Link, Al 1945-
LINK, Al 1945-
Born 1945; partner of Pala Copeland; children: six. Education: Western Michigan University, B.A., M.A.
Office—Box 144, Pembroke, ON, Canada K8A 6X1.
Writer, lecturer, teacher, coach, consultant. Has appeared on various television and radio shows.
(With Pala Copeland) Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, New Page Books (Franklin Lakes, NJ), 2003.
Also author, with Copeland, of electronic books, including 100 Ways to Keep Your Lover, Voluntary Ejaculation and Male Multiple Orgasms, Tantra and Kama Sutra Sex Positions, and Awakening Your Female Orgasm, all published by 4 Freedoms Books.
Contributor to periodicals, including Urban Male Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Ladies Home Journal, Fashion Magazine, and Toronto Globe and Mail.
Al Link has been a practitioner of Tantra since 1987. He has been teaching with his partner Pala Copeland since 1997. In their seminars, Link and Copeland emphasize the practice of Tantra in a committed, monogamous relationship. Their book Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, illustrates how to create a loving relationship using Tantra as the base. Tantra is the ancient Eastern practice of prolonged sexual experience and sexual unity. In a review for Library Journal, Martha Cornog noted, "Helpful drawings and charming photos of 'real-body' people, plus an excellent annotated bibliography, substantially support the text."
Commenting on Soul Sex to CA, Link said that the book "presents a modern interpretation of Tantric sacred sexuality" that he and Copeland "refer to as 'relationship Tantra.'" The authors "recommend [this method] as a spiritual practice for lovers committed to each other as a couple for life." Link further noted that Soul Sex "is a relationship success manual to help readers learn how to keep romance and passion alive, to remain sexually active at any age, and to go on creating love for a lifetime together."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, May 1, 2003, Martha Cornog, review of Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, pp. 139-140.
4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra,http://www.tantrasex.com/bio.html/ (March 10, 2004), author biography.