Dear Planet Lovers,
What ecosystems are nurturing your practices of love? Where are your vital energies sourced from? Playa Azul is a living doctor, nurse, spouse. We at Hearts on Fire are marrying her and invite you to kiss the bride.
Gaia, the symbiotic planet, is also our most compersive lover. Here at Poly Planet Gaia we have designed a film series about ecosystems joyful enough to sustain open practices of love. We are a team now, and Hearts on Fire: Together in Ecosexual Love is blessed with the talent of Shaison Ouseph: a director who turns common footage into art. Our funding campaign is running. Plural weddings of ecosexual love are videographed projects of socially engaged art hosted wherever inclusive, fluid practices of love are found.
Our goal is offering models as diverse as they come. Our perks are fantastic: from a stay at Playa Azul (Puerto Rico) with its balmy Tropical climate, to bodywork sessions with Goddess Judicci ("poet of the heart"), to a plural wedding invite, plus our first art docu-film and a page-turner novel by Louisa Leontiades. This feast of poly diversity has all the juices, details, emotions, and flair of ecosexual love. It's the Season of Gifts. And here's your opportunity to fund a project that's truly visionary. Don't miss it!
Check the video and become a sponsor now. Gaia winks "thank you, beloved!"
|Wedding to Playa Azul, Jan 25, 2014, 11am-8pm|
Actually, I was away from Playa Azul last year, and, as I got sick, I realized, literally, I could not live without her. The music of her waves caresses ashore and her gentle sounds charm many others. We are Playa Azul lovers, and, together, we will marry her. We are not jealous. Join and you'll get to kiss the bride. The all-day program is exciting: Workshops to connect with one's inner landscape, with one another, with the ecosystem's liminal quality: a treat for aquaphiles and terraphiles. A ritual to wed the shared bride at dusk, followed by watsu, dance, song, free leisure time. Massage, Reiki, refreshments, and more on the sidelines. Space is limited. Save the date: January 25th, 2014, 11:00AM-8:00PM. There is no charge as long as you sign up early enough. Let us know of your participation now. How? Mark yourself as Going on the Facebook Event. Go to the campaign page and donate at least $ 1:00. Claim your perk as Azure BrideGroom. You will be registered automatically. Claim your free book when you arrive. Click here for more travel and lodging info.
For those already in Puerto Rico at this time, we've opened a Watsu Circle in the Area Oeste. Watsu: Massage by Water meets every Friday 5:30-8:30PM. Mark yourself as Going on the Facebook Event and check for updates. Watsu is the art of loving and healing by water. The word comes from water and shiatsu, the Japanese style of massage that heals by touching the body's meridians.
The practice consists in giving and receiving massage by water. A giver will hold and gently lull a receiver while he or she floats in warm water. Watsu involves surrender and trust. It can alleviate many conditions and lower stress. Some report experiencing a sense of bliss from pre-natal life. It's important to clear one's aura before practice. Please bring your swim suits, towels, drinking water, and comfort nibble foods. Three loving friends are already part of this. Mirta, Maria, and myself love Watsu. Can you see the afterglow after our latest practice? Join us for a free workshop at the Punta Arenas pool next Friday.
All workshops and rituals are facilitated in a cross-cultural manner. Do you love the Earth? Marry an ecosystem with us! When it comes to choosing a beach as one's bride, there are no restrictions of genders, numbers, orientations, ages, colors, origins, species, or biological realms. Your pets, relatives, partners, best friends, spouses are welcome. Join us!
One more fun thing about Hearts on Fire is that it's so exciting I've been invited to talk about it even before it starts. Wow! The International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy has scheduled me for a presentation on Saturday, February 22nd, in Berkeley, CA. I plan to be there. Thanks Dave Doleshal.
More joys are fabric to this writing. I have been blessed with friends, students, relatives, partners who have teamed up to actualize projects we launched, and keep me healthy and vital during last summer's crisis at the end of the UCHI appointment. Thanks Teri, Bruce, Karen, David, Noel, Maurice, Bob, Pat, Helen, Valerie, Luca, and Paola for keeping
|Leda, Leonardo, 1530|
Students at UPR Mayaguez have been responsive and excited, with me being present and vibrant after the year of intellectual nirvana at UCHI. The Western Civilization course in the Humanities is a study of how love was practiced across time and space. In our Facebook Group I see lots of self-expression in action. Love, the supreme emotion, is a cosmic energy and and art. It can be properly generated and channeled when talents are trained in its practice. The Italian cinema course focuses on how art film studies the quality of ecosystems that host human life, and their effect on the quality of human love. We made a lot of progress in both classes. Te Amo Playa Azul I Love You is a natural segue: all are invited and many have signed up. We look forward to this cross fertilization of academic and community education cum socially engaged art.
|Lindsay, 4th from left, and others at Windward|
Other projects are making strides. For the ecosex collection, from Windward, WA comes co-editor Lindsay Hagamen. Our collaboration is thriving. It's wonderful to have younger minds in one's creative life, where age barriers are overcome and emotional intelligence circulates with elegance and panache. Many exciting contributions on the table. We have a title: Ecosexuality: Notes for an Orgasmic Earth, or perhaps Planet? Not sure yet. Let us know how they sound. Thank you!
|Amorous Visions, from The Conformist|
A period of much learning, wisdom, and joy has opened up. Going deeper into Beyond Monogamy practices with Kamala Devi is a great way to become a more inclusive, more fluid planet lover. Reid Mihalko plans to teach all the geekery necessary to get the message out. I signed up for his Summer Camp and look forward to going back to Easton Mountain. Reid claims it's depth, in relationships, that counts. Depth results in longevity when the synergy is right. Playa Azul was in my heart as the dreary winter of New England
devitalized me. She has nursed me back to health and I'm honored to finally recognize her. Getting back into the swing of things from the blessed laboratory slash temple slash sanctuary of my Punta Arenas apartment, I appreciate this playful hostess and faithful companion. Can you see the elongated, pristine body of our bride, sun-kissed at dusk? The tip (punta), of Punta Arenas, is excited. She reverberates with the emotions, memories, trances that compose the ecologies of love. Relationships have a lot to do with the quality of the ecosystems that host our lives. Were you made to share these blessed moments with us?
|Punta Arenas at Playa Azul|
|Condominio Punta Arenas|
Puerto Rico is the island where Cristobal Colon, in his error, first arrived. A US affiliate now. Punta Arenas has been a great investment in my life. I often wondered why the universe decided I was meant to be on this sand-made tip. Now I have the answer: I'm supposed to energize an ecosexual community of like-minded friends and amorous companions who share love beyond conventional boundaries and embrace all of life as a partner with equal rights. We, the residents of Playa Azul, have taken care of this garden for almost two decades now. There are many more apartments. We're expanding and like-minded people are invited. Playa Azul is a wisdom-years paradise: an investment in safety, happiness, health, ease, love. What could be more charming? Sounds exciting? Ask to connect with the right contacts. We'll be happy to help you out.
Stay tuned for updates: More details coming about all mentioned projects and more in forthcoming months. I will be on leave next semester, and have arranged for poly/ecosex friendly housing in Berkeley for late February to end of April. I'm seeking like-minded housing for a 10-day trip to Southern Cal. If you have this please rush to contact me. Expect a generous donation for what you provide. Thank you!
Dear Planet Lovers:
Let "nature" be your teacher in the arts of love. Education is the heart of democracy. Education to love: a supreme emotion, a cosmic energy, an art that inspires knowledge and more art.
Suggestions? Questions? Comments? Donations? Replies? I look forward to hearing from you on all counts. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org. With all good wishes and namaste. In devotion,