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Feb 132009
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The Dream Alchemist about:

The 7 Faces of Romantic Love

Do you know the faces of love?

Sunday, February 15, 2009.

Free Admission

Brunch starts at 1PM Conversation starts at 3PM

This roses are for you. Happy Valentine Day!

These roses are for you. Happy Valentine!

I invite all New Yorkers to meet me for a live talk on Sunday, February 15 (NY), we will talk in-depth about this topic, 7 Faces of Romantic Love.

I’ll mention the 7 Faces of Romantic Love here, so that you get a taste of what we will talk about.

During the conversation, I will talk about what I am seeing in couples today for each face, and the light and shadow aspects of each face. I will answer questions. You will be able to share your experiences and observations in a warm, friendly, respectful and relaxed atmosphere. Come at 1PM if you want brunch.

For those out of New York, I will answer the first 7 questions sent to me this week, FREE. Read link at the bottom of the message.

Let’s take a look at the 7 aspects of love that must be in balance if we want to keep, nurture or attract our Soulmate. Even before that. To cultivate this 7 aspects in our own life and self-love, creates happiness and fulfillment.

Face No. 1: Intimacy

Intimacy is the meeting of two souls that bare themselves to each other in deep, intimate communication. It is the process and act of connecting at a profound level, taking the social mask off and sharing your Essence. It includes honest communication at a verbal level. Beyond the verbal, it includes loving, tender communication at the physical level in what we call Cariño in Spanish, the tender touch. At a deeper level, it includes soulful communication in the silent presence, the eyes that journey into each other, the embrace of the souls. I will share an exercise to deepen intimacy.

Face No 2: Friendship

A love relationship is different from a friendship. That much is obvious. But a love relationship that does not include friendship is not love. Why? Because friendship includes several essential things to love: support, trust and commitment. These three elements are essential to be able to share intimacy, passion, romance and sex. Especially for women, who do not separate the physical and the emotional as easy as men (thank Goddess!) friendship is essential in romance. But for men, too, it is healthy. If your lover is not your friend, the “love” can turn to hate quite easily. We will talk about the obstacles to friendship in modern relationships.

Face No. 3: Honoring

There is no stronger aphrodisiac than naming what you like, love, respect and admire in your lover. Honoring your beloved’s qualities, naming her or his Essence and communicating your appreciation for those tiny things that are not so tiny because they make all the difference; this is central to cultivating love, and one of the faces of romantic love that is most neglected. I will talk about why this face is neglected and how to do this.

Face No. 4: Passion

Ah, so you are rubbing your hands. Finally we are getting to sex! No. Sorry to slow you down, but not yet. Passion is only indirectly connected to sex. You need to know what passion is because it is the source of magic in a relationship. Passion is your life force as it celebrates and responds vibrantly to life and love. Passion is your love for life, your capacity to be fully present, awaken and active in your dance with life and love. Passion is the colors of love. Passion makes you the creator. It motivates you. It gives you the desire to cultivate your love each day. It magnetizes your beloved. It makes you sexy and enhances your charisma. When you free your passion, you become a party! We will talk about what enhances and what kills passion in a relationship and we will share ideas on how to express our passion.

Face No. 5: Romance

Oh, I LOOOOVE romance. I am a romantic at heart. True, honest romance is the dance of two souls embodied in a sensual body. It is the courtship ceremony of two wild creatures. It is the dance of the Peacocks showing off their beautiful feathers. When you romance your beloved, you take off the social dress that covers your Essence and show your true, best self. You listen deeply to and receive the Essence of the beloved. Romance is a celebration of love. It is the act of opening a space and time in your life for the other, and a commitment to make your life together one full of magic, meaning, sensuality and love. We will share ways to romance life, which is the only way to be a true romantic.

Face No. 6: Sensuality

In our modern society we get to the Face No. 7 too quickly, jumping all the Faces. We want the dessert before we have the appetizer. The result is indigestion. We are so oriented towards results that we miss the experience. As a result, the quality of sex often diminishes. Cultivate sensuality as a language that emerges during the faces of passion and romance, leading to sex, and then becomes the texture of sex. Sensuality is the wild, organic language of the body married to the artful language of poetry. It uses words as the color to paint a landscape that invites and delights the senses. It uses touch as the brush. It uses sound as the stroke that paints that landscape. We will play a game to explore our sensual, poetic nature.

Face No. 7: Sex

Okay, so we are finally here. Romantic love sets us on fire, and the blaze where we burn is the sexual encounter. Sex is never just sex. Hear this, especially you guys!! Sex is a human emotion, need and expression. It goes deeper than skin. If it stays on the surface, it is not satisfying and leaves you more hungry than when you started. If you’ve cultivated the other faces of romantic love, then sex can be ecstatic. It is the  Sacred Union of the God and Goddess within the couple. It merges all of who you are: mind, body, emotions, soul, spirit, in an ecstatic union that is the earthy experience of the ecstasy of spiritual Oneness. In its ultimate expression, sex is a path to enlightenment. While we get there, it’s lots of fun and warms our heart and thighs. That’s a lot of miracle wrapped into one encounter. No wonder it rocks! I will bring a basket with sexual secrets from the Goddess to give you a headstart!

So, join us on Sunday, February 15 to learn more and share more about the 7 Faces of Romantic Love.

For those out of NY, I will answer the first 7 questions sent to me this week, FREE!

Post question here. Let me know it's for the 7 Faces of Romantic Love.

Post question here.

Let me know that your question is for the 7 Faces of Romantic Love.

The 7 Faces of Romantic Love is a Medicine Talk, conversation and brunch in New York with shaman Maria Mar. Bring your date or your beloved. Bring single friends to meet other singles. It will be at the French-type cafe Samba Bakery Cafe, where delicious croissants and crepes are healthy, too. For more information, visit:


DATE: Sunday, February 15, the day after St. Valentine.

TIME: Brunch begins at 1PM. Talk begins at 3PM. Free admission.

OPEN TO: All adults who believe in romantic love!

PLACE: Samba Bakery-Cafe in East Harlem, NY

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Samba is my hang-out place and the hang-out of many poets, artists and musicians. Why? Youssef Samba, the award-winning best French pastry chef in New York, is committed to health and at the same time creates true works of tasty art. His desserts and pastries have no preservatives, no chemicals and no additives. Did I forget to mention that he has the best prices in town?

Take a look at the tasty delights at Samba.

What else could you possible want? Oh, yes. Great music and warm environment.

Youssef just told me that he’ll have delicious crepes, muffins, croissants and waffles for breakfast. Add great cappuccino and teas. At great prices!

That’s it. Join me for a great time and a romantic journey that will enhance your love life.

Light and love,
Maria Mar
The Dream Alchemist

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About Maria Mar, the Dream Alchemist
Maria Mar is a a new renaissance woman who has freed her vast creative power through her training as a Woman of Power. She is a published author, visual artist, life coach and book writing coach. She is also an internationally known shaman and spiritual teacher. As a dance-theatre performer, Maria has been featured in PBS, Channel 13 for her innovative work. She has also been featured in BronxNet television and numerous radio stations such as WBAI, WKCR (Columbia University Station), WADO (Spanish Radio), Brooklyn College Radio Station and La Nueva Onda 1190, among others.Maria has taught creative writing for more than 15 years. She has brandished creativity and the arts as tools for life transformation and specializes in personal growth through the arts and freeing the creative process.

She has published half a dozen books, among them the Dream Kit (inspirational novel and workbook) and is the CEO of ShamansDance Publishing and Productions. Maria is available for engaging speaking presentations in which she uses dance-theatre and poetry as ceremonies of empowerment and to communicate the principles of female leadership. Read full biography.


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Maria Mar is a Sacred Storyteller and shaman who champions you to change your old limiting story to create the new story of your brilliance illuminating the world. She helps you awaken your magic, express your creative genius, embody your purpose and live your potential now.

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