Rituals are the celebration of life and acknowledgement of what lies beyond.
Ritual Work is the healing art of BDSM, it is the celebration of the body, the reclamation of one's home of flesh.
It can be a ritual of destruction, an eruption of rage and fear that must violently surface to be allowed release. Floggers pummel the ferocity to the surface, the whip sears the skin to allow tears of blood to flow.
It can be a quiet meditation of comfort in ropes. A ritual of tea, quiet bondage, stillness, and inner voyage of serenity.
Ritual work can be delving into the leather hood, feeling the animal warrior and primal id lace over one's identity, to struggle against the straps and darkness, to feel the fight of one's body against one's will. The straight razor scraping the body clean of hair. The worship and meticulous care of leather boots.
It can be the a connective ceremony between two lovers, friends, soul partners-- a needle and tie of energy, stitching two bodies together.
I have begun a new ritual work practice of SELF BIRTHING-- especially pertinent to those going through transformations of gender or other body/spirit transitions such as motherhood, parenthood, oedipal struggles.
What is different about ritual work and other forms of BDSM sessions? There is no Dominant/submissive structure or power exchange. The experience for your own inward journey, to connect with yourself and the time and living you inhabit. I do not represent a fantasy force or dominatrix persona. The pain you take is for yourself. I am the empathetic guide. The ritual is created by you, for you. It does not negate the erotic, but it also does not focus on the sexual.
From the pain, one gathers strength. From the bondage, one finds freedom. From the ritual, one contends with chaos.
If you are interested in discussing a personal ritual work with me, please contact me at: Yin (period) Quan (at) gmail (dot)com Subject title: "Ritual Work"