Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Initiation ISTA Level 2

Nov 12-18- 2022

near Portland OR, USA

This training is for you if…

You are ready to die to who you have been until now and who others have shaped you to be.
You want to embrace and integrate the 'light' and 'dark' within.
You are curious about who you are beyond the personal self.
You live in the spiritual world and are on some level afraid to BE HERE in this body.
You want to see, love, reclaim or dissolve the shadow parts of your being.
You feel a disconnection or fear around the natural wilder animal part of yourself.
You have forgotten you are an infinite being and need reminding that you are in fact pure limitless potentiality itself
You long for a deep real and authentic connection with your divinity and wish to connect to and share who you are from that space.

This training is only for those who are ready to burn in the fire of their own love. It is not for the faint of heart.

It is for those who can no longer live a lie and want to truly die for love.

Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic

Are you ready to go deeper into your true nature?
Come join us in a beautiful rural retreat center for the International School of Temple Arts, Level 2 training, a powerful dive into the mysteries of your being. 
ISTA Level 2 is a week-long immersion experience that anchors the peak experiences of Level 1 into a decisive way of living... AND it is a whole different journey in its own right.
Level 2 adds a whole new dimension to the power of living this life with integration of Level 1 in your heart and body ... by expanding to the soul, source, spirit, animal, light, dark and the multifaceted shamanic beings that we really are.
Level 2 guides the participant through a series of self – initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.

What are the three Initiations of Level 2?

The Level 2 provides a alchemical container for transformation through group practice, ritual and meditation.
The Shamanic initiation
– Its core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe in order to serve the tribe in a special way.
It is an essential component to the integration of sexual and spiritual worlds because it results in the transcendence of ego and the dedication of ones awakened powers to the collective.
The result is Power.
The Sexual Initiation
- The awakening of a deeper relationship with our sexual energies, founded in Level 1, is broadened to provide keys to integrate deeper levels beyond the personal self.
In Level 2 we explore transpersonal sacred containers that facilitate the unification of masculine and feminine, angelic and animal aspects allowing the alignment of soul and void.
The result is Love.
The Spiritual Initiation
– Meditation training and essential identity inquiry open us into our primordial awareness and provide a taste of sunyata or the void experience.
Each individual has an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honored and integrated.
The result is Presence.

The People

Thousands of people all over the world have benefited hugely from this training over the past 11 years. You could be the next to receive the benefits!
Join with other motivated individuals from a diverse background of experiences to create an intensely-satisfying learning journey, that will significantly impact your personal life, profession & direction.
Attendees include those from the various spiritual/sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory. All gender expressions are welcome. Couples or singles of any sexual preference may attend. The entire course is designed to support all individuals to find, feel, claim, and express their highest Life/Self expression.

The Retreat

This is a powerful immersion experience that gives a taste of how life can be when the life force is flowing, and we are free to be authentic in the way we live and love.

The Experience

What happens during this week?

If Level 1 is the journey of reclaiming, expanding & healing the personal self, Level 2 is the journey of reclaiming, expanding & healing the soul level of your being and your connection to source. 
This week is a deep dive into transpersonal transmissions and experiences in the art of shamanic death and rebirth, an empowered choice to let go of that that no longer serves. 
From this place of surrender journeying with the shadow , calling in your power, melting and integrating the light and dark aspects, healing the rift of the soul and human animal.
It will provide an opportunity to take a self initiated step ... to shift your awareness and identity into the soul, while loving and embracing the human being that you also are. Do you feel a deep call in your heart or belly to become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world. 
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.

Self Responsibility

This is an individual process that happens in a group environment and a level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual sexual shamanic space.
The ISTA field activates the life force and is, at times, emotionally intense. We recommend that individuals working with known deep-seated traumas or an inability to down-regulate oneself seek one-on-one sessions and get approval from their therapist before participating in this group process.
As a mystery school, ISTA approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. Guided by a growth-centered view, ISTA supports consciousness-raising for those exposed to trauma to be agents in the creation of their own well-being rather than solely victims of traumatic events, thus, overcoming images of themselves as being powerless and being able to take charge of their lives.
Please consider if your mental health is ready and capable of undertaking such powerful initiations and if you can take responsibility for your mental stability.

The Facilitators

Bruce Lyon

Lead Facilitator

Bruce loves to explore the places where the personal, planetary and cosmic journey meet, and to guide others on their initiatory journey into the life force that lies behind both the esoteric and erotic dimensions of love.

He is the founder of Highden Temple, Shamballa School and helped developed the ISTA trainings. He has qualifications in ecology, psychology, astrology, and the esoteric arts and sciences.  He has written several books, taught extensively around the world over the last two decades and has a passion for the emergence of temples and modern mystery schools. More info and his writings can be found online here:  www.brucelyon.com  www.shamballaschool.org   www.highdentemple.org

He has written several books available free online here:

NZ-Standing For The Sacred   Agni,  Working With The WillGroup InitiationOccult Cosmology

Journey To Shamballa Land  Poetry: Falling UpRavens RisingHeartHarrowing Hell

Articles on Tantra & Sexuality

Crystal Dawn Morris

Co- Facilitator

Crystal Dawn Morris is an ISTA Lead Facilitator, Tantra Teacher/Coach and Spiritual Midwife. She has been teaching Tantra for Awakening since 2007 and founded an online school, TantraVersity.com in 2018. Crystal is known for her warmth, enthusiasm and ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds. Her events and courses support the recognition of Truth in every aspect of life, from the mundane to the mystical. Embodiment of the True Self reveals the “field of being” that is available in every moment. This recognition creates a sense of ease, vitality and well-being. She lives in Sedona, AZ USA where offers coaching in-person, over the phone and via Zoom.

Crystal Dawn’s Tantra studies began in 1989 after she had a spontaneous kundalini awakening that changed her life. Her formal Tantra studies began in 2003 with Margot Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy and founder of Sky Dancing TantraCrystal Dawn was a certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher from 2007-2014.

She began studying shamanism for her personal healing in 1985. She had a shamanic healing practice from 1995 to 2005. She has studied with Venus Rising Institute, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Sandra Ingerman and numerous Native Medicine People since 1992. She is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator and Shamanic Minister.

She spent over 20 years working in women’s health as an RN, Nurse-Midwife, and NP. She is committed to planetary awakening through ISTA, meditation, self-inquiry, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork, sacred sexuality and the arts.



Frank Mondeose


A contemporary voice on Love, Eros & Relating, Frank Mondeose embodies both play and pray, which is reflected on his YouTube web series “The Spiritual Playboy”.

Lead faculty with ISTA, the International Schools of Temple Arts, co-founder of ReMENber Brotherhood Journey, Shamanic Minister with Venus Rising Association for Transformation and creator of the lifestyle brand Monde Osé, Frank has touched the hearts, and minds of many, whether it be through tantalizing their imaginations at his multi-sensorial events, to inspirational interactions that have navigated people to accessing their personal power.

Frank holds an unapologetic, no-nonsense container. It is a space to step out of one’s comfort zone, and meet their edges in a compassionately ruthless manner.

Frank is currently teaching Sexual Shamanism in over 10 countries including Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Iceland, England, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Israel and Turkey.

Learn more about him at

Web Series:
The Daring World Podcast: