About the Author

Judith Blackstone

Judith Blackstone, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychotherapist in New York and an innovative teacher in contemporary spirituality who has shared the Realization Process with students across the US since 1987. Her published works include the books The Enlightenment...

The Intimate Life

Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others

Judith Blackstone

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This is a book about making contact—with yourself, your partner, and everything around you—at the deepest level possible. The basis for this connection is what Dr. Judith Blackstone calls fundamental consciousness—what we all are in our essence. In The Intimate Life, this innovative teacher and psychotherapist shares 17 relational practices from her unique approach to embodied spiritual awakening known as the Realization Process. Offered to help us relate “core to core” with compassion, understanding, and joy, The Intimate Life explores:

“Our spirituality flowers as we bring love alive in our lives. In The Intimate Life, Judith Blackstone guides us in how to release resistance to authentic contact and how to realize our inherent oneness with all beings. Her teachings are lucid, powerful, and wise—this book is a gem!”
—Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance

“With grace and profound insight, Judith Blackstone presents wise guidance on how we can more genuinely connect with and recognize the luminous depth of each other—and the world.”
—Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author, Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason

  • Attuning to Unified Consciousness—how to let go of our conditioned perceptions and behaviors to foster spiritual maturation
  • Overcoming boundary problems—how to embrace the paradox of oneness and separateness
  • Awareness, emotion, and physical contact—the three main pathways of interpersonal connection
  • The spiritual essence of sexuality—spiritual exercises that apply unified consciousness to sexuality to enhance pleasure, liberate the body’s subtle energy, and more

To genuinely love other people is one of the central ideals in every spiritual tradition. It’s also one of our greatest challenges. Here is a transformational guide to becoming “lovers of life” and experiencing the full potential of our intimate relationships.

Product details

Softcover Book:
Contents Paperback book (176 pages)
Date Published November 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-562-7
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-562-5
Dimensions 5 1/4 x 8 inches
Product Codes 2118, k2118, bk02118
Digital Book:
Contents ebook (176 pages)
Date Published November 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-647-X
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-647-9
Product Codes 2118w, k2118w, bk02118w

Customer Reviews

By Saskia Gischler
Date Added: Monday 28 May 2012
although a bit older the teaching is very good and easy to follow
By Elbert Brown
Date Added: Thursday 26 April 2012
Book has far exceeded my expectations. It provided clarity and answered questions I had been unable to formulate or to articulate. Thank you.
By Cynthia Collins
Date Added: Tuesday 24 January 2012
I am very satisfied with this purchase. I have not finished reading the book yet, but I am impressed so far with the in depth exercises and thoughtful comments.

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