Exercises To Do Together
by Al Link and Pala Copeland


Time for Exercise: 15 minutes

Properties Required: none


Take turns describing for your lover the qualities or properties of a mystical experience you have had.

What were the properties of time and space?

Was there time travel?

Was there space travel?

Did the experience carry religious significance or meaning for you?

Did you perceive any direct contact with the divine, with God or Goddess?

Was there any contact with the dead, spirits, or ghosts?

Could you travel through matter?

Did you experience any forms of ESP (extrasensory perception), e.g., telepathy?

Did you access esoteric knowledge, wisdom, “knowing” or “seeing” in unusual ways?

Did you have an experience in which the normal boundary defining yourself was transcended, e.g., you could not tell where you ended and what used to be not-you began?

Did you feel a profound sense of love, well-being, peace, or safety?

Did you have a sense of returning “home?”

Did you have a sense that everything was complete and perfect just as it is?

Did you experience ecstasy, joy, or bliss?

Excerpted from the book Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul, by Al Link and Pala Copeland, Llewellyn, 2007

Author's Bio: 

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover’s romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more information call toll free from Canada or USA: 1-800-684-5308 International long distance: 1-819-689-5308. Visit their websites, and their blog or send email: They have four books published including Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, New Page, 2003; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra, Penguin, 2007; Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms Body, Heart, Mind and Soul, Llewellyn 2007; Tantra Step by Step: 28 Days to Ecstasy, Llewellyn 2007.