SEXUAL SECRETS

The Alchemy of Ecstasy

by
by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger

"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"

NEW

WITH MORE THAN 100 FULL COLOR PLATES

Includes a new full-color illustrated Preface by Nik Douglas entitled "New Discoveries on the Origins of the Secrets",

which introduces startling new evidence of Tantric and Taoist origins in archaic Indian tribal and Chinese Neolithic societies.

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).

"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)


"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)



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