Nik's Publications: Books and Films: 2012-1980

2012 - SPIRITUAL SEX: Tantric Software for Love by Nik Douglas (2nd Edition)

Encyclopedic in scope, "Spiritual Sex" is the most complete and authoritative guide on Tantra, covering every aspect of the venerable practice-- its origins and evolution as the oldest and most natural religion, its history, rites, sects, rituals, magical powers, and its exquisite panoply of Indian and Near Eastern gods and goddesses.

"This 2012 Tantraworks edition of SPIRITUAL SEX has been much revised and expanded since the original Pocketbooks publication of 1997, which was out of print soon after its release. Key topics have been updated and expanded, an entirely new chapter added, together with extraordinary Tantra Art illustrations through 32 lavish full-color plates.

The continuing demand and with interest in Tantra ever on the rise, this revisit, reassessment and update is long overdue.
Each one of us a spiritual being, each one of us the product of a sexual act. Sex in some form or another drives so much of our lives, from day-to-day interactions to advertising, fashion and the media. Spiritual sex is at the foundation of our existence and the sooner we come to terms with, understand and embrace the traditions, the sooner we will know and experience the true direction of our spiritual evolution.

May this updated edition of spiritual software shed even more light on this fascinating and crucial subject!"
Nik Douglas

1997 - SPIRITUAL SEX Secrets of Tantra from the Ice Age to the New Millennium by Nik Douglas (Out of Print)
Discover the liberating joys of spiritual sex: It's wondrous, exhilarating, and true: you can use sexual pleasure as a guide to spiritual fulfillment. Not only is the sensual path to personal enlightenment enriching and joyful, but it's delightfully accessible with Tantra, the ancient sexual practice explored and impeccably researched in this lavish volume..

1994 - Nik appeared in interview in "ANCIENT SECRETS OF SEXUAL ECSTASY FOR MODERN LOVERS", a feature-length Tantra "how-to" video produced by Michael and Suzie Heuman, Higher Love Video, Sebastopol, Calif.

1994 - Various feature articles in "TANTRA: The Magazine, especially
KALI: The Primordial Goddess
by Nik Douglas, Issue #9.

1993 - Tantra: Indian Rites of Ecstacy [VHS] , directed by Nik Douglas; produced with Mick Jagger and Robert Fraser, a videocassette re-release of Nik's 1968 film TANTRA. Distributed by Mystic Fire, New York, U.S.A.

1993 - The Path of the Mystic Lover: Baul Songs of Passion and Ecstasy by Bhaskar Bhattacharyya, edited and with an introductory essay by Nik Douglas, illustrated with original drawings by Penny Slinger; published in trade paperback by Destiny Books, Rochester, VT., U.S.A.

"An intimate and poetic look into the lives of a people whose living expression is communication with the Divine. A must-read for Tantric initiates of all levels". (Tantra Magazine)

1992 - Nik appeared prominently in The Secrets of Sacred Sex, a feature length movie produced by Cynthia Connop for Triple Image Films, Australia.

1990 - Antiquities of Chamba State by J. Ph. Vogel. A facsimile limited numbered edition of rare book on Indian culture with introductory essay by Nik Douglas; published in hardback by Buckingham Books, London, England.

1990 - The Erotic Sentiment: In the Paintings of China and Japan, the Pillow Book, Volume two by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger; published in hardback by Park Street Press, Rochester, VT, U.S.A. Also, foreign language editions in France, Germany and Israel.

1989 - The Erotic Sentiment in the Paintings of India & Nepal: The Pillow Book, Vol. 1 by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger; published in hardback by Park Street Press, Rochester, VT, U.S.A. Also, foreign language editions in France, Germany and Israel.

1981 - The Pillow Book: The Erotic Sentiment and the Paintings of India Nepal China and Japan by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger; published by Destiny Books, New York, U.S.A.; and in French by Presses de la Renaissance, Paris, France in hardback and paperback.

"For quality thrills we suggest 'The Pillow Book'".

(Playboy Magazine - Jan. 1982)

"Douglas' and Slinger's 'Pillow Book' leaves the reader feeling good to have participated, even just by looking at a book, in such open acceptance and celebration of the richness and joys of sexual love. The quality of the 139 color plates is good. A fascinating and heartening glimpse of a way of life."

(Yellow Silk Magazine, 1983)

"'The Pillow Book' is an exquisitely designed, printed and bound book, worth every cent of its moderately high price. The introductory essays are excellent, providing a considered, informative and fascinating introduction to the art. Like Sexual Secrets this is a tastefully designed, joyous book created in the spirit of celebration of the most intimate and giving act which can be experienced between two people."

(Llewellyn's Review)

1980 - Enlightened Ones In Sacred Buddhist Art by Nik Douglas, with a foreword by Dr. Leroy Davidson; published by Kreitman Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA., U.S.A.

1979 - THE ART OF LOVE , by Nik Douglas; published by Kreitman Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA., U.S.A.


1979 - by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger; published in trade paperback, hardback and deluxe silk binding by Destiny Books, New York, U.S.A. Also foreign English hardback and mass- market paperback editions in England and Australia (with Hutchinson/Arrow of London); hardback and paperback foreign language translations in Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croat), Poland, Romania and Russia (1981-96).

"A most remarkable presentation of the mystic sexual tradition called Tantra. Its wonders are far too abundant to adequately describe here...our best recommendation is that this book broadened our view of sexual experience".

(Playboy - Jan. 1981)

"The sex book of this year, and one which will be passed around for years to come, is 'Sexual Secrets'".

(Penthouse - Dec. 1980)

"The authors have the admirable ability to translate the theoretical into understandable practical explanations and description. Their tone is exactly right."

(Sexology Today - Oct. 1980)

"Monumentally researched, comprehensively detailed and profusely illustrated. No doubt about it, 'Sexual Secrets' is a timely, well rounded masterpiece. This reviewer's reaction can be summed up in two words; Buy it!".

(Yoga Journal - Aug. 1980)

"Intelligent writing on the sexual mysteries of the East".

(Soho Weekly News - Dec. 1979)

"'Sexual Secrets' is the most thorough work ever published on Tantra".

(Hi Life - Jan. 1980)

"A remarkably complete book stocked with the knowledge of esoteric Asian traditions. I predict it will be among this season's opulent cocktailable sexbiggies".

(Village Voice - Dec. 1979)

"This is sex as a spiritual art form."

(Gallery - Sept. 1980)

"A learned treatise on the relationship between body and mind, between Eastern religious teachings and sexuality. Buy it."

(Club - Sept. 1980)

"It is a clearly written and lavishly illustrated compilation. It serves a valuable function in restoring to sexuality its inherent spiritual dignity and playful seriousness."

(Forum - Dec. 1980)

"A once in a lifetime book. No amount of description is going to do for you what this book will."

(Hustler - July 1980)

"An intriguingly illustrated and thoroughly researched collage deigned to enhance sexual consciousness. A valuable guide, at once practical and metaphysical."

(New Age Magazine - June 1980)

"My advice is to buy two copies of 'Sexual Secrets'."

(Pickup Times - Feb. 1980)

"A bible, if you will, of Tantric sexual practices in the Oriental and Indian tradition. 'Sexual Secrets' should be an integral part of your book collection on sexuality. Years from now, this book will be described as the turning point in Western sexual practices".

(Celeb - Dec. 1981)

"A better and more important book than 'The Joy of Sex'. It is a beautiful book, a beautiful approach to human sexuality, which should be required reading."

(Robert Rimmer, author of the best-seller 'The Harrad Experiment'. Rimmer's novel, 'The Byrdwhistle Option' frequently mentions 'Sexual Secrets' and uses it as a textbook.)

"'SEXUAL SECRETS: The Alchemy of Ecstasy' by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger is in its 13th printing and has sold 100,000 copies."

(N.Y. Sunday Times Book Review -July 1983)

No single book has as important an impact on the sexual imagination as Nik Douglas' and Penny Slinger's 'Sexual Secrets'. It is a joyful celebration of all aspects of human sexuality. At the same time it is an important spiritual document. 'Sexual Secrets' cannot be praised enough. It will open doors to pleasure and understanding for thousands. The authors have fulfilled their intended mission.

(Llewellyn's Review)

The Tantric Dakini Oracle
Publisher: Inner Traditions International, Limited
on November 2003 ISBN-13: 9780892811373
Tarot Deck

1979 - THE SECRET DAKINI ORACLE BOOK by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger; published by Destiny Books, N Y., U.S.A.; German edition by Herzschlag, Berlin (1982).

1978 - THE SECRET DAKINI ORACLE DECK, by Nik Douglas, Penny Slinger and Meryl White; published by U.S. Games and Systems Inc., N.Y., U.S.A.

"The cards reveal the secret teachings of mystical yoga through the portrayal of sixty-four archetypal energies in contemporary symbols."

(Encyclopedia of Tarot - 1979)

"Secret Dakini cards are laid out like the Tarot, in a special order. We loved the pictures and they certainly are less obscure than the traditional Marseilles version."

(Honey - 1978)


1978 - Mountain Ecstasy - , by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger; published by Dragon's Dream of Paris, France.

An interesting and unique book on Tantra. The illustrations are all color collages, intended to awaken experiences in the viewer. The authors have opened new vistas to the modern student.

(Gnostica - 1979)

1978 - TIBETAN TANTRIC CHARMS AND AMULETS, by Nik Douglas; published by Dover, Inc., New York, U.S.A.

Intriguing, filled with demons, weapons, mythical creatures and stylized figures of all kinds. An informative introduction is included.

(Charleston Evening Post - 1978)

1977 - The Book of Matan: Automatic Writings from the Brink of Eternity compiled by Nik Douglas, with Introduction by Dr. Lyall Watson; published by Neville Spearman Ltd., Sudbury, England.

It reads rather like a fable as told by Kahlil Gibran's prophet, though with more sensuality permitted. The tale is coherent and engaging.

(The Guardian - 1977)

1976 - Karmapa: The Black Hat Lama of Tibet by Nik Douglas and Meryl White; published by Luzac & Co., London, England. Also published in French and Italian (1979) by Arché of Milan, Italy.

Any teacher or student with a library of Yoga books and an interest in the wider aspects of the subject, particularly Buddhist teachings, should invest in this book.

(Yoga Journal - 1976)

A very good example of a genuine, clear and sober account of the first historically traceable succession of Reincarnated Lamas in Tibet.

(Bulletin of Oriental & African Studies - 1979)

1970 - Tantra Yoga by Nik Douglas with full color photos by the author; published by Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi, India.

The first proper dictionary of Tantra and its Art

(The Statesman - 1971)

This book may well be read with profit by all those who want to discover the sources of any of our beliefs.

(The Assam Tribune - 1971)

1969 - CHAKRA, a Journal of Tantra and Yoga (4 issues), founded and edited by Nik Douglas, New Delhi, India.

A major contribution to understanding the meaning behind the enigmatic Tantric tradition.

(Times of India - 1971)

1968 - TANTRA, a 40 minute, 16-mm documentary film, directed and co-produced by Nik Douglas. Released in movie theaters and college campuses in the late 60's and early 70's in the USA.

A mystical and eloquent film experience which forsakes all language. A cinematic triumph.

(New York Film Festival - 1969)


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