Being the Beast with Peter Banki, Ph.D (11:30-1pm)

We all have a beast within ourselves, somewhere hidden in our unconscious or imagination. This workshop will help you to find it. We want to create the conditions for the beast to come out.  Maybe it wont come. But we will implore it to come.

The beast is not exactly the equivalent of the animal; it is a kind of human animal, a monstrosity who sometimes speaks, and who is figured in various ways in mythology and fables. Sometimes the beast is just another name for sexual desire and sexual freedom. But as such, the beast is an altered state and an altered space.

This workshop will explore a deeper and more hidden aspect of sexual experience, one that is both extremely physical and linked to the imagination. It will be a step into the unknown.

Why is sexual desire figured as a beast?