From Visionary Love to
Uranian Eros and Gay Subjectivity:
A Practical Community Discussion on How Mitch Walker’s
Visionary Love: A Spirit Book of Gay Mythology
Is More Relevant than Ever
Reference page 30 and thereabouts
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Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
Join us on Zoom from 7:00-9:00 PM PDT
with Chris Kilbourne moderating
A $2-20 suggested tax deductible donation is much appreciated!
Venmo at Treeroots-Inc.
Phone number ending in 8681
Meeting ID: 837 5481 5041 | Passcode: 571965
Visionary Love, A Spirit Book of Gay Mythology, by Mitch Walker, was was published in 1980 at the peak of the exuberantly magical, psychedelically creative, boldly sexually experimental early period of the gay liberation movement. During this time, the expression of an undeniably powerful gay spirit, of real love and possibility, burst into the world... and shortly thereafter seemed virtually silenced with the decimation of the gay community from AIDS and the rise of the Reagan regime, which laid a lot of the groundwork for the horror of Trumpism.
More than 700,000 people in the U.S. alone have died of this disease so far, such substantial mortality due in no small part to Reagan's homicidal neglect early on, as well as to other more-obvious culprits, right-wing religious fanatics and other hate groups. But in the culpability department can also be placed seemingly supportive progressives who have had a deleterious effect on our “gay spirit” and thus our mental and even physical health through espousing such homosexual-negating ideas as conveyed in postmodern “queer theory.” These forces have conspired to annihilate, subsume, dilute, or coopt the extraordinary nature of same-sex love Mitch celebrates in Visionary Love.
Nowadays, even with the current, astonishing historical level of social acceptance, at least for some, compared to the recent past, the idea of emancipation of our extraordinary potentials as homosexual has been for the most part forgotten as we have been steadfastly corralled into conforming with the hetero mainstream, or sex-role myth system.
But not entirely. There are still many ways to actively address this all-too-neglected situation, the valuational situation in being gay, the endogenous gayness in gay identity: try mindfully putting up a rainbow flag in your home, or invoking the idea of gay liberation the next time you have sex, or writing your gay dreams down in a special journal, and then there is the possibility of getting involved with the gay-centered inner work community by attending a Club meeting. Here is the chance to immerse yourself a little in a most unusual setting, where our gay natures can be validated, shared, related with to, at least to some extent.
During this coming discussion we can honor this remarkable book, Visionary Love, as a powerful Call to a more contemporary form of activism, one that starts within but is experienced with each other.
Mitch offers many thought-provoking notions and perspectives that can help combat the poisonous scourge of demonizing hate and projective violence in the external world around us, by mainly going inward and investigating our own gay souls, as well as any subconscious complicity with and allegiance to that internalized violence that works against our own more-valued natures and thwarts our potential to be able to transformationally, alchemically handle what we discover inside. To that end, the Club focus for this eleventh part in a series will be on what Mitch has called “Sex-Role” stereotypes and myths or narratives and how the gay soul can emerge from the heterosexist matrix. We’ll explore together how these liberational concepts among many others have evolved over the decades towards a cherishing of our homosexual natures as the Beloved Double, inspired by “Uranian Eros,” and grounded by an emancipationally existential “homosexual subjectivity.” And as always, the main emphasis of this Club meeting will be on sharing whatever we feel about our own inner gay spirit work communally, thus co-creating a very unusual experience.
The Gay-Centered Inner Work Club invites anyone interested to participate in helping cultivate depthful community that celebrates the divine nature of same-sex love and its psychological potentials. This Club emphasizes the development of subjective homosexual experience in self and with others through mutual exploration into relevant subjects like this evening’s topic and related theory and practice about being gay-centered, as well as pertinent dreams, fantasies, memories, and feelings all the way from unacceptable heteronormative-caused fear, shame, and anger to, on the more euphoric side, desire, love and Uranian Eros. Gay liberation is here practiced subjectively as the freeing of ego-self relations from the grip of toxic unconscious complexes sourced in non-gay parental dynamics and other early, traumatized instinctual and transpersonal patterns. We can choose to create a world of beauty and creative possibilities.
A Uranian way of connecting with one another would be to start within, where the deeply gratifying work of fey psychological alchemy, productively engaging big feelings and issues to transform the lead of what internalized homophobia has wrought into the gold of gay self-actualization, can effectively be undertaken in communion with like-minded others.
Don’t forget to bring a notebook in which to write and draw! The experience will be facilitated by Chris Kilbourne, and is sponsored by the nonprofit educational corporation Treeroots.
$2-20 suggested, tax deductible donation much appreciated: Treeroots-Inc
Phone number ending in 8681
For more information call 323-252-8824