Connecting with the Earth as Whole Erotic Beings
Every year, earth-lovers from all walks of life journey to the forests I call home on the plateau that descends off of Mt Adams for the EcoSex Convergence. Infused with a level of intentionality, sobriety and intimacy unusual for a summer festival, the gathering aims to build a regional community of ecosexual practitioners who support each other in the transition to a love-based, sustainable culture.
For many, these five days in the forest are a time to reunite with old friends, develop new ones and strengthen their personal relationship with the land. Others come drawn by the opportunity to teach and learn practical skills or to experience a place where sexuality is treated with intelligence and authenticity alongside conversations about food systems and gift economies. For some it’s a rare opportunity to be able to make love in the forest under the night sky or feel the primal energies evoked by the rhythm of drums and the light of fire. But for all, its a place where the wholeness of who they are is welcome and held by community, creating an all too rare experience where they are able to express their deepest longing, deepest sorrow, and deepest joy for the Earth we know as partner, lover and self.
For, only when we create a container that is loving enough and strong enough to embrace the erotic, do we create a container that is loving enough and strong enough to embrace all of Life itself.
Can we really afford anything less?
Part 4 in a 4 part mini series written by Lindsay Hagamen.
You can read Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.