WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 at 7:30.PM until 9:30PM
CELESTIAL BODY 3: Opening the Closed Doors: BDSM, Underground Sexuality. . . and God
Bureau of General Services at New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center
208 West 13th Street, NY, NY 10011
"Is our often-censored urge towards sex and our great, undeniable urge towards a union with God . . . the same urge?" Perry Brass, The Substance of God.
A diverse group of speakers in 3 evenings talking about the connection between alternative sexuality and spirituality, between sexuality and prayer, between the practice (or conduit) of sexual submission and submission to the Higher Source that is God.
Guest speakers on Dec. 16th will include writer Donna Minkowitz on sex and God;
trans and polyamory activist Kyle Applegate on submission to self, with others to be
What core feelings link queer sexuality, the outsider regions of BDSM and spirituality? Is
sexuality at its deepest point prayer? Does it link us directly to the God-force, part of a
universal glue holding human feelings together?
How do you open the closed doors in your psychic house—the doors leading to your
Deeper Self, the authentic Self that loves you and stays with you your entire life?
Perry Brass, author of The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love, hosts this discussion
leading to the question: “Is God a lot kinkier than you thought?”
The event is FREE, a voluntary $5 donation will be requested at the door, not mandatory, but to support the work of the BGSQD.
We will be happy to send books as gifts to your friends, and include a gift card from you at no additional cost. In the contact form please send us a list of your friends and which book is to be sent to them, and include $1.75 in your check for each additional address.
We will ship multiple copies of single books to reading groups at great savings. Your group can now enjoy all of my book at a savings of 35% off the cover price of the book, for orders of 6 or more books, when a single title is ordered in multiples.These books must be shipped to a single address. Please add $6.00 to the cost of your order for six books, and add a dollar more for each additional book. All reading group orders will be shipped UPS, and cannot go to a P.O. Box Number. For P.O. box number addresses, we will be happy to ship books, insured, by US mail.
Autographing: Perry will autograph books at no additional charge from the press. If you’d like your books autographed to someone else other than yourself, please let us know.
Hi, I'm glad you're discovering my psychic house, a place where boundaries and limitations are based mostly on your own desires, insights, and feelings. For years I've dealt with opening up boundaries and categories—those of being straight, as well as of being gay (and a lot that's in-between and as yet undefined). So if these things are hang-ups to you, you might want to try another site. Also, some of the material here is for "adults," that is mature, but also fun-loving, wise, and kind people. Again, if these things are hang-ups to you, you might want to try another site.
Mostly, I want you to get to know my work, and the work of other artists, writers, poets, and musicians. What do we all have in common? Simply an openness toward what is not only new, but also deep and inspiring. If you feel that sex and sexuality have become stale, cold, and as isolating as so much of the rest of our too-commercialized life, then you'll find a home here. If you're looking for just another porno site in "li-trary clothing," then I'm afraid you're at the wrong place. But there are a lot of good things at this place and I hope you'll stick around and discover all of them. And I can't wait to hear from you, because you're too much a part of this site to sit there in the dark and silence.