Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story

Sera Beak (Author)
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Price: $16.95  $15.59
Publisher: Sounds True
Published Date: May 01, 2015
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 6.46 X 0.69 X 8.81 inches | 0.84 pounds
ISBN: 9781622034307
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About the Author

Sera BeakSera Beak is a world-traveled Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions and author ofRedvelations: A Soul's Journey to Becoming Human (2018), Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story (2013), andThe Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark(2006). The New York Times called her one of the "new role models" for her generation, and her work has been published in magazines ranging from People to the Dutch Glamour, Spirituality & Health, and Publisher's Weekly. She gives talks, private sessions, and retreats focused on the radical reality of the Soul and its messy, beautiful love affair with being human. Learn more at serabeak.com.

Reviews

"Red Hot & Holy is stunning on so many levels. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the Divine Feminine looks and feels like--embodied, immediate, down-to-earth, and completely accessible. Bravo, Sera Beak!" --Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

"SeraBeak's memoir will take you on a passionate, provocative, and revealing journey through one woman's soulful sojourn into her true self.Red Hot & Holymakes no apologies, bares all, and crosses boundaries into uncharted mystical and emotional lands. If you're looking for a spiritual page-turner, you don't wanna miss this phenomenal book. I couldn't put it down!" --Kris Carr, bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Cancer

"Red Hot & Holy is wildly original, hilariously funny, and deeply wise. I think it can start a movement of the great and good and maenadic ladies of the Red persuasions. It is truly cataclysmic and magnificently dangerous! I would join up even in my now-76th year. It is what life is all about . . ." --Jean Houston author of The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz

"Sera Beak blazes with bold and flowing passion for the direct mystic transmission and primal creative power of the sacred feminine. Red Hot & Holy is juicy, funny, raw, and a wonderful contribution for modern-day soul adventurers." --Shiva Rea, yogini and author of Tending the Heart Fire

"Red Night of the Soul!'Only Sera Beak could approach the classic spiritual emergency as an occasion for make-up sex with the Holy One. Sera embraces the whole of soul-life with fearless and often hilarious directness, from the most harrowing plunges into the depths of emptiness to the most intimate reunion with the Sacred Self." --Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love and translator of Dark Night of the Soul and The Interior Castle

"I heard that once a young person came to Hafiz, asking for permission to use some of his poems in another language. And after permission was granted, said, 'What isthe most important quality in the translation I need to make the poems . . .true? AndHafizreplied, 'My poems--like great art--lift the corners of the mouth, the soul'smouth, the heart's mouth--and affectanyopeningthat can make love.' I think there is some grandart in the work of Sera Beak. Go for it; grab hold, dance, fly, applaud life." --Daniel Ladinsky, international bestselling Penguin author

"Red Hot & Holy is stunning on so many levels. I simply couldn't put it down! This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the Divine Feminine looks and feels like--embodied, immediate, down-to-earth, and completely accessible. Bravo, Sera Beak!" --Christiane Northrup, MD Author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

"What do you get when you combine a weird, hip angel of a thirty-something woman, advanced training in the study of religion, laugh-out-loud writing, God as Girl, and a direct encounter with a cosmic soul no longer 'tricked into a tradition'? You get Sera Beak. You get this book, which is really not a book at all, but a living revelation, an American Gnostic gospel posing as a spiritual memoir." --Jeffrey J. Kripal Author of Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred

"Red Hot & Holy is wildly original, hilariously funny, and deeply wise. I think it can start a movement of the great and good and maenadic ladies of the Red persuasions. It is truly cataclysmic and magnificently dangerous! I would join up even in my now-76th year. It is what life is all about . . ." --Jean Houston Author of The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz

"Sera Beak blazes with bold and flowing passion for the direct mystic transmission and primal creative power of the sacred feminine. Red Hot & Holy is juicy, funny, raw, and a wonderful contribution for modern-day soul adventurers." --Shiva Rea Yogini

"This is a brave, untamed, and yes, holy and hot book. Sera Beak describes a spirituality unfettered by dogma (traditional or new age). Like all true mystics, Sera's words compel us to fearlessly confront whatever stands in the way of our awakening. Sera Beak is pioneering new pathways." --Gail Straub Teacher, activist, and author of Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine

"Holy. Shit." --Sera's Shadow

"Sera Beak's memoir will take you on a passionate, provocative, and revealing journey through one woman's soulful sojourn into her true self. Red Hot & Holy makes no apologies, bares all, and crosses boundaries into uncharted mystical and emotional lands. If you're looking for a spiritual page-turner, you don't wanna miss this phenomenal book. I couldn't put it down!" --Kris Carr, bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Cancer

"I heard that once a young person came to Hafiz, asking for permission to use some of his poems in another language. And after permission was granted, said, 'What is the most important quality in the translation I need to make the poems . . . true? And Hafiz replied, 'My poems-like great art-lift the corners of the mouth, the soul's mouth, the heart's mouth-and affect any opening that can make love.' I think there is some grand art in the work of Sera Beak. Go for it; grab hold, dance, fly, applaud life." --Daniel Ladinsky, international bestselling Penguin author

"Sera Beak's Red, Hot & Holy is a permission slip to bring your most soulful self to the spiritual table without limiting restrictions. In a world full of spiritual self-help teachers who are either feeding your ego, nourishing their own, or asking you to be less of Who You Really Are, Sera Beak is a refreshingly disruptive breath of light. Don't read this book if you're not willing to get out of your comfort zone. But if you're ready to unleash the full potential of your true self, dive in. This book will ignite fireworks in the heart of your soul and leave your spirit dancing a red hot tango."" --Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine

"If you're looking for a spiritual book filled with raw passion, brutal honesty and uncompromising integrity look no further; Sera Beak's Red Hot & Holy is it. Sera's heart fans the flames of Divine Grace and fierce wisdom. Read this book and let it burn baby burn." --Chris Grosso, bestselling author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality

"Sera Beak is the real raw deal. She is a direct hotline to the divine feminine. The consequence of encountering her-in person or through her glorious book-is that the intensity of your connection to your own divinity turns on and turns up to a luscious new volume. A blast of Sera is as good as dancing naked in the moonlight." --Regena Thomashauer, creatrix of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts

"Sera Beak's Red, Hot & Holy is a permission slip to bring your most soulful self to the spiritual table without limiting restrictions. In a world full of spiritual self-help teachers who are either feeding your ego, nourishing their own, or asking you to be less of Who You Really Are, Sera Beak is a refreshingly disruptive breath of light.Don't read this book if you're not willing to get out of your comfort zone. But if you're ready to unleash the full potential of your true self, dive in. This book willignite fireworks in the heart of your soul and leave your spirit dancing a red hot tango." --Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine

"If you're looking for a spiritual book filled with raw passion, brutal honesty and uncompromising integrity look no further; Sera Beak's Red Hot & Holy is it. Sera's heart fans the flames of Divine Grace and fierce wisdom. Read this book and let it burn baby burn." --Chris Grosso, bestselling author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality

"Sera Beak is the real raw deal. She is a direct hotline to the divine feminine. The consequence of encountering her--in person or through her glorious book--is that the intensity of your connection to your own divinity turns on and turns up to a luscious new volume. A blast of Sera is as good as dancing naked in the moonlight." --Regena Thomashauer, creatrix of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts

"What do you get when you combine a weird, hip angel of a thirty-something woman, advanced training in the study of religion, laugh-out-loud writing, God as Girl, and a direct encounter with a cosmic soul no longer 'tricked into a tradition'? You get Sera Beak. You get this book. Which is really not a book at all, but a living revelation, and American Gnostic gospel posing as a spiritual memoir." --Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred

"This is a brave, untamed, and yes, holy and hot book. Sera Beak describes a spirituality unfettered by dogma (traditional or new age). Like all true mystics, Sera's words compel us to fearlessly confront whatever stands in the way of our awakening. Sera Beak is pioneering new pathways." --Gail Straub, teacher, activist, and author of Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine

"Sera Beak is the real deal, and her fearless, fabulous book is on the must-read list for all of my soul sisters!" --Kathleen McGowan, bestselling author of The Expected One