Bringing Down Heaven: The Black Mother, Sexuality and Spirituality & African Tradition
Within the sexuality and spirituality communities the audience and aesthetic are overwhelmingly white and exclusionary. Within African and African-inspired religious traditions there is a level of conservatism that stems from colonialism, patriarchy and white misanthropic (nee supremacist) racist ideology that prevents us from reclaiming and actualizing a framework for sacred sexuality. With this workshop I intend to address those challenges and provide a praxis for owning our bodies, understanding African concepts of sex and sexuality, and liberating sexual ourselves from the oppression of the patriarchal gaze as we return to the primordial Black Mother.
In my presentation we will learn how to employ several tools to engage a practical methodology for activating our mastery and connecting to the black mother including:
A discussion on the primordial black mother
Sacred sexuality from the African perspective
Sexuality in African and African inspired spiritual traditions
Cultivating healthy sexual energy
Healing through sacred sex
Practical steps for engaging a ritualized sexual practice
At the end of this workshop, participants will know where and what are African concepts of sex magic and sexuality, how women’s sexuality is treated in African rooted traditions, and how they can both cultivate and utilize their sexual energy for personal development and spiritual enlightenment. Through engaging the tips and techniques presented, participants will be empowered to step into their sacred sexual power and experience authentic pleasure.
© Ty Shaw 2018.
Punany Politics: Rethinking Black Female Desire
Black female desire can be the roadmap for liberation and embodiment. In this workshop we will explore tools and technologies for black women to live and perform their desire with a focus on sacred sexuality, liberation and empowerment. Come join me as we explore:
1. How my three pillars - Embodiment, Autonomy and Liberation- can be united for sustainable wellness in Black Female people
2. How Black Female people can use sexuality and sacred ritual to actualize their power
3. How having a Black Goddess centered spiritual practice sets the tone for freedom and decolonization
4. How by centering our self-care, creating a mindful erotic practice that cultivates our desire and mapping our lives accordingly, we can come into alignment with our power...
By the end of this session participants will leave with an intellectual and tangible tool kit for expressing and actualizing their desire.