Personal Mythology

Falling in love . . . fantasy or reality?

Falling in love is just a myth. What we have is so much greater. I, your Mer creature pulling you down into the deepest depths. You, my Angel soaring me above the tips of the highest mountain peaks. Both of us Sovereigns of our domains. Never giving up ourselves And enmeshing into that story of old. For Water is always water and Air is always air. My heart is sending you secret messages Over the vast distances between us. I love how you receive them and dive down from the Heavens to meet me at the water line. A holy union so graceful that…

“Behind-the-Scenes” Alpacas and the Pleasure Principle

“Behind-the-Scenes” Alpacas and the Pleasure Principle Upon culminating our 4-Part Series on Sacred Pleasure and the #Goddess, I’m revealing a bit of the #behindthescenes JttG mischief! Complete with the on-screen debut of the resident alpacas at the Acacia Mansion, in Ojai, California. Trying…

Sacred Pleasure Series Part 4: Lilith, Goddess of Radical Self-Acceptance

Lilith: Sovereign Goddess of Radical Self-Acceptance In the final episode of this series on Sacred Pleasure, I discuss the ancient Near Eastern Goddess, #Lilith. In Jewish folklore, we learn that Lilith was Adam’s equal, his original wife-partner, but fled the…

What is a “meet cute?”

In film and television, a “meet cute” is a scene in which the two people who will form a future romantic couple meet for the first time, typically under unusual, humorous, or “cute” circumstances. This type of scene is a…

A little pleasure medicine.

At the end of the Psyche (Soul) & Eros (Love) story, they bring a daughter into the world, whom they name Hedone, meaning “pleasure” (Voluptas was her Roman name). The union of Soul + Erotic Love begets Pleasure. In the philosophy of…

Interview With Journey to the Goddess: Pleasure in Business

Recently, Annalisa Derr, Ph.D candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute and creatrix of Journey to the Goddess, came to Ojai to interview me about why it’s important to infuse our daily life, including our businesses, with sacred pleasure. We were lucky…