The Compass holds the educational heart of Lightning in a Bottle festival, offering a diverse array of programming to engage the senses, expand the mind, and inspire community action. It is also home to cutting edge music and performance focused on creating uplifting and nourishing shared experience.
The core intention of the Compass is to offer high caliber immersive education while focusing all of the incredible energy generated at LIB by giving people inspiring and accessible ways to carry their experiences out beyond the festival.
Earth Wisdom Traditions & Skills
Magic and Ritual Arts
Cutting Edge Creativity
Holistic Wellness and Sexuality
PAST PROGRAM Highlights
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Independent Media Shaping America
Women Protectors of Mother Earth Across the Americas: Panel facilitated by Amy Goodman with Pennie Opal Plant, Leila Salazar-Lopez, Erial Deranger & Violet Cavanaugh
Paul Stamets, Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness
Kaypacha, An Astrological Overview of 2018 and Beyond
Climbing Poetree, Art is a Hammer: Shaping Reality Through Cultural Activism
Tom Goldtooth, The Roots of the Indigenous Resistance
Starhawk, Season of the Witch
Content Partnerships with Bioneers, Planet Experts and Indigenous Environmental Network
Featuring 5 Educational Zones:
BEACON // illuminating our world
Keynote presentations from visionaries and leaders across many disciplines and lineages, along with carefully curated music and performance to nourish and inspire.
CROSSROADS // exploring our world
A gateway into global culture thru workshops and performances in music,
dance and creativity.
CRAFT // making our world
The place to learn various skills and crafts related to living in harmony
with the earth and making beauty.
HAVEN // healing our world
Receive bodywork and healing sessions as well as learn about various
modalities and practices
FEAST // nourishing our world
Awaken the senses thru experiencing the varied delights of food culture
To experience The COMPASS at LIB, Visit www.lightninginabottle.com