Polyamory & Tantra Newsletter, Volume 2, May, 2005 
Published by
Janet Kira Lessin, Focalizer, World Polyamory Association (WPA) and Sasha (Alex) Lessin, Ph. D 
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Kira's Intro:

Summer's upon us. Conference season begins. This year we have THREE incredible conferences 1) Northwest Polyamory Conference at Harbin Hot Springs, CA, 2) Northeast Polyamory Conference, Bryn Mawr, PA; and 3) the Art of Loving Conference in Chicago, IL.  While each conference may have a main theme, we diversify the experience for all and feature polyamory, tantra, paganism, spirituality, magick, BDSM, metaphysics and more.  We include mind-expansive, cutting-edge, open-minded professional speakers, workshop presenters, musicians, artists, dancers and entertainers from the mind, body, soul and spirit movements. 

We've had many requests from Europe, Australia, Asia and especially the Southern U.S. for the World Polyamory Association for us to bring conferences and workshops to those parts of the world.  We're delighted to go wherever called.  We need the support of local coordinators and volunteers to step forward to make it happen.  That's what happened with Chicago. The Chicago community beckoned to us and together we're creating a major Conference (Art of Loving Conference) this Fall and a focused tantra weekend intensive, Celebrate Sacred Sexuality, in June.  We'd love to create a tantra, relationship, polyamory, Voice Dialogue, Holotropic Breathwork, VIniyoga or Existential Life Review workshop for your community or group in your area too.  It's expensive to travel but if we pool resources we can create what you need in your area.

Sasha and I'll be home most of July and August so we created two tantra intensives in response to many requests.  Since this newsletter's getting long, I'll just include the links in the table of contents below and tell you more about them next time. 

We're looking forward to seeing you on our summer tour.  Come up and introduce yourself to us.

Blessings, Love and Warmest Aloha,
Kira

Contents of this Newsletter
1.   
IN A PERFECT POLY WORLD -- Janet Kira Lessin
2.   TANTRA FOR THE POLYAMOROUS - Sasha Lessin
3.   HARBIN POLY CONFERENCE JUNE 17 -19, 2005
4.   HARBIN HOT SPRINGS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS ED JOR EL ELKIN:Bi-Poly Options & Sex for Senior Polys

5.   CHICAGO CELEBRATE SACRED SEXUALITY - June 24-26, 2005
6
.   TWO TANTICAS, MATEYLA & MBER, SEEK STUDY PARTNERS FOR TANTRA SCHOOL - AUGUST 2005
7. 
  BRYN MAWR POLYAMORY CONFERENCE - September 2005 - Register now to get super early bird discounts
8.   CHICAGO ART OF LOVING CONFERENCE: Chicago, IL - September 30 - October 2, 2005
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.   POLYAMORY CONNECTION: Poly Dating, Support Group, Maui, Hawaii
10.
POLYAMORY BOOKS:  Polyamory, The PolyTantric Lovestyle &  Polyamory: More Loves, More Loving
11
. POLYAMORY MAGAZINE - Contributions and Staff Sought
12. POLYAMORY NEWS

13.
PATH OF THE SACRED LOVER DAKA & DAKINI CERTIFICATON PROGRAM - July 11-15, 2005
14.
LEVEL I: CERTIFIED TANTRA PRACTITIONERS - August 22-26, 2005

 

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1. 
IN A PERFECT POLY WORLD -- Janet Kira Lessin

Polyamory’s juicy. The thought of loving outside the box, going beyond the norm, having your cake and eating it too excites us.  Polyamory’s a concept that’s so enticing, it’s captivated a whole new generation. 

Our phone rings off the hook. We’re polyamory counselors and polyamory has arrived.  Our clients ask “What’s this polyamory stuff and how can I get some?  More and more people can relate to the concept of polyamory; they know what it’s about, they’re getting poly saavy. Some are even beginning to know the difference between swinging and polyamory.  Poly jargon’s everywhere.  Even yahoo groups have a category for polyamory.  We’ve come a long way.

Polyamory’s about growth.  It’s a high-paced, super-charged, lightning-fast track to enlightenment.  But polyamory has hazards.  For one thing, once you succeed at polyamory, it’s impossible to climb back into monogamy’s box. Monotonous monogamy no longer numbs. Expectations and shoulds fade, illusions dissolve. 

Polyamory wakens you fast.  Master loving more than one, you’re certain to smile.  Your heart expands.  Polyamory’s like some hidden secret; once you’ve succeeded, mastered your true potential to love, you wonder how the rest of the world operates with its limited perspective. 

Polyamorists and mongamists both can experience jealousy.  But jealousy serves no one.  It’s self destructive.  If you're jealous, look at what’s making you feel that way.  See how you can rise above it.  You can rise above your jealousy if it's about putting yourself down by comparing you to someone else.  You can transcend your jealousy if you can see plenty instead of lack?  If your jealousy's based on fear you won't get enough attention from your mate(s) you can simply request the attention you need instead of wallowing in jealousy.  You free yourself from jealousy,  when you do something to liven up your life instead of staying overly dependent on a certain lover to meet your needs.

Jealous emotions challenge you to look within.  Jealousy of others makes you see how you can enjoy in yourself what you admire in others but think you lack by comparison.  If someone you're jealous of is wealthier than you, you convert you jealousy into steps you can take to increase your wealth or be satisfied with what do earn.  If the person of whom you're jealous is slimmer than you, you address your negative body comparison by diet, exercise or self-acceptance. 

Instead of suffering with jealousy, accept and love yourself.  Jealousy's a signal for you to learn to love yourself better.  When you stop wallowing in jealousy, you stop acting the victim, blaming and shaming.  You ask what healing you need to do on yourself.  Ask your lovers to help you heal.

If you learn to love yourself, your mate(s) may spend more time with because you’ll be more fun.  Are you ready to feel more love in your life?  Maybe it’s time to stretch your boundaries that limit your bliss.

When you’ve enjoyed watching your lover love another, you free yourself of fear and negativity.  You finally “get it”.  When you love unconditionally, you’re full of love and warm fuzzies.  You’ve succeed on a deep and profound  level, overcome your fears and limitations; you understand what love’s all about.

In 1993, when I started my first poly discussion group, Pali Paths (in Honolulu), there were only four of us.  We wondered how to explain to others the depth of conviction we held that polyamory was right for us and might be for them too.  Most folks thought we were crazy, looney tunes, eccentric, immoral.  But deep down we knew polyamory was about love in its purest form.  We remembered how souls danced polyamorously, existed in a state of loving oneness.  There must be some way to bring that loving state into the physical plane. 

 Many times we felt disheartened.  People didn’t even know the term “polyamory”.  Where were the others to share with us? 

We held space at Pali Paths. Week after week no one showed up.  We didn’t give up.  We advertised, posted posters, chatted, educated, talked, went on radio, television, wrote for magazines, attended conferences.  We came out of the closet the best we could without sacrificing jobs. We had our dramas and traumas. We alienated friends, family and some even lost jobs.  It wasn’t easy, but we knew our truth and we thought it would resonate with a lot of others. Was that truly only 12 years ago?  Look how much we’ve accomplished.  Imagine where we’ll go.
        
I’m involved in a conscious poly network.  I have clients who’ve mastered the jargon, blazed trails and are showing their friends and families the poly way.  I have lovers who’ve learned how to overcome their fears and when to they come to me they show up, are fully present.  I have family that’s learned how to accept me for who I am. Even my sister Louise, who once wanted to send Mormon deprogrammers to rescue me from my polyamorous boyfriend, now supports my choice of polyamory.  Friends now honor my personal choices.  Some even support legislation that lets me and others like me make our choices.  We're poly pioneers and they're our supporters.  We’re bold, brave, open, unafraid.   

Poly beginners come in to my therapy office and look at their programming and cultural conditioning. They consciously chose to reprogram themselves.  They look at their relationships and see how they can open to more love and include others.  They come to support groups, workshops, conferences. They connect, see that they’re not so alone. 

The world’s changing.  The ultra-conservatives that get riled up by our choices seem ridiculous, wrapped around their fears.  We wonder what harm our loving those we do can possibly do to conservatives who choose monogamy.  The world’s  polarizing in many ways but there’s ever-so-slight an opening, a window of opportunity that can give us more freedom.  All we can do is persevere, hang in there and stay true to ourselves.  

Ultimately, the truth will set us all free.  Love is the hope of the world and polyamory, loving more than one sex partner, is one of the avenues to a more loving planet.   

2. TANTRA FOR THE POLYAMOROUS - Sasha (Alex) Lessin, Ph. D

Celebrate and intensify your intimacy. Open all your energy centers (chakras), heal emotional wounds, expand ecstasy; you love each of your beloveds more. Synergize your inner security, sexuality, power, love, communication, vision, and spiritual chakras. Regress and reprogram your imprints so you relax and love more.

Enhance intimacy, growth, respect, caring and passion with each lover. Share hearts. You help heal their hurts and they, yours. You learn how to center yourself and communicate kindly and genuinely. Enjoy your individuality and also transcend it in soul-synergy with your loves.

From your Center, see your diverse inner-voices and your sweethearts’. Recognize your disowned energies in your lovers’ attitudes and behaviors. Show them what hurts and scares you, the vulnerability you cover in defensiveness. Drop defensiveness and you can deal with what’s upsetting you directly. Learn when and how to let your Inner Children connect with each others’.

Here's a summary of body parts, tantric tasks and Sanskrit sound (in parentheses) associated with each chakra.
1. PERINEUM, Rectum. (lam) Align perennial (base) chakra energies with your sweethearts’; reinforce each other's sense of safety, health and security.

2. GENITALS, Reproductive organs. (vam) Connect and pleasure each other's second chakras with touch, intention and breathing techniques. Boost each other's sensuality, creativity and sexuality.

3. SOLAR PLEXUS (ram) Empower yourself and your lovers.

4. HEART (yam) Open your love and courage to each other.

5. THROAT (ham) Say your truth kindly; listen with love.

6. BRAIN (ooo) Help each other think, intuit and envision; put your heads together as a mutual mind.

7. CROWN (mmm) Flow energy between your crown and your beloveds’. Rise above your separate, individual self-senses and merge with each other. You all merge with pastlife lovers, with the polyamorous lover archetype, with all humanity and with Earth and the Universe.

Chakra 1: PERINEUM: MATERIAL GROUNDING

Join your lovers in healthy activities. Help each other feel secure and safe. Share financially. Encourage each of your lovers' wellness as you eat, exercise and stretch together. Massage each other all over. Caress each other’s base chakras, inside and out. Chant "lam."

If you’re male, invite your lovers to put fingers into your rectum and stroke your prostate and the pleasure spot behind your pubic bone.

Whatever your gender, rectal massage helps you hear inner voices that deal with survival. As your lovers touch you inside, you hear your Inner Critic, your Pleaser, your Warrior. You hear voices that protect your Inner Kid from overwhelming physical and emotional pain and from death. Interview these voices; learn their present concerns. Listen to your Inner Child. Let all your inner voices express themselves and you can integrate their contributions.

Chakra 2: GENITALS: SEX, SENSUALITY, REPRODUCTION

Center yourself and master your sexy and conservative voices.

Stroke the inner, belly-side of each woman’s vagina, stroking gently from pubic bone to orifice. Help her emote and rescript self-limiting decisions she remembers when you stroke her. Then she will, with great pleasure, respond to your strokes. She ejaculates. Amrita--the female ejaculate--springs from its urethral font.

The women manipulate the men’s first and second chakras. A man, too, regresses, releases pent-up emotions and learns alternate behaviors which better serve him now.

Enjoy a wider range of sensuality.

Join genitals. Men, nestle your penis, limp or erect, into the women in your love group.

And men, you can decide whether you ejaculate. Retain your ejaculate and pull your energy up, when you choose, instead of squirting. It’s easy. When you feel ejaculation pending, shift your focus from your genitals to your hands, eyes and lips. Concentrate on using your fingers, mouth and gaze to delight your lovers. Pull energy up from your genitals as you squeeze your pubococcygeal, diaphragm and throat muscles. Picture energy flowing from your crown into your lovers’. Chant "vam."

Chakra 3: SOLAR PLEXUS: POWER, DIGESTION

Take what's yours, choose boundaries right for you. Assert yourself appropriately. Empower each other. Chant "ram."

Explore power chakra dynamics with your love group. Learn how you bond, sometimes sweetly, sometimes sourly, into parent-child roles. Ram meditations help you return to sweet and centered interaction.

You and lovers sour when you (or they) feel scared or hurt but hide the hurt. You hide it and pretend all’s well. Or criticize yourself for feeling hurt.

Stop hiding pain; say what hurts. If any of your lovers hide their vulnerable feelings, guess what hurts and scares them, under their hiding. When you and they unmask fears and insecurities, you touch hearts again. Return to center and sweet interaction.

Chakra 4: HEART: LOVE, COURAGE

Chant "yam," evoke your Divine Consort. Love, adore, support and cheer your lovers. Get sweet; romance each other.

Share consciousness. Identify with each of your lovers. Walk in each other's spiritual moccasins. Synergize your separate spirits within a larger spirit, the spirit of your love group.

Chakra 5: THROAT: EXPRESSION

Chant "ham." Hear and express each of your inner voices (subselves). Appreciate them and find creative ways to express them.

Honor your lovers’ many voices too. Talk straight with love; tell your truth.

Sanctify sex. Select words that revere sexual organs and acts. Yoni (sacred space) for vagina, lingam (wand of light) for penis, honoring (cunnilingus, fellatio), rosebud (anus), drapes (vaginal lips), polish her pearl (clitoral honoring). Create your own poetic sex words.

Chakra 6: BRAIN: VISION, INTUITION, INTELLECT

For the sixth chakra, recognize your Intellect and your inner Psychic as subselves as you chant "ooo" to each other. Employ your Intellect as needed and do not let it masquerade as you, the Center.

Share and expand visions for yourself, your lovers, your community and world. Intuit each other's thoughts and feelings. Meld minds with your kids, parents and friends. Dreams, past life images, fantasies guide you.

Chakra 7: CROWN: UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS

Chant "mmm." Rise to wider perspectives of your crown chakra and your lovers' crowns. Yet stay aware of the wisdom of chakras 1-6.  Encompass more than Thinker, Pleaser or other subselves. Expand your awareness to more than your bodies.  Expand your perspective to everyone and everything everywhere at all times.

CHANT THEM ALL
Face your beloveds. To each other, chant "lam, vam, ram, yam, ham, ooo" and "mmm" in succession. Do this three times. As you chant each sound, feel its chakra. Feel the whole vortex of consciousness within everyone in your love group as though you are all, collectively, a single, integrated fountain rushing through a group body with a base, sexual, power, love, clarity and spiritual center even as you feel the energy rising in your separate bodies with each chanted syllable.

As a group and as individuals, experience unity; the seamless web of consciousness that links the manifest universe. Merge with the latent--unformed but always arising--metacosmic void. Identify with divine play that can manifest all forms. Infuse all chakras with the radiant joy of your spiritual chakra.

Meditate in silence for several minutes, then kiss each of your lovers.

3. HARBIN JUNE 17-19 POLY CONFERENCE

Our Northern California Conference, Celebrate Relationship Choice, at Harbin Hot Springs, CA (June 17-19, 2005) in Middleton, (two hours from San Francisco) offers optional nudity, free sexual expression in World Polyamory Association's designated private area, healing hot pools.

We've scheduled interactive workshops on pair bonding, romantic love, multiple-partner sexuality, jealousy management, BDSM in poly relations, bisexual loving and choreographing the dance of poly loving. Enjoy panel discussions, networking, party and opportunities to experience living compersion–empathy for others' love-joy. 

Presenters include Kelly Bryson, Shama Malin, Donald Michael Kraig, Dave Doleshal, Sasha and Janet Kira Lessin, Harold Kornylak, Amber Seitz, Cougar Brenneman, Tana Gallante, Scott Catamas, Master Rex, Dawn Davidson,
Akien MacLain, Scott Longewell, Scott Catamas, Terry & Paul Brussel-Gibbons & Marcus Brussel-Jenkins, Ed Jor-El Elkin, Cathy & Barry Smiler and more. If you'd like to present too, email us; we're open to more. We'd especially like a presentation on the interface between paganism and polyamory.

4. 
HARBIN HOT SPRINGS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS ED JOR-EL ELKIN:Bi-Poly Options & Sex for Senior Polys
Ed
Jor-El Elkin presents two workshops at this conference. He writes, in "BI-POLY OPTIONS AND SEX FOR SENIOR POLYS, we explore bi-sexual polyamorous relationship in a safe and supportive environment. This workshop is for all levels of interest, especially for the bi-curious as well as the bisexually experienced.  A theoretical and experiential guide to the bi-poly option with guided imagery, pair and multiple partner exercises. Using movement and dance, transformational theater and role-playing exercises with opposite sex and same sex partners, we explore the bi-poly option in fantasy and in "reality".

In SENIOR SEX, UPS & DOWNS, INS & OUTS, Ed writes, "At over 65, many in our culture think that sex is over, especially when you are still young.  However, for many of us in the "senior" category, an ongoing sex life is certainly an asset although perhaps not as compulsive as when we were younger.  Viagra, Cialis and other boosts to male sexuality are here.  Here in Harbin, we can discuss the issues concerning men and women in their elder years. All ages are welcome."

More Info http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/conferences/HarbinHotSprings2005/harbin_hot_springs_index.html
Discounted price includes meals and tent/seminar space accommodations: http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/forms/Harbin2005/harbin_registration_form.html
Register now and save. Prices go up each month.

Presenter's Application: http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/forms/presenters.html
Presenter's Harbin Registration Form: http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/forms/Harbin2005/harbin_registration_form_presenters.html


5.  CELEBRATE SACRED SEXUALITY - CHICAGO WEEKEND TANTRA SEMINAR - JUNE 24-26, 2005

Explore the art of sacred loving. Celebrate love and passion; enjoy tantric energy exchanges, partnering, lovemaking, sharing, compassionate communication. Celebrate Sacred Sensuality is based on All-Chakra Tantra, the unique, comprehensive, expansive, taught exclusively by Janet and Sasha Lessin, Ph. D. All-Chakra Tantra blends tantra practices with modern transformative, spiritual sexuality exercises and Jungian psychology to give you hands-on experiences, reverent relationship rituals, inspirational demonstrations, fun-filled fantasy fulfillments and coached coupling. Advance your consciousness, improve your partnership and love more.

Friday, June 24, 7 - 10 PM: ALL-CHAKRA TANTRA RITUAL: all present get to know each other in the course of learning and practicing with the opening of each of their energy centers in a tantric ritual. In the All-Chakra Tantra Ceremony (Puja) rites, we send, receive and blend with seven partners. As we rotate among partners, we relate in a structured energy exchange for each, with a different partner, energy from each of our seven energy centers--chakras (members of a couple can, alternatively, do all the rites with each other). The rite we do with each successive partner flows from a syllable of the Bija Mantra, where each syllable awakens a different chakra. One partner, one chakra: security, sensuality, power, love, communication, insight and spirituality awaken. Then we return to our initial partner for the entire, kundalini-charged Mantra, expand your consciousness to one shared with your partner, with the group.

Saturday, June 25, 10AM - 6:30PM: REALLY LOVE WOMEN
Learn how to help a woman open all chakras as you communicate kindly and effectively, heal her wounds, remove her (and your) limits to loving in connected lovemaking rituals that bring consciousness to lovemaking, where lovemaking heightens your spiritual awareness. The Lessins demonstrate how to give her the mind-blowing amrita (female ejaculate) orgasm.

Sunday, June 26, 11AM - 5PM: LOVE MEN
The Lessins guide you as you learn to mirror, validate and empathize with a man, communicate compassionately, heal his hurts, gift and touch him, stimulate him satisfactorily, help him master ejaculatory control.

$295 SINGLES, $495 COUPLES - This seminar is gender balanced.  Call 808-244-4103 to register.

6.   THREE TANTICAS: AMBER, MATEYLA & MBER, SEEK STUDY PARTNERS FOR TANTRA SCHOOL - AUGUST 2005

MBER: Hello everyone!  My name is Mber Rose (Ember) and I am seeking a sponsor(s) so that I can attend the August 22-26, 2005 Tantra Practitoner Event (LEVEL I: CERTIFIED TANTRA PRACTITONER).  Thank you for considering sponsoring me, and for being so generous if you do! I love you in advance!

Here’s a little about me.  I am a single lady, and intend to explore sexual enlightenment, specifically polyamory. I am in the mode of looking for my fabulous partner so we can explore this together, so presently I am not sexually active.

 I used to sing for the U.S.  Air Force Glen Miller Band in Japan and traveled around Asia. I quit the Air Force to pursue stardom and was successful! I was featured with my original song “Too Late” in a Sony commercial which aired in Japan for 3 months. But then I started becomming depressed for an unknown reason, came back to the U.S. to recover, and within two months I had a stroke. I was in the hospital for 6 weeks. I was told that I would not sing nor walk again, but knew I would.  I was put into a brain injury shelter to recover, and I became very, very small and self-conscious. 

Then I had a spiritual awakening that begun an explosion!  All of a sudden I was pursuing every kind of self-development or spiritual program I could get my hands on. Landmark Education, the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, Liberty League, etc., with the intention of having the rest of my life be about making the biggest impact I can on the world. I recovered from my stroke 100%.

I am presently in transition back to singing. And now I have ideas for what I would like to do through singing to make my impact. I would like through my speaking and singing to spark a mass movement to enlightenment! I will share my experiences, and I intend to explore and share about love and human sexuality.  I need to develop myself in this area, and that’s why I want to come and be with you fabulous Gods and Goddesses this summer!

I am in need of airfare, lodging, meals, and transportation, which I believe would cost $2000. Thank you so much for reading this and being interested in what I'm up to. I'm visualizing seeing you all this summer!

http://www.schooloftantra.com/Personals/Mber.htm
MATEYLA: 39 Year Big Beautiful Poly-Goddess seeks Polymale companion to attend School of Tantra’s LEVEL I: CERTIFIED TANTRA PRACTITONER, August 22-27, 2005 (www.schooloftantra.com) for POSSIBLE Twinflame/Soulmate Love, Monogamous/Polyamorous Marriage and Tantric Lifestyle.
Rules of engagement are:

1. You need to know you are love
2. You need to be completely honest
3. You need to completely and fully accept everything about me and how I feel about any intimate act without question weather it is a green light or a red light.
4. Love fully in the moment, moment to moment
5. Take full accountability for the choices you make and full accountability for the love you make
6. Be able to receive all of the above from me and be completely loved no matter what forever.
7. A wicked sense of humor would be nice too!!!!!!!!!!!

Serious Inquiries Only

Aslove,
Mateyla

http://www.schooloftantra.com/Personals/Mateyla.htm

If you want to contact Mber or Mateyla, write to us at SchoolofTantra@aol.com and we'll forward your email to them.  If you want to
SPONSOR A GODDESS http://www.schooloftantra.com/Forms/Education/SponsorApplication.htm
If you want to attend Tantra School: http://www.schooloftantra.com/Education/CertificationProgram/TantraCertification/TantraCertificationProgram.htm
 


7.  BRYN MAWR, PA POLYAMORY CONFERNCE - September 23-258, 2005

Join us for our East Coast Polyamory Conference September 23-25, 2005 at Bryn Mawr, PA.  As you can see from the photos and venue description (World Polyamory Association: Bryn Mawr Polyamory Conference: Perfecting the Polyamory Paradigm - Bryn Mawr, PA, September 24-26, 2005), Bryn Mawr's a super location, ideal for all our needs and then some.  Bring all your gear for sports and play as you're certainly going to need it.  We have a full weekend planned for you with plenty of education, instruction, presentations, speakers, experiential workshops, playshops, song, dance and entertainment.

Pennsylvania's gorgeous this time of year. We've just the right formula for love and blossoming poly romances as we mix a poly conference with colorful trees, warm days and chilly nights.  Come join us, stoke up the fire and cuddle close in our poly puppy pile.    

SUPER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT.  Register before May 15th and SAVE $135

before June 15, 2005 - $215
Members before June 15, 2005 - $155
before July 15, 2005 - $235
Members before July 15, 2005 - $175
before August 15, 2005 - $255
Members before August 15, 2005 - $195
before September 15, 2005 - $275
Members before September 15, 2005 - $215
September 15, 2005 and after - $295
Members September 15, 2005 and after - $235

Become a presenter for this conference: http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/forms/BrynMawr2005/bryn_mawr_presenters_application.html
http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/conferences/BrynMawrPA2005/bryn_mawr_information.html

8.  CHICAGO ART OF LOVING CONFERENCE: CELEBRATE SACRED SEXUALITY & RELATIONSHIP CHOICE - SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2005

ART OF LOVING CONFERENCE: Spirituality, Sexuality, Sensuality, Conscious Connections, Sacred Relations
Eros, Ecstasy, Eroticism, Intimacy -
ALL ORIENTATIONS & RELATIONSHIP STYLES - Chicago, IL
September 30, October 1 & 2, 2005 is brought to you by the Chicago TANTRA, BDSM, POLYAMORY, PAGANISM & MAGICK, SPRITUAL & RELATIONSHIP CHOICE Communities.  It's also SPONSORED by the WORLD TANTRA ASSOCIATION, WORLD POLYAMORY ASSOCIATION, WORLD PEACE ASSOCIATION & SCHOOL OF TANTRA

Come together.  Join us to co-create and make merry.  Magicially manifest, tantrically transform, discover heights and greater delights.  Dare to share, awareness and care.  Holistic, holograms produce new-paradigm partnering, modern families, visions of ancient tantric tribe.  Dance, romance in a cosmic trance. Greet the dawn of Aquarius; celebrate life, liberty and love.

We bring together cutting-edge Information Age paradigm progressives and cultural creatives. 

We feature presenters, healers, teachers, entertainers, facilitators, leaders, shamans, tantricas, musicians, artists who create more LOVE in their lives and the world. 

From our gatherings and collaborative efforts we discover, learn and implement new ways to heal the Earth and her peoples.  We bring  PEACE, NOW in our lives. 

We promote love; for individuals, families, lovers, beloveds, communities and the planet as a soul.

For more information:  http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/conferences/Chicago2005/chicago_2005_conference_index.html

To register to be a Presenter: http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/forms/Chicago2005/ChicagoPresentersApplication.html

9.  POLYAMORY CONNECTION: Poly Dating, Support Group, Maui, Hawaii

POLYAMORY CONNECTION is an ongoing poly dating club, support group and  interactive relationship class on polyamory (contemporaneously loving more than one in intimate, candid relationships).  For more information:  http://schooloftantra.com/Groups/PolyamoryConnection/PolyamoryConnection.htm

PASSION & POLY PLAY IN PARADISE - MAUI, HI - First Weekend of the Month
Saturday 9AM - 5PM, Sunday 11AM - 6PM

Celebrate love and passion in a weekend journey to sacred sexuality, where playful spirits enjoy tantric energy exchanges, partnering, lovemaking, sharing, compassionate communication and more. Our blend of tantra practices combined with modern transformative, spiritual sexuality exercises and Jungian psychology give you hands-on experiences, reverent relationship rituals, inspirational demonstrations, fun-filled fantasy fulfillments, play parties and coached coupling. Choreograph the dance of yin and yang at each chakra. Advance your consciousness, improve pairing and model love more. Connect deeper with your partner or find new love. This tantra playshop is ideal for beginners. 

Singles $200
, Couples $300, 808-244-4103 to register, Registration Form, email schooloftantra@aol.com

POLY CONNECTIONS: ONLINE POLY LINKS, DATING SITE, FORUM, PERSONALS, DISCUSSION GROUPS
Click http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/ and enter WPA's world of poly links, dating data, forum, personals, discussion groups.
 
LINKS: We post your link, you post WPA's; we all rise in Search Engine Consciousness. Submit yours to us at  World Polyamory Association - Links http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/Links/links.html

FORUM: Propose and discuss subjects of poly interest http://worldpolyamoryassociation.com/forum.html

PERSONALS Say Who You Are and What You Seek http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com/Personals/personals.html

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10.   POLYAMORY BOOKS:  Polyamory, The PolyTantric Lovestyle &  Polyamory: More Loves, More Loving

POLYAMORY: MORE LOVES, MORE LOVING Synergistic Sacred Sex & Reverational Relationships for Three or More Lovers by Sasha Lessin, Ph. D & Janet Kira Lessin, guides you and your love group to a fun-filled weekend of All-Chakra Total Tantra to intensify intimacy and celebrate each other. In this celebration, you open all your energy centers (chakras), heal emotional wounds, expand ecstasy and love for each other. You celebrate your separate selves and also transcend them in delightful spiritual energy with each other.

POLYAMORY, MANY LOVES: The Poly Tantric Lovesyle, A Personal Account Janet Kira Lessin, is an autobiographical testimonial of Janet's experiences with polyamory and tantra. Hold onto your hats for a wild ride! Polyamory may not be the easiest lifestyle, but it's sure fun. The ups and downs of relating with more than one certainly keep things lively. Never a dull moment. Combine polyamorous relating with tantra and you're soaring to new heights.

11.  POLYAMORY: THE MAGAZINE: Contributions and Staff Sought

We know you're out there. We got a lot of response. We know you have a lot to see. Stories to tell us.  We got a lot of emails from people saying they'll contribute, send in articles but not many articles actually came in our mail.  We need YOUR contributions in order to make this happen.

The new poly magazine, POLYAMORY seeks articles, stories, thoughts, ideas.  POLYAMORY is for you, about you and others like you. Share your victories, follies, highs, lows, hopes, woes, loves, loves lost, excitement, depression, happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow and bliss.  We want to hear it all, know all about you and what it takes to be polyamorous in these amazing and sometimes trying times.  We'd love to feature your art on our web site and zines.  We'd even love to share your photos with the world (if everyone in the photos grants their permission). Show us how talented you are.  Share your happy faces and joy that you've found with your poly loves and family.  We're here to promote you and your work.  We're here to change the world, make it a better place for all of us.  Please send your contributions: articles, arts, comics, poetry, advertisements, announcements, groups, professional bios, etc. to WorldPolyamory@aol.com.
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12.  POLYAMORY NEWS:

Republicans Push to Permanently Destroy Sexual Freedom - http://www.au.org -
Church & State Magazine, May 2005 issue


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