Ecstatic Belonging

In this new book, Caffyn Jesse explains how she weaves somatic practices and sacred intimacy together with psychedelic medicines. They describe the neurobiology of lasting love and social change, showing how our reach for social and environmental justice might be resourced by medicines, and embodied practices, that grow our capacity for integrity, intimacy and ecstasy.

“Ecstatic Belonging” is the theme that focuses Caffyn Jesse’s personal explorations on the medicine path. Certain psychedelic medicines, themes, inquiries and erotic practices support a dive into different aspects of ecstatic belonging, at different times of the year. In the science of stardust, cells and soils, there are stories to inspire. There is poetry, too, in this more beautiful world that is both ancient and new. “Ecstatic Belonging” is a way of life we can practice. We can invent powerful alternatives to capitalism and colonialism, with our wild imaginations, loving touch and daring dreams.

Caffyn Jesse draws on decades of experience as a sacred intimate and teacher of somatic sexual wellness. Insights into the neurobiology of ecstasy are woven with stories from the psychedelic medicine path.

“There is a medicine path of embodied love I want to share with you. On this path, we commit to our own souls and feel them amplified, as we join in intimate connection with one another. Integrity grows in the experience of deep, abiding intimacies, resourced by many experiences of ecstasy.”
Caffyn Jesse, introduction to Ecstatic Belonging

“You have and still remain a guiding light, a profound love - across dimensions and illusions of time and space - and a beacon of remembering 'what we are.' In me, You are a Calling Home.”
Mari Abraham
“You opened up a new doorway for me, about how I could be, what my life, my world and my community could look like. You are so powerful, so special - you show me what it means to be a teacher: fallible, full of flaws, and full of beauty, truth and power.”
Kai Cheng Thom
“You are a fiercely loving powerhouse of change and remembering - of the body, stories and erotic wisdom.”
Solanna Anderson
“It is especially important to me personally that you are holding a torch for erotic wellbeing and authentic sexual expression. It is so rare to know an elder who carries wisdom and hope to heal one of humanity's deepest shadows.”
Nijlan Rosalia Bastet
“I couldn't be more grateful for the grace, kindness, love, acceptance and empowerment that I've been shown and taught. I am left speechless when I contemplate the life I've lived before this work, and the massive change and transformation I've found as a result of engaging with this paradigm of relationship with my self and other selves. So thank you, from the depths of my soul, for being you, and sharing you.”
David M