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Queering Enlightenment

'To claim this is what I am is to suggest a provisional totalization of the 'I'.

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Night at the Casino

Water wall at the Grand Sierra, the former MGM Grand Hotel in Reno. Photo by Eric.

I’ve been here for nearly a day now, and I’m getting antsy to get to the Playa. Jeff is supposed to arrive any time. I did some shopping today – shorts, a sarong, a little drum. Later we’re planning to finish acquiring some last minute supplies, mainly food and water, and head out in the morning. Then, maybe visit a famous strip bar in town, Fantasy Girls.

Reno is interesting. It reminds me of what Las Vegas might have been like in the 1950s, when things were just getting started. Well, in some ways it’s pretty evolved. I’m staying in a massive hotel complex, with a mall and many restaurants and a vast casino, which was built as the MGM Grand in 1977. It’s changed hands half a dozen hands and is now owned by Chase. I didn’t know that my bank had invested my money in a casino. I learned this after asking the staff of the all-night deli how they liked their jobs.

They replied that they were on the culinary team (dressed in chef’s whites), working the register in a deli.

“Accountants run the business,” one of them said. They think they ‘save money’ doing it this way.

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Sacred Whores

Divine Feminine Dancing To The Rhythm

In my initial article here at SexGenderBody, I briefly touched on the topic of how it might be beneficial for the word "slut" or "whore" to be reframed. Today, I'd like to explore the topic of sluthood as a desirable state to arrive at and also delve into the notion that sex itself is a sacred act to be relished and celebrated.

Once upon a time before organized religion (i.e. the patriarchy) was constructed and inflicted upon the masses, sex was a way to express and convey worship to the divine forces. Sex was viewed as a vehicle toward a process of transformation and as a way to embrace the sacred.  The sacred was defined as that which unified the body, mind and soul, rather than an entity existing *outside* of one's human experience.  Therefore, sex acts were a sacred way to connect Self to the divine, and often this form of divinity was embodied in nature, the earth and the Goddess. 

Qualls-Corbett writes in The Sacred Prostitute:

"Desire and sexual response experienced as a regenerative power were recognized as a gift or a blessing from the divine.  Man's and woman's sexual nature and their religious attitude were inseparable....they offered the sex act to the goddess revered for love and passion..."

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