Sita Bennett - Author / Actor / Filmmaker


A Bit About What I Do


I write speculative fantasy adventure novels about self-discovery, personal transformation, & our relationship with the natural world. They follow smart, sensitive, resilient & determined young women on quests for truth, love & freedom in chaotic worlds.


I'm also an actress & filmmaker, and co-create independent arthouse films with my brother, Mana Bennett, that explore the mysteries of consciousness. 

Together, we co-founded Lightdance Productions.

“ Those who don't feel this Love
pulling them like a river,

Those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take sunset like supper,

Those who don't want to change,
Let them sleep.

- Rumi



Sita Bennett
Maya of the In-Between Book by Sita Bennett

"If you, or someone you know is quieter than most, intelligent, observant, a sensitive, this book is a dream find... It is the journey of a shy girl stepping boldly into her personal power as life unfolds chaotically around her."



"Wow. It's rare that I find a dystopian novel that is equally a utopian one. And this one is the most spiritual one I can remember reading in a while. This is especially poignant now with the situation around the world...


If you only read one dystopian novel this year - please make it this one! You won't be disappointed. "


"A story of our time without a doubt. Can’t wait for the next book from Sita Bennett !"




Book two in the epic

Maya Rising

fantasy adventure series

Maya, Björn, and the small tribe of humans who survived the Old World’s End in the dimension of Santōṣha return to earth, but it is not the earth they remember...

Maya of the New World - Book by Sita Bennett

A short film dedicated to women with endometriosis and other chronic menstrual disorders, too commonly dismissed as "just period pain".

The Wheel of Samsara spins.

Through multiple lives we travel, forgetting what came before, unaware of this repetitive cycle to which we are bound.

What if there was a dance that opened a doorway to the infinite possibility that lay beyond?


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A 30-minute experimental short co-written and created by Mana & Sita Bennett, about the six main characters of the human mind that, based on ancient Toltec & Jungian wisdom, cause most of our suffering.


'Reality' starts to appear less real as Max wakes up to the illusionary nature of existence through a series of seeings into the subconscious mind...


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Sita Bennett - Author / Actress
A Bit MoreAbout Me & My Blog



I'm interested in the nuances of the human psyche, the interconnectivity between all sentient beings and the natural world, & ancient practices that have the power to unveil higher consciousness & help us breach the limits of ordinary perception. For me, this has included yoga, meditation, painfully honest self-inquiry, & the most powerful teacher I've yet discovered; Silence.


On a personal note, this life to me is an endless exploration into the depths of what it truly means to live richly in Love, Inner Peace, Clarity & Contentment. Awake. Alive. Uninhibited. Free.


And creativity is the means to express the inexpressible.

A chronic illness that became crippling when I was 17, then again in my early 20s has been one of life's blessings-in-disguise, for it forced me to stop, gifting me time to get lost in the wisdom hidden in books, films, eastern philosophies, & my own journaling practice. It also provoked an inward journey of healing which delved deeper than that of my physical body & continues to deepen.


Many years passed before I found success with traditional medicine in diagnosing and managing the illness, during which I began exploring many avenues of holistic healing & lifestyle-related mind/body optimization. On my blog, I share practices, rituals & perspective shifts that have enriched my life dramatically.


You don't have to get sick to realize you're only living out a fraction of your true potential. 


My books, films and blog are created primarily for the seekers, the sensitives, the introverts, empaths, & the innately curious.


For all who sense a richer existence available, & long to embody it fully.


Love, Sita 

Lightdance Productions