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Schwester Claras Geliebter By Birrell Walsh
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Katholisches Tantra? Ist so etwas möglich? Father Matthew Shalgry wird von seinem Erzbischof gebeten, Schwester Clara ausfindig zu machen, die mysteriöse Autorin von "Die Liebe... More > Christi", einem äußerst sexuellen Gedicht und einer hingebungsvollen Praxis, die sich in den Klöstern ausbreitet. Die Nonnen beginnen, ihm zu vertrauen und stellen ihn vor die Wahl, entweder begrifflich etwas über die Praxis zu erfahren, oder indem er sie selbst erlebt. Als er sich für die direkte Erfahrung entscheidet, wird er tief in die Berge geschickt, um dort eine buddhistische Tantrika aufzusuchen... In dieser Praxis reißt sein Herz auf; all die Leidenschaften, die er für seine Priesterschaft aufgegeben hatte, drängen mit voller Macht an die Oberfläche. Als er sich in eine französisch-indische Frau verliebt, ringen dieser Priester, der seine Priesterschaft wertschätzt, und eine Frau, die ihre Ehegelübde ernst nimmt, darum, ihre Liebe zu ehren, ohne ihre Gelübde zu brechen.< Less
Shepherd of Wolves By Birrell Walsh
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Genocides who would destroy half the world with a GMO weapon plot in Scandinavia. Interpol thinks they put together the strange team to hunt them down - a Danish detective falling in love with an... More > American doctor, a sad priest and a lesbian bar-owner from San Francisco, a Filipino cop from the mean streets of the Mission District, and an agent of Germany's shadowy watchdog agency. But the real team is stranger still, as ghosts and half-human guardians struggle to prevent the ghastly Cleanup Virus; and history itself shimmers and reshapes. This is the fourth novel in the Tantra in the West series. Sister Clare's Lover Illuminating Four Cities and Philanthropic Horse is Haunted by Gravity are also available, in paperback at lulu.com and from all ebook outlets.< Less
Philanthropic Horse Is Haunted By Gravity By Birrell Walsh
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A young girl, holding the statue of a horse, hears the tale of this young stallion. But is it only a folk tale? He ascends the clouds to carry the dead to the river of rebirth. He loses his love,... More > the black mare Bone; and for the rest of his life he seeks the light in the Further Mountains, to bring life to her and the suffering earth. Hell-raiders harrow demons, but heroism is not enough. He climbs to a monastery whose abbess is a Tyrannosaurus. The orderly life does not suffice. He finds tantric women led by a Tigress. Passion does not suffice. He goes higher still, to the peaks where the lightning strikes. Will death suffice? And how will the girl holding his statue live out this story?< Less
Illuminating Four Cities: A Recipe from Catholic Tantra By Birrell Walsh
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Father Shalgry has loved a woman honorably, and she is gone. Now he must find meaning for what has happened. His best friend, ex-Sister Marta Vasquez, owns a tavern. In one long night of... More > storytelling there, he recounts visions of other worlds and his connections with his beloved there. Then, at a fire on the longest winter night, it is time to bring those visions into this world.< Less
Heart Left Open By Birrell Walsh
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YOU CAN HEAR SEVERAL OF THESE POEMS AT http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2217241E5367EB2A FOLDING In my evening I am folding a package of palm leaves so that in your morning you can unfold... More > them and find the sun MOVING HANDS ABOVE SOMEONE BELOVED It is a craft we learned in that school: moving hands above someone beloved feeling the energy rise from them and (instead of letting it gather, to become either desire or movement) spreading it softly through the body-aura as combing hair spreads the oil of the skin to all of the long strands. Done right it lets the recipient sleep, but sleep refilled, untangled, and wake alive and glad - so they taught us in that school where we learned this craft.< Less
Sister Clare's Lover By Birrell Walsh
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Sister Clare’s Lover: A Romance of Catholic Tantra Catholic Tantra? Can such a thing be? Father Shalgry is a priest in trouble with his Church - he has written a sympathetic book trying to... More > understand the American Spiritualist movement. He is in trouble another way - his empathy, his sense of the energy of people and situations, is so strong that he must take medications to mute it. His bishop surprisingly sends him to find the origin of an intensely sexual tantra-like devotion to Jesus that has grown up in the convents. His journey will lead him through trying to understand, through service and friendship and experiencing the movement of energy, to falling irresistibly in love with a French-Indian woman. And then he must choose... Birrell Walsh, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in comparative religion in 1999. In 2003 Crossroad Publishing published his Praying for Others. A sequel to Sister Clare, ILLUMINATING FOUR CITIES, is also published by lulu.com< Less
Sister Clare's Lover By Birrell Walsh
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Sister Clare’s Lover: A Romance of Catholic Tantra Catholic Tantra? Can such a thing be? Father Shalgry is a priest in trouble with his Church - he has written a sympathetic book trying to... More > understand the American Spiritualist movement. He is in trouble another way - his empathy, his sense of the energy of people and situations, is so strong that he must take medications to mute it. His bishop surprisingly sends him to find the origin of an intensely sexual tantra-like devotion to Jesus that has grown up in the convents. His journey will lead him through trying to understand, through service and friendship and experiencing the movement of energy, to falling irresistibly in love with a French-Indian woman. And then he must choose... Birrell Walsh, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in comparative religion in 1999. In 2003 Crossroad Publishing published his Praying for Others. A sequel to Sister Clare, ILLUMINATING FOUR CITIES, is also published by lulu.com< Less
Illuminating Four Cities: A Recipe from Catholic Tantra By Birrell Walsh
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Father Shalgry has loved a woman honorably, and she is gone. Now he must find meaning for what has happened. His best friend, ex-Sister Marta Vasquez, owns a tavern. In one long night of... More > storytelling there, he recounts visions of other worlds and his connections with his beloved there. Then, at a fire on the longest winter night, it is time to bring those visions into this world.< Less
Heart Left Open By Birrell Walsh
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YOU CAN HEAR SEVERAL OF THESE POEMS AT http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2217241E5367EB2A FOLDING In my evening I am folding a package of palm leaves so that in your morning you can unfold... More > them and find the sun MOVING HANDS ABOVE SOMEONE BELOVED It is a craft we learned in that school: moving hands above someone beloved feeling the energy rise from them and (instead of letting it gather, to become either desire or movement) spreading it softly through the body-aura as combing hair spreads the oil of the skin to all of the long strands. Done right it lets the recipient sleep, but sleep refilled, untangled, and wake alive and glad - so they taught us in that school where we learned this craft.< Less