BOOKS I LOVE
SACRED PLEASURE: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body | Riane Eisler
An extremely empowering and insightful book that opened my eyes to the depth, complexity, history, and far-reaching implications of living in a patriarchal world. Gloria Steinhem writes, "Sacred Pleasure makes the links between sacralizing pain and justifying war, between child abuse and sado-masochism, between patriarchy and the war of the sexes, between the intimate and the political. Only by sacralizing pleasure can new links be forged to peace, equality, and empathy." This is a really important read.
MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME | Rebecca Solnit
Eye-opening and powerful, this book raises awareness of issues women deal with every day that have become so normalized that we don't even think twice about their repercussions or even realize they are happening - but we need to - we absolutely need to! From the inside cover: "Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note - because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, "He's trying to kill me!"
THE BOOKS OF STONES: Who They Are & What They Teach | Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
This is the most in-depth, thorough, and inclusive book I have found on gemstones. These are powerful energies that have been unbelievably transformative, healing, and truly life-changing for us. If you are interested in acquiring a huge set of super powers, highly reIcommend picking up this book and start working with these amazing beings now. The thorough index makes it easy to find the perfect stone for any purpose. They will support your body, mind, and spirit in profound ways. Get ready to level up! This book is a must-have for crystal and stone enthusiasts at any level - beginner to advanced!
BREAKING THE HABIT OF BEING YOURSELF: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One | Dr. Joe Dispenza
I am so totally all about empowering ourselves to create our own reality with love and positivity - this book strengthens our ability to do so and validates what I have come to know as true for myself. We create our reality with our thoughts, behaviors, and mindset. Negativity breeds negativity ~ positivity breeds positivity. It really is that simple. Simple, but not exactly easy to embody and master. It takes work (A LOT OF WORK!!!) to deprogram all of our negative thought processes and habits - this book helps with that!!!! "Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!" Amen to that!
HIGH MAGICK | Damien Echols
I love this book!!! There are so many magick books out there that feel dry and inaccessible. This is written in easy, modern language that flows, empowers, and invites the reader into a rich, fulfilling exploration of the beautiful and enlightening practice of magick as a spiritual path leading one towards Ultimate Love. Damien doesn't talk down to you, he lifts you up, puts it all out there, and trusts in your ability to embrace magick and step fully into your power! The path of magick is an excellent one for gaining mastery of your energy body and utilizing the energies in your environment to align with your Higher Self and grow spiritually. From the inside cover: "Magick is not a path for followers: it is a path for questioners, seekers, and anyone who has trouble settling for dogma and preformulated answers. Magick is for those who feel the desire to peel away the surface of reality and see what lies beneath." Yes please!!!
SENSUAL EXPLORATION BOOKS FOR EMPOWERED SEXUALITY
THE ETHICAL SLUT | Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton
The back of the book touts: "The guide of choice for people curious to move beyond conventional monogamy, and for anyone interested in learning better skills for love, sex, and intimacy." Need I say more? Seriously though - amazing book for this day and age as we try to find our way out of oppressive societal relationship norms. A must read!
WAY OF THE SUPERIOR MAN: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire | David Deida
A must read for both men and women! This book helped me understand myself like I never had before...and it's written by a man! This guy has unbelievable insight into women and will help you to connect more fully and authentically to your healthy masculine energy. Raising our vibrations
TONGUE TIED: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships | Stella Harris
Stella is a local sex and intimacy coach whom I have had the very excellent pleasure of meeting with. I cannot say enough amazing things about this book. It will blow the doors open on your intimate experiences and bring you to previously unimaginable realms of pleasure. Seriously. (See my blog for more info on this book!)
SHE COMES FIRST: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman | Ian Kerner, Ph.D.
I really should have this book at the very top of the list and should be handing these out at the door. Read this. Please read this book. This guy really knows his stuff and his easy to understand and fun approach makes this an excellent read and a serious benefit to humanity.