Archetypes

Download my Collection of 100 Erotic Haikus for Free!

Photo by Wendy Yalom

As many of you know, I have been working on my book, Reclaiming Eros: A Heroine's Journey, for the past 3.5 years. It's been a humbling process and many of the erotic/archetypal themes I explored became lessons I had to learn in my own life. There were times when the worlds of art and reality blurred--perhaps to the frustration of many I loved. But for me, art is housed in the lived experiences carried by our bodies and storytelling is a direct vehicle for empathy and healing.

As I near the end of the editing process and move on to proofreading/design, I wanted to offer something special to whet your appetite. Since last November I have been writing a haiku a day. This practice has allowed me to tap into my creativity on a daily basis and stoke the fire needed to complete this project.

Today I offer you The Heart of Eros: A Collection of 100 Haikus. This is a first taste of Reclaiming Eros: A Heroine's Journey. While the haikus themselves do not appear in the book, they do focus on the feminine archetypes presented in Reclaiming Eros as well as explore a range of erotic themes, from jealousy, obsession & shadow to devotion, prayer & reverence. And, like the stories in the book, each one is inspired by my own lived experience. Read them aloud to yourself or with someone (or multiples someones) you love!

Click on here to download the collection.

Thank you all again for the years of support! 

"I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me." ~ Anais Nin

Photography: Wendy Yalom Photography
Hair, Makeup, Styling: Melissa Hoffmann

The Archetypes of "From 6 to 9 and Beyond: Widening the Lens of Feminine Eroticism" (Video)

Originally posted April 24, 2014

"From 6 to 9 and Beyond: Widening the Lens of Feminine Eroticism"

A New Book by Candice Holdorf

http://www.from6to9andbeyond.com

 

Filmed by Find Your Edge Media http://www.findyouredgemedia.com

New Website Devoted to My Book, "From 6 to 9 and Beyond"

Originally posted November 20, 2013

Hello all,

It is with great pleasure that I unveil my latest project, From 6 to 9 and Beyond: Widening the Lens of Feminine Eroticism." You may recall all those videos blogs I did in July and August, as well as the Indiegogo campaign I ran.

Well, as the book unfolds, I am posting excerpts from the stories and poetry and pictures! You can find them all at one place at the url below. Be sure to check back for more updates as the book unfolds!

http://www.from6to9andbeyond.com

The Virgin. Photo by Sequoia Emmanuelle.

The Virgin. Photo by Sequoia Emmanuelle.