Queer Magic, Erotic Pain Processing, and Leather Pride

Tarot spread created by Lee

Hello beautiful beings, This past week I did something for the first time – I put one of tarot spreads out into the world.This This past week I did something for the first time – I put one of tarot spreads out into the world. The RACK tarot spread is a way to examine risk, awareness, consent, and the kinks in our life using tarot cards, whether doing divination or as journaling prompts… or even if looking for inspiration when planning an erotic encounter with a partner. Combining this with attending a great tarot class with Kaí Henderson from Our Daily Magic that was incredibly soul satisfying, I keep being reminded moment after moment about the power of tarot, magic, and queerness.

Queerness you say? Yes. Because this past week also held Transgender Day of Visibility. Many transgender people are not queer, but for me the two are woven into one another. My existence is interwoven with magic, the act of gender journeying being inherently transgressive to some and thus full of power and magic. Mistress Simone talked about the power of femme dominance when I interviewed her on my podcast episode titled, “Magic, Power and Femme Mystique with Mistress Simone,” and I touch on gender and power in my poem, “Feri Magic: Wild Magic,” from my poetry collection, On Starry Thighs: Sacred and Sensual Poetry. But the history of queerness is all the more powerful when I view it under the lens of those who came before. My path would not be possible without those before me, and its why I feel so honored to have gotten to publish two essays by two-spirit and queer elders in the Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries… and you can read the complete interviews here:

  • Interview with c. hall, a shoshone elder and one of the founder of gai, the gay american indian caucus. An abbreviated version of this interview is included in Queer Magic
  • Interview with Blackberri, a Queer Activist and Lucumi Elder. An abbreviated version of this interview is included in Queer Magic

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Finally, I want to plug an amazing tarot reader and activist on issues queerness, race, root working, hoodoo, and more – Cyree Terell of Temperance Queer Tarot. They are now offering a  Queer Tarot Mentorships fir individuals interested in digging deep into their practice, looking to address their blind spots, or looking to learn for the first time with someone outside of a cisgender heteronormative tarot lens. Please check them out. Meanwhile… In the past few weeks over on Patreon, I have had a chance to connect with my Patrons regularly though:

Also…SUNDAY April 3rd is the FINAL day for the fundraiser/pre-sale book “The Art of Chain: A Guide to Steel Restraint.” It is being my honor to get to publish your project and this weekend is your last chance to be involved.


For April, come join me LIVE at:

Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional: Techniques for Erotic Pain Processing
Online Worldwide with Wicked Grounds
April 6, 2022 (6-8p Pacific, 7-9p Mountain, 8-10p Central, 9-11p Eastern)
Purchase Tickets: https://forbiddentickets.com/events/wicked-grounds/2022-04-06-online-pain-is-inevitable-suffering-is-optional
Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/387442379888910
Share on Fetlife: https://fetlife.com/events/1102669
Each of us processes pain and intense sensations in different ways. Some of us scream, some go silent, and some laugh with glee. Some focus on the connection we have with our partners and go stoic, while others dance, writhe, and squirm to let the pain come out through movement. From distracting ourselves with other thoughts or body inputs, to breathing techniques we will discuss how different individuals process pain and how to increase your own effectiveness in transmuting pain into pleasure, suffering, or erotic connection.

Sexual Freedom Series with Eva Blake
Free Interview at a day of wonderful classes, interviews, and experiences
Online Worldwide April 8, 2022 
Get your free tickets: https://www.sexualfreedomseries.com/
In this free Masterclass, Eva Blake and I will show you how to own your sexual power without apology, let go of fear and shame, and create the extraordinary life of pleasure and passion that you are meant for! Join me and a group of very smart and sexy people dedicated to pleasure, passion, and sexual liberation. I will be discussing sacred sexuality, kink, connection, and authenticity.

Leather Pride in Texas 2022: United in Leather
Austin, Texas
April 15-17, 2022
Purchase Tickets and Learn More: https://www.leatherprideintexas.org/
Share via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/990140337855129
Share via Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeatherTexas
I’m coming to Texas in less than two weeks! Join me April 15-17 for Leather Pride in Texas 2022: United in Leather. Tickets are still on sale, and I am thrilled to be back teaching four great classes: – (Re)Thinking Gender: Trans Awareness and Playing With Trans* Folks – Sexy Safer Sex co-taught with Eva Blake – Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond – Authentically Kinky There will be vending, a cigar social, the The Carter Johnson Library & Collection, live DJs at the play parties, a silent auction, a kink variety show, a scavenger hunt, and more!


I also have other classes and events coming in the next few months! I will be teaching about animal play, switching, and more. You can see a few of my upcoming offerings below, and you can visit my Upcoming Appearances page to learn about the rest of my future offerings in the spring and beyond.

To check out all my further scheduled classes and intensives, visit my Upcoming Appearances page to learn more. To enjoy further free material from me, consider joining me on Patreon where I share weekly resources, monthly classes, and more 🙂 Much love to you all and see you soon!

Yours in Passion and Soul,

Lee Harrington



Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” and "Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond," among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001. Welcome to his world, and your chance to expand your mind and heart alike.

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