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Posted June 8, 2008
I came to read Kink Magic anticipating a book that would give me lots to think about and work with, as other titles I¿d read by Lupa had done the same. I wasn¿t disappointed. The book was well thought out, had numerous references for further reading that were suggested, and I was very impressed with the depth given to the subject covered, as it is a very large topic. Also impressive was how tastefully everything was handled, as this is a subject that can very easily be cheapened and objectified. What struck me most intensely was that the tone of the book was very warm, whereas other titles that I have read regarding sex more in the ¿how to¿ mode were cold and clinical or glamorized various aspects tilting things more in favor of one gender or another, this book was written with both physical/spiritual genders in mind¿ as well as those in between. While I expected to be pushed back from the subject a bit due to my own psychological dilemmas regarding sex itself, I was very pleasantly surprised to find myself facing these issues feeling backed up and reinforced, which made it easier for me to learn more about the subtle nuances of the magic and spiritual work that can be done through/alongside/within sex. I was also able to find a better understanding of kink, particularly the fact that what is kink to one person may be something totally normal to someone else. It¿s a very informative book, and one that I would suggest to those that are looking to deepen connections with their partner's' 'as some people can get along just fine in such situations', are looking to expand their knowledge of what can be done regarding sex and metamorphic/psychological magic, or need a convenient mirror to get a good look at how they view these subjects. This is NOT a book that I would recommend for the dabbler. Implementing things that are learned within the covers of this book are highly transformative, as is stressed several times throughout, as well as the amount of trust that is rightfully needed. There are no ¿spells¿ like one would find in a 101 level magic text, and the reader isn¿t going to find any tips for landing specific people. I don¿t usually give a specific rating for a book, but if pressed, I¿d have to give this a 5 star rating, and from someone that can be sent diving for safety behind the couch sometimes at the mere mention of the word, I hope it¿s realized how high this rating truly is, even with the few typos that always seem to slip through the cracks. Very well done, and many thanks to the authors for stressing so much the sacredness and power in such a seeming ¿simple¿ act.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 16, 2010
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