Experience

The Temple

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Lucent Temple of Consciousness

The Lightning in a Bottle Festival was designed to be a heart and mind expanding oasis. Everything we do is imbued with the idea of cradling you in creativity and smothered you in joy. We conspire to inspire you to the highest light within and give you a beautiful place to get your wiggle out. The Lucent Temple, in the center of the festival this year, is the place where you will be able to stretch and open your body core with yoga and movement, learn new skill that will assist you in being a positive force on the planet with our speakers and workshops, experiment with new, traditional and indigenous skills in The Village and our various inter-active areas. You will find an open sharing of information often locked behind doors unavailable to us in the ‘regular world’. At nighttime come dance to unique rhythms and music from around the world. The Healing Sanctuary is the place for massage and body work. You can bath in a Gong bath under the sun or get life changing advice from an Elder. Everything in the Temple is designed for body joy, mind broadening and heart opening.

Come expand your world with a magnitude of tools that just might assist you in making a positive shift in your life. For certain it will spark your curiosity and help you bring the LIB experience home with you.

Speakers

Bestselling authors, accomplished visionaries and master lecturers will be sharing insights and inspirations on diverse subjects including ancient civilizations, forward-thinking economics, human consciousness, sustainability and more. Let the knowledge and experience of these thinkers and doers expand your mind.

Schedule coming soon!

Yoga

Yoga continues to be an integral part of the Lightning in a Bottle experience. As the festival has grown, so has our roster of yoga teachers and practitioners. We are excited to provide our most varied and celebrated series of classes yet.

Yoga classes will be happening from morning until evening throughout the weekend to enrich your body and calm your soul. All experience levels and Yoga styles will be on offer from high energy Vinyasa to relaxing classes integrating meditation. Some of the west coast’s top Yoga teachers are joining LIB this year, and many will be accompanied by live musicians. Whether you are looking to get your Yoga practice started, try out a new style, or just continue your practice with incredible people in an incredible space, we strongly suggest you make Yoga a part of your LIB experience.

Schedule coming soon!

Workshops

Participating in a hands-on workshop is a great way to add lifelong value to your festival experience. You will be able to learn from pioneers and experts teaching a variety of valuable skills and lessons. Explore a subject you’ve always been interested in, or pick up skills in your established field. Participate in a workshop and you’ll find not just fun awaits you at LIB, but the opportunity to become a better human, more engaged with the world around and within you.

Temple Music

Once again the Temple of Consciousness will have its own musical experience with sounds from cultures around the world including gospel, indigenous, devotional, some heavy beats and calming live music offering a full soundtrack to the journeys of the body and the soul within.

Schedule coming soon!

Art

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For the 7th year in a row The Do LaB and participating artists will be collaborating through live painting, and a subsequent silent auction, to raise money for public art programs. Scattered throughout the festival grounds will be many of your favorite live painters creating their amazing artwork for you to see manifest during your LIB experience. During the event we will hold a silent auction where you can bid on your favorite art piece, and take it home with you!

LIP Silent Auction for all live paintings begins Thursday at Noon and ends Sunday at 10pm, the BUY IT NOW option will end at Midnight.

The LIP Artwalk is on Sunday of the festival, from 7pm until Midnight in front of the Do Art Booth and CAVE gallery. This is the final opportunity to place your bids and take home your favorite piece of art!

Art Installations

Installation art has been popping up at events and festivals for many years and there will be no shortage again this year, at Lightning in a Bottle. These installations range from smaller interactive pieces to larger-than-life sculptures and jaw dropping creations that challenge architectural norms.

The Do ArT Foundation

Do ArT is an arts organization focused on the promotion and creation of work visible in the public landscape. Recognizing the need for artistic productions to create important humanitarian cultural conversations, Do ArT facilitates projects that inspire creative expression within our society.

Do ArT Foundation is a non-profit organization that answers the need of art access and education for our society. Do ArT aims to bring art and a voice to people and communities that otherwise might not have been given the tools for artistic expression. We believe that art should be brought into our lives and community as a practice of our human experience.

As an international organization, our vision is to engage art as a forum to foster exchange of ideas and culture. Do ArTwill focus on projects and programs that involve unconventional art education and expression. In our vision, artists will unite with movements to foster creativity, communication, and understanding through direct and free access to all artistic mediums in the public space.

For more information on The Do ArT Foundation please visit their website here.

Interactive Areas

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At Lightning in a Bottle, you have a unique opportunity to stumble upon many areas outside of the musical stages that are full of lively, participatory fun and shenanigans.  The interactive environments at LIB truly allow you to lose yourself in an entire universe of play. From immersive environments to roving interactive stations and pop-up art car environments, be sure to take some time to stop in and drop into an entirely different world that will make your LIB experience unforgettable.

A few of the interactive areas you can look forward to this year are the Jive Joint, Giggle Juice's "The Courtyard", Om Shan Tea - Tea Temple, Silent Frisco, and returning for their 5th year, The Grand Artique.  Be sure to check out The Grand Artique's 2014 LIB lineup below, and read more about what makes this engaging experience one of a kind.

The Grand Artique

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For the 5th year in a row the Grand Artique will be back at Lightning in a Bottle, and this year they are aiming to go bigger than ever.  Bringing back to life their town Frontierville, a fully immersive Trading Post/ General Store and a heavy hitting line up to rip up their own Live Music Stage.

The Grand Artique is one interactive area of LIB you don't want to miss out on! Don't forget to dig through your closet and bring something to trade!  See you at the Grand Artique!

 

The Village

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The Living Village is a cultural experiment born from the shared aspiration to explore what village life means and how to bring that into a contemporary context. Our intention is to learn by doing, to be individually and collectively engaged with how to experientially create and sustain a Village.

This project is an interactive, intergenerational, education based environment focused on earth based wisdom traditions and the skills necessary to be a sustainable, thriving, interdependent community. There is a focus on honoring the elements and cycles of the natural world, on identifying and refining our individual and collective offerings and remembering a life that integrates the sacred and the creative into everyday. Restorative and social permaculture design systems are at the heart of the VIllage structure. The unique gifts of everyone present will be nurtured and cultivated, creating an environment where, like a traditional Village, every single person has an integral and valued role to play.

The Living Village consists of multiple micro-environments, including the Sacred Fire, Ancestral Arts Arbor, Tea Temple and Community Lodge, largely constructed from found and recycled materials. Within these spaces, participants will have the opportunity to experience many aspects of this way of being, such as song and story sharing, ritual theater, ceremony, and practical applications of traditional ways. We will be providing varied forms of ancestral arts classes such as carving, archery, fire making and weaving, as well as councils and presentations of traditional stories and prophecies with Indigenous Elders and lineage holders. The Living Village will function both as a site for learning to occur and as a hub for the promotion and networking of other organizations and businesses that are aligned with our mission.

When we begin shifting our core life question from “What do I truly want?” to “What do I truly have to offer?” then, as a community, we begin to evaluate wealth based on the whole system rather than the individual parts. The Living Village intends not only to begin shifting our collective awareness in that direction, but also to provide tangible guidance for how to recognize and develop these offerings in a way that benefits both our personal evolution and our ability to be of real service to the larger whole.

 

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