The Bloom: A Journey through Transformational Festivals
is a new, four-part web series that explores the blossoming cultural
renaissance of transformational festivals, immersive participatory
realities which are having profound life-changing effects on hundreds of
thousands of lives. Starting in summer 2012 into 2013, a team of "light
workers and artists" are visiting over 23 transformational festivals
around the globe to tell a true story of genuine hope and inspiration
for our times. Pointing the way to a bright and promising future, The Bloom explores how these festivals are awakening human consciousness through creativity, love, and joy.

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Over the course of four episodes, The Bloom
examines the alchemy of themes behind these festivals, suggesting a
path towards human flourishing that extends beyond the boundaries of any
single gathering.


explores the fundamental frequencies of Transformational Festivals. As
immersive environments of inspiration, the first episode examines how
Transformational Festivals create containers for the facilitation of
peak experiences, often catalyzing powerful, healing processes with
lasting and positive life-changing effects.

examines how Transformational Festivals have become opportunities for
practicing a new paradigm of participation, of producing reality through
co-creation and meaningful community experience rather than
consumption. It explores how Transformational Festivals model this new
paradigm for living, encouraging participants to take their
transformational experiences back into their communities and their
everyday lives.


investigates the new ways of the sacred that emerge through
Transformational Festivals. It suggests that these gatherings re-instill
a sense of mythos and awareness of our role in a greater,
multidimensional reality and story, fulfilling the functions that ritual
once played in traditional societies. Synthesizing spiritual ideas from
diverse wisdom traditions, Transformational Festivals are developing an
authentic, third-millenium spiritual culture that is experiencing and
honoring the sacred as a community without dogma, doctrine, or
charismatic gurus.

traverses the current learning curve of transformational festivals in
the growth edges of its evolving culture. Through exploration of the
themes of gender alchemy, this cultural process seeks to find balance
and healing, honoring gender relations that unite the powerful medicine
of the divine feminine with an emerging model of the divine masculine.
Transformational Fstivals support the honoring of a deep connection with
the earth, catalyzing a cultural re-encounter between neo-tribal
festival communities and representatives of indigenous communities in
right relationship. Additionally, these festivals are answering the need
for experiencing the deep connections of the village community, with a
growing number of festivals consciously becoming multi-generational

The Bloom is written, narrated, and hosted by Jeet-Kei Leung, who the Reality Sandwich community previously encountered through his TEDx Vancouver
talk on Transformational Festivals in 2011. It is edited by Akira Chan
and produced in association with Elevate Films, Keyframe Entertainment,
Muti Music & Grounded TV.

The first episode will be released on February 7, 2013.

festivals: Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Inshala, Entheos, Sonic
Bloom, Diversity, Mystic Garden, Faerieworlds, Bass Coast, Boom,
Beloved, Shambhala, Rootwire, Burning Man, Water Woman, Art Outside,
Knowphest, Lunacy, and more to be announced soon.