Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story

Author(s): Sera Beak

Biography, Memoir & Autobiography

What happens after a lifetime of spiritual exploration when you realize that who you are cannot fit into any traditional religion or the new age? Your heart breaks open and your truth bursts out. This is Sera Beak's Red Hot and Holy-a provocative, uproarious, and profoundly intimate spiritual memoir of one woman's heretical romance with the divine. Red Hot and Holy is both a memoir and a spiritual fire starter. With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and self-help motivation, Sera offers us a front-row seat on her mystical journey-sharing hard-won transformative insights and renegade spiritual wisdom while enthusiastically encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair .Here is a singular book that is both a radically honest self-portrait and an inspiring call to action-a hot and holy invitation to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love.


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"Red Hot & Holy is stunning on so many levels. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the Divine Feminine looks and feels like-embodied, immediate, down-to-earth, and completely accessible. Bravo, Sera Beak!"-Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause "Sera Beak's memoir will take you on a passionate, provocative, and revealing journey through one woman's soulful sojourn into her true self. Red Hot & Holy makes no apologies, bares all, and crosses boundaries into uncharted mystical and emotional lands. If you're looking for a spiritual page-turner, you don't wanna miss this phenomenal book. I couldn't put it down!" -Kris Carr, bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Cancer "Red Hot & Holy is wildly original, hilariously funny, and deeply wise. I think it can start a movement of the great and good and maenadic ladies of the Red persuasions. It is truly cataclysmic and magnificently dangerous! I would join up even in my now-76th year. It is what life is all about . . ." -Jean Houston author of The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz "Sera Beak blazes with bold and flowing passion for the direct mystic transmission and primal creative power of the sacred feminine. Red Hot & Holy is juicy, funny, raw, and a wonderful contribution for modern-day soul adventurers."-Shiva Rea, yogini and author of Tending the Heart Fire "'Red Night of the Soul!'Only Sera Beak could approach the classic spiritual emergency as an occasion for make-up sex with the Holy One. Sera embraces the whole of soul-life with fearless and often hilarious directness, from the most harrowing plunges into the depths of emptiness to the most intimate reunion with the Sacred Self." -Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love and translator of Dark Night of the Soul and The Interior Castle "I heard that once a young person came to Hafiz, asking for permission to use some of his poems in another language. And after permission was granted, said, 'What is the most important quality in the translation I need to make the poems . . . true? And Hafiz replied, 'My poems-like great art-lift the corners of the mouth, the soul's mouth, the heart's mouth-and affect any opening that can make love.' I think there is some grand art in the work of Sera Beak. Go for it; grab hold, dance, fly, applaud life."-Daniel Ladinsky, international bestselling Penguin author "Sera Beak's Red, Hot & Holy is a permission slip to bring your most soulful self to the spiritual table without limiting restrictions. In a world full of spiritual self-help teachers who are either feeding your ego, nourishing their own, or asking you to be less of Who You Really Are, Sera Beak is a refreshingly disruptive breath of light. Don't read this book if you're not willing to get out of your comfort zone. But if you're ready to unleash the full potential of your true self, dive in. This book will ignite fireworks in the heart of your soul and leave your spirit dancing a red hot tango." -Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine "If you're looking for a spiritual book filled with raw passion, brutal honesty and uncompromising integrity look no further; Sera Beak's Red Hot & Holy is it. Sera's heart fans the flames of Divine Grace and fierce wisdom. Read this book and let it burn baby burn." -Chris Grosso, bestselling author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality "Sera Beak is the real raw deal. She is a direct hotline to the divine feminine. The consequence of encountering her-in person or through her glorious book-is that the intensity of your connection to your own divinity turns on and turns up to a luscious new volume. A blast of Sera is as good as dancing naked in the moonlight." -Regena Thomashauer, creatrix of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts "What do you get when you combine a weird, hip angel of a thirty-something woman, advanced training in the study of religion, laugh-out-loud writing, God as Girl, and a direct encounter with a cosmic soul no longer 'tricked into a tradition'? You get Sera Beak. You get this book. Which is really not a book at all, but a living revelation, and American Gnostic gospel posing as a spiritual memoir."-Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred "This is a brave, untamed, and yes, holy and hot book. Sera Beak describes a spirituality unfettered by dogma (traditional or new age). Like all true mystics, Sera's words compel us to fearlessly confront whatever stands in the way of our awakening. Sera Beak is pioneering new pathways."-Gail Straub, teacher, activist, and author of Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine "Sera Beak is the real deal, and her fearless, fabulous book is on the must-read list for all of my soul sisters!" -Kathleen McGowan, bestselling author of The Expected One

Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions who spent years traveling the world studying spirituality with Sufi dervishes, Tibetan monks, Croatian mystics, shamans, and more. She is the author of The Red Book, and lives in Houston, Texas. See

General Fields

  • : 9781622034307
  • : Overseas
  • : Overseas
  • : June 2015
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sera Beak
  • : Paperback
  • : 158.1
  • : 288