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About frankyvivid

Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer from Los Angeles. 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.

You mad, Bro?

REPOSTED FROM: The Church of Beauty Cyprianism finds itself in a season which includes a focus on the mastery of Wrath – Anger. This morning’s meditation had its focus there and I’ll be honest, it was not easy. Anger (and … Continue reading

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The Call of Beauty Episode 3

Greek history, Michelangelo vs. Rodin, pain killers and back waxing all combine for a fun-filled romp through the hard work of being amazing. I also discuss the “52 Days of Beauty” challenge and how you can alter your perception of … Continue reading

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The Call of Beauty (Podcast) Episode 2 – “Harmony”

What do “The Sacred Fire: The Story of Sex in Religion”, “Composition: a Series of Exercises in Art Structure” and “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene” have in common? Find out all this and more, plus hear me try to explain … Continue reading

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The Creative Life

Appreciation Meditation Gestation Creation

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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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