Finding God Through Sex by David Deida (9781591792734)
David Deida Release Date: 30 Jun 2005 Format: Paperback NEW Pages: 288 Publisher: Sounds True ISBN: 9781591792734 ISBN-10: 1591792738
Awakening the One of Spirit through the Two of Flesh
A Spiritual Guide to Ecstatic Loving and Deep Passion for Men and Women
When it comes to sex, most of us want more. The question is: more of what? When the depth of intimacy you've been experiencing is no longer fulfilling to your heart and body-when you sense that sexuality should go far beyond an embrace of brief satisfaction "the time has come to explore your unique sexual path to the divine, teaches David Deida. In Finding God Through Sex, this brilliant writer and internationally renowned expert on spiritual sexuality presents a revolutionary new way to love "one in which sex literally becomes an erotic act of devotional surrender," making love, magnifying love, from the boundless depth of your heart through every inch of your body and in merger with your lover."
Through provocative vignettes that illuminate the many moods that color lovemaking, and direct instruction that speaks honestly to the masculine and feminine desires within each of us, Deida brings wisdom gained from 30 years of work with thousands of couples to illustrate the distinct yet complementary avenues men and women can skillfully travel toward untamed passion and sacred unity. What unfolds is an unparalleled roadmap to the place where we "love as the cosmos loves: One loving itself as an other, yet remembering itself as One."
About the Author Acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative spiritual teachers of our time, best-selling author David Deida continues to revolutionize the way that men and women grow spiritually and sexually. His teachings and writings on a radically practical spirituality for our time have been hailed as among the most original and authentic contributions to personal and spiritual growth currently available.
Known internationally for his unique workshops on spiritual growth and sacred intimacy, Deida has designed and developed a remarkably effective program of transformative practices that addresses spiritual awakening in mind, body, and heart. He is a founding associate of Integral Institute and has taught and conducted research at the University of California Medical School in San Diego; University of California, Santa Cruz; San Jose State University; Lexington Institute, Boston; and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France.
Deida is known worldwide as the author of hundreds of essays, audiotapes, videotapes, articles, and books that bring to light an integral approach to spirituality. His books include the best-selling underground classic, The Way of the Superior Man; several practical texts on authentic sexual spirituality, including Finding God Through Sex and Blue Truth; and the autobiographical novel about highly unconventional spiritual training, Wild Nights.
David Deida's books are published in more than twenty-five languages worldwide and are required reading in university, church, and spiritual center courses, source texts used in men's and women's groups around the world, and are considered important resources for spiritual transformation and sacred sexuality by everyone from achievement coach Tony Robbins to philosopher Ken Wilber to minister and spiritual spokeswoman Marianne Williamson.
"We all taste God, taste Goddess, taste pure Spirit in those moments of sexual rapture, and wise men and women have always used that rapture to reveal Spirit's innermost secrets. David Deida is such a wise one."
--From the Foreword by Ken Wilber, author of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality
"David Deida is the one Western teacher of Tantra whose books I read and to whom I send students to learn from."
--Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
"David Deida's vision of interdependence between the sexes is spiritually profound and psychologically astute. His message, delivered in provocative and compelling prose, has the power to transform intimate relationships into a sublime adventure, a journey to the farthest reaches of human experience."
Miranda Shaw, Ph.D., author of Passionate Enlightenment
"David Deida's work reveals a depth of loving the human condition and understanding its immanent spirituality I've seldom seen, even in a glimmer. It's hard for me to find words with which to express my appreciation and admiration for this unique gift. In piercingly beautiful, yet fully human examples, Finding God Through Sex shows how enlightenment can blossom through passion and connection with the beloved."
--Jenny Wade, Ph.D., author of Transcendent Sex
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