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Primal Ordeal is a weekend-long Sacred Kink camping event that will be held in Wahkiacus, WA (near Klickitat). We are pleased to welcome Theresa "Darklady" Reed as our second Honored Elder. Oregon Rituals of Body and Spirit (ORBS) will also be present to offer suspensions and a hook pull. Other workshops and programming will be provided throughout the weekend. There will be open, monitored Temple space both nights of the event. We will create community and support the weekend's work with camp-wide rituals. Ticket prices include all site fees and a full communal meal plan - provided by veteran Hearthkeeper and alchemist Jonathan Mooney. Adults 18+, please. All guests must pre-register.

Early Bird registry deadline is June 25th!

Is money a barrier for you? Join the team as a Presenter or Crew member and attend the event at-cost!

WHY SACRED KINK?

     Sacred Kink describes a community that exists somewhere betwixt the Sacred Sexuality community and the BDSM community. Though members of these communities frequently share interests, techniques and values, it is uncommon to find spaces that cater to or even allow for the desires of those who want both at the same time.

     Sacred Kink is often used to explore darker aspects of the self; to find edges or push boundaries; or to work through difficult emotions. When done well, it can be a powerful tool for personal growth. However, there is frequently more at stake than in a standard BDSM scene.

     Typically, in BDSM play spaces it would make other attendees uncomfortable to see this depth of emotion released. Conversely, in most Sacred Sexuality spaces BDSM is disallowed or sequestered away from the general space. Primal Ordeal is different, because everyone is coming to the event for the express purpose of engaging with spiritual intensity.

     In short, your whole self is welcome - along with your tears; your maniacal laughter; and all your primal roarings.

 

WE ARE LEADING THIS EFFORT BECAUSE IT IS OUR FIRM BELIEF THAT WITHOUT SUCH SPACES OF RADICAL ACCEPTANCE AND WITNESSING, TRUE HEALING MAY BE OUT OF REACH FOR SOME MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.