Temple Staff aka “The Priestess Body”

Reverend Teri D. Ciacchi, MSW – High Priestess, Hierophant & Creatrix of Living Love Revolution Aphrodite Temple system.

Teri is the matrix of the Living Love Revolution, a sexologist, a Priestess of Aphrodite, a holistic spiritual healer, and an EcoMagicks practitioner. She has been generating Cascadia Holistic Peer Counseling system since 1997 and co-creating EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth (formerly known as Surrender: The EcoSex Convergence) since 2013

She has over 30 years of training in Reclaiming Witchcraft, Ceremonial Magick, Tibetan Buddhism in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the Tantric lineage of Swami Rama, she has taught Living Love Revolution Aphrodite Temple in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and the California Bay Area. She has been ordained in four separate ceremonies, the most recent being M.A.G.I.C. Spiral Rhythms Spring Equinox 2016. She founded Living Love Revolution as a church in 2010.

Living Love Revolution is her life work and spiritual calling and a power-sharing, intergenerational, self-organizing, experience-based system of healing that focuses on expansion, liberation, and sovereignty.

Reverend Megan Pedone Hierophant, Initiated Priestess, Program Lead

Megan Pedone 2020

Megan became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2004, and attended her first Aphrodite Temple in 2016. Since then, she has completed the LLRS priestess training system, earned her certification as a Holistic Peer Counselor, and taken anchoring training from Henry “Oakry” Welch. She has served as the Temple Manager for many Temples, and facilitates many pieces of Temple programming.

In her own words, “Aphrodite Temple has been important to me because I had never understood before the degree I was letting people cross my boundaries and I had been giving consent without wanting to. To be a part of a group of people who empowered others to respect and be respected, no matter what the answer; was magical.

“From then on, I wanted to be a Priestess to help facilitate helping others find a strong no and a passionate yes within themselves. To help myself and others on a regular basis to be intimate, vulnerable and trusting. To work through fears, misconceptions, and lies about sex, sexuality, and diseases that are associated with them. To find the beauty in all that is around us and in ourselves…

“…Priestess training has taught me to facilitate in front of a group of people and feel almost comfortable with it (this, coming from someone who took a D grade instead of giving an oral essay in school). It has taught me the joy of meditation, of taking a breath to think before I react or withdrawal. It has taught me the joy of receiving ecstatic pleasure as well as giving it.

“I can’t wait to have this experience of a lifetime with you.”

Reb Heidi Block – Hierophant, Initiated Priestess

Heidi Block, 2023

“I am an old crone from the bad old days of HIV, transformed into an aphrodisiacal retired social worker and psychoanalyst. I am especially focused on issues of ethics and consent, in pleasure-centric experiences.”

Reverend Mark Welch – Hierophant, Initiated Priestess, Lead Technologist

Mark Welch

Mark Welch has been involved with Living Love Revolution since 2012. Mark has served on the production teams of both Aphrodite Temple and Living Love Revolution festival events, and has been lead underwriter of many of these events.

“I first discovered Living Love Revolution in 2011, and quickly recognized its transformative potential. Teri rewrote my sexual lexicon, and has taught me a great deal about consent, negotiation, group processes, meditation practice, and heart awakening. In the course of this work, I’ve also made significant progress in deconstructing my social conditioning and privilege, and have worked to help build a more just and equitable society. I’ve come to believe that we are all part of an interconnected whole, and this work has helped me experience this interconnectedness in a personal way. This work has truly changed my life.”

Reb Sarabell Eisenfeld – Hierophant, Initiated Priestess

Sarabell Eisenfeld “Tending to Grow”

Embodied communitarian, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, mediator, peer counselor, social permaculturist, seeker, lover: Sarabell’s roles in community on Earth grow from a delight, intrigue, and presence with communication, desire, and ritual.

As a Somatic Sex Educator, Sarabell facilitates individuals and groups accessing body wisdom, cultivating self-trust, unspinning shame, and expanding capacity to embody curious creativity and pleasure. 

Trained also through Resolutions Northwest’s yearlong mediation training program, Sarabell serves community members, couples/moreples, all configurations of striving humans experiencing conflict.

Sarabell facilitates interrupting internalized and systematic oppression through Theater of the Oppressed playshops, and pursues trainings in Trauma Aware Conflict Transformation (with Rain Crowe,) Reiki (with Oakry,) Sexual Sovereignty with mentors Teri Ciacchi, Betty Martin, Amy Jo Goddard, Eva Blake, and Captain Snowdon, and Living Love Revolution Aphrodite Temple Priestess Training Body. Sarabell works with creatures of all ages, celebrating seasonal rhythms, self-awareness, allyship, and empowered self-expression.

Sarabell lives with 10 other people on an urban co-op ecovillage in Portland called Fosterville (fostervillagepdx.org) working to shift the dominant urban paradigm from land “ownership” to land stewardship, service, lovership.

Somatic Sex Educator, Mediator, Facilitator: tendingtogrow@gmail.com,  610.804.6656

Reverend Mae Lamb – Hierophant, Initiated Priestess

Mae Lamb

Mae Lamb is an queer, poly, genderfluid ecosexual mycophile, and devoted priestess to the Goddess Aphrodite.  Trained in the Hakomi method of somatic psychotherapy, they offer somatic and relational counseling, psychedelic integration coaching, and are passionate about working with men, male identified folks, anyone grappling with male socialization and privilege.  Mae is of European descent and has a magical background in Reclaiming Witchcraft, as well as the Northern Mysteries and works closely with the Runes as ancestral guides and teachers. They believe that men working together to heal themselves and each other is a critical step on the journey towards collective liberation.   They live for building a culture of resistance to the violence of capitalism and for co-creating consent oriented anti-oppressive spaces for play, magic, pleasure, healing and resilience building. Find them at maelambsomatics.com

Reverend Helena De Felice – Hierophant, Initiated Priestess, and Program Lead, currently on Sabbatical.

This magical weekend retreat allowed me to begin my healing through movement, meditation, joy, touch, love, and group support. I’ve grown so much through my times at Temple…I’ve had times of tears, laughter, and great ecstasy. I see each Aphrodite Temple as both an opportunity to turn inward and connect with my own heart, and a chance to connect with other amazing, beautiful, sex-positive people. Temple challenges our cultural story of isolation and scarcity and shows us how we can meet our needs for touch, intimacy, and community with a sense of abundance. Together we create an environment that is healing, body positive, connecting, and deeply transformative.

Helena is a Certified Wheel of Consent Facilitator, full-spectrum doula,  artist, and Priestess of Aphrodite with over 6,000 hours of experience in facilitation and coaching. Helena joined the Living Love Revolution in 2015, and was initiated as a High Priestess in 2019.

Her mission is to empower and enable people to celebrate their authentic selves and experience their relationship with pleasure and erotic energy as creative, positive, life-affirming, and energizing. Expanding our practice of and capacity for sensuality allows us to be connected to ourselves, the divine (whatever that means for each of us), each other, and all of life.

She believes our capacity to experience pleasure is a function of our capacity to know what we want, trust it, value it, and trust our ability to engage consensually with others. “Pro-choiceness” (a commitment that each person is empowered to make informed choices for themselves) and loving compassion weave through every aspect of her work.

Helena offers trauma-informed coaching to individuals interested in deepening their connection with their bodies and strengthening their sense of sovriegnty, agency, and autonomy.