Maybe your preferred dance mode is the spiral dance…or perhaps you bounce to more modern electronic beats. Either way, fans, we think you’ll enjoy Electronic Awakening, a new film from director Andrew Johner, co-produced and partially edited by TFST’s own Philip “Mouse” Wood.

Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic documentary film that investigates the spirituality of Electronic Dance Music culture and its ties to ancient shamanic rituals.

Filmed over a period of 5 years at events such as Burning Man, Earthdance, LoveFest, Moontribe, Wicked, Shambhala and the Boom Festival in Portugal, the film features dozens of experts, visionaries, and published authors who explore the premise that “Electronic Music is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness.”

 Electronic Awakening reviews rave’s evolution from large-scale commercial events to smaller gatherings in remote locations. The film offers insight into the inner workings of the brain and its metaphysical connection to the repetitive beats that allow for that sense of unity and freedom that millions feel on the dance floor. It also investigates this culture’s significance to the prophecies of 2012, and how this bizarre and sacral relationship to electronic music has evolved the group over time, and where it all seems to be leading them.

With world-renowned artists such as Shpongle, The Crystal Method, Random Rab, Phutureprimitive, Govinda, Cosmosis, Vibrasphere, Nadis Warriors, Bird of Prey and many more… Electronic Awakening is not to be missed!

The film features interviews Starhawk as well as dozens of other luminaries, including:

Daniel Pinchbeck: Journalist, Author of “Breaking Open the Head”
Alex Grey: World Renowned Visionary Artist
Terence McKenna: Author of “True Hallucinations”
Ken Kesey: Author and Producer of the infamous 1960s Acid Tests
Erik Davis: Author of “Techgnosis”
Dr. Robin Sylvan: Religious Studies Scholar, Author of “Tranceformations”
Goa Gil: World-Renowned Pioneer of Goa Trance
Mark Heley: Author of “The Everything Guide to 2012”
Dr. Chiara Baldini: Researcher on Mythological Roots of EDM
Dr. Charles de Ledesma: Lecturer at University of East London
Dr. Graham St John: Author and Researcher of Electronic Music Culture
Dr. Anthony D’Andrea: Author of Global Nomads
Fred Huston: Hobby Researcher of The “Techno Tribal Underground”
Peter Ziegelmeier aka Kode IV: Founder of Ceiba Records
Ross aka DJ Random: Psychedelic Trance Composer
Garth: DJ and Co-Founder of Wicked Sound
Eric Baumgartner, Nature, Davin Skonberg, Deepak Ramapriyan and many more…

Catalyst Magazine features this interview with the film’s Executive Producer.

Want to know more? Join the Electronic Awakening Facebook Community or visit their website to check out the trailer — and request a screening in your city!

 

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