Villa Domme is a place where students come annually from around the world - to be taught by renowned Dominatrix author and archaeologist / historian Anne O Nomis (Author of 'The History & Arts of the Dominatrix'), to play, explore and socialize amongst like-minded people in a unique setting.
Held in Tuscany, around 50 mins drive from Florence, the villa is a 19th Century house built for a Countess, with 10 bedrooms and frescoed ceilings. A nearby building within the property serves as "sub quarters" to accommodate submissives attending, a short walk from the main villa.
The course is unique in the world, and attendance limited to 16 people. Last year's attendees - Mistresses and subs - came from the USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, Hong Kong, Africa and Australia to attend. Anne's course was deemed a "great success" by attendees, and ratings of 9.6 out of 10 average for those who filled in the anonymous feedback survey.
Anne's rich new course content will explore the idea of 'Mistressery'™, inspired by ancient iconography and rituals associated with the Potnia Theron (Ἡ Πότνια Θηρῶν) the Mistress of Animals, and her demonstration of female mastery - or rather 'Mistressery'. New research from ancient Crete, Anatolia (Turkey), the Levant and Mesopotamia, points to the origins of Goddesses who held mystical power over land, sexuality, libido, abundance and chanelling an energy of vigour. Naked or semi-naked men appear on sacred vessels, bringing goods to the Goddess, as divine Lady and Mistress-in-command, from Mesopotamia to Crete.
Domination implements had their origins in the Mistressery of animals, and even today this tradition is carried on by modern-day Mistresses' use of equestrian riding crops, bull whips, shackles, and other equipment originally associated with mystical power over, control and training of animals.
The course examines protocol and training procedures of application of breaking in and training (self-identified lifestyle / consensual) submissives / slaves, taken from early underground S/M leatherman texts, and clandestine writings of lifestyle Dommes from the second half of the 20th Century. These show influence of animal mastery and training within the texts.
Whilst a further part of the course explores the use of 'womanly wiles' and consensual duress, the use of entrapment, torment and exquisite torture, and Anne's notion of honeytrap 'a-lure', to seduce and get one's way. A visit to the Medieval Torture Museum in Siena inspires possibilities for cages, stocks, head harnesses, iron shackles and other instruments developed for judicial and sadistic purposes, which are adapted to Mistresses's erotic BDSM applications.
The course is open to both alumni and new students, for lifestylers and aspiring and professional Mistresses who wish to attend and learn from Anne's unique perspective, informed by Dominatrix arts, history and sacred ancient rituals.
About the Teacher
Anne O Nomis is an archaeologist, art historian, educator and salonnière. She is the world-renowned author on the subject of Dominant women, and teaches and lectures around the world on BDSM and erotic arts.
The Mistressery™ course is offered in a retreat style setting. It includes accommodation in the historic 19th Century Villa Domme (or sub quarters), all meals catered in the villa or in local restaurants pre-booked in advance by Anne, course teaching, use of equipment, a secret ritual box (including whip within the contents), and a new book written by by Anne O Nomis.
All graduates receive a VILLA DOMME Mistressery™ course certificate, signed by Anne O Nomis.