Thursday, August 8
@The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St
With the rapid rise of global conscious communities, change-agents, pleasure revolutionaries, and leagues of social pioneers are redefining antiquated gender models in order to build new paradigms of sexuality and human relationships. Given the challenges presented by the high-charged sexiness of neo-tribal festivals, the vulnerable nature of the healing/initiatory path, modern-day implementation of psychedelics and plant medicines, general political correctness, as well as the daunting shadow of centuries-old patterning and history, we often find ourselves falling short of our highest intentions and aspirations when it comes to gender politics in the transformational age.
In this candid talk and community dialogue, thought leaders in today’s visionary culture will discuss how we can apply the lessons of gender alchemy, tantra, the divine feminine/masculine/androgine, radical forgiveness, intimacy building, non-violent communication, creative collaboration, and more to better unify the perceived gender dichotomy. We will also discuss practical strategies for applying this wisdom, not just to the EDM festivals and ayahuasca retreats, but to our family, friends, government, the workplace, and society at large.
Talat Jonathan Phillips: author of “The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic,” co-founder of The Evolver Network and transformational web-magazine Reality Sandwich, Bioenergetic Healer and Reiki Master, Huffington Post Religion blogger. He has a practice in SF and via Skype. www.TalatHealing.com
Carol Queen PhD: sociologist and sex educator in the sex positive feminist movement, Center for Sex & Culture founding director, pleasure activist, Good Vibes staff sexologist, author of “Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture,” “Exhibitionisim for the Shy: Show Off, Dress Up, and Talk Hot,” and more. http://www.carolqueen.com/
Jamaica Stevens: founder of Tribal Convergence and Convergence Network, healer, artist, dancer, community organizer, leadership trainer, earth guardian, and event producer of The Awaken Festival and many other transformational events. http://tribalconvergence.com/
Mariavittoria Mangini Phd, FNP: a family nurse midwife for twenty five years; a member of the Hog Farm, the same “hippie commune” that served breakfast in bed to 400,000 people at Woodstock, since the 1970s. She has written extensively on the impact of psychedelic experiences in shaping the lives of her contemporaries, and has worked closely with many distinguished investigators in this field. Her current project is the development of a "death midwifery" practice providing services to dying persons and their families.
Lily Ross: Masters of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, scholar in transcultural ayahuasca phenomenon and indigenous religion, collaborative activism with Indigenous populations, storyteller, poet, writer.
Presented by North Atlantic Books, Evolver SF, The Center SF, The Center for Sex and Culture, Tribal Convergence Network, Talat Healing
Thursday, August 8
6:45 Doors; 7pm Salon, $10-$15 sliding scale
The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117