Hello & Welcome
My name is Ekstasy Vine -- I am a freelance writer, herbalist & pole dancer
My creative work explores the relationship between humans and landscape -- how soil, stone and water shape our bodies and our cultures.
This is where I publish my personal reflections on sensuality and creativity, my most recent freestyle pole dances, as well as my poetic essays about my personal mythology. I also craft and share earth-centered guides, music playlists, guided meditations, and a podcast about reconnecting to wildness.
Would you like to connect? Feel free to send me your messages and questions here. And if you're interested in becoming a patron of my work, you can sign up here for special rewards and behind the scenes access to all my creations.
More About Ekstasy Vine
My first experience of belonging to a place was in the woods behind my childhood home in the northeastern United States. It was there, crafting potions of mud and roots and dancing along the creek, that I felt the power of place. My tiny pagan heart whispered its secrets to the rocks and trees and I felt rooted, in my skin and in the ground.
Today, I make my home in Athens, Greece - close to the land that nurtured my father's ancestors. I am especially inspired by the mythology and plantlore of my ancestors: those ancient stories ripe with eroticism and deeply rooted in Mediterranean soil.
And as a pole dancer, I am fascinated by the connections between dance, sensuality, and the raw power of nature. I find resonance with the Maenads — those ancient followers of Dionysos who surrendered to ecstasy and celebrated their wild nature.
The Ekstasy Vine Channel
MUSIC PLAYLISTS & Guided meditations
Watch freestyle dances & listen to guided meditations for creative movement inspiration.