May 4th - May 6th, 2012
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin
The Earth breathes forth life from every bud and leaf, and we come alive with Her! We call out to Tribe now, to join hands in Sacred Community to dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in Her praise.
* Kids' Programming * Maypole * Morris Dancing * Music * Magical Merchants Faire * Bonfires * Feasting * Workshops * Drumming Circles * May Court * and MORE!
Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States. Visit www.christopherpenczak.com and www.templeofWitchcraft.org for more information.
Ruth Barrett is an internationally known fretted dulcimer recording artist, singer, and songwriter and award winning recording artist of original Goddess songs. Her numerous recordings beginning in 1980 have been among the pioneering musical works in the Goddess Spirituality Movement. Ruth's classical finger picking style of dulcimer playing, combined with a powerful and beautiful voice, has enchanted audiences for over three decades. She is best known for her original pagan folk music inspired by folklore, goddess mythology, celebration of nature, as well as for her arrangements of traditional Celtic and English folk music. Ruth has recorded eleven CDs, most recently Songs of the Otherworld.
Frequently Asked Questions about our 3-day festivals
Items to Bring
- Ritual garb and/or brightly colored clothes, as well as a crown of flowers or greens for your head or bells for your feet, to wear during the Beltane ritual. Faerie, elven, pixie and fantasy garb are encouraged throughout the weekend and especially for the Beltane ritual Saturday evening. (optional)
- Contribution for potluck feast to feed at least two dozen, for Saturday lunch. For details, please see our Potluck Guidelines.
- Your own cup to use for drinks at meals and other times.
- Camping Gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress, flashlight, water jug, towel, biodegradable soap and shampoo, personal toiletries, sungear, raingear, cold weather gear, insect and tick repellent.
- A lawn chair, mat, or blanket for outdoor seating. Many activities will be outside.
- One or more fresh flowers for the Flower Magic workshop and/or to leave at shrines & the cemetery (optional)
- A song, skit, sketch or other act for the Saturday Night Talent Show (optional)
- An item for the Raffle and/or Silent Auction (optional)
- Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument. (optional)
- Chants, songs, or rhythms for late night drumming/dancing (optional)
- A stone to give away to the Stone Circle. (optional)