It is with much joy that yours truly brings the good news.
Ecosexuality is on the rise with tidings of sexual fluidity and amorous inclusiveness. The noosphere massages Gaia with effervescence from the social media. Will love prevail? Violence feeds on fear. But schools of love do educate in courage and unity. Our most compersive partner, planet earth, is moved and reciprocates with glee.
Research on how to practice love inclusively has received a major recognition. The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute selected for funding a project by yours truly: "Amorous Visions: Fluid Sexual Moments in Italian Cinema." She will be one among several Fellows in residence at the Storrs campus for the 2012-13 academic year. What a joy to be part of such effervescent, trailblazing group! Not to speak of the gift of spinning the energies to the social fabric, the region, its diverse communities that practice love sustainably, fluidly, and inclusively. Oh my! A spell is broken. It's a dream come true. Learn all about the project from the Press Release.
|Anna and Giulia in The Conformist, 1970|
Funding humanities research on "amorous inclusiveness" and "sexual fluidity" would have been unthinkable a few years ago. The radiant aura these code words wrap around bi and poly styles of love offsets many taboos and prohibitions. So academe finally realizes they're not a sickness fit to study in medical school. But rather, the mettle of what makes us human: imaginative, artistic, productive, generous, ingenious, beautiful. What captured the imagination of major filmmakers in Italian cinema, and what yours truly promises to unravel in her Fellowship year. It was persistence, team work, and faith in the vision. Thanks to all who made it possible, and much, much love to you!
A special thanks to Imani Mamalution and her family who welcome yours truly in their raw food, tantric home for the period. We anticipate much joy, sharing, enthusiasm, and outreach to local communities.
Also in line with fluidity is a literary recognition. The volume Bisexuality and Queer Theory is a finalist with the Lambda Awards this year. Bisexual nonfiction. The first year the bi category existed yours truly was there with Eros, a book of personal history. BTQ is a labor of love in a much wider sense: a collaborative effort of many contributors, including co-writer and editor Jonathan Alexander. Yours truly is graced with the Ceremony and Gala on June 4 at CUNY, and a BiLines reading on June 3 Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Join us in NYC as we celebrate the beauty of bisexuality. Encourage loved ones and social circles to come! Lammy tickets are for sale as we speak. Bi Lines is $ 8 at the door. All details in the Press Release. Yours truly spends the whole month of June on a study residency in Brooklyn.
Oh yes, and as an added treat, a May 11th book reading for Lambda finalists in the New York area is planned for 7PM at the Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St. Good company and a favorite neighborhood full of old and new reminiscences. How exciting for yours truly! Come one, come all, and learn all about what's new in LGBTQ literature. Yours truly's reading is at about 7:15-30.
Events, events are also coming up very quickly. May 4-6 is the ISTA Conference in Sedona, named Phoenix Rising as a way to recognize the resurrection of Temple Arts from past incursions of Swat Teams. Annie Sprinkle is keynoting and a panel will discuss the legal issues. Why criminalize love? What's the gain of controlling people by fear? Ecosexuality has answers, and yours truly will teach a class on the theme: "Ecosexuality: The New Orgasmic Revolution on Planet Earth." Yes! Life can be orgasmic when we connect with the metabolism of our source, Gaia, the most compersive lover there is. Death? A "smooth landing" that recycles us to another state of being, a pause in the grand scheme of things. Join us in Sedona. A gathering of inspiring artists of love and ecosexual beings.
|Allen McPhee Teaching Tantra|
May 13 is the "Tantra Goddess Empowerment Workshop" in Western Puerto Rico with Allen McPhee. A pure joy of this season is bringing an expert tantra teacher and metaphysician to Playa Azul. In this Introduction to Tantra, Women of all tongues and colors will be empowered to discover the goddess within. We will translate, practice, and complete the evening with raw foods. Se habla espanol y el en dia de las madres considera lleval tu mama tambien! A unique opportunity Allen offers at no charge to activate our region. Join us in Playa Azul! All details in the Description.
"Saving the Earth is Sexy," and the Ecosex Symposium III in Portland Oregon, has invited some fabulous speakers, including Deborah Anapol, Christopher Ryan, and yours truly. It is planned for June 29-July 1st. Let's build the funding base for this event to come true.
What other ecosexual tidings does love bring? The biosphere teems with life and radiates energy to the noosphere. Cyberspace opens up to host the creative effervescence of our era. Horizontal, participatory, collaborative: it occupies planetary consciousness with new styles of fame, interactive, intimate, inclusive. On Facebook and other social media, attraction brings together cyber communities that land on Gaia and adopt a piece. IT workers have laid the terrain in the past thirty years. Now new life comes to the third planet from the mind-field created by this interactivity. Yours truly feels blessed to share about Ecosex Sexecology and Sustainable Love, an inspiring group whose extensive, open-heart conversations are especially nurturing. Join us! It will be a pleasure to converse with you!
|Posta: A Collage|
Updates come in this wake too. For those interested in the PostaHouse project, we have news. John Overton is a thoughtful resident-in-charge with resilience and enthusiasm. He is bringing his care to the place, exploring potentials and getting to know people and region. We are focusing on the intentional community. No events are planned for 2012. PostaHouse is open for residencies. All ecosexuals and others interested are encouraged to join John for the upcoming summer period. Read the blog news and "like" the Facebook Community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your timeline and ideas. We will respond promptly. We hope to be open as holistic vacation center in the summer of 2013.
Another update is about Playa Azul, the enchanted beach where yours truly is blessed to live. It's a Gateway to Gaia, a place of retreat where this compersive lover kisses you when the moon wake caresses the beach. Completely furnished and equipped, a three and one half hour flight from NYC. The apartment is available August through June. You can rent it on AirBnb. Pictures and info on the listing. Make an offer soon.
|Dr Lynn Margulis in her Laboratory|
As a way to complete, yours truly wishes to remember those who've accompanied us for a stretch of the journey and are back in Gaia's womb. The loss of a dear one is always a reminder of one's own mortality, of the passage, the journey, the precarious gift from nature that life is. Many are remembered this year: from Rome, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Massachusetts. Lynn, scientist extraordinaire, is one of them. We mourn the violence of this. We miss the loved ones and invite their energies to reside within us as the cycle of life absorbs them into another form of being. We vibrate with the loss and grief of others and salute the divine in them with a namaste.
Yours Truly wishes you a wonderful summer. The best things in life are free. You are loved. Violence can poison, torture, maim, humiliate, divide, kill. The challenge is to hold ourselves to a high inner discipline. Occupy the Eheart with courage. Hold the space of love within. Your most compersive partner Gaia is always with you. Enjoy every moment and imagine a life enchanted with Earth as your lover.
Your questions and comments are a gift to us. Please do not hesitate to ask.
Gilf Gaia Extraordinaire
Pioneer of Ecosexuality
Founder of 3WayKiss and PostaHouse
Eros (2006), and
The "Weak" Subject (1998)Award Winner with Nautilus and Finalist with Lambda
Editor of BiTopia (2011), Bisexualtity and Queer Theory (2012), Plural Loves (2005), Women and Bisexuality (2003)