Green Spirit 2012

July 27 - 29, 2012
a Celtic Lughnassadh Celebration
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Come with us on a journey. A journey through the seasons as the Green Man, a mysterious spirit, appears representing continuity of the seasons and the need for unity with our natural world, while delivering a message of hope for the future.

Promotional Flyer (.pdf)

Flyer with program details (.pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions about our 3-day festivals

Featuring...

  • Workshops by Helen Bond, Fode Camara and Selena Fox!
  • Nature Walks by naturalist Reed Cockrell!
  • Community Ritual with Blodie and Circle community!
  • Labyrinth with Meghan and Eric!
  • Pagan Prom!
  • Childrens' Programming
  • Feasting
  • and MORE!

 

Presenters include...


Helen Bond

Fode Camara

Selena Fox

 

 

FRIDAY, July 27th

Noon Open for arrivals
All Day Wicker Man Prayer Flags

Tie a prayer flag on our Wicker Man located in the Maypole Circle on the Green. Share your prayers, wishes, and gratitude with the sacred Wicker Man to be offered to the fire in main ritual.

Noon - 8 pm Raffle & Silent Auction Donations accepted
1 pm Bind Rune Workshop with Jeremy Hamlette

Come learn the lore and magic of the Elder Futhark and make a sacred bind rune talisman.

2:30 pm The importance of Masks in Guinea, West Africa workshop with Helen Bond and Fode Camara in the Temple Room.
4 pm Faery Workshop with Billy Crow at the Faery Shrine
5:30 pm Dinner behind the farmhouse
7 pm Festival Welcome Ritual with Selena Fox, Blodie, and Meghan

Join us and cast a circle of blessings and magic for our Green Spirit Festival!

9 pm Pagan Prom on the Green

Come Party Pagans!! Here's your chance to be goofy and cheesy. Shake your sillies out and dance to hits of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Silly dress is encouraged or come in your Pagan Sunday best. Vie for the coveted honor of Pagan Prom King and Queen.


SATURDAY, July 28th

8 am Open for Arrivals
8 am - 7 pm Wicker Man Prayer Flags

Tie a prayer flag on our Wicker Man located in the Maypole Circle on the Green. Share your prayers, wishes, and gratitude with the sacred Wicker Man to be offered to the fire in main ritual.

8 am - 5 pm Merchant Faire on the Green
8 - 9:00 am Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen
8 am - 5 pm Raffle & Silent Auction Donations accepted
9 am - 5 pm Mask Making Station on the Green

Come make a Green Man/Green Woman or a Sun God/Sun Goddess mask to wear during Saturday's main ritual.

9:30 am Newcomers Meeting at Bonfire Circle

Welcome newcomers, come learn a bit about Circle Sanctuary and have a chance to ask some questions and meet some new people.

10:30 am Pagan Community Panel in the Temple Room with Selena Fox, Jeremy Hamlette, Michael Doran, Billy Crow Staver, and more!

What is a Heathen? A Druid? A Shaman? A Wiccan? And what is Circle Craft? Come find out and participate in this workshop/roundtable discussion and learn about a few of the many Pagan paths in our community. Celebrate our unique diversity and bring some questions, some thoughts, and some information about yourself and your own path to share with the group!

12:00 pm Lunch behind the Farmhouse
1:30 pm The Making of a Drum workshop with Helen Bond and Fode Camara in the Temple Room.
1:30 pm Spiritual Smoke Workshop with Alder Rook at Brigid's Spring

Join herbal smoke enthusiast, Alder Rook, for a show and tell of safe and legal smokeable herbs. Learn the difference between unhealthy cigarettes and herbs that are natural and good for your body, mind, and spirit. And if you're willing, give the herbs a try and smoke some of them yourself! Afterwards join Alder for a ceremony honoring the plant spirits of the land. Bring a mat or chair to sit on.

2:45 pm Sacred Sites, Sacred Spaces workshop with Selena Fox in the Temple Room
4 pm Animal Spirit Guide workshop with Billy Crow
4 pm Belly Dancing workshop with Colleen Koziara in the Temple Room

Come loosen up your body and lighten up your mind through the art of belly dancing. All levels of experience or inexperience are welcome!

5 pm Raffle Drawing and Silent Auction
6 pm Dinner behind the Farmhouse
7:45 pm Roundup/Procession with Meghan on the Green
8:15 pm Romancing the Seasons with Blodie & others at Festival Circle
9 pm Celtic Ogham Labyrinth with Meghan and Alder Rook immediately following ritual

Continue your sacred journey and come forth to the Spiral Labyrinth! Receive a talisman carrying a message of divination just for you at the center of the labyrinth...travel there and meet the wise sage Green Man and experience the magic of the ancient Celtic Ogham alphabet of the trees.

10 pm Drum Circle with Helen Bond and Fode Camara in the Temple Room.


SUNDAY, July 29th

8 am Open for Arrivals
8:30 - 10 am Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen
9 am Nature Walk with Reed Cockrell. Meet at the Barn steps.
10:30 am Mugwort Harvest with Alder Rook at the Maypole

Come learn about the magic and sacred herb mugwort and help with our annual harvest.

11:45 am Farewell Circle with Selena Fox, Meghan, and Blodie

Come join your Tribe for a final farewell and sharing about the memories you've made during this year's Green Spirit Festival.

12:30 pm Lunch
2 pm Cleanup and Departures
 

Items to Bring

  • Green Crown, Foliate Mask, and/or other ritual garb (optional)
  • Clippers for Mugwort Harvest (optional)
  • 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.
  • 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)