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Sacred Saturdays Presents:

An Evening of Divine Ravishment
With Michael Pooley, Mellissa Seaman, Richard Bock, & Special Guests!

Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2006
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.
: $25 per person. No pre-registration, no experience necessary. Just drop in.
Please arrive early so we can start on time

Join us for a very special Sacred Saturday, and another evening in the "Mystic Temple" theme. As you enter our sacred space, you'll be welcomed by temple priests & priestesses and enchanted by the sights and sounds of temple dancers and music. Then, Michael Pooley, Richard Bock, and Mellissa Seaman will lead us in An Evening of Divine Ravishment.

In Divine Ravishment, we invite participants into an ecstatic state of authenticity and the direct experience of natural divine bliss, using activities like ecstatic breath, movement, conscious relating, and spontaneous play. Divine Ravishment is about finding that ecstatic bliss in every experience, whether it's interacting and relating with others; connecting with and expressing yourself; dancing, moving, singing, playing... or just sitting in silence and breathing.

While we've got a lot of fun tools to share, we find the tools aren't as important as the strong group container we hold... and all of us co-create. When a community of open-minded-hearted people set their Intention on experiencing Divine Ravishment, we've found that the Universe shows up to provide just that! Singles, couples, partners... all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Volunteers Needed to Create Sacred Space
We're always in need of volunteers to help set up and/or take down the sacred space we create for each Sacred Saturday event. Of course, volunteers get to attend the evening for free, often join us afterwards for a late meal, and will be invited to an annual Tantric Gratitude Party. To volunteer, please call (831) 457-6535 or email

Mellissa Seaman is a shamanic priestess channeling healing, wisdom, and transformation. She shares her intuitive god-given gift for effecting deep and powerful release of sexual trauma and old patterning, and re-balancing the creative energies in all people through profound shamanic healing and through teaching and practicing the arts of the Temple Priestess. Mellissa transmits profound healing energy through her classes and private sessions while remaining accessible to people of all backgrounds, traditions, and lifestyles.Mellissa's varied experience and open sense of humor create in her a beautiful balance between the spiritual and material worlds. For more information, visit

Richard Bock has been teaching meditation since 1978 and is a longtime facilitator of Quantum Light Breath, an embodied form of ecstatic breathwork that opens the emotional body. As a master aquatic bodyworker and massage therapist, he has been utilizing touch and breath to bring people back to their bodies for many years. Richard's style is warm, humorous, open-hearted and down to earth. With Mellissa Seaman, Richard teaches the Divine Ravishment workshops, and provides Tantric Inquiry counseling sessions for individuals and couples interested in balancing their male/female energies and expanding their hearts and capacity for loving unconditionally in every moment. For more information, visit

Michael Pooley is co-founder of The Art of Ecstatic Love and a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher®. He offers fun, practical workshops and classes, monthly community events, and private sessions focused on cultivating intenton, awareness, and joy in relationships and in everyday life. Michael's work and teachings embody the tantric approach to ecstatic living, conscious loving, sexual healing, and sacred sexuality. Michael is licensed and empowered by Margot Anand (world-renowned Tantra master and best-selling author) to teach her SkyDancing Tantra® methods and techniques for healing and transformation. He has been facilitating SkyDancing Tantra programs for over six years, co-teaches with and assists Margot across the United States, and will be co-teaching the year-long Professional Facilitators Training & SkyDancing Tantra Teacher Certification Program, which begins in September.

What Are Sacred Saturdays?
Held the first Saturday of each month, Sacred Saturdays offer an evening of sacred ritual and community celebration, drawing from various traditions such as Tantra, meditation, yoga, Sufism, Buddhism, Native American, dance, chant, and other paths to help us connect with ourselves and others with presence, compassion, and awareness. Each evening is dedicated to celebrating your highest self while recognizing the divine in each other through breath, movement, energy work, music, guided visualization, and conscious communication. Practices may be done alone, with a partner, or as part of the whole group. We strive to create a safe, respectful, and comfortable environment for those coming alone, as a couple, or in groups; those coming for the first time; and for those who want to join a community of like-minded people dedicated to cultivating and sharing the sacredness and joy of life. All are welcome. No experience required, feel free to just drop in.

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The Art of Ecstatic Love
Michael Pooley, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher®
P.O. Box 66307, Scotts Valley, CA 95067-6307
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