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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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Sex, Spirituality, Tetons, and Yellowstone

October 1, 2015
Fresh experience of ancient mountains evokes awareness of God, the divine, the sublime, in some of the same ways the erotic can. (Or maybe I’m just longing to post some of my vacation pictures.) In my visit (got back last night) to Wyoming, I found in the mountains, geysers, glacier, fumaroles, bubbling “mud pots,” and […] Read More


2 Views of Sex Spirituality Link + Osho

September 21, 2015
A Hindu friend — who also admires philosophies of the controversial teacher of Tantra Osho, formerly known as Rajneesh — asked me recently exactly what I saw as the connection between sex and spiritual experience. Pleased to have a succinct answer (my sound byte) to that question, I said that I see both as a […] Read More


What to Make of Madonna Videos

September 9, 2015
I feel almost obligated to be a Madonna fan. How many artists take on sex and religion and do so with such courage and success on an international scale? In fact, I am a fan of sorts. She is assuredly a terrific entertainer; she burns with passion and star power. She sure can sing. And […] Read More


The Source of Sexual Energy

September 1, 2015
I keep an eye out for what’s new in the world on the subject of kundalini. As you may know, my novel Cobalt Blue focuses on the creative and at the same time disruptive power of this life force, by the Sanskrit name of kundalini, rising to flood level in an unsuspecting woman. Now I […] Read More

Personal News: My Indian Sister

August 28, 2015
I am so excited about my new post on HuffPo: about the family kind enough to befriend me the winter I spent in Varanasi, India, researching my novel Sister India. After 24 years, they are coming to visit!!! Please go read it and LikeLoveShare! Thanks! Read More


Praying for Better Sex

August 22, 2015
(in case you missed the earlier version on HuffPo) You didn’t read it wrong: there’s supposed to be an “r” in “pray.” In setting out to write about praying for better sex, I don’t mean sending up a plea for action in the style of, say, a 14-year-old boy (though that seems perfectly reasonable to […] Read More

MAHESHWAR, INDIA - APRIL 26: Indian woman performs morning pooja on sacred river Narmada ghats on April 26, 2011 in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India. To Hindus Narmada is one of 5 holy rivers of India

Private Porn Safer than Public Religion?

August 14, 2015
A startling idea from Daily Mail India: “Public display of religion more dangerous than private viewing of porn”. The comparison never would have occurred to me. But it does make sense. The idea comes from an unexpected direction. India is generally viewed as the nation that is most public in the daily expression of religious […] Read More


Chris Christie and Me on God and Sex

August 5, 2015
This clip of Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie discussing his religion and his sex life is an entertaining demonstration of the embarrassing difficulty of going public on the subject of God and sex, sex and religion. The guy in the white shirt in the foreground appears to be wishing this weren’t happening (which suggests he’s […] Read More

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New Tingles from an Odd Altered State

July 27, 2015
I thought I’d heard of every route to an altered state, every alternative technology. Being married to a psychologist who specializes in clinical hypnosis and writing a novel about kundalini would seem a pretty good start. But I’ve just run across a new method…or at least new to me. It’s called ASMR; it reportedly can […] Read More


Why I Love Celebrity Gossip

July 15, 2015
…And why bring this up on a blog that supposedly deals with the intersection of sex and spirituality? Here’s the reason: If a person shows interest in royal babies or movie star divorces or Olympic decathlete gender identity, he or she is likely to be scorned for engaging in “celebrity worship.” It isn’t worship. Got […] Read More

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