Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM & the Ordeal Path

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Throughout history, from the Hindu Kavadi ceremony to the Lakota Sun Dance, the Ordeal Path has been an honored spiritual road to the magic of the flesh, and to touching the Gods. Today many Pagans are discovering this path, by accident or by design. Simultaneously, many practitioners of secular BDSM are finding themselves having spiritual experiences in the middle of their most secular scenes. This book explores the crossover points between both these communities and practices, a cross-section which is growing steadily, baring controversial articles on topics as diverse as sacred pain, bondage, hook suspension, cathartic Pagan ritual, the spirituality of dominance and submission, and being the slave of the Gods. With contributions by noted authors and activists in both communities, and stunning photography by artist and Shibari-Do master Bridgett Harrington, this book is an awe-inspiring gateway into the Realm of the Underworld... and back again. (437 pages, 6"x9")

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Erotica by Raven Kaldera

cover Lies & Scars: B&D That Takes You Over the Edge Sizzler, 2004
cover Darkness Bound: Beyond Bondage and Discipline Renaissance Ebooks, 2003
cover "Hands of a Dark God" & "Thief of Dreams" in Color of Pain, Shade of Pleasure (reprint of Fetish Fantastic & S/M Futures) Cecilia Tan Blue Moon Books, 2003
cover "As The Sparks Fly Upward" in Best Transgender Erotica Hanne Blank, Raven Kaldera Circlet Press, 2002
cover "Anthem To The Sun" in Sextopia Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 2001
cover "Nobody's Business" in Unlimited Desires: International Bisexual Erotica Laurence Brewer, Kevin Lano, & Trish Oak BiPress, London, 2000
cover "Pale Smoke" in Taste of Midnight Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 2000
cover "Predator" reprinted in Sexcrime: Tales of Underground Love and Subversive Erotica Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 2000
cover "Triple Dance" in Best Bisexual Erotica Bill Brent, Carol Queen Black Books, 1999
cover "Thief of Dreams" in Fetish Fantastic: Erotica on the Edge Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1999
cover "Mother's Sons" in Hot Off The Net Russ Kick Black Books, San Francisco 1999
cover "Divine Intervention" in Bitch Goddesses: The Spirituality of the Dominant Woman Pat Califia, Drew Campbell Greenery Press 1998
cover "The Blood Hustle" in Cherished Blood Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1997
cover "Jack-A-Roe" in SexMagick 2: Men Conjuring Erotic Fantasy Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1996
"Flying Dreams" reprinted in Best Lesbian Erotica Tristan Taormino, Jewelle Gomez Cleis Press, 1996
cover "Flying Dreams" in The New Worlds of Women Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1996
cover "Cyberfruit Swamp" in Genderflex: Sexy Stories on the Edge and In-Between Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1996
cover "Prey" in Erotica Vampirica: Sensual Vampire Stories Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1996
cover "Predator" reprinted in Sm Visions: The Best of Circlet Press Cecilia Tan Masquerade Books, 1995
"Gallae" in S/M Pasts Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1995
"Hands of a Dark God" in S M Futures: Erotica on the Edge Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1995
"Predator" in Blood Kiss: Vampire Erotica Cecilia Tan Circlet Press, 1995
"L'arnaque du sang" (French translation of "The Blood Hustle") in Baisers de Sang, Alain Pozzuoli, Les Belles Lettres, 2005