Pagan Event Reviews
Year: 2014 ...
Beltania Festival (Florence, Colorado)
Summerland Spirit Festival 2013
Year: 2013 ...
Sacred Space Conference
Sacred Space Conference 2013
Houston Pagan Conference 2013
Free Spirit Gathering 2013: Many Paths
2013 Midwest Witches "Steampunk" Ball
Year: 2012 ...
Between the Worlds: An Interfaith Esoteric Conference
Sirius Rising & Summerfest 2012
Starwood 32--Review by Oberon Zell
Why Celebrate International Pagan Coming Out Day?
Spring Mysteries Festival XXVII
Celebrating 20 Years: St. Louis Pagan Picnic Reaches a Milestone
Summer Solstice Ritual, SF Ocean Beach
Summerland Spirit Festival 2012
Toon Town’s Pagan Summer Fest: A Ten Year Long Dream
Mabon with Blackberry Circle
Salem, Oregon Celebrates Its First Pagan Pride Day (2012)
NorthWest Fall Equinox Festival (NWFEF) 2012 (Review)
Michigan Midwest Bazaar and Witches Ball
Year: 2011 ...
Starwood Festival 2011 (A Review by Oberon Zell)
Sacred Space Celebrates Twenty-one Years!
The New Orleans Witches' Ball
"New Fire in Deep Winter: Oimelc in Minnesota"
St. Louis Pagan Picnic
Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom
Summerland Spirit Festival 2011: The Initiation of a Community
2011 Midwest Witches Ball and Bazaar
Through the Looking Glass Midwest - Michigan's 2011 Witches Ball:
Year: 2010 ...
Sacred Space Conference
Review: Sirius Rising
Free Spirit Gathering
43rd Annual Gathering of the Tribes
Summerfest 2010 (Festival Review)
Midwest Witches' Ball 2010
Year: 2008 ...
The Sacred Space Conference and Winterfest Banquet
Toon Town's Pagan Summer Fest.
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008
The Land Institute Prairie Festival 2008
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008; The Fool's Journey, Breaking the Hermetic Seal
Year: 2007 ...
4th of July Pagan Religious Rights Rally and Ritual and Chesapeake Pagan Community Summer Gathering
Sirius Rising 2007: Making Connections
The 12th Annual Halloween Festival London UK
Louisville Pagan Pride Day
Central Vermont Lughnasadh Festival
2nd Annual Children's Camp
Year: 2006 ...
Harvest Home Gathering 2006 (picts added Oct. 18)
Southeast Women's Herbal Conference
Toronto Pagan Conference
Canadian National Pagan Conference
Sirius Rising 2006
Rally for Religious Freedom
Brazilian Mabon Celebration in Săo Paulo
Chesapeake Pagan Community Gathering: Dancing with Devas 2006
WitchFest Wales, 2006
Pagan Pride Day - Metro Detroit
Rochester Pagan Pride Day
The 2006 Between the Worlds Men's Gathering
Hellfire Caves Ritual
Beltaine 2006: A Pagan Odyssey
Year: 2005 ...
Tara Summer Solstice 2005
Starwood XXV: Feelin' the Love
Persephone's Masquerade: The 4th Annual OHF Spring Ball
Pictures from New Orleans
Sirius Rising 2005: Restoring the Balance
Harvest Home 2005: Magick, Imagination, and Love
Spirit's Haven in the Woods
Inner Mysteries Intensive with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
People of Beauty, People of Peace: CPC Summer Gathering 2005
Mid-Atlantic Pagan Alliance’s Wicked Awesome Lugh Beach Party
WES Raises Funds for Katrina Victims
Adirondack Pagan Pride Day
The 2005 Between The Worlds Men's Gathering
WytcheHaven Weekend 2
Midsummer's Haven in the Woods
NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.
Sirius Rising And Starwood '98|
Author: Don Waterhawk [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: August 13th. 1998
Times Viewed: 10,768
Sponsored by: Starwood/ACE
Location: Sherman, Western NY
Event Date(s): July 14th - 19th '98
For those who have not been to Brushwood, its time to check this wonderful 150 acres, hot tub, swimming pool (heated), flush toilets in the woods, resturant, hardware store, bar, and cafeteria out. My blessings to Frank, Darlene, Theresa, Roy Jones and all the others who worked Sirius, for making this a really wonderful festival. Work was being done here. The kind of work that one wishes would happen at all the festivals. From the workshops, ceremonies (especially the Tobbacco Ritual. Roy had planted tobbacco this spring, and a group of medicine workers stood amongst the plants to work the magik of the Standing Ones to give the gift to the Ancients). By the way, to the right is a untouched photo of Roy Jones sitting down. Yes its real, I have witnesses who saw the same apparition, I we caught it on film. He does sit down. its just not often
300-400 people were present, working as a community deeply involved with the Mysteries of the ancients. This festival became a time to closely communitcate with one and another of different walks and faith, to combine a rich glow of magik to spread out to the universe. Family.... this is what Sirius Rising is about.
The food provided by Brushwood Cafe was excellant, an exciting Costume Show, (a big thanks to Bunny, who made most of the incredible costumes for the people) was a big hit. The drumming was grounded and in tune with the land. The fireworks display was awesome, and poor Frank was almost run over by people giving gratitude for a wonderful time. If you have never gone to Sirius Rising, then you should mark this festival on your calender now.
One thing that I've noticed, and had others tell me, is that Sirius Rising Festival is a wonderful way to get grounded for Starwood. What a smooth transistion it made for the people.
Wah Do to all the people who made Sirius what it was, and knowing that next year it can only get bigger and better. Ho...!
Starwood XVIII - Sherman, NY - Brushwood Folklore Center (July 21st. - 26th, '98)
- by Don Two Eagles WaterHawk
WebSite: A. C. E.
And then, after grounding during Sirius, I sat outside Sunday night by the fire,...and it started..car after car coming in. You could feel the energy start to rise once more, but knowing that this coming intensity was different, the excitement of the land changed. I noticed that I was keeping a tempo to whatever I was doing. Moving sharper, seeing the energy coming onto the field, gettin' ready for the fun..........
Whoaaaaa.......! Trying to do a complete review of Starwood, well, can it really be done? This was undoubtably the best festival in all that I have done, and I have about 150 under my belt in the ten years of being in the community. Starwood was fantastic, exhilerating, wonderful, get down and learn and then fill your inner child and have a blast. Wah Do to A.C.E, the Chameleons and the Frank Barney Staff. You have given the people a shining time, that which many have been seeking.
Starwood offers the community a wonderful group of well known Speakers, Teachers and Entertainers. I've always thought of Starwood as sort of a light learning/working Community College. The varity of teachings offered at this Starwood was the best yet. And you could feel the acceptance as the community learned and bonded together. This Starwood for workshops was truly deal for your money.
Drumming?: Did someone mention drumming. What have you heard about Starwood drumming? Well, standing in the Starwood Circle at the Fire...well, ya know, its...just..farout.! The Master drummers that Starwood had to offer this year was unbeleivable. Walking around to all the different Drum circles, learning and playing. You could not find this anywhere else. There were more drums at this Starwood than ever. Figures that the Drumming community is the fastest growing part of the pagan community. Entertainment was at its top peak this year. Every night, whether it was on stage, at the cafe, puffer dome, at White Deer's, all of these wonderful people that kept the energy going nonstop. I don't believe that you could find the type, the length, and the quality of what was brought forth in this years entertainment. Only thing missing was Velvet Hammer. (Listen A.C.E, you should get these people).
Food: Brushwood Cafe and Phils Grill out did themselves once again with the delightful Starwood meals. To Phil and Paula and their crew, working day and night, I did see them once at the fire..exhausted, but to them, thank you for bringing gourmet food to Starwood. It was fun not to do dishes. And the Starwood Bar....Well hey, it keeps them off the road ya know.
Fire: ya mean the Fire... the Saturday Night FIRE... Kudos to Jason and the Fire People. What a Fire... I do inner Fire Security... and when I say "Move Back", hey, my ass is burning.. so move back. This Starwood fire had a different energy, it was more directional, more focused, more intentional. Thank you Susan and Ian of the Starwood Chamelions, thank you for showing us the entrance to the path of Spirit atStarwood.
I honor all the A.C.E. people, Brushwood Staff, Teachers, Sharers, Drummers, and the Spirits at Starwood. If you want their names, their photos, their teachings. Then go to the Starwood XVIII web site. If the next Starwood is going to be better than this years, as the pattern has been, then this is a do not miss event. I give this Starwood a 9 on a one to ten scale. These people and the community will always do better. I mean...come on....look at us.
Never Thirst and Four Winds,
Don Two Eagles WaterHawk
Don Two Eagles WaterHawk: A Vietnam Veteran, who is of Tsalagi (Cherokee), Mesquakie and German descent. A Red Feather Brother and a member of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation. A seeker of his own Spiritual path. An eclectic walker, drummer, council facilitator, sharer, artist, silversmith, Pipe carver, leather worker, stained glass creator, a student of the Universe who's works have been in fine Art galleries and shops around the world. WaterHawk's pieces have been on National television and magazines. Don gives tribute of his spirit to his two daughters, Tara and Tia, Lady Daniella and to the Community for the inspirations to create his work in the brightness of Love.
Article Specs |
Article ID: 2181
Age Group: Adult
Days Up: 5,690
Times Read: 10,768
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Other Articles: Don Waterhawk has posted 35 additional articles- View them?
Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE
Email Don Waterhawk... (No, I have NOT opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please do NOT send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.)
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
of The World
NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.
The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.
All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).