The Intimate Life
Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others

A guide to making true contact with yourself and others through embodied realization.
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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.



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although a bit older the teaching is very good and easy to follow (Posted on May 28, 2012)

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Book has far exceeded my expectations. It provided clarity and answered questions I had been unable to formulate or to articulate. Thank you. (Posted on April 26, 2012)

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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. (Posted on January 24, 2012)

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Paperback 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 Code BK02118


Contents 1 ebook (176 pages)
Filetypes EPUB, PDF, PRC
Date Published November 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-647-X
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-647-9
Product Code BK02118W