A Fine Farewell (Big Announcement)

When I started my business six years ago, I did so as my burlesque persona, Kitty Cavalier.  Having grown up a shy, awkward, quiet girl, Kitty Cavalier gave me the courage to be whoever I wanted to be.

As Kitty, I could get up on a stage and tantalize hundreds of people.  I could say whatever was on my mind at any time.  Armed with my red lipstick and fur collared cardigan, in the persona of Kitty, I felt like could do anything.

But as my friend Marianne likes to say, everything is medicine or poison depending on how you look at it.

At that time, Kitty Cavalier was the exact medicine I needed.

Shortly after starting my business I experienced a few life altering events. My 11-year marriage ended very abruptly. Less than a year later my father passed away after a sudden bicycle accident. I decided I needed a change, so I packed up the New York City apartment I had called home for 14 years and headed south to a small mountain town in Western North Carolina.

At first, I hated it! Far away from my friends and the only life I had ever known, everything felt new, difficult, and isolating. But there was something else brought to my attention.  Without the razzle dazzle of life in New York City, the persona of Kitty Cavalier felt alien to me.

I knew how to be Kitty Cavalier in the classroom, onstage, and in the intensity of city life, but with all of that stripeed away, I realized that I had no idea how to actually be with myself.

This sent me down a spiritual path more earnest and sobering than anything I had done before.  I knew from my spiritual experiences in burlesque that stripping away the layers was the only way to find what I was really made of.  But rather than stripping away my clothing, it was time for a stripping of my identity.

Life became very, very simple. If sensuality, seduction, and spirituality were all to intersect as I firmly believed they did, I had to find a way to do it that didn’t depend on wearing a mask or existing as a fantasy.

I embarked on a journey of going back to retrieve the shy, innocent, tender self I was before Kitty, and bring her full circle. Sacred Seduction® has always been a practice of attraction through authenticity. In fact, it is that precise aspect of this work that has prepared me to be so real with you, and to make this announcement.

While the persona of Kitty has provided tremendous courage, wisdom and brilliance to my life and the lives of others, it is only one aspect of who I am and what I have to offer. 

So today begins a sacred countdown of saying farewell to Kitty, and hello to the woman who has been her source the whole time.

Mary is my birth name.  As a girl I hated the virginal nature of my name. But as a woman, I couldn’t be more honored to bear a name so synonymous with feminine grace, love, power and mystery.

So here I am.

Mary.

Nothing more, nothing less.

All of that said, you didn’t think we were going to let Kitty go without a celebration, did you? 😉

Starting today, all Kitty Cavalier Sacred Seduction courses are on sale. After this sale closes, these courses will be removed from the website forever.  The sale ends February 28th, and after that day the website will go under some construction as I prepare to share what’s next with you.

I’ve been reviewing the class materials for Sacred Seduction Deep Dive and the 7 Virtues of the Seductive Woman as I prepare for this goodbye.  It has been bittersweet.  Sacred Seduction is a brilliant body of work that has touched the lives of many.  I am so very grateful and proud to have authored it, and even more proud of the way it has laid the foundation for this evolution.

Thank you for being a part of this community.

Thank you for loving Kitty into existence.

Thank you for joining me on the path of Sacred Seduction.

Thank you for evolving with me into what’s next.

With so much love and gratitude,

P.S. – To shop the Farewell Sale and take this final opportunity to learn seduction a spiritual practice, click here.

One comment

  1. Congratulations what a fabulous ride it’s been watching you on your journey from Mama Gina back to Mary I love it and you for your authenticity. My name was sister goddess juicy joan & I am ready 2 let her go too.. I will b 65 yo in 29 days & I am going back 2 my nick name in high school “ Just Plain Joan”…Everyone always wanted to make me Mary Joe or Joanne. I am anything from plain which is the joke!! 4 little letters like yours…

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