Green Spirit 2013

green spiritAugust 2-4, 2013

Multicultural Celebration of Summer & Green Living

with Celtic & Native American music, poetry, & wisdom

at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin


More information:

Celebrating the Seasons: Lughnassadh


 Roberta Hill
Guest Author
Oneida Poet Roberta J. Hill

 Michael Jacobs
Guest Musician
Michael Jacobs

 selena fox
Celtic Lore Teacher
Selena Fox



  • Workshops
  • Nature Walks!
  • Community Ritual!
  • Labyrinth!
  • Childrens' Programming
  • Feasting
  • and MORE!



Friday, August 2nd

10 am Merchant Arrivals begin
11 am Open for General Arrivals
Noon Lammas Faire on the Green - visit booths with a variety of wares.
Noon - 1 pm Book & CD Signings with presenters.
Books & CDs available for sale & signature at Presenters Booth, and all other CDs & books will be in the Owl's Nest.
2 - 3:30 pm Sacred Mugwort Harvest with Florence & Others.
Learn about the ritual uses of Mugwort & join in the harvest. Meet at the picnic tables. All ages welcome. Minors need to be accompanied & assisted by a parent or guardian.
4 - 5 pm Fairy Shrine Consecration with Billy Crow and others.
Join in the blessing of the new site for the Fairy Shrine.  Honor the Spirits of the Land and of Nature.  Bring a small clear quartz crystal, if you wish, to leave as an offering.
5:30 pm Dinner behind the Farmhouse
7 pm Festival Welcome & Green Ones Ritual with Jenn Nelson & Selena Fox.
Help to create the fabric of community and weave in the magic of Green Spirit by becoming part of a human loom at opening ritual.
8:30 pm Concert on the Green with Michael Jacobs
Songwriter, singer, and guitarist Michael Jacobs from Tennessee performs some of his music. His latest album, The Art of Peace," won three 2012 Indian Summer Music Awards and has been nominated for two 2013 Native American Music Awards.

Saturday, August 3rd

8 am Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen
9 am - 7 pm Lammas Faire on the Green
9 am Welcome to Circle Sanctuary with Florence Edwards-Miller.
Brief orientation to Circle Sanctuary Community & Land for newcomers, in the Temple Room.
10 am Green Spirit Youth & Parents Orientation with Brooke & Ken.
Come and get in the know! A short workshop introduces parents & youth to Circle Sanctuary and the weekend's Youth Programming.
10:30 am Native American Poetry & Viewpoints with Roberta Hill
Roberta reads from her newest book, Cicadas, and talks about inspiration from Nature and her work with Indigenous issues.
10:30 am Children's Workshop: Grounding and Storytelling
Learn grounding techniques and participate in a Round-Robin Storytelling Circle. At Brigid Spring.
Noon Potluck Lunch served behind the Farmhouse.
2 pm Workshop: Lughnassadh Magic with Selena Fox
Celtic lore, traditions, meditations and rituals for celebrating the height of Summer, enhancing prosperity, blessing the start of harvest, and communing with the Land in sacred ways. In the Temple Room
2 pm Children & Youth Crafting with Brooke
Make a Dream Catcher to take home with you. Children under 7 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult. In Children's Tent.
3:30 pm Workshop: Native American, Celtic, & Pagan Ways with Selena Fox, Michael Jacobs,& Roberta Hill, moderated by Dr. Dennis
Exploring similarities & differences in Nature centered spiritual paths & traditions. Community Panel Discussion on ways to connect with Spirit and Sacred Paths.
5 pm Raffle Drawing & Silent Auction Results in the Temple Room.
5:30 pm Dinner behind the Farmhouse
8 pm Community Lughnassadh Ritual with Bo Nelson.
A Celebration of the first harvest and the Blessings of Opportunity - At Festival Circle.
9:30 pm Night-time Spirit Walk (Adults & Youth) with Brooke & Ken.
Come learn to use your senses in a new way to explore the beauty and magic of the land at night! Meet at Bonfire Circle.
10 pm Fire Spinning and Bonfire Drum and Dance with Nicky Helmkamp, Allison Snow & Fire Tribe, in Meadowvale.
Dusk - Dawn Lughnassadh Labyrinth
Meditatively walk the candlelit Spiral Labyrinth for personal insights, inner peace & transformation. At Spiral Labyrinth.

Sunday, August 4th

8 am Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen
8:30 am Nature Walk with Florence.
Take a gentle walk around the land with a knowledgeable conservationist and birding devotee. Meet at Bonfire Circle.
9 am - 2 pm Lammas Faire on the Green
9:30 am Native American Music and Perspectives with Award-winning recording artist Michael Jacobs
Talk and songs with Michael Jacobs on connecting with people, animals, Mother Earth through music and action. In the Temple Room.
9:30 am Brigid's Spring Land Offering (Youth) with Brooke & Ken.
11:30 am Lunch behind the Farmhouse
Noon Festival Closing Ritual with Ana & others. Meet at Mugwort Circle.
3 pm Final Departures


Items to Bring

  • Contribution for potluck feast to feed at least two dozen, for Saturday lunch. For details, please see our Potluck Guidelines.
  • Please help us conserve paper: bring 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.
  • Green Crown, Foliate Mask, and/or other ritual garb (optional)
  • Clippers for Mugwort Harvest (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)