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Sacred pleasure : sex, myth, and the politics of the body

Author: Riane Tennenhaus Eisler
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSan Francisco, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperCollins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riane Tennenhaus Eisler
ISBN: 0062502832 9780062502834
OCLC Number: 34985744
Notes: "A tree clause book"--Title page verso.
Description: 495 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From ritual to romance : sexuality, spirituality, and society --
Animal rites and human choices : the roots of dominator and partnership sex --
Sex as sacrement : the divine gifts of life, love, and pleasure --
Sex and civilization : the early roots of Western culture --
From Eros to chaos : sex and violence --
The reign of the phallus : war, economics, morality, and sex --
The sacred marriage in a dominator world : the metamorphosis of sex, death, and birth --
The last traces of the sacred marriage : mysticism, masochism, and the human need for love --
From ancient to modern times : setting the stage --
Waking from the dominator trance : the revolution in consciousness and the sexual revolution --
Bondage or bonding : sex, spirituality, and repression --
Making love or making war : eroticizing violence --
Sex, gender, and transformation : from scoring to caring --
Getting out of Prince Charming's slipper : sex, femininity, and power --
Sex, lies and stereotypes : changing views of nature, the body, and truth --
Morality, ethics, and pleasure : sex and love in the age of AIDS --
Sex, power, and choice : redefining politics and economics --
Toward a politics of partnership : our choices for the future --
The new Eves and the new Adams : the courage to question, the will to choose, and the power to love.
Responsibility: Riane Eisler.

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