Erotic Energy & Its Circulation in an Amorous Community
Gaia, Eros, & the Sacred:
Learning the Arts of Loving with Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio
Class # 2
Sacred Erotic Energy and its Circulation in an Amorous Community
What is sacred erotic energy?
How can we perceive it, absorb it, channel it?
What makes us part of an amorous community?
How can we contribute to its joy, health, and well being, and why is this good for us?
Eros was the god of love in ancient Greece and is often perceived as a spiritual force that pervades the material, that blows health and vitality in it, similarly to the prana, ki, and universal energy of Eastern traditions. Erotic energy is sacred because it is part of a sacred tradition and because it denotes life, which is sacred in most belief systems. Eros is a vital force that manifests in infinite ways and takes the form of the energy field where its presence is felt. The ability to register this presence, to absorb and channel its energy that each of us has corresponds to the wealth we bring to our amorous and erotic communities. Eros is what keeps Gaia alive. The more we contribute, the more we receive.
Exercises for this class include safely giving and receiving sacred erotic energy in small groups and sharing about the experience and one’s interpretations of it.
“Thank you so much for being you. I have longed to meet another person who . . . understands the importance of sustainability, the sharing of resources and the idea that Poly can save the planet . . . Oh, I am so happy that you exist . . . Sending you my thanks for the amazing healing under your facilitation, I am so very thankful for that gift,” said Jason from Washington State.
To schedule this class for your community write an email to Serena: firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is a body/mind educational experience
Its topic is interconnected with two other topics in the series
The class can be taken alone or as part of the series
The class includes:
a SEMINAR to delineate its major ideas (with open Q & A period) – 60 to 90 minutes
a WORKSHOP to practice and experience them – additional 30-60 minutes
From the contents of Gaia and the New Politics of Love, by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2009.