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POLYAMORY: INFINITE LOVE

PENNSYLVANIA POLYAMORY CONFERENCE
Perfecting the Polyamory Paradigm
WEEKEND POLYAMOROUS COMMUNITY

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BRYN MAWR, PA
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SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2005


 

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Bryn Mawr Mountain Retreat Center
Bryn Mawr,  PA 


Come join us for three fun-filled days and nights as we gather in our weekend polyamorous community where we all we can to "Perfect the Polyamory Paradigm". 

Bryn Mawr is a 2 hour drive from New York City, 2.5 hours from Kennedy airport, 2 hours from Newark, 3 hours from Philadelphia. Connecting flight are available to Wilkes-Barre Airport.  It's a 40 minute drive to Bryn Mawr.  Car rentals, Scranton Airport: Avis (800-831-2847, 570-457-1732) or Enterprise car rentals.  Traffic's always better from Newark.  Transit services: Propst Transportation: 570-876-8470.  Rothy's Inc. 570-961-8837, Parrish Transportation: 570-655-3737

We at the World Polyamory Association are excited to be on the East Coast. Many of our members and staff where born here even though we've dispersed and currently live far away.  But as they say, you can take the boy out of the East Coast but you can't take the East Coast out of the boy.  Hmm, something like that. 

Personally this is a homecoming for me. I've not been back to Pennsylvania, (where I was born and raised), seen my family since 1999, right after both my parents died. Those were super interesting times for me. When I ran off to upstate NY and consummated my relationship with Sasha in 1997 at the East Coast Loving More Conference, my sister almost called the police because she thought I'd been kidnapped by some crazy religious cult!  I moved to Hawaii, Mom & Dad transitioned and when I came home to bury the folks in '99, my family and I re-enacted the Clash of the Titans.

Six years later I think I've processed that enough, and I'm ready to see my conservative kin. I think they may have sufficiently missed me too because some of them are planning to jump out of their box and come to the poly conference to see how the other side lives.

Wow!  I'm inspired by my own story even though I lived it because when it was happening from the view I had inside that high drama and trauma, I certainly couldn't see the trees for the forest and  imagine the way out of that mess.  Now I've arrived here to this now and I'm through it, I see the divine perfection in it and how it couldn't have happened any other way. So I guess the moral of the story is, keep the faith.  If I can do it, you can do it, and so can we.

Kira


Perfecting the Polyamory Paradigm
by Janet Kira Lessin

A polyamory paradigm is a world where one may chose to honestly and openly love more than one person at the same time in the fashion that suits the parties concerned.  The hallmark of polyamorous relationships is candor. Every lovers knows about all the other lovers and in the form I prefer, they actually know each other.

What does it take to perfect the poly paradigm?  Is it even possible?  How do we reconstruct thousands of years of perceptions and misconceptions surrounding relationships and the monogamy myth? 

Pluralistic ignorance pervades our paradigm. Society professes one thing while it actually does another. Who is society? Can we break it all down to it's lowest common denominator, the individual human factor and reconstruct our models to reflect the highest good inherent in each and every of us? 

God gave us free will, so they say, but why doesn't our government allow us to follow our true hearts desire and live as freely as we chose?  Are personal choices like love, marriage, romance, birth, life and death really anyone's business but our own?  How did we get into this mess of shoulds and should nots imposed upon us by everyone, everywhere?  And are we really not free if they tell us what to do?  Or are we only not free when we allow fear to prevent us from following our heart's desire and doing as we will?

Come together, free thinkers, cultural creatives and illusion shatterers as we chose what we want to do with whom when where how and why and it's nobody's business but our own.  At least for now, for this weekend, we can be honest with ourselves and with each other.  Perhaps the trails we blaze in this conference, by we brave poly pioneers and our poly supporters will inspire others to support each individual's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?  Yes, even if the brand of happiness is different from our own..

What will the world be like when all have free will to be real with ourselves, friends, relatives and society and be accepted for who we truly are?  When we have such freedom will we decide to be monogamous or polyamorous? Or will we move back and forth along the continuum with the freedom to change our minds as frequently as we change our underwear? 

I look forward to the day when we can look back upon these times and laugh about this now.  But on the other hand, these are the best of times and the worst of times.  I think I'll chose to enjoy it all. Good show!

 


Available from September through the second week of June each year, the Bryn Mawr Mountain Retreat & Conference Center, a Pennsylvania retreat & conference center, is nestled high in the hills of beautiful Wayne County, on the far north eastern tip of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. Any event, whether a corporate get away, a religious retreat, youth group activity, family reunion or celebration destination, guests find Bryn Mawr to be the best group facility for their business needs and enjoyment.

593 Bryn Mawr Road, Honesdale, Pennsylvania  18431

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