These videos were recorded from a Skype Teaching that Marc Gafni did for the Integral Evolutionary Tantra Institute in New York City directed by CIW Board Member Dr. Kristina Kincaid.
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Here is a little excerpt. Marc Gafni talks about our crisis of identity:
We don’t know where we are. Who are we? What are we? What’s the vision? So what happens is in every generation there are people who come together to envision a future possibility before it’s even fully available. It’s what happened in 1215 when the Magna Carta was established, democracy, 1215, British king, English king, and all of a sudden you have this group of noblemen envisioning this possibility of democracy. People were burnt at the stake for envisioning democracy. The idea that one person would vote and have a say, a voice in determining who would govern them, was a violation of the essential ethic of what was possible.
Marc then gives a couple of examples for the evolution of culture:
A hundred and fifty years ago, gay marriage in America? Are you for real? Fifty years ago, gay marriage in America? Impossible, a complete impossibility. Any presidential candidate who would favor gay marriage would automatically lose, wouldn’t even get the beginning of a race going. So, democracy didn’t exist. The possibility that one would several hundred years ago choose their spouse because they were in love with them was absurd, complete absurdity, didn’t happen. The introduction of romantic love as the fundamental structure of society didn’t happen with the troubadours. The troubadours was not about romantic love. The troubadours was about loving someone who was someone else’s wife who you idealized as an object of desire and never had contact with. That’s what the troubadours were about.
But actually the idea we have of falling in love and choosing your partner based on that didn’t exist.
So consciousness evolves. Sexuality evolves. Eros evolves. And in every generation there’s a group of people who it’s like their turn.
Gafni then goes on to honor Kristina’s role in this conversation:
Kristina is one of the people really who’s at the forefront of this conversation. She’s one of the people who’s one of the pioneers in this conversation. She’s one of the revolutionary evolutionaries in this conversation. She’s one of the people with the deepest insight, deepest understanding of what’s possible in the future of love, what’s possible in the future of Eros. And in our circle and in our lineage she’s holding an utterly central role both in mind, heart and embodiment and actually beginning to enact future possibility.