A much needed Virtual Summit.
Learn from Western Sciences, Eastern philosophies and ground the wisdom of your own biology.
Ask your questions.
It's time to renormalize the conversation.
Answering your questions and providing down to earth information about the phenomenon we call Orgasm.
A psychiatrist with a background in psychosomatic medicine and trained in psychiatric orgone therapy, we will discuss the social and political perspectives of sexuality pre- and post-Freud. We will also focus on the extensive and groundbreaking theories of Wilhelm Reich who brought bio-electrical dynamics of orgasm into the psychoanalytic conversation. He introduced the concept of psychosomatic unity, and identified the energetic underpinnings of neurosis before being imprisoned in America for his life's work, where he died just days before his parole.
Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University and first author of The Science of Orgasm, we will be discussing Komisaruk's extensive research on the neural pathways through which genital stimulation gains access to the brain, and the neural basis for persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) and orgasm in women and men. His other areas of research include the study of sexual response after spinal cord injury, female ejaculation and pelvic pain and numbness, helping women find solutions to pain syndromes and offering new research findings toward scientific understanding.
Austrian born, and trained since the age of 16 as a lineage holder of classical, tantric Kashmir Shaivism, Michaela Boehm has become an internationally known leader in tantric wisdom and somatic embodiment. Michaela combines her extensive training in the field of Psychology, CBT, Trauma Therapy and Somatic modalities, with her 40k plus hours counseling experience and her tantric training into a unique offering, which is the perfect conclusion to our Summit in drawing together the science and psychology of sexuality as it grounds itself into the body and mind.
Meredith Sands Keator was raised in a lineage of allopathic and alternative healers and has been a Somatic therapist since 1994. A teacher, researcher and avid student of the body, she has pioneered an understanding of the geometry of healing through the unified understanding of both Eastern and Western medical perspectives. The growing study of bio-electricity and energetic anatomy leads to the important discussion around orgasm and sexuality as an essential component of health and wellbeing, inspiring her to formulate this summit to address critical questions, and support emotional and physical paths to healing.
What was our Western, cultural perspective and attitude around sexuality before Freud? What did Freud's work change and where are we today?
We go into details about one of his youngest analysts, Wilhelm Reich, who brought the concept of orgasm and 'orgastic potency' to the terrain of neurosis. Why did Reich do this, how is it relevant to health from a psychoanalytic perspective, and why did it cause such a social and political uproar?
Reich's work is still misconstrued today even though he laid the groundwork of psychodynamic bodywork and was acknowledged for making great strides in psychoanalysis. This talk will be a rare, comprehensive overview of his life's work, detailing how sexuality and social norms tragically ended his life in jail.Ask any questions here
What are the biological processes leading to orgasm that we know of? How and why do orgasms happen, why do they fail to happen and what brain and body events are put into play at the moment of orgasm?
Our speaker will be describing the genital-brain connection and how the brain produces orgasms. A focus of this segment discusses current causes known of sexual pelvic pain in both men and women, sexual arousal disorder, and what research is being done today to understand and solve it.
We learn of pioneering studies in the understanding of female ejaculation, how it's being studied, what we know and what we don't.
As we are not taught about this vital, biological phenomenon in our lives, this informative and in depth talk illuminates the hows, whats, and wherefores of orgasm.Ask any questions here
What is considered 'spiritual' about sexuality, and is there any biological basis to transformation through tapping into it?
What does 'Tantra' mean, what does it not, and how is Neo-tantra different?
Old words used in a new context such as these require explanation, and here we share their relevance today and what we know from the past.
We further dive into the realm of 'Kundalini' and clarify what we know, and what we don't, about this powerful life source energy that can leave many in bliss and others in states of great fear and agitation.
We discuss embodiment practices used as a path to sensual awareness beyond the genitals, and unravel some ancient reasons for this sacred path of healing we can access through inner awareness of our own, innate energies.
This is where mysticism, sexuality and human biology meet.Ask any questions here
We will be accepting questions from the public until August of 2019. The interviews will be pre-recorded to ensure a concise overview to each segment and the speaker for that interview will be available for live Q&A after the recording for those attending the Summit that day. The interviews will run three days over the third week in September, 2019, and recordings will be available for those unable to attend the live version. Thank you for your valuable questions and input! We are weaving wisdom into our lives, and our world, through the community collective.