Lee Harrington 2009 Year End Newsletter (Australia, SF, AZ)

Lee Harrington Year End Newsletter 2009

As you read this I am making my way to Australia for 3 weeks. Two years away has been simply too long, and it will be worth the 17+ hours of flight to get there.

As you read this, my book “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond” is at the layout editor, going from an edited manuscript into a real book. Soon, it will be in our hot little hands… 6 months of blood, sweat, tears and sleepless nights brought to a beautiful conclusion (and 14 years of dreaming it up).

As you read this, you are growing, evolving, coming into your self. Welcome to the new you! Such a pleasure to meet you 🙂

Last month I won the 2010 Arizona LeatherSIR title, an ordeal and experience worth every moment of nervousness and challenge. The coming year of holding the title, atop my other work as an author, educator, shaman and artist will be a great opportunity to find out where I fit in the men’s community, along with the rest of my adventurous sexuality and spirituality communities. In fact, this coming year is all about me coming into my power fully. I turn 30 this weekend (10 lifetimes in this one already), and as I happily wave goodbye to my 20s, I am on the search for an agent, a manager, and sifting through my dreams and manifesting each one that shines like a star into the reality I deserve. Each day more excellence, each day a better day.

So here is my toast to you, as we turn towards this season of celebration and new beginnings in the darkness of the world (and for my readership down below, the possibilities present in the brightness of the world). May you each come into your excellence. May you each find your bliss. May you each be inspired to be the best you you can possibly be.

I have tons more below- lots of exciting classes, performances and more… read on and stay tuned!

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Year End 2009 and January 2010 Appearances/Classes/Events:

As always you can find complete class descriptions on my educator page at (http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/educator, and I am available in select cities below (and nearby) for private classes, sessions, erotic life coaching work, and more on the dates before and after:

Melbourne, Australia
November 27, 7-9PM, http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/australia09 , http://www.gasworks.org.au/festivals/ClassesWorkshops.php#health
I will be doing a special event called “Opening Night: Lee Tells His Story” in conjunction with Transformed Self at Blue Door Gallery at the Gasworks Arts Park. Tickets are $30au, and include food, drinks, and a chance to hear about my past, present and future projects, as well as a glimpse into how I got here.

November 28-29, http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/australia09 , http://www.gasworks.org.au/festivals/ClassesWorkshops.php#health
Over 2 days I am teaching 4 classes in Melbourne sponsored by Transformed Self at Blue Door Gallery at the Gasworks Arts Park. Tickets for each class are $55au, and are limited attendance, so reserve your tickets in advance through the website above, or calling +61 (0) 3 9699 3253. Tickets on the door available if there is space. The classes are:
Nov 28th 2pm “Rope Sex: Bondage for Lovemaking and More”
Nov 28th 5pm “Kama Sutra Bondage”
Nov 29th 2pm “Take My Breath Away: Breath and Airflow Play”
Nov 29th 5pm “Open Hearts, Open Mind: Exploring Alternative Relationships”

Sydney, Australia
December 3, 7-9pm, http://www.sydneyleatherpride.org/
I will be presenting “Be Yourself or Someone Else: Invocation and Evocation Techniques for Roleplaying” for Sydney Leather Pride by special arrangement. The class is $20au for members, $25 for non-members.

December 4-6, http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/australia09
Over 3 days I am teaching 5 classes in Sydney sponsored by Transformed Self at Birthing Rites: 10 Denison Street. Bondi Junction. Tickets for each class are $55au, and are limited attendance, so reserve your tickets in advance by calling +61 (0) 3 9525 6527, +61 (0) 419 53 1988, or emailing loz@ozonline.com.au prior to workshop to secure your place and tickets. Tickets on the door available if there is space. The classes are:
Dec 4th 7pm “Kama Sutra Bondage”
Dec 5th Noon “Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional: Techniques for Pain Processing”
Dec 5th 3pm “Take My Breath Away: Breath and Airflow Play”
Dec 6th Noon “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond”
Dec 6th 3pm “Open Hearts, Open Minds: Exploring Alternative Relationships”

Melbourne, Australia
December 11-13, http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/australia09 , http://www.gasworks.org.au/festivals/ClassesWorkshops.php#health
Over 2 days I am teaching 4 classes in Melbourne sponsored by Transformed Self at Blue Door Gallery at the Gasworks Arts Park. Tickets for each class are $55au, and are limited attendance, so reserve your tickets in advance through the website above, or calling +61 (0) 3 9699 3253. Tickets on the door available if there is space. The classes are:
Dec 11th 7pm “What’s Leather Got to Do With It? Leather Fetish, Sex and Soul”
Dec 12th 2pm “Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional: Techniques for Pain Processing”
Dec 12th 5pm “Playing Between The Ears: Techniques for Erotic Hypnosis and Dirty Talk”
Dec 13th 2pm “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond”
Dec 13th 5pm “Beyond Bowed Heads: Rituals for Dominance and submission”

San Francisco, California
January 3, 1-3pm, http://www.centerforsexandculture.com/
At the Center for Sex and Culture I will be having my official book launch for my book “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond”! This will include a class on the topic, books fresh off the press, book signings, and more- come on down and join us for the fun!

Phoenix, Arizona
January 20, http://www.tng-az.org/
I will be presenting “Beyond Bowed Heads: Rituals for Dominance and submission” for Arizona TNG for individuals interested in in protocols, D/s rituals and more who between the ages of 18-39 or their partners are.

January 22-24, http://www.southwestleather.org
I’m not working this event, but I will be there as an attendee having a great time!

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Looking beyond January!

In the next 6 months I have all kinds of other adventures, classes and intensives planned… am I coming to a city near you soon?
If not, feel free to contact me at Lee@PassionAndSoul.com to see if we can help make it happen.
For more up to date information, and for schedule details further into the future, please visit my calendar at:
http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/calendar

February
Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Edmonton, Alberta
March
Las Vegas, NV; Portland, OR
April
Maricopa, AZ; Northern Maryland
May
Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL

I also have plans for 2010 to teach in Bellingham, WA, Palm Springs, CA, and am in discussion around hopefully coming to Vancouver, BC, New Orleans, Seattle, Minnesota, DC, New Jersey, Hartford… and more!

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Want more of me? Well, you can keep up with my life, adventures and art at:

Live Journal – http://passionandsoul.livejournal.com/
This is my personal journal- full of naughty images, personal exploits, emotional ups and downs, and a variety of announcements mixed in with a way to peek into my being.

FetLife – http://fetlife.com/users/24336
This amazing erotic adventurer’s networking site is an invaluable tool for me, and I have the “PassionAndSoul Student Lounge” there for people with questions or things they would like sharing from classes they have been to.

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/passionandsoul
I have totally fallen in love with facebook. I have a fan page (search for Lee Harrington) that fans built for me, plus I regularly post pictures, update via my twitter feed, and more!

…and of course my website – http://www.PassionAndSoul.com
My pride and joy- keep up on my calendar, read essays by me, find my artwork, download audio classes, enjoy my books, and so much more!

I look forward to seeing you all in person or online!

With Passion and Soul,
Lee Harrington
http://www.PassionAndSoul.com
Artist, Educator and Shaman

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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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