The tenth annual Lightning in a Bottle music and arts festival presents a fantastic Lucent Temple of Consciousness lineup featuring speakers at the Temple’s main stage include the best-selling author of Conversations with God Neale Donald Walsch, Unified Field physicist Nassim Haramein, plant medicine expert Dennis McKenna, festival founder Dream Rockwell, Bob Marley historian Roger Steffens, director of the new Russell Brand documentary Ondi Timoner, Kundalini Master Guru Singh Khalasa, Tibetan Buddhist master teacher Pema Khandro Rinpoche, Entrepreneurs and Daybreakers founders Radha & Miki Agrawal, author Daniel Pinchbeck, Mayan Astrologer and Wisdom Keeper Aiesha Cosmos, plus festival favorite Jamie Janover, Luminaries featuring J. Brave, Conscious Entrepreneur Chip Conley, Pandora Thomas, and Daniel San.
With multiple stages, the Temple provides a sacred space for transformative experiences through holistic talks, panels of experts, workshops, yoga and movement by day. By night, music and ritual performances including world and ethnic dance, belly dance, ecstatic dance and unique circus arts. Nearby structures house the expanded Learning Kitchen, a newly expanded Healing Sanctuary, Mystery School, workshops, yoga, movement classes and the Meditation Temple Lookout up on the hill.
Music lineup includes Mia Doi Todd, Marques Wyatt, Beautiful Chorus, Rocky Dawuni, Leah Song Solo (of Rising Appalachia), Astarius Miraculii, Janover & reSunator, Shamans Dream and much more.
New this year on the main stage, an opening night film screening features unreleased documentary about Russell Brand called “BRAND: A Second Coming”, where he dives head first into drugs, sex, and fame in an attempt to find happiness. It will be followed by Q&A with the award-winning director Ondi Timoner and moderated by director and producer Jodi Wille.
Two panels – Sustainability in Business and Thriving as an Artist – will enlighten the mind’s eye. The sustainability panel includes CEO and co-founder of Thrive Market Gunnar Lovelace, California Baby founder Jessica Iliscoy, and product Manager Ecofilter and founder of Eco superheroes Joey Mendelson. The artist panel called “Thriving as an Artist” consists of Mear One, Brent ‘Shrine’ Spears, Rachel Mandala, Christina Angelina, Daniel Bilmes, and John Park moderated by the Do Art Foundation’s very own Carmen Nunez.
Also at the Temple’s main stage, a discussion on Love, Sex and Porn that will include Tantra Master Mark Whitwell, Porn Director Dana Dane, Tantra Teacher Kamali Minter, Relationship and Sexuality Coaches Eva Clay and Bryan Reeves, moderated by Dream Rockwell.
The main stage is the center for music artists Mia Doi Todd, Marques Wyatt, Rocky Dawuni, Leah Song Solo (of Rising Appalachia), Beautiful Chorus, Shamans Dream, Alessandra Belloni, Fabiano do Nascimento, Sheela Bringi, Babes, Astarius Miraculii, Janover & reSunator, Luminaries, Shawn Barry, Josh ‘Yehoshua’ Brill, Akal Dub, Rara Avis, Dragonfly, Ryan Herr, Itom Lab, Shawni and Friends, CUTTaRUGG, Maru, Becca Dakini, and Mental Physix. On Sunday, May 25th, the temple will present Reggae Sunday! with historian Roger Steffens presenting the life and music of Bob Marley followed by an afternoon reggae dance celebration with Reggae legend Rocky Dawuni and secret undisclosed Dub Dj.
There are two, expansive yoga tents, Yoga OM and Yoga Namaste, where participants can reawaken their body and mind with Yogis Guru Singh Khalasa, Micheline Berry, Mark Whitwell, Felicia Tomasko, Michael Brian Baker, Cheri Rae Russell, Kishan Shah, Cristi Christensen, Joan Hyman, Tony G, Bizzie Gold, Pluma, Brian Campbell, Sita Devi, Jai Dev Singh, Shawni and Friends, Ari Kanamori, Aruna Rigdzin, Gianna de la Torre, Gloria Baraquio, Lara Berg and Kevin Heidt, Jaysea Devoe, Kurt Johnsen, LA Finfinger, Scott Winslow, Ry Toast and Kristina & Joerael, fitness guru’s Jen Ator and Brett Hoebel amongst many others.
Meditation and spiritual rituals at the Meditation Lookout will be led by Felicia Tomasko, Michael Brian Baker, Ladamira, Alix Txe, Nature, and Raul Rosiles.
At the Yoga OM tent, festival goers can freely dance and move with Ecstatic Dance and Movement presented by Shamans Dream with Rana Satori, Ryan Herr with Tyler Blank, RaRa Avis with Eva Clay and Dj CuttArug with Sita Devi. Plus more ritual, dance and performance with Banafsheh, Parashakti, Fernando Bright Feathers, Jen Shields, Jeffrey Boynton, Ayaserpent, Wilpower, Linda Borini, Tijae, Josie Keys, and Jacqui Lalita.
At the Mystery School and Pineal Playground, workshop presentations are Rising Appalachia “Vocal Playshop”, Cameron Bowman, Kamali Minter, Eva Clay, Magda Freedom Rod, Josh ‘Yehoshua’ Brill, Pema Khandro Rinpoche, LA Finfinger, Zat Baraka, Joanne Ameya & Achintya Devi, Robert Kandell & Michelle Wright, Jennifer Partridge, Naada Guerra & Gianna de la Torre, Ashley Booth, David Ede, Ashley Moon Stanfield, Luna Love, and Priya Deepika Mohan & James Barnard.
Interactive art offers an integrated, engaging experiences with the Healing Sanctuary, Mayan Rune Oracle Readings with Aiesha Cosmos, Dr. Deb ‘Ask the Elder’, Lightning Without a Bottle, Dr. Nick’s Essential Oil Wizardry, Human Design with Akasha, and Sacred Ritual Healing with Daniel San.
The Learning Kitchen by day and a silent disco by night, tickle the palate with experiential chefs Hemalaaya Behl, Meredith Klein of Pranaful, Magda Freedom Rod, Valerie Farcelais, N.C., Cheri Rae Russell of Peace Yoga, Cristina Urioste of Rasa Foods, Sarinya Pui, Aruna Ross of the Yogic Medicine Institute, Jacqui Lalita, Eviane Coton, and Aimee Gilchrist of New Belgium Brewing Company.
On May 3rd, 2015, the inaugural Lucent Temple of Consciousness will be brought to downtown Los Angeles as a 12-hour urban retreat and pre-event to activate your body, expand your mind, and open your heart. RSVP for the May 3rd Pre-Event at Facebook page. For more information about The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, visit this page.
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