Lee Harrington September-October Newsletter 2010 (MD, MA, CO, AZ, SC, NZ, WA)

August was such a beautiful blessing, wrapped in ridiculous packaging at times.  I attended the Desiree Alliance Conference and spent an amazing week in Las Vegas re-connecting to my sex-worker roots before winging my way over to Minnesota and teaching an action packed week of love, lust and adventure in a state I had never been too before and *loved*.  Then off to Maryland where Delving Into Power reached new levels of trust, awareness and awakening and brought me (literally) to tears on many occasions, blown away by my amazing students and co-adventurers.  I then taught 7 (whoa) classes at Floating World in New Jersey, and wrapped up my month debuting “Rope Bondage and the Male Form” back in Arizona.

It was also a month of sadness, beauty, and transformation.  A relationship of three years and I turned the corner into friendship, but the loss was intense, as were the new gains as both of us have learned so much about ourselves and our journeys.  You can read some of my realizations over on my journal:

I am madly working on my next solo book, while also editing an anthology called “Spirit of Desire.”  These authors are blowing me away in their honesty, refreshing insights, passion and vulnerability.  My own quest for and into these things has me off to do 3 weeks of intense ritual work on the east coast- 2 of the 3 still have tickets, see below.  During that time I will be flying in the air, connecting with the land, and finally marrying a man I fell deeply in in love with and want to commit myself to with all my heart- myself.

My swimming pool is fixed, my home has been transformed into having an actual office space, and every day I find myself more surprised and delighted by the world and my people in it.  I am grateful for the treasures the world has offered me, offered each of us- even (and perhaps especially) when they come wrapped in unexpected packages.

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

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September and October 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:

September 3-6,  Primal Arts Festival,  http://www.primalartsfestival.com/
This weekend at an amazing retreat space, I will be performing to performance rituals with the amazing Ave Amnesia.  “Blind Trust” with involve blindfolds, aerial rope and trust, and “Caught Up In Our Own Wor(L)ds” will channel fear, anger, fabric, words, bondage and heartache into a long installation and passionate show- come join us!

W. Massachusetts
September 10-12, Dark Moon Rising, http://paganbdsm.org/dmr/
No, I’m not teaching- I’m taking a weekend off!  And, for the pagan bdsm folk out there, it is a rustic camping event with hooks, love, food, challenges, classes… and I’ll be there having quality time with friends.

September 15-20, Dark Odyssey Summer Camp, http://www.darkodyssey.com/
D.O. time again! This year I am running Sex-O-Rama and doing two rituals- “Astral Shapeshifting” and “Falling In Love with Ramblewood: A Mindfulness Hike.”

Denver, Colorado
September 23-24, Fascinations, http://www.funlove.com/
Fascinations is having me out to their Denver location, teaching Kink 101 and Bondage for Lovemaking.  It’s been quite some time since I made it to Denver- about time!

Phoenix, Arizona
September 25, Arizona TNG, http://www.tng-az.org/
Join me for a TNG double header- Splish Splash: Splosh, Food and Wet and Messy Play followed by the Food and Kink themed Play Party.

September 30, (L)Earn Your Leather Skills AZ,  http://passionandsoul.com/azleather
As part of my fundraiser series as Arizona LeatherSIR 2010, I am teaching Kink 101 in a $0-30 sliding scale class to introduce folks of any experience level to a wide variety of sexual and kink practices and concepts.

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! ((Note the NEW DATE!!))

Charleston, South Carolina
October 15-18, A Weekend with Lee Harrington, https://www.wepay.com/tickets/buy/462
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.

Christchurch, New Zealand
October 22-24, Southern Exposure, http://southernexposure.gen.nz/
I will finally be back in New Zealand after 4 years!  The lineup is fantastic of other folks from around the globe, and I will be teaching Punching/Kicking, Open Hearts/Open Minds, Sacred Kink, and What Labels Give Us… as well as leading a group ritual.  It’s a great destination event, as well as fun for locals, check it out.

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.

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.

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Looking beyond October!

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:

Phoenix, AZ; Chicago, IL; Worcester, MA; Boston, MA
Phoenix, AZ

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/PassionAndSoul
My 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/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
Artist, Educator and Shaman


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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