Throughout many ancient cultures, sex was part of ritual celebrations. In the west, the Puritans and the power of Queen Victoria, not to mention thousands of years of Vatican teaching, packed a huge amount of guilt into the act. Women, because they were considered property of men and under their man’s dominion, were usually not exactly equal partners in many areas of life. Growing up during the wild 1960’s, I feel lucky to have been able to witness an absolute revolution in all aspects of our western culture. Many historians believe the creation of birth control was a defining moment in liberating women sexually. The free love movement of the 60’s was the culmination of this liberation. However, besides bringing the word “swinger” into our vernacular, monogamy survived. Women had differently evened the playing field and we moved into the one-night-stand culture of Disco. Of course people were “looking for love, in all the wrong places” and becoming very frustrated in their endeavors. Luckily, I learned very early on, sex without love was empty, fun, but empty. During the late 70’s, as I delved into aspects of many Eastern cultures, I was impressed with the practice of yoga. As I studied Pantanjali’s yoga Sutra’s, it led me to learn about Tantric Yoga. One part of this ancient yoga practice teaches that making love is really a meditation between two people. The focal part of this practice is to activate our lowest Chakra to unleash energy that is called our “Kundalini”. This practice is also a part of the Japanese “Kama Surta” with their myriad positions. This information really inspired me. As I began practicing yoga, it was only natural to try these other techniques with my long-term partner. It was truly enlightening and healing to my being. So this was the icing. In this love story between Alec and Sarah, I would slip a bit of Tanta into the story. It would be the vehicle that would help heal the emotional past of my lovers. And I have to say the response from most women has been amazing. This is when the term “healing novel” crept into my head.