Urban Tantra

Urban Tantra

With a juicy mix of erotic how-to and pleasure-centered spiritual wisdom, 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 ...

Author: Barbara Carrellas

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780307785800

Category: Self-Help

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If you think sexual and spiritual bliss can'­t be found in today'­s fast-paced world, you haven'­t experienced Urban Tantra. With a juicy mix of erotic how-to and pleasure-centered spiritual wisdom, 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.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, including:The Erotic Awakening Massage • Breath and Energy Orgasms • Twenty-Minute Tantra Evolutionary Selfloving • Sex and Healing • Tantric BDSMNo matter what your gender, sexual preference, or erotic tastes, URBAN TANTRA will expand your notions about pleasure and open you up to new heights of intimacy and sexual fulfillment. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Urban Tantra Second Edition

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

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ISBN: 9780399579684

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

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"[In this revised edition, the author] updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual explorers desiring to discover new frontiers"--Amazon.com.
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Exam Prep for Urban Tantra Second Edition

Exam Prep for  Urban Tantra  Second Edition

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Urban Tantra, Second Edition Items include highly probable exam items: Business statistics, Overfitting, polynomial, Heteroscedasticity, Business analytics, ...

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Bollywood Horrors

Bollywood Horrors

2 See Hugh B. Urban, “The Extreme Orient: The Construction of 'Tantrism'as a
Category in the Orientalist Imagination,” Religion 29 (1999): 123–46; Hugh B.
Urban, Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion (
Berkeley: ...

Author: Ellen Goldberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350143166

Category: Performing Arts

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Bollywood Horrors is a wide-ranging collection that examines the religious aspects of horror imagery, representations of real-life horror in the movies, and the ways in which Hindi films have projected cinematic fears onto the screen. Part one, “Material Cultures and Prehistories of Horror in South Asia” looks at horror movie posters and song booklets and the surprising role of religion in the importation of Gothic tropes into Indian films, told through the little-known story of Sir Devendra Prasad Varma. Part two, “Cinematic Horror, Iconography and Aesthetics” examines the stereotype of the tantric magician found in Indian literature beginning in the medieval period, cinematic representations of the myth of the fearsome goddess Durga's slaying of the Buffalo Demon, and the influence of epic mythology and Hollywood thrillers on the 2002 film Raaz. The final part, “Cultural Horror,” analyzes elements of horror in Indian cinema's depiction of human trafficking, shifting gender roles, the rape-revenge cycle, and communal violence.
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Journal of Dharma

Journal of Dharma

Tantra Yoga and the Sacred Sex When sex was eschewed by many religions ,
considering it impure and incompatible with the pursuit of ... Tantra yoga has a
different and more radical opinion on sex . ... The constant Urban , Tantra , 27 .

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The Aesthetics of Tantric Identity transformation

The Aesthetics of Tantric Identity transformation

Specifically , this paper will examine the cosmology and ritual practices of the
Hindu tantric tradition of nondualistic 1 Some ... For arguably the best discussion
of the origins , genealogies , and usages of the term “ Tantra , " see Hugh Urban's
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Author: Patton Elliott Burchett

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ISBN: IND:30000095220244

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Tantra

Tantra

Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120829328

Category: Religion and politics

Page: 372

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Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He received a B.A. (Hons.) Degree (1948) in Telugu language and literature at Andhra University Waltair and an M.A. (1955) and Ph.D. (1957) in linguistics from the university of Pennsylvania U.S.A.
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The Pacific World

The Pacific World

See , for example , Hugh B . Urban , Songs of Ecstasy : Tantric and Devotional
Songs from Colonial Bengal ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2001 ) , which
includes a superb introduction to the Kartābhajās and fine translations of many of
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Journal of Chinese Religions

Journal of Chinese Religions

Urban does not argue that there were no Tantras before the colonial period —
there obviously were . Urban does not say , as some have implied , that there are
no premodern discourses concerning Tantra . In his brief examination of ...

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Gandhi Marg

Gandhi Marg

See Hugh Urban , Tantra : Sex . Secrecy , Politics , and Power in the Study of
Religion ( Berkeley , CA : University of California Press , 2003 ) , p . 67 . 59 .
Mahanirvana Tantra 7 . 13 , 22 , cited in Urban , p . 65 . 60 . Wendy Doniger ,
Foreward ...

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The Many Colors of Hinduism

The Many Colors of Hinduism

CHAPTER 12 DESIRE TRANSFORMED : TANTRA AND ŚĀKTISM I. Hugh B.
Urban , Tantra : Sex , Secrecy , Politics , and Power in the Study of Religion (
Berkeley : University of California Press , 2003 ) , 83 , 88. See also Cynthia Ann
Humes ...

Author: Carl Olson

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ISBN: UOM:39015077117383

Category: Social Science

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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.
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The Power of Tantra

The Power of Tantra

Focusing on one of the oldest and most important Tantric traditions, based in Assam, northeast India, Hugh B Urban shows that Tantra is less about optimal sexual pleasure than about harnessing the divine power of the goddess that flows ...

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857715869

Category: Religion

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In the West, the varied body of texts and traditions known as Tantra for more than two centuries has had the capacity to scandalize and shock. For European colonizers, Orientalist scholars and Christian missionaries of the Victorian era, Tantra was generally seen as the most degenerate and depraved example of the worst tendencies of the so-called 'Indian mind': a pathological mixture of sensuality and religion that prompted the decline of modern Hinduism. Yet for most contemporary New Age and popular writers, Tantra is celebrated as a much-needed affirmation of physical pleasure and sex: indeed as a 'cult of ecstasy' to counter the perceived hypocritical prudery of many Westerners. In recent years, Tantra has become the focus of a still larger cultural and political debate. In the eyes of many Hindus, much of the western literature on Tantra represents a form of neo-colonialism, which continues to portray India as an exotic, erotic, hyper-sexualized Orient. Which, then, is the 'real' Tantra? Focusing on one of the oldest and most important Tantric traditions, based in Assam, northeast India, Hugh B Urban shows that Tantra is less about optimal sexual pleasure than about harnessing the divine power of the goddess that flows alike through the cosmos, the human body and political society. In a fresh and vital contribution to the field, the author suggests that the 'real' meaning of Tantra lies in helping us rethink not just the history of Indian religions, but also our own modern obsessions with power, sex and the invidious legacies of cultural imperialism.
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Ecstasy Is Necessary

Ecstasy Is Necessary

In this book, you'll dive deep into the world of ecstatic experience, beginning with the medium through which most people experience ecstasy-sex.

Author: Barbara Carrellas

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401928476

Category: Health & Fitness

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Ecstasy is the human reset button. It shales you up, reboots your system, and opens your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. Ecstasy introduces you to your deepest, most authentic self, while simultaneously offering freedom, intimacy, connection, and spiritual awakening. In this book, you'll dive deep into the world of ecstatic experience, beginning with the medium through which most people experience ecstasy-sex. However, this is much more than your typical sex book; it is an exploration of the entire erotic self and the infinite possibilities of ecstatic expression. The insights you will gain on your journey will help you approach sex and relationships with confidence, no matter where you are on your personal erotic path. You'll put together a tool kit for solving the inevitable challenges that arise along the way. and you'll learn that it's possible to create ecstatic experiences even when sex is not available or appropriate. Ecstasy Is Necessary gives you the permission and the possibilities to go where you haven't gone before. 'Barbara Carrellas is a brilliant writer. to Barbara, being sexual is as normal and comfortable as breathing, and she would like all of us to feel this way.' Louise Hay, author of Empowering Women and You Can Heal Your Life 'Barbara Carrellas is a true visionary. This book will give you the tools to create a bolder, more authentic, and satisfying sex life, but it goes much deeper: it's a road map for living a fuller, more conscious and joyful life.' Tristan Taormino, author of Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
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Why Mrs Blake Cried

Why Mrs Blake Cried

Hilton , “ Some Sexual Connotations ' , 167 . 62 . Colebrook , ' Religious
Ceremonies ' , 280 . 63 . For this sanitised Tantra , see Hugh Urban , Tantra : Sex
, Secrecy and Politics in the Study of Religion ( Berkeley : California UP , 2003 ) ,
63 - 6 .

Author: Marsha Keith Schuchard

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126857551

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This work offers a new insight into the work of William Blake. The discovery of Blake family documents led to a radical cast of characters including Cagliostro, Zinzendorf and Swedenborg, and to a world of waking visions, magical practices, sexual-spiritual experimentation, tantric sex and free love.
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Luxurious Loving

Luxurious Loving

Author: Barbara Carrellas

Publisher: Quiver Books

ISBN: 9781616735630

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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In the fast-paced world of today, couples struggle to find time and energy for sex amidst work, kids, friends, family, as well as all other life responsibilities and commitments. And in general, slow, sensual lovemaking is one element of life to be put on hold when so little time exists. However, what makes love and sex luxurious is taking the time to slow down and really enjoy it. When you can immerse yourself completely into the experience of either giving or receiving, time ceases, trust increases, intimacy deepens, and you reprogram the way you imagine, breathe, gaze, move, taste, touch, and connect. Luxurious Loving teaches couples new, fun, and exiting ways to reincorporate erotic and sensual techniques to their lovemaking sessions. Examining ancient sexual practices and philosophies, such as Tantra and the Kama Sutra, as well as modern sexual conventions, Luxurious Loving instructs readers on how to explore each other's bodies through sensual head-to-toe touching, kissing, erotic massage, oral sex, masturbation, and numerous other playful turn-ons. Artistic, full-color photography will be featured throughout. This book will inflame passion and s-l-o-w down your sex while ultimately extending your pleasure. "Barbara Carrellas is my favorite sex educator on the planet. She's classy, sassy and wise with vast sexual experience. In Luxurious Loving, Barbara graciously shares her expertise in the most delightful ways. I'm crazy about this book: It's full of superb information; it's great fun and it's sexy, sexy, sexy. Guaranteed to enhance absolutely anyone's sex life." Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D. - Sex worker turned sexologist, and author of Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex-Make Over Your Love Life.
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Journal of Asian History

Journal of Asian History

Urban , Hugh B . : Tantra : Sex , Secrecy , Politics , and Power in the Study of
Religion . ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 2003 ) , xvi + 372pp . , pbk $
24 . 95 . ISBN 0 - 520236564 . Hugh B . Urban concurs with the majority of ...

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The History of Sexuality Sourcebook

The History of Sexuality Sourcebook

2000 ) ; or Hugh B. Urban's Tantra : Sex , Secrecy , Politics , and Power in the
Study of Religion For more information on Buddhism and sex ( Berkeley , CA :
University of California Press , uality , see Bernard Faure's The Red Thread :
2003 ) ...

Author: Mathew Kuefler

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: CORNELL:31924107157806

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 455

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"This volume is a keeper. Courses based on Kuefler will illuminate their audiences and probably win teaching awards too." - Paul R. Hyams, Cornell University
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Tantric Sex Mini Book

Tantric Sex Mini Book

The Tantric Sex mini book will teach you many of the basics to experiencing incredible tantric sex sessions, including how to: Focus on breathing to intensify and prolong your orgasm Incorporate aromatic oils or simply rediscover your ...

Author: Beverly Cummings

Publisher: Quiver Minis

ISBN: 9781592337941

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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Everything you need to know to slow down your sex and extend your pleasure, all in one petite, easy-to-carry mini-book.
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New Religious Movements

New Religious Movements

... 6 Hugh B . Urban , Tantra : Sex , Secrecy , Politics , and Power in the Study of
Religion ( Berkeley , CA : University of California Press , 2003 ) . Irving Hexham
and Karla Poewe , New Religions as Global Cultures : Making the Human
Sacred ...

Author: Elijah Siegler

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122847523

Category: Religion

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Using a historical and cultural approach,New Religious Movmentstakes the approach that new religious movements are neither new nor inherently evil or dangerous. The Introduction colorfully demonstrates the variety of NRMs today and how our first impressions of them may be wrong. Also, this text argues that NRMs are a normal response to cultural and social change, not just something that has "happened" to the Western World since the 1960s. This book's topics include Defining New Religious Movements, Modern Heresy, Esoteric Revival, Asian NRMs, African NRMs, Islamic NRMs, and the Global Future of NRMs. An interesting read for those interested in New Religious Movements.
Categories: Religion

Divas of San Francisco

Divas of San Francisco

Marianna Beck, Libido Films "You know you're supposed to be looking at their
bodies, but you find yourself looking at their faces instead." -- Barbara Carellas,
author of Urban Tantra RED ALDER BOOKS San Francisco Photography /
Gender ...

Author: David Steinberg

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ISBN: UOM:49015003322931

Category: Transsexuals

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