Elemental Journey Through The Labyrinth Of Sexuality
by Jeannine Parvati & Frederick Baker
Conception is the comprehensive reference for fertility
awareness. All natural methods of family planning, both
ancient and current, are presented within the larger context
of sexuality and an evolving spirituality, which embraces
the religious wisdom traditions and goes beyond.
The book is for anyone who wants to prepare before conception
for the great journey as partners in creation: commonly
known as becoming PARENTS. Couples who are labelled "infertile"
will discover new possibilities and ways to naturally conceive.
This book is also for anyone exploring fertile sexuality
and desires a way to avoid contraception and pregancy both
at once. The information is shared with the hope that every
baby can be a welcomed baby AND strengthen sexual relationships.
Rather then rely upon medical device, chemicals or surgeries,
the invitation of Conscious Conception is to experience
fertility as not in the way of sexuality, but rather, that
fertile sexuality is THE way of spirituality.
authors boldly guide us through such real issues as abortion,
adoption and choosing the gender and birth time of our babies
yet always within a larger story of SOUL ~ myth, metaphor
and our evolution of ideas about sexuality and by extension,
creation. One prevailing concept in Conscious Conception
is that we can put to rest the victim of fertility archetype
which has been at best the inspiration of great literature/tragedy
for millennia, and at worst has released much pain and suffering
upon our Earth.
We can become conscious of our capacity to co-create ~
as simple as knowing when one is hungry or thristy, we can
know when we are fertile and act in ways which are best-for-life.
This natural knowing is aided by attention to not only our
physical bodies and fertility cycles, but our dreams and
What is emerging at the end of this millennium is the realization
that fertility awareness is a SOURCE experience, one which
puts us in direct relationship with creative energy. By
becoming conscious of our fertility, we become more creative.
It is our choice in what form we show the world our love
~ a baby is but one option. Conscious Conception transcends
the pro-choice and pro-life polemic. Conscious Conception
is both at once ~ simply stated, it's instruction is to
The propaganda which is put out by the contraceptive industry
results in many unwanted children and abortions. All contraceptive
methods have failure rates ~ which mean real conceptions.
Natural Family planning has the best statistics in effectiveness
for one reason ~ when there is any possibility of pregnancy,
abstinance is practiced. When fertile, regardless of contraceptive
promises, babies can be conceived, and sometimes are.
Included are detailed ceremonies for healing previous abortions,
both public and private rituals to resolve the past and
be more present in the unfolding fertility story now. Abortion
is not moralized as being "wrong" ~ rather, it
just hurts and is increasingly unneccessary as the practice
of Conscious Conception/ Fertility Awareness is spread throughout
the world. Again, contraception is deconstructed to show
its inevitable failure while in contrast, when cyclical
abstinance is employed, there are no conceptions.
Plus the world's best kept secret ~ fertility awareness
inclusive of abstinance, enhances a long-term monogamous
relationship in many ways that usage of contraception cannot.
It also is optimal in short-term relationships as the praticioners
need fear no untimely pregnancy.
What would the world look like if every baby was a wanted,
welcomed baby? If women knew ourselves and honestly communicated
our truth in regards to fertility to our lovers? What if
teens learned fertility awareness, which embraces the best
of all ideas about sex education, and developed a real self
to esteem? Conscious Conception describes such a world ~
a world of the POSSIBLE FAMILY. Freebirth, waterbirth, total
breastfeeding, the family bed and attachment mothering are
shared amongst many other topics as extensions of the optimal
beginning in life ~ conscious conception between passionate
partners with life.
sounds simple ~ by knowing when we are fertile, we can still
express sexual love yet not conceive babies merely by not
having seminal intercourse. Women are usually fertile for
1/3, 1/4 or 1/5th of the monthly cycle. During this phase
of fertility, sexuality can be deepened by exploring many
ways to ecstasy exclusive of intercourse. There is a courtship/
honeymoon rhythm each month which cultivates desire and
Plus, the dilemma of an unwanted pregnancy needn't interfere
with the on-going deepening of trust between lovers. Conscious
Conception, in almost 500 pages, explores why, when and
how to practice effective fertility awareness, whether you
want a baby or not ~ and to its credit, expands the mysteries
of life as it does.
This is an exploration of the labryinth of sexuality, where
conception is a fractal of birth, and the doorway to many
dimensions of existence, pre-existence and post-existence
in the great round of being.
Richly adorned with art, notes, research and book reviews/
bibliographies, glossary and index, CONSCIOUS CONCEPTION
is a book you will have by your bedside for many years,
dipping into the wealth of information, ideas and stories
of other lovers. Be forewarned however, ~ leaving this book
out on the coffee table results in its lending, and delayed
return. (Also, though rare, just having it in ones home
can result in a desired pregnancy!)
Copyright © Jeannine Parvati Baker
Conception by Jeanine Parvati Baker is the
comprehensive reference for fertility awareness. All natural
methods of family planning, both ancient and current,
are presented within the larger context of sexuality and
an evolving spirituality, which embraces the religious
wisdom traditions and goes beyond.
"This book is a beautiful, breath of fresh
air! Ms. Baker is a goddess, and will thoroughly help
you to see the goddess within yourself. What can I say
about this lovely work of art? As you meditate through
the words of this "bible", you will begin
to cultivate a fertile self you never knew you had.
I bought this book to help with my fertility problems,
and it is wonderful in this aspect, but it is oh, so
much more! Please read this book."
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