“Those who wish to make their se-xuality into an art form have to first heal the excessive amounts of guilt and shame around their na-ked body, their ge-nitalia, and their se-xual arousa|. Have you ever seen a painter being ashamed of his paintbrush? A musician that is ashamed of her instrument? or poets that are ashamed of their words?”
Pele Ohad Ezrahi [An ISTA lead faculty]
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?What is ISTA
ISTA stands for the International School of Temple Arts, an international mystery school that
.is reviving the temple arts and offering spiritual transmission through se-xual shamanism
All around the world, ISTA offers 1-week seminars, conferences, and festivals connecting
.consciousness and se-xuality and creating a global network of communities
?What are Temple Arts
What are the ways in which we can help human souls remember their source? Remember why they came here, to this earth, and how can they best be of service? What are the ways to help people heal from blockages in their system that can make them ill and suffer in body and spirit.
These are the type of questions Shamans, priestesses, and priests have asked themselves in various temples around the ancient world. The Temple Arts were all the different answers: Sacred Dance, Ritual Theater, Utilizations of Plant Medicines, Meditation, Oracle/Prophecies, Divine Music and Poetry, Magic, Sacred Geometry, and of course - the ecstasy of Eros and Sacred Se-xuality.
ISTA is the school of Temple Arts. In the creation of the Temple Arts ISTA Festival, we aim to bring back the fuller and more holistic picture, where Eros is welcomed into all other forms of Temple Arts. They are all here to connect us, with celebration
and depth, to the divine source."
About the Festival
We are thrilled to invite you to the 8th international ISTA Festival being held annually in Israel.
The theme for this year's Festival is the Temple Arts - the connection between Eros, community, and Creativity.
Join us for 4 days celebration!
A long weekend of workshops, lectures, parties, live music shows, temples, and meaningful community experiences.
Celebrate, explore, learn, grow, laugh, and cry. Come to remember…
The festival is open for anyone and everyone interested in conscious se-xuality, beginners and veterans alike. All of this awesomeness will take place in “Metzokei Dragot” on the cliffs of the Judean desert, with an astounding view towards the dead sea.
The Line - Up
We are working on creating a new, exciting and powerful program.
In the meantime, take a peek at the previous program for inspiration: