Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic’s Love Story
When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times.
With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and tender vulnerability—vibrantly mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and erotic encounters—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey. From the innocence of her childhood crush on God; through a whirlwind of torrid liaisons and bitter break-ups with Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, and the New Age; and finally into committed monogamy with her own Red Hot and Holy Goddess, Sera shares transformative insights, encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair.
Sera Beak's luscious writing and renegade spiritual wisdom that slices through religious and new age dogma made her debut book The Red Book a breakout success. With Red Hot and Holy she offers a far more personal book—an illuminating, hilarious, and above all utterly honest portrait of the heart-opening process of mystical realization. This hot and holy book invites you to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love.
Interview with Tami Simon from Sounds True
about Red Hot and Holy (June 2013)
What Others Are Saying...
“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!”
“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!”
“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...”
“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.”
“‘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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"Sera Beak is the real deal, and her fearless, fabulous book is on the must-read list for all of my soul sisters!"