to The Sacred Prostitute documentary's
art and music
the documentary, we selected much of the background art
and music from several special contemporary artists.
Their creations are integral to a broad understanding of
ancient and modern "teachers of sacred sexuality," my
definition of what many writings have termed the "sacred
explore the websites of these creative musicians and artists.
Some of the music and art is available for purchase directly
from the creators.
Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.
Secret Garden Publishing
Sarah Sher and I created this documentary. She took my
vision of spirituality, sexuality, and energy and crafted
it into a visual form. For this project, I knew I would
need a filmmaker who would not be blown away by wide variations
of sexual expression and was not coming from a "porn
genre" consciousness. At the same time, I wanted a
filmmaker who was deeply into a spiritual/meditative/ceremonial
path. Sometimes calling Sarah the "Little Buddha," I
felt she was perfect for this project. In the several evolutions
of the documentary, Sarah was a major contributor. I am
deeply grateful to her for presenting my vision so meaningfully.
documentary's theme song is Arvel's CETAN LUTAH (RED-TAIL
HAWK) on his ANIMAL TOTEMS CD. I first heard this song
as I entered a Tucson pow-wow while he was performing the
song live. His KEYA (TURTLE) song is the background music
for the SunDance section. Arvel founded Singing
Wolf Records and is a Shivwit Paiute violin/flute player
blending traditional and contemporary music.
ANGEL AMONG US recording from her CD, JILLIAN
SPEER, is what you hear at the end of the documentary.
The lyrics are one of the best descriptions of a sexual
initiator/healer/ceremonialist/shaman I have heard. Jillian
is a not-yet-so-discovered talent of the caliber of Nora
Jones. And Alicia Keys, too.
places in the documentary, we use background music from
Kutira and Raphael's LIKE
AN ENDLESS RIVER CD. Being tantra
teachers also, they have created a wide variety of
beautiful meditational music celebrating sex and spirit.
became a subtle but integral part of the documentary with
his paintings below, several maps and illustrations (not
shown below), and his voice as narrator. One of the major
sacred-prostitute roles is to transform the consciousness
of the whole culture, and Richard's art does this profoundly.
He expresses his comprehension of the interweaving of the
sexual and the spiritual throughout his paintings. Through
these, we were able to convey much more clearly the archetypal
nature of the sacred prostitute. Moreover, he painted the
Mary Magdalene cover image for the WOMEN OF THE LIGHT book.
is an earthy, untamable spirit and artist. Only a few selections
of her spiritual erotic art appear in this documentary,
but I encourage you to explore her site as an addendum
to the documentary. Similar to Richard Stodart, she profoundly
comprehends sex and spirit and is not afraid to celebrate
it — as in her WAKING series