About Temple Scarlet
A SACRED SEXUALITY PROJECT
The purpose of Temple Scarlet is to subvert sexual taboos and transform sexual culture for the better by providing safe, consentual, educational, intimate, and spirituality centered information and experiences.
Temple Scarlet events and posts cover topics like polyamory, sex magick, love languages, BDSM, tantra, trauma healing, deities of sexuality, body positivity, sex education, and love in all its forms.
Temple Scarlet is a Kansas City based project founded (2018) and maintained by Katarina Elaine M.
Temple Scarlet Retreat
A SACRED SEXUALITY EVENT
The Temple Scarlet Retreat is a weekend long camping event of classes, activities, rituals, and community fires. The topics presented include polyamory, sex magick, love languages, BDSM, tantra, trauma healing, deities of sexuality, body positivity, sex education, and love in all its forms. Temple Scarlet events are open to persons of all genders, sexualities, relationship styles and relationships statuses. Please read the strict Rules and Guidelines before registering.
The Kali Shrine
A SACRED SITE
The Goddess Kali was a powerful force at the 2019 Temple Scarlet Retreat. In her honor, the 2019 retreat profits were used to purchase a Tantric Kali statue and establish a Kali shrine. Though the Kali shrine is maintained by Temple Scarlet volunteers, the statue itself was donated to The Gaea Retreat Center where the shrine is located.
The Gaea Retreat Center Website: GaeaRetreat.org
ABOUT THE STATUE
The hand carved wooden statue depicting Tantric Kali comes from the Pashupatinat Hindu Temple, the largest temple complex in Nepal. The statue was one of many crafted specifically for the annual Kali festival, during which the statues are ceremonially burned. This statue, however, remained intact and made its way to the Aquarius metaphysical store in KC before being purchased by the founder of Temple Scarlet and donated to The Gaea Retreat Center.
ABOUT TANTRIC KALI
Kali is a Hindu Goddess of many faces, and this depiction of her is best known as Tantric Kali. Tantric Kali dances upon her willing consort Shiva, who acts in a grounding and supporting role, allowing Tantric Kali to express her wild and divine power to it's fullest. Kali often acts as a force of great change, clearing a way for better things.
Temple Scarlet Founder
Listen to Katarina Elaine M talk about the Temple Scarlet Retreat and her other community work with Ed the Pagan is his Emerging Pagan Leaders podcast series! The second part of this podcast features local Pagan leader and previous Temple Scarlet presenter Rev John Joseph Gunzaulis.
Katarina Elaine talks about Temple Scarlet and spirituality with Daniel Scharpenburg on the Sharpening the Mind podcast.
KATARINA ELAINE M (she/her)
CONTACT TEMPLE SCARLET
Temple Scarlet depends completely on volunteers and helpful community members.
Information about KC local spiritual or sexual health resources is always appreciated. Knowledgeable folks who will teach classes or lead workshops are always needed! If you have something to offer or simply want to support this sacred work please send a message.
Temple Scarlet emails are checked intermittently, and response times may be slow. If you message is urgent, consider contacting our page on Facebook.