We will play with ritual kink and create a physical connection inspired by age-old body rites. Let’s explore the nature of surrendering, and of guiding someone on a journey of submission.
When we find ourselves in an ecstatic state, there is only the here and now. We dare to set our animalistic sides free, to be selfish, to demand. And we dare to ask for loss of control, to ask to be taken, to surrender - to whimper joyfully. There is unique healing, ecstatic empowerment – and there are pitfalls, problems and addictions.
Let’s take a look at BDSM and fetish as a shamanic or spiritual practice, integrating archetypes, chakra areas and tantric wisdom. The foundation will be a presentation of film clips and readings from the work of shamanic pioneers Fakir Musafar and Cleo Dubois. And then we will practice!
Kink play can become incredibly powerful shadow work. With a clarification of intent and the nature of ritual, we celebrate the ecstatic path of erotic dominance and powerful fetishes.
Steen Schapiro is a film director, editor and teacher, born in Denmark, 1967. As a film director, he has made internationally acclaimed documentaries on sexual subcultures. As a teacher, Steen teaches film, art, sexology, debates sexual politics – and does lectures and workshops on shamanic domination and body rituals, focusing on spiritual kink and energy-based BDSM. After extensive travels and rituals, particularly in San Francisco under the guidance of Fakir Musafar and Cleo Dubois, the focus is on the inner journeys and discoveries through body play, submission/dominance and fetishistic symbolism.