Essence of Shibari

Kinbaku and Japanese Rope Bondage

Author: Shin Nawakari

Publisher: Mystic Productions Press

ISBN: 1942733879

Category: Self-Help

Page: 138

View: 4803

The art of kinbaku, also known as shibari, is an elegant way to connect with a partner or add erotic spice in your life. Japanese-style bondage artist Shin Nawakiri shares his safe, sexy, and beautiful techniques in this newly-translated book, which contains numerous ties for the beginner artist and for intermediate or advanced players, including: sensual body wrapping without knots, binding one wrist or body column, body harnesses, futomomo (thigh ties), and takate kote (chest and arm binding). Explore the history of kinbaku, practical shibari for graceful and steamy play, the psychology of bondage (for those tying and those being bound), and more. Now is your time to enjoy this delicious form—learning from a renowned rope artist in the privacy of your home.

Little Dorrit

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780460876827

Category: Fiction

Page: 929

View: 3138

This work contains both the text of Daniel Deronda and a study upon it. The novel uses the hero, Deronda, to examine the English Jews, a society within a society. Gwendolen comes to regard Daniel as her moral and spiritual mentor, but the revelation of his Jewish birth draws him away from her.

The Practical Heart

Four Novellas

Author: Allan Gurganus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307764141

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2405

A luminous quartet, five years in the writing, reveals even more fully the breathtaking range of "a storyteller in the grand tradition" (New York Times). Allan Gurganus's voice--by turn bawdy and serene, folkloric and profane--deepens as it soars into this quiet masterwork. Four new fables--rich in event, comedy, experience--surge with the force of history's headlines versus sidestreet human fortitude. Improbable heroes and heroines spiral outward from Gurganus's familiar Carolina terrain. Each fires into a wild and differing direction, all in quest of some fantasy that's practically impossible: --An impoverished immigrant has her portrait painted (or not) by John Singer Sargent. --A young man's devotion to saving eighteenth-century homes—and their odd lingering ghosts—helps him find unlikely ways to renovate his own mortality. --A pillar of the community becomes, over the course of one cartoon matinee, its pariah. --A beloved, transfixingly homely father shows his village and his only son a decency stronger than race, humiliation, or even death itself. These characters' quixotic missions prove mysterious, often even to themselves. Their legacies are not easily deciphered. And yet, their most impractical wishes soon become the heartiest facts about each. They manage to wrest battle-courage from everyday indecision. Out of superstition and convention, they lift certainty. They each find a wealth of consoling truths banked--immortal--in the all-too-human heart. Allan Gurganus's great powers--announced more than a decade ago by Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All--here achieve a yearning exuberance worthy of a new Whitman. These leaps of sexual longing, empathy, and faith become a major new gift from this essential fablemaker. From the Hardcover edition.

Forbidden Prayer

Church Censorship and Devotional Literature in Renaissance Italy

Author: Giorgio Caravale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317134192

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 6586

This book delineates the attempt, carried out by the Congregations of the Inquisition and the Index during the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, to purge various devotional texts in the Italian vernacular of heterodox beliefs and superstitious elements, while imposing a rigid uniformity in liturgical and devotional practices. The first part of the book is focused on Rome's anxious activity toward the infiltration of Protestant ideas in vernacular treatises on prayer meant for mass consumption. It next explores how, only in the second half of the sixteenth century, once Rome's main preoccupation toward Protestant expansion had subsided, the Church could begin thinking about a move from a rejection of any consideration of the merits of interior prayer to a recovery and acceptance of mental prayer. The final section is dedicated to the primary objective of the Church's actions in purging superstitious practices which was not simply the renewal of the spiritual life of the faithful, but also the control of the religious and social life of many faithful who were uneducated. Based on a careful examination of the archival records of the two Roman dicasteri in question, many of which have only been accessible to scholars since 1998, as well as a close reading of the many of suspect devotional texts themselves, this book offers a fascinating contribution towards a fuller appreciation of the complex landscape that characterized the spiritual realities of early modern Italy.

Unwound

Author: Lorelei James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451467310

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 4731

Martial arts master Ronin Black's need for control is tested by the one woman he'd risk everything for. Original.

A Dictionary of the Psalter

Containing the Vocabulary of the Psalms, Hymns, Canticles, and Miscellaneous Prayers of the Breviary Psalter

Author: Matthew Britt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin language

Page: 299

View: 5956

Kinbaku

The Art of Rope Bondage

Author: Philip Blakeley

Publisher: Kahboom

ISBN: 9780957627505

Category: Drama

Page: 143

View: 954

Kinbaku is the Japanese word for rope bondage: In the west it is often referred to as Shibari. Although it originated in Japan as a means of restraint and torture, during the last hundred years it has also been used as an activity which gives emotional, physical, and visual pleasure for the participants. Nawashi Murakawa, the Artistic Director of the annual London festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage provides the historical context for the practice which goes back 12000 years. He also explains how Kinbaku has developed as a dramatic art form which is performed in front of audiences in many countries. This series of ten chapters demonstrates how the art of rope bondage has developed in the UK, Russia, Canada and the USA as well as presenting a modern day live performance in Tokyo. The final section shows more traditional Japanese techniques. Chapters with Japanese contributors provide the text in Japanese as well as in English. The stunning and surprising photographs reveal the beauty and daring of the models, and their written accounts together with those of the photographers and rope experts give an insight into the lifestyle of those who practice this particular fetish.

Shibari

Japanese Bondage Techniques: Learn the Most Popular Japanese Art of Seduction

Author: Sharon Blair

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534746497

Category:

Page: 56

View: 3733

Shibari Japanese Bondage Techniques: Learn the Most Popular Japanese Art of Seduction You have probably come across people suspended in museums, clubs or stadiums and become fascinated, take the example of the Japanese models and how they play with ropes suspended in midair, apart from that you probably have witnessed a Shibari concert session and gained a hunger to know more of what it entails, well, you are in the right place! This book contains answers and puzzles that you may have about Japanese bondage techniques and how they have become a new world fantasy.Shibari is the best recommendation a sex therapist will give you if you desire more pleasure and fun during intercourse, it is one of the best techniques that will spice up your sex life and also relax your body, many have given it a chance and never regret it, by reading the book you will be opening a new horizon of things you didn't even imagine of, the ropes, the knots, and the designs will keep you aroused and open to learning more on various techniques. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Benefits of Shibari Shibari patterns Shibari techniques The rigger (Nawashi) Types of ropes used in shibari Download your copy of "Shibari" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.

Void

Author: Cassy Roop,Emma Mack

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508443360

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 6134

I AM AN ESCORT. I screw men and get screwed for money, living my life everyday as Jericho Lane. My clientele list is immaculate. I am sought out, demanded and damn good at my job. I don't care that these men have families at home, or that they are important people. I do it for the money. to survive. There is nothing that could make me feel a bit of remorse or concern about what I do because I was born with the inability to experience or feel emotions... I don't feel PAIN I don't feel SORROW. I don't feel extreme HAPPINESS or LOVE I am VOID. A blank canvas of emotions. An empty hole in an endless sea of circumstances, moods and relationships. Until one client changes EVERYTHING.

Slave Religion

The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South

Author: Albert J. Raboteau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195174135

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 7851

Twenty-five years after its original publication, Slave Religion remains a classic in the study of African American history and religion. In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today. Using a variety of first and second-hand sources-- some objective, some personal, all riveting-- Raboteau analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, as well as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities. Slave Religion is a must-read for anyone wanting a full picture of this "invisible institution."

The Round Table

A Saturday Review of Politics Finance, Literature, Society, and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

View: 6083

Two Knotty Boys Back on the Ropes

Author: Two Knotty Boys,Ken Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931160698

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 119

View: 4782

A step-by-step guide that clearly illustrates how to turn great knots into great bondage. When Two Knotty boys, Dan and JD, began teaching rope bondage together they discovered that people learn best when they are shown close up how to tie knots and combine them with bondage techniques. They replicate this learning process with over 750 photos by acclaimed fetish photographer Ken Marcus and a wealth of captions, delivered in a lighthearted style, offering the world of safe BDSM to a new, curious audience.

Shibari You Can Use

Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé

Author: Lee Harrington

Publisher: Bookspedia

ISBN: 0977872785

Category: Self-Help

Page: 261

View: 896

Japanese-style rope bondage and erotic macramé may look complicated and intimidating, but you can learn the basics of this beautiful, sexy art form today. Bondage artist and educator Lee Harrington takes you step by step through a variety of concepts and ties, giving you the tools to make aesthetically rewarding ropework. Each tutorial is broken down into easy-to-follow photographs by RiggerJay with detailed descriptions of each step, including how to tie all those knots. From restrictive poses that limit movement to decorative rope that accentuates the human form, Shibari You Can Useincludes instruction on creating Shinju (chest harnesses), Gyaku Ebi (Asian-style hogtie), Ebi or Kuri (shrimp or ball ties), rope corsets, strap-on harnesses and crotch ropes, and much more. How do you discuss your desires? What if you feel silly the first time? Where do you turn if you’re experienced and need new ideas? What about rope care? Open up the pages of Shibari You Can Use to find answers to these and other questions. Pick up this book, shake off your fears about tying someone up, and get some rope, and you too can learn Japanese-style rope bondage and erotic macramé.

Miumi-U Teaches Japanese Shibari

Author: Miumi-U

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957627512

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 116

View: 6802

This book shows you HOW TO DO Japanese Rope Bondage.Rope bondage has been practised in Japan since ancient times times andis becoming more popular in the rest of the world. This book sets out to show how you can tie your partner in the way it is taught by a Japanesemistress, Miumi-U.The book starts with the basic ties and goes on to use them in more sophisticated play sessions. Miumi-U prepared theselessons with Kao, her bondage partner, who has performed with her many times in Tokyo Shibari clubs.You will learn to:● Make single and double column ties● Make quick release versions● Tie a chest harness, with and without crossovers● Tie legs in different ways● Dress your model in a Japanese crotch cloth● Combine the various ties● Play with your model● Suspend your model and play with hot wax

Jack Maggs

A Novel

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307426440

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2753

The Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda returns to the nineteenth century in an utterly captivating mystery. The year is 1837 and a stranger is prowling London. He is Jack Maggs, an illegal returnee from the prison island of Australia. He has the demeanor of a savage and the skills of a hardened criminal, and he is risking his life on seeking vengeance and reconciliation. Installing himself within the household of the genteel grocer Percy Buckle, Maggs soon attracts the attention of a cross section of London society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. The writer Tobias Oates wants to possess his soul through hypnosis. But Maggs is obsessed with a plan of his own. And as all the various schemes converge, Maggs rises into the center, a dark looming figure, at once frightening, mysterious, and compelling. Not since Caleb Carr's The Alienist have the shadowy city streets of the nineteenth century lit up with such mystery and romance. From the Trade Paperback edition.