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Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 23:13:22
From: Guardian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Fall Gathering
of the Tribes
You are cordially invited
The Fall Gathering of the
October 23 - 26, 1997
New Quarter Park
Robin Wood is the creator
of the Robin Wood Tarot. Robin's work as an artist and author has made
hers a household name in most pagan communities. Robin illustrated Anne
McCaffrey's book, People of Pern, creating dynamic portraits of almost
every character in the Pern series. Robin is warm, witty, charming, and
gregarious. She makes you laugh; she makes you smile;
she makes you think and
move into a very special place inside yourself as you follow her tutelage
in the lessons of the Tarot and the Wiccan Path. Whether its a magazine
cover, a game card, a workshop or an original oil, her work is truly inspiring
and Magical. We are deeply honored to have her as our Guest of Honor
at the Fall 1997 Gathering of the Tribes.
Be sure to visit Robin's
is a percussive, upbeat,
Celtic style world beat folk ensemble that celebrates the magic of nature
and ancient spiritual traditions with music that opens the heart and heals
the spirit. The band blends strong vocal harmonies with rich and diverse
folk style instrumentation, performing originals, traditionals and covers.
The musicians are inspired by many cultures, spiritual disciplines, and
musical styles, including Celtic-folk, folk-rock, blues, big band, traditional
chants, and jazz. KIVA is based in the Washington DC metro area, and has
been nominated twice (so far) for the Washington Area Music (Whammie)
KIVA has produced a variety
of tapes and CD's over the years.
at the Forest Inn, Volume 1 -- KIVA's new live album, containing live versions
and previously unrecorded songs.
the Balance Within -- KIVA's most passionate album yet, with a wonderful
of new songs.
Wisdom -- a collection of sacred chants from around the world.
-- showcases the individual styles and songs of members of KIVA.
-- chants and songs of nature, mythology, and many spiritual traditions.
Art -- KIVA's first album; seasonal and peaceful original folk songs
into danceable original music.
Some of the other workshops
and events offered throughout the weekend
The Tarot Casters -
Kirk McLaren (Amulets by Merlin )
The Introduction to the
Tarot Casters is a favorite workshop among festival goers. Kirk's system
is based upon small sculptures of the Major Arcana that can be tossed
like stones and read as they fall. This new approach to the Tarot
frees the reader from the old layouts and enables the intuitive muscles
to work in new ways. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional,
you may find this a great joy!
Smudge, Center, and
Ground! - Judy Fix
Whether you are new to the
Craft, or an experienced practitioner, Judy's workshop has something to
offer you. She offers the serious foundation principles necessary
to any working in a manner that encourages us not to ever take ourselves
Pagan Family Growth
Workshop - Robin Webster
This is an introduction
to an ongoing child rearing program for Pagan / Wiccian community.
For those of us wishing to raise our children in the Pagan / Wiccian Faith,
this is an exculant opportunity to discuss doing so with others "of a like
Celtic Hair braiding
- Donna Snyder
Donna is back to once again
make us feel pretty! Standard, French, Medieval, and Celtic braiding
will be demonstrated as well as how to incorporate flowers, beads. ribbons.
or cords into these styles. Braids can be functional as well as festive!
The Group Ritual,
and various other functions throughout the Gathering, are being performed
by the South side and the Peninsula CUPPS. The Covenant of Unitarian
Universalist Pagans is formed for the purposes of enabling networking among
Pagan identified UUs; providing outreach of Unitarian Universalism to the
broader Pagan Community; providing educational materials on Paganism for
Unitarian Universalist congregations and the general public; promoting
Pagan and Jewish / Christian dialogue; encouraging the development of theological
and liturgical materials based on earth and nature centered religious and
spiritual perspectives; encouraging greater use of music, dance, visual
arts, poetry, story, and creative ritual in Unitarian Universalist worship
and celebration; providing support for Pagan identified UU religious professionals
and ministerial students; and fostering healing relationships with our
Mother the Earth and all her children.
In addition, there
is a definite possibility of a firm maybe of a limited number of Sweat
Lodges being offered by Mountain Heart, a whole slew of activities being
planned for the young'ins, a Great Big Bon Fire to sing, dance and drum
around, other workshops like 101 Ways to Wear a Table Cloth, AIDS Awareness,
Patern Beading,Aroma Magic, and who knows what else we come up with between
now and then.
We hope you will choose to
join us at the Gathering of the Tribes. We have planned an enjoyable weekend
of Pagan Networking, Knowledge Exchange, Healing, and Fun. New Quarter
Park in historic Yorktown is a beautiful oasis in our hectic metropolis.
She is rich with historical and new times energies that allow us to renew
our connection to our Creator. The changing times are upon us, the
people are finally looking for new solutions to some VERY old problems.
Interaction with those who share the same values, but choose different
methods to put them into practice, is an absolutely necessity if
ALL are to heal. The
Gathering is a safe space in which that may happen. Yawl come now, ya hear?
For vendor, work share,
pre registration or workshop applications write (please include a stamped,
self addressed envelope) or call:
Out of the Dark, Inc.
9825 Jefferson Av.
Newport News, VA 23605
or e mail email@example.com
Gates open at 3 p.m. on
Thursday, October 23, and close 6 p.m.
Sunday October 26, 1997.
Everyone requesting admittance
must fill out a membership form and sign a waiver. A valid picture
ID must be presented at the gate.
All minors MUST be accompanied
by a parent or guardian.
Membership in the Gathering
is $20.00 in advance (deadline Sept. 20, 1997) $25.00 at the gate.
Children 15 and under are admitted free.
To pre register send a membership
form (signed front and back ) and $20.00 to Out of the Dark, inc. for each
person wishing admittance.
Feel free to make copies
of the enclosed membership form.
Pre registered members will
still have to show a valid, picture ID at the gate, but you only have to
get in the short, fast line, as opposed to the long, fill out the forms
line. Include a stamped, self addressed envelope to receive registration
conformation or bring your canceled check to the gate.
DO NOT send cash through
the mail. Checks, Master card and Visa are accepted. You may
pre register in person at Out of the Dark, inc. Work share is available
for those that cannot otherwise afford to attend.
Work share sign up deadline
is Sept.. 20, 1997.
For further information
contact Ann at Out of the Dark, inc.
9825 Jefferson Av.
Visit our web site
Newport News, VA 23605
Directions to New Quarter
Take exit 242 - B (Yorktown
-Colonial Parkway - Water Country, USA ) to Route 199. Stay on Route
199 until the Colonial Parkway Intersection. Enter Colonial Parkway towards
Williamsburg ( West ). Exit off the Colonial Parkway at the Queens
Lake Intersection. Turn right onto West Queens Drive for about 200
feet. Make an immediate left hand turn onto Lakeshead Drive ( first
street on the left ) and follow this road until you reach the park entrance.
>From Route 143
At the Route 143 Penniman
Road intersection, turn East ( Magruder Elementary School will be on the
corner ) Turn left at Hubbard Lane ( first street on your left ).
After you go under an overpass, make an immediate right hand turn onto
Lakeshead Drive and follow this road until you reach the park entrance.