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Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective: Divided for Love's by Christine Hoff Kraemer

By Christine Hoff Kraemer

Within the earlier 20 years, modern Pagan leaders, innovative Christian and Goddess theologians, advocates for queer and BDSM groups, and healing bodyworkers have all all started to talk forcefully concerning the sacredness of the physique and of contact. Many assert that the erotic is a divinely transformative strength, either for private improvement and for social swap. even supposing "the erotic" contains sexuality, it isn't restricted to it; entry to attached nonsexual contact is as profound a necessity as that for sexual freedom and overall healthiness. during this e-book, Christine Hoff Kraemer brings jointly an educational heritage in spiritual reviews and theology with lived adventure as a qualified bodyworker and modern Pagan practitioner. Arguing that the erotic is a robust ethical strength that could flooring a approach of ethics, Kraemer integrates methods from queer theology, healing bodywork, and sexual minority advocacy right into a modern Pagan spiritual framework. Addressing itself to liberal spiritual humans of many religions, Eros and contact from a Pagan Perspective ways the proper to excitement as a social justice factor and proposes a sacramental perform of conscious, consensual touch.

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