Category Archives: Eros/Libido

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

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

Who is the Sacred Whore?

[gs **] Who was “the sacred prostitute”? And what happened to the developing consciousness of humankind when people no longer venerated the goddess of love, passion and sex? So asks Jungian Psychologist Nancy Qualls-Corbett, early in her book The Sacred Prostitute. She goes on later: These questions bothered me. Much as I wanted to put… Continue Reading

What is the Sacred Feminine?

Google ‘Sacred Feminine’ and you’ll find a mashup. A little of this, plastered over a little of that. Like all religious evolution, old forms given new meanings, meanings that serve ideological ends. Depending upon which ideology is wielding the plaster-brush, she may be utterly conventional or horribly shocking – from divinely maternal and cozy, to… 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