The Earth and Sky Pagan Campout
2017 Schedule and Workshop Descriptions
Friday July 21–Sunday July 23, 2017
23301 NE Redmond-Fall City Road ~ Redmond, WA
Friday, July 21
12:00 pm Site opens for vendor set-up
3:00 pm Site opens
5:30 pm Bring-your-own picnic dinner
6:30 pm Ritual: OLOTEAS Opening Circle
7:00 pm Ritual: Sean Ciall "Creation"
8:30 pm Bardic Circle (with Kimberly)
10:00 pm Quiet Hours begin
10:00 pm Silent meditation at the Lady Shrine (with Stephanie)
Saturday July 22
10:00 am Ritual: Sean Ciall "Destruction"
12:00 pm Workshop: Prison Ministry (with Jane and Stephanie, and Moss from Circle of Coll)
1:00 pm Reading: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn from 'Wind in the Willows' (with Meghan from Emerald Grove)
1:30 pm Kids' Workshop: Wheel of the Year & Lughnasadh (with Growing Up Pagan)
1:30 pm Workshop: Introduction to Shadow Work and its Application to the Informational Model of Magic (with Rich from Sean Ciall)
1:45 pm Children's Bardic (with Aileen from Growing Up Pagan)
3:00 pm Workshop: Lughnasadh: Harvest As Sacrifice (with Cyndie-Lea from Sean Ciall)
5:00 pm Workshop: Past Life Regression (with Cassie from the ATC)
8:00 pm Ritual: Sean Ciall "Transformation"
10:00 pm Quiet Hours Begin
Sunday July 23
10:30 am Workshop: Quaker Pagan Meeting for Worship (with Laura)
11:30 am Workshop: Uterus Users' Guide (with Stephanie)
1:30 pm Ritual: Everything is Energy (with Khari)
3:00 pm Strike Camp
4:00 pm Ritual: Closing Circle with Sean Ciall "Parting"
5:00 pm Doors close
The Healing Temple
The Healing Temple will be available for rest and refreshment throughout the event. Come by if you feel ungrounded, want help processing the energy and experiences of the event, or if you just want a calm place to relax.
Open 4:00 pm Friday - 3:00 pm Sunday
Open 4:00 pm Friday - 3:00 pm Sunday (18+ only)
Ritual & Workshop Descriptions
Friday, July 21
5:30 pm ~ Bring-your-own picnic dinner
Bring your own dinner, and prepare it in the outdoor kitchen or over the campfire nearby. Share with friends if you like, but no organized potluck.
6:30 pm ~ Opening Circle (with OLOTEAS) Stone Circle
Create sacred space for our weekend together, and orient yourself to site features and schedule. Meet your fellow campers and greet the wonderful site.
7:00 pm ~ "Creation" (Ritual with Sean Ciall) Stone Circle
Join a circle and help Sean Ciall celebrate the first harvest. Circles of Sword, Song, and Spell weave together a community celebration in honor of John Barleycorn. Through our creation ritual we will breathe life into John Barleycorn with the magick of Song.
8:30 pm ~ Bardic Circle (with Kimberly) Campfire near outdoor Kitchen
Pick, Pass, or Play! Share a song, story, or poem, or just enjoy others' performances around the campfire until Quiet Hours begin.
10:00 pm ~ Silent Meditation (with Stephanie) The Lady Shrine
Settle in to the space for the weekend with silent meditation, prayer, intention setting, or just come listen to the night sounds in the wetland at the Lady's Shrine.
Saturday, July 22
10:00 am ~ "Destruction" (Ritual with Sean Ciall) Stone Circle
Wear your best war paint. Take part in the competition and fun as the Sword Circle consecrates the sacred ground and chooses a new chief through a battle of sword and magick.
12:00 pm ~ Prison Ministry (Workshop with Jane and Stephanie, and Moss from Circle of Coll) Workshop Tent
1:00 pm ~ The Piper at the Gates of Dawn from 'Wind in the Willows' (Reading with Meghan from Emerald Grove) The Thumb
Meghan will read the deservedly famous "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" from The Wind in the Willows, a genuinely moving Pagan-y story. Stretch out on blankets in the warm sun and be carried away along the river with Mole and Ratty. Definitely for children, but adults will love it as well. (Very small children should bring a safe person, because it gets a little scary in one part).
1:30 pm ~ Growing Up Pagan: Wheel of the Year (a 15-minute workshop for kids, led by Pagan youth) Bardic Circle
At this month's Growing Up Pagan we will discuss the Wheel of the Year, along with an in-depth discussion about Lughnasadh.
1:30 pm ~ Introduction to Shadow Work and its Application to the Informational Model of Magic (Workshop with Rich from Sean Ciall) Workshop Tent
In this workshop, we will look at the role of the Shadow (the Jungian idea of the unconscious part of ourselves) in one's magical practice. We will also see how the Information model of magic (focused on communication, manipulation, and use of information) can help better understand our hidden fears, weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Finally, we will look at how integrating the Shadow & Information theory can provide extremely effective defenses against magical & psychic attacks. This workshop will include a guided visualization to allow participants to start interacting with their shadow in a safe and effective manner.
1:45 pm ~ Children's Bardic (with Aileen from Growing Up Pagan) Bardic Circle
This year we are holding a special child-oriented Bardic! Children are invited to bring children's books, instruments, song lyrics, or other forms of artistic expression that they would like to share with others. Parental supervision is requested for children attending this afternoon bardic. Marshmallows will be provided, feel free to bring other snacks to share.
3:00 pm ~ Lughnasadh: Harvest as Sacrifice (Workshop with Cyndie-Lea from Sean Ciall) Workshop Tent
Ever wonder why some Pagans kill their Gods and then celebrate the achievement? Join us to learn more about the stories behind Lugh, John Barleycorn and the role of sacrificial Gods in general. This workshop is intended to deepen the experience of the Fires of Lughnasadh rituals but is open to all.
4:30 pm ~ Past Life Regression (Workshop with Cassie from Aquarian Tabernacle Church) Workshop Tent
Past life Regression is a valid form of healing that can help you understand what causes overreactions, unrealistic fears, and unrelated dramas in your life. Come explore your Personnel File in the Akashic Records, and meet yourself as an immortal being. Bring something to lay down on, or a very comfortable chair, so that you can fully relax, and meditate.
Cassie Gendlek is the High Priestess of the Mother Church in Index, WA, the High Maiden of the ATC, Itnl., and an talented artist. Cassie is a professional spiritual counselor, a skilled ritualist, and brings many talents to ATC as an administrator in the local church. She is an elder in the Eleusinian Priesthood and is the Executive Director of the Church's two festivals, Hekate's Sickle Festival and Spring Mysteries Festival.
8:00 pm ~ "Transformation" (Ritual with Sean Ciall) Stone Circle
Bring instruments to play as we complete the rite with Spell Circle transforming John Barleycorn into sustenance and strength for all.
Sunday, July 23
10:30 am ~ Quaker Pagan Meeting for Worship (with Laura) Workshop Tent
Join us for a Sunday meditative workshop to round out the weekend. This workshop will combine Quaker and Pagan methods of worship into one. Quakers worship by gathering in silence and inviting the Divine to speak through them. We will begin with a brief orientation for people who have never attended Quaker Meeting for Worship. A circle will be cast in Pagan style, and then we will gather in silence. Participants will be invited to contemplate on the festival of Lughnasadh and share any Divine messages with the assembled.
11:30 am ~ Uterus Users' Guide (Workshop with Stephanie) Workshop Tent
Do you have a uterus, or love someone who does? Then this workshop is for you! Learn some of the knowledge that has been handed down through history by Wise Women and Witches, and some of the modern science that supports this lore. We'll cover ways to prevent unintended pregnancy in an era of threatened reproductive freedom (hint: it's a lot more than use of standard birth control!), how to achieve a desired pregnancy, and other issues of concern to people with uteruses.
1:30 pm ~ Everything is Energy (Ritual with Khari) Stone Circle
Energy. Everything is energy and energy is everything. What do we carry forward from crisis, war, famine, drought, selfish, powerful people that destroy our Mother Earth for their personal benefit? What do we take from the dark side of winter? We will explore the link between movement and spirit in this summertime ritual. Please, feel free to bring percussion instruments!
3:00 pm ~ Strike Camp
Please get your campsite packed and cleaned so that you are ready to depart after Closing Circle ends.
4:00 pm ~ Closing Circle (with OLOTEAS and Sean Ciall) Stone Circle
Center and ground after the weekend of excitement, and say our farewells to the site and to our community. Sean Ciall will lead us in a final song "Parting": We sing together one more time before we must leave the community we created, until we meet again.