Since the first waves of Eastern philosophy traveled across the sea, Westerners have been intrigued by ancient traditions such as tantra, yoga, tai chi, and martial arts. Yet although some aspects of Taoist sexual practices have appeared in print, until now there has been no comprehensive book on Taoist sexual meditation.
The Water method of Taoist sexual meditation, as was taught by Lao Tse, author of the Tao de Ching, shows us how to use dissolving meditation to relax and let go. This foundation practice ultimately gets us out of our head and into our body and the universe. Sex expands into the world of spirit, enabling us to resolve and clear energetic, emotional, and karmic blockages. With sexual meditation it is possible to access more than four times the energy of solo meditative practices. This abundance of energy can then be directed to healing and to conscious evolution.
You will learn how to work with chi (energy) during sex, gain an understanding of Taoist ethics and morality, and realize the highest spiritual potential of sex as meditation. Find out how to increase sensitivity, activate your yin and yang meridians, and overcome cultural conditioning. Understand how the Chinese theory of the Five Elements can give insight into your own sexual nature and determine sexual compatibility with potential partners.
An accelerated path for internal development, sexual meditation has rarely been shared outside Eastern monasteries. Encouraged by his teachers to bring these authentic practices to the West, Frantzis presents Taoist Sexual Meditation as a profound spiritual path that can heal and calm the turbulence of mind, allowing it to open to the infinite potential of the Tao.
Table of Contents
1. Sex in Modern Times
2. The Tao of Sex
3. Sexual Compatibility and the Five Elements
4. Activating Yin and Yang
5. Dissolve into Emptiness
6. The Higher Potential of Sex
7. Taoist Sexual Cannon
8. Day by Day: Practice Is Perfect
About Bruce Frantzis
Bruce Frantzis is the author of nine books, including Tao of Letting Go, Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body, and The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi. He contributes regularly to magazines such as Men's Health, Empty Vessel, andInside King Fu. Frantzis has served as an advisor to Harvard University's Qi Research Group and in 2010 received an award for lifetime achievement from the National Qigong Association.
“Bruce Frantzis leads his readers on a journey of sensational discovery through the world of energy-generating sexuality. I am delighted to see more light brought to the world of sexual meditation.”
--Nicole Daedone, Author of Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm
“Taoist Sexual Meditation will inspire you to give and receive sexual pleasure in both ordinary and extraordinary ways. Using the powerful, time-honored Taoist concepts and techniques provided, you’ll master skills to gain more sensation, intimacy, and delight for yourself and your partner. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking greater satisfaction and joy in their lovemaking.”
--Patricia Taylor, PhD, author of Expanded Orgasm: Soar to Ecstasy at Your Lover’s Every Touch
“In this finely crafted book, Tao adept Bruce Frantzis provides us with both the theory and practice of Taoist esoteric sexual teachings. Whether it’s the sensual or the spiritual aspect of sex that turns you on most, you’ll find clear guidance and sound advice in these pages.”
–Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity
“Against the trendiness of works on ‘Tantric sex’ that are fashionable, glitzy, and almost vacuous, Taoist Sexual Meditation is a pleasurable book, yet one that is to be read by the serious spiritual seeker who knows that within the lived experience of our erotic body lies the path to living life in love, freedom, and joy.”
–Barnaby B. Barratt, PhD, DHS, past president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and author of Liberating Eros and What Is Tantric Practice?