Imagine walking into your place of worship - your local church, synagogue, mosque, or meditation center - to find that all of the usual adornments have been replaced with statues and pictures of sexually intertwined cherubs. Chances are, you´d be quickly taken aback. But according to Mark Gafni, bestselling author of ´´Your Unique Self´´ and ´´Soul Prints´´, these were the precise images found atop the ark of the ancient Temple of Jerusalem. ´´These ´angels of desire´ were, for the mystics, the very key to the mystery of love at the heart of our lives´´, he explains. Now listeners can join him in exploring the tantric secret of these cherubs, and experience Eros in all of life´s activities, including the spiritual, with ´´The Erotic and the Holy´´. Notez que l´audio ne remplit pas toutes nos exigences de qualité. Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Gafni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cinq/000053/bk_cinq_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the Holy Passion of Gay Mystics Of the world´s true mystics - seekers who achieve a direct union with God - a staggering proportion have lived and loved as gay men and women. Through their sumptuous love poetry, their daring explorations of Tantra (sacred sex), and heroic devotion to their faith - despite their estranged status within society - gay mystics have permanently altered and enriched the spiritual landscape of our time. Now scholar and bestselling author Andrew Harvey illuminates the lives and loves of these mystical outsiders on Gay Mysticism. Looking back to the dawn of Western religion, Harvey shows that, far from being rejected, homosexuals in pre-Christian cultures were seen as divine and even priestly - a mysterious fusion of masculine and feminine qualities. Drawing from many sources, Harvey uncovers the rich and long-hidden history of our most important gay mystics, including the Sufi poet Rumi, the American poet and social worker Walt Whitman, the English essayist Edward Carpenter, Plato, and others. Here is the never-before-told story of these ´´spiritual adventurers´´ and the sacred democracy they bravely explored, framed by the most ecstatic and hallucinatory love poetry the world has ever known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000657/sp_true_000657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.