My Dream has come true!
Many years ago, when I was roaming the Strand Book store in NYC (which still smelled like books), I said to myself,
‘Someday, my book is gonna be on ‘the shelf.’
25 years later, it has happened. It’s still sinking in. And yes, it feels as good as I dreamed it would.
Seeing my book on the shelf (next to the Kama Sutra, no less), is as sweet as sweet can be. I hope people will enjoy reading it.
Then I got to talk and sign books. What a blast!
Talking about sex on a Monday night, with kids roaming about, people drinking coffee, and more than a few fellow book lovers listening in… what could be better?
Malaprop’s is the quintessential independent book store. It’s cozy, warm and big, and it’s in the heart of funky, upscale Asheville, North Carolina.
(there’s rocking chairs in the NC airports instead of benches. Seriously. )
You can get lost in the aisles, pulled by rows and rows of books, and of course, there’s some rather fair and shiny, down-home folk strolling about.
I ask, ‘how many of you have been to a book reading at Malaprop’s before?’ They ALL raise their hands. Most come to the store to hear authors regularly. Nice. Not many places like this left. (BTW, if you know of a great Independent book store where you live, I’d love to come by.)
Signing books was fun, because it’s still the personal connections we make that really touch us. There were women and men in their seventies, and several young guys in their 20’s (I do like this), with every age in between. The questions were intelligent, as you would expect in a book store…
Yes, there were some raised eyebrows, and you could feel people swallowing tightly, at times, but, (and maybe it’s the Southern hospitality,) they were more than polite. They seemed quite open to my message that our sexuality is natural, healthy and good.
I love introducing the idea of spiritual sexuality to new, curious folk. They wonder what it is. Rightly so.
The Best Part
The Sexual Anatomy Types certainly gets their attention, especially the way I talk about it– just on the edge of acceptable conversation. Right on the edge, actually.
Virginia, who takes care of guest authors who come to speak, bless her heart, had a grin from ear to ear the whole time. Virginia, you, and Asheville rock.
Thanks for having me.
p.s. Help me Hit #1 on Amazon on September 27th.
Buy a copy of ‘The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka’ on September 27th on Amazon.com.
p.p.s. No, it wont be signed… BUT, being highly ranked on Amazon means a great deal to the books longevity and worldwide availability.
What is Shamanic Body De-Armoring about?
Body Armor is a result from painful, restrictive or intimidating experiences, where we contract on a physical and cellular level as well as in our psyche. As these contractions cumulate, they start to form bands of armor inside the tissue of the body.
Within these bands of armor, we hold patterns of fear, withdrawal and avoidance, most often leading to a sensation of inadequacy and unnaturalness.
Armor restricts the free flowing of our life force, it impacts our health, vitality and sexuality, creates stress and blocks our access to our higher self and our evolution:
Evolution is based on expansion; armor keeps us in a constant state of contraction.
Body De-Armoring is a deeply holistic and transformative process for body and soul, which only requires two weeks (!) of your time.
You will gain:
– more presence and connection in your life
– Authenticity in your feelings, desires and self expression
– Deeper access to your sexual life force
– Freedom from unconscious patterns which are a result of armor
– Greater access to your free will
– Greater ease to actualize your potential personally, and in the world
– More tolerance to pressure and stress
– A noticeable increase of energy, vitality and health
Body De-Armoring brings more joy in Life, it is a new beginning!
As a biologist, I am fascinated by this biological Healing Method.
As humans, we are the only life form, that maneuvered itself into sexual behaviors which are contrary to life – how beautiful that there is ways that lead out of this again!
I used to be very sick, and Dearmoring was one of my steps to improving my health.
Since the Dearmoring, I have much more energy and joy of life, more joy in sexuality, less infections, more mobility and more inner calmness. My cardiologist realized that deposits in my blood vessels disappeared, and this is something that normally does not happen. There is no need any more for a back surgery that was proposed to me. My medical doctors all are surprised, how much better I am now.
As life bestows blessings or delivers punishing blows, how can musing on each element of creation for several dawns and dusks, watching spiders and ants, clouds and the moon reveal the secrets of abundance? Surrendering to the splendors of Mother Life, I see how to ward off misfortune with patience. Feeling the relentless wind, the gush of currents, the fire in the stars, I hear Nature’s urgent call to give unreasonable beauty, kindness and wisdom for the benefit of others.
The Four Corners of Abundance