Mystery schools throughout time have naturally divided themselves into two phases – the lesser and the greater mysteries with the door between them often forming a separate stage of its own.
In ISTA we have three levels:
We provide essential teachings and experiences that restore to us the type of education we should have had around our sexuality, our emotions and our relationships with the masculine and feminine. This provides for the experience of being truly alive and integrated.
Find out more: Level 1 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic EXPERIENCE
Provides the teachings and experiences we should have had around our spirituality, our relationship with the transpersonal and its integration with the personal and universal. This provides us with the opportunity to take initiation – to shift our identity into the soul and become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world. Its symbol is the offering up of the heart. Once the life is ‘given up’ or ‘taken over’ by this deeper part of ourselves then we are ready for the greater mysteries – the identification with the universal life of our cosmos and planet. The self becomes a source of inflowing current to our surroundings enabling others to awaken, initiate and transform. We become a creative force in our environment.
Find out more: Level 2 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic INITIATION
Helps us express our personal destiny in such a way that it is aligned with and supported by the collective evolutionary wave, We are challenged to stand for our own love and liberation in a way that supports others to stand for theirs and synergistically co-creates with them. We become ourselves the solution to the thirst of our time and experience the joy of embodying the coming civilisation. After that there are no more levels because our lives themselves become the true play-shop and we get to dance with each other doing what we love, with those we love, in service of love. Level 3 helps us anchor so deeply in our core that we become ourselves the mystery school embodied. Life breaks us open on the way through us. We become the fire.
Find out more: Level 3 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic SEEDING
Of course attending the three week-long trainings of ISTA does not mean we necessarily graduate from the curriculum but it does mean we are laying the paths in our psyches, hearts and bodies for it to flower over time.
Many will take each level multiple times before it becomes a stable realisation in the experience of their own lives. Check in with yourself and see if you are ready to embody Love.” (Bruce Lyon, Senior ISTA Faculty)