Paperback by Jeanine Parvati Baker. 411 pp. The comprehensive reference for fertility awareness.
All natural methods of family planning, both ancient and current, are presented within the larger context of sexuality and an evolving spirituality, which embraces the religious wisdom traditions and goes beyond.
This book is for anyone who wants to prepare before conception for the great journey as partners in creation commonly known as becoming PARENTS. Couples who are labelled "infertile" will discover new possibilities and ways to naturally conceive. This book is also for anyone exploring fertile sexuality who desires a way to avoid contraception and pregancy both at once.
The information is shared with the hope that every baby can be a welcomed baby and strengthen sexual relationships. Rather then rely upon medical devices, chemicals or surgeries, the invitation of Conscious Conception is to experience fertility as not in the way of sexuality, but rather that fertile sexuality is THE way of spirituality. The authors boldly guide us through such real issues as abortion, adoption and choosing the gender and birth time of our babies, yet always within a larger story of SOUL ~ myth, metaphor and our evolution of ideas about sexuality and, by extension, creation.
One prevailing concept in Conscious Conception is that we can put to rest the victim of fertility archetype which has been at best the inspiration of great literature/tragedy for millennia, and at worst has released much pain and suffering upon our Earth. We can become conscious of our capacity to co-create ~ as simple as knowing when one is hungry or thristy, we can know when we are fertile and act in ways which are best-for-life.
This natural knowing is aided by attention to not only our physical bodies and fertility cycles, but also to our dreams and desires. What is emerging at the end of this millennium is the realization that fertility awareness is a SOURCE experience, one which puts us in direct relationship with creative energy. By becoming conscious of our fertility, we become more creative. It is our choice in what form we show the world our love ~ a baby is but one option.
Conscious Conception transcends the pro-choice and pro-life polemic. Conscious Conception is both at once ~ simply stated, its instruction is to "Choose Life." Conscious Conception, in almost 500 pages, explores why, when and how to practice effective fertility awareness, whether you want a baby or not ~ and to its credit, expands the mysteries of life as it does.
This is an exploration of the labryinth of sexuality, where conception is a fractal of birth and the doorway to many dimensions of existence, pre-existence and post-existence in the great round of being.