Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer from Chicago. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. For four years he was the curator of the Everleigh Social Club in Chicago, an experiment in using Cyprianism to inform the operation of a private arts club. Vivid is a Freemasonic Knight Templar and founder of Paradise Garden #7. For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.
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For upcoming dates on the Cyprian Calendar, see below:
Feast of St. Foutin/Fortuna VirilisJune 2, 2018June 2nd is the feast day for St. Foutin, a syncretic blending of ancient Priapus worship and the feast of Catholic martyr St. Pothinus, whose name roughly resembles the Old French verb foutre, meaning “fuck”. On this feast day, the Masculine is revered, often by pouring wine over the head of the penis and collecting…
PleasuriaJune 4, 2018
St. Pierre's Day of SongsJune 6, 2018June 6th is the celebration of the life of symbolist poet and Cyprian Saint Pierre Louÿs, who passed beyond the Diamond Gate on this day in 1925. His most sacred work of Cyprianism, Les Chansons de Bilitis, is central to the ceremonies of this day.
AphrodisiaJune 21, 2018The Aphrodisia festival (Ancient Greek: 'Αφροδίσια), an annual festival held in Ancient Greece in honor of the goddess Aphrodite Pandemos, (Ancient Greek: Ἀφροδίτη Πάνδημος) took place in several Ancient Greek towns, but was especially important in Attica and on the island of Cyprus, where Aphrodite Pandemos was celebrated with a magnificent celebration. The festival occurred…
IsodikeiaJune 26, 2018In celebration of the landmark Supreme Court of the United States decision made this day in 2015, we are declaring a new holiday, Isodikeia. It is officially the Feast of Equality (ἴσος/isos) and Justice (δίκη/dike).