3WayKisses from Gaia – Will the Chrisalys Turn into a Butterfly Soon? Reflections & Season’s Greetings
Hi lovely Earthlings!
Gaia sends 3WayKisses and warm wishes to all of you. Happy Solstice, Eclipse, Holidays, and 2011!
We are amazed at the forces acting on the transformation of the third planet. Will the chrysalis turn into a butterfly soon? Many feel that today’s coincidence of solstice and Lunar eclipse begins the paradigm shift. Watch it tonight at 2:40AM EST! The current crisis could be just an opportunity for opposites to meet. Eros and Gaia, matter and energy, the Earth and the sky, water and fire, sex and love, humans and nature, the Sun and the Moon: aren’t these just mental energy fields that come together in a sensual communion the minute we accept the interconnectedness of all being? More at Gemini Astrology, Hawaii
|This Means Everything to Me 5 – Toby Mott|
The power of knowledge keeps moving yours truly. At this time the very existence of the institution that has sustained her for the past 13 years is in question. The University of Puerto Rico is under siege by a new governor who wants to sell it to those who fund his career. Yet yours truly has never been as excited to be in class as this year. With students’ awareness enhanced by the strike last spring, teaching has become more in-the-moment, more real! Their appetite for knowledge makes up for all difficulties. Now it’s time for professors to be in action about the accreditation of the institution. Rallies, meetings, negotiating solutions, reviving organizations are our daily activities. You can get a peak from our videos. The situation has resonated across regions. Many US-based scholars originally from Puerto Rico have pitched in. Their letter to the Attorney General is moving. It bears seventy-four signatures! Full text here! UPR is not alone. May this be the tip of a tidal wave that honors the desire for knowledge honest people harbor within.
Winter Solstice is a special time for hostess Gaia. She remembers the Saturnalia, a festival of joy and abundance that celebrated the Reign of Saturn in ancient Rome at this time of year. In the age of Titans, when the forces of nature reigned supreme, Gaia, the earth, and her lover Uranus, the sky, conceived Saturn, the state of being sated, abundant He presided over the happiest age in the life of our species. This Golden Age was known as Saturnia Regna in Antiquity. It was a time when pleasure was an ally of nature and sexual abundance was revered. Gaia would like to see us revel as did our pagan ancestors this time of year. Join yous truly in wishing the third planet a joyful holiday season. When you prepare your gifts, make sure they align with your most authentic beliefs. Want a new age of love? We provide the politics–the practice is up to you! This is the best time for 3WayKisses! You can donate here!
At the October ecosexual gathering in LA, yours truly’s latest opus found its true crowd. Ecosexuality is in! On the 23 and 24 of that momentous month, it was amazing to feel the vibration of this new style of love where pleasure and nature marry each other. The occasion was the 3WayWedding of a highly Saturnian couple, ecosexual artists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, and Gaia’s favorite satellite, the Moon. Befitting HoneyMoon was the world’s first Symposium on Ecosexuality. The brides shared wisdom with a crowd of imaginative Earthlings gathered for this momentum meeting. Is nature an enemy, a mother, a lover? Imagining the Earth as a lover can bring lots of fun into the global ecology movement. But Gaia is a hostess too! Shall we learn to respect her before we begin to woo her? Yours truly was invited to deliver a Message from Gaia. She gave the Symposium’s Opening Remarks too! Her featured book, Gaia, resonated with authentic meaning in the neighborhood of this inspiring group. The quest for the meaning of ecosexuality is open and many voices are pitching in. The movement swarms with the Saturnian energies of the season.
|This Means Everything to Me 5 – Detail|
Gaia also attracted a whole bunch of new readers. The big push-up back in September helped a great deal. Thanks to all who pitched in! Around the 26th, sales ranks rose into the 11,000 for general Kindle, 85,000 for paperback list. They stayed there for quite a while. Not stunning yet encouraging. The title rose much higher in specialized lists: Up to top 4th in Feminist Theory, next to Betty Friedan, Mary Wollstonecraft, Judith Butler, and Naomi Wolf. What a delightful City of Ladies. How very exciting to be admitted! Most astounding of all, the title rose to top 1 for the Mind/Body, Diseases, Aids list. It’s still there, top 31st. Yours truly is honored to be part of this group. Good scientists pursue the truth even when they don’t like it. Poor scientists are afraid of controversial issues. Unbiased perspectives should be available to people who are able to make their own responsible choices. When it comes to knowledge, the true enemy is fear. Look at what’s happening with Wikileaks! If you’ve liked the book, you can vote for it in Goodreads. Check the Choice Awards and the Books on Love lists. There’s a whole range of good reads from yours truly. Look up her author’s page here! We wish we could share actual sales figures with you. Unfortunately, the digital giant Amazon.com won’t even disclose them to yours truly!
“What about teaching?” you may ask. Yes, we are doing it, with a Course in Ecosexuality starting at UPR Mayaguez in January. Find out how to enroll here! We also got a sense of how interested people are in what we have to teach from the social media, as in Facebook. Polyamory is big hit! And we see it as part of the arts of conscious loving. So we are looking for a hospitable facility in Italy. If you’re aware of one, please let us know soon! We have a fantastic team: Yours truly, whose talk about polyamory has been a highlight of Italian TV; and Robert Silber, from Hawaii, who specializes in conscious sensuality, communication and community. We are putting together the first bilingual course on the arts of conscious loving, with simultaneous translation on the floor as we teach! We plan to teach it in July and will announce the location as soon as we have one for sure. English, with its scientific specificity; and Italian, with its passion and romance. Stay tuned for specific time and place for this groundbreaking experience!
On this note, we wish a joyful holiday to the entire planet and all of you. The climate change summit in Cancun has not yielded great results. But we at 3WayKiss have solutions. The new politics of love we propose is ecological and sexy too. Vive ecosexuality! Stop third planet abuse! As a new year resolution, can we pledge to practice love and respect for our lovely hostess? Let’s hope Gaia finds more patience within. Meanwhile, thanks to Toby Mott for his inspiring paintings. Check him out here!
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez