Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Free Spirit Sacred Sexuality Beltane

Hey, hey, the first of May, outdoor lovemaking begins today!

Every year I look forward to Free Spirit Beltane. This will be my fifth FSB, and there will be more than 300 people attending. (Adults only.) It's the only event of it's kind in the US. It happens in a secluded summer camp setting where clothing is optional and everyone interested in respectfully learning, observing, participating, or just being in sex-positive, sensual and spiritual space is welcome. There will be bonfires and drumming at night, rituals, and a Maypole dance. Poly people, kinky people, swingerfolk, pagan people, and tantrikas will all be in attendance.

The origin of the Beltane tradition is pre-Christian fertility rituals during which the Goddess was called upon to bless the fields and make them fertile, thus providing food in abundance in the coming growing season. I imagine more than a few babies were also born nine months later.

This year I'll be presenting three new polyamory programs:

Poly/Mono Relating, Cheating, and the Spirit of Love (Friday 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm)

Polyamory as a Spiritual Path (Saturday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Polyamory in Media's Spotlight (Sunday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm)

There are a total of seven poly-themed programs on the schedule, so people who want to learn more about polyamory will find a lot to choose from.

Poly program titles by other presenters are:

Polyamory for Non-Primary Partners
Polyamory—The Basics and Beyond
Real Life Polyamory: A View from the Trenches
Negotiating Healthy Poly Relationships

Many thanks to the Beltane schedulers for such abundance.

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