About the festival
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 sexuality and creating a global network of communities.
The ISTA Temple Arts Festival
The theme for this year is "The Temple Arts," and the connection between creativity and Er0s. Here are a few words from Dawn Cherie And 'Pele' Ohad Ezrahi about the upcoming festival:
“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 Er0s and Sacred Se-xuality.
ISTA is the school of Temple Arts. In the creation of the ISTA Festival, we aim to bring back the fuller and more holistic picture, where Er0s is welcomed into all other forms of Temple Arts, and they are all here to connect us, with celebration and depth, to the divine source. We aim to encourage more participatory ritual, art explorations with themes that will carry throughout the four days. We wish to include workshops/ceremonies that can build upon the previous and interweaving of sessions to culminate towards bigger and more inclusive ceremonies for the entire festival. Overall the body, heart, mind and spirit shall all be touched in the Temple Arts Festival and opened wide, to allow the Ecstatic Current and flow to heal the individuals and community”.
We are excited to invite you to join us for four full days from 2-5th of October 2019.
A long weekend of workshops, lectures, parties, live music shows, temples, and meaningful community experiences. Come to celebrate, explore, learn, grow, laugh, and cry. Come to remember…
The festival is open for anyone and everyone who is interested in conscious se-xuality, beginners and veterans alike.
Presenters & Artists
[To be announced soon]
Dragot Cliffs - Dead Sea, Israel
The admission ticket entitles you to pitch a tent in the camping area and use the showers and toilets. Rooms and huts are available for rent. Click here for more info on that.
Free Parking is available.
How to get there:
* Waze- Dragot Cliffs
* Google maps- Dragot cliffs
* Public transportation click here
(after the last bus you will need to get a ride up the mountain.
There will be many participants driving up)
* Ride share - by posting in the event
The use of phones and cameras is strictly forbidden in all public areas! It is allowed in the private areas and outside the festival. Please support everyone to express themselves freely.
There will be a few professional photographers on behalf of the festival. If you do not wish to appear in any of the photos / Videos of the festival - Go to the info center during the festival and they will take care of it.