Mistressery™ Course Itinerary

VILLA DOMME 2019

 
Mistress of Animals
 
 

SATURDAY 8th June

Arrival from 2 pm. Welcome & Introductions. Taken to allocated room.

Welcome drink / freshen up & shower if desired / time to explore / relax / lounge with canapes.

5 - 7 pm - Seminar talk by Anne O Nomis on the 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'. Anne will be presenting new research from her trip to Knossos on Crete, on the sacred 'Mistress (Lady) -in-command', of ancient Goddesses elevated and enthroned, wielding objects and symbols of power,  and the Goddesses' associations to animals - from birds to lions and snakes. 

Anne will explain how 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. Anne will discuss the longtanding association of the Goddess to ritual initiation, journeying, nurturing, torch-bearing, driving action, the role of Motivatrix and muse, feminine wisdom and creative and libidinal source. Anne will be discussing her concept of Mistressery™ as the feminine counterpart of the term 'mastery' which draws from sexual sorcery, feminine wisdom and womanly wiles - to live bravely, boldly and sensually and to wield power over others and one's own life.

 Snake Goddess / Priestess from Knossos on Crete

Snake Goddess / Priestess from Knossos on Crete

 Throne room at Knossos with the shape of womanly buttocks carved into the seat for the priestess / Goddess.

Throne room at Knossos with the shape of womanly buttocks carved into the seat for the priestess / Goddess.

 Goddess Qadesh standing on a lion, posed between the Min and Resheph.

Goddess Qadesh standing on a lion, posed between the Min and Resheph.

7.30 pm - First night dinner in the dining room, with Goddess cocktail drink creation.

SUNDAY 9th June

7.30 - 9.30 am - Breakfast buffet where people can wander in anytime between 7.30 am and 9.30 am. (Daily: Hot coffee and tea selection, orange juice, still & sparkling water. Fresh pastries, fresh bread / toast, range of condiments, fruits, yogurt, cheese platter, cold meats platter, cereal, and eggs cooked-on-demand.)

10 am - 12 pm - Teaching lounge on 1st floor - Course Introductory and Framework talk by Anne O Nomis. (NB: Can be skipped by last year's students familiar with this, but welcome to come as a "refresher", and important for everyone else to attend.) Anne will give a talk about Inanna's people, ideology of 'Lady of the Largest Heart' with a place for people of differing identities and sexualities who were welcomed and held a special place in Inanna's heart. Framework of open and non-judgmental environment. Establishing interests, areas of engagement  & wider willingness, medical conditions or sensitivities that may affect play, setting boundaries and roles, safewords, establishing content and mitigating risks. Checking in during play, management of mutual responsibilities (Domme's responsibility to sub, and sub's responsibility to Domme), providing after-care, communication, discussion of sub-drop. Lastly what to do if things go wrong, human fallability, "Dommatitis", the Empress and the Fool tarot cards.

 Detail of Goddess Inanna/Ishtar from cylinder seal impression

Detail of Goddess Inanna/Ishtar from cylinder seal impression

 Anne O Nomis's concept of shared interests & wider willingness

Anne O Nomis's concept of shared interests & wider willingness

 The Empress tarot card

The Empress tarot card

12.15 - 2 pm - Lunch (served in dining room)

2 - 4 pm - Group Introductory. Anne will lead the group, will discuss some of the range of different types of psychologies / identities and interest areas commonly in proximity to the Dominatrix, and the delicious possibilities of play. Each person in the circle will be asked to introduce themselves to the group, and share something of their story for coming to Villa Domme,  what they may seek to learn and to overcome, in a welcoming supportive environment. This will enable everyone to get to know each other and find points of connection, sharing and support, an idea of the subs' (and Mistresses') interests activities, etc, which will aid play during the week.

5 - 7 pm - Blue Hour - This is named after the French l'heure bleue, meaning literally "the blue hour". It is a time of day when the sky is a deep blue, before it is darkened to black, and conceived of as a magical time when anything is possible. It closely relates also to the French "cinq à sept" meaning 5 to 7 (pm) which is the time squeezed between work's end and later evening dinner and attending any responsibilities, when risqué affairs and erotic play could be pursued. At Villa Domme, the Blue Hour is free time when attendees can do as they wish: sit and socialize, enjoy a stroll in the grounds, take a shower and relax, nap or have private time in their bedroom, indulge in play with others, and so forth. Anne makes herself flexibly available during this time to be able to answer one-on-one questions or instructions on some area of play or psychology,  

7 pm - Dinner (served in dining room)

9 pm - 10 pm - Anne will discuss the ancient rituals and practicum of head-turning and head over-turning; from rituals of beautification and allure, transformation and forced submission and driving pain, pleasure and ecstasy. The ritual and assignation of roles provide for servitude and devotion to the Goddess by her attendant servant / slave / submissive / sissy / masochist who has a special role to play. A box put together by Anne, curated with special ritual items will be given to each Mistress attendee. Each sub's / slave's ritual role will be assigned by his Mistress. (Or if he is attending by himself by the Mistresses, with consideration to his psychology and ("true") identity, and plans put in motion for Monday's ceremony night.

 

MONDAY 10th June

7.30 - 9.30 am - Breakfast buffet (as per information Sunday) 

10 am - 12 pm - Advanced Mistressery - Disciplinarian Training & Protocol

Lecture and workshop on setting protocol, exacting standards, contractual servitude and corporal consequences.  Anne has newly researched and developed knowledge from the Old Guard leatherman manuals of the underground S/M scene of the 20th Century, and underground writings of Dominatrices passed, to inspire her new book Mistressery and the section on disciplinarian training and protocol.

There will be opportunity for developing one's own set of protocol and contract adapted to a submissive / slave / servant / masochist / kinkster / fetishist / play-partner / devotee, as well as "slave positions", manners of addressing the Mistress / Lady / Goddess, expected duties and behaviour, and consequences for breaching or failing or not measuring up in respect of the laid-out duties, obligations and expectations.

   'The Leatherman's Handbook II' by Larry Townsend

  'The Leatherman's Handbook II' by Larry Townsend

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12.15 - 2 pm - Lunch in local restaurant pre-booked by Anne

2 - 4 pm - Dominatrix Demands and corporal consequences - Mistresses will outline their want(on) for the week's service from their subs, and understandings formed over requirements and consequences if the subs don't live up to these demands. 

Optional: Workshop on corporal punishment, spanking, paddles, floggers, straps and tawses; CBT ties and torture, nipple play and torture will be taught by Anne O Nomis. 

5 - 7 pm - Blue Hour & opportunity for bathing and beautification ritual / transformation ahead of the ceremony night.

7 pm - subs to line up in row file form, as the Goddesses enter for the ceremonial. Music will begin and initiation rites and testing of submissives' mettle will take place throughout the evening. Dinner served in courses, buffet-style, for Mistresses to choose as they demand.

 

TUESDAY 11th June

7.30 - 8.25 am - Breakfast buffet (as per information Sunday) 

8.30 am - Bus leaves for day trip to the fascinating historic Museum of Medieval Torture in San Gimignano

10.45 am - Arrival at Medieval Torture Museum in San Gimignano in province of Siena, and class consideration of how historical devices and predicament bondage can be adapted for 'Dominatrix duress' and honeytrap 'a-lure' application.

 Torture chamber in the Medieval Torture Museum in San Gimignano in province of Siena.

Torture chamber in the Medieval Torture Museum in San Gimignano in province of Siena.

12 pm - Depart San Gimignano for the Tuscan countryside wine region

12.30 - Arrive at Tuscan vineyard for lunch, with meal including offerings with regional saffron and famous local wine. 

Tuscan vineyard

1.30 pm - Bus departs vineyard bound for the city of Lucca

2 pm - Arrive in Lucca, with 2.5 hours to explore the city attractions. (Optional itinerary provided with Anne, with a Buccellato tasting, a typical Lucchese cake. A famous saying of the Lucchesi (people from Lucca) is: “those who come to Lucca without eating the Buccellato is like they have never been there."

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4.30 pm - Bus departs from Lucca headed back to Villa Domme

5.40 pm "ish" - Arrive back at Villa Domme with welcome drinks

7 pm - Dinner (served in dining room)

 

WEDNESDAY 12th June

7.30 - 9.30 am - Breakfast buffet

10 am - 12 pm - Advanced Mistressery - Consensual Duress & Honeytrap 'a-lure' Utilizing sensuality and sexuality, predicament, torture, tie and tease, device bondage, chastity and denial to get one's exacting own way and one's exact preferred pleasure. Anne will give a talk on interrogation, exploiting specific weaknesses, utilizing beauty, sexuality and fetishes to get one's own way, alongside torture, electrics, predicament bondage, chastity and orgasm denial and "edging". Anne has also arranged to bring over her 1930s Ladies' Kossoman I Violet wand ray device, (reconditioned by a mechanical engineer) for experimental play and Dominatrix duress practice.

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 Images of Anne O Nomis's original 1930s "Kosmosan I" Violet Ray Wand device

Images of Anne O Nomis's original 1930s "Kosmosan I" Violet Ray Wand device

12.15 - 2 pm - Lunch (served in dining room)

2 pm - 4 pm - Practicum play with "stations" (evoking the stations of the Cross) of bench, whipping post, bondage chair, stocks, humbler, toys, nipple clamps, electrics, Violet wand ray device and other equipment. 

 
Anne O Nomis
 

5 - 7 pm - Blue Hour

7 pm - Dinner out, in local restaurant pre-booked by Anne

 

THURSDAY 13th June

7.30 - 9.30 am - Breakfast buffet

Optional 8 am - 9 am - Fetish lecture and guide to exploiting fetishes and narration as fantasies for those who wish to attend, in breakfast room.

10 am - 12 pm - Bodily infiltration and getting in, under and up against subs's skin - utilizing needle play, fingers, fists, figging, plugs and gags, dildos, to physically infiltrate the submissive's body and being. Anne will teach protocols for these activities as well as the activities themselves. Discussion also of the rubbing of collars and chastity and nipples to abrade sub's own will in place of Mistress's own. Utilizing Mistress's scent, sweat and fluid ingestion (queening), lipstick to stain, smear and mark a submissive or slave as Her's. Anne will also discuss and demonstrate secret spots of exploitation for which drumming, tapping, circling and pressure around a point between specific lower vertebrae can exert unusual release states, such as during back needle play. 

12.15 - 2 pm - Lunch (served in dining room)

2 - 4 pm - Free play in bodily infiltration, with Anne available on hand to supervise / discuss / assist at the "Stations".  

5 - 7 pm - Blue Hour

7 pm - Carnival night / dinner, with costume masquerade and subversion, performances welcomed, music, wine and revelry.  Historic game of La Main Chaude (guess the spanker) with dessert treats served.

 Anne O Nomis lifting her skirt for a game of La Main Chaude.

Anne O Nomis lifting her skirt for a game of La Main Chaude.

 A game of La Main Chaude painted by a Follower of Hieronymus Janssens c1655-65

A game of La Main Chaude painted by a Follower of Hieronymus Janssens c1655-65

 

FRIDAY 14th June

7.30 - 9.30 am - Breakfast buffet

10 am - Visit to local Museo e Rifugi S.M.I with underground war hospital bunker, rated very highly by visitors, and inspiring for Mistress medical play.

Museo e Rifugi SMI
Underground war hospital bunker
Museo e Rifugi

12.15 - 2 pm - Lunch (served in dining room)

2 pm - 4 pm - Inspired medical play. Use of urethral sounds, speculums, enemas, dental gag, examination and/ or psychiatric medical play.

'Ask Anne' afternoon. 

5 - 7 pm - Blue Hour

7 pm - Graduation dinner, and mock slave auction with Domme dollars

 

SATURDAY 15th June

7.30 - 9.30 am - Queen's breakfast & slaves-eat-the-slop

Each submissive must prepare exactly what his Mistress / Goddess / Empress requests for her final breakfast. Whether for strawberries / raspberries / blueberries or other fruit, cooked breakfast with eggs, champagne, etc.

Subs will sit on the floor beside the ladies and 'eat-the-slop' tossed to them - on a plate for hygiene purposes.

Anne will enact her belated 'Vegemite torture' for submissives for Anne's enjoyment and supervision. It shall be noted this was one of the main things Anne missed last year, so will ensure it is done properly this year. (And reserves the right to do so earlier in addition, depending on the subs' prior performance / obedience)

Farewells and departures.