Sep 17 2013
There have been 19 mass shootings (defined as killing more than 5 people in each) in the USA since 2009. In Australia? Zero. Why? The Australian government passed strict gun control laws following the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.
In an interview on The Takeaway on NPR this morning Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a history lesson on the 2nd Amendment. She explained that in the early days of the USA there was no organized army—there wasn’t any money to pay soldiers. The country’s defense relied upon the state militias who could be called up when needed to defend the country. These militias were made up of volunteers who were required to own certain specific weapons (like muskets) for this purpose. The “right to bear arms” was more like an obligation to bear arms so as to be ready to defend the country. This is the history behind the 2nd Amendment.
It’s time for a reality check and a move into the 21st century.
Sep 09 2013
What a wonderful time I had at my Urban Tantra workshop the Open Center on Saturday, 7 September! I was assisted for the third time by the gorgeous and talented Zahava Griss. Zahava has some wonderful workshops of her own coming up. Check them out!
Sacred Woman Alchemy (Oct 1 – Dec 13) Now accepting applications for this 3 month immersion combining dance, energy skills, sacred sexuality coaching, & Esalen bodywork to transform what is not yet love into love.
Alchemy of Sex & Spirit for Women (Oct 14 – Nov 10) An online course for women to connect to the loving, healing, creative power of our bodies through: dance meditations, sacred agreements with rage, cultivating sexual energy practices, and group calls.
Zahava Griss is the founder of Love Making Dances, offering performance, dance, coaching, and bodywork. She has 30 years of dance training, which she combines with the sexual and spiritual arts of Sufi dancemeditation, sexual shamanism, tantra, bioenergetics, and transformational group dynamics. Learn more at http://www.LoveMakingDances.com/.