“Death is a ceremony in which one takes off one pair of clothes and adopts another one. That′s from the soul perspective; from the ego, death is a stopping point. It’s the end of the ego. The ego sees death as suffering. And the soul sees death as the awakening of a new world. A new perception. So you should identify with your soul in life; that will be the best thing for you to do to anticipate death. It’s your sadhana in life.” 

— Ram Dass

Adios! The literal translation means: To God…

I’ll be journeying in Tulum, Mexico my matrilineal homeland and childhood playground where I spent all my summers drinking in the source of magical realism which has inspired much of my art and understanding of human nature.

This initiation is a process of stripping off all our precious constructs and concepts like old costume pieces that don’t fit anymore. I bring myself as an offering. I give my heart to the heart of humanity. This body belongs to no thing. This mind surrenders to serve life itself. And the rest of my existence is dedicated…To Love. To God…Adios.

If you’ve graduated from ISTA’s Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience (Level 1 Prerequisite) we invite you to submit an application to see if this journey is appropriate for you. 

Level 2 (SSSIn) guides you 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.

ISTA’s initiation provides the teachings and experiences we didn’t receive around our spirituality, our relationship with the transpersonal and its integration with the personal and universal. 

This provides us with the opportunity to shift our identity into the soul and become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world.

Its symbol is the offering up of the heart. 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.

Level 2 deepens the experience of Level 1 allowing for more hands-on practice with some of the tools and techniques taught. 

It provides an alchemical container for transformation through group practice, ritual and meditation.

Following are two upcoming opportunities to experience this initiation with KamalaDevi:

ISTA L2 Spiritual, Sxxual, Shamanic Initiation April 1-7, Mexico

We will be holding a Level 2 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Initiation residential retreat at a gorgeous eco-resort, set in the lush jungles outside Tulum, this April, 2023. This magical location, combined with a dynamic team of facilitators: Janine Ma-Ree, KamalaDevi McClure and Niten Dhyan, promises to deliver a powerful and life-changing initiation for those that are ready to land deeper in the truth of their Soul.


ISTA L2 Northern California

This powerful team of facilitators: Bruce Lyon, Winter Jade Icely and KamalaDevi McClure are coming together to co-create a transformative container for sovereignty, synergy and sacredness!

Our Beautiful Venue is nestled in a private 260-acre pristine valley, in the beautiful rolling hills of Northern California, 2 1/2 hours west of Sacramento and 2 1/2 hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Unique Features

Beautiful 2,400 sq ft multi-purpose room, with radiant heated floors & floor to ceiling stone fireplace.

Large Swimming pool (60ft x 30ft) and large hot tub with plenty of space for relaxation and sun bathing. Stone Labyrinth plus numerous hiking trails throughout the valley.


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