April 1, 2004




It’s not just sex. It’s not just love. It’s something more…

  What could be better than sex? Lovemaking that sweeps people into new realities that produces altered states a thousand times more powerful than the most earth-shattering orgasm. Lovemaking so spectacular that it really is a religious experience. Lovemaking that transforms people’s lives. TRANSCENDENT SEX: WHEN LOVEMAKING OPENS THE VEIL by Jenny Wade, Ph.D. is about one of the best-kept secrets in human history: that ordinary people without any special training can find themselves in spiritual realms when making love -- that transcendent experiences can happen to anyone (not just those who take courses in tantric sex) and that about one in eight people have at least one during a lifetime.

This book blows open an unexamined but common process to reveal the exotic spiritual happenings that were always going on but that nobody had talked about before. TRANSCENDENT SEX reveals that sex triggers episodes identical to the highest spiritual states described in the annals of shamanism, yoga and mystical forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, including shapeshifting; being possessed by, or channeling, animals, plants, and supernatural entities; seeing visions of divine avatars; reliving past lives with karmic messages about this lifetime; transcending the laws of physics with paranormal powers; awakening to the enlightenment of nirvana; and seeing the face of God. TRANSCENDENT SEX tells how ordinary people with no particular religious outlook and no training in the erotic arts went to bed one day to have sex as usual and suddenly found the veil between the worlds ripped open. Transcendent sex, like any other spiritual awakening, changes lives. Atheists become believers; long-standing psychological wounds are healed; and secular people take up spiritual vocations. This is a book of such stories.
  “With elegant precision and research, Jenny Wade shows us that sexual experience can give you the realization that you are not a person squeezed into the volume of a body or the span of a lifetime. TRANSCENDENT SEX is a glimpse into the nature of your immortal divine being. Read, enjoy and be liberated.”
-- Deepak Chopra, author of How to Know God

“TRANSCENDENT SEX is absolutely enthralling and completely captivating. Author Jenny Wade has written an essential guide to understanding the spiritual component of sexuality. [TRANSCENDENT SEX] is a must for any one in pursuit of a deeper grasp of their sexual self.”
-- Caroline M. Myss, author of Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit

“This may sound like a sex manual, but it’s actually a study of ‘mystical, spiritual, or transcendent experiences during sex.’ … This is an understudied and unknown area -- indeed, many of her interviewees had no context for their experience, found it confusing, and never told anyone before. … Highly recommended to collections in religion, spirituality, and sexuality.”
-- Library Journal
  About Jenny Wade, Ph.D.
  Jenny Wade is a researcher in individual and organizational development specializing in consciousness studies, especially those facilitating transformative processes. A graduate of The Fielding Institute, she is on the faculty for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and is a frequent lecturer at other graduate schools and universities. She also works with Fortune 500 companies to optimize employee and organizational performance. She is based in California. Visit her website.
  Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil
by Jenny Wade, Ph.D.
Paraview Pocket Books, 2004
ISBN: 0-7434-8217-4
Relationships, Paperback Original
DOI: Transcendent SexPoint here for more book info
Pub. Date: April 6, 2004
9x6 inches, 336 pages, $14.00
  Transcendent Sex is available through,, and can be ordered through local and online bookstores nationwide. For further information or to request a review copy, call 212-989-3616.
  About Paraview Pocket Books
  Paraview Publishing is a publisher that utilizes new media technology to publish quality works in body, mind, and spirit and the frontiers of science and culture -- areas related to the transformation of society. Our imprints include Paraview Press, print-on-demand books for niche audiences; Paraview Special Editions, reprints of select out-of-print books and international books; and Paraview Pocket Books, a joint imprint with Simon & Schuster for traditionally published works for a wide audience. Based in New York City, Paraview targets a global audience, including over 50 million Americans who are interested in healthy lifestyles, personal development and the transformation of society.

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