Have you ever wanted More? Not more stuff . . . or success . . . or fame . . . but more intimacy, more connection, more mystery, more awe. When Mariah McKenzie finds her husband and her best friend in bed together, she is launched on a forbidding and transcendent journey. Reeling from a life turned upside down, Mariah and her husband Jake don’t separate, but resolve to search together for a deeper connection - for more.
Silver in Sexuality/Femininity for the 8th Annual Living Now Awards 2016 http://bit.ly/2cIhm0l
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
This is a fascinating tale of one couple's journey to a deeper spiritual experience through intimacy. This is a great book for "believers" and skeptics alike. For those familiar with the subject matter, the heartfelt, personal nature of the narrative gives it a fresh, autobiographical immediacy. Skeptics will be interested to learn how widespread the concept is. Far from being a modern invention of "the New Age," the idea of connecting to the Sacred through the "profane" experience of human sexuality is extremely common. The author guides readers through many of these traditions in detail, all in a relatable, first-person tale that is beautifully, unapologetically personal. I highly recommend it!
~ Señor Khoi, amzon
Mariah has a gift for sharing her deeply personal journey wthout disguise or withholding. She permits her reader entry into the power and mystery of a deep ancient wisdom that crosses the threshold of the conventional. By exploring her sexuality and its relationship to the Devine, she takes her reader through ritual, morality and the art of finding mystical union. ~ Ingrid Hoffmeister, Amazon
What a beautifully written and told adventure of coming into ones power and a deeper understanding of life's unfolding.
The spiritual path Mariah takes us on is filled with transparency, passion, courage and authenticity. It is bold and daring facing the many challenges that are filled with opportunities of enormous potential...this is how growth happens....the only way to get this intimacy we all seek, want and need is via this honest forthright looking within and without.
So it seems the sacred becomes profane and the profane becomes sacred.....it is all one thing?....
This is a deep revealing read worthy of our attention and time. ~ Linda Wylie, Amazon
Synopsis: "More: Journey To Mystical Union Through The Sacred And The Profane" by Mariah McKenzie is not a 'how to' manual on getting more stuff, more success in business, more fame or power over others. Rather it is a guide to achieving more intimacy, more connection, more mystery, more awe in our daily lives. When Mariah McKenzie finds her husband and her best friend in bed together, she is launched on a forbidding and transcendent journey. Reeling from a life turned upside down, Mariah and her husband Jake don't separate, but resolve to search together for a deeper connection - for more.
Critique: Unique, unusually candid, intensely personal, consistently compelling, "More: Journey To Mystical Union Through The Sacred And The Profane" is an inherently fascinating and truly exemplary account of the power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and the restoration of a human bonding between a wife and a husband that has implications for us all. While very highly recommended for community library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "More: Journey To Mystical Union Through The Sacred And The Profane" is also available in a Kindle edition ($7.99). ~ Bethany's Bookshelf, Miwest Book reviews
More is possible than we were taught
Wow! This woman is a courageous beacon for the truth, not the garden variety, but the kind that requires traversing the depths of yourself to find personal truth, the only enduring kind.
Bravo! I look forward to More. ~ Durga , Amazon
Fascinating! Mariah McKenzie did not sit on a therapist's sofa and talk about her problems. She faced them head on through unconventional means and now has written "More" to share her brave path to solving the mystery of her demons and finding her own life's purpose. Using heartfelt honesty and abandon this fascinating fast-paced memoir is for anyone who wants to be mesmerized and also inspired to learn more about spiritual options in order to find self-love, intimacy, inner peace. ~ Jill G Hall, Amazon
The author tells a compelling story of her search for healing and intimacy. Together with her husband, Mariah embarks on a journey of self-discovery through meditation and sensual exploration helping her understand her own history, overcome a painful past and find joy in the present. This frank and revealing memoir of a woman's search for 'More' love, 'More' meaning, reveals what it takes to get 'More' joy out of life. I found this to be a thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking memoir helpful for anyone seeking connection, meaning and fulfillment. Highly recommended. ~ M. Anderson, Goodreads
Have you ever wanted More? Not more stuff . . . or success . . . or fame . . . but more intimacy, more connection, more mystery, more awe. When Mariah McKenzie finds her husband and her best friend in bed together, she is launched on a forbidding and transcendent journey. Reeling from a life turned upside down, Mariah and her husband Jake don't separate, but resolve to search together for a deeper connection - for more.
Unique, unusually candid, intensely personal, consistently compelling, "More: Journey To Mystical Union Through The Sacred And The Profane" is an inherently fascinating and truly exemplary account of the power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and the restoration of a human bonding between a wife and a husband that has implications for us all. ~ Debbie Dalrymple, Hedra News
A mystical, spiritual journey - made by an American couple, as told by the wife, mom, friend, householder. A worthy read, page-turner! Maybe someday to be made into a movie. Loved it! ~ Celia - verified Amazon purchaser, Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars- More than you'd ever imagine from a Memoir!
By Sharry Lachman on November 7, 2016
This is an unusually bold and candid account of one woman’s passionate and constant 25-year quest for more authenticity, more sexual and spiritual intimacy. She seeks a deeper connection to her life partner and to her own soul. With unabashed truth-telling, Mariah shares how finding her husband in bed with her best friend was – beyond the deep sense of betrayal and distrust –the catalyst that accelerated her search, together with him, for more.
This is much more than a juicy memoir–though it is that. It is also a rich source of inspiration and guidance for those who are convinced there must be more to life and are wondering how to go about finding it. This determined pair explores many significant avenues, and Mariah shares the resources they used and the results they got. As a psychotherapist, I found it a fascinating longterm “case study” of how one woman uncovered and worked through issues of childhood sexual abuse and trauma, and came to a place of deep connection with herself, her beloved, and with the Universe.
This is a memoir of hope and promise for those who have been sexually abused and for those who are looking for more in their lives, as well as a real gem for those who just like a good, juicy read. ~ Sharry Lachman, Amazon
More by Mariah McKenzie may well be more than what readers expect or are prepared to handle. I certainly wasn’t ready for it, but, along the way. I learned a great deal I didn’t previously know about early childhood trauma. It’s no secret that children who are sexually abused suffer long term psychological damage. Therapy has been very helpful for many when it comes to dealing with the mental breakdowns that sometimes last a lifetime. But while studies and first hand reports show that childhood sexual abuse can also interfere in future adult sexual relationships, the full extent of that interference, the hows and whys, may be unknown to many
This is where the value of More by Mariah McKenzie lies. More tells readers so much more about these other elements. It gets to the roots of the physical and sexual problems so many experience. Most importantly, More offers those who have an open mind, and are receptive to trying out different ways of healing, a means to do so. This healing is on a much deeper level, both physically and spiritually. Through combinations of Meditation, Ascension, and M.O.R.E (multi-orgasmic response), just to name a few approaches Mariah and her husband Jeff studied, they were able to repair sexual and relationship problems in their marriage to a degree neither could have dreamed. What they learned along the way was how much these issues were tied to early childhood sexual abuse. That was eye-opening.
Mariah McKenzie is very honest in her delivery throughout More. She holds nothing back. Sexual detail is specific, but not for titillation holds nothing back. It’s absolutely necessary to enhance an understanding of the events and people in More. McKenzie invites readers deep inside her marriage and the lives of her family. As a memoir, it’s a good read. But this memoir also teaches, explains, and enlightens those looking for answers to problematic issues in their own married lives. More offers possible solutions most wouldn’t be aware of. To read More is to learn so much more! ~ Viga Boland, Readers' Favorite
More is a daring and inspirational memoir offering the reader the opportunity to experience the potential for healing and enlightenment from the inside out as you go with Mariah on a journey of self-discovery that begins when she and her husband participate in my yearlong Love and Ecstasy Training. Mariah’s memoir offers a ray of light both to individuals and to couples. Her work will appeal to a large audience. ~ Margot Anand, SkyDancing Tantra founder, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy
MORE is just as the title promises. It is much more than a journey of a woman and man finding healing through sexual intimacy, orgasmic pleasure and sensual adventure, all of which it includes. It is the journey of a human spirit moving to inner peace with herself so she can find divine union with another. It is more than a self-help book. MORE is a book of transcendence that speaks to all people as we attempt to rise above our fears and traumas to our higher selves. ~ Asra Q. Nomani, former Wall Street Journal reporter and the author of Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love
I heartily endorse Mariah's story of her spiritual journey. It has all the features that make a compelling spiritual autobiography as well as those that make a touching love story. There is soul-searching despair and its transcendence as well as heart-wrenching desire and its fulfillment. Mariah and her husband have committed themselves to the spiritual path as well as to each other with commendable tenacity. And the juicy bits are sure to turn the properly prudish red with embarrassment or perhaps green with envy. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to balance busy lives with meditation practice, and especially to anyone seeking to heal from sexual trauma and transform their lives in the pursuit of highest Love. ~ Matthew Sieradski, Spiritual Teacher, Center for Sacred Sciences
Here is a bold celebration of holy intimacy and its capacity to heal. Kudos to McKenzie for her courage to share this story! ~ Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, author of Writing the Sacred Journey
Mariah's story of love and spiritual transformation will not only grab your heart but will challenge you to think of the way you view love, sexuality and spiritual fulfillment in ways you probably have not done before. It's the story for every busy mom who thinks she has no time for spirituality or sexuality. It’s the story for anyone who has experienced trauma or shame and wonders if they can be fully sexual and love with a full heart. It’s the story for anyone who yearns for more but fears they cannot pursue their deepest dreams. Mariah's seductive and beautifully written tale gives us all the permission we need to begin our own search for "more."
~ Marni Freedman, therapist, Professor of Writing, screenwriter, "Playing Mona Lisa"