ISTA International School of Temple Arts launches the first-ever Film Festival for the Temple Arts this May in Sedona Arizona, home to the world-reknowned Sedona International Film Festival.
The ISTA International Festival of Sexuality & Consciousness Films (IIFSCF) will serve as the kick-off on May 3, 2012 to the 11th Annual ISTA Conference of Sexuality and Consciousness May 4-6, 2012. Films are $10 each or buy the day-pass and save 15% plus receive 50% off the VIP Puja with Charles Muir.
Thursday May 3, 2012
10am-11:30am - Chasing a Good Day to Die
American Native Spirituality has historically utilized Grandmother Earth's minerals and plants to commune with the spirit world to assist their healing and personal empowering ceremonies.
This film essay is dedicated to the Native Americans who persevered to keep their ceremonies alive and to those who have been blessed to share them with non-natives. It is a narrative about a man who set out to heal his son and found beautiful beings transformed along the path circling back to self.
Meet Seminole Elder Flaming Eagle at the 11th Annual Conference of Sexuality & Consciousness on Sun May 6.
11:45am-1:15pm - Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World of Orgasm
Meet Annie at the 11th Annual Conference of Sexuality & Consciousness
Can't make the conference? Join her ExoSexy Walking Tour on Sat May 5
1:30pm-3:00pm - Sex Magic Bonus - What is Tantra?
Five years after the making of controversial "Sex Magic: Manifesting Maya", Baba Dez speaks about how he would have liked the film to be depicted and reveals the value (and controversy) of the work of Sex Magic and creating heaven on earth. The Producers also give an account of the audience feedback from around the world, shared via Q&A. read more...
Baba Dez Nichols will be available for Q&A after the bonus screening
3:15pm-4:30pm - Best Ever with Charles and Caroline Muir
A touching film where you will laugh and cry finishing with a heart opening.
When couples come to realize that lovemaking can enhance their vitality and empower them in the rest of their lives, sex becomes much more attractive and their sexual connection is renewed. "Right now we only have one avenue for this creative sexual energy," says Charles Muir, "It moves downward and outward to create a baby. Tantra teaches us to move the same energy inward and upward to regenerate and recreate ourselves. When people learn to unblock the conduits that carry this energy throughout the energetic and physical organism, they're surprised by its power, and they realize it has all kinds of creative uses that aren't sexual at all.
Charles Muir will be in attendance and available for Q&A
4:45pm - 6:00pm - 2012 Time for Change
“2012: Time for Change” presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 heralds the birth of a regenerative planetary culture where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.
Daniel Pinchbeck will be in attendance and available for Q&A.
6:15pm-7:30pm - Endless Seduction
In a stunning visual performance, Endless Seduction is a living story and journey of iX Chel and Destin, two lovers intentionally exploring their sacred sexual desires. A journey of living a life of blissful beauty, ecstatic explorations, sensual seductions, orgasmic openings, and bringing out the salvaje sagrada in you. A story that begins with a powerful hypnotic gaze leading to an electric kiss, and sparking their Endless Seduction...
IXchel and Destin will be in attendance and available for Q&A.
7:30pm-8:00 - Reception
8:00pm-10:00pm - VIP Puja with Charles Muir
We are honored to have Charles with us for this special VIP PUJA! This powerful ritual will be filled with with active and experiential meditations for couples and singles alike. We will infuse beautiful music with breathing exercises and other energizing exercises to generate energy and raise our awareness to a higher state of consciousness. Release the need to define and step into the living wisdom of the moment.
This is a ritual in which you praise and worship the divine in another and you in turn are worshiped as well. In this practice you try and visualise yourself as the deity, experiencing and enjoying your world and all its offerings. Thereby you create only virtue with every action as opposed to non virtue when indulging in physical pleasures.
This is a perfect atmosphere to make new friends and sacred connections, ideal for both singles and couples, and great for beginners as well. Commited Partners may also opt to perform all the rituals with each other. This is also a safe & nurturing environment designed for those who may be timid about Tantra.
ISTA is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding sexuality & consciousness around the world. The IIFSCF's debut film festival is the first of many to be hosted internationally.
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