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Women Who Sleep with Their Gurus ... and Why They Love It

There's a lot more to guru sex scandals than innocent victims fallen prey to unscrupulous teachers. Whether they're after wealth, security, social status, or enlightenment, women love men at the top, and they have for four million years.

Issue 26
Gay/Straight, Man/Woman, Self/Other
What Would the Buddha Have Had to Say About Gay Liberation?

Do gay people have a special path to enlightenment? A Buddhist scholar and gay rights activist disputes many common convictions about gay spirituality.

Issue 16
Gay Liberation
Issue 16
You Have to Do It All

Is sex really a shortcut to enlightenment? A no-holds-barred discussion with the mother of modern tantra.

Issue 13
What is the Relationship between Sex and Spirituality?
Introduction to this issue

Is sex an essential part of the spiritual path or is it an empty promise that distracts us from realizing our full human potential? Interviews with Margot Anand, Barry Long, Miranda Shaw, Father Thomas Keating, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and Swami Chidananda.

Issue 13
A Tantric Master

“Not every man can take on five women and talk about love, life, God, truth and death and keep everything in order. Only a tantric master can do that.”

Issue 13
From the Editors
Issue 13
Here's Looking At You

“Bogey is a little surprised when Ingrid steps on the plane without blinking an eye.” A contemporary celibate describes her decision to renounce sexuality and her discovery of a liberating new perspective on the potential for real intimacy between men and women.

Issue 13
Sex Is Neutral
An Investigation into Sexuality and Its Relationship to the Multidimensional Nature of True Humanity

Is it possible for a human being to sustain a relationship with the powerful force of sexuality that consistently reveals its impersonal nature?

Issue 13
The Promise of Perfection

What would it be like to live life free from the haunting conviction that something essential to our happiness is always missing? A captivating investigation into the true nature of desire that reveals with stark simplicity the way to liberation.

Issue 13
Sally and Jade

“Once made, this love is made forever.” Two of Barry Long's former consorts tell us what it's like to be in relationship with a tantric master.

Issue 13
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Tantra ... but Were Afraid to Ask

The fascinating and informative discoveries of a pioneering scholar and author who journeyed to the Himalayas in search of the truth about Buddhist sexual tantra.

Issue 13
Issue 13
Don't Leave God Out of It

“While the Puritans wouldn't think of making love on the Sabbath, for Jews it's the opposite way around.” A forward-looking traditionalist describes the sanctified sexuality of orthodox Judaism.

Issue 13