Moondance 2019 Schedule
Do you want to volunteer to teach a class or lead a ritual? (Leading a class or ritual counts as part of your community service to the festival, and does not grant you free admission - sorry!). Please see Class or Ritual Volunteer Form to volunteer.
ALL EVENTS ARE ONE HOUR LONG UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE
(Thur, 12:00 pm) - SITE OPENS
(Thurs, 6:00 pm) - Trading Blanket - MCd by Trill
On the trading blanket, a person puts down what they wish to trade. Others in the circle place what they are willing to trade for that item, which can include more than one item. The trader the has three choices: she can signal acceptance of a trade by handing her item to the person whose trade she wishes to accept and picking up the traded item; she can instead "sweeten the pot" to ask that more or different items be offered; or if she sees nothing she likes she can say "no trade" and pick up her item. Sometimes items get traded multiple times. Things that can be traded: books, jewelry, lotions, candles, clothes, oils, drinking horns, glass bottles, ritual items, Native American items. Service can also be traded - stepping on the cloth means you will give two hours work, including services such as camp clean-up, readings, massage, and help packing and loading. 2 hours.
(Thurs, 8:00 pm) - Candle Lighting Ceremony - by Kayli P.P. Wizzard
We will light the shrine candles around Roxanna (only if we aren't in a burn-ban). If you want to join, bring some offerings if you feel so inclined, and see Kayli for details.
(Thurs, 8:00 pm) - Bedtime Ritual - by Beth
Children young and old, gather round to hear the tales of old! Geared at little, budding spiritualists, this will be a story time to wind down the evening, just as the adults are winding up. We'll have a little walk to the rock, and then enjoy some milk and cookies (graham crackers) while listening to Pagan-themed bedtime stories. Bring a blanket (and maybe pillow) for an ending cloud meditation to dream land. *Open to all ages; young children must be accompanied. Meet at the fire circle.
(Thur, 10:00 pm) - Drum Circle
(Fri, 12:00 pm) - Leggo Your Ego - by Dru Ann
Let's talk about the ego and its purpose and then we will plug it in to your heart space. Learn why and shift your vibration.
(Fri 1:00 pm) - Tie-Dying with Ivee - by Ivee Webs
Create your own fest sarong in tie dye! Bring your own cotton cloth (table cloth, bed sheet, swath of material) or donate ($2-5) for what is available. We will have lots of rubber band and dye as well as creative examples of styles. Updates will be posted on Moondance Facebook event page, so keep watching. Combine your creativity with the energy and flow of Moondance! Should be Massive Messy FUN! Participation is limited; number TBD. 2 hours.
(Fri, 3:00 pm) - Storytelling and the Tarot - by Mama Gina
Learn fantastic techniques for unearthing the stories beneath the cards and relating those stories in a clear and effective manner. This is a Tarot class AND a creative writing class, so bring your favorite Tarot and/or Oracle Deck, a notebook, and a comfy pen. If you forget your deck, don't worry - Gina will have plenty on hand.
(Fri, 4:00 pm) - Merry Meet Circle - by Beth
Here you are cordially invited to bring your most true, authentic self. This is a circle for sharing our paths and commonalities, while cerebrating the differences in our spiritual journeys. It is a space of peace, a place of comfort, and hopefully a glimpse at mystery. Come with an open mind, a kind heart, and be prepared to leave judgement at the gate. 1.5 hours, at the fire circle.
(Fri, 5:30 pm) - BREAK FOR DINNER (on your own)
(Fri, 6:00 pm) - Huna 101 & Dowsing - by Seamus Oak (James)
Introduction to the Huna system of Hawaii, plus basic dowsing. 1.5 hours.
(Fri, 7:30 pm) - Opening Ritual - by Caravan de Dannan
The Caravan will be performing a song and a dance honoring the energies of Beltane and the Fae as well as leading attendees through a Faery Blessing. Come with an open mind, an open heart, and a willingness to receive.
(Fri 9:00 pm) - Sumble/Wake for Sigg
Sigg (Jim Bryant) left us on March 19. This is a chance for those of us who knew and loved him to come together to raise a horn in his honor. Location TBD, but plan to meet at Linda's camper.
(Fri, 10:00 pm) - Drum Circle
(Sat, 10:00 am) - Next Day Mimosas - by Scott Evilsizer
Bring a bottle of champagne, a bottle of juice, or just a cup (BRING YOUR OWN CUP!). This is an open community event where everyone can get a mimosa. The more bottles of juice and champagne that people bring, the longer it lasts. Goes till the bottles are empty.
(Sat, 10:00 am) - LIVE MUSIC by A Nebulous Singularity (Flynx)
A mixture of mediocre classic folk, blues, and western songs... plus some. Featuring Colonel Angus with Harry Cheeks.
(Sat, 11:00 am) - Wildflower and Native Plant Walk - by Jan Newton
An educational walk around the glades (rock outcrops) and woods to enjoy and learn about the native flora (plants) of Roxana. Helpful items to bring: water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen and camera. Limited to 16. Meet at the fire circle.
(Sat, 12:00 pm) - Color Your World - by Dru Ann
Color healing is a simple tool for your spiritual toolbelt. Learn some simple ways you can add and use color in your life to aid in your healing process.
(Sat, 1:00 pm) - Wine & Why Not - By Linda, Krys, & Chris
Ply us with wine, ask us questions, get some answers (maybe). Questions can be about most any topic, but see our bios so you'll know what our areas of interest/education are. Linda: A pagan atheist high priestess, event coordinator, Bach Flower practitioner, childbirth educator, and general ass-kicker; who believes in home birthin', home schoolin', and home dyin'. Krys: Dance is life; knitting/hookah, high priestess, pottery; knower of random shit, who makes her home in NOLA. Chris: Reflexology, clinical herbology and sustainable growing of native plants and herbs; scientific illustrator, from the Broad River in NE Georgia.
(Sat, 2:00 pm) - Ye Ol' Pagan Sing-Along - by Trillium & Avery
Come join us for a Pagan sing-along. Singing and chanting is a great way to raise energy, change your mood, or just connect with your deities and community. No special skills are required, just a willingness to join in. I will have song sheets with some pagan favourites that we can learn and sing, but please feel free to bring your favourite pagan song to share as well. Depending on how confident we're feeling, we may even attempt some rounds and/or two-part harmonies. 1.5 hours.
(Sat, 3:33 pm) - 101 Basic Magickal Energy: Sensing, Handling, & Directing Techniques
- by Kayli P.P. Wizzard
In this class, after everyone has been smudged and entered the sacred circle, I will be discussing basic magical tools and techniques for the sensing, handling and directing of energy. This will include: a basic discussion of what this energy is and how it works, how you can feel or perceive it, grounding and raising, and how to program and use it. Because this is a class with hands-on exercises, and we have a time constraint, it will be limited to 9 participants, and no one under 16, please. 1.5 hours, in the Pavilion.
(Sat, 4:30 pm) - Wake Volunteer Prep
We'll be setting up the space, as well as going over roles and responsibilities, at Monument Rock.
(Sat, 5:00 pm) - COOK FOR POTLUCK
(Sat, 6:00 pm) - Pot Luck
(Sat, 7:00 pm) - LIVE MUSIC by Mama
1.5 hours, in the Pavilion.
(Sat, 8:45 pm) - Wake for Jon
Jon Garrett left this plane on May 10. He was an integral part of our community for over two decades, and will be deeply missed. There will be a chance to write down favorite memories of Jon for his family, and any copies of photos, art, or writing are welcomed. We will burn an effigy in his honor on one of the rocks; so that we can all proceed together, we will meet at the top of the hill in front of Linda's camper. If you would like to volunteer assistance with the ceremony, please contact Beth White.
(Sat, 10:00 pm) - Drum Circle
(Sun, 10:00 am) - Church of the Spiral Tree BoD Meeting
A meeting of CST's board of directors and staff. All CST members are welcome to attend in a non-voting capacity.
(Sun, 10:30 am) - Salutation To The Gods Yoga - by Callie Ackroyd
Beginner and intermediate course. Start off the day right with our Salutation to the Gods yoga class. Basic stretches that relax your body and get you ready for the day. Bring your own yoga mat, an open mind, and an open heart. Tea and coffee are encouraged. Limited to 20 people. 1.5 hours.
(Sun, 12:00 pm) - Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation - by Dru Ann Welch
Come soothe your mind and relax your soul as you listen to the sounds of the Crystal Singing Bowls.
(Sun, 1:00 pm) - LIVE MUSIC by Anam
Amhran (One Soul)
(Sun, 2:00 pm) - MAIN RITUAL: Building the Web - by Trillium
In community, we are all interconnected. We all have strengths and knowledge we bring to the table. Our ritual will focus on celebrating each others talents and forging connections with each other.
(Sun, 3:00 pm) - Trading Blanket - MCd by Loronda & Michelle
By special request, we will have Part II of the ever-popular trade blanket on Sunday! On the trading blanket, a person puts down what they wish to trade. Others in the circle place what they are willing to trade for that item, which can include more than one item. The trader the has three choices: she can signal acceptance of a trade by handing her item to the person whose trade she wishes to accept and picking up the traded item; she can instead "sweeten the pot" to ask that more or different items be offered; or if she sees nothing she likes she can say "no trade" and pick up her item. Sometimes items get traded multiple times. Things that can be traded: books, jewelry, lotions, candles, clothes, oils, drinking horns, glass bottles, ritual items, Native American items. Service can also be traded - stepping on the cloth means you will give two hours work, including services such as camp clean-up, readings, massage, and help packing and loading.
(Sun, 4:00 pm) - Giveaway
The Giveaway will act as our closing ceremony. Please bring something that is special to you, or has brought something good to you, that you are now ready to pass on to someone else. This gift doesn't have to be something physical; it can be an offer of help or service. Once something is given away, all strings to that gift are broken; the gift is given with no expectations. Each person will take a turn to talk about their item and its meaning, then place it on the blanket. Once all items are laid down, if you see something that speaks to you, and no one else wants it, you may take it.
(Sun, 7:00 pm) - Bardic Circle - MCd by Kayli
Join us at the main fire circle for story-telling and songs! Everyone will have a chance to contribute a song, a story, a poem, or some other sort of performance; the MC will tell every third story. As an alternative, you can make a performance request of someone else. Make sure it's something that they're able to do. They have the option to decline, especially if they've performed already.
(Mon, 12:00 pm) - Festival ends
(Mon, 3:00 pm) - All people must be off-site by 3:00 pm