Archive for August, 2014

New Reviewer: Lydia Seren

Posted: August 3, 2014 by Isaac Cross in Uncategorized

Ask and you shall receive. I put up a post a couple days ago wishing for people to review good BDSM books and I heard from a few great candidates already, the first of which just posted her first review last night.

Check out Lydia’s page for more on her. If you are interested in writing for XCBDSM, either as a reviewer or as an author, send me a message through the contact page.

Review: Sacred Kink by Lee Harrington

Posted: August 2, 2014 by lydiaseren in Reviews, Reviews (Book)

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Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths Of Bdsm And Beyond

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Inspired by Raven Kaldera’s The Eightfold Path to Altered States of Consciousness, which is reproduced in the Appendix, Lee Harrington clearly draws from Kaldera’s work in Northern Tradition Shamanism and applies it to Sacred Kink. No, I will not be addressing any critics of Kaldera’s Shamanism work, there is a time and place for such shenanigans. This is not it. Also, I do not walk that path so I don’t care.

This is not a book for the beginner spiritual worker, this is not the book for the beginner kinkster. This book is for that delicate, intermediate stage of “I’m past my 101 stage and searching for something more.” or “I wonder if my kink means something more to me than just the sex, so I need some things to make me think.” Many of the concepts mentioned are not for the faint of heart. So you are going to need a grounding in the basics, and then some, before you think about picking this up, spiritually, kinky, and ethically. (more…)