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|Terry Lee B.||
HERE IS OUR COMPLETE NEWSLETTER
Live the Dream April-May 2010
Unless otherwise noted, all events are at 8515 Penfield Ave. in Winnetka zip 91306. (Directions page 7) This is a group house – home of Terry, Carl and Will. For all events: RSVP / more info call the LTD Hotline (818) 886-0069, ex. 3. Please visit us at www.livethedream.org.
Please visit the Live the Dream website at www.livethedream.org
LTD EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT 8515 PENFIELD AVE. IN WINNETKA UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
FOR INFO ON FAMILY SYNERGY EVENT SEE: WWW.FAMILYSYNERGY.ORG
TO SEE PAST EVENTS OR ARTICLES ON Live the Dream PLEASE VISIT: WWW.LIVETHEDREAM.ORG.
Note: We provide poly relationship counseling, and hypnotic jealousy release.
See www.acesuccess.com or call (800) LIFE MATE’s – 543-3628)
PLEASE NOTE: All 3rd Saturday live the dream meetings are also family synergy connection parties from 11a-2p Also, family synergy members pay member price at live the dream meetings & parties
Saturday April 17 11am-4pm Trans and Bi Sexual Polyamory lead by Shirley Bushnell. There is a wide spread transsexual community in LA and particularly in West Hollywood. Shirley has served as mentor to many who are making a change in gender, often before they make a change in actual sexual anatomy. She has ‘ride alongs’ with police officers helping them to understand and to treat members of this community with more empathy. Learn how multiply committed relationships and group marriage work among the transgendered. Frequently, males who become females wind up in relationships with other females and female to male transsexuals may be in relationship with a man—or may be legally married to a woman raising children together. Many trans people are bisexual. Many individuals, many choices. Learn about whom they are and why they make the choices they do.
Pot luck lunch, 1-2pm
hot tubbing and socializing follow this discussion.
Friday April 30 7pm until Midnight BELTANE FIRE RITUAL (and Potluck dinner). Celebration of Fertility. It is the time of wild flowers, lambs, chicks, and growth of new flowers . Living things give birth and have the richness of the summer to grow into maturity. The Life Force is strong and we glory in it! Bring something delicious to share for Pot Luck Dinner at 7pm. Ritual begins at 8 pm.
Saturday May 8 LTD Outing to Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale.
Gather round the Mayberry Pole! Lunch with the Green Man and admire the deliciously displayed serving wenches. Enjoy robust Shakespearian theater and heavenly dulcimer music. We will meet in the parking lot (details next issue) at 8:30am. Opening parade is at 9 am. Mothers will be honored at opening and throughout Faire this weekend—bring yours or let your kids bring you. Let us know you will be joining us and we can make plans together—LTD hot line. At the Faire, Terry can be reached at 818-388-5612. Details on the faire go to www.renfair.com/socal
Saturday May 15 11am to 4pm: Dragon Riders of [Poly] Pern lead by Greg Barnes
Join with your Dragon in the Mating Flight! Feel passions deep and demanding. Riders mate, males chasing the Queen Rider as their Dragons chase the Queen. Who catches her will determine who is Weyr Leader in the Turns to come—who shall protect the people of Pern from the fall of Deadly Spores (called Thread) with Fire Breath. Those who actually wish to experience this will have the option of doing so through a guided meditation lead by Hypnotherapist Terry Brussel. Others can participate in further discussion or soak in the Jacuzzi. We will discuss the unique lifestyle of a culture where land is Held by one sort of leader, others tend and ride the Dragons who protect that land, Guilds of Smiths, Miners, and ?... who hold and pass on the Skills of the past. The Harpers are Teachers, Storytellers and makers of Music. Their halls where Feasts and daily meals are served to members of these different groups, supervised by the Head Woman of each guild hall seeing to the comforts (clothing, food and lodging details) of all within is a lesson in cooperative living to be brought into our own time and place.
Saturday June 19 11a - 4p Real World Poly Roots: GODDARD COLLEGE – THE REAL HARRAD?
Join noted author and social-change activist Will “Taliesin” Jarvis as he shares his memories of Goddard College, the inspiration, in part, for Robert Rimmer's Harrad Experiment. Goddard, the oldest experimental college in the US, took sexual and social education to a whole new level in the swinging 1960s and 70s. With classes ranging from nude massage to creating social change; with co-ed dorms and unisex bathrooms; with gay and lesbian activism, Goddard was at the forefront of the sexual revolution. Will was, and still is, a part of that revolution and continues to promote the 'Make Love, Not War' philosophy in his writing, art and political activities.
Will spoke at his first Live the Dream meeting back in 1999. He became a member of our Group Household through an exercise on the advantages of Group Living at another meeting in 2002 and has been living in Penfield House since 2003. You can LIVE your dreams!
World Poly Convention June 25-June 27 HARBIN HOT SPRINGS, Northern California
Play, share multi-lover interests
Terry Brussel-Gibbons will be speaking:
Saturday 3:15p to 4:45p Finding Poly Mates (including hypnotic Love Magnet) with Greg Barnes
Terry & Greg are Poly Mates who found each other on the Internet.
How does one find poly mates in 2010? Internet dating on poly and non-poly sites will be discussed. Is it different for couples, triads and morads than for singles? In the poly life style, most of us are open to potential love partners even when we are in stable, long-term joyous marriages. Is the motivation of a single seeking a primary partner (s) stronger than a simple openness? When does strong motivation become negative neediness and how can we avoid that? Is being bisexual a special issue? How bisexual do you need to be before it is important enough to mention? On which sites and which Personals is being poly or bi an asset and on which a detriment? These questions and many others will be openly, caringly discussed in dyads and full circle exercises. LOVE MAGNET: Concluding guided meditation for drawing into your life the partner(s) you desire will include suggestions based on what we discover in this workshop.
*Meet potential lovers, Join the Relational Choice Community
*Experience polygroup relationship negotiation & lovemaking techniques
*Manage Jealousy and Cultivate Compersion
*Ponder polyactivism, group marriage, child custody, group housing
*Participate in and react to panel discussions
*Join a poly-tantra ritual
*Commit to Your Poly Relationship in a Ritual Before the Poly Community
SNUGGLE PARTY Dave Doleshal, Ph.D.
PARTNER YOGA Lakshmi Devi
EMBRACE COMPERSION, JEALOUSY & OTHER INNER VOICES Sasha Lessin, Ph.D. & Janet Kira Lessin
HOW TO PRODUCE TRANSFORMATIONAL & FUN EROTIC EVENTS Christophe Ceri
Please see www.worldpolyamoryassociation.org for details.