The Divine Reunion of Man and Woman
Barry Long Books
A book about the purpose of love and how sexuality and relationships are transformed when human love is suffused with the love of God.
With such a powerful sexual attraction between us, how is it that we make each other unhappy? Barry Long explains why sex corrupts love and how we cripple loving relationships.
What's the solution? In characteristically forthright manner, the author proposes a new way of romantic love and shows how it can be brought into our lives and partnerships with honesty and courage.
- Why do relationships so often go wrong?
- Is it really possible to be honest with your partner?
- What ever happened to romance?
- How is sex transformed into love?
- What's the connection between sex and spirituality?
The love between man and woman is at the heart of Barry Long's teachings. He is well known for his influential bestseller 'Making Love; Sexual Love the Divine Way'. This new book is the sequel.
— A master-class in living and loving.
Barry Long (1926-2003) was a writer and spiritual teacher with an original and challenging way of communicating age-old truths.
Born and raised in Australia he started out as a junior journalist and became the youngest-ever editor of a Sydney Sunday tabloid, somewhat prophetically called 'Truth'. At that time spiritual truth was far from his mind, but in his early 30s, the ambitious and successful family man began to question all his values. For some years his inner pain and suffering increased. Eventually, in 1965, he fled Australia and went to India. After many adventures, alone in the Himalayas he experienced what he called a 'mystic death', or the realisation of immortality. This was the real beginning of his journey towards 'the unfathomable mystery of God or Life and that other divine mystery of true love between man and woman'.
He wrote of his insights and realisations and for thirty years gave talks and seminars in many countries. He inspired and guided many thousands of men and women without wanting to create a big organisation or attract personal fame. He was concerned with the individual, not society. He taught that the way to truth and the reality of love is through direct experience, not belief or imagination; and that freedom comes from taking responsibility for one's own life. He was fulfilled by the prospect that one day someone might hear the truth from him and be able to live it. Evidently very many did. His legacy may be seen in their lives and in the work of some of those he inspired, including other teachers, notably Eckhart Tolle.