Friday, June 03, 2011
Beyond Awakening has made the following announcement:
Please join us for:
with special guest Barbara Marx Hubbard
Sunday, June 5th, 2011
at 10:00am Pacific; 1:00pm Eastern; UTC/GMT-7
Please join me for a lively dialog with my beloved friend and "telerotic" (telos + eros) evolutionary inspiraration, Barbara Marx Hubbard. According to her, "a third great human drive" is surfacing, due to the phase change on planet Earth. We have hit a limit to many forms of growth -- including population. The drive to be fruitful and multiply cannot continue much longer..."
Many of us are responding to this new, evolutionary pressure by feeling a yearning to express our creative potentials, and to do it with others--to find our evolutionary, co-creative partners. Such individuals are stimulated by what Barbara calls, "vocational arousal", a new form of the sexual drive that is moving upward toward the suprasexual drive -- a massive awakening of human creativity and the desire to join together to express our unique potentials.
Have you felt something like this? I have had the privilege to dialog actively with Barbara, and I've experienced this kind of ecstatic activation -- a totally sexy (and at the same time chaste) enlivenment through co-creative visioning. She has pioneered many leading-edge perceptions for decades, and with SupraSex, she's expressing another important emergent property of evolutionary culture.
Please join us for this conversation at the leading edge of our collective evolulution with one of the world's great visionary thinkers (and doers!) Barbara Marx Hubbard.
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Barbara Marx Hubbard is a social innovator, speaker, author, educator, and visionary who has for decades led the process of articulating the new worldview of conscious evolution. She collaborated with Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, and Abraham Maslow, among many others, and co-founded the World Future Society and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Her name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the US at the 1984 Democratic convention, and in the years since she's led a whole series of newsletters, innovative public meetings, wonderful films, innumerable speaking engagements and now a series of acclaimed online courses. You can find out more about her and her work at evolve.org
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Terry Patten is the host of Beyond Awakening and a leading voice in the emerging fields of integral evolutionary leadership and spirituality. In his cutting-edge writings, talks and teaching, he not only inspires transcendental awakening, love and freedom, but calls us to accept and incarnate our full humanity. In his current work, he is helping to articulate an authentic spirituality that illuminates the vital relationship between sincere care, discriminative intelligence, personal responsibility and spiritual awakening. A coach, consultant, teacher, and author of four books, Terry lives in Marin County near San Francisco, CA. He is the author, with Ken Wilber, of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. His personal web site is http://integralspiritualpractice.com.
(Now from Dorothy): It is an interesting development that this group has "discovered" a capacity called "suprasex," based on turning sexual energies into creative efforts. This is a good approach to the evolutionary unfolding, but Freud discovered much the same force years ago, calling the process "sublimation." Sublimation is not the repression of (sexual) energetic drives, but rather the transmutation of the drive into other forms--in this case creativity. It is thought that many great artists and thinkers worked from this principle--instead of using their energies to enjoy sexual pleasure, they turned them to creative channels.
However, I feel that these folks are missing what is--in my view--an even more important form of "supra sex." This is Kundalini itself, the ananda which is bliss, the power of shakti, the joy of "feeling" the sweet play of ecstatic arousal throughout the entire body (or even a specific part of the body, as hands, cheeks, or head.) And of course, Kundalini pleasure often leads directly to creative activities--one supports the other.
Recently, I talked with a new friend who had had an unusual experience while visiting a mosque abroad. While meditating quietly in the corner, he suddenly felt an erotic explosion, as if every cell in his body were awakened and dancing in joy. He was not sure what was happening, and added that it was "almost like an orgasm." This was in fact Kundalini arriving in its full power. It was "supra sex" in its most sublime form. I explained to him that this was indeed the spiritual energy of Kundalini awakening, something akin to but not the equivalent of ordinary sex. It is called "supra sex" because it is beyond ordinary sex. It is not to be confused with "super sex," for it involves spiritual, not merely biological, energies.
And in my view, this kind of awakening is where humankind is headed, and once enough people experience it, we will have reached the "tipping point." We will know divine love in its fullest. Our creativity, our active engagement in the world, our cooperative efforts will then be enhanced beyond measure.
My question is, how is it that many of the most advanced thinkers, such as these, do not yet seem to be aware of the profound power of Kundalini? It is as if they have not themselves yet experienced this sacred essence in its full expression and are thus blind to its capacities to move the race to a new level.