Friday, November 21, 2008

Exerpt from interview with author Paulo Coelho

Your latest book, Eleven Minutes, wants to bring sexuality and spirituality to a healthier place. How can this happen?

Well, by accepting that sex is a physical manifestation of God, and that it is not a sin - it is a blessing. And then by understanding that except for two things that I consider to be really sick - rape and pedophilia- you are free to be creative. It's up to you, how you do this.
Sex was always surrounded by taboos, and I don't see it necessarily as a manifestation of evil. I think that sexuality is first and foremost the way that God chooses for us to be here on earth, to enjoy this energy of love in the physical plane.

How do you feel about this perception of sexuality?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ok, so, to anyone reading this blog, you are one of the first people who have "found" us. we are currently working on getting our blog up and running, and it has a long way to go. thanks for reading.

our group, Basics, is just kicking off the ground and we have a lot of cool stuff planned. Coming up on January 3rd, we will have a benefit concert at Rhino's Youth Center (see their link in the "resources" list), with some awesome bands and probably some free stuff. There will be tables set up (Planned Parenthood, Middle Way House etc.) and people to talk to... come to hear the music, support the cause, and maybe even ask some questions while you're there.

BUT, this show isn't the only thing we are doing, also in the making:

screen printed tee-shirts and posters, the Basics' logo (in case you haven't noticed, we dont have one yet), an artistic mini-film of a date-rape story (the film will actually be used in classrooms but we don't want it to be hokey and stupid, so we will be putting a lot of work into it), and lastly, an art show that will probably happen sometime next semester... maybe spring break!

If anyone is in the bloomington/surrounding county area would like to help with any of these projects, (or has a suggestion of their own!), Basics would love your input... please feel free to contact us by any means nessesary.... thanks!