Reading List

I am often asked about books I would recommend for reading about sexuality, transformation, ritual, and related topics. Here are a few of my favorites.

About Ritual

Anand, Margo. The Art of Sexual Magic. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, New York, 1995.

Anand, Margo. The Art of Sexual Ecstasy: The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, New York, 1989.

Moore, Robert L. The Archetype of Initiation. Xlibris Corporation, Lexington, Kentucky, 2001.

About Sexual Practices and Sexual History

Bishop, Clifford. Sex and Spirit: Love Mystics and Creation Myths, the Union of Souls, Ritual and Taboo (Living Wisdom). Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1996.

Joannides, Paul. Guide to Getting It On! A Book About the Wonders of Sex. Goofy Foot Press,Waldport, Oregon, 2003.

Love, Brenda. Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices. Greenwich Editions, London, England, 1999.

About Assessing Sexuality

Stoppard, Miriam M.D. The Magic of Sex. D.K. Publishing, Inc., New York, New York, 1991.

About Male Sexuality

Chia, Mantak, and Douglas Abrams. The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know. HarperCollins, New York, New York, 1996.

Chia, Mantak, and Michael Winn. Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy. Aurora Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1984.

Ramsdale, David Alan and Ellen Jo Dorfman. Sexual Energy Ecstasy: A Guide to the Ultimate, Intimate Sexual Experience. Peak Skill Publishing, Playa Del Rey, California, 1985.

Silverstein, Charles, PhD. and Felice Picano. The New Joy of Gay Sex. HarperPerennial (HarperCollins), New York, New York, 1993.

About Psychic Capabilities

Belanger, Michelle. The Psychic Energy Codex: A Manual For Developing Your Subtle Senses. Red Wheel/Reiser, LLC, San Francisco, California, 2007.

About Sacred Sexuality

Carrellas, Barbara. Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century. Celestial Arts (Random House), New York, New York, 2007.

Copeland, Pala and Al Link. Soul Sex. The Career Press, Inc., Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, 2003.

Michaels, Mark A., and Patirica Johnson. The Essence of Tantric Sexuality. Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota, 2006.

Mumford, John, Ph.D. Ecstasy Through Tantra (Llewellyns Tantra and Sexual Arts Series). Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2000.

Nichols, Baba Dez and Kamala Devi. Sacred Sexual Healing: The SHAMAN Method of Sex Magic. Zendow Press, San Diego, California, 2008.

About Sacred Living (Not Specifically Sexual)

Allen, Marcus. Tantra for the West: A Guide to Personal Freedom. Whatever Publishing, San Rafael, California, 1981.

Ballentine, Rudolph. Kali Rising: Foundational Principles of Tantra for a Transforming Planet. Tantrikster Press, Ballentine, South Carolina, 2010.

About Life Guidance

Kieves, Tama J. This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love. The Penguin Group, New York, New York, 2006.

Kooden, Harold, Ph.D., and Charles Flowers. Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife. Avon Books (HarperCollins), New York, New York, 2000.

Plotkin, Bill. Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche. New World Library, Novato, California, 2003.

Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. The Penguin Group, New York, New York, 2005.

Wisehart, Susan. Soul Visioning: Clear the Past, Create Your Future. Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota, 2008.

About Ethics and Sexuality

Barash, David P., Ph.D., and Judith Eve Lipton, Ph.D. The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, New York, 2001.

Easton, Dossie, and Cahterine A. Liszt. The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures. Greenery Press, San Francisco, California, 1997.

About Power Dynamics and Sexuality

Brame, Gloria G., William D. Brame, and Jon Jacobs. Different Loving: The World of Sexual Dominance and Submission. Villard Books (Random House), New York, New York, 1993.

Bramwell, David. Fetish. DK Publishing, New York, New York, 2007.

Buss, David M. The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies Of Human Mating. Basic Books, New York, New York, 1994.

Fernbach, Amanda. Fantasies of Fetishism: From Decadence to the Post-Human. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2002.

Wiseman, Jay. Sm 101: A Realistic Introduction. Greenery Press, New York, New York, 1996.

About Eroticism, Sexuality, and Mysticism

Deida, David. Finding God Through Sex: Awakening the One of Spirit Through the Two of Flesh. Sounds True, Inc., Boulder, Colorado, 2005.

Kraig, Donald Michael, et. al. Modern Sex Magick: Secrets of Erotic SpiritualityLlewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2003.

Morin, Jack, Ph.D. The Erotic Mind: Unlocking the Inner Sources of Sexual Passion and Fulfillment. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York, 1995.

About the Power of the Mind

Colbert, M.D., Don. Deadly Emotions: Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You. Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, 2003.

About Integrated and Holistic Healing Practices

Ballentine, Rudolph. Radical Healing: Integrating the World’s Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine. Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 2011.


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