THE COLORS OF LOVE
EXPLORING THE ART OF THE KAMASUTRA
Must we experience pleasure the way we’ve learned to consume everything else… with the click of a mouse? The Colors of Love invites readers to pause instead, to find inspiration and embrace their hidden desires. Take your time as you look at the illustrations and color them in if you wish. Dwell on the words that accompany the images. Discover the vibrant world of desire that awakens the senses and brings bodies together.
Moved by the ancient text that has been inspiring lovers for over fifteen centuries (the Kamasutra), authors Léonard Anthony, a specialist in hypnosis and meditation, and artist Corinne Bongrand have opened up a space of love, desire, sensuality, and sharing for readers. As you dive into these forty images, you will discover a new approach to sexuality free from the often-misleading constraints of modern society…
An inspiring book that celebrates the senses.
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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
Thank you to all those who wrote about The Colors of Love
This mind-opening book is an invitation to self-reflection. Far beyond the misconceptions about the Kamasutra, it allows readers to pause and rediscover themselves in the midst of their own emotions and intimacy, allowing the imagination to roam free.
This is not just another book illustrating positions from the Kamasutra. The author and illustrator studied the original seven books, which are over two thousand years old, to bring readers a new vision. The result? Words and drawings that invite readers to restore feeling and imagination at the heart of sexuality, without aiming for performance. Something to renew our most primitive emotions and awaken desire!
I enjoyed wandering through the different worlds and images presented in this book on the Kamasutra that allows the imagination to roam free. A new way to awaken sensuality as much with images as with words.
This book gives readers the opportunity to address sexuality with a different vision than that which society imposes on us, that which we’ve grown up with. It’s about learning to just be present with another, giving yourself time to be attentive and feel each emotion, and not seeking performance, but living in the moment with yourself and your partner. Combining My Initiation to Meditation with this book convinced me more than ever that it is time to refocus on the essential to prevent life from passing us by – whether in our exchanges with others or in our moments of rest and silence.
A beautiful book that allows us to dive into a little-known discipline that has too often been misconstrued. An opportunity to stop and take the time to reconnect with yourself and your wants and desires so you don’t miss out on the important things.
Corinne Bongrand worked in fashion and luxury goods before becoming an illustrator. She is best known for her illustrations in over thirty books published by Pocket Jeunesse. Her most recent works include Mon cahier de sérénité (Pocket, 2015), with a preface by Fabrice Midal, and The Colors of Love.
Of Indian heritage, Léonard Anthony is an entrepreneur, publisher, and composer who began studying and practicing meditation and Yoga Nidra in Southern India over twenty years ago. Meeting the philosopher and hypnotherapist François Routang marked a pivotal moment in his view of these disciplines and led him to open up new paths in his work. He is one of the founders of Mediphi.
This isn’t a book, it’s a work of art. It opens the soul to a forgotten but essential aspect of sexuality—poetry. Bodies meeting one another is a sacred act that this book encourages you to incorporate in your own relationship.
Catherine Solano, Sexologist
Pornography destroys the reality of the other person and locks us away within the brutality of our own desires. This book offers a way to experience intimacy slowly and tenderly. The loving heart begins to beat again and allows the other person to exist. In this way, sexuality points us to the very mystery of sex, the deepest of human impulses.
Guy Corneau, Jungian psychoanalyst and author
How does one transform two isolated erotic drives into the blissful harmony of two bodies and hearts dancing to the same rhythm? This enchanting book invites readers to discover a new version of themselves, enhanced by the creativity and joys of pleasure.
Philippe Presles, Psychotherapist and Essayist
This book helps readers renew with the deeply meditative aspect of sexuality, one that tends to be overlooked in favor of today’s emphasis on performance... This book is a welcome approach to rediscovering the joy of living.
Fabrice Midal, Founder of the Western School of Meditation
Léonard Anthony’s words speak to the most intimate part of our being. Like the suggestions used in hypnosis that Léonard knows well, these words allow readers to rediscover their senses, enter into relationships, and get back in motion.
François Roustang, Philosopher and hypnotherapist