiates her into the secret of a very old type of sensuality: Tantra, from Hindu philosophy. As Jean-Claude gets closer to Bianca and instructs her in the ways of Tantra, he discovers dark secrets from her past and cruel enemies hell bent on destroying Bianca´s new found happiness. My Blossoming Orchid is the first Tantric sex novel of its type, taking you on an erotic journey from the glamour and luxury of Manhattan and Newport right down to the sleazy and dangerous part of Harlem via the gambling craziness of Las Vegas and finally ending up in front of the doors of the majesty of the Taj Mahal in India. Bianca´s story will make you laugh and cry and show you in the most extreme detail the different steps to achieving a G-spot orgasm and the wild rush of female ejaculation. Every woman (and man),will learn from the extraordinary story of one woman´s quest to escape sexual frigidity and blossom into a sexual goddess, finding at the end the most surprising and intimate pleasure of every woman´s dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hélène. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030128/bk_acx0_030128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.