In The Mists of Avalon, a novel about the Arthurian legend told from the perspective of its main female characters, Morgaine is priestess of Avalon, half-sister to Arthur, wife of Accolon, and defenders of the Pagans. I really like her character because paganism is a sex positive religion that celebrated female sexuality, embraced polyamory, and honored the Goddess as the source of power and wisdom in the world. She was Arthur’s lover as well as sister, which created a powerful bond between them, and Arthur’s betrayal of Avalon was ultimately the cause of his downfall. In legend Morgaine has been despised as a witch, seducer, and a force of darkness, but she has also been celebrated as a healer, protector, and counselor. The Mists of Avalon casts her as a strong and complex character who sought to defend her faith and her people against the onslaught of Christianity, a religion which at its extreme, abhorred nature, women, and the body.
I’m fascinated with the idea of love. What makes us fall in love? Why do we want love? Why is love so difficult? How does it change us as human beings? I love the excitement of falling in love. Contact me if you are tall, dark, and handsome. Reads poetry. Cares about politics. Enjoys long walks in the woods and long talks into the night. I love the friendship of ongoing love–the companionship, the caring, the understanding that you’ll always be there for one another. I love the struggle of love–the struggle to understand, to fail, to forgive, and to love again. I understand divine love–love as the basis for our relationship to the world, a sense of wonder and communion with the mystery of the universe.
A few years ago I discovered polyamory, and that has enabled me to experience loving more than one partner at a time. Polyamory excites me as a lifestyle of more intimacy and variety, as a vehicle for personal growth, and as an evolution of consciousness that creates a more open and joyful world. I envision a world where we are all able to have all the love that we desire, a world where anyone can be in love with anyone else without fear of hurting anyone, where one’s relationship status is not defined by whether you are single or coupled, but by your capacity to love.
Polyamory is a growing movement and already there is a lot being written about it. In creating this blog, I wanted to accomplish several things:
- Provide the experience of what it is like to be polyamorous from those who actually practice it.
- Emphasize the spiritual dimension of polyamory, how it helps us grow as human beings and experience a stronger connection with the divine.
- Provide insight into the experience of secondaries and perspectives other than the primary couple.
- Use my personal experiences in love to explore issues of love, sexuality, and spirituality in the modern world.
- Create community for people interested in polyamory and spirituality.