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Northwoods Summer
   Solstice Gathering

June 21-23 2002
Friday, Noon - Sunday 3pm or so

Registration :  http://northwoodsfestival.tripod.com/registration
Contact Me :  sorornaao@hotmail.com
Festivities Include:
  1. Summer Solstice Rituals
  2. Drumming Circle
  3. Workshops (descriptions below)
  4. Feary Ball
  5. Speakers
  6. Games
  7. Music
 
The admission is only $45 per person
   or $80 including Food

(Both Includes Camping For All 3 Days!)

Vending is only $20 + Admission.

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We (a group of pagans from the northwest), are putting on a Summer Solstice festival in the Pacific northwest; we would like to invite you to attend.

Midsummer In The Northwoods will be held in a wooded location (40 acres) about 30 minutes outside of Bellingham, WA. The registration will be limited to 300 people. Camping is included in your registration and will be rustic so please bring water, light source if you need it and camping gear.

Included in the festival will be several classes and workshops, bands, a drumming circle, vendors, a reenactment of the ancient sun mythos, group circles, a feary ball, games, food vendors, networking opportunities, and camping. The focus of the festival will be on the sun and transformation. We would like to create a feel of going on a spiritual journey.

Workshops:

                                   
Talismans and AmuletsBy: Donald Michael Kraig ->|
"A talisman is any object, sacred or profane, with or without appropriate markings, consecrated or charged by appropriate means and made to achieve a specific end."

Participants in this class will learn how to:

  1. Design,
  2. Construct,
  3. Consecrate,
  4. Charge, and
  5. Deconsecrate
  6. Talismans and Amulets
You will learn the differences and similarities between talismans and amulets. You will learn how to work with them both on the basis of Natural (Wiccan) Magick and High (Ceremonial) Magick. You will learn how correspondences form the basis for designing your own talismans and amulets, an you will learn astrological and elemental correspondences. You will also learn how to use the symbol of the Rose Cross for designing talismans, the system of A. O. Spare and a rare form of Kabalistic numerology.

This class is virtually a complete system of magick in itself. In the short time this class takes you will discover a system that can change your life quickly and easily. Be sure to bring paper and something to write with to take notes, even though numerous handouts will be distributed.

Donald Michael Kraig - Author Biography (Below)

Books By DMK:


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Kabbalah for Wiccans

The Kabalah is a metaphysical system for understanding the universe and everything in it. It is an ideal way for Wiccans to better understand their Craft. Topics include, but are not limited to:
  1. The Goddess on the Tree of Life
  2. Using the Tree of Life as a guide for Natural Magick
  3. Kabalistic keys to understanding and working with people
  4. Gods and Goddesses
  5. The meaning of initiation and the Tree of Life
  6. Proof that the Kabalah has never been patriarchal or patristic
  7. Meditation
  8. Kabalistic Pathworking
This class will help any Wiccan discover new beauty within his or her tradition. It will also help you learn a variety of new techniques. This class will also help any ceremonial magician better understand the path of the Wicca.


Click Here To Buy These & Other Books By This Author.
Belly Dancing In Circle Casting And RitualBy: Lorelei 

This workshop will teach the basics of Belly Dancing and the techniques of casting and ritual with movement. This class will be low aerobic, yet very invigorating. No previous dance experience required; just a can-do attitude. Wear comfortable clothes (sweats/stretch pants and big T-shirts work just fine), a scarf or veil (optional), and bring a bottle of water (you'll get thirsty). There will be some sitting on the ground and dancing done with bare feet, so bring a blanket/mat to sit and dance on. Consult a doctor before attending and participating in this workshop if you have any concerns or previous physical conditions that may be aggravated.

Instructor Bio: Lorelei has been studying the art of Belly Dancing for over 20 years and a practicing witch for over 10 years. She has studied under a variety of teachers and has danced with several dance troops, learning many of the different styles from different traditions of the dance. Her studied styles of the dance varies from tribal to cabaret and everything in-between. She is an ordained minister with The International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards and actively involved in local and state-wide pagan activities.

  
Flower Essences - Gifts Of The Plant SpiritsBy: Diana Pepper

Make hay - and flower essences - while the sun shines! In this class we¹ll talk about what flower essences are, how to use them and how they are made with the help of the sun. Also, you'll learn the similarities and differences of herbs, herbal oils, essential oils and flower essences. This is a hand-on class.

Instructor Bio: Since childhood, Diana Pepper has felt a close bond with plants and animals which has grown into a deep reverence for Life. Now she communicates with the plants, devas, fairies, angels and Ascended Masters of Tree Frog Farm. Through Nature Spirit Healing, Diana offers spiritually-based individual healing sessions. She also teaches classes on flower essences and other topics. Diana is a Master of Divinity degree candidate.

  
Transformation With The Wheel Of The Year By: Athena Wallinder 

Using the energy of the 8 sabbatts throughout the year for our personal transformation. You will learn to connect with the different seasonal energies throughout the year on a path of living with the cycles of planting, harvest, death, rebirth, and inward/outward work.

Athena has been an eclectic practitioner of the magickal arts for 12 years. She teaches in an experiential style that can be used with all magickal systems. Athena has been living in the woods connecting with the cycles of the earth for 2 years now.

  
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Instructor Biography: Donald Michael Kraig

Donald Michael Kraig, author of Modern Magick, Modern Sex Magick, The Truth About Evocation Of Spirits and other paper back books and audio books graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He has also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ten years of teaching courses in the Southern California area on such topics as Kabalah, Tarot, Magic, Tantra, and Psychic Development. He has been a member of many spiritual and magical groups and is an initiated Tantric.

Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Don’s early life was one conservative Judaism, which to him meant be good to others, attend religious services and everything else will turn our okay. Just before his Bar Mitzvah, however, one of the Rabbis at his temple demonstrated to Don some of the techniques of Judaism which were more mystical in nature. Thus began a search for the inner truths of life that has lasted over three decades.

Don is a Certified Tarot Master, an honor bestowed upon him after intense study by The Associated Readers Of Tarot, a not-for-profit, international, educational organization. The Tarot Certification Board has awarded him the rank of Certified Tarot Grandmaster. He has read for thousands of people both privately and at "psychic faires" across the U.S. He is an ordained minister, holds a Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is working on a doctorate in that subject.

Don was the Editor-in-Chief of The Llewellyn New Times (now renamed New Worlds) for three years and FATE magazine, for another three years. He is the editor for Llewellyn’s on-line journal. He has contributed numerous articles for several magazines and has been interviewed many times on television and radio, both locally and internationally. He even had a radio show, "The FATE Magazine Radio Hour".

Don has acquired a library of over 3,000 books, magazines, and manuscripts __ both common and rare __ that deal with metaphysics, the occult and related subjects. He has been a member of several metaphysical and magical organizations.

After ten years of personal study and practice he began to teach classes in the Southern California area on such topics as Kabalah, Tantra, Tarot, magick, psychic development, psychic self-defence and Wicca. Over the next ten years he refined his teaching style. He took his most popular classes, expanded on them and refined them into what has become Modern Magick, the first step-by-step coursebook in ceremonial magick. Almost 600 pages in length, the book is arranged into 11 time-tested lessons. It explains such subjects as magick, Kabalah, Tarot, Tantra, talismans, reincarnation, sex magick, pathworking and much more in a clear, easy-to-understand and easy-to-use manner. As a result, it has become the most popular book of its kind, having sold over 100,000 copies.

For more info on DMK, or to buy his books online: http://www.llewellyn.com/bookstore/author.php3?id=13083

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