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The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka: Teachings from the Nagual Tradition

The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka: Teachings from the Nagual Tradition

by Amara Charles


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Practical exercises to reach higher levels of orgasm, renew relationships, and discover the healing power of sex

• Illustrates how to identify and best please the nine male and female genital anatomy types—such as Coyote Man or Buffalo Woman

• Provides exercises for greater sexual pleasure and orgasmic intensity, including the Firebreath exercise for full-body orgasm

• Explains how to perform powerful healing sexual energetic work with the chakras and light body

Based on ancient Mayan, Olmec, and Toltec teachings passed down through the generations by the Twisted Hair Nagual Elders of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path, the practice of Quodoushka offers practical guidance on sex, intimacy, and relationships as well as how to reach higher levels of orgasm and sexual ecstasy. Working with the healing power of sexual union and orgasm, this practice offers a path to repair emotional wounds and sexual insecurities, revive monotonous relationships, and discover the sweet medicine of sex.

Revealing these once-secret teachings for the first time, initiated Quodoushka instructor Amara Charles explains the physical, energetic, and sexual qualities of the nine male and female genital anatomy types—such as Coyote Man or Buffalo Woman—and how to identify and best please each type as well as take pride in your own unique anatomy. Describing the nine variations of orgasmic expression—from avalanche to forest fire—she provides exercises for greater sexual pleasure and increased orgasmic intensity, including the Firebreath exercise, a method for reaching a full-body orgasm through breathwork. Covering role playing and sexual energetic work with the chakras and the light body as well as ceremonies to bring the sacred back into your lovemaking, the practice of Quodoushka reveals how we can—through pleasure—become more sensitive, creative lovers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594773570
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 491,473
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amara Charles began her apprenticeship with Thunderstrikes within the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path of Turtle Island in 1987 and has taught Quodoushka sexuality workshops since 1990. The author of Sexual Agreements, Aching to Open, and Erotic Touch for Two, she lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka

Teachings from the Nagual Tradition
By Amara Charles

Destiny Books

Copyright © 2011 Amara Charles
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ISBN: 9781594773570

Chapter 2

An Initiation into the World of Sexuality

No matter how we are introduced to sex in our early years, our first sexual experiences leave an indelible mark on our character for years to come.

The Keys to an Effective Sexual Education
While it may not be feasible to turn back the clock to romanticize about how very ancient civilizations may have taught young people about sex, it is possible to practice the essential ingredients of a proper introduction to sexuality by way of initiation. An initiation should begin years before anything “sexual” occurs. It does not mean having early sex. In fact, an effective education emphasizes patience and proper discernment and should encourage safe exploration. Above all, it should instill a strong sense of self-worth, responsibility, and respect. To do this, we need careful guidance from someone who knows us well.

Phoenix Fire Woman
A Phoenix Fire Woman is a title given to a woman who is trained not only in the skills of lovemaking, but she is acknowledged as a Medicine Woman by the community for being a wise teacher and a consummate healer. The same is true for a Phoenix Fire Man. One of their roles is to ensure that young people are respectfully taught about how to use their sexual energy.

This interview serves as a model for what an initiation with a Phoenix Fire Woman could be like. It speaks of the essential things a young man needs to learn and how he should be taught in order to become a mature and loving husband.

Initiation with Phoenix Fire Woman

Can you tell us how your training began?

My education started when I was seven years old, learning about nature from my clan uncles, Neal Two Arrows and Edward Walking Bear.

What kinds of things did you learn from them?

They taught me that there was nothing I could perceive that was outside of me, but that it was a part of me only if I stayed connected to it. The most important thing was to stay connected to Spirit because this is the energy that created all the mineral, plant, animal, human, and spirit worlds. We never had any formal lessons on any of this. We went for walks, hunted and fished together, or hung out and talked. My real education wasn’t about facts; it was about noticing and learning from everything. Once you learn to be more observant, you can take that into being with a woman. You perceive differently, because a woman has minerals, water, warmth, and breath; she has the emotional, mental, physical, sexual, and spiritual worlds inside her.

What were the most important things you learned from your clan uncles?

To feel the cycles of things. Years later I could take what I learned from nature and notice the changes in the smell, for example when a woman cycles through her moon (menstruation). All of the changes a woman goes through, I could recognize and was able to communicate about them in much more responsive ways. As men, we have to be able to learn about these things because “y’all are from Venus and we’re from Mars.” We have to learn how to be able to get along and live together. The most important thing I learned from both Neal and Edward is that a woman is closest to nature, she is nature and she is natural. If you cannot align with nature you cannot align with the feminine. Nature and the feminine are inseparable. This changes your whole perception of a woman.

Tell us how you were introduced to the Fire Woman Mary Fire Eagle.

When I was eighteen my grandmother, whom I will call Morning Star, brought me to Mary Fire Eagle’s living room. I was introduced to six women and was asked to choose one as a teacher. My first choice was a gorgeous, young, red-haired woman who caught my eye immediately. I was totally smitten by her, and I fully intended to walk over to her, but for some reason I went to Mary instead. She was beautiful too, but she was thirty-nine, which seemed much, much older to me at the time. I am very glad I made this decision, because I know now it was a test that changed the direction of my life. All of those women could have taught an eager young man plenty about sex, but it was Mary who became one of my greatest teachers. It was really spirit that guided me to choose her that day. She taught me most of what I know.

How did you feel when you met her?

Awed. [Smiling and laughing] Loved. Accepted. Recognized. I never once felt uncomfortable with her at any time no matter what the situation.

How did you begin?

My first lessons were to see how what I had learned from nature could be applied to her and her body. For example, sensitivity of touch. She asked, “What part of my body feels like a rose? What part feels like a tulip? What part feels like a sunflower?” She had really rough feet, so her feet felt like parts of sunflower leaves. It sounds funny, but it was really quite innocent in many, many ways. I also had to learn about the different anatomy types, which is one of the things you focus on in the first level of Quodoushka training. By being with different women and learning their sexual anatomy types, I came to understand a great deal about the natural sexual differences between women. Women are not all the same, and by coming to know their anatomy you can be a much more caring partner and you can satisfy a woman’s needs and desires in a far more sophisticated way.


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Thunder Strikes


Introduction: The Medicine of Sex—Learning Through Pleasure

Part One
Healing Our Sexual Selves

1 The Legacy of Quodoushka

An Initiation into the World of Sexuality

Unlocking Sexual Conditioning

Sexual Choices, Sexual Preferences

The Light and Dark Arrows of Sex

Part Two
Language, Anatomy, and Orgasms

6 A Natural Language for Sex

Our Genital Anatomy

Female Genital Anatomy Types

Male Genital Anatomy Types

The Nine Types of Orgasmic Expression

Increasing the Intensity of Orgasms

Sexual Healing Practices

The Eight Lovers’ Masks

Sustaining the Passion of Intimate Unions

Creating a Sacred Sexual Ceremony





What People are Saying About This

Pamela Madsen

“You don’t need to be a tantra geek or a New Age bindi-wearing goddess to find this book transformational. Inside its easy-to-read pages, you will find a compassionate and extraordinary way to learn about sex. If you are ready to go deeper into your own sexuality, pick up this book.”

Livia Kohn

The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka is a comprehensive introduction to a powerful way of connecting to and activating our inherent sexual potencies and abilities to experience pleasure. Amara Charles masterfully guides the reader through the cultural background of the practices into the realm of their concrete application, outlining a new understanding of sexual conditioning and experience while encouraging innovative ways of bringing greater pleasure into our lives. A thorough delight.”

Steven Barnes

“In The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka, Amara Charles captures the essence of intimacy. From personal experience I can say unequivocally that she is brilliant, knowledgeable, and an absolute cauldron of vital energy. This book will guide you to become a more caring lover, free blocked energy, and delight in your body to align your human, animal, and spiritual aspects. Charles’s explanation of sexual anatomy types is a genuine revelation. Sexual Practices of Quodoushka can make a quantum shift in the way you approach sex and intimacy.”

Merikah Robertson

“Touching on the controversial history of the Quodoushka tradition and concluding with practices to sustain passion in long-term relationships, Charles’ brave book fuses sexuality with spirituality in a very practical, hands-on way. Your intimate life will surely find immediate benefit from this book.”

Richard Beck Peacock

“Quodoushka weekends led by Amara are always filled with indescribable sexual magick. With this book she combines a vivid literary style with her practical experience of working energetically through blocks to sexual enrichment. The wisdom rooted in the teachings of the elders comes alive on these pages. Amara has somehow captured their spiritual electricity.”

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