Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.
My path to the “path of the sexual shaman” began
in 1968 while working for Planned Parenthood in Chicago as
a summer intern. In my spare time there I read and watched
all the pamphlets and films on sexuality. The times they were
a-changin’, and a few months later I left grad school
in sociology to begin my hippie trip across the US, Mexico,
and the Virgin Islands.
After several years of being on the road, I ended up in San
Francisco studying massage. I found I was a natural at this
and passed all my certification tests the last day of school.
Soon giving and teaching massage, I came to realize that the
massage profession was deeply ignorant of how to relate consciously
to sexual energy.
This led me to teaching what I called erotic massage to people
of all sexual orientations throughout North America and Europe.
I also began giving individuals a 5-7-hour nurturing ceremony
of guided meditation, bathing, feeding, and massage.
In these classes and ceremonies is where I really began to
learn about energy. Not just sexual, orgasmic energy, but the
primordial energy that is the essence of our being. At the
same time I was seeking wisdom from metaphysical teachers,
a Tibetan Buddhist lama, and a Chinese Taoist scholar. I knew
the energy intensity I was experiencing in my erotic massage
classes and my nurturing ceremonies were integrally related
to my spiritual path.
But I had grown up in Southern Baptist fundamentalism where
the spirit was good and the flesh was evil. That was a paradigm
that did not speak to my inner knowing. Something was way off.
The emerging Western sexual Tantra was answering some of my
questions, but it was not until I stepped onto a shamanic path
that spirituality, sexuality, energy, wisdom,
and transformation all came together for me. I began
to “read” people’s energy patterns and saw
many energetic similarities between the Tibetan lamas, the
Native American medicinepeople, and some sacred sexuality teachers/practitioners
I knew closely.
To share with others what I was learning in my personal reintegration
of spirituality and sexuality, I envisioned, edited, and published Women
of the Light: The New Sacred Prostitute, an anthology
of nine women writing about their journey as a sacred sexuality
practitioner. Next came my 90-minute documentary, The Sacred
Prostitute, and now my newly released 60-minute documentary, Path
of the Sexual Shaman: Teachings on Energy, Orgasm, and Wisdom.
I have developed a training, or “empowerment,” on
my approach to shamanism and sexuality that emphasizes energetically
merging with others to enable transformation. I also give individual “transformation
sessions” over the phone or Skype.
A traditional shaman is not what I consider myself. Nor do
I lead traditional shamanic ceremonies, though I have participated
in many. I consider myself an “energy dancer” that
has developed shamanic abilities.
Please explore my vision in this website. I hope it supports
Feel free to contact me if you wish.
Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.