The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy

How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Enrich Your Life Forever

The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy

You can change your life in just seven minutes a day . . . A soft message for a hard time, The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy is a simple yet profound solution to the cause of all human discontent: the lack of intimacy, especially sexual intimacy. Even amidst the plethora of techniques now available for so-called enlightenment—from meditation and visualization to intensive prayer retreats or obsessive exercise regimens— the need for intimacy has been left unsatisfied. Requiring just seven minutes a day, the practice taught in this book—called “Your Seven-Minute Wonder”—answers that need by opening the body and psyche to gratifying levels of personal and sexual intimacy. It is the practical means that allows you to tangibly realize your ideals and inherent perfection. Renowned teacher Mark Whitwell, who has spent a lifetime studying the secrets of life with the great masters, has seen through to the heart of their understanding, and created a simple way for readers to acquire it for themselves. “Your Seven-Minute Wonder” is a physical practice— a combination of healthful breathing sustained by synchronistic body movement. Its purpose is to be uplifting and totally functional: a dynamic interflow of “inspiration” or inhalation (receptivity), with the “expression” or exhalation (strength). This in-and-out breathing cycle, which Mark carefully delineates, activates the deep male-female polarity within each of us, regardless of gender. The practice is effortless for everyone, and practitioners report that their well-being, vitality, sexuality, self-awareness, and true desires are awakened immediately and dramatically. It restores health and dignity, and sex becomes utterly relevant to a graceful life. Further, as you become receptive to your breath—the basis of all human function—you become responsive to money, power, and collaboration of all sorts. The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy is a wise, powerful, and easy-to-follow roadmap to a practice that can be life-changing: one that promises to open you up to an entirely new level of human understanding.

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy

Realizing the Promise of Spiritual Union

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy

“Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an essential guide to a natural and joyous way of love. Filled with timeless practices and guidance for both individuals and couples, this elegant book explores: Timeless Taoist wisdom adapted for the complexity of modern relationships The art of clear, respectful, and authentic communication How to use the principle of yin/yang to create harmony within your relationship as well as within yourself Attuning sexual energy between partners for happy and sensual lovemaking, spiritual cultivation, and better health Chi gong (qigong) exercises, tai chi principles, and meditations to balance your subtle energies and align your spirit with that of your partner Does building a lasting relationship always require hard work and effort—or can you instead follow the natural flow of love, desire, and spiritual connection between you and your partner? With The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy, Solala Towler offers a practical and inspiring guide to traveling the “watercourse way” with your partner—one that gives you both the space to grow, explore, and discover the richness of your sacred union.

Sex and Love

Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery

Sex and Love

This volume provides a detailed definition of sex and love addiction as well as an explicit outline of treatment and recovery. Griffin-Shelley provides in-depth examples and suggestions for change and supports the growing involvement of Twelve-Step programs in mental health.

Love Signs and You

The Ultimate Astrological Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships

Love Signs and You

Love Signs and You is the definitive volume of romantic astrology.

The Love Lives of the Artists

Five Stories of Creative Intimacy

The Love Lives of the Artists

As the oldest of institutions, marriage seems outdated in modern times, when each individual is encouraged to break with tradition in order to fulfill him- or herself. And so artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo seem to be paving the way toward a brave, new kind of marriage, where spouses would be allowedeven encouragedto fulfill different aspects of themselves in outside relationships. Shared creativity, they believed, would transcend their jealousies and compensate their sufferings: through art, they would rise above conventional marital fidelity, and prove a higher fidelity to art and to themselves. The Love Lives of the Artists tells the stories of Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salom, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Diego and Frida, and Henry Miller and Anas Ninfive couples who approached their relationships with the same rebellious creativity as they practiced in their art. From their early artistic development and their first experiences in love, to their artistic marriages and their affairsand then to their fights and reconciliations, addictions, nervous breakdowns and continued creativityThe Love Lives of the Artists describes the promise and the price of freedom and creativity in love.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction

Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.

The Empire of Love

Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality

The Empire of Love

Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli theorizes intimate relations as sites which bring into view the interplay between liberalism's contradictory ideals of freedom and constraint.

What Every Woman Wants in a Man/What Every Man Wants in a Woman

10 Essentials for Growing Deeper in Love |10 Qualities for Nurturing Intimacy

What Every Woman Wants in a Man/What Every Man Wants in a Woman

Opposites Attract…and can thrive in a marriage built on God. The book starts with the results of a survey detailing the ten most important qualities that each man or woman wants in a spouse, then teaches us how we can be the person who breeds that quality in our husband or wife. Throughout the book the authors use their own personalities and experience with marriage to demonstrate how to do marriage right.

Women's Aggressive Fantasies

A Post-Jungian Exploration of Self-hatred, Love and Agency

Women's Aggressive Fantasies

How can a woman's self-hatred contain the seeds of her psychological growth? Can aggressive energies form the basis of recovery from eating disorders? Women's Aggressive Fantasiesexamines the roles of aggressive fantasies and impulses in contemporary women's lives. Such impulses have previously been overlooked by psychoanalysis, feminism and depth psychology when, Sue Austin argues, they should occupy a central position. Drawing together apparently disparate strands of theory from feminism, critical psychology, contemporary psychoanalysis and post-Jungian thought, this books succeeds in providing a new insight into the phenomenon of female violence and aggression. A collection of real life vignettes are used to demonstrate how the management of aggressive fantasies plays a significant role in women's self-experience and their position in society. These fascinating, moving and, at times, shocking, extracts demonstrate how aggressive fantasies become the basis for psychological, relational and moral growth. This book will help clinicians engage with the fantasies and draw out their therapeutic value. In particular, the author examines the crucial role of aggressive fantasies and energies in recovery from severe and chronic eating disorders. Women's Aggressive Fantasiesprovides a valuable insight into the role of aggressive impulses in women's sense of agency, love and morality, which will fascinate all those involved in the practice or study of psychoanalysis, critical psychology and gender studies.

Covenant Marriage

Building Communication & Intimacy

Covenant Marriage

In this new book, the bestselling author of "The Five Love Languages" shows how communication and intimacy are two of the most important aspects in developing a successful Covenant Marriage.