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Its healing will be gradual but, like Amfortas in the Grail story - whose wounded groin was a metaphor for amorous misadventure - we can all be healed through love and compassion.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855842847

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Rudolf Steiner presents the human soul dilemma, split into male and female attributes... but offers a path of development which will eventually lead to overcoming these - what Jung called ‘individuation’, a merging with the true self or true ego of the human being.’ - from the Introduction We live in a sexualised society, surrounded by sexual imagery and content in almost every area of life. This presents us with many challenges, including an increasing blurring and confusion between love and sex; strife between men and women over their roles in society; and a consistent assault on the innocence of childhood. Despite the sensibilities of his time, Rudolf Steiner made a huge contribution to our understanding of the complex theme of sexuality. In this freshly-compiled anthology, Steiner describes the point in evolution at which human beings split from being androgynous and single-sexed to becoming male or female. He traces the changing roles of the sexes in society, from the matriarchal past to today’s patriarchal dominance. The division of the sexes brings suffering, but also the possibility of achieving higher stages of love. In the distant future, humanity can evolve sexuality into a new form, with even the possibility of reproduction being metamorphosed. Refreshingly, Steiner is not judgmental and does not preach asceticism. He recognises the ‘all-too-human’ frailty people confront in their personal lives, even in the case of great individuals such as Goethe. Sex is a necessary stage of human evolution, and the split nature of the human being is a fact of our age. Its healing will be gradual but, like Amfortas in the Grail story - whose wounded groin was a metaphor for amorous misadventure - we can all be healed through love and compassion.
2013-05-09 By Rudolf Steiner

Therefore . . . everyone will probably get bored after being with one [female]
partner for some time and [he] will not ... In the context of this respondent's sub
jective meaning of sex (self-confirmation), love, partnership, or commit ment do
not play ...

Author: Edmond J Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317955597

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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Important new findings on sex and gender in the former Soviet Bloc! Sexuality and Gender in Postcommunist Eastern Europe and Russia is a groundbreaking look at the new sexual reality in Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe after the fall of communism. The book presents the kind of candid discussion of sexual identities, sexual politics, and gender arrangements that was often censored and rarely discussed openly before the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1987. Authors from a variety of disciplines examine how the changes caused by rapid economic and social transformation have affected human sexuality and if those changes can generate the social tolerance necessary to produce a well-rooted democracy. The first theoretical and empirical body of work to sexuality in (post)transitional countries, Sexuality and Gender in Postcommunist Eastern Europe and Russia examines the effects of the profound social transformation taking place in the former Soviet Union. Through an interdisciplinary perspective, the book addresses vital issues of this transformation, including gender relations, gender roles and sex norms in transition, sexual representations in the media, patterns of adult sexual behavior, gay and lesbian issues, sex trafficking, health risks, and sex education. The book also presents a critical examination of whether the fall of communism has, in fact, induced changes in sexuality and gender relations. Sexuality and Gender in Postcommunist Eastern Europe and Russia examines the changes in sex and gender in countries in transition, including: the negative consequences of Serbia’s “state-directed non-development” during the 1990s the causes and consequences of trafficking in women from the Russian Federation the ongoing debate over human rights for sexual minorities in Romania the effects of two Yugoslavian films released in the 1990s that feature transgender characters sexualities in transition in Croatia problems created by changes in sexual behavior among urban Russian adolescents the social and legal state of lesbians in Slovenia Sexuality and Gender in Postcommunist Eastern Europe and Russia fills in the gap in the current knowledge and understanding of the effects of the profound social changes taking place in Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe. The book is an essential read for academics and researchers working in gender studies, political science, and gay and lesbian studies. Handy tables and figures make the information easy to access and understand.
2014-05-22 By Edmond J Coleman

I think that it is so important to feel able to talk about inappropriate sexual
behaviour rather than let it negatively ... 7 Aston, M. (2003) Aspergers in Love:
Couple Relationships and 110 Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism

Author: Luke Beardon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504847

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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In an immensely varied and thoughtful collection of true life reflections on love, marriage and the single life, 26 authors with autism share their experiences and knowledge about successful (and unsuccessful) relationships. Digging deep into the many and varying ways in which autism affects feelings and relationships with others, these honest and intelligent testimonies give the insider's perspective on love on the spectrum. Whether you're a serial dater, hopelessly romantic or happily single, these perceptive and often funny explorations shows how to make good choices, surmount bad ones, and live a good life.
2017-01-19 By Luke Beardon

The coming of God in Christ renders permeable all human relations such that
they can really be relationships of genuine partnerships and faithfulness in love.
Fourth, marriage is an “exclusive life partnership.”31 What gives it its exclusive ...

Author: Roy R. Jeal

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621890881

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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This collection of essays was originally presented at the St. Margaret's Consultation on Doctrine, Liturgy, and Preaching held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Winnipeg, Canada in 2008. They consider human sexuality and marriage from a distinctly theological rather than polemical standpoint, aiming to avoid frequently polarized debates. The interesting commonality indicated in the articles is that sex and marriage are not about self-fulfillment, but are outwardly directed, aimed toward the other person, toward growth, maturity, and deepened spirituality, for the benefit of the church, for productive good, and for children. The first section explores theological and ethical issues surrounding human sexuality and aims toward understanding the nature of relationships in these contexts. The second section explores the spiritual nature of marriage and the history of thinking on marriage and family within Christian theology. For those interested in pursuing truly theological engagement with marriage and sexuality, this collection is required reading.
2010-03-08 By Roy R. Jeal

... art and pornography so homosexuality challenges our capacity to tell love from
hate, perverse from polymorphous. ... good object can have a particular
application for homosexuals: that is fostering the belief in the capacity to love a
partner of ...

Author: Celia Harding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134598953

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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According to the popular imagination, psychoanalysis is about men wanting to sleep with their mothers and women wanting penises. Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives tells a different story about what has happened to sex in psychoanalysis over the past century. In the book, a range of distinguished contributors challenge the view that sexuality is nothing other than historically and culturally determined. Introducing the ideas of sexuality from the viewpoint of a number of theoretical schools, they then go on to offer contemporary psychoanalytic views of * Sexuality in childhood * Female and male sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual) * Sexual perversions Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering its development over the last 100 years, and bringing it up to date for the 21st century. The book will make enlightening and essential reading for both professional and students involved in psychoanalyis, psychotherapy and counselling.
2003-09-02 By Celia Harding

The kind of freedom one is able to enjoy in one's fourth seven-year-cycle,
unencumbered by husband and children, can never be fully reproduced, no
matter how much love and consideration is given by the other, no matter how
much freedom ...

Author: Wolfgang Gädeke

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9780904693997

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 197

View: 828

With society's attitudes to questions of sexuality, partnership and marriage in constant flux, many people experience these areas of life as presenting some of the most difficult problems they face, the challenges are endless: How should one relate to sexuality? Are marriage and monogamy still relevant?In this invaluable collection of highly-accessible interviews and lectures, the author deals with these and many other questions with refreshing candor. Infused with knowledge from his many years' work as a priest, marriage counsellor, and his studies of Rudolf Steiner, Gadeke's modern spiritual analysis is graceful and sublime, yet frank nd explicit when the subject matter requires it.
1998-01-01 By Wolfgang Gädeke

The relationship between women and men should be characterized not by
patronizing behavior or exploitation, but by love, partnership, and truste
worthiness. Human fulfillment is not identical with sexual pleasure. Sexuality
should express ...

Author: Joel Diederik Beversluis

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577311218

Category: Reference

Page: 442

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Updated with new material, the third edition of this diverse, informed guide to the world's great religious and spiritual traditions offers readers a series of essays covering theosophy, wicca, and indigenous traditions, as well as more traditional religions and practices. Original.

In Partners in Passion, Michaels and Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step guide to discovering true, loving, and romantically sexual relationships that will last for decades.

Author: Mark Michaels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781627780452

Category: Self-Help

Page: 504

View: 848

Most of us long for intimate relationships, and though texting and emailing may keep us superficially connected, it ultimately cannot create the kind of intimacy necessary to sustain a deep, fulfilling, and lasting partnership. With the divorce rate reaching a staggering 50 percent in 2013 and the breakup rate among unmarried long-term couples even higher, it appears that the more we tweet, the more disconnected we become. So many of us believe that new is better, hotter, and more intense, but love at first sight isn't really love, it's chemistry. Developing the connections and intimacy that everyone craves takes time and skill. In Partners in Passion, Michaels and Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step guide to discovering true, loving, and romantically sexual relationships that will last for decades. Comprehensive and inclusive, Partners in Passion is original and provocative, drawing on a variety of sources: cutting-edge science, psychology, the authors' background in tantra, and personal experiences as teachers and as a couple. Partners in Passion invites couples to design their relationships and to choose consciously, and is replete with how-to suggestions and exercises, including interviews with couples from diverse backgrounds, relationship styles, and orientations who are enjoying erotically vibrant partnerships.
2014-02-11 By Mark Michaels

If he were right , the only permissible use of sexuality would be for conception .
The only way husbands and wives could express their love sexually would be to
of the sacrament would be that of conceiving . Among other consequences of this

Author: William P. Roberts


ISBN: 0809128683

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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The Social Construction of Atypical Sexual Behaviors Andreas G. Philaretou,
Constantinos N. Phellas, Stavros S. ... Tony Coxon, for guidance and friendship,
dad and mum for their unconditional love, and M.N. for love and partnership.
Stavros ...

Author: Andreas G. Philaretou

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129205

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This book provides an exploratory investigation into the world of atypical sexual variations and interactions, in particular, the intersections of homosexuality and ethnicity, sexual addiction and codependency, sex work and cabaret patronage, and Cybersex addiction. It deals primarily with the intrapersonal, interpersonal, historical, social, and cultural manifestations of such atypical interactions and their social construction as atypical behaviors. This book is primarily intended for graduate, and upper level undergraduate, students in psychology, sociology, family studies, and social sciences. Upon reading the book, readers will come to an understanding of how homosexuality, codependency, sex work, and Cybersex (Internet pornography) come to affect our emotional, psychological, sexual, and relational well being. This book is unique in the sense that it provides constextually rich information into such neglected and taboo topics by utilizing unique ethnographic and autoethnographic methodological means.

This " we against the world ” partnership juxtaposes mates who share delusions ,
illusions , prejudices , and ... Love partners with matching problems Is it correct to
say that many people fall in love with partners who have similar emotional ...



ISBN: CHI:26990007

Category: Sex (Biology)


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ancient partnership rite before it was distorted into a means for kings to legitimize
their rule through union with a high ... This courtly romantic love they sang about
was in some ways a resurgence of partnership sexuality, of sexual love as both ...

Author: Riane Eisler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062030757

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 622

Riane Eisler shows us how history has consistently promoted the link between sex and violence—and how we can sever this link and move to a politics of partnership rather than domination in all our relations.
2012-01-03 By Riane Eisler

The Ultimate Astrological Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships Skye Alexander,
Rochelle Gordon, Nadia Stiegltz ... ideal partner is someone who places the
same high value on personal integrity that you do and recognizes that ,
sometimes , the only way ... You have a refreshingly wholesome and exuberant
quality about your sexuality that relaxes the uptight and can enchant the most
cynical of lovers .

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743476492

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 863

View: 678

An analysis of the astrology of romance features elaborate illustrations and coverage of such areas as the celestial and historical influences on sex appeal, how to find an ideal astrological match, the planetary profiles for more than ninety famous couples, and the astrological influences that were at play for each of the sun signs during the past century.
2003 By Skye Alexander

How are romantic love and marriage connected by Alice Duer Miller? Does
Creeley in A Marriage (see "Night-Lights," p. 544) feel similarly or differently?
What does the narrator mean: "Marriage is not love, friendship, or partnership"?

Author: James L. Malfetti

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 0030828260

Category: Reference

Page: 611

View: 750


Here, desire within the love relationship is for sexual intimacy, and eros becomes
explicitly sexual: “I want to be close and intimate, but I also ... In the intimacy of a
love partnership, however, the erotic usually becomes more explicitly sexual.

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834829138

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 641

What do desire and passion have to do with our spiritual journey? According to A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson, they are an essential part of it. Conventional wisdom cautions that desire and passion are opposed to the spiritual path—that engaging in desire will take you more into the world, into egoic life. And for most people, that is exactly what happens. We naturally tend to experience wanting in a self-centered way. The Power of Divine Eros challenges the view that the divine and the erotic are separate. When we open to the energy, aliveness, spontaneity, and zest of erotic love, we will find it inseparable from the realm of the holy and sacred. When this is understood, desire and passion become a gateway to wholeness and to realizing our full potential. The authors reveal how our relationships become opportunities on the spiritual journey to express ourselves authentically, to relate with openness, and to discover dynamic inner realms with another person. Through embodying the energy of eros, each of us can learn to be fully real and alive in all of our interactions.
2013-09-17 By A. H. Almaas

... disconnect between love and sacred sexuality, 253; Gara Terchen and,
193,241–46; and hierarchical gender binarism, 253–54; homosexual union not
practiced, 199,364n27; and love, 21–22, 252–54 (sce also love; yab yum
partnership of ...

Author: Sarah H. Jacoby

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231519533

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 994

Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé Dorjé, 1892–1940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity in the Golok region of eastern Tibet, but also for her candor. This book listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow religious community members whose voices interweave with her own to narrate what is a story of both love between Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and spiritual liberation. Sarah H. Jacoby's analysis focuses on the status of the female body in Sera Khandro's texts, the virtue of celibacy versus the expediency of sexuality for religious purposes, and the difference between profane lust and sacred love between male and female tantric partners. Her findings add new dimensions to our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating standard scriptural presentations of male subject and female aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of insight and method that together form the Vajrayana Buddhist vision of complete buddhahood. By advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a place for herself as a female virtuoso in the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion.
2014-10-14 By Sarah H. Jacoby

Partnership 1 f you are in an existing relationship , take some quiet time in your
sacred space to consider your present partnership in the light of ... SEO
Affirmation : I embrace my sexuality as a gift to Love , Light , and Laughter
Partnership 169.

Author: Monte Farber

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 1590030079

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 163

Part autobiography, part self-help, and part laugh-out-loud hoot, this is no ordinary relationship book. No matter whether you want to change, end, or start a creative, intimate relationship, this book gives tons of true-life tips for putting your partnership first and making it work. It's no secret that sharing stories is a way to teach others what you know. In Love, Light, and Laughter, Monte Farber and Amy Zerner share the story of their remarkable union, along with more than 26 secrets for an enchanted relationship.
2002-01-01 By Monte Farber

That principle was articulated as follows: Sexual actions within marriage by which
a couple is united intimately and ... et spes.1 The Council described marriage as “
a communion of love,” an “intimate partnership of conjugal life and love.

Author: Todd A. Salzman

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589019416

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 300

Two principles capture the essence of the Catholic tradition on sexual ethics: that each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life, and that any human genital act must occur within the framework of marriage. In the Catholic tradition, moral sexual activity is institutionalized within the confines of marriage and procreation, and sexual morality is marital morality. But theologians Todd Salzman and Michael Lawler contend that there is a disconnect between many of the Church’s absolute sexual norms and other theological and intellectual developments explicitly recognized and endorsed in the Catholic tradition, especially since the Second Vatican Council. These developments include the shift from a primary static worldview to a historically conscious worldview, one that recognizes reality as dynamic, evolving, changing, and particular. By employing such a historically conscious worldview, alternative claims about the moral legitimacy of controversial topics such as contraception, artificial reproduction, and homosexual marriage can faithfully emerge within a Catholic context. Convinced of the central role that love, desire, and fertility play in a human life, and also in the life of Christian discipleship, the authors propose an understanding of sexuality that leads to the enhancement of human sexual relationships and flourishing. This comprehensive introduction to Catholic sexual ethics—complete with thought-provoking study questions at the end of each chapter—will be sure to stimulate dialogue about sexual morality between Catholic laity, theologians, and the hierarchy. Anyone seeking a credible and informed Catholic sexual ethic will welcome this potentially revolutionary book.
2012-05-18 By Todd A. Salzman

The most romantic, direct, and uplifting statement to make or to hear is, “I would
like to make love with you.” U An open discussion with your physician may
alleviate you and your partner's concerns about resuming sexual intercourse. U
You ...

Author: Cleo Hutton

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1934559016

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 158

View: 663

An essential resource for all stroke survivors and their families and caregivers With more than 300 tips, this useful guide offers tried and true methods for coping with the aftermath of a stroke. Written by a stroke survivor and nurse, After a Stroke provides ideas, techniques, and exercises to help: accomplish daily living routines promote healing and recovery make the home safe and accessible foster independence and build self-esteem turn stroke deficits into assets After a Stroke contains everything families and fellow stroke survivors need to know to live a full life post-stroke.
2005-06-01 By Cleo Hutton

Attraction and Love 381 FOCUS Madonna , Prostitute , Saint , and Sinner
Although most people seem to prefer to have sexual intercourse within the
context of a loving partnership , love and sex do not always go together . A
person may have ...

Author: Kurt Haas

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015059184351

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 700

1993 By Kurt Haas

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