Reuniting - July 2009 Newsletter

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July, 2009

Why Bonobos Make Bad Role Models

Even though sexual utopians can no longer boast about Bonobo nonviolence, they often maintain that Bonobo promiscuity would be suitable for humans-presumably because we share a lot of genes and even some behaviors.

However, the sexual utopians are forgetting one thing. Bonobos don't have "pair-bonder brains." We do.

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Have A Laugh at the Gender Gap

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Letters from the Trenches

Touching improves communication between partners.

Reminder from the forum


Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age, which featured an interview with Marnia, "Finding Peace Between our Sheets," has won a Nautilus book award, given for "world-changing books."

The Reuniting newsletter will be fading out over the next few months. We encourage you to sign up for RSS feeds, so you receive new posts as they appear. Find this symbol on the left side of this page near the bottom, click on it and follow the instructions.

Marnia is now blogging regularly at several locations, including Psychology Today and The first one focuses on evolutionary psychology, while the second also features esoteric material. Visit and share your comments!

If you missed Marnia's June 3rd interview on JPR, here's some of it.

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The Golden Tree - Awakening the Heart with a Mate

Here's a meditation contributed by a forum member, Larry Stokes.

...What does it feel like to fill the heart with light or love? The Siddha call it the "melting heart." The Taoists say the heart opens like a flower. Love in the heart feels like intense adoration to the point of a heaviness in the chest.

To awaken your sensitivity to this energy, hug your mate and pay attention to what you are feeling. Hug naked and focus on the sensations in your chest. What do you feel? You will discover an energy flow opening up between your heart centers, moving right through your chests. ....

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Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships

The hookup — that meeting and mating ritual that started among high school and college students — is becoming a trend among young people who have entered the workaday world. For the many who are delaying the responsibilities of marriage and child-rearing, hooking up has virtually replaced dating. ...

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