WHi TARA - Brenda Lee,
Saint Valentine's Day has its origins in Roman fertility rites and medieval French midwinter celebrations inspired by beliefs about the mating of birds. Charles the Duke of Orleans sent the first known "valentine" to his wife from the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned, in 1415. While the custom of exchanging cards and gifts became popular in the 16th-century and pre-printed cards were fashionable by the end of the 1700s, the belief that romantic love should be a precursor to marriage (let alone a happy marriage) did not become the dominant paradigm until the 1900s. Before then, marriages were usually based on social and economic considerations, and love matches were the exception... not the rule. Throughout most of human history, East and West, love and marriage have been incompatible and often seen as a complication, not a requirement.
And so, the neo-tantric polyamorist approach to love and relationship is radically different, and through it, ancient traditions of spiritual partnership remain relevant today. In this emergent model, the relationship between love partners is one based on mutual aspiration, healing and transformation. Thus, Tantric partnerships require appreciation, parity, and openness, as the parties are literally inventing a new way to be together.
Naturally, Valentines Day for tantrikas should be equally innovative. Thus, this issue offers a new approach to optimizing the emotional impact of Valentines Day, by learning to love and sex languages through which people communicate love. You'll love this lead article!
Finally, in honor of Valentines Day, we are offering a very rare coupon for access to Tantric Knowlege - at the OneTantra library and video archives, for 88% off retail prices for a dual VIP membership - one for you and one for your beloved. This expires on the day after Valentines Day, so take advantage today!
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