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Bo Tune Req: Jack in/on/of the Green (19) RE: Jack in the Green 19 Jan 98

Maypole, fertility, sexuality--

I find this such a sensual, fun celebration.....

I agree with you Ellen that it doesnt HAVE TO enclude sexuality. I'm sure the majority of people did not give themselves over to wild orgies every time someone mentioned fertility. Still, I can't help but think that the miracle of crops that grow every year from just cold earth was a good metaphor for the deep resilient joy we human beings get from randyness, love play, passion, and wakenning our personal cold clay (so to speak).

Modern discussion of this sort of thing is so tainted by desperation, prudishness, and an inability to celebrate fertility (IMHO). Sex of course, but life was the important thing!


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