When most people hear the word “tantra” they think of sex, and often here in the Western world you’ll see “tantra” used as a marketing term such as come to this or buy this because it’s TRANTRA. You’ve seen this, right?
Osho, a spiritual teacher and Tantra Master from India, explained it this way: “At the essence, all teachings basically boil down to one of two paths to God, enlightenment, and realization. These two paths are termed Yogic or Tantric. The Yogic path says that there is something you have to do to get there, and the Tantric path, which is not as well known, says that there’s nothing to be done, everything is already perfect.
When reviewing Catherine Auma’s new book, Tantric Dating, the Osho Times, international online magazine states, “For those readers, men and women, who wish to enrich their love lives, investigating Catherine Auman’s sage and well-considered advice could be just the answer and path you’re looking for!”
Catherine, a distinguished psychologist, began working on the concept of Tandric Dating, after spending a year at a trandra ashram. Ten years later, and with the help of dear friend, she set out has assembled book that integrated her personal experience and the knowledge gained from her adventures at the ashram. It identifies the flaws in conventional dating that actually encourage us to think there’s something wrong with other people and something wrong with us and sets up a frame of whether a potential candidate meets the criteria for that fantasy of perfect love—a mindset that is actually anti-love, whether it be love for self or others.
According to Catherine’s many fans of Tantric Dating, the book masterful teaches a new mindset and shares exercises to help you bring love and awareness to the dating process, which is about facing your fears, growing yourself up about love and sex, and in the process experiencing yourself as a fully whole and sexual being.
ABOUT CATHERINE AUMAN
Catherine Auman’s distinguished career in psychology has included working in virtually all aspects of mental health: private practice, psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency treatment centers, residential treatment, and consulting nationally with mental health facilities.
She was previously Director of Behavioral Health Services at Glendale Memorial Hospital, Redlands Community Hospital, and the Alpha Recovery Center. She taught psychology and counseling at JFK University, the University of Phoenix, and The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Catherine received her M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University in 1983, her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1993 (30784), and she is a Certified NLP Practitioner. In 2011, she was elected by her peers to the State Board of her professional organization CAMFT. Catherine was awarded CAMFT Certified Supervisor status in 2007.
Catherine Auman has frequently appeared as a mental health expert on the national TV show Extra. Her writings have been published in journals, magazines, and books in the US, Finland, and Norway. She has a BA in English Lit and a Certificate in Creative Writing from Berkeley City College.
Working with brides and couples for more than two decades, Christine Baumgartner, founder of The Perfect Catch, has helped countless men and women through emotional and stressful situations. This has given her the opportunity to perfect her gift of being able to hear everyone’s point of view. During those years, she personally witnessed the benefits of people meeting and marrying “the perfect catch” and the huge challenges that arise when they don’t.
With years of experience working for a major coaching organization, Christine has helped hundreds of individuals and couples successfully through their dating/relationship process. Creating the programs included in The Perfect Catch was a perfect “marriage” of her life experiences and talents.
Christine has studied with M.P. Wylie PhD, creator of the Journey to Love course and founder of Relationship Research Foundation. Author Tom Blake recommends Christine’s online dating classes in his book Finding Love After 50.