1960These source materials appeared between 1960 and 2000 CE.

Making Love: Sexual Love the Divine Way by Barry Long (1998)

Is most unhappiness due to humankind’s ignorance of how to make physical love?

Art of the Bedchamber by Douglas Wile (1992)

A comprehensive anthology of the Chinese sexology classics.

Sacred Sexuality by Georg Feuerstein (1992)

An historical, cross-cultural survey of sexuality as a sacred spiritual practice.

The Serpent and the Goddess by Mary Condren (1989, 2002)

Describes the early Christian “spiritual marriage” tradition as practiced in Ireland.

Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh (1987)

Proposes a middle way between indulging in sensual pleasure and mistreating the body.

Aghora: At the Left Hand of God by Robert E. Svoboda (1986)

Discusses how to use semen for creation rather than procreation.

Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia (1984)

Taoist practices for conserving and cultivating sexual energy.

Sexual Force or the Winged Dragon by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov (1982)

Discussion of the spiritual implications of how we behave towards love and the genital organs.

Tantra: The Secret Power of Sex by Arvind & Shanta Kale (1976)

Indian Tantra practitioners share their wisdom about attunement between lovers and effortless sex.

The Book of the Revelation: A Commentary Based on a Study of Twenty-Three Psychic Discourses by Edgar Cayce (1969)

Discussion of the optimal operation of the endocrine system, and the role of the sexual centre.

The Two and the One by Mircea Eliade (1962)

Suggests tantric sex is a technique for expanding spiritual perception by reuniting opposites.

Island by Aldous Huxley (1962)

Huxley’s utopian novel in which its island inhabitants practice Synergy-style sex, “maithuna yoga”.

For Synergy material before 1960 see 1940 CE – 1960 CE and for the latest material see 2000 CE – Present.