I do admit to having some reservations about this text. However I will still give the text 5 stars.
It crosses the line between eroticism and what I would call more graphic imagery. This this creates an onslaught of the scences that sometimes can be disturbing. Or at least disturbed me as a reader and once I had become blase about the images I began to wonder if I was just ignoring the beauty of each individual image due to this onsluaght of the scences.
To balance this though the first section is excellent with many secret Tantric Techniques exposed for the first time and lots of interesting practices.
The golden sphere excercise works and can be combined with alchemical practices and bija mantras - particularly the muladhara bija mantra - to enhance its effect. The dream practice was excellent as was the practice of the Gaze. Personally I prefer Margo Annands Soul Gazing techniques which give some hints on how to work with the eroticised gaze
One other flaw is that sometimes there is not enough context given for the practices described. This means the reader needs to read around the book or be familiar with a range of eroticised meditative practices to make sense of the work here
The colour prints are also nice and there is a lovely Ganesha at the front of the book
All in all an essential book to have if you are interested in eroticism as a gateway to a deeper experience of the worlds around you.
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