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<p align="center"><b>A Foreign Correspondent's Search for<br />Her Cultural and Spiritual Identity</b></p><p>What began as an assignment from her editor at the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> to investigate "America's hottest new fad," the secrets of sexual ecstasy in Tantra, became a story that would lead reporter Asra Nomani halfway around the world and change forever her life, faith, and self-identity. From a New Age Tantric seminar in Santa Cruz to sitting at the feet of the Dalai Lama in India, from meditation caves in Thailand to crossing the Khyber Pass with Muslim militants and staring down the barrel of an Afghan soldier's AK-47, Nomani's trek unexpectedly climaxes in Pakistan, where she risks great danger in joining the hunt for kidnapped fellow reporter Danny Pearl. She travels the globe in search of this elusive "divine love," but ultimately hers is a journey of self-discovery in which the divine within herself and within all women -- all "tantrikas" -- is revealed.</p>
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ISBN-13:  978-0062517142
Author:  Asra Nomani
Genre:  Biography & Autobiography, Social Science, Religion
Publisher:  Harpercollins
Date Published:  May 01, 2004
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Pros: Very well-written and inspiring     Cons: A bit slow at times     The Bottom Line: Personal religious accounts are rarely more unique than this.     Well this is certainly an eclectic combination of personality traits for a person to have. Tantric Muslim? That’s just as oxymoronic as terms like crash landing, loud silence, or compassionate conservative. (If you want to know just how contradictory a conservative Muslim would consider …
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