I was wondering if any of you out there who engage in "sacred power exchange" also make your own tools/"toys". I do work in leather, and I have been constructing collars for bottoms/submissives dedicated to different spirits/spiritual functions.
Right now, I am working on a collar for a person much larger than myself who does alot of work with oriental dragon energies. I have been carefully selecting materials (beyond the veg tan base for the collar) that will both contain the right *energy properties* buy virtue of that they are, and how they aesthetically appear.
Is there anyone else out there that makes magical tools for use in temple work?
Babylonian Rep Here.
It's cool to see some reps from "The Black Building" (underworld) in the house.
I have been observing/working with "power exchange" in spiritual practice for a little over a decade. Here in the "Red Building" (Archetypical Sacred Whoredom) it seems pretty common for employees to be able to be serviceable in *both* capacities (Top/Bottom, Dominant /Submissive) regardless of *personal* preference.
"Power Exchange" is part of the Ordeal Path section of the Enlightenment Wheel, obviously. Physical sensation (Whether that is pain, restraint, or other possible body experiences) is only the *tip* of the proverbial iceberg. This "stuff" can make for the stuff of altered states- a combination of the experiences of the body *and* mind.
What I am getting at, is that Lady Babylon is steering me towards exploring BDSM in "Temple Space" as a form of ritual theatre. Anyone else interested in such things here?
I want to ask some questions.
First: what are the roles that sacred power exchange can play?
Second: what is the purpose(s) of sacred power exchange?
Third: how do we best fit sacred power exchange into our pagan lives, particularly when those pagan realms are mostly vanilla? Do we have to find a safe space outside normal interaction or should we remake the spaces that we already have?