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About frankyvivid

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

The Creative Life

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Quote: Lucian Freud

“The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter.” – Lucian Freud

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What is The Current

The Current is the underlying and connective energy of the Universe.  It is the Poetic Architecture of creation and the single most important concept in Cyprianism.  It is also, however, one of the most difficult to explain. We do not … Continue reading

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Fiat Lux Lunae

The sun has set And all is shadow By what shall we see? What will penetrate our darkness? What Brilliance Shall illuminate our longing, Instill in us awareness, Stir us to spending? By what radiance Will reason seep into us? … Continue reading

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Welcome the Church of Beauty

We are proud to announce the forming of the first Cyprian church in the U.S. – the Church of Beauty! What are the tenets of the Church of Beauty? Beauty is the Poetry of human privilege, thus it is our … Continue reading

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Péladan Revealed by ProjectAWE

Thank you to Tony Peterson for bringing this article to my attention. ProjectAWE does a great job of revealing Josephin Péladan to a modern audience. I admit, I know quite a bit, but not enough about Péladan. This article touches on most … Continue reading

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Class begins May 4th (Chicago AND Google Hangout)

Learn the history and elements of the the Philosophy and Practice of Cyprianism in this unique class. Find out how the ancients used the Erotic Force in their Creative Process and discover how to apply it to your own life … Continue reading

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