Join us for a day of rituals, workshops, networking, and celebration!
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 — 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm PST
Where: 23301 NE Redmond-Fall City Road, Redmond, 98053 (see directions below)
In person at the Longhouse in Redmond
Founded in 1998, Concentric Circles is an annual, all-day, public event where OLOTEAS invites other regional Pagan groups to present workshops and rituals. Concentric Circles is a wonderful opportunity to sample the Pagan possibilities in our broader regional community.
Please READ THIS PAGE and then see the grid schedule and ritual/presentation and presenter/organization descriptions.
- For Concentric Circles, requested donation is $15 for each person 13 years and older, none requested for 12 and under, and waived if you are a ritualist or presenter. Thank you!
- Pool and hot tub are open. The pool area is clothing-optional. Please bring your own towels, the Longhouse can no longer provide them.
- Please bring food for yourself -- There will NOT be a potluck during Concentric Circles.
Albertson's and a Subway sandwich shop are across the street. There is a half-hour dinner break in the schedule, but please eat when you like. Refrigerator available on the back porch of the kitchen – you may want to write your name on your food. Please note you cannot prepare meat on kitchen counters (pre-cooked meat ok). No alcohol on site.
- Doors open with Opening Circle at 1pm.
To raise funds to support future OLOTEAS events, we are holding a drawing for several door prizes. One ticket is included with admission, and additional tickets are available for $5 each. The drawing will happen during the dinner break at 5:30 and the ticket must be present to win.
A Healing Temple is open in the Shrine building from 1:30– 8:30 pm. This is space available for rest, refreshment, and calm throughout the event.
OLOTEAS is an inclusive, welcoming, family-friendly, queer-and-trans-friendly, and anti-racist space.
Concentric Circles 2023 features presentations from:
- Asherah’s Grove
- Ashley Yakeley
- Canis Cosmos
- Cascadian Sean Ciall
- Cherry Hill Seminary
- Circle of Coll
- Grove of the Ancient Order
- Horizon Lodge Ordo Templi Orientis
- Magickal Miscreants
- Pacific Northwest School of Alchemy
- Puget Sound Pagan Pride
- Seumas Gagne, Harp and Gaelic Song
- Women of the Goddess Circle
- Our Lady of the Earth and Sky (OLOTEAS)
Thank you to our participating ritualists and presenters!
Notes About In-Person Events at the Longhouse:
As a community, we care for each other, and there are people in our community and among the Longhouse residents who have risk factors for complications from covid infection or who are still too young for vaccines. Flu, covid, and RSV continue to circulate at high levels in our region. Public Health of Seattle-King County is recommending that people return to masking in public indoor spaces.
- While on the Longhouse grounds, we strongly encourage everyone to remain masked in all indoor spaces when not eating or drinking (except the pool room). Masking outdoors is optional.
- Please wash/sanitize your hands frequently, especially before and after having snacks from the coffee bar. OLOTEAS has hand sanitizer available.
- Please do not attend if you are not feeling well, or if you participated recently in a gathering with anyone who was symptomatic.
Questions or concerns? Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanna chat between events?
Join us on the OLOTEAS Discord server!
What to Bring to the Longhouse:
Please bring food for yourself if desired -- There will NOT be a potluck in February during Concentric Circles. There is an Albertson's and a Subway sandwich shop across the street from the Longhouse.
No meat may be prepared on the kitchen surfaces (pre-cooked meat is acceptable). No alcohol or other intoxicants are allowed at OLOTEAS events. You might want to bring a towel for pool/hot tub use (note: the pool area is clothing-optional). Shoes cannot be worn inside, so please wear a pair that can be slipped easily on and off. Please bring layered clothing for colder/wetter weather if desired. Feel free to bring and play your drums during the drumming circle. Also, please note that, due to allergy and wildlife concerns, no pets are allowed on site (except service animals).
Please check in at the front door when you arrive on-site. We are sustained, and do our part to sustain our community and the wider world, through a multidirectional flow of resource contributions. These contributions include but are not limited to money, skill, talent, and material goods. We ask all those who are able to make a money donation when they come to events. This is a request, no one ever has or ever will be turned away from a regular OLOTEAS event for lack of funds, but we do sincerely ask for it if you are able.
Note: For Concentric Circles in Feb, requested donation is $15 for each person 13 years and older, none requested for 12 and under, and waived if you are a ritualist or presenter. Thank you!
A Note About Children:
This site features a swimming pool, hot tub, and many natural outside features that pose potential risks for unattended children; therefore, children younger than the age of 13 MUST be under adult supervision at ALL times during this event. With respect to the pool, an individual adult may be responsible FOR NO MORE THAN 3 CHILDREN (those under 13). Most events offer a kids' class or activity for younger kids and a Young Adult & Occult discussion group (ages 15-25). There are also some games and craft supplies available.
A Note About Parking and Carpooling:
Parking availability at the Longhouse is limited – please carpool if at all possible. Park near the outdoor "Registration" booth or along the stretch of the driveway near the outdoor kitchen and stage areas. Please park close to the adjacent vehicle, but be considerate of vehicles displaying disability license plates or signs. Once at the site, due to limited space, we advise that folks leave most personal belongings in their vehicles. There is no public transit option for the Longhouse, so if you are able to offer a ride or are looking for one, please feel free to post ride availability or requests to the OLOTEAS community email list or our Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/oloteas/).
A Note About the OLOTEAS Parents, Etc. Facebook group:
For the parents in our community, if you are not already a member, you may be interested in joining the OLOTEAS Parents, Etc. group, where we will be sharing resources for education and entertainment for the kiddos who are stuck at home. This group is ONLY for family members of children in the OLOTEAS community, and is a private group. To join, please send a friend request to the OLOTEAS Pastor FB account (not the FB group), and also send a DM requesting membership. You will then receive an invitation to join the group.
Also see the GROWING UP PAGAN lesson plans and activity outlines available on our website now.
Our virtual Healing Temple webpage is always open with resources for self-care and finding support.
Directions to the Longhouse:
Take 520 eastbound to the Redmond Way/Fall City (WA 202) Exit. Turn right at the light at the end of the off ramp. Go approximately 5 miles on Redmond-Fall City Road. Driveway is on the right, 23301 (directly across from SmartStop Self Storage). If you pass Albertson's, you have gone about 100 yards too far. When you first pull into the drive you should immediately see a large wooden sign that says The Longhouse; if you don’t you are in the neighbors’ drive.
Our Lady of the Earth and Sky
Mailing address: 12345 Lake City Way NE #195 Seattle, WA 98125-5401
Longhouse event address: 23301 NE Redmond-Fall City Road, Redmond, 98053
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oloteas/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oloteas/
Discord server: https://discord.gg/CJKsksmDED
Email: OLOTEAS (at) oloteas (dot) org