Of Kink and Discernment

 Posted by on January 17, 2014
Jan 172014
 
Of Kink and Discernment

Discernment exists in many forms. For anyone who has ever considered becoming a lay person at your church or congregation, thinking about joining the cloistered life, in love with the Benedicts and the silent halls of their monasteries, or want to become ordained there is a level of concern that comes up. We often use different aspects of [...]

The Beginning

 Posted by on January 4, 2014
Jan 042014
 
The Beginning

by Mako Allen

Years ago, I had a profound spiritual experience at a pagan festival, which resulted in my casting aside my atheist and objectivist beliefs, and becoming more spiritual. Pagans find their own particular path. The one that called to me the loudest was Taoism.

Dec 152013
 
Junk-Food Sex, Fast-Food Sex and Soul-Food Sex

by T.M. Bernard

Sex and food are two primal urges with more in common than our basic survival. Who can argue that lusting after one another over a good meal is double the corporeal pleasure? On the other hand, gluttony of either leaves lovers sore and aching when they fail to say “enough” or “slow down” before that final tempting morsel.

The Other Side of Her

 Posted by on October 22, 2013
Oct 222013
 
The Other Side of Her

by Ms. Selina Minx

When working with archetypal beings and states of consciousness one must remember a basic law of the universe, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. By meditating on this law, we can realize that every state of ecstasy will be followed with a state of <non> ecstasy. This law applies to much more than just the physical universe, it applies to our inner world and it’s rhythms as well.

What Good is a Saint from 1535?

 Posted by on October 4, 2013
Oct 042013
 
What Good is a Saint from 1535?

Having my daughter go through Catholic education has been helping to educate me too. I wasn’t raised Catholic, so there are huge gaps in my knowledge of saints, for example. Last week, my daughter was told the story of Saint Teresa de Ávila in Sunday school, and we had a conversation about St. Teresa’s vision [...]

Either/Or verses Multiplicity

 Posted by on September 20, 2013
Sep 202013
 
Either/Or verses Multiplicity

By Selina Minx

Current research in quantum mechanics shows us that modern conception of “freedom of choice” is a actually a quite limited perspective. The idea that we must choose between two things is a monumental mistake based on earlier theories of mathematics and reality. While many of us were learning our basic math, quantum physics was just a wild little dream in a few physicists’ kinky little heads.

Trinity

 Posted by on September 4, 2013
Sep 042013
 
Trinity

by C.K. Persons

The Trinity – the doctrine or teaching that God is Father/Creator, Son/Redeemer, and Holy Spirit/Sanctifier – is central to Catholicism. But no one fully understands the Trinity. That is why so few people ever talk about the Trinity; the focus is usually on one or another Person of the Trinity (the Father, or Jesus, or the Holy Spirit), rather than God as Triune (three in one).

Worship and Surrender

 Posted by on August 12, 2013
Aug 122013
 
Worship and Surrender

by Ms. Selina Minx

All creatures of the earth experience suffering. It is nature’s gentle way of guiding our actions as we traverse this consciousness. Those of us in the kink community have a unique perspective because of our willingness to explore and embrace pain. This, I believe gives us a much better understanding of this transmutational experience.

The Sacredness of Dirty Lovemaking

 Posted by on July 30, 2013
Jul 302013
 
The Sacredness of Dirty Lovemaking

T.M. Bernard

What if your love life depended on your ability to combine your need for safety and commitment with your need to explore your lust and urges? It’s a salient question from any way a person views relationship, but in this context, we will consider it from a tradition currently under the microscope (some might even say attack): monogamy.