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Cobalt Blue: A Novel

A novel for courageous readers and seekers, COBALT BLUE is a turbulent, gorgeous ride into sacred sex..

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Writing Styles: Exiled, Outsider, Obsessive

March 24, 2015
An unusual post: obsessive and taking a peculiar course, winding together my wrestle with a mild-ish case of OCD with the political exiles of writer Ariel Dorfman and the effect of an outsider point-of-view on writing styles. Yes, definitely odd. Under the title “Letter to an Exile,” it won first this year in the Intercultural […] Read More

Betsy Blankenbaker’s Autobiography of an Orgasm

March 17, 2015
Dan Wakefield reviews a new memoir today on Huffington Post. Here’s his unusual lead-in to this remarkably honest, intimate, and at times spiritual, story: Full disclosure: the filmmaker Betsy Blankenbaker is a friend of mine. She is not, however, an intimate friend. I knew nothing at all about her orgasms until I read her new […] Read More

Holi Fever

Body Painting For God

March 11, 2015
Last week Hindus celebrated the religion’s splashiest, wildest, most sensuous holiday. Holi is the ecstatic festival to honor the start of spring, the fertility of the land, and the triumph of good over evil. I know of no other religious holiday in any faith that can compare. Holi is the time of year when celebrants […] Read More

Sex Energy on the Brain

March 3, 2015
In case you missed this on Huffington Post a couple of weeks ago, here’s my most recent sex-and-spirituality post published there. Also, a couple of personal updates below it. Sex Energy on the Brain Kundalini: It’s not a pasta. The Sanskrit root of the word means coiled or spiral. The image of a snake piled […] Read More


The Body: Birth and Death, Two Stories

February 10, 2015
When my uncle Luther Taylor was taken to hospice three weeks ago, he said on arrival to a nurse, “How long is this going to take?” He was an adventurous and matter-of-fact man, also sick and ready to go. At his grave yesterday, on a warm and beautiful February afternoon, his daughter, Methodist minister Tuck […] Read More

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On Intuitive Understanding

February 3, 2015
Do you remember being born? Diane Brandon does, and her book-in-progress, “Born Aware: Memories of Those Spiritually Aware Since Birth”, is about what she and others remember thinking back then. I’m pleased that she invited me to take part in this blog tour “On Intuitive Understanding,” especially since I found her earlier book, Intuition for […] Read More


Beautiful, Mortal: Bodies on the Ganges

January 14, 2015
(A moment that shook me on my first day in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, researching my novel Sister India. From “Fire and Holy Water,” an account recently awarded honorable mention in the Soul Making Keats Literary Competition. [Keats wrote that life was not a vale of tears but “a place of soul making.”] […] Read More


Energy of Spiritual Awakening

January 6, 2015
The mysterious energy that drives both the spiritual awakening and the sexual uproar in my novel Cobalt Blue — called kundalini– has stirred some readers to ask questions. Today on the blog Kundalini Consortium I do the best I can to answer those questions — on how I came to write such a story. I’m […] Read More


Sensuality, Sex and Spirituality Pictures: Part 2

December 29, 2014
Another batch of images from my recent west Mediterranean exploration. All of these evoke for me the intertwining of sex and spirituality. Neptune, Florence Merman in Vigo, Spain Kundalini? Sagrada Familia cathedral, Barcelona A Bible college, Vigo, Spain Michelangelo’s David, Florence Interior, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (First time-commenters on this new site receive a free download […] Read More

Sensuality, Sex and Spirituality: Pictures

December 22, 2014
Just got off the ship after two weeks of exploring the western Mediterranean, shooting pictures around the theme of twined sex and spirituality. The images weren’t hard to find; France, Spain, Italy are certainly a fertile field. See what you think. Some may seem more clearly evocative than others. Outer Wall of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia […] Read More

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