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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

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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Quote of the Day: Rodin

From “To the Venus de Milo” “For myself, the ancient masterpieces blend themselves in my memory with all the joys of my early manhood; or rather, the antique is my youth itself, which surges still in my heart and hides … Continue reading

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Cyprian 101 class coming to Chicago

Chances are good we are starting a Cyprianism 101 class in Chicago in March. Those not in Chicago are welcome to Skype  (or similar)… Details in the next few days.

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Time to Scandalize!

Sunday, November 22, is a Cyprian holiday simply called “Scandals”. It is a time to celebrate the saucy underbelly of our social construction. To think about why certain things cause a sensation – and cause some of our own. What … Continue reading

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Happy Master’s Day

In Cyprianism, Master’s Day is a day to recognize and honor the person you’ve chosen as an artistic (and spiritual) mentor. For me, though I am a writer, it is Auguste Rodin. I try to apply the things he said, … Continue reading

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