Pagan Polyamory

Becoming a Tribe of Hearts

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738707627

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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The term “polyamory” describes non-monogamous relationships based on honesty and affection. Presenting a fascinating peek inside the polyamorous lifestyle from a Pagan perspective, Raven Kaldera offers practical insight and spiritual depth into a vastly misunderstood way of life. Relating polyamory to astrology and the elements (air, fire, water, earth, and spirit), the author addresses all aspects of the polyamorous life, including family life, sexual ethics, emotional issues, proper etiquette, relationship boundaries, and the pros of cons of this lifestyle. Kaldera also discusses polyamory as a path of spiritual transformation and shares spells, rituals, and ceremonies for affirming one's relationships and spirituality.
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The Ethical Slut

A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

Author: Janet W. Hardy,Dossie Easton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579664

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.
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Outside the Fold

Conversion, Modernity, and Belief

Author: Gauri Viswanathan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691058997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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In a radical reexamination of religious conversion, Gauri Viswanathan demonstrates how conversion, especially to a minority or alternative religion, actually may be an act of resistance to established authority. In a wholly original perspective, Viswanathan equates the convert as religious dissenter and as colonial subject. Illustrated.
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Fraught Intimacies

Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere

Author: Nathan Rambukkana

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774828994

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 244

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Adultery scandals involving politicians. Dating websites for married women and men. News reports on raids of polygamous communities. It seems that non-monogamy is everywhere: in popular culture, in the news, and before the courts. In Fraught Intimacies, Nathan Rambukkana delves into how polygamy, adultery, and polyamory are represented in the public sphere. His intricate analysis reveals how some forms of non-monogamy are tacitly accepted, even glamourized, while others are vilified and reviled. By questioning what this says about intimacy, power, and privilege, this book offers an innovative framework for understanding the status of non-monogamy in Western society.
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Kushiel's Dart

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429910903

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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A nation born of angels, vast and intricate and surrounded by danger... a woman born to servitude, unknowingly given access to the secrets of the realm... Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phédre nó Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy... and unlikely heroine. But when Phédre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d'Ange, she has no choice. Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phédre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond. Phédre nó Delaunay is the woman who holds the keys to her realm's deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new. It is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. A world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, deposed rulers and a besieged Queen, a warrior-priest, the Prince of Travelers, barbarian warlords, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess... all seen through the unflinching eyes of an unforgettable heroine. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory

A Hands-on Guide to Open Sexual Relationships

Author: Françoise Simpère

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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The idea of open relationships seduces more and more men and women who wish to foster a healthy partnership while maintaining multiple lovers. The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory helps couples who want to better understand, or to begin an exploration of, the emotional, sexual, and intellectual mores of polyamory. Françoise Simpère, an expert in the area of romantic relationships, discusses polyamory and what it involves and describes the practices that make it ethically and emotionally sustainable. This guide provides proposed rules and suggestions on how to keep the love and trust of your partner alive while successfully entertaining other lovers and enjoying the infinite possibilities open relationships have to offer. Couples and individuals interested in entering a polyamorous relationship will be able to use this book as a resource on the art and etiquette of poly-dating, covering a range of questions, including: Should we use a calendar? Can I ask my husband to babysit while I’m with a lover? How can I prioritize my time between two lovers? How can I stave off any jealousy? Through her years of correspondence with couples interested in open relationships and her own personal reflections and experiences, Simpère is convinced that polyamory opens up many possibilities for a gratifying and healthy sex life.
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Queer BDSM Intimacies

Critical Consent and Pushing Boundaries

Author: R. Bauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743502X

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 7242

Based on an extensive interview study with lesbian, transgender and queer BDSM practitioners, this book sheds new light on sexuality and current theoretical debates in gender and queer studies. It critically discusses practices of establishing consent, pushing boundaries, playing with gender and creating new kinds of intimacies and embodiments.
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Nationalism Reframed

Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe

Author: Rogers Brubaker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576499

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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Nationalism Reframed is a theoretically and historically informed study of nationalism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Rogers Brubaker develops an original account of the interlocking and opposed nationalisms of national minorities, the nationalizing states in which they live, and the external national homelands to which they are linked by external ties. He then analyzes contemporary nationalisms in historical and comparative perspective, tracing the parallels between the Eastern European nationalisms of today and those of the interwar period.
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Living Fountains Or Broken Cisterns

An Educational Problem for Protestants

Author: E A Sutherland

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572580240

Category: Church and education

Page: 427

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Originally published: Battle Creek, Mich.: Review and Herald Pub. Co., 1900.
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Domination & Submission

The Bdsm Relationship Handbook

Author: Michael Makai

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492775973

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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The definitive handbook on Domination and Submission (D/s) relationships and the BDSM lifestyle. A must-read for anyone considering or curious about non-traditional relationships within a fetish culture context. Funny, insightful, educational, and inspiring. Author Michael Makai goes in-depth on Dominants, submissives, switches, primals, and their relationship dynamics. Learn about BDSM activities, bondage, toys, groups, protocols, and safety. This book even dares to go where others fear to tread: The Gorean subculture, online D/s & BDSM, first meetings, religion vs. kink, and what could go wrong. You'll love Michael Makai's irreverent and humorous treatment of this subject as he gives you the benefit of his 35+ years of experience in the D/s and BDSM lifestyles. (Paperback, 496 pages)
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The Rapture of the Nerds

A Tale of the Singularity, Posthumanity, and Awkward Social Situations

Author: Cory Doctorow,Charles Stross

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765329107

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.
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The Polyamorists Next Door

Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families

Author: Elisabeth Sheff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442222964

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 324

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This book introduces polyamorous families and explains how they come to be, manage the ins and outs of daily family life, and cope with the challenges they face both within their families and from society at large. Sheff investigates the polyamorous household and reveals its advantages, its disadvantages, and the lives of those living in them.
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Beyond Monogamy

Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Author: Mimi Schippers

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147988622X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible. One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man’s best friend. What does this mean for their relationship? More importantly, why is there such a strong cultural taboo against this kind of triangulation and what does it reveal about the social organization of gender and sexuality? In Beyond Monogamy, Mimi Schippers asks these and other questions to explore compulsory monogamy as a central feature of sexual normalcy. Schippers argues that compulsory monogamy promotes the monogamous couple as the only legitimate, natural, or desirable relationship form in ways that support and legitimize gender, race, and sexual inequalities. Through an investigation of sexual interactions and relationship forms that include more than two people, from polyamory, to threesomes, to the complexity of the ‘down-low,’ Schippers explores the queer, feminist, and anti-racist potential of non-dyadic sex and relationships. A serious look at the intersections of society and sexuality, Beyond Monogamy takes the reader on a compelling and accessible journey through compulsory monogamy, polyamory, and polyqueer sex and relationships.
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Revolutionary Demands

A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Doléances of 1789

Author: Gilbert Shapiro,Timothy Tackett,Philip Dawson,John Markoff

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804726696

Category: History

Page: 684

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This pathbreaking work reports on the methods, and some of the results, of a content analysis of the cahiers de doleances, the lists of grievances in which, in 1789, the French people expressed their dissatisfactions with the state of their society and their hopes for a better future. The analysis is an outgrowth of a larger research project, 'Quantitative Studies of the French Revolution, ' conducted by the authors and others over a thirty-year period. The central data of the research for this book are a coding of a national sample of documents representing the views of rural parishes, the Nobility, and the Third Estate. These codes, together with data on the economic, social, and political conditions of the regions of France under the Old Regime and data on political behavior during the revolutionary period, form a computerized data archive to be made available to researchers
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The Paramount Rule

Author: Tanya Simmonds

Publisher: Pink Flamingo Publications

ISBN: 1937831035

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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The beautiful, aristocratic, English schoolmistress, Selina Paris transformed her stately home, Oakpark Grange, into a school for young males; the offspring of the gentry. Her mission: to dissuade their minds from the distraction of carnal thoughts towards more academic pursuits by imposing the most harrowing rule upon them - masturbation is strictly forbidden! She is assisted by her lifelong friend and former church warden, Olga Victoria, and her part-time assistant, the beautiful Anglo/Spanish woman, Celia Ramirez. Selina becomes obsessed with punishing her pupils and derives great sexual pleasure from tormenting them. Celia is revealed to be similarly sadistic in her sexual tastes and before too long, Miss Victoria also awakes to her own, long-overdue sexual development. Selina s sexual depravity leads her into the company of others who share a similar temperament and into a secret organisation, Le Societé Des Femmes (The Society of Women) where wealthy women can indulge their sexual fantasies without the fear of exposure. Oakpark Grange becomes a place where the three women live in a sexual heaven, where they whip and torment young men and force their victims to orally pleasure them, following chastisement. Selina even has a torturous device made in Germany, called The Controller, that introduces a new pain to the boys who desperately want to spend their seed. One male in particular catches Selina s eye: the well-endowed (nine inches) James Parmenter, the son of a close friend. He s been sent to the seductive teacher as his mother is thoroughly disgusted by his night time proclivities and wants to be rid of the useless sot. Selina finds that she only wants to be bed by a man with at least nine inches, anything less is not worth it. As time passes, Selina admits females into the school as the establishment grows, along with new assistants, most notably, the beautiful, yet equally sadistic Bridget St John Smyth. The disturbing penalty of forcing students to whip one another if they are caught fornicating is added to the school s disciplinary regime. From the author of Prisoner s of the Governess comes a wildly titillating tale of deviancy that is sure to excite all Femdom lovers.
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Love's Refraction

Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships

Author: Jillian Deri

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628693

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 155

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In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.
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Erewhon, Or, Over the Range

Author: Samuel Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New Zealand fiction

Page: 244

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A satirical account of a traveller's discovery of Erewhon, land of paradoxical laws and frightening contradictions, from which he eventually makes his escape in a balloon.
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The Politics and Poetics of Authenticity

A Cultural Genealogy of Sinhala Nationalism

Author: Harshana Rambukwella

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787351289

Category: History

Page: 176

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What is the role of cultural authenticity in the making of nations? Much scholarly and popular commentary on nationalism dismisses authenticity as a romantic fantasy or, worse, a deliberately constructed mythology used for political manipulation. The Politics and Poetics of Authenticity places authenticity at the heart of Sinhala nationalism in late nineteenth and twentieth-century Sri Lanka. It argues that the passion for the ‘real’ or the ‘authentic’ has played a significant role in shaping nationalist thinking and argues for an empathetic yet critical engagement with the idea of authenticity. Through a series of fine-grained and historically grounded analyses of the writings of individual figures central to the making of Sinhala nationalist ideology the book demonstrates authenticity’s rich and varied presence in Sri Lankan public life and its key role in understanding postcolonial nationalism in Sri Lanka and elsewhere in South Asia and the world. It also explores how notions of authenticity shape certain strands of postcolonial criticism and offers a way of questioning the taken-for-granted nature of the nation as a unit of analysis but at the same time critically explore the deep imprint of nations and nationalisms on people's lives.
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Marriage in Men's Lives

Author: Steven L. Nock

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195120566

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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Every marital union contains two marriages, his and hers, and there is substantial evidence that married men are better off than married women, both physically and mentally. Drawing on over 6,000 interviews conducted since 1979, the author explains this disparity by showing the close fit between marriage and the goals which men adopt as they age.
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Whiteness of a Different Color

Author: Matthew Frye Jacobson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674417801

Category: History

Page: 368

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America's racial odyssey is the subject of this remarkable work of historical imagination. Matthew Frye Jacobson argues that race resides not in nature but in the contingencies of politics and culture. In ever-changing racial categories we glimpse the competing theories of history and collective destiny by which power has been organized and contested in the United States. Capturing the excitement of the new field of "whiteness studies" and linking it to traditional historical inquiry, Jacobson shows that in this nation of immigrants "race" has been at the core of civic assimilation: ethnic minorities, in becoming American, were re-racialized to become Caucasian.
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