Wednesday, March 31

Shamanic Storytelling Showcase


Sat. April 17th 7:30pm Tantra Theater Event: Shamanic Storytelling. Tantra Theater is Proud to Present writer/performers: Shawn Roop, Akasha, Sarah Murray-Novak, Michael aka Eco Elf, Mikayla, Rae Newoman, Ember and Kamala Devi as they present original intimate personal narratives with shamanic themes.


Details: Ideal Hotel/Red Lotus Society is located at 546 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Ticket price $20 Mark your Calendar for 7:30 on the 3rd Saturday of each month: April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, Aug. 21st...We aim to satisfy you and want you to come again, and again and AGAIN!

Tuesday, March 30

New Tantra Theater Postcards

Mark Your Calendar for the 3rd Saturday of Every Month. On April 17th we'll be doing a special showcase of Shamanic Storytellers (Orignal Personal Narratives) and we'll be performing for FREE at Earth Day on Sun. the 18th. We've changed our ticket prices to $20. But you can get a $5 discount if you order tickets online. Click on this calendar to get a larger view of our schedule for 2010!

Monday, March 29

Iron Slut: Sex Educator Showdown

     I have to admit, I was a little intimidated when Reid Mihalko first invited me to participate in this wild NC-17 rated workshop. The event tag line is: "Watch and Learn as Real Sex Educators Go Head To Head and Reveal Their Best Bedroom Moves." But I was comforted to know that he's run it a half a dozen times already and past audience members rave about how despite it's bold and intimate nature, it is decidedly safe and educational. 
     The title of the event gives me flashbacks to when I was at a casual party and told Reid  that he should  run a workshop called "Dildos, Dental Dams and Deep-Throating"...and he said...OK, how about at your house!?  Since that adventure was also a big success, I've gained a lot of trust in Reid's kinky creativity and I figure I have nothing to lose (except my innocent reputation) by participating in the Iron Slut.
     The event turned out to be the highlight of my wild weekend in the bay area. I taught several introductory level, but provokative bondage moves while Reid taught about how to use pressure in love making and butt play with a live rubber glove demo. I learned so much from the audience as well as from Reid. One hillariously memorable line was when Reid said something to the affect of; "Be sure to remember which is the Ass hand, and which is the other hand. You never want to confuse the hand that has Ass on it with the hand that's elsewhere, like in your partner's mouth."
      Enjoy this 4 minute clip of me demonstrating my famous Ninja sex move called: "Pillow Case Yoni Trace" on Iron Slut founder Reid Mihalko.

To reid more details about this workshop please go to Reid@sex.com:

     What better way to learn about practical sex education that you can actually use than to watch two sex educators literally go head to head? Let’s face it, sex is one of the few things we’re not allowed to learn by watching others. You go to a fancy dinner. You don’t know which spoon to use. You watch to see what spoon everyone else uses… But don’t know what to do how in the bedroom, or want to add a few tricks to your repertoire? No such luck!
     In this entertaining, informational, guaranteed-to-be-funny and friendly “competitive” throwdown, we’ll let the audience watch, take notes, ask questions, and, when the dust finally settles, meet these extraordinary educators and mingle with like-minded people.
      Show up to this designed to empower adults around their sex lives and get folks smiling! Show up to this fun-filled, 2-and-a half hour workshop and learn:
■What sex educators do under the covers and how
■Their best tips and tricks (and probably not the kind you read about in Cosmo)
■Their favorite, black belt sexy-sexy time moves!
■And much, much more…
We can’t promise you badly dubbed voice-overs or high-jinx dramma like television’s Iron Chef, but we can promise you some down-to-earth, applicable sex and relationship education. The only theme ingredient is education!

Tuesday, March 23

Free Sex Magic TeleConference Call with Kamala Devi

     Reid Mihalko offers a 60 minute fun, down to earth, practical interview with Kamala Devi to break down the practice of Sex Magic.
      The Secret is out! Everyone knows about the law of attraction. But not everyone knows how to use it! AND the Secret beyond the secret: is Sex Magic. This practical tele-class can help you supercharge your goals, upgrade your life and learn ancient tantric methods of Manifestation. Kamala Devi invites you to focus your attention and intention during love making to bring about your wildest dreams! She teaches a basic 7 method formula to help demystify this occult practice and make it safe and accessible to just about anyone. You can do this practice solo, with your beloved, or even in a group! The SHAMAN Method involves:
* Instruction for Strategic Goal Setting
* Stimulating the visualization process
* Creative Procedures for manifestation
* How to supercharge your results
* Creating a realistic plan to make it work
and much more!

Kamala will be in the Bay Area doing workshops, talks and playshops with Reid Mihalko from March 25-28th. For details go to:

Iron Slut - http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=592735889
Relationship Dojo - http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=522227998
Sacred Sexuality Play Party - http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=592735889

 Kamala Devi is the author of Sacred Sexual Healing: The SHAMAN Method of Sex Magic. She's been studying and teaching Tantra and sacred sexuality around the world in the last 7 years and recently appeared on the Discovery Channel, Morning Show Live, Inside Edition, and the Tyra Banks Show. She is also the Author of Don't Drink the Punch: An Adventure in Tantra and she's recently released new DVD with Reid Mihalko entitled: Earning your BLACKBELT in Relationship. Photo Credit: Kamala was commissioned by www.sss-now.org For more about Kamala Devi go to www.blisscoach.com

Monday, March 22

Eco Elf Stand Up Comedy

 



Michael McClure is Eco Elf. He is an environmentalist, father, surfer, author, actor, comedian, and he is my husband. He wrote and performed his first stand up comedy routine at Tantra Theater this weekend. Even though his environmentally themed material was not tested on animals, and ranting about his over-controlling wife, I couldn't be more proud. His work is designed to educate, inspire and ofcourse entertain. People were falling out of their chairs laughing, and most the email feedback I got after the show was that he was the highlight. Initally, I wasn't sure how environmental comedy fit into tantra theater, and I was afraid people were going to think that I just put him in the show because I am sleeping with him. But after much mediation, I feel that environmentalism is a newest fronteer for tantrikas. Just ask Annie Sprinkle about her new passion for eco-sexual art. Tantra is not just about worshiping our own bodies as sacred, but our collective body...mamma earth. His vision is to take this routine out into the world as a creative form of environmental activism. He will be performing at green conferences and festivals. He plans to develop a website www.ecoelf.com Feel free to contact him if you have any further questions or comments about his work.
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Tantra Theater Location Launch Party

 


By Kamala Devi, Author of Don't Drink the Punch, Sacred Sexual Healing, Tantra Teacher and Sacred Sex and Open Relationship Coach www.BlissCoach.com
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Monday, March 15

New Cover for Free Love Book

Here is a Mock-up of my new book entitled Free Love: Can You Really Afford it? The homework this week for everyone enrolled in my "How to Write a book in 90 days" is to mock-up a cover of their new book and put it on their alter, bookshelf or website. So here it is, with muses on the cover and all. I love this classic dipiction of pan called Nymphs and Satyr (Nymphes et Satires) oil on canvas, created by artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1873. It probably won't make it to the final cover, but it is certainly a conversation starter.
As for the subject of the book: If I got paid for every time someon asked me, How do you make it work? I would be rich...so I'm attempting to answer that question, and more in my latest manuscript, the working subtitle is: An Intimate Perspective on How to Make Polyamory work in a community based on Sexual Freedom &Tantra.
You may remember I was working on a similar project with Reid Mihalko last year, and we've created a weekend workshop with the same title, but we took a major detour and decided to co-create our DVD instead. Thus this project has been dormant for a while, but my writing class has been kicking my ass lately, so I'm re-inspired to give it another go.  I'm also starting to form a list of people who may be interested in contributing to the book by scheduling interviews. My essential focus is: How do you make it work?
I look forward to your feedback.
Kamala Devi, Author of Don't Drink the Punch, Sacred Sexual Healing, and the new DVD EArning your Black Belt in Relationship. www.BlissCoach.com
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Friday, March 12

Ready for another round?

     We are a bold group of shape shifting, gender bending, uninhibited storytellers. Through a shamanic journey we got in touch with our "inner opposites" and did psycho drama from the shadowy alter egos. We celebrate that within each of us is the capacity for wife-beating, public masterbation, lesbian prostitution, and even drag queen burlesque. This is the fourth round of Tantra theater and after a 90 day journey of escavating our deep personal narratives we will be recording our stories to video and performing a public showcase.
     Our showcase is currently scheduled for Sat. May 1st 6pm at the Emerald Temple, but peices of this program may be viewed as early on April 17th at the new Downtown location for monthly Tantra Theater events. If you can't wait to be a part of the action, come to the new location launch party at the Ideal Hotel at 7:30 on Sat. March 20th. Details for all upcoming events can be found at http://www.tantratheater.tv/

This photo was taken by Milo of “Freshen Your Photo”
See his photo shoots and master editing work at www.FreshenYourPhoto.com
Also, author of “Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!”
Coaching, keynotes, and training about PUBLIC SPEAKING:
http://www.publicdynamics.com/
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Gay Marriage Legalized in Mexico

Mexico City hosts nation's first gay marriages - latimes.com

Personal Note: It is a historic moment in Mexico: Same sex couples are getting married, legally. Now for the first time in years, I am proud to be Mexican --Kamala Devi
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Wednesday, March 10

Artist's Way Open House (Overflow)

    Most people already know the damage caused by the prevalent puritanical messages that reinforce guilt, shame and fear around Sex. Our that mainstream culture is absolutely schizophrenic when it comes to sex. We're told that sex is wrong and dirty but sex is still used on billboards to help sell jeans. Sex is the creative life force. When sex is repressed, our basic humanity is disempowered.
   But do you know that we are equally controlled by the social conditioning that says artists are crazy, homo, poor, unreliable...These deep cultural beliefs are subconsciously repressing our creativity. Until we truly question our limiting beliefs about art and artists, we cannot be fully expressed men and women.
The Artist Way is a powerful journey into our deep sub, and superconscious beliefs. After this twelve week process many artists discover their true, dreams, visions and purpose. Kamala Devi has been teaching it annually for the last 8th years. Congratulations to the bold souls who are about to embark on a journey towards self realization. http://www.blisscoach.com/
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Tuesday, March 9

Traversing the cutting edge of sacred sexual shamanism with Baba Dez


This group photo was taken after our monthly Tantra Talk with guest speaker Baba Dez. At core all spiritual practices teach how to cultivate, manage and focus personal power (life force energy) without weakening it with ignorance, addiction or repression. Dez teaches us how to reclaim the healthy masculine and the divine feminine within each of us first. Dez is the co-author of Sacred Sexual Healing, The SHAMAN Method of Sex Magic. For more about Dez's teachings go to www.sedonatemple.com
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Academy Award Winner Mo'Nique's is in Open Marriage

 

The original Interview:
http://cs88.clearspring.com/u/4ae8d36a3102598f/4baa3581906adad4

Help us Celebrate Our 1st Birthday with a Location Launch Party

Almost one year ago, we were a group of mostly virgin performers who were nervously preparing our first public showcase in my backyard. We've since traveled to conferences, performed at festivals, maintained a monthly gig, designed our new website: http://www.tantratheater.tv/ that features hours of streaming video, but we're most proud of the deep connections we've made with hundreds of open-minded audience members! This month, we're stepping up to professional venue in a hip downtown hotel where we'll be offering radical, improvisational, experimental tantra theatre events.
You may be wondering: What's the connection between Tantra and Theater? To which I say:
Tantra acknowledges that desire, sex and pleasure are as sacred as prayer, worship, and ritual. While Theater, as a medium, is the culmination of the 64 tantric temple arts (music, song, dance, mimicry...see blog post below) Together, Tantra Theater is a sensual ritual where the community comes together, turns down the lights, breaths together, laughs together and cries together as they focus their attention on provocative entertainment. By transparently dramatizing our personal narratives Tantra Theater players give the audience permission to see their sex as sacred, and their life as art. Our mission is to transmute sexual guilt shame and fear into art healing and liberation.
To celebrate we're going to have:
  •  tatoo art
  •  ice breakers
  •  free door prizes
  •  fun improvisation
  •  audience participation
  • And of course, original performance art by Shawn Roop, Michael, Joy, Ember, Sarah, Janos & More!
Save $5 if you dress up in the color of your favorite chakra. To purchase $10/15 tickets for 7:30 March 20th in Downtown go to: http://locationlaunchparty.eventbrite.com

Sunday, March 7

Sacred Snuggle Party-- March

Here are some of the beautiful, open hearted beings that stayed until after the closing circle for a photo. Despite the pouring rain, the evening was a warm, intimate and REAL experience. I don't have any pictures of our Tantra Theater performance, but with Shawn Roop, Michael and Rita singing songs about Sphincters and Raindrops it was one of our best shows ever. Infact, the performances just keep getting better. We'll be gathering again on Tuesday for a Tantra Talk with Baba Dez as the guest speaker: The cutting edge of sexual shamanism, I hope you'll join us. www.blisscoach.com
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Saturday, March 6

Shamanic Storytelling

Welcome to the bright beautiful beings on the cast of Shamanic Storytelling. During our weekly rehearsals we are weaving personal narratives with themes of ecosexuality, shapeshifting, abortion, snake medicine bondage, and more. While developing these monologues we're hosting monthly tantra theater Events at our new downtown San Diego location. Join us March 20th for our New Location Launch party. For details go to http://www.tantratheater.tv/
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Thursday, March 4

Open House For Artist Way Journey


A bold and talented cluster of creative individuals showed up for the Artist Way group last night. We kicked off the evening by coloring with crayons and closed the circle with an original guitar song by J. During the group, I discussed the spiritual and sexual philosophy on which I teach the course and I introduced the four basic pillars of the Artist's way Journey: 1. Morning Pages. 2. Artist's date. 3. The text. 4. Homework. We will be holding an overflow open house at 6:45pm Wed. the 10th Join us if you're called to tap into your full creative expression. Write Kamala@blisscoach.com for details.
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Wednesday, March 3

64 Tantric Temple Arts

Kama Sutra, Part 1, Chapter 3

 The following are the arts to be studied, together with the Kama Sutra:
1.Singing

2.Playing on musical instruments

3.Dancing

4.Union of dancing, singing, and playing instrumental music

5.Writing and drawing

6.Tattooing

7.Arraying and adorning an idol with rice and flowers

8.Spreading and arranging beds or couches of flowers, or flowers upon the ground

9.Colouring the teeth, garments, hair, nails and bodies, i.e. staining, dyeing, colouring and painting the same

10.Fixing stained glass into a floor

11.The art of making beds, and spreading out carpets and cushions for reclining

12.Playing on musical glasses filled with water

13.Storing and accumulating water in aqueducts, cisterns and reservoirs

14.Picture making, trimming and decorating

15.Stringing of rosaries, necklaces, garlands and wreaths

16.Binding of turbans and chaplets, and making crests and top-knots of flowers

17.Scenic representations, stage playing

18.Art of making ear ornaments

19.Art of preparing perfumes and odors

20.Proper disposition of jewels and decorations, and adornment in dress

21.Magic or sorcery

22.Quickness of hand or manual skill

23.Culinary art, i.e. cooking and cookery

24.Making lemonades, {sherbert
sherbets], acidulated drinks, and spirituous extracts with proper flavour and colour

25.Tailor's work and sewing

26.Making parrots, flowers, tufts, tassels, bunches, bosses, knobs, etc., out of yarn or thread

27.Solution of riddles, enigmas, covert speeches, verbal puzzles and enigmatical questions

28.A game, which consisted in repeating verses, and as one person finished, another person had to commence at once, repeating another verse, beginning with the same letter with which the last speaker's verse ended, whoever failed to repeat was considered to have lost, and to be subject to pay a forfeit or stake of some kind

29.The art of mimicry or imitation

30.Reading, including chanting and intoning

31.Study of sentences difficult to pronounce. It is played as a game chiefly by women, and children and consists of a difficult sentence being given, and when repeated quickly, the words are often transposed or badly pronounced

32.Practice with sword, single stick, quarter staff and bow and arrow

33.Drawing inferences, reasoning or inferring

34.Carpentry, or the work of a carpenter

35.Architecture, or the art of building

36.Knowledge about gold and silver coins, and jewels and gems

37.Chemistry and mineralogy

38.Colouring jewels, gems and beads

39.Knowledge of mines and quarries

40.Gardening; knowledge of treating the diseases of trees and plants, of nourishing them, and determining their ages

41.Art of cock fighting, quail fighting and ram fighting

42.Art of teaching parrots and starlings to speak

43.Art of applying perfumed ointments to the body, and of dressing the hair with unguents and perfumes and braiding it

44.The art of understanding writing in cypher, and the writing of words in a peculiar way

45.The art of speaking by changing the forms of words. It is of various kinds. Some speak by changing the beginning and end of words, others by adding unnecessary letters between every syllable of a word, and so on

46.Knowledge of language and of the vernacular dialects

47.Art of making flower carriages

48.Art of framing mystical diagrams, of addressing spells and charms, and binding armlets

49.Mental exercises, such as completing stanzas or verses on receiving a part of them; or supplying one, two or three lines when the remaining lines are given indiscriminately from different verses, so as to make the whole an entire verse with regard to its meaning; or arranging the words of a verse written irregularly by separating the vowels from the consonants, or leaving them out altogether; or putting into verse or prose sentences represented by signs or symbols. There are many other such exercises.

50.Composing poems

51.Knowledge of dictionaries and vocabularies

52.Knowledge of ways of changing and disguising the appearance of persons

53.Knowledge of the art of changing the appearance of things, such as making cotton to appear as silk, coarse and common things to appear as fine and good

54.Various ways of gambling

55.Art of obtaining possession of the property of others by means of mantras or incantations

56.Skill in youthful sports

57.Knowledge of the rules of society, and of how to pay respect and compliments to others

58.Knowledge of the art of war, of arms, of armies, etc.

59.Knowledge of gymnastics

60.Art of knowing the character of a man from his features

61.Knowledge of scanning or constructing verses

62.Arithmetical recreations

63.Making artificial flowers

64.Making figures and images in clay

These are among the skills traditionally taught to both genders, while emphasizing masculinity in men and femininity in women. Their subject matter draws on such texts as the Vedangas and Upavedas, and the Shilpa Shastras, or craft manuals. Through the centuries, writers have prescribed many more skills and accomplishments. These include sculpture, pottery, weaving, astronomy and astrology, mathematics, weights and measures, philosophy, scriptural study, agriculture, navigation, trade and shipping, knowledge of time, logic, psychology and ayurveda. In modern times, two unique sets of 64 kalas have been developed, one for girls and one for boys.