Creating Erotic & Spiritual Spaces for Queer Men w/ Harry Faddis
Harry Faddis (email) has been creating erotic and spiritual spaces for queer men for decades. He has been an important influence on my personal & professional development, as he has for countless other men.
He was an instructor for the Body Electric School for 15 years, a co-founder of the Gay Coaches Alliance, and a founding member of Easton Mountain Retreat Center. All of these institutions have been monumental in providing a unique space for queer men to experience a more full, erotic, and spiritual life.
In this episode, I talk to Harry about some of the spaces he has been involved with and the important evolution they have experienced over the years.
More about Harry:
Harry Faddis is a founding member of The Easton Mountain Retreat Center in upstate New York, a community celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2020, where he also lives. He is a co-founder of the Gay Coaches Alliance, an organization which will produce its 9th International Gay Coaches Conference in 2020. As an instructor for the Body Electric School for nearly fifteen years, he travelled throughout the US and Canada teaching weekend workshops and 6-day intensive workshops on eroticism and spirituality. He has created and co-taught a male-empowerment workshop called "the Art of Powerful Living" for fifteen years. He has been in recovery from alcoholism for 32 years and is a grateful member of the fellowship of AA which is a foundation of his spiritual practice; also, in order to keep spiritually fit, he has been practicing Tae Kwon Do for 17 years and holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt. He was also the co-host of a weekly radio program at WRPI.Troy, a student-run show at RPI (Rennselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. The show was THE QUEST OF LIFE and explored and presented interviews with queer teachers as well exclusively queer musicians.