Where does the erotic impulse come from? What does it reveal about the core self? This exploration of human sexuality draws on contemporary psychology, classic Sanskrit texts, and Bhakti (devotional) poetry to examine the urge for union (“yoga”) that drives sexual behavior.
After 13 years in ashrams of Europe and India, Joshua M. Greene returned to New York and taught Hinduism and Holocaust history at Hofstra University until retiring in 2013. He lectures on journeys to enlightenment at universities and yoga studios nationwide. His books include Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison and Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text. Greene is also a filmmaker whose Holocaust documentaries air on PBS, The Disney Channel, and Discovery.