Part spiritual therapist, part bedroom sorcerer, and all badass, Orpheus Black is a Los Angeles-based public speaker, teacher, thought leader, and somatic visionary who specializes in the application of ancient wisdom in modern day settings. Known widely for his dynamic sexcraft and ear perking shows, Orpheus is perhaps distinguished from his peers by his caliber of showmanship and polish in front of a crowd. He’s a rare pedigree expert, who regularly demonstrates his prowess and intelligence from on-stage, in broadcast television, and in up-close and intimate classes.
Through his continued efforts, Orpheus aims to propel the intellectual and sensual evolution of masculinity both by challenging men to reconnect with its roots and by inviting them to embrace manhood in its fullness, the way strong modern men wish it to be. In this role, he shares insights, offers tools, and speaks against societal norms of shame and repression. He does it all with the earnestness of a therapist, the knowledge of a guru, and the charisma of a stage performer too.
With a helpful practice steeped in spirituality and intimacy, Orpheus is a living bridge between healthy sex and enlightenment. Through a balanced integration of Afro-Buddhism, psycho-sensuality, and Taoist teachings popularized by the martial arts, his light-hearted lessons have become sought after internationally, even as counsel to the experts in his field. As a result, many today look to him as the “coach’s coach”. For groups, couples and individuals looking for a deeper exploration of self, shadow, kink, dominance and submission Orpheus Black regularly provides guided lessons at world famous staples in the S&M community, like DomCon, Test Fest, Southwest Leather (where Orpheus is a Title Holder), Club X, the Citadel, and Luc, as a member of the prestigious Las Vegas Uniform club. He also regularly teaches at legendary Los Angeles staples like Sanctuary Dungeon, Lair de Sade Dungeon, and Bondage Ball - just to name a few of his favorites.
His classes cover a range of sensual topics including role-playing, dominance, basics of kink, climax control, shibari, and the elegant technique known as “Black Tie Bondage”, which was invented by Orpheus in 20XX. He also handcrafts and offers construction in an array of sensually-purposeful tools, like whips, floggers, and fire - just to name a few. It’s this depth of mastery that has earned him nods from trusted news sources like Mashable.com, Playboy (on TV), Marie Clair, and Ebony.
In his most recent book, he authored The Enso: A Philosophy of Submission, which is an esoteric approach to awakening and acknowledging the repressed human animal within. Not by taming and domesticating it, but by employing rituals, psychology, and a few handy life skills to create the space for it to be free.
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This is a consensual knife play demo that features Orpheus Black and a number of models. Each model consented to the demo. Playboy TV segment with Kate Quigley and Orpheus Black.
Earlier this year, Orpheus used some of his recent downtime to expand his knowledge surrounding the Filipino art of Valencio Lameco. His iron-forged discipline and love of the art culminated when he earned the rank of Guru. It was a colossal achievement with a humble nod to his life-long journey of dedicated spiritual growth. It also amplified his purpose and further fueled his hopes to make a difference for men, couples and lovers of love.
Guru Orpheus Black uses parables drawn from his decades as a Buddhist and practitioner of D/s dynamics and kink to illustrate the properties of submission, both for intimate relationships and as an avenue for self-discovery.
His book, The Enso, is a philosophical and spiritual encounter with the intangible aspects of the path of submission. This unique esoteric approach provides rituals, psychology, and practical applications, offering the opportunity for a person to actualize not only who they are as transcendent beings but also to be able to awaken the human animal that society has helped to repress.
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