Because of the Pandemic, we have chosen not to hold in person intimacy events since March 2020.
There is currently no longer a plan to hold “public” Living Love Revolution Aphrodite Temples in the USA in the same framework as we held them before the pandemic. Going forward the Aphrodite Temples in Portland will be private invitation-only events.
We, the current members of the LLR Priestess Body are now ready to begin negotiating a private Temple community which expands beyond the Priestess Body to include our polycules, our already existing intimate partners, and people whom we wish to personally be intimate with. If you are interested in attending the Mycelia Temple (Jan 28-31st 2021), please see “How to Join” below.
We are proposing a “BOTH AND” situation
Because we still live in a capitalist society that requires we pay rent for venues and hand over cash for food, we will continue to hold Aphrodite Temples for fair energy exchange. Helena Palmqvist deFelice will continue to be the High Priestess and Hierophant of the Canadian Branch of LLR Aphrodite Temple and will conduct Temples in beautiful locations with catering etc as she sees fit to do so with Reverend Ciacchi’s blessings and… The Portland branch of Living Love Revolution will take a few more steps toward their fantasy of creating non-capitalist, polyamorous, queer, autonomous sexual liberation events by reinventing itself as a private community.
What we Know:
We will be co-creating our own group safer/braver protocols based on our experience and skill with Dr Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent Trainings. We will also be using the framework offered for clear communication in Dr. Evelin Dacker’s Covid Care and the well thought out understandings in LLR’s Safer/Braver Space document including the crystal clear definition of consent given there. We are also always working with the skills we have developed as peer cousnelors practicing CHPC sessions and the science and psychology of Interpersonal Neurobiology provided in the works of Dr Dan Siegel. Members of the Priestess Body will be adults of 21 years old or older.
What we don’t know:
We are at this point transforming the Priestess Body in Portland to create a larger network in an attempt to more closely imitate Mycelium we are hoping to move toward a less capitalist more communitarian structure that shares power and money in a more egalitarian way based on needs rather than a hierarchy of power and social status. At this point, Teri is very invested in not having the LLR Aphrodite Temple be a cult of personality but rather a communal exchange of meeting desires in a space of joy and liberation, (Temporary Autonomous Zone). Reading the essay and watching the video given below, should give you enough information to understand what we are saying here.
We want to be clear that we do not know how to do this and we have not been able to do it yet. We do know however that we have gained an excellent level of skill regarding consent, egalitarian group processes, group dynamics that encourage each person to authentically share their needs and wants, and an ability (mostly through participating in regular CHPC sessions) to express themselves openly with Curiosity, Openness, Acceptance and Love (C.O.A.L. thank you Dan Siegel). We want to continue to grow and push our evolutionary edges and we would like to include you in these efforts.
How to Request joining the Priestess Body:
If you think you would like to attend the Jan 28-31st Mycelial Temple Please read the following essay, watch the following video and schedule a 30 – 60 min video chat with members of the Priestess Body before Jan 15, 2021 by sending us an email here: email@example.com
Again, How to Join?
- Watch video presentation with Teri and Mae: Queer Ritual & Consent Protocols for Group Sex Magic & Entheogen Use
- Read essay written by Teri: Golden Waves & Priestess Bodies: Establishing a Queer-Centric Poly-Normative Aphrodite Cultus in Cascadia
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and set up a live video chat with members of the Priestess Body