Sacred Sex: The Magick and Path of the Divine Erotic

Gabriela Herstik

TarcherPerigee, 2022

Agent: Jill Marr

A modern, nonjudgmental guide to reclaiming and embodying your sexuality as nothing short of divine.

There has never been a more vital time to embrace the union of sex and spirit. With Gabriela Herstik’s expert and inclusive guidance, learn to shed societally ingrained shame and reclaim your birthright to sacred sex as a foundational part of your spiritual path. Sacred Sex covers topics including:
    how to work with the divine erotic and sex magick
    how mystical traditions from around the world, such as tantra, kundalini, Kabbalah, and Taoism, work with sexuality in a mystical context
    how to use the tarot as an archetypal framework to go deeper in your practice
    how honoring your boundaries, tuning into your intuition, and having a personal set of values around sex are necessities
    why releasing judgment and shame is a vital piece of the puzzle
    rituals to activate self-love and self-lust, to embody your higher sexual self, to heal, to manifest your power, and to release judgment
    the paths available for your individual journey, such as the union of the self and the higher self, sexual alchemy, devotion, sacred kink, glamour and embodiment, and redefining the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine
    guided journaling and affirmations for each chapter
    interviews with sex therapists, sex workers, and sexuality professionals
    and much more
Honoring the sexual as a path to the sacred is life- and heart-changing work that begins with you, respecting your desires, and standing in your erotic power. Whether you are single or in a relationship(s), embracing the divine erotic can infuse your life with purpose, love, self-lust, and plenty of magick, which you can then share with partners, lovers, and the world.


"Gabriela Herstik bids you to leave your shame and hang-ups at the door as she escorts you through the magickal power of sensuality and pleasure in her provocative bookWith a strong ethical focus on consent and boundaries, Herstik asserts that sacred sexuality begins with the self. Full of insightful journal prompts to assist the reader in evaluating and reflecting on their personal relationship with sexuality, this book also includes many great energy exercises, meditations, and rituals to tap into the powerful currents of magickal hedonism. Embracing that witchy liminal space where the profane is sacred and desire is holy, Sacred Sex is a fantastic guide for those looking to explore themselves and spice up their magickal practice regardless of one’s gender or sexual orientation." Mat Auryn, bestselling author of Psychic Witch and Mastering Magick
"Gabriela Herstik has created a learned and path-opening guide to the occult dimensions of sexuality, as perfectly suited to the present generation as it is to all times and places. You will discover new folds of yourself within its pages." 
Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award-winning author of Occult America and Uncertain Places

“The profane meets the sacred in this provocative yet soulful exploration of magic and personal mystery that will leave you feeling aroused, empowered, and in tune with your body like never before. This is Herstik at her finest, guiding us through the goose-fleshed terrain of sacred sexuality as she weaves a spell with every word.” Devin Hunter, bestselling author of Modern Witch | Spells, Recipes, & Workings

“Gabriela’s juicy wisdom invites you into a new erotic relationship with yourself, and life. One you’ve likely always been yearning for.” Alexandra Roxo, author of Fuck Like a Goddess: Heal Yourself, Reclaim Your Voice, Stand in Your Power

"Gabriela Herstik’s writing is passionate, inclusive, and embodied. Building on years of experience and drawing from the wellspring of Western esotericism, Herstik guides her reader towards a personal practice in a way that is both sensitive and encouraging of experimentation. Sacred Sex
 is a beautifully sincere and accessible guide to exploring erotic embodiment and sexual magic in a consensual, risk-aware, and (not least!) pleasure-affirming way." 
Manon Hedenborg WhiteSenior Lecturer in Religious Studies and author of The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism