–Sensheant Magazine Interviews Lindsay Hagmen and Dr. SerenaGaia, Cont’d . . .
–Q # 2
Sensheant Magazine: You start us off with ‘Eros holding the hope for the future of humankind.” If our earth is usually seen as inert, something for humans to exploit, eros is associated with ‘the obscene’, and the spiritual points to something ‘out there’ (above) as opposed to beneath us – how do we ground eros ‘to earth’ and into the bedroom? What would a starter kit look like for a budding ecosexual?
Lindsay Hagamen: An important first step is experiencing eros, life energy, as arising from within our very own bodies, arising from each of our own cells.
Eros is our generative capacity, a capacity we share with all Life on Earth. When we feel this erotic life energy moving freely through us and connecting us to our environment, life becomes a sensual prayer. When we know in our flesh and bones that erotic energy – sexual energy – is healthy and life-giving, we are able to let go of the many layers of shame shrouding sexuality, and step into a life that is abundant, free and whole. Ecosexuals know the body to be sacred and know orgasms as an abundant pleasure that can enhance creativity, strengthen loving bonds, and create peace.
Dr. SerenaGaia: The making of Eros as “the obscene” of culture is only a comment on culture and those who control its paradigms. Eros is the vital energy of life and as such precedes culture, or is, at least, simultaneous to it, if we consider that culture begins with bacteria, our first ancestors, who have sex with their neighbors and live symbiotic lives.
Eros is the name given to this energy in classical cultures. The same entity has other names, including universal energy, Prana and Chi. Eros is a cosmic energy. We cannot control it more than any other form of life can. However, we can perceive it, let it run through us, and channel it in ways that are very loving, just, and productive. Eros is the force that proves that love is the ecology of life.
The force of love stays where it feels loved. It flees when it doesn’t. When we treat life as a pure resource, we disregard the vital energy that animates it. Then Eros flees and life becomes unanimated matter. The presence of Eros is what makes the difference between the green and blue third planet Gaia teeming with life, and the brownish rock known as Mars. We better love Eros if we want to stay alive!
Edited with an Introduction by SerenaGaia Anderlini-D’Onofrio and Lindsay Hagamen. Puerto Rico: 3WayKiss through CreateSpace, June 2015. www.ecosexbook.org
Post 5 of 11 in the The EcoSEXual RƎVO˩ution Series, to be continued . . . .
Stay tuned for the juicy details of this interview, when Lindsay and Dr. SerenaGaia answer Sensheant’s salacious and deep probing questions. We will be back on Wednesday next week.
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We gratefully acknowledge Rebecca Church and her team at Sensheant Magazine. This interview will appear in a forthcoming issue. We send our warm thanks to our interviewer, Cynthia Spence, and congratulate the team on their beautiful and brave initiative. Connect with Sensheant here.