Olivia’s Top 10 Book Recommendations:
Jewel in the Lotus: The Tantric Path to Higher Consciousness by Sunyata Saraswati and Bodhi Avinasha and its companion book The Ipsalu Formula?A Method for Tantra Bliss by Bodhi Avinasha. Focuses on tantra as a path of spiritual growth and self-realization. This is an advanced course based on Tantra Kriya Yoga. A must read for anyone who wishes to go deeper into the spiritual practice of tantra.
Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving by Charles and Caroline Muir – Excellent introduction to neo-tantric philosophy and practice. Written for couples who wish to deepen their connection and elevate their lovemaking experience to new levels. Good for the beginner.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle – A modern classic by one of the most inspiring spiritual teachers of our time. Tolle invites you to discover that authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now, and that the body is actually one of the keys to entry into a state of inner peace and transformation. Audio version highly recommended.
Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy by Georg Feuerstein – Written by today’s foremost Yoga researcher, this scholarly introduction to Hindu Tantra offers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra. It dispels many common misconceptions about Tantra, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition.
Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love by Daniel Odier – A true story based on Daniel Odier’s compelling personal journey – his quest for tantra in India and eventual initiation into Shivaic Tantrism by a great female yogi.
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion by Marshall Rosenberg’s – This book gives practical guidance on better ways to reframe your communication to transform potential conflict into harmony and improve the quality of your relationships. Indispensable conscious communication tools for building your ideal tantric partnership.
Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith, Highly recommended for anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of the Chakra system. Practical and user-friendly.
The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know by Mantak Chia’s The best book of its kind with specific practices for achieving ejaculatory control and separating orgasm from ejaculation. Based on Taoist sexual energy practices.
Eat Mangoes Naked: Finding Pleasure Everywhere and Dancing with the Pits! by Sark – A reminder that enlightenment need not be serious business. Creative and whimsical inspiration to seek out pleasure where you may not otherwise think to find it.
Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger – A wonderful compendium of esoteric Eastern wisdom and information about sacred sexuality. Richly illustrated.
Anand, Margot. The Art of Everyday Ecstasy: Seven Tantric Keys for Bringing Passion, Spirit, and Joy into Every Part of Your Life
Ancient Secrets of Sexual Ecstasy for Modern Lovers’ (video presentation). A comprehensive introduction to the Tantric and Taoist erotic art of the East, featuring appearances by the leading authors and teachers of eastern sexual enhancement techniques with demonstrations by skilled Tantric couples.
Bentov, Itzhak. Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness. Explains the familiar world of phenomena, and gives us a provocative picture of ourselves in an expanded, conscious, holistic universe.
Berkeley Psychic Institute and Deja Vu Publishing’s Meditation Audio Tapes www.berkeleypsychic.com
Brooks, Valerie. Tantric Awakening: A Woman’s Initiation into the Path of Ecstasy
Buddhananda, Swami. Moola Bandha: The Master Key.
Chang, Jolan. The Tao of Love and Sex: The Ancient Chinese Way to Ecstasy
Chia, Mantak and Maneewan. Healing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy
Chia, Mantak and Maneewan; Abrams, Douglas and Rachel Carlton. The Multi-Orgasmic Couple: How Couples Can Dramatically Enhance Their Pleasure, Intimacy, and Health
David Deida, Intimate Communion
David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man
Ehmka, Greg. Money, Sex, Power and You: Transforming Your Ego. A unique process of getting what you want out of life. “If you want to change your life in important ways, then begin by changing yourself in important ways.”
Evans, Patricia. The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond
Gach, Michael. Acupressure for Lovers: Secrets of Touch for Increasing Intimacy
Garrison, Omar. Tantra: The Yoga of Sex
Govindan, Marshall. Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition. Inspiring story of Babaji with guidelines for physical, mental and spiritual development to increase your health and happiness.
Harvey, Andrew. The Direct Path: Creating a Personal Journey to the Divine Using the World’s Spiritual Traditions
Henderson, Julie. The Lover Within: Opening to Energy in Sexual Practice. This acclaimed book can change the way you view love and sex. It provides exercises to be experienced alone or with a partner and offers insight into how to move energy, collect it, heighten it, and share it.
Kuriansky, Dr. Judy. Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tantric Sex
Laskow, Leonard, M.D. Healing with Love: A Breakthrough Mind/Body Medical Program for Healing Yourself and Others
Odier, Daniel. Desire: The Tantric Path to Awakening
Qualls-Corbett, Nancy. Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect Of The Feminine. Based on Jungian psychology, this book illustrates the necessity of restoring the connection between spirituality and passionate love.
Ramsdale, David and Ellen. Sexual Energy Ecstasy: A Practical Guide to Lovemaking Secrets of the East and West
Rajneesh, Osho (Bhagwan). Book of Secrets: Science Of Meditation. This is a commentary on a set of 112 wonderful tantric meditation techniques.
Satyananda Saraswati, Swami. Kundalini Tantra
Satyananda Saraswati, Swami. Yoga Nidra. A simple yet profound technique that can be used for deep relaxation, stress management, and to awaken inner potential.
Schnarch, David. Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships
Stubbs, Kenneth Ray. Women of the Light: The New Sacred Prostitute. A radical book that documents women bringing together spirituality and sexuality.
Williamson, Marianne. Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationship
Yogananda, Paramahansa. Autobiography of a Yogi. A classic introduction to Eastern mysticism.
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