I found Jean-Baptiste Miro, the director of Sublime Erotica, in his video studio musing over the curvy silhouette of an embracing couple. He agreed to take a moment out of his day to talk to me about his project and its latest fame in the Danish press.
What is your background?
I am a Dutch-Canadian film-maker, and I have been working mostly with documentaries about different paths of human self-development. I have also been on a personal search for meaning, and I spent some considerable time in Asia. There I had my first real contact with Tantra and the oriental arts of sexuality. I began to study and practice tantra myself.
One of the documentary projects brought me to Denmark to work with a Scandinavian film-maker. When I got here I began to study at Natha Yogacenter. I find the Natha courses are really in depth and comprehensive in their perspective on human existence and the spiritual life.
What made you start this new style of erotic films?
I noticed a significant lack in the world of erotic movies of anything that expressed spiritual ideas in terms of the sexual experience to show the goals and potential of elevated sex. Some independent feature films, and Hollywood have worked with the subject with films like Bliss and Don't Look Down, but I wanted to explore the essence of sublime eroticism by working explicitly with the erotic scenes. I feel it is an excellent opportunity to expand my knowledge of film-making and of Tantric sexuality.
It also fits very well to start this initiative here in Denmark which was once a pioneer in opening the genre of erotic film, and is still a leader in an open social discourse about sexuality and erotic art.
What is Sublime Erotica?
Sublime Erotica is my private film production company, and personal project for artistically expressing some of the poetry I feel is inherent in the love-making experience. I feel that a lot of people either don't dare to or don't know to explore the deeper levels of sexuality, which are really accessible to anyone who has sex!
Sublime Erotica is still in its start up phase. I'm still learning about the erotic genre and about sacred sexuality, but I am excited about the project and I hope it expands a lot. My vision is to create a trend of sublime erotic art, so that people interested in erotic films can choose to see something elevated, really beautiful, with love and intimacy as I believe eroticism should be.
What is your connection with Natha?
I take classes and have friends at the Natha Yogacenter. I can say that I have drawn inspiration for my work from the teachings I have received there, and that some of the people I know there, and have known for years in some cases, became part of the project. Obviously, for me to make films about spiritual sexuality, I need to find people who have experience in this field, so when I told my colleagues at Natha about my project, I was very happy that some of them liked the idea and even agreed to be a part of it.
I am aware that a local journalist has speculated about the connection between my company and the yoga school. The journalist didn't contact me about it and got the facts wrong. First of all, I own my web domain, and not any teacher from Natha. I also filmed a scene on the premises of a business that was in the same building that Natha occupied last year, but I have never had any official, administrative or financial connection with Natha.
As to the financial insinuations in the Jylland Post's article, I want to make it clear that my company is just starting and I have invested my own funds and time to start it. I have yet to recover my investment or make a profit, and I am not yet making films at the scale of production referred to by my distributor Bjarne Nygaard. Again, there is no financial connection between Natha Yogacenter and my company Sublime Erotica.
Interview taken by Arthur Lederer
Natha participated in Sund Livsstil messe – 27-29 September 2013
by Arthur Lederer
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Experiences from Natha’s Inner Silence Meditation Retreat, 2013-2014, in Paradise, Denmark
By Kieran Dowling, student in Tara Yoga Centre, Natha’s sister-school in London
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Natha Youtube channel
Who`s holding the remote control of your mind?
The "mind manipulation laws" seem to take reduced ability of self-determination as a reason to restrict the right of self-determination. It is clear that criminalization in the area of thought and belief threatens the open society. Democracy is founded on the axiom of self-determination. S...
Inner Silence Meditation Retreat 26. December. - 7. Januar.
For info & sign up visit: http://paradisvaekstcenter.dk/da/events/silent-retreat
Yoga is an extremely complex spiritual tradition, having a history older than five thousand years.
It possesses a very rich and extensive literature.
by Gregorian Bivolaru
The genuine yoga tradition unveils a completely different approach in love and sexuality, highly more positive and plenary, unlike the confused and grotesque vision proper to most of the western people, either intoxicated or improperly educated.
The Tantric system is one of the best systems for the modern times, in which spiritual values are forcefully being replaced by materialism and ignorance is happening almost everywhere. Tantra is the spiritual system which, having a scientific side, manages to integrate perfection and the absolute in a practical and tangible way, staying always at the level of immediate reality, instead of sterile philosophical dissertations.
Presentation of the Ten Great Cosmic Powers:
The Tantric Festival 2006 kept by Natha Yogacenter was dedicated to celebrate the Eternal Feminine - the Supreme Energy of God: MAHA SHAKTI (The Great Shakti). As a gift for our web-guests, who could not participate to this extraordinary tantric camp we here publish the entire presentation of the Ten Great Cosmic Powers from the camp program.
14 April 2014 12:00 - 21 April 2014 17:00
Paradise Retreats center Store Torøje @