Carrying on the living tradition of mystic minstrels, the Bauls roam the countryside of eastern India enacting the spiritual love dalliance of Radha and Krishna through songs and dances. The Path of the Mystic Lover explores the Bauls' lifestyle and philosophy, describing their sexual and ritual practices as well as their sacred teachings.
About the Author
A journalist and filmmaker, Bhaskar Bhattacharyya was born in the Himalayas of Bengali parents, brought up in East Africa, and educated in England. He then returned to India and continued his studies with Gopinath Kavirag, one of India's foremost Tantric scholars. He now lives in northern India with his wife and family.
Nik Douglas (1944-2012) and Penny Slinger are the authors of Sexual Secrets, Erotic Sentiment: In the Paintings of China and Japan and The Secret Dakini Oracle, and Douglas is the author of Spiritual Sex and The Path of the Mystic Lover. Douglas studied Eastern art, philosophy, and sexual traditions while living for eight years in the Himalayas. He was one of the world's leading authenticators of Oriental art.
Penny Slinger is a graduate of Chelsea College of Fine Arts and one of Europe's foremost erotic artists. She and Nik Douglas are the authors of Sexual Secrets, Erotic Sentiment: In the Paintings of China and Japan and The Secret Dakini Oracle.
". . . an intimate and poetic look into the lives of a people whose living expression is communion with the Divine. A must-read for Tantric initiates of all levels." — Tantra Magazine