Helpful Resources

alchemy of eros resources pageWelcome to our resources page, where you will find dozens of helpful links, books and recommended films that we’ve collected through our years of research and study in these fields. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find resources on the topics that interest you most, and come again soon as this page is updated often.

Relationships, Intimacy and Desire

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships, David Schnarch PhD

Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex–and How to Get It, Marty Klein Ph.D.

Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship, David Schnarch Ph.D., James Maddock

Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship, Dr. David Schnarch, PhD

Intimacy: The Essence of Male and Female,  Shirley Gehrke Luthman

America’s War on Sex: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty, 2nd Edition (Sex, Love, and Psychology), Marty Klein Ph.D.

The Myth of Sex Addiction, David J. Ley PhD

The Fragile Bond: In Search of an Equal Intimate and Enduring Marriage, Augustus Y. Napier

Constructing the Sexual Crucible: An Integration of Sexual and Marital Therapy (Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)),  David Morris Schnarch Ph.D.


Masters of Sex: Season 1 (Masters & Johnson)

Process Work

The Dreambody in Relationships (Foundation series), Arnold Mindell Ph.D.

Riding the Horse Backwards: Process Work in Theory and Practice (Foundation series), Arnold Mindell Ph.D.

Metaskills: The Spiritual Art of Therapy, Amy Mindell Ph.D.

Speak Out! Talking About Love, Sex & Eternity, Dawn Menken Ph.D.


Therapy: Jungian, Gestalt, Reichian

Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Contours of Theory & Practice, Erving Polster, Miriam Polster

A Population of Selves: A Therapeutic Exploration of Personal Diversity,  Erving Polster

Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung

Jung and Reich: The Body as Shadow, John P. Conger

Soul without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within,  Byron Brown

Eros and Alchemy

By Jack Morin – The Erotic Mind: Unlocking the Inner Sources of Passion and Fulfillment (7.3.1996), Jack Morin

The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love, Thomas Moore

The Passionate Life; Stages of Loving, Sam Keen

Alchemy: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology (Studies in Jungian Psychology), Marie-Louise von Franz

Spirituality and Sexuality

Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening, Stephen Levine, Ondrea Levine

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century, Barbara Carrellas

Radical Ecstasy, Janet Hardy

Enlightened Sexuality: Essays on Body-Positive Spirituality, Georg Feuerstein

Shamanism and the Path of Ecstacy

The Shaman’s Body: A New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community, Arnold Mindell

Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life, Thomas Dale Cowan

Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions (Enriched Classics), by Richard Erdoes (Author), John (Fire) Lame Deer (Author)

Kink, BDSM, Fetishes

Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities, David M. Ortmann, Richard A. Sprott Ph.D. executive director of CARAS (Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities

Consensual Sadomasochism : How to Talk About It and How to Do It Safely, William A. Henkin and Sybil Holiday

Sensuous Magic: A Guide to S/M for Adventurous Couples, Patrick Califia

The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge, Tristan Taormino


Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, Jesse Bering

The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Strap-On Sex, Violet Blue


When Someone You Love is Kinky, Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt



Venus in Fur


Polyamory and Open Relationships

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures, Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy

More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, Franklin Veaux, Eve Rickert

Polyamory in the 21st Century: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners, Deborah Anapol


The Whole Lesbian Sex Book: A Passionate Guide for All of Us, Felice Newman

Get Closer: A Gay Men’s Guide to Intimacy and Relationships,  Jeffrey N. Chernin

Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships,  Ph.D. D.Merilee Clunis, Ph.D. G. Dorsey Green

Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies), Qwo-Li Driskill Ph.D. (Editor), Chris Finley (Editor), Brian Joseph Gilley  (Editor), Scott Lauria Morgensen (Editor)


Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue, Nicholas M Teich

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies), Qwo-Li Driskill Ph.D. (Editor), Daniel Heath Justice

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, Laura Erickson-Schroth

QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color)

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, Janet Mock

Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, Willy Wilkinson

Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender, Mia McKenzie