Ecstatic Relations: A Memoir

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The six passionate stories in this memoir explore metaphorically the sacred marriage of matter and spirit, science and religion. From the author's childhood love for her dog, through her encounters with men and women, gay and straight, young and old, to the husband with whom she has been bonded for decades, we get a glimpse into the Mystery of which we are all a part.

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Overview

The six passionate stories in this memoir explore metaphorically the sacred marriage of matter and spirit, science and religion. From the author's childhood love for her dog, through her encounters with men and women, gay and straight, young and old, to the husband with whom she has been bonded for decades, we get a glimpse into the Mystery of which we are all a part.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591810520
  • Publisher: Sentient Publications
  • Publication date: 11/25/2006
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn North is the author of eight books, a healer who uses sound and movement, and a social activist. Having led a diverse and fascinating life, she has been a scholar of 12th century manuscripts at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, a midwife in India, an English teacher at Fudan University in Shanghai, a member of a geological expedition to the Galapagos Islands, and a gospel singer. Carolyn North lives in Berkeley, California with her husband, and is the mother of three grown children.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Duke     7
The Unified Field     39
Danilo     45
The Force of Attraction     87
Martine     93
The Spinning Vortex     145
Katsu     153
The Creative Impulse     187
Maud     193
Matter, Form and the Natural World     235
Marriage: The First Forty-Five Years     245
The Marriage of Science and Spirit     281
Creation Hymn of the Kashmiri Hindu Shaivites     293
About the Masks     294
Acknowledgments     295
About the Author     297
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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    Heartfelt Pages from a Seeker's Lifelong Journey to Connect with the Divine

    There's something intensely personal about Carolyn North's memoir, 'Ecstatic Relations,' that goes far beyond the simple fact that it is, essentially, a selective autobiography. There is a searing, intense range of emotions which makes this book a joy to read, from the depths of sorrow, humiliation and doubt to the heights of divine ecstatic love, and every noteworthy feeling between. North has a gift for sharing a personal tale in such a way that it becomes one's own, and a talent for illustrating spiritual truths and wisdom from collective consciousness that vibrate with a resonance typically reserved for spiritual teachings. Each chapter focuses on one particular relationship in North's life, and explores how that particular relationship opened her heart and soul to a fuller experience of life on every level. From a Jewish childhood in Brooklyn, to youthful travels and education in Europe, to being a wife and parent in California, North's life resonates with a rich, deep tone of fullness, and serves as an inspiration to us all as to the level of meaning our own lives might attain. I highly recommend Ecstatic Relations to anyone interested in contemplating the meaning of the relationships in their lives, as well as the meaning of their relationship to All That Is.

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