The Clearing of Consent

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The Educator's Edition contains over 50 full-color charts and graphs. It has been set at pennies above the material production cost if you order direct through Lulu, because this issue is really that important to the author. The Student's Edition contains black-and-white versions of all tables and graphics (25) it was possible to convert. Permission is fully affirmed to all educators (institutional or otherwise) to use these materials in course design.

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On Regulating Sexuality at Alternative Culture Events

Study Author Katessa S. Harkey

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We all know that consent violations are rampant within alternative communities. Yet with the breadth of education on the market, it has become impossible to know whether reports are the result of accident, intention, or simple differences in belief. It is also clear that some reports are hyperbolic or vindictive, leaving organizers in an untenable position. This in-depth case study, formulated using a community initiative process, will challenge everything you think you know about consent.

Drawing back the curtain on the world of alternative cultural communities, travel with the study author on the journey of the project: from inception through fieldwork, data collection, and analysis. This study represents the first known attempt at mapping cultural influence within alternative communities from a demographic perspective. Hard-nosed and brutally honest, the author dares you to examine critically the real-world effects of the establishment Consent platform on the people it claims to benefit.

The relationship between the six identified sub-communities is paramount to an understanding of current consent issues.

The relationship between the six identified sub-communities is paramount to an understanding of current consent issues.

To the children of
Pan, Babylon, and Melek Taus:
May you always remember.

To my detractors:

May you be numerous and dedicated
to the cause we share.
Print copies of this edition are
highly flammable.
— Dedication

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About the Study Author


Note: If you would like to perform your own analysis, the Raw Data files are available at the following links. You will have to copy and paste into a new spreadsheet, as values are linked to the original forms and are therefore unalterable.

Long Form Responses

Short Form Responses

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Have questions?

Katessa is happy to answer any questions you may have personally or as an educator, researcher, or organizer. 

Contact Katessa.

Katessa S. Harkey is the Storyteller of Spiral Cult Circus, a small Hermetic Fraternal Order in Portland, OR. Co-author of "A Traveler's Guide to Initiation" (Megalithica) and cofounder of the sacred kink festival "Primal Ordeal". Katessa has been serving in leadership roles in the pagan and occult community for over a decade.