At the Byron Bay Sex and Superconsciousness Conference launched by ISTA (International School of Temple Arts), founded by a man named ‘BabaDez”) and organized by Eve Glimma, I had a breakthrough.
I walked on stage to deliver my keynote speech dressed in the most colorful psychedelic, sexy outrageous outfit I ever wore in the course of my long career. I told the audience that I was grateful for this opportunity to be so daring.
I realized that for all this time, I had wanted to raise public awareness in the West, about “Tantra” . I wanted Tantra “to be taken seriously” as a legitimate and important science of spiritual development – one of the rare ones that incorporated sexuality as a path to spirituality. And I had always worn elegant, conservative and formal costumes at public conferences.
But now, in Byron Bay, I did not care. Because I was surrounded by joyful, sex positive, people who loved their bodies and felt comfortable wearing sexy and daring outfits.
The conference unfolded in a fun and flowing way.Thanks to Colin and Eve and to all of you people out there who have ever been willing to break out of the box. You all gave me a lift!
Imagine being in an incredible natural paradise with pure natural, virgin beaches inhabited by all species of birds and animals, forest jungles teaming with Costa Rican wild life, and studying your favorite topics with world masters !!!
I personally LOVE BlueSpiritCostaRica, the Omega Costa Rica retreat center in Nosara, below the Nicoya peninsula. I have watched it grow from ground zero to a most exquisite seminar center…
I am going to teach concurrently with John Perkins, one of my heroes. You will enliven your body, awaken the luminescence of your brain, help mother earth, have the most fascinating conversation with people dedicated to global and personal awakening…. Come join me there! Omega Institute
Margot Anand? SkyDancing Tantra & Beyond?: A Vision Toward Global Awakening?Tantra teaches us to transmute sexual delight into spiritual ecstasy. Since our bodies are both of love and of the planet, our personal awakening is linked to planetary awakening. This week, Margot Anand, author of the best- seller The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, takes us on a journey to cultivate global awakening, beginning with ourselves. We go on inner journeys of purification, clarify our goals regarding love and sexual delight, and develop our inner light using guided meditations, visualizations, breath, movement, dialogue, and sensual inquiry. Week 3.
I am so pleased to share my latest interview on webtalkradio.net on the Sex and Happiness show. Laurie Handlers calls me ”The Great Mother of Tantra,” hmm I like that:
“At last Margot Anand, all time “Mother of Tantra.” author of numerous books (classic: The Art of Sexual Ecstasy), creator of Sky Dancing Tantra comes out of seclusion to discuss not only the great wisdom understanding she has of the principles behind this ancient science, but she freely expresses her views on the politics of sex within the Tantra community and the world at large. Articulate as ever, Margot shares her beginnings with Osho and how she risked teaching in a time when it was all new to even talk about sex anywhere other than the bedroom.”
You can download the podcast here http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2012/03/05/sex-and-happiness-–-sex-–-tantra-politics/
“I would like to be able to motivate you to really go into the study of Tantra without any prejudice because ecstasy means standing outside of yourself… and that means being willing to jump into the unknown and jump into the infinite…. There’s nothing better you can do.”
I have returned from my adventure at Blue Spirit. The area around NOsar was absolutely lovely. Immense coast line of great pristine, untouched beaches, no garbage anywhere, the environment totally protected.
Blue Spirit was a dream ! All the most elegant and modern amenities, an extraordinary group room for workshops, with pristine wooden floors and glass walls overlooking the coast and the magnificent ocean.
The food– vegetarian and sensational beyond delicious with “cleanse” menus, and all raw menu options available.
The people– were loving the options to dance, do yoga, meditate do ChiGung, or study Tantra with me, or Shamanism with John Perkins.
We let the New Year in with ritual and community. These photos show us doing a sacred fire ceremony on the beach to let go of the old energies and call in the light and protection for 2012 and beyond.
I hope I get to tell you in person about this unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica. Now onward to Byron Bay for the Sex and Consciousness Conference.
An article about my recent series of free talks at Villa Gaia in Ubud, Bali. Enjoy! Margot