Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story [NOOK Book]

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When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times.

With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and tender vulnerability—vibrantly mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and erotic encounters—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey. From the innocence of ...

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Overview

When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times.

With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and tender vulnerability—vibrantly mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and erotic encounters—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey. From the innocence of her childhood crush on God; through a whirlwind of torrid liaisons and bitter break-ups with Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, and the New Age; and finally into committed monogamy with her own Red Hot and Holy Goddess, Sera shares transformative insights, encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair.

Sera Beak's luscious writing and renegade spiritual wisdom that slices through religious and new age dogma made her debut book The Red Book a breakout success. With Red Hot and Holy she offers a far more personal book—an illuminating, hilarious, and above all utterly honest portrait of the heart-opening process of mystical realization. This hot and holy book invites you to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Finally, a book both my mother-in-law and I can enjoy!"
-Mary Magdalene

"Holy. Shit."
-Sera's shadow

"Red Hot and Holy is stunning on so many levels. I simply couldn't put it down! This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the Divine Feminine looks and feels like-embodied, immediate, down-to-earth, and completely accessible. Bravo, Sera Beak!"
-Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

"Sera Beak blazes with bold and flowing passion for the direct mystic transmission and primal creative power of the sacred feminine. Red Hot and Holy is juicy, funny, raw, and a wonderful contribution for modern-day soul adventurers."
-Shiva Rea, yogini

"What do you get when you combine a weird, hip angel of a thirty-something woman, advanced training in the study of religion, laugh-out-loud writing, God as Girl, and a direct encounter with cosmic soul no longer "tricked into a tradition"? You get Sera Beak. You get this book, which is really not a book at all, but a living revelation, an American Gnostic gospel posing as a spiritual memoir."
-Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred

"Red Hot and Holy is wildly original, hilariously funny, and deeply wise. I think it can start a movement of the great and good and maenadic ladies of the Red persuasions. It is truly cataclysmic and magnificently dangerous! I would join up even in my now-76th year. It is what life is all about."
-Jean Houston

"This is a brave, untamed, and yes, holy and hot book. Sera Beak describes a spirituality unfettered by dogma (traditional or new age). Like all true mystics, Sera's words compel us to fearlessly confront whatever stands in the way of our awakening. Sera Beak is pioneering new pathways."
-Gail Straub, teacher, activist, and author of Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622031115
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 115,223
  • File size: 855 KB

Meet the Author

Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions who spent years traveling the world studying spirituality with Sufi dervishes, Tibetan monks, Croatian mystics, shamans, and more. She is the author of The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark, and has appeared in The New York Times, People, and Publisher's Weekly, as well as on NPR, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah and Friends. She lives in San Francisco, CA. For more, visit serabeak.com.
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  • Posted February 11, 2014

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    A memoir this wild, fresh, and sexy may not have been so popular

    A memoir this wild, fresh, and sexy may not have been so popular ten years ago, but right now we are ready for it. I know I love shunning taboos and sharing the ugly truth with my friends, and I appreciate artists who do the same for audiences in theatre, comedy, and cinema. This is the first time I have seen a writer do the same so successfully. Well, I am suddenly reminded of the goddess Allison in Tom Robbins' Roadside Attraction, but that was fiction! Sera Beak has an incredible and almost unbelievable life story that she shares beautifully. There are rave reviews everywhere, and I am happy to add to the applause. We need more genuine role models like her. Pleased readers should also take a look into Impossible Love: Or Why the Heart Must Go Wrong for a provocative look at why we are so taken by tragic romances, and how we can survive them.

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