The Queer Spiritual Elder
The elder is the archetype of maturity. The elder brings the energy of consciousness of life and love with the wisdom of overseeing. Being the elder is not about the experience of chronological age, but a way of living that calls oneself and others into maturity.
Take Your Place in Community, Shed Not Belonging
Honoring the queer boy, man and elder.
A shamanistic journey
Peaceful Warrior + Lover + Sacred Prostitute = Elder
The elder is one who has walked many paths like the peaceful warrior, the lover and the sacred prostitute seeking truth, freedom, healing and wholeness. Weaving together wisdom from his/her journey the elder sees oneself as the teacher and the student of maturing love. As queer men we often hunger for guides as elders to support us through our process of discovering our gifts and finding our place in the big picture. The elder supports us in being fully the queer boy, the queer man, the queer elder in the tribe/community.
Celebrating these life passages are just a few ways the elder may offer leadership.
Loaded with issues many of us may find it difficult to name brothers we see as elders, or even more difficult to acknowledge ourselves as elders. This workshop invites us to move beyond our "imperfections" as queer men into a more mature loving way with ourselves and each other.
Using body oriented exercises, a mask making ritual, face painting, teaching our truth and activating with erotic touch, this workshop The Queer Spiritual Elder will foster:
More integration of the queer boy, man and spiritual elder in each of us.
Expanding your capacity to love
The wisdom of the Elder is in your body
Integrating your erotic power
Bridging the worlds of Flesh & Spirt, Living & Dead, Masculine & Feminine and Young & Old