What does science say about transcendent erotic experiences, like visions, merging with another or others, expanded awareness of past lives and out-of-body experiences? These may be experiences we can cultivate, alone and together in this sacred time of slowing down and doing things differently.
In this time of heightened anxiety, isolation, danger and grief in response to Covid-19, we can learn about sex and spirit from ancestors of the path. Joseph Kramer, Annie Sprinkle and Barbara Carellas managed creative responses to HIV in the 1980’s and 90’s that now form our professional foundation.
Cultivating soul and spiritual community via eros in the face of mourning loss in ways that make it matter, meeting obstacles to our desires as generative friction and accessing ecstasy to heal, connect and transform.
More than wild ideas, these learnable, teachable practices are the core of somatic sex education.
Let us acknowledge the science behind our work while staying grounded in the weaving of sex and spirit. Plus, science and sacred traditions are deeply compatible.
Interpersonal neurobiology and ecstatic erotic practices highlight how we must use social distancing time to delve into auto-poetic eros and transpersonal communion.