Whether you are a small spiritual group looking to expand your knowledge or a large festival looking for intriguing and unique content to add to your lineup, the following content is broken down into three different categories. The first are workshops, discussions, or presentations that range in length from 1-2.5 hours, while the second group are rituals and sacred experienced arranged for attendees. A handful of these, along with all of the intensives listed at the end, have limited attendance, so please confirm with Lee which of these are the best for your needs, wants, and desires.
Classes and rituals with a + after the name are available to be taught online.
Classes, Workshops, and Presentations
Many of us are not just sexual explorers, kinksters, swingers, hedonists, power exchange practitioners, polyamorists, or queer sex radicals. We are people of faith, belief, and spirit that long to reconcile the balance between our various parts of self. We are Christian, Pagan, Jewish, Muslim, New Age, Hindu, Catholic, or follow many other spiritual systems and truths. What struggles and unexpected joys have you found through the balance between your erotic identities and the truths of your connections to divinity? Come discuss your hopes, fears, sorrows, and joys amongst other individuals invested in or struggling with their respective beliefs as sexual beings.
We have entered into a renaissance in the world of divination decks. Whether home-made or high-production, classical or reinterpreted, tarot decks and oracle decks have come to be lifted up as powerful tools for divination and inspiration alike. How do you choose which deck is right for you? From symbolism and art style to card size and quality, you not only get to choose a deck but also connect with the deck emotionally and energetically. In this workshop we will explore these questions together. Attendees will leave with inspirations and specific techniques to try with their first, current, potential, or future decks. Bring a deck or two of your own if you want to play along!
This hands-on class for all ages will look at knot, string, and cord magic in many cultures, then have each person learn how to use knot and cord magic in their own life. We will look at: types of cords and fibers to use, energetically charging cords for magical work, different knots for different intentions, basic cord magic spells... and more! Supplies will be provided for you to practice cord magic in class then take your knowledge and projects home.
The world of sex magic is clouded in mystery, with images of shadowy covens and yogis who possess cults of scantily clad women filling the imagination. However, erotic energy working is simultaneously more complex – and much more accessible – than pop media might have us believe. Sexual contact and connection is a powerful tool to use in our sacred, sensual, and spiritual lives. From the “Great Rite” to dedicated tools, the power of orgasm to the debates about polarity and resonance, we will examine a wide variety of topics surrounding the world and applications of erotic alchemy. Join us as we examine and discuss raising sexual energy to create connection, manifest change in our lives, and affect the world at large.
Fiber magic has been a part of sacred mysteries for ages. The Fates measure our lives, weave them into the tapestry of life, and then cut our cords when our time has run out. Let’s learn about the applications of this magical tool, from intention setting to connection building, blessings to curses, weaving lives together to relaying the strands of our own lives into the patterns we desire. This presentation includes discussions of handfastings, dream catchers, restraint ordeals, cutting astral cords, and even creating “haunted” rope. Come draw back the curtain on the many ways rope and fiber have been and continue to be used for magic, connection, spirituality and more.
When power exchange is discussed in many circles of BDSM, the notion of power being literally exchanged is often glossed over or forgotten. Whether you are kinky or not, conscious constructions of interpersonal dynamics can be an intense tool for accessing life force and the dance of it between individuals or a group. We will look at types of conscious and unconscious power exchange dynamics, why people would want them (for an evening, a long-term connection or between lifetimes), and how to apply the technology to your own magical work, feeding and life. This will also include safety and awareness of astral connections, unintentional bonding, and destructive behaviors. Power is power, and inequality is not inequity, so let us look at this together with eyes wide open.
Many pagan or magic-based paths are not LGBTQ+ focused, and yet magic in and of itself has a queer nature. In this class we will discuss queer deities throughout history as well as the ancestors that can be drawn upon outside of bloodlines. Let us acknowledge the power of being outside of, living between, or embracing multiple layers of orientation, identity, and experience. We will explore queering and queered magics, from turning rituals that already exist into ones that center queer experience, to creating or embracing rituals and paths specifically for those of us who walk these paths. This class is open to anyone drawn to learn more about these topics, share their own personal experiences, be around peers, or become an ally through looking at the expansive nature of magic beyond boundaries.
The world over, body modification is used as a way to express identity – whether that is self-identity, cultural (or subcultural) affiliation, milestones, political views, or spiritual connections. We have all made modifications to live our lives, such as having a specific hair style to blend in with our peer circles or dressing in a certain way. We will look at the wide variety of body modifications available today from henna/mehndi to hook suspension, tattoos to ritual jewelry, stage makeup to genital reconstruction surgery, breast augmentation to flesh removal. We will also discuss the energy inherent in each type of modification, issues of cultural appropriation, and the social implications of body modification. Let’s examine why every act of modifying our flesh can be sacred, and every act can be profane – no matter the type of alteration, no matter the transformation.
In our sensual, sexual, kink, BDSM and fetish encounters, many of us enter into altered states of consciousness without being aware of it! Exploring the eight major routes of Sacred Kink, we will examine how we use the Path of Ritual for earning our leathers, Path of Rhythm for cathartic flogging, Path of Flesh for sensual bondage scenes, and so much more. Come learn how to be conscious of your own sacred and magical connections, how these tools have been used for thousands of years, and how to incorporate new approaches to deepen your energetic connections in the future.
Ordeal path workings using torture tie techniques. Hand-made rope collars for intentional acts of submission. Transformational rites using rope for rites of passage or deity invocation. Bondage positions for yoga, trance workings, and divination. We will explore how this powerful tool can create amazing art on the canvases of our lovers' bodies, or be used for transformative rituals of intimacy and healing. This simple concept of wrapping lines around a beloved (or ourselves) can tap into the power of our sensuality, mindfulness, passion, and delight. Kink scenes can challenge us into cathartic ordeals, emotional transformation, and dancing between the worlds in transcendent scenes. Rope has the power to be used as a diverse energetic, spiritual and magical tool, and in this class we will dive into historical applications of rope magic and turn to the present in a discussion full of storytelling exploring how this amazing tool can be explored no matter your path.
How do we as sacred sex explorers protect ourselves energetically and physically during acts and journeys that involve our bodies, will and desire? From masturbation to kink and all manifestations in-between, we will discuss how to use our erotic props (safer sex supplies, sex toys, fetish items, and other gear) for magical shielding, extensions of our astral body, and energetic empowerment. Join us as we discuss body fluids and prana (and how to get our energy to move beyond physical barriers), how to choose what parts of ourselves intermingle with our partners, dedication or cleansing/grounding of our erotic props, energy ethics, sacred spaces, and the why behind some of these interactions. A background in sex magic and energy working is useful to be an active part of the conversation, but is not required for attendance.
Many of us use the tools of sex magic, or are magical sex practitioners – be they spirit workers, ceremonial magicians, shamans, sacred whores, god spouses, or those dedicating their sex lives to the divine. If you are currently a sex worker doing magical work, a magical worker using sex as a tool, or something else that might apply, join us for a discussion of our ethics, magical practices, safer sex, networking, temple work, designing rituals, the difference between sex magic and magical sex. We will share war stories, lift up our delights, and troubleshoot with one another about our challenges as erotic and magical peers.
Putting on a mask and becoming something fun for a moment is a form of roleplaying, right? Not for everyone – some of us are called to go further. Whether calling upon a persona that is inherent in our very being, calling down God-forms, donning erotic personas, or embracing animal roles, invocation and evocation can be powerful tools for both personal exploration and intense ritual work. From wardrobe to rituals, dabbling in persona manifestation to evoking emotional responses, and getting into *and* out of head space, we’ll discuss and delve into these tools together. Come connect with your personal, cultural, and universal archetypes for personal growth, connection, roleplaying, and spiritual identity alike.
Rituals and Sacred Experiences
Turn your focus inward, find your will for transformation in the coming year, and work that will in this hands-on learning ritual. Using the basics of binding fiber magic, we will apply our desires for the coming year into the physical manifestation of the cords before us, learn about types of knots and knot magic, the basics of dedication work, and then bind all of our spells together into a single long line. From there we will learn about and create a spirit catcher, focus our wills into catching our dreams, and from there learn the basics of tasseomancy (pattern reading for divination) using the web before us. Learn new magic techniques with your hands, and transform your life with the binding intentions of fiber ritual work.
How are you feeling (and experiencing) the event so far? Would you like a chance to simply talk it out loud as a tool for processing, without others needing to chime in? Join us in the sharing of our hearts and spirits in a non-religious experience of intention and safety. This space will be a chance for everyone to open up – or bear witness – to your journey and that of others. The heart circle is confidential, and all participants must agree to confidentiality and respect before the circle begins.
We each form different relationships in our lives – with friends, family, lovers, and more. But what about our relationship with ourselves. In this intense ritual and journey into love, the ultimate question will be asked “Do you take yourself to be your own spouse?” To love and to cherish, to appreciate and support, for the rest of your days? Come dressed in wholesome white or slutty scarlet, a three piece suit or your birthday suit, as this group self-marriage ritual explores our passions for our personal journey. Come make a commitment to your SELF – you deserve it.
When people think of ordeals, images of walking on hot coals, or hanging from flesh hooks, tends to come to mind. But for many, pushing the limits of the heart can be far more taxing than pushing the limits of the flesh. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the ordeal (whether you enter the center or not), as one by one, courageous ritualists will take to the center and have bestowed upon them words of love, acceptance, adoration, and awesomeness. You are an amazing being, and by facing the fears of your own story, you will brave the fire of your self-deprecation and come out holding the mantle of your loveable truth and essence.
On the other side of the veil your holy beloved waits. Join this ritual circle and sensual guided meditation out of our mundane world and into the land of our spirit, where our companion awaits us. Some of us will connect to the flame at the heart of the universe, beating in union with our souls and loins. Others will open up to find a specific spirit, deity or being who has been hoping to court us as a one-time liaison or as a partner along our life’s journey. Or we may find a reflection of ourselves longing to embrace our own hedonistic worship and desire. Bring a towel, and perhaps a pillow, sex toys, blindfolds or other tools that you are called to bring for auto-erotic touch as well. Gloves, lube, and other safer solo-sex supplies will be available as well, though physical auto erotic stimulation and/or nudity are not required for participation. Please arrive on time as there will be no late entry allowed.
Only at Ramblewood Retreat, Maryland
At big events, most of us only ever get to see perhaps ten or fifteen acres of this 200 acre beautiful piece of land. This hour and a half (or so) hike will take us from the Dining Hall to the Labyrinth, along the property line near the the Lake, to the back path that leads off to the Raven’s Roost and the River, back past the Camp Fire and the Obstacle Course, and wrap up by the Amphitheater. Lee will guide you along its pulse, its lay lines, and let you listen to Ramblewood’s majesty for yourself. We will walk in mindfulness, awareness, and bring attention to our breath and the breath of this very land as we walk, between hearing stories from Ramblewood’s past, present and future. Please bring: a large bottle of water; a removable overshirt in case it gets cold in the shady areas (if cold/wet, a jacket/umbrella/hat too); comfortable walking/hiking shoes and socks; and a sense of awe and wonder. Using bug spray or sunblock isn’t a bad idea either. This is a fantastic way for campers new and old to find hidden spots for enjoying later, or simply to breathe in the amazing space that is Ramblewood.
So many are drawn to the sacred feminine or sacred masculine, but what of those of us who hold the energy of both in our body, neither, or something else entirely? Let us turn to the sacred two-spirit, intersex, transgender, bigender, pangender, agender, androgynous, and internally complex experiences around energy, gender, and sex alike. After all, if divinities worldwide have danced beyond the binary, so can we.
Attendees are invited to don the garb that best expresses their connection to these energies or manifests their authentic experience for this shared online ritual experience. Bring your delight, your curiosity, your passion, and perhaps some of your discomfort as well – after all, sacredness is a complex thing, especially for those of us beyond and between.
Your personal gender and sex are far more complex than one physical form might infer. Join this ritual and sensual guided meditation out of our mundane world and into the land of our spirit, where we will see our astral forms for what they are. Greeting and meeting our energetic self, we will learn to shift our shapes into a variety of forms that our astral flesh is called to, in ritual work inspired by the astral transformational journeys of Raven Kaldera. After exploring the basics of shifting our astral genders, we will ask these selves that are us what messages of desire, touch or connection they have for us as we move forward in our lives. Bring a towel, and perhaps a pillow, sex toys, blindfolds or other tools you are called to bring as well. Gloves, lube, and other safer solo-sex supplies will be available as well, though physical auto erotic stimulation and/or nudity are not required for participation. Please arrive on time as there will be no late entry allowed.
Some educational material needs to be explored more deeply to truly absorb, or appreciate, the material. Over the years, Lee Harrington has developed these intensives as an opportunity for a group of students to dive into a topic, as well as other intensive learning opportunities for individual students. Lee has also done work in immersive spiritual exploration that is not listed here. To bring an intensive to your town, please contact Lee.
Co-Presented with Meredith Muse
If all acts of love and pleasure are her rituals, what magick and power can be tapped into by exploring our body, sensuality, and sexuality?
In this two-day online intensive we will explore how we can uncover the power present in our senses and erotic alike, while acknowledging our collective traumas concerning our sexualities in the over-culture. Through deep sharing, playful exercises, and journaling/art work we will play with where our bodies have been before diving into evoking our emotions and engaging in ritual self-touch work (remembering that touch comes in so many forms). Come ready to share your hearts and open up to the whispers and delight of sex magick and embodied body wisdom.
How many of us have felt the longing to fly? To take off from the ground, and return again? Whether we are shapeshifters or sensualists, rope enthusiasts or magi who want to use aerial rope skills as a tool for ceremonies, suspension bondage is an incredibly powerful tool. In this eight-hour intensive, we will learn basic physiology of suspension, examine why there is a primal need for some of us to get off the ground or create the opportunity for flight for others, and then learn how to make this magic happen ourselves. Chest harnesses, hip harnesses, one column ties, drop lines, mechanical advantage, and attachment techniques will be taught (and yes, feel free to think on that from a Buddhist standpoint if you want a fascinating meditation). By the end of this intensive you will learn at least two different poses of suspension, with the basic skills in hand for applying the concepts to hundreds of other ideas. If time allows, we will also look into moving the individual in the air between poses, and alternative harness forms.
Students will need a minimum of five 25-30 foot and two 15foot load-worthy pieces of rope and either a suspension ring, four climbing carabineers, or some other metal load-bearing gear. By the end of this course every rope artist will have had an opportunity to get their partner, or themselves, up in the air. Though focusing on the technical aspects of how to move bodies in partial and full suspension, this class will also heavily look into the bio-mechanics of suspension, the whys of doing suspension (from magic or meditation to torment or trust) to best be able to use this camp of advanced ropework for what you really want it for.
With ropes in hand and dancing across our flesh, we can each feel it if we close our eyes. Our partner’s breath flows out, and we breathe it in. They struggle, we hold the line. In this full-day intensive, let us experiment with ways to build our mindfulness and passion alike within our rope bondage. With touch and sensuality, rhythm and objectification, let’s feel our way into different ties from both sides of the line. Dominance and submission are one form of power exchange we will tap into in our floor work, as well as giving and receiving, topping and bottoming, and artist to canvas. Beyond the binaries we will find the ways that we each let our juice flow, all while learning a variety of ties and practicing those we already know.
This intimate course is limited to ten couples/triads. Bring your toy bag, your spirit, your curiosity and your power, expanding your own ropes entwined.
The elements and practices of Sacred Kink are boundless…
Spiritual seekers, erotic explorers, and sexual kinksters alike are drawn to the power of alternate states of consciousness. During the course of this 3-day intensive, we will explore the Eightfold Paths of Sacred Kink through hands-on practices, hearts-open exercises, and rituals of energetic engagement.
This weekend experience is a chance to awake the skin, embrace our breath, arouse creativity, laugh loud, purge pain, and release rhythm. We will further develop our natural abilities in an intimate group setting, learning how others have been traversing their erotic journeys as well.
Join internationally known sexuality and spirituality educator, author, and shaman, Lee Harrington, as we journey into the shadows of our passion, descend into desire, face our fears, and find the touchstones of our erotic authenticity along the way.
Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or have never delved into the depths of adventurous sex and personal truth, this immersive experience will expand your own path of Sacred Kink.
Sacred Kink. Serious Play.