When former Marine Jake Scully drapes his sinewy blue body around his Na'vi bride, Neytiri, the heroine of James Cameron's Oscar-nominated epic Avatar, his neural tendrils fuse with hers, in the script, but off camera, in one of the most unusual sex scenes ever produced on film. Critics and commentators have been dissecting the themes of the Hollywood mega-blockbuster, from its just-war doctrine and environmental ethics. But there's a philosophical dimension that this otherworldly sex scene captures that most folks have overlooked: the Tantra of Avatar. Read more
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Tantric Sex in Avatar
Avatar has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, but A Q. Nomani, author of Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love, says its sex scene, accurate to the ancient Tantric tradition, is also award-worthy.