Why feminine ecstasy?
I define the feminine, as the material, all that can be perceived and sensed within and without, and it is ever changing. I include sensations, emotions, thoughts and physical processes within this feminine realm. And for the sake of clarity I define the masculine, as the timeless emptiness that contrasts and coexist with all that is, the feminine.
Therefore, the feminine here, is the body that carries the sensory experience, including that which can be sensed. In the Vedanta traditions, for example, it is referred to as the Shakti. However, how we name it is of little importance. That which matters, is the simple understanding of the concept that all that is material is the feminine.
The feminine has been demonised, objectified and repressed over millennia, not just in female form, but in the form of the rain forest being cut down; the oceans being polluted and depleted; animals being tortured and killed for our physical consumption and entertainment.
Perhaps, it is our deep attachment to and deep need of the material world that has created our deep resentment for it? We reject our temporal nature in favour for the incorporeal, the eternal as admired by the world religions. Yet, how is the material less holy then the ethereal when they are intertwined as one? All that is, the feminine, and all that is not, the masculine, in union – sacred as a whole.
This acquired fear and distain of the material, or as I refer to it, the feminine, creates friction and disconnection leaving us isolated and in an ever deepening spiral of personal and collective destruction, instead of creation, and in an obsessive pursuit of escapism through heartless pleasures.
My aim is to bring the same degree of reverence to the material, the feminine, as we give to the spiritual, immaterial masculine. I intend to bridge the disconnection between the material and the spiritual, which has been falsely imposed on us all, so that we can once again experience the sacred union of embodied consciousness.
This experience, for which we hunger and long, has been described time and time again by the mystics from different traditions, as an explosion of joy and grounded ecstasy.
My meaning of the word ‘eroticism’:
The root of the word ‘eroticism’ is in Eros, the God of love.
For me, eroticism is when we embody this love in our sentient body and we experience the creative source of life, full of pleasure and in connection with the whole. It is an experience that honours the other as a unique expression and as part of an integrated whole of the love and freedom that we already are.
I see eroticism as a magical portal to our full creative potential.