Beginning with the Greek Mystery traditions, Arthur Versluis traces the history of western sexual mysticism, exploring the concept of hieros gamos - sacred marriage, through Gnosticism, early Christianity, the medieval troubadors and the esoteric theosophy of Jacob Boehme; to the nineteenth century utopian communities of John Noyes and Thomas Lake Harris, the twentieth century free love movement and the writings of Denis de Rougemont and Alan Watts. He brings together Kabbalah, Christian Mysticism, Hermetic and Alchemical currents of sexual mysticism. A fascinating history of the hidden traditions of esoteric sexuality.

Rochester, Vermont: Destiny Books, 2008. Paperback, 167 pages. New


The Secret History of Western Sexual Mysticism - Arthur Versluis