Walt Whitman & The Body Electric
Walt Whitman wrote I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.
This call—to charge our bodies with the charge of the soul—has been at the heart of the work of the Body Electric School since our founding in 1984. Over the years, men and women—gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender—have come together in both single-sex and co-ed courses. For some, it has been a single weekend workshop. Others follow a path through a series of week-long courses over a period of time. Some choose to pass their learning on by assisting at Body Electric courses, becoming faculty, or serving as Sacred Intimates. Others only reveal their learning in the new ways of connecting they share with those closest to them.
The Body Electric journey is different for each of us. Yet, every journey has much in common.
- The experience—while rooted in Tantric and Taoist tradition—is focused on strengthening our connection with ourselves and those around us today
- Each person gains new awareness. Perhaps it is awareness of ways in which we do, and don’t, allow ourselves to fully experience pleasure. Or it may be awareness of hidden joy that we have the power to unleash. It may be the awareness of how sacred our bodies are. Or a new-found way to enhance our sexual beings.
- Whether a brief week-end, or a five- or seven-day workshop, Body Electric programs bring together—and foster—an incredibly strong sense of community. Friendships, many of which last a lifetime, take root in the shared experience of experiencing the Body Electric together.
Please take a look at our offerings. There are many opportunities for exploring your path as an erotic and spiritual being.
Feel welcome to contact us if anything you see here stirs your imagination or raises questions. Educating our erotic bodies is one of life’s great adventures. At Body Electric we celebrate the body’s capacity to serve as a truly valuable and authentic guide for wisdom and insight. We welcome your curiosity. We welcome your desire to learn more about yourself. We welcome your potential for joy.
The work of Body Electric is to help people enhance their sense of eros, explore their potential, create community and experience intimacy, acceptance and inspiration.