About the Book
The Seed is a collection of poetry intended to express the Philosophy of Cyprianism, a modern movement among artists who embrace the Erotic Force and I ts necessity in the creative process, and who endeavor to resonate with It. It is a Beautiful Science whose lessons are imparted through symbols, allegories, art, and ritual.
And It reveals itself through time. It is the modern version of an ancient mystery Practice, Paphianism, that dates back to a guild of artists and sacred courtesans in Periclean-Age Athens called the
Knights and Sisters of Paphos - a secretive society, a cult of Aphrodite - who were dedicated to the
service, creation and defense of Beauty.
Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer who splits his time between New Orleans and Chicago. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. He is also founder of cyprianism.com. For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.