Pleasure

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…

Sacred Pleasure Pause: Episode 4, David Deida “Dear Lover”

This is a reading of the beginning of Chapter 6 of Deida’s book, Dear Lover. “Your body’s openness—your capacity to surrender open with your whole body so your heart can be ravished and taken by love—is a doorway to ecstatic…