Synthesis: Existential Kink
Thu Jul 22 2021 at 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
OmCulture | Seattle, WA
Please join Kasha Sofia as she celebrates and DJ’s her birthday at Om!
Pre-register at omcluture.com
Before dance starts (tea starts steeping at 6pm), be sure to join Kasha as she pours a very special and unique tea, Rose Silver Needle. This is one of the very few tea cakes in existence and is rare in the fact that it is 5 years aged. This time is dedicated to coming together and dropping in with community. This is a time where phones are discouraged and active participation is encouraged, even if that means sitting in meditation. This tea is sweet and delicate, and allows us to drop into our heart space. Kasha is asking for a $10 suggested donation however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Kasha will also have cups available for use but if you have a favorite (2oz or smaller) cup of your own, please bring it!
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to DJ for my birthday! I’m also really excited to be bringing the concept and conversation of “Existential Kink” to Om. And my, what a juicy one it is….
I don't feel like we talk enough about our “dark side” or our subconscious and I also don't feel that freeness to express our sexuality nearly enough. But why should those things come together and especially for a dance? The Answer: If we cannot accept our “dark side”; if we cannot accept such an important part of ourselves such as our sexuality; “If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else!”
I invite you to come dressed in your very best and allow yourself to freely, unapologetically, and radically express what’s in that brilliant heart of yours.
Below is some more thoughtful information about the theme “Existential Kink”.
concerned with existence, especially human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism.
LOGIC (of a proposition) affirming or implying the existence of a thing.
Existentialist thinkers frequently explore issues related to the meaning, purpose, and value of human existence.
Kink: In human sexuality, kinkiness is the use of non-conventional sexual practices, concepts or fantasies. The term derives from the idea of a "bend" in one's sexual behaviour, to contrast such behaviour with "straight" or "vanilla" sexual mores and proclivities.
From the book Existential Kink by Carolyn Elliot PhD
“Each of us has a dual nature: we are light (conscious) and dark (unconscious). The dark side of our personality - the “other”, the shadow side - is made up of what we think is our primitive, primal, negative impulses - our “existential kink.” Our existential kink also drives the dark or negative repeating patterns in our life: always choosing the abusive partner or boss, settling for less, thinking that we’re undeserving, not worthy. But it also is the source of our greatest power. “