Green Spirit 2005

July 29th - 31st, 2005
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Green Spirit Festival 2005

Friday, July 29th
11:00 am Opening for Arrivals
Noon-7:00pm Lammas Marketplace open
12:30pm Welcome to Circle Sanctuary with Morningstar in Temple Room
1:30-3:30pm Herbal workshop with Whitewolf: Join in as we make a few different herbal concoctions in sacred space and use them to create various salves and balms. We will discuss the different methods of using herbs for healing and sample some of them. Everyone will be able to take home samples of the products we create. In the Summer Kitchen
3:30-5:00pm Being a Public Pagan with Kerr Cuhulain: Tips on handling the media, law enforcement agencies, community officials and family members when deciding to go public.
5:00-5:30pm Book signing with Kerr Cuhulain
5:30-6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Festival Welcome with Morningstar and Ritual Procession at Bonfire Circle
7:30-8:30pm Community Welcome Ritual with Selena, Morningstar & David at Festival Circle
9:00pm Celia Farran in Concert

Saturday, July 30th
8:00am Opening for Arrivals
8:00-9:00am Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen
9:00-5:00pm Lammas Marketplace
9:00-10:00am Magic of Mugwort with Selena Fox Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) has been used for purification, dreamwork, inner journeys, and magic since ancient times. It also has been used in medicine and in preparing foods and beverages. Learn about its history, uses, and lore.
10:00-11:00am Mugwort Harvest with Willow Join in the sacred harvest. Bring clippers, if you have them. Meet at Mugwort Circle.
11:30-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-1:30pm Newcomers Meeting with Morningstar Please attend this meet and greet if you are new to Circle Sanctuary. Learn about Circle and its Land. Open to newcomers and old timers!
1:30-3:00pm To Dare: Accessing the Warrior Within with Kerr Cuhulain Being a warrior is not about fighting. It's about freeing yourself of limitations so that you can be truly creative and effective in life. It is about exploring the true meaning of one half of the Wiccan Rede: Do what thou wilt. A true Warrior wins his/her battles with his/her head, not his/her hands. This interactive workshop explores ways that the average Pagan can access the Warrior within them. Participants will learn strategies and magickal techniques that will allow them to take charge of the change in their lives.
3:00-3:30pm Book signing with Kerr Cuhulain
3:30-5:30pm Dundun Drum workshop with Helen Bond Learn how to play the drum which is at the heart of the "Traditional West African" drum orchestra. We will be covering the basics of these drums and playing a rhythm which Helen learned while in Guinea, West Africa.
4:00-5:00pm Nature walk with Reed
6:00-7:30pm Potluck Feast
8:00pm Lugnassad Ritual with Angie Buchanan Please bring an offering, rhythm instrument and chair or mat to sit on. After Ritual Community drum & dance circle with Helen Bond

Sunday, July 31st
8:00-9:00am Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen
9:00-7:00pm Lammas Marketplace open
9:30-11:30am Women's Drumming Traditions with Helen Bond Helen will show video footage and photos from her recent travels to Guinea, Africa. While in Guinea, she studied the women's drumming traditions and is thrilled to show you what she has learned.
Noon Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Using the Magic of Color in the Home with Phoenix McFarland As a professional interior decorator, Phoenix McFarland discovered that "decorating" is a form of magic. You transform the mundane and the result transforms you. Feng Shui teaches us about attracting energy into the home and into ourselves for better health, calmer lives, eased tensions, and better relationships. Color is a powerful transformational tool also. It can alter reality, create mood, heal problems, and invoke harmony. Come and learn about the magic of color.
3:00pm Community Farewell Ritual with Morningstar & David at Bonfire Circle We say Farewell and safe travels for all! After Ritual Departures & Clean up

Items to Bring

  • Contribution for potluck feast to feed at least two dozen. 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.
  • Ritual garb and/or brightly colored clothes.(optional)
  • Drum,rattle,or other rhythm instrument. (optional)
  • Clippers for the Mugwort Harvest (optional)
  • A stone to give away to the Stone Circle. (optional)