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Relationship Book Debunks Mars-Venus Divide, Links Evolutionary Psychology to Spirituality

The Authentic Lover explores the four great enemies of love: violence, pettiness, vanity, and our reproductive agenda. If we can overcome these formidable enemies, nothing more keeps us from the vast experience of unconditional love.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, March 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Why is there so much conflict around sexuality? How does a relationship that began with joy end up feeling like a chore? Why is attraction so seldom reciprocated? And what, if anything, does online dating have to do with love? The Authentic Lover explores the four great enemies of love: violence, pettiness, vanity, and our reproductive agenda. If we can overcome these formidable enemies, nothing more keeps us from the vast experience of unconditional love. Starting from the raw data of evolutionary psychology and other modern research, The Authentic Lover takes the reader on a journey through traditional wisdom, Rumi's poetry, samurai culture, and the dry humor that comes from firsthand experience. Specific contemplations are offered to address the problems described and attain the corresponding virtues conducive to unconditional love: gentleness, grace, charm, and mystery.
- The book discusses the perennial topics of love and sex in a frank and original voice.
- The book is the first to link insights of evolutionary psychology with spiritual practice.
- It debunks Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus in a single endnote!
- Readers who loved The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm will love The Authentic Lover.
This genuinely helpful relationship book reads smoothly and quickly, propelled by often graceful prose... Powerful, persuasive encouragement toward better and wiser loving. -- Kirkus Reviews
Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eWwFqjIFcE
About the author
A longtime student of Love and of Buddhism, Chris Hakim has lived in seven countries on three continents and stopped at Mountain View, California for longer than usual. He is a self-taught electronics engineer and holds the degree of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also the coauthor of Essentials of Tibetan Traditional Medicine.
Title: The Authentic Lover: Reclaiming Love's Beauty and Power
Author: Chris Hakim
Publisher: Wise Love Books
204 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" (140 mm x 216 mm)
ISBN (trade paperback): 978-0-9981553-0-2, $14.95 (US)
ISBN (e-book): 978-0-9981553-1-9, $6.99 (US)
Distributor Ingram
Publication date April 1, 2017
Categories: 1. Body, mind and spirit / sacred sexuality 2. Family and relationships / love and romance 3. Sex and sexuality: advice and issues 4. Religion / sexuality and gender studies 5. Psychology / human sexuality 6. Social science / human sexuality
Contact the author: editor@wiselyinlove.com
Web: https://wiselyinlove.com/books/the-authentic-lover-reclaiming-loves-beauty-and-power
Media: https://wiselyinlove.com/media
Review copies: https://s2.netgalley.com/catalog/book/109633
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