Is humanity at war with Mother Earth? Can the wisdom of love save the day?
Three pioneers of polyamory come together in the Bay Area to share experiences with you in a momentous series of events.
As buried fossils from liquefied ancient forests gush to the Earth’s scorched surface, humanity realizes it is at war with Gaia, the gracious hostess that has allowed our blessed species to grow. In science, a host and a guest are symbiotic, a form of love. But what happens when the guest inadvertently tries to kill the host? Can the wisdom of love help to bring this mutually destructive war come to an end? Intuitively, we know it can. But do we know enough about love to use it as an effective remedy?
Between June 22nd and July 3rd three wise women in polyamory will be in the Bay Area to explore the future of love on planet Earth. Dossie Easton, Deborah Taj Anapol, and Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, authors of groundbreaking works, can explain how the arts of loving can contribute to the health of planetary life. The ecosexual movement brings this need for planetary balance to the surface. What’s the role of Eros, the energy of love, in keeping Gaia, the planet, in balance with herself? With a total of over 100 years of practicing, studying, and teaching poly love all over the world, Easton, Anapol, and Anderlini put their wisdom on the table and open up their store of experience to lead this epic journey into the future of love. There isn’t a position they haven’t tried, a sexualoving event they haven’t hosted, a taboo they haven’t broken, an open relationship they haven’t been part of. Each has been a pioneer in some area of erotic expression related to planetary consciousness. Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, it’s a momentous time to be in the Bay Area, where they’ve chosen to bring the wisdom of love. If you’re a conscious lover, a healer, a sex-positive person, you can’t afford not to participate!
June 22nd, Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael, 7-9 PM
Double book launch for Deborah Taj Anapol’s and Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio’s latest books: Polyamory in the 21st Century and Gaia and the New Politics of Love, respectively.
A Silver Winner in Cosmology and New Science for the 2010 Nautilus Book Award, Gaia is a political theory that claims education in the arts of loving is humanity’s wisest way out of our unwinnable war against planet Earth. These arts include sharing pleasure, cultivating amorous resources, and practicing holistic sexual health. When Anapol read Gaia, she exclaimed: “I’m so glad Serena wrote this book because now I don’t have to! In 1992, I said that polyamory is good for the planet. Serena has done a masterful job of fully explaining exactly what this statement means.” Anapol’s Polyamory in the 21st Century (to be released imminently), resonates with Anderlini’s intent to expand the horizon of polyamory on the future of love. The author taps on her wide ranging travels to present polyamory as the force that can transform the practice of love across cultures and continents. Polyamory is a movement with deep roots in the Bay Area. The two authors are coming together from Puerto Rico and Hawaii respectively to present its wide ranging effects and transformative, ecosexual, healing ramifications around the globe.
Prepaid door charge is only $ 6 per person if three sign up. Sign up for both the 6/22 and the 7/3 events, and you get a signed copy of Serena’s memoir Eros at the workshop (a value of $ 35).
July 3rd, Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael, 11AM-7PM
Dossie Easton, author of acclaimed classic of poly education, The Ethical Slut, now on its second edition, joins Deborah Anapol and Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio in this one-day experiential journey into love.
Through multiple perspectives of three expert facilitators, the workshop will address related questions, including: Can we practice love so as to end the war our species is perpetrating on mother Earth? What’s a Gaian way to be sexual, or ecosexual? Is Gaia an ecological path to the communion, the joy, the pleasure of erotic ecstasy? How can a healthy politics of love be put into effect on a local and global scale? How can we practice polyamory in emotionally and ecologically sustainable ways? These are some of the question the journey will explore in practical and discursive ways.
If you’ve been to the June 22nd reading, the workshop expands your experience on a deeper level. The paradigm shift toward a Gaian awareness has great possibilities for those with the potential to love more than one person. The workshop brings this awareness to your body at the cellular level. If the workshop is your first attendance, it brings you up to speed and complements the theory with the experiential level.
Whether you are straight, monogamous, gay, polyamorous, bisexual, lesbian, polysexual, ecosexual, asexual, metrosexual, or any other preference; whether you are female, male, intersex, transgender or any other gender; regardless of your relationship status, age, nationality, trade, profession, race, ethnicity, religion, spiritual practice, this workshop exposes you to an awesome combination of perspectives on the arts of loving practiced today. It helps to access the multiple ways that these practices can serve one’s personal, communal, ecosystemic, and planetary health.
As part of a planet whose body is alive, we humans are already always related. Planetary consciousness corresponds to the potential of this overall relatedness. The challenge in creating a sustainable amorous life is actualizing each potential in the most authentic way. As Easton says, “Each relationship finds its own level, if you let it.” The combined wisdom of Anapol, Easton, and Anderlini creates the space where your own potential can manifest. Anapol emphasizes polyamory’s potential to design a future for love on planet Earth. Easton explores multipartnering as key to embrace hidden yet essential aspects of our nature. Anderlini connects our amorous potential to Gaia’s planetary consciousness. As you bask in these multiple wisdoms of love, you can surely synergize your own.
When three wise women of polyamory invite you to be part of the unique series of events that brings them together, you better treasure this opportunity coming your way! The cost of a day that could change your life forever is only $ 63 per person. It goes down to $ 45 when you sign up by June 25th along with two friends! Team up with others intent in saving the planet and participate! Please plan to be on time. There will be a lunch break. A healthy meal will be available on site for a reasonable extra charge. Please spread the word to amorous communities and networks. You can preorder your books as well.
Sign up for both the reading and the workshop, and you get a signed copy of Serena’s memoir Eros at the workshop (a value of $ 35).
June 25-27, World Polyamory Association, Harbin Hot Springs
June 25-27, World Polyamory Association, Harbin Hot Springs
Deborah Taj Anapol and Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio are also coming together at this wonderful conference that combines poly and tantra. Their talks are scheduled on the 25th and 26th respectively. Join them at one of the most holistic naturist retreats in the world.
Registration still open. See details on WPA webpage. Click here for discounted rates until June 20
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