Reuniting - June 2009 Newsletter

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June, 2009
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Training Your Mate

This article, by journalist Amy Southerland, is an entertaining look at how mates can help each other pick up new constructive behaviors. Could help with learning karezza, too!

... For a book I was writing about a school for exotic animal trainers, I started commuting from Maine to California, where I spent my days watching students do the seemingly impossible: teaching hyenas to pirouette on command, cougars to offer their paws for a nail clipping, and baboons to skateboard.

I listened, rapt, as professional trainers explained how they taught dolphins to flip and elephants to paint. Eventually it hit me that the same techniques might work on that stubborn but lovable species, the American husband [or wife!]. ....

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Have A Laugh at the Gender Gap

Visit This Month's Humor Page



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Letters from the Trenches

Is sex more than a physical act? Share your thoughts.

Intriguing exchange on the forum


REUNITING News

Catch Marnia's upcoming interview on Jackson Public Radio's Jefferson Exchange June 3 at 9am and 9pm Pacific time. (It airs twice.) If you have I-Tunes or Real Player you can listen live at the appointed hour by clicking on: "JPR: Listen Live" and then on "News and information."

Have Slovakian friends ? Now they can read "Reuniting" articles in Slovak!

http://www.soulwork.sk/index.php/megaorgazmus
http://www.soulwork.sk/index.php/lazywaytostayinlove
http://www.soulwork.sk/index.php/coolidge
http://www.soulwork.sk/index.php/dopaminseparationafterorgasm

Coming this month to a bookstore near you: Cupid's Poisoned Arrow. Check it out in 3-D! Also available through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Read press release for Cupid's Poisoned Arrow

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TANTRA: The Secret Power of Sex

A site member shared an older text from India on the subject of Tantra. The material is interesting, not only because it echoes a lot of the tips about karezza: attunement between lovers, effortlessness, and so forth, but also because it gives a description of some of the altered states that lovers encounter while "floating."

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New Thoughts on the Sacrament of the Bridal Chamber

by Walter Last

...The key to this is the Essene ritual of ‘Temple Sleep’. This is a very deep meditation during a death-like sleep induced by a priest as a higher initiation ceremony, and leading to out-of-body states. It seems to have been a central part of the mystery traditions of all ancient cultures. ...

NOTE: Although Walter focuses on the concept of virginity, it may not "physical virginity," but rather a "virgin mindset" that makes sacred union possible. Our thought is that the partners must have given up the intention of using sex for fertilization, and be able to engage in an openhearted, resentment-free exchange.

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