Earth Honoring: The New Male Sexuality
|Rating||:||4.13 (710 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
This is an ambitious book. "Drafts possible roadmaps for men to move into an intelligent, compassionate, and ecstatic appreciation of their life-force energies." (EastWest)"Lawlor's prose is always lucid and packed with intriguing facts and theories. It is a plan to change our society and, ultimately, the world." (Harvest) . The book is always very readable, the reasoning clear, and the conclusions original
Looking to the earth honoring, matriarchal societies, he focuses on specific techniques used in the sexual and spiritual training of males to energize creative potential and redirect the quest for power and dominance into constructive channels. He shows how the initiatic disciplines of orgiastic control enabled men and women to achieve extraordinary, ecstatic experiences, providing the basis for increased spiritual awareness. Robert Lawlor calls upon the ritualistic nature of sexual behavior in tribal cultures and in the Tantric and Taoist traditions to provide valuable guidance for reversing the unhealthy excesses of male energy. Modern adaptations of these methods are revealed, along with their profound repercussions on the male psyche and ultimately on society.
Not just for men! Magnificent. Paradigm shifting perspective presented not with speculation, but sound logic and scientific insight derived from the authors years of deep, first hand research with the remains of Earth mother cultures, and extensive research into many other areas. This is so much more than a "men's studies" book. Anyone who wants to understand the origin of destructive chaos in our environment today would do well to start here.. Excellent Reading! I found this book to be very fascinating. It may be entitled "male sexuality" but there are many references to "female sexuality" too. In fact, it goes into how individuals have male and female characteristics and how that relates to who they are "being" in their lives. I found it to expand my mind and understanding. I recommend this book to open minds who want to better understand themselves and others.. Very disappointing When I picked up "Earth Honoring: The New Male Sexuality" I was full of hope -- perhaps this would be a book that truly challenged the status quo of sexuality. If this were merely a philosophical text, I could bite my tongue and say that some people will find it offensive while others will not. However, the book attempts to be both scientific and academic and it fails at both. Historical facts, mytholigical reconstructions, and scientific studies are all clearly misunderstand at the best and falsely presented at worse. Ultimately we end up with a very old male sexuality -- one built on biogical determinism, anti-homosexual and anti-bisexu
. Schwaller de Lubicz. Robert Lawlor is the author of Sacred Geometry and coauthor, with Keith Critchlow, of Homage to Pythagoras and Geometry and Architecture. A. He has also translated works of Alain Daniélou and R