Lee Harrington October-November Newsletter 2010 (AZ, MA, SC, WA, IL, CT)

Kisses from my secret writing location!

I am holed up as we speak, writing curriculum for the sold out Alternative Lifestyles Presenter Education Conference (http://www.ALPSEC.com), which I am being incredibly happy about.  The material is turning out beautifully, and don’t be surprised if it turns into a book 🙂  I am also in the midst of editing “Spirit of Desire: Personal Journeys in Sacred Kink.”  Expect the book, full of personal tales and amazing insight, to hit your hands before Solstice/Christmas.

This last month has been a whirlwind of challenge and delight.  September began with my interview for Tantra Cafe, followed by an amazing 4 days of rituals and performances with the incredible Ava Amnesia at Primal Arts Festival.

Tantra Cafe, listen to the interview: http://webtalkradio.net/2010/09/20/tantra-cafe-%E2%80%93-is-kinky-perverted-or-holy/

I then winged north to attend Dark Moon Rising, a beautiful private kink/pagan retreat at Cauldron Farm in Massachusetts, where I married myself in a private ceremony.  Read about my reasons why here:

http://passionandsoul.com/journal/pre-wedding-ramblings

Afterwards I headed down to Dark Odyssey Summer Camp, where I built beautiful sexy spaces with my fantastic crew, led two delicious rituals, and assisted with two classes by the fascinating WinterSong Tashlin.

The next month is not quite as jam-packed… but the work I am doing is pretty inspiring.  Performances with the Strowlers crew, book writing work, a great class lineup in Phoenix, Boston, South Carolina and Seattle, and some time to connect with my biological family and family of the heart.

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

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October/November 2010 Appearances/Classes/Events:

As always you can find complete class descriptions at http://www.PassionAndSoul.com/ , 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:

Phoenix,AZ
October 7, (L)Earn Your Leather Skills AZ, http://passionandsoul.com/azleather
A week later the fundraising education continues as I teach Impact Play- Spanking, Paddles and Canes, Oh My! This sliding scale class ($0-30) is a fundraiser for Arizona Men of Leather and Caras.ws.

Boston, MA
October 8-10, StrowlerCon, http://www.strowlers.com/events/strowlercon
Three nights of live music, two days of classes, workshops and a “maker’s fair”, including me throwing folks around in the air, teaching Rope for Sex and Sacred Kink, and dancing my heart out to the music of S.J. Tucker, Alexander James Adams, and so many others!  Mention “passionandsoul” as a coupon to get 15% off your entry ticket!

Sumter, South Carolina
October 15-17 A Weekend with Lee Harrington, https://www.wepay.com/tickets/buy/462http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156408181046755
Join on my first trip to South Carolina, as I do an action packed weekend… the weekend ticket includes 5 classes, a performance and a party- what a deal! I am teaching (Fri) Punching/Kicking, (Sat) Open Hearts, Rope Sex, (Sun) Beyond Bowed Heads, Breath Play; plus performing a suspension show Saturday night.  Weekend pass $90, Saturday pass $50.

Seattle, Washington
October 28, Winter Fetish, http://winterfetish.com/classes.html
I will be teaching Breath Play at this new venue in Seattle, hosted by one of the American queens of fetish wear design.  Pre-registration required, no late entry.

October 29-31 Center for Sex Positive Culture, http://www.sexpositiveculture.org/
During Halloween weekend I will be doing quite the lineup at the CSPCC- Teaching Punching/Kicking on Friday; Be Yourself or Someone Else and Pain Processing on Saturday; and of course Sacred Kink Sunday, on Samhain itself 🙂

October 30-31, Strowler Nights, http://www.strowlers.com/events/strowler-nights
That weekend I will also be across town at this amazing music and performance festival, doing rope bondage performances between live music, circus freaks, steampunk artists, and so many others. Mention “passionandsoul” as a coupon to get 15% off your entry ticket!

Phoenix, AZ
November 4, 2010, (L)Earn Your Leather Skills AZ, http://passionandsoul.com/azleather
Join me as I teach Erotic Pain Processing, in the final fundraiser of my title year, fundraising for Arizona Men of Leather and Caras.ws.

November 6
Arizona Men of Leather, http://www.arizonamenofleather.org/
I will be judging the Arizona Leather SIR/Boy 2011 Contest and stepping down from AZLeatherSIR Title… do you have what it takes to be the next Arizona Leather SIR or Boy?  Come watch hot men show us their best, and take home the title.  I will also be doing a suspension bondage demonstration to get the show going 🙂

Chicago, IL
November 12-14, Alternative Lifestyles Presenter Skills Education Conference, http://www.alpsec.com/
In this sold out three day pedagogical and educational skills intensive, I will be teaching Effective Speaking Skills and Finding Your Unique Voice as a Presenter, as well as helping out on other curriculum blocks.  This is a first for our community, and I am grateful to be part of it.

Worcester, MA
November 19-21, Transcending Boundaries Conference, http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/
I am the Keynote Speaker this year, speaking on the notion of intersections of identity for this fascinating conference, as well as performing “Creature on a Quest,” my one person show on identity, gender and the nature of self, it it’s US debut! As a bonus, I will also be teaching What Labels Give Us, and attending a wide variety of really fascinating courses.  This con is a must for academics and journeyers of sexuality and identity alike.

Hartford, CT
November 23, REConn, http://fetlife.com/groups/13308
Teaching Clothing Bondage (Sold Out)

Boston, MA
November 26-27 Boston Rope Group , http://fetlife.com/events/29045
PassionBound II Suspension Bondage Intensive (Sold Out)

November 28, NE Dungeon Society, http://www.ne-ds.org/home.htm
I will be co-teaching Dark Roleplaying with Wintersong Tashlin, and then teaching Erotic Hypnosis for this great group of NE perverts.

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Looking beyond November!

In the next few 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/

I will only be doing 1 class in December to January:

Phoenix, AZ
December 15, 2010, AZ-TNG, http://www.tng-az.org/
I will be teaching Erotic Hypnosis and Dirty Talking

Why is that?  Because I have surgery set for November 30th that will have me unable to travel for 6 weeks… so I will be staying home, and bringing folks to me.  If you are moved to send get-well presents in that window (and also for my birthday, 2 days prior), I keep my Amazon Wishlist here:

http://amzn.com/w/2N1O2PXL9PNMY

I also have other plans for 2011 in the works, such as the next Delving Into Power, which will be the first weekend of February in Seattle, WA.  There are of course other plans too… super secret ninja plans!

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

Twitter – http://twitter.com/PassionAndSoulMy raw mind, brought to you a few times a day.  Sometimes I share links, other times inspirational quotes, and its a great way to keep up with where I am in the world during my travels.  It also includes by AudioBoo stream, my audio rambles from the road.

FetLife – http://fetlife.com/users/24336This 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/passionandsoulI 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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