“Our first and most important partnership is with Life itself.”
– Christiane Pelmas, www.therewilding.com
More than a Festival…
EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth aims to be both the inspiration for and celebration of year-round bioregional community that supports our individual and collective transition to more loving, resilient and sustainable life ways.
We dream of a time when some of us can be Living on the land together.
We are actively co-creating year round community in the Cascadia Bioregion
We hold Events, salons, teachings and workshops throughout the year and more ecosexual happenings are popping up throughout the bioregion and the world!
ENVISIONING AN ECOSEXUAL WORLD
We invite you to join us in a life-long journey to create intimate, nurturing relationships with one another and the Earth, relationships that inspire a culture that nourishes Life itself?
Nothing short of a life-long love affair with the earth, the nook of the world we call our home and the people with whom we share it, will create a culture that can be, and is indeed worth being, sustained. We can take joy in using our love, sexual energy and intimacy to serve a deep purpose: to build and tend to a better world, a world where children are free to run and play, people are free to love and create, and this earth is free to continue in its ancient dance of living.
To reach a place in ourselves where we nourish our souls deeply, love inclusively and care for the whole, we are called to walk the path of personal transformation that will show us the marrow of our bones. We must heal and make whole that which lies at the core of our life energy—our awareness of, our connection to and our ability to respond first to ourselves, then to one another and ultimately to the whole of the Earth.
Our sexuality and our wild, instinctual self rise out of this awareness, connection, and responsiveness. These are the forces that intimately bind us—our body, our psyche and our spirit—together with the Life that ebbs and flows all around us. When we feel inextricably connected to Life, we choose to care deeply for the well-being of others, we respect the earth, cherish its creatures, and we become aroused by the sensual nature of the material world. In celebration of all this, we choose to give ourselves to the service of life and the living.
What is the first step?
It is essential that the first step in the personal transformation that will enable a (r)evolution towards an EcoSexual culture be to reconnect with our sexuality and reclaim our wild nature—to embrace our erotic and physical selves in order to heal the parts of our human nature that have been unwelcome in much of the modern world. When we allow ourselves to enjoy our sensuality, sexuality and creativity, when we allow ourselves to acknowledge our life, our physicality and our mortality as all part of the natural world, we can tap into the powerful personal resources that the consumer and patriarchal cultures have undermined and repressed for far too long.
When we are able to access the regenerative forces of our own sexuality and creativity to serve the deep purpose of building greater connection and intimacy with one another and with the natural world, we draw upon powerful resources that emanate from the very core of our being. These resources are innately renewable and can provide profound pleasure. We can use these resources to create a culture in which human connection, trust and respect, rather than money, are the basis for an economy that stewards the land and provides for our home.
When we gather together a tribe of lovers, a group of people with whom we share our greatest intimacies, with whom we create a life, tend to a home and steward the land that nourishes us, we can leave behind the culture of consumerism and produce for ourselves, from our own inspiration, sweat and love, a culture of true abundance.
We create abundance by treating the land as our beloved, knowing it intimately, caring for its needs, all with the knowledge that we will be held accountable for our actions. We join together to create a team, a small tribe of people, working together to build an ecologically sustainable way of life for creating a culture in balance with the natural world is simply too great an undertaking to be accomplished alone, and because in challenging times the best thing to hold on to is one another.
The key to unlocking this wealth is claiming our sovereignty over our erotic selves. By purposely using our love, sex and intimacy to bring people together in the sensual prayer of life, we can inspire, create and fuel a culture we will be proud to gift to future generations.
Are you ready to join us?
What inspired the original Surrender event ?
EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth is the co-vision of Lindsay Hagamen ecosexual author and activist and Rev. Teri D. Ciacchi, creatrix of the Living Love Revolution.
EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth evolved out of Lindsay and Teri’s mutual desire to develop regional sustainable community, cultivate love-based living and actively midwife the transition to a culture that partners with the Earth. EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth is part of our vision for creating an ecosexual world.
EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth is the event formerly known as Surrender: The Ecosex Convergence. In order to honor the original vision and philosophy of co-creators Teri Ciacchi and Lindsay Hagamen, we begin this vision page with a quote about surrender:
“ Surrender is the perfect equipoise between gravity and levity. It is neither a process of giving up or collapsing in; nor is it one of holding onto or self-supporting. It's a balancing act upon the razor’s edge of eternity.” Merrill Ward
WHAT IS EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth?
EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth is our invitation to the wild souls and courageous hearts who yearn to reconnect with the web of life and be enveloped in the reciprocity of community. Over five days in a cedar and hemlock forest, EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth offers the opportunity for deep connection with the land, to awaken our divine obligation to all that has come before us and to all that will live on after us, and to create fellowship with those who too share a calling to be of service to this living Earth. Together, with feet rooted firmly on this Earth and hearts opened wide to the horizon, we remember what it is to be human -- ecstatic and grieving, forever interdependent and completely sovereign, bound and supported by our purpose, our passion, and our place in this sensual prayer of Life.
EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth weaves together embodiment, permaculture, song, large group ritual, earth-based spirituality and artistic expression all within a sex-positive container that celebrates sexuality as a powerful source of personal, social & ecological transformation. EcoSex: Celebrating Lover Earth creates a cauldron for deep connection, healing, and collective creation where life is sacred, our bodies are sovereign, and the Earth is our beloved partner with whom we collaborate to create abundance.
With the forest as our witness and as our guide, we deepen our understanding and practice of what it means to be loving humans in this time of transformation. Eco-Magick pathwork and group ritual inspire the experience. Workshops are offered on topics that range from tending the wild to sacred sexuality. During the evening, we deepen the community experience with offerings ranging from cuddle piles to erotic temples, healing massage to ecstatic dance. Throughout the gathering there is ample spaciousness to create art, make music and commune in Lilith’s Forest with the divine.
Listening intimately to the land and each other, we surrender to the deep consciousness of Nature, in order to evolve towards a culture that is life positive, sex positive, and ecologically sustainable.
All of Earth’s lovers are welcome.