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Left-Handed Journeys

Author: Jera Brown

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Interviews about the role sex, sexuality and all-things-eros has played in people's spiritual identities and practices. This podcast especially centers the stories of queer folks and sex workers.
5 Episodes
Janet Chui is the artist based in Singapore and creator of the Self-Love Oracle. Drawing fantastical subjects since childhood and holding a B.A. in Journalism, she's worked in tourism and publishing, and is currently studying Counseling Psychology. After her experiences with motherhood, divorce, Tibetan Buddhism, healing, and the supernatural, she pushes others to heal through self-exploration and self-expression.We talked about Janet's spiritual awakening while giving birth, her journey through Tibetan Buddhism and discovering the Singapore new age community, shadow work within Tarot, astrology, kink, and more.
Fio Gede Parma is a Balinese-Australian hereditary spirit-worker, seer, diviner, and initiated witch.Fio has been a dedicated, passionate, and purposeful mentor of witches and spirit-workers for 15 years and serves with love in Wildwood, Reclaiming, and Anderson Feri Traditions.They are the award-winning author of several books and anthologies including Ecstatic Witchcraft, Magic of the Iron Pentacle (with Jane Meredith), and Elements of Magic (with Jane Meredith). Fio has taught Witchcraft and Spirit-work in five continents.We talked about magic, unlimited possibilities of being, erotic potential and how it's impacted by oppression, and more.
Krista Wilson, a licensed professional counselor working in Chicago, is currently developing an online community for the treatment of religious trauma syndrome and the effects of Purity Culture called Existence Therapy.We talked about how growing up in a conservative religious environment or a colonized culture can lead to religious trauma, as well as unhealthy views on sexuality. Krista talked about her own journey away from a conservative Christian mindset and how a masturbation practice can lead to a better sense of self-love and self-knowledge.
Venus Valentine is a genderfluid femme sexpert, BBW fetish model, and host of the Dirty Panties Podcast. S/he is a spiritual wanderer who has explored a number of esoteric paths to find what works for her. We talked about how easy it is to get disenchanted with various communities and spiritual teachers, such as the problematic tendencies of sex therapy culture and a shady Tantra mentor. We also talked about our work as phone sex operators, which Venus introduced me to, and how it can be a powerful medium for sexual and spiritual healing.
Jera shares pieces of their own left-handed journey and why they started this podcast.
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