Sacred Sexuality

Sacred Sexuality
Denise spends much of her time volunteering to create, not only sacred space for womyn, but also sacred sexuality venues at Pagan Festival for all spiritual folks to explore their own sexuality in a safe and sacred environment. In these spaces all adults, of all ages and gender, are welcome. We explore themes of openness, consent, exhibition, fetish and all forms of sacred sexuality practices. We shift the modern paradigms and hold the belief that sex is truly integral to the wholeness of being, that shedding shame, knowing your sexual self and exploring sexual pleasure is a healing art that can ultimately transform the human condition.

Starphyre

Mariah Stargazer

Scarlet Den Co-Coordinator

Stargazer is an eclectic and ancient soul who has sought to explore and experience all the things!  Obsessed with stars and the fire within them, as well as with circles. Hooping and spinning has become a spiritual practice, allowing her to be the center of her own universe, to create a boundary, to let go of all things outside of the circle of her hoop and be centered within it, to feel the fire surround her.  Stargazer has been working alongside the Dirty Mother for over 4 years at THE Beltane and more recently Blue Ridge Beltane, bringing with her a plethora of skill sets that are indispensable to the production and coordination of both events.

The Scarlet Den @ THE Beltane

Dirty Mother & Stargazer

MAY 3-MAY 7, 2017 ~ DARLINGTON, MD
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We welcome you to the Scarlet Den, in our 3rd year of celebrating Divine Feminine and sacred sexuality. Here you will find a space devoted to transformation and sexual empowerment. During the day, explore the Dirty Mothers Red Tent, a space dedicated to the Divine Feminine, come and relax in the space or attend one of our daily workshops. Each evening we offer a different event or ritual to entice and manifest your inner desires. See our schedule for evening events and daily workshops.

Stargazer is an eclectic and ancient soul who has sought to explore and experience all the things! Obsessed with stars and the fire within them, as well as with circles. Hooping and spinning has become a spiritual practice, allowing her to be the center of her own universe, to create a boundary, to let go of all things outside of the circle of her hoop and be centered within it, to feel the fire surround her. Stargazer has been working alongside the Dirty Mother for over 4 years at THE Beltane and more recently Blue Ridge Beltane, bringing with her a plethora of skill sets that are indispensable to the production and coordination of both events.

2017 Scarlet Den Workshops

Red Tent Event: Embracing the Dark Goddess
[Women & Trans Women]

Traditions of the Dark Goddess are many and incredibly diverse, yet they all hold within them core truths representing some of the most frightening aspects of our individual paths: destruction and death; fears we have yet to face; and mysteries that we have yet to uncover. If we could learn to embrace Her, releasing fear of the dark shadows within our own sexuality, we would see that She holds within Her the wisdom and strength which we can embody to heal ourselves emotionally and to become spiritually transformed. We come together for this Red Tent to explore these traditions and devote ourselves in sacred circle to the Dark Goddess.

The Kiss of the Goddess
[Men & Trans Men]

Within each of us reside both the masculine and the feminine. We live in a binary world that often does not honor this sacred dance of balance and often men become disconnected with their own feminine aspects. In this workshop we will explore what it is to embody Goddess, how this transforms our sexuality and intimate connections. We will share stories and truths and raise Divine Feminine energy. This workshop is invitation and an opportunity for the men of the community to come together and honor the Divine Feminine within.

Devotees of the Scarlet Temple

This workshop is required for those that wish to attend as Devotees to the Sacred Whores of the The Scarlet Temple Saturday evening. Devotees are those that make offerings to the Goddess invoked, Sacred Whore at the Temple and would like to experience, on a deeper and personal level, this intimate and healing exchange. Throughout history, sex has been used as a catalyst for change and transformation. As sacred consorts and healers, the Sacred Whore or Priest/ess Avatar opens themselves to the Divine as a vessel of ecstasy to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Embodiment of the Goddess made flesh. This workshop will explore how we open ourselves, devote and honor the work of the Sacred Whore. We will spend time in preparation for the sacred rites with instruction, purification and transcending the desire for sexual favors to statements of intention and devotion.

The Invocation of the Sacred Whore

This workshop is required for those that wish to attend the Scarlet Temple Saturday evening, invoked in the service of the Goddess as Sacred Whore or to serve as an Attendant in the Temple and learn the practice. The workshop is dedicated to those that are intrigued by, and would like to experience on a deeper and personal level, this sacred exchange as an invoked Avatar. Throughout history, sex has been used as a catalyst for change and transformation. As sacred consorts and healers, The Sacred Whore or Priest/ess Avatar open themselves to the Divine as a vessel of ecstasy to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Embodiment of the Goddess made flesh. Those that attend the workshop will explore the ancient practices, learn how we purify, invoke and manifest the work in our Temple and collectively build the sacred space and altar together.

2017 Scarlet Den Evening Events

Lalita’s Playhouse

Calling all the young at heart! Join us Thursday night in the Scarlet Den jubilation in honor of Lalita, “She Who Plays,” the Hindu Goddess of spontaneity and bliss. The Scarlet Den welcomes all inner-child’s, little’s and playful souls for a night of side splitting laughter, unabashed immaturity, naughty games, music and dancing.

Sexperiments

This year, Sexperiments will be a Friday night only exhibitionist’s extravaganza, hosted by Dirty Mother and Stargazer. We shall carry on the yearly tradition of our very own erotic dance club, featuring a top of the line rotating stripper pole. Everyone, of all genders, can experience what it is like to be a stripper and get your exhibitionist groove on. Or just come to enjoy the view, cheer on the dancers and explore the erotic movie lounge and public play space. It is hard to resist stopping by and taking in the positive and sexy vibes of Sexperiments. We encourage you to bring out your saucy garb and if you want to dance to your own erotic groove, bring your mp3’s to add to the playlist. We look forward to s-exposing you to our s-extreme s-expertise!

The Scarlet Temple

Saturday night we honor one of the highest forms of sacred sexual rites and raise a Temple of devotion to Inanna’s sacred Priestesses and Priests. Through a guided ritual, devotees will be paired with invoked Sacred Whores for an exploration in healing and transformation. At the core of every connection made is the exchange of sexual energy, purified, blessed and devoted to the Goddess. Devotion may be offered alone or with a partner. It is highly encouraged to bring offerings to the Goddess and her Sacred Avatars. Every person planning to participate in The Scarlet Temple is asked to attend one of the following workshops in preparation: Invocation of the Sacred Whore or The Devotees of the Scarlet Temple.

Red Tent

Every day at The Scarlet Den you will find The Red Tent, a sacred space for women. An open and comfortable environment that is lush in sensual colors and fabrics. In the Red Tent we honor our collective experiences as womyn, we support and respect each womyn that finds her place in this collective. We ask that each person that visits the space or attends a workshop, respect and honor our yonis, our wombs, our moontimes and our collective & personal truths. If you embody the Divine Feminine, you are welcome.

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