Category Archives: Active Feminine

The Touch of the Sacred Whore

My husband does energy work – which he’d call a misnomer because what he does doesn’t fit into quite that clear a category. It’s kind of a shamanic, James Hillman-esque, soul, mythic energy dialog. He has a highly developed, and very sensitive feminine side. Plus he’s schooled in the energetic and erotic nuances of whores… Continue Reading

Trusting Men To Navigate

David Deida has written several books about masculine and feminine ‘sexual essences’, sexuality, and relationships. My husband and have read, together, just about all his books and found them really helpful. I think a lot about how to apply the learning’s I’ve been given about intimate male/female dynamics to parallel dynamics in less intimate settings.… Continue Reading

It’s Just Lunch – The Chthonios

Nineteenth in a series [gs *] There is a place in the underworld, down near Hades, where the unspent flaming rage of the active feminine pools, where the unseen tears of women’s history burn. My husband calls this the Chthonios, the timeless place of women’s suffering at the hands of men, masculinity, the masculine, misogyny… Continue Reading

More about Active vs. Passive

What do we mean by Active? A misconception I hear about the Active Feminine – that a female athlete would represent her – tells me we need to amplify this concept. ‘Active’ in the context of the Sacred Feminine is not about how much one moves one’s body, or how actively we pursue the goals of… Continue Reading

The Uses of the Erotic – An Essay by Audre Lorde

 From the website: Meta History  The Uses of the Erotic, by Audre Lorde (Extracted from Cool Beans) There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or… Continue Reading

"For a woman to explore and express the fullness of her sexuality, her emotional and intellectual capacities, would entail who knows what risks and who knows what truly revolutionary alteration of the social conditions that demean and constrain her."

-Louise J. Kaplan - Female Perversions