Archive for 'Polyamory'

National Polyamory Retreat Facilitator List

Leyla Gulcur, Ph.D.

Leyla, is a psychologist, medical qigong therapist and instructor of sexual qigong for women. Also a long-time practitioner of tai chi, bagua and Taoist meditation, Leyla has combined her experience and background in Western psychology, Chinese medicine and Taoist energy arts to create a pleasure-based coaching and teaching practice designed specifically to help women and men craft conscious and sustainable relationships through the enhancement of communication ...

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Loving More 2011 Retreat Schedule

This is the preliminary schedule. The weekend is designed to be a cohesive experience that brings our relationships to the next level of conscious awareness.  Facilitator Team

Friday September 9th

3:30 – 6:30 PM Check in

4:30 – 6:00PM Newcomer’s Circle

New to Poly or Loving More Retreats? Orientation is a great place to get your questions answered and hear basic information on Loving More and the conference, as well ...

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Real Polyamorous Families

The concept of polyamory is often misunderstood by the general public and the media. Tell someone you are polyamorous and it conjures images for the average person of swing parties and clubs with people getting it on in dark corners or polygamous families with men controlling unhappy sister wives and lots of children. These images perpetuated by Hollywood are not polyamory, nor do they even represent the swing lifestyle or polygamy accurately.
When it come to families and polyamory, ...
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My 1st Exposure to Polyamory: The Witches of Eastwick

Back in college I went to a party with some friends who were visiting from out of town, and apparently one of the women at the party had noticed me. She called and asked if I’d like to go to a movie with her. I honestly had no recollection of who she was until we met, and it would turn out later that I actually liked her friend (a recurring theme for many years during my monogamous phase). The movie ...

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Polyamory: A Facet of Human Diversity

In his groundbreaking book, “The Soul’s Code,” Jungian psychologist James Hillman claims that we are all born with a blueprint of who we are here to be. He likens this phenomenon to the tiny acorn that holds within it all of the information of the oak tree it will eventually become. There are forces in life such as synchronicity, he states, that help guide us along on ...

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Is Marriage The Union We Want?

WeddingCoupleMarriage is a hot topic these days, from gay activists fighting for equality to the conservative right insisting marriage is the very foundation of civilization and allowing gay marriage is a sign of the destruction of society. Then there is the slippery slope argument that if we allow same sex marriage it will lead to legalized polygamy and “oh my god” polyamory. Not to mention people will ...

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Is the MFF Triad Poly-tically Incorrect?

by Mystic Life

I’ve been wondering if the best way to offend members of both the monogamous and polyamorous communities is to form (or be interested in forming) a MFF triad.

Several years ago, my girlfriend at the time and I were looking to meet someone who we both could love.  I’m straight, and my girlfriend was bi, so we decided that a bi woman would be a good fit.  As part of our search process, we created a profile on, ...

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Separated by the world; still bound by love

LoveActually soundtrack album cover~~~~~~~~~~~~

I could imagine tonight as one of those movies (you’ve probably seen more than one of them) where the action follows several different intertwined story lines, showing a bit here, and a bit there, till somewhere close to the end, they all merge together in one grand, sweeping finish filled with fortuitous plot twists and huge smiles and vast orchestras of singing ...

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More Thoughts on Spiritual Polyamory

by Mystic Life, Author of Spiritual Polyamory

I used to believe that the world would be a better place if everyone was polyamorous.  Perhaps in a utopian world in which there was no ego, no fear, and no childhood wounds, that would be true.  However, I’ve come to learn that people need to be where they’re at, and not push themselves beyond their personal boundaries in order to fit some ideal.

When ...

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Towards a new nomenclature

I saw a cartoon on a poly website, where a woman gets up from her sickbed after a day of not checking her email, to find hundreds of messages waiting. She turns to a partner accusingly. “You posted about poly and swinging on the list again, didn’t you!”

Well, whether or not swinging is a subset of polyamory is certainly a question which can provoke lots of flaming. I have an opinion . . . but that’s not ...

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