Reviewed By: Kashiko Black
December 6, 2012
Category: Informational, Intermediate, Advanced, Instructional, BDSM, Kink, Queer, Heterosexual, Polyamory, Monogamous, Relationship, Communication, Dominant, Submissive
Fetishes/Kinks Found Within: Power Exchange
Back Cover Summary:
What is it like to live a deliberate negotiated power dynamic -- a dominant/submissive, master/slave, or owner/property relationship -- as part of one’s spiritual path? This book is an anthology of real people who follow that barely charted road in a variety of different faiths and spiritualities. These writings go beyond the simple matter of ethics and move into the realm of relationship as transcendent discipline. Edited by Raven Kaldera, Sacred Power, Holy Surrender takes us into a world where power can be uncorrupted and surrender can be a way to freedom.
Reviewer Comments on Rating:
The authors do an excellent job at exploring the ethical and spiritual considerations that come into play when a full time BDSM relationship is brought into the mix. It is a well written book that raises awareness of potential spiritual and BDSM conflicts and difficulties. The book gives plenty to consider and think about and gives many examples of different approaches. The authors also included a collection of essays from others who follow this path and how they reconcile the difficulties that can occur. This broad spectrum look at the issue raises the bar and sheds light on a challenging line to draw. As with other books from these authors, I find it to be a valuable reference that sets the bar high for kink educational literature.