Dark Eros Devotion & Ritual Creation
Dark Eros Devotion & Ritual Creation Workshops by Wintersong
Sacred Sex: A Ritual Primer
There is a widespread belief that all sex is sacred sex, and there is definitely something to be said for that perspective. However, there are times when something more structured, intentional and perhaps dearer is desired. Rather than giving the participants a particular ritual to duplicated on their own, this workshop will cover the principals of ritual construction with a focus on creating sacred space, opening and closing the ritual, preparation, and of course, why you’d want to do any of this in the first place.
Sacred Sex for One
When most people think of sacred sex or sex magic they automatically think about activities involving more than one person. Just as you can have plenty of erotic fun by yourself, you can have meaningful sacred or magical sex by yourself as well. This class will address specific strategies for building rituals and constructing sex magic specifically to be done solo.
Sex, Magic, and the Great Outdoors
Neo-paganism spirituality is often referred to as “earth-based.” People who feel drawn to neo-paganism have a deeper connection to the earth and the natural world around them than most other folk. This connection is all too often centered in our minds. How do we connect to the earth in a more visceral way? In this participatory workshop we’re going to use energy work and our own bodies to share, if only for a while, an intimate personal connection with earth and the world around us. The objective of the class is to form magical connection to nature through erotic play, although how you define “erotic” is entirely up to you. The class will culminate in a guided meditation and no one will be forced to go beyond what they are comfortable with in order to participate.
“Spiritualizing” Kinky Fun
Think about your favorite kinds of kinky play. Got it? Okay, now how can you use that play for your own spiritual growth and to form meaningful connections, whether internally, with something Greater, or with other people in your life? In this class we’re going to look at a range of kink/BDSM activities and talk about how to incorporate them into our spiritual identities and add spiritual elements to them. Bring your own ideas, experiences and a very open mind and together we will expand our ideas of spirituality, kink and play.
Kink for Meditation
To many people meditating means sitting still and thinking of nothing. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work out so well for quite a lot of us. One alternative is to have something to focus on and/or something to remove outside distractions. In this class we’ll be taking some familiar techniques and toys from our kinky toolbox and seeing how they can be used as focuses or other aids for meditative contemplation. Feel free to bring along some of your favorites toys too.
Foreskin Restoration as a Devotional Practice for Self Healing
For men who are unhappy with having been circumcised, non-surgical foreskin restoration can restore not only lost sensation, but also bring emotional and spiritual healing as well. This workshop will look at strategies not only for the mechanics of foreskin restoration, but also at how to approach the process as a daily devotional act dedicated to personal growth and healing. This approach can make it easier to stick with the process, which can take quite a while, as well as provide a valuable context for working through the emotional issues or repercussions that can draw one to restoration or can be discovered during the process.