Academic & Creative Background
Dr Lila Moore is the founder of The Cybernetic Futures Institute (CFI), a networked platform for the exploration of technoetic arts with an emphasis on the spiritual and occult in art, film, screen-dance and networked-digital-interactive forms of performance and narrative. She is an artist film-maker, screen choreographer, networked performance practitioner and mixed reality innovator, technoetic ritualist, and visionary theorist.
The CFI is based on a body of theoretical writings and creative practice which constitute her post-doctoral project at Planetary Collegium of Plymouth University (2014-2015). The CFI explores states of consciousness via the arts and in relation to spiritual, magickal-mystical, technologies and techniques in past and emergent art forms and movements.
Dr Moore holds a practice-based Ph.D. degree in Dance on Screen from Middlesex University (2001) and an M.A. in Independent Film and Video as well as M.Phil on the Evolution of Art Forms, Dance & Screen Technologies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. She researched film and the spiritual as Associate Research Fellow at London Metropolitan University, and was a co-founder of the BA programme for the Study of Mysticism and Spirituality at Zefat Academic College, where she taught courses on the intersection of film and new media, art, and contemporary spiritualities such as: Spiritual Cinema: Film and Contemporary Spiritualities, Film and Ritual, The Spiritual in Art and The Spiritual in Digital Art and Culture (2013-2022). She is the recipient of the Outstanding Lecturer award from the Department of Mysticism and Spirituality, Zefat Academic College, 2022.
Dr Moore is a lecturer and thesis supervisor for the Alef Trust MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology. She leads the Option Course: Spirituality and the Imaginal, which
is also available to all learners through the Alef Trust's Online Open Learning.
The MSc degree is validated by Liverpool John Moores University.
Dr Lila Moore is a published author, and her writings include articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals. She regularly presents papers in international academic conferences, and her artworks are on show in juried and curated exhibitions and in archives of contemporary art and film such as ACM SIGGRAPH and ADA-Archive of Digital Art.
Getting Personal: Know Thyself
Dr Lila Moore is a UK certified Life Coach and occasionally offers self-development including divination advice to women. As a young woman in her twenties, she was mentored by a wise woman, Gypsy Romani, in London and provided numerous insightful Tarot readings which in turn enabled her to pay for her living expenses and peruse her academic studies and creative work.
She thereby brings a wealth of experience and rich knowledge to her classes, lectures, workshops-masterclass and rites.