Urban Tantra Second Edition

This updated edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of Urban Tantra, and is revised to include more inclusive gender pronouns and language, new science and safe sex information, and an updated reference section.

Author: Barbara Carrellas


ISBN: 0399579680


Page: 320

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Acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual explorers desiring to push past their edge in search of the great cosmic orgasm. This updated edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of Urban Tantra, and is revised to include more inclusive gender pronouns and language, new science and safe sex information, and an updated reference section. With more than one hundred easy-to-follow techniques for expanded orgasmic states and solo and partner play (as well as more adventurous practices), this in-depth guide reveals the delicious worlds of ecstasy available to all, no matter one's gender, sexual preference, or erotic tastes. Urban Tantra expands the notions of pleasure and opens new heights of intimacy and sexual fulfillment.

Sex Positive

... The Power of Now (Namaste Publishing, 2004) Spiritual Sex Resources Barbara Carrellas, Urban Tantra, Second Edition: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century (Ten Speed Press, 2017) Jolan Chang, The Tao of Love and Sex (Penguin Compass,

Author: Dr. Kelly Neff

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786783738

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Offering a new take on the psychology of human sexuality, Sexpositive integrates modern day themes such as technology and the use of social media with self-help. This is the book that millennial's will turn to in order to rewrite the story of their love lives. Life on this planet would not exist if it weren’t for one thing, sexual intercourse! Developing our understanding sexual consciousness; defined as an awareness of each other and ourselves as sexually conscious beings, is key if we want to see humanity evolve and thrive through our energetic awareness of one another. The SexPositive movement has its roots in this founding ideology. It is a social, political and philosophical movement that promotes and embraces sexuality and sexual expression, with an emphasis on safe and consensual sex. Never before has there been a stronger cultural narrative about the awakening of our sexual consciousness and the crucial importance of building #SexPositive relationships. For the first time ever, Dr. Kelly Neff offers readers a ground-breaking self help book that fuses scientific sexology research, psychological theorizing, Eastern & Western philosophies, and stories from around the world, all in the context of the world’s massive social and political shifts surrounding sex, love and identity. The first part of the book address our personal growth as sexually conscious beings in our current cultural climate, unpacking the constructs of gender and sexual orientation, social conditioning via mass media, whilst exploring non-monogamous relationships, the Techno sexual Revolution, as well as looking at sex as an energetic experience. The second part of the book takes a more practical approach providing tools, tips and exercises to help create and maintain SexPositive relationships.

Are You Coming

Four people who know a lot about sex share their secrets Barbara Carrellas is the founder of Urban Tantra, ... She is the author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century —now in its second edition—Ecstasy is Necessary: A ...

Author: Laura Hiddinga

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1615197095

Category: Self-Help

Page: 153

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A short-and-sweet, no-holds-barred self-help guide for anyone with a vagina to better understand and achieve a better sex life (and that means orgasm!), with practical advice covering everything from vaginal anatomy to the most effective masturbation techniques and positions in bed

Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism

... effects of our representations of others, and that we must be always open to the creation of new ways to represent both others and ourselves” (Urban, Tantra, 280). ... Oxford English dictionary, second edition, s.v. esoteric.

Author: Christian K. Wedemeyer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231162405

Category: Religion

Page: 313

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Christian K. Wedemeyer's systematic investigation into Buddhist Tantric traditions fundamentally rethinks the nature of its transgressive theories and practices and situates them firmly within larger trends in learned Indian culture. Challenging the notion that such phenomena are?marginal" or primitive, Wedemeyer demonstrates these antinomian?rituals of rebellion" were integrally related, ideologically and institutionally, both within the Buddhist mainstream and Indian culture. Revisiting various interpretations of esoteric Buddhism from the early-nineteenth century to the presen ...

The Many Colors of Hinduism

Alexis Sanderson, “Meaning in Tantric Ritual,” in Essais sur le rituel, volume 3, Colloque du Centenaire de la Section des Sciences Religieuses de l'École Pratique des Hautes ... Urban, Tantra, 43. ... 1978; second edition, 1992), 181.

Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813540682

Category: Religion

Page: 395

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Conventional approaches to Hinduism typically stress its classical religious tradition with an emphasis on the Brahmin texts and practices. Frequently neglected are the practices of lower caste Indians, the role of women in the culture, the religious life of village folk, devotion to the deity Rama, and the Sant tradition of North India. The Many Colors of Hinduism is the first introductory text to provide a balanced view of this rich religious tradition, acknowledging the full range of its many competing and even contradictory aspects. Utilizing a thematic-historical approach, Carl Olson draws on a wide array of textual evidence, the fieldwork of anthropologists in close contact with insiders, and voices of thinkers ranging from Indologist Alf Hiltebeitel to Cambridge scholar Julius Lipner. The result is a narrative approach that offers a view of Hinduism that emulates the storytelling nature of the religion itself. Covering ancient times to the present and explaining important cultural metaphors, symbols, and narratives not generally found in other introductory textbooks, Olson offers students a new perspective of a religion that is more varied than most Westerners realize. The Many Colors of Hinduism will be essential reading for undergraduate courses in world or Asian religions.

Magia Sexualis

See Urban, “Cult of Ecstasy,” and Urban, Tantra. 56. “Genealogy does not pretend to go back in time to ... and Urban,Tantra, chap. 2. 59. Arthur Lyons, The Second Coming: Satanism in America (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1970), p. 1. 60.

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520247760

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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"This book offers a fascinating account of the development of Western sexual magic through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Urban focuses on an extraordinary set of historical figures, and his rich analysis illuminates the sexual—and supernatural—undercurrents that have shaped modernity."—Randall Styers, author of Making Magic: Religion, Magic, and Science in the Modern World

Transformations and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond

In this, my approach is more similar to that of Hugh Urban, who treats New Age Tantra and modern sexual magic as perfectly ... And second, I have come to realize that at least some types of Indological scholarship, including my own, ...

Author: István Keul

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110258110

Category: Religion

Page: 541

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The essays in this volume, written by specialists working in the field of tantric studies, attempt to trace processes of transformation and transfer that occurred in the history of tantra from around the seventh century and up to the present. The volume gathers contributions on South Asia, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Japan, North America, and Western Europe. The chapters cover a wide thematic area, which includes modern Bengali tantric practitioners, tantric ritual in medieval China, the South Asian cults of the mother goddesses, the way of Buddhism into Mongolia, and countercultural echoes of contemporary tantric studies.

Occult Roots of Religious Studies

2 (1968); Teun Goudriaan and Sanjukta Gupta, Hindu Tantric and Śākta Literature (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1981), 98–99; Banerji, Tantra in Bengal, 104–111; Urban, Tantra, 64–70. 10 This was first observed by Karl Baier, Meditation und ...

Author: Yves Mühlematter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110660334

Category: History

Page: 295

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The historiographers of religious studies have written the history of this discipline primarily as a rationalization of ideological, most prominently theological and phenomenological ideas: first through the establishment of comparative, philological and sociological methods and secondly through the demand for intentional neutrality. This interpretation caused important roots in occult-esoteric traditions to be repressed. This process of “purification” (Latour) is not to be equated with the origin of the academic studies. De facto, the elimination of idealistic theories took time and only happened later. One example concerning the early entanglement is Tibetology, where many researchers and respected chair holders were influenced by theosophical ideas or were even members of the Theosophical Society. Similarly, the emergence of comparatistics cannot be understood without taking into account perennialist ideas of esoteric provenance, which hold that all religions have a common origin. In this perspective, it is not only the history of religious studies which must be revisited, but also the partial shaping of religious studies by these traditions, insofar as it saw itself as a counter-model to occult ideas.

Bhakti and Embodiment

“Introduction to the Second Edition: The Embodiment of Social Theory.” In his The Body and Society: Explorations in Social Theory, 1–36. 2nd ed. London: Sage Publications. Urban, Hugh B. 2003. Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, ...

Author: Barbara A. Holdrege

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766910X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary sacrificial arenas to established temple sites. In Bhakti and Embodiment Barbara Holdrege argues that the various transformations that characterize this historical shift are a direct consequence of newly emerging discourses of the body in bhakti traditions in which constructions of divine embodiment proliferate, celebrating the notion that a deity, while remaining translocal, can appear in manifold corporeal forms in different times and different localities on different planes of existence. Holdrege suggests that an exploration of the connections between bhakti and embodiment is critical not only to illuminating the distinctive transformations that characterize the emergence of bhakti traditions but also to understanding the myriad forms that bhakti has historically assumed up to the present time. This study is concerned more specifically with the multileveled models of embodiment and systems of bodily practices through which divine bodies and devotional bodies are fashioned in Krsna bhakti traditions and focuses in particular on two case studies: the Bhagavata Purana, the consummate textual monument to Vaisnava bhakti, which expresses a distinctive form of passionate and ecstatic bhakti that is distinguished by its embodied nature; and the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, an important bhakti tradition inspired by the Bengali leader Caitanya in the sixteenth century, which articulates a robust discourse of embodiment pertaining to the divine bodies of Krsna and the devotional bodies of Krsna bhaktas that is grounded in the canonical authority of the Bhagavata Purana.

Hidden Intercourse

turn flowed into Esalen's history and the broad counterculture, turning both into profoundly “Tantric” phenomena, ... Myth and Dream” (October 14–16, 1966) did not signal any explicit Tantric themes, his second major appearance, ...

Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047443586

Category: Religion

Page: 566

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The history of Western esotericism is rich in references to the domains of eros and sexuality, but this connection has never been explored in detail from a critical scholarly perspective. Bringing together an impressive array of top-level specialists, this volume reveals the outlines of a largely unknown history spanning more than twenty centuries.