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The Revelations of Asher

Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)

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Jeanine M. Staples

The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event. It critically and creatively explores Black women’s terror in love. With poetry, prose, and analytic memos, Jeanine Staples shows how a group of Black women’s talk and writings about relationships revealed epistemological and ontological revelations, after 9/11. These revelations are presented in the context of a third wave new literacies framework. They are voiced and storied dynamically by the women’s seven fragmented selves. Through the selves, we learn the five ways the women lived as lovers: Main Chick, Side Chick, Bonnie, Bitch, and Victim. As an alternative-response to these identities in love, the author presents a new way. She introduces the Supreme Lover Identity and illuminates its integral connection to social and emotional justice for and through Black women’s wisdom.
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Defining Supreme Love, Supreme Loving, and Supreme Lover Identity (Getting specific) (Jeanine speaks)

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Defining Supreme Love, Supreme Loving, and Supreme Lover Identity

(Getting specific)

The Self is not a known territory, but a wilderness. Too often we forget that. Too often we reach the boundaries of what we know about ourselves and turn back. Now is a time to push past those boundaries, and begin a quest for the unknown genius that lives within you.

(Paul Ferrini, Author, teacher, coach.

One that I perceive as a student of Supreme Love.

Love Without Conditions, 1994, p. 98)

Supreme Love, Supreme Loving, and Supreme Lover Identity can enable facilitations toward peaceful deaths and lives within the Spectrum of Personhood. They make it possible to form a mastery of Self. This mastery can maximize consciousness raising through healings of wounds, intellectual rigor, creative expression, courage, wisdom, healing and even wholeness. These Supreme phenomena can re-configure and re-enable our voices and stories. Supreme Love, Supreme Loving, and Supreme Lover Identity can engender new knowledge, ways of being, and REALITIES that impact not only Self, but potentially, all of humankind, and all worlds. Here’s why and how:

Supreme Love is the total substance of our highest, deepest, broadest, most cohered and righteous Self; it is the stuff of Light and Life everlasting. Supreme Love suffers long and is kind. It does not envy. It does not reject or condemn. ← 509 | 510 → It does not boast. It is not arrogant. It is not rude. It...

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