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A Return to Eros

The Radical Experience of Being Fully Alive


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A Return to Eros by Marc Gafni
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Discover the secret relationship between the erotic, the sexual, and the sacred. None of the four old philosophies about sex are sufficient to inspire us or even hold us in our sexuality. Sex is not merely negative or positive. Sex is not just neutral, nor is it merely sacred because it creates babies. Erotic Mystics from the hidden tradition of Solomon's temple taught a secret doctrine. Sex is the source of all wisdom. Sex is an expression of the erotic impulse of existence itself alive in us - the yearning for contact, pleasure, and aliveness. The sexual, however, is not the sum total of the erotic. Rather, the sexual models the erotic. The sexual teaches us how to live an erotic life in all dimension of our existence. It is these secret doctrines that were later taught by Mary Magdalene and that sparked excitement around bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code. Deep understanding of the sexual becomes the portal to accessing aliveness in every dimension of our reality. This realisation demands that you live sexually without shame and shows you how to re-eroticise all areas of your life. A Return to Eros: On Sex, Love, and Eroticism in Every Dimension of Life, from Drs. Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid, reveals the radical secret tenets of relationship between the sexual, the erotic, and the holy. They reveal what eros actually means and share the ten core qualities of the erotic, which are modelled by the sexual. These include being on the inside, fullness of presence, yearning, allurement, fantasy, surrender, creativity, pleasure, and more. To be a outrageous lover - not just in sex but also in all facets of your life - you must listen deeply to the simple yet elegant whisperings of the sexual. This book will forever transform your understanding and experience of love, sex, and eros.

Author Biography

Dr. Marc Gafni is a thought leader, social innovator, passionate philosopher, wisdom teacher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, and is the co-founder with Ken Wilber of The Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to evolving and articulating a shared global vision of ethics, eros and meaning. Together with entrepreneur Kate Maloney, Marc is the initiating visionary of the Success 3.0 Summit and RiseUp, which bring together key thought leaders and change-agents to collaboratively weave a bold new Integral vision of Success. A leading public intellectual and activist, Gafni is evolving a post-dogmatic shared language of meaning rooted in the entrepreneurial values of Wake Up, Grow Up, Show Up and Outrageous Love. Marc is the leading theorist and teacher of Unique Self Enlightenment and Evolutionary Love. He has been called a master of the heart and a trail-blazing visionary in opening up new possibilities for Conscious Evolution, Unique Self realization and a politics of Outrageous Love. Known for his rare combination of brilliant mind and overflowing heart, he teaches on the cutting edge of philosophy in the West--articulating a new 'dharma, ' or meta-theory of meaning that is helping pave the way for the evolution of consciousness. Dr. Kristina Kincaid is the Director of Integral of Evolutionary Tantra Institute in New York City. IET teaches, coaches and mentors individuals to take the next step in self-transformation. IET was created to develop cutting-edge Leaders, Projects and Initiatives of conscious collaboration in the world. IET understands that in order to respond to the challenges that face our planet today, it is imperative to create a WE space, where we as individuals and individual systems realize that enlightened consciousness is beyond ego, and is the essential next stage of self transformation. Kristina is on faculty at The Institute of Core Energetics and holds an M.A. in Energy Medicine and a Doctorate in Theology from Holos University. A graduate of the Institute of Core Energetics and the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, she also holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin. She is also the Chairperson and creator, along with Dr. Gafni, of the Outrageous Love Projects which are an affiliate of the Center for Integral Wisdom. The Outrageous Love Projects are community writing and art initiatives birthed from Dr. Gafni's creation of a community practice of writing love letters. The movement's intention is to literally democratize enlightenment, empowering everyone to radically participate in the very evolution of love itself. Lastly, Kristina has traveled extensively, studying indigenous healers around the world and documenting her findings in a film series called In Search of Healing. Her passions include the deep mysteries of the body, genetics, and evolution. Her journey has taken her into deep explorations of the feminine and healing around sexuality. She has a Healing practice in New York City.
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August 1st, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
BenBella Books
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