Aphrodite’s Daughters

Aphrodite’s Daughters
Women’s Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul

Touchstone; Original edition
(June 4, 1997)
400 pages
$25.95
ISBN: 978-0684830803

 

Overview

Since its publication, this book has become an underground classic. Based on the stories of ordinary American women, beautifully written, and irresistibly engaging, it shows the immensely important role sexuality plays in shaping our spiritual journey. Aphrodite’s Daughters Overview

Reflecting upon love and lust, sex and marriage, wounding and healing, women on the spiritual path share their most intimate erotic secrets with honesty, courage, and passion in a series of true stories. Aphrodite’s Daughters sends a strong, persuasive message: It is time to honor sex as a sacred, soul-making force. Aphrodite’s Daughters Overview

Women from all walks of life have found that this book transforms the way they feel about their sexual journeys. It is a must-read for every man and woman on the spiritual path.

“A brave, beautiful, erotic, and wise book in a society where sexuality, like so much of our humanity, is cut off from the sacred. Jalaja Bonheim’s honesty marries body to ecstasy, heart to spirit.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“Aphrodite’s Daughters is a scorcher of a book, one that I’m tempted to start reading all over again after I’ve just finished it.”

—Gnosis Magazine

When women get together, they tell stories. This is how it has always been. Telling stories is our way of saying who we are, where we have come from and what we know. Women have always found sacredness in the midst of the ordinary, harvesting spiritual wisdom from the fields and forests of their everyday embodied experience. Yet, especially in sexual matters, our knowledge has remained largely unspoken, as if we were sea creatures floating silently in the depths, graceful but mute. But sex is an inherently sacred and soulful force, and if we look with an open mind, we will find that our sexual stories yield rich spiritual nourishment.


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Praise

“A brave, beautiful, erotic, and wise book in a society where sexuality, like so much of our humanity, is cut off from the sacred. Jalaja Bonheim’s honesty marries body to ecstasy, heart to spirit.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“The stories are gripping and stories, and Bonheim’s poetic commentary provides the threads of meaning that bind them together into an excellent, unusual, passionate book.”
—Booklist

“Inspiring… reminiscent of the German poet Rilke’s illuminating desire “to unfold … because where I am folded, there I am a lie.”
—New Age Journal

“Compelling, upbeat and uplifting!”
—Publishers Weekly

“Aphrodite’s Daughters is a scorcher of a book, one that I’m tempted to start reading all over again after I’ve just finished it.”
—Gnosis Magazine

“I was enraptured. The universal response seemed to be: “Finally! Someone is telling the truth!”
—Clean Sheets Erotica Magazine

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