Schedule

Celestial Fire by Beckah

2017 Programming Schedule

It is official, our schedule is in! With tons to offer this year at Earthhouse Gather, we are pleased to announce a stunning array of speakers and activities. Yes, it is time to start getting excited about our Midsummer Gather and planning your schedule out!



If you’re interested in presenting (ritual or workshop), or if you need some time carved out for a personal ritual, please contact programming@EarthHouseMN.org.

Spontaneous Happenings, Mother Nature, and Circumstances Beyond Our Control notwithstanding, this is where we will put what we’re planning.

Our Youth Programming is rather unstructured and will be responsive to their requests. This means we don’t currently have specifics because, well, they’re kids! Additionally, they are welcome at workshops, rituals, and activities (with a few exceptions). If the kids themselves wish to present a workshop or a ritual, we will try diligently to make that happen. They have their own tent and crafting and activity supplies available, and we request that our, um, more mature kids (like the ones that can vote, and the ones that are already retired) consider spending some time doing “stuff” with them. (Please check on our Volunteer page.) Also, the campground has a playground area, and access to the Arcade (in the Office), and Miniature Golf Course. We have not "scheduled" a canoe trip, but if there’s enough interest and if the weather cooperates, that is also a possibility.



2017 Schedule Matrix
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COMMUNITY RITUALS

These rituals are open to all participants (See below if any pre-requisites are required), and unless otherwise announced, will be held in the Community Ritual Circle.



EHP Opening Ritual

(Sunday 7pm) –

EHP Staff, et al

A multi-traditional and varied path working to set the Wards, bless our endeavors, protect our community, and to renew and foster the spirit of our community. We intend to spark the flames of friendship. Come As You Are.

Ritual – Open

(Monday 6:30pm) –

TBD

Have a ritual that you passionately believe shouls be a part of this year’s Earth House – contact Keith and we’ll put it on the Schedule!

After-hours Ritual: Sky Clad

(Monday TBD After 10pm) –

Ali and John

Must attend the preparation workshop at 11am Monday, prior to participating. Certain chants and simple dances will be taught at that workshop necessary for participation. This is a traditional Wiccan ritual performed Skyclad with the purpose of honoring the Goddess and requesting Her blessings. It will be scheduled after 10pm on Tuesday Night (the Night of the Full Moon)

Chocolate Ritual

(Tuesday 6:30pm) –

Lou

Wakan-Takan Ritual

(Tuesday 9:30pm) –

Kevin

Midsummer

(Wednesday Noon) –

Ivo Doninguez Jr.

Gather immediately following the morning class and promptly starting at Noon to harness the most light. Come and join us in the power and energy of the sun during this summer solstice. We will celebrate, honor, and enact the energies and powers of the Sun/Son in the guise of the Oak King and the Holly King as they engage in the age old battle of the Season’s Light. Bring your hopes and wishes to be blessed and energized by the Lord’s power.

Ritual – Open

(Thursday 6:30pm) –

TBD

Have a ritual that you passionately believe shouls be a part of this year’s Earth House – contact Keith and we’ll put it on the Schedule!

Willow Cascade Ritual

(Friday 6:30pm) –

Jaimie

Promethean Ritual

(Saturday 6:30pm) –

Chris

New Moon Ritual

(Saturday 10:00pm) –

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EHP Closing Ritual

(Sunday 10:30am) –

EHP Staff, et al

It’s the completion of another year’s gather; the gathering in of our wards and a sharing of our thanks, concluding with a rousing rendition of Moon Dog’s Post-Gather Dirge.

Daily Fire Devotion

(Daily TBD) –

John S.

Morning – Devotions and Sacrifices:

A ritual strongly influenced by a devotional ritual created by Stephen Posch, to honor the Fire that is the center of our ritual life. At the opening ritual the Sacred Fire is kindled in the Spirit of Community.

Evening – Smooring of the Fire:

A continuation of the Morning Ritual adding the Rite of ˜Smooring’ where the fire is ritually prepared for lasting overnight. It needs to occur after any evening ritual and thus its time may vary.

Most pagans honor or worship the elements in some way and Fire is our guest for the week. We shall tend the Sacred Community Fire with daily morning blessings and sacrifices, and with evening devotions based on the ancient tradition of ˜smooring’ the fire where it is tended to maintain its essential spark until renewed the following morning. Participation is voluntary and those who have horns may assist in the calls. Other participants can assist in the priestess/priestly duties or just gather for a daily spiritual practice.

***Each ritual estimated to be about 10-15 minutes maximum in length.






KIDS’ PROGRAMMING

We have in the past, provided a space specifically for children’s activities, that is set up and also where some staff have in the past volunteered time to watch over this area. This year we will still have this area available, but it WILL NOT BE staffed unless there is a specific activity being done there (See Below). The area will be open to all children in attendance, but it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to supervise their children while in that area. Additionally, they are also responsible for clean up after they have been there and to return any items to their original location so others may find them.

Will not be providing any form of Day Care.

Programming usually starts about mid-day all week, we’ll have kid-friendly activities located in the white Kids’ Pavilion (south side of camp, ˜lower level’). Kids of all ages are welcome, and we encourage the community to engage with the future of our communities.

Kids Drumming

(Monday 12:30pm and Friday 12:30pm) –

Wolfie

Kids Cross Stitch Class

(Tuesday 12:30pm) –

Mal

Mal will be doing kids cross stitch class for kids of all ages and skill levels. This year we will sew ornaments that can be taken home when done. All supplies and needed items will be provided. Come join us and create something beautiful. Classes will be held Tuesday at 12:30pm. if anyone needs to finish their project or needs help.

Kids Story Time

(Saturday 12:30pm) –

Jaimie






WORKSHOPS

Skyclad Ritual Workshop

(Monday 11:00am) –

Ali

We will discuss the history and benefits of doing a Skyclad ritual, as well as answer any questions or concerns that one may have. If you haven’t done a Skyclad ritual before, this workshop will help you to learn more about why it is practiced and how you can benefit from it. Recommended that if you haven’t participated in a Skyclad ritual before that you attend the workshop. We also will cover songs and dances that will be used in the ritual.

Practical Energy Applicaion 101

(Monday 1:00pm) –

This workshop will be to help participants focus their senses on the energies they feel in order to read personal objects of the other participants. By practicing feeling out and sensing energy we can become more in tune with how our bodies and souls perceive energetic nuances. Please bring a small personal item that carries a lot of energy for you. It will be returned by the end of the session.

The Many Flames

(Monday 3:00pm) –

Ivo Dominguez Jr.

In this workshop we will explore the many ways that Fire manifests as a spiritual force and in our rituals and devotional work. Fire can be the Fire of selfhood, of the Soul and Spirit. Fire is at the core of the force of life. Fire also expresses itself in a continuum of forms from Elementals to Divine Beings. Fire will also be examined through the framework provided by the modalities of cardinal, fixed, and mutable as well as in the pattern of the sub-elements. There will also be a summarization of some of the symbols and tools related to Fire.

Mandala

(Tuesday 10:30am) –

Mama Cat

Come with us as we make our own personal Mandala. The word Mandala comes from Sanskrit and means Circle. Though it is often dominated by squares or triangles, a Mandala has a concentric structure. It offers balancing visual elements that symbolize unity and harmony. Making an individual Mandala is very personal, and will mean something unique to each person. The goal is to have a tool we can use on our spiritual journey.


I will provide all materials, but class will be limited to 17 people, unless some wish to provide their own embroidery hoop. I will have beads, feathers, shells, paint, glitter, glue, needles, thread and other materials ready for you. Please think of the pattern you would like to make ahead of time, so we can get right to work. I will be teaching the class while you work, so your subconscious can work on the Mandala, while your conscious listens and learns. What fun we will have! If you have your own embroidery hoop and fabric, bring it along, otherwise I will have 17 hoops available plus fabric for everyone to pick from.

*** Class Size Is Limited to 17

Reiki 1 Atunement

(Tuesday 10:30am) –

Keith

Reiki 2 Atunement

(Tuesday 1:00pm) –

Keith

Discussion TBD

(Tuesday 3:00pm) –

Penny

Reiki 2 Atunement

(Tuesday 3:00pm) –

Keith

The Witches Journey, the Journey Within

(Wednesday 10:30am) –

Wolfie

Practical Energy Applicaion 102

(Wednesday 1:30pm) –

Steffy

This workshop is going to be a series of exercises moving energy “balls” from one person to another done in pairs. The idea is to practice using the sensory perceptions we focused on in the first session to be better aware of our energy when we’re projecting it. No items needed.

Palmistry

(Wednesday 3:30pm) –

Heather

TBD

(Thursday 10:30am) –

Jorday

Divination

(Thursday 3:00pm) –

Eric

Eric will be presenting his views on what Divination is, whom we connect with, and techniques used to enhance our connection with Deity in order to access esoteric knowledge.

TBD

(Friday 10:30am) –

Jordan

Practical Energy Applicaion 103

(Friday 1:00pm) –

Steffy

In this workshop we’ll be using paperclips, staples, and possibly other small metal tools along with the experiences from the previous workshops to charge the metal objects with our own energy and create tiny electromagnets with them.

Introduction to Skrying

(Friday 3:00pm) –

Ivo Dominguez Jr.

Come learn about how to gain information by skrying into flame, water, crystal balls, or mirrors. Skrying is the general term for the use of a tool as a projection screen for the inner sight. Ivo will also be sharing tips for opening the inner sight specifically tuned for the use of such tools. The class will offer instructions for the creation, care, and protection of tools for skrying. After the sharing of theory and techniques we will also have a practical demonstration.

Deepening of Significant Life Events

(Saturday 10:30am) –

Wolfie

Prometheus

(Saturday 1:00pm) –

Chris

Divine Embodiment: Assumption, Drawing Down, Aspecting, Possession

(Saturday 3:00pm) –

Ivo Dominguez Jr.

Most magickal traditions use some form of divine embodiment in their rituals in which a priestess or a priest becomes for a time the vehicle for the presence of one of the Great Ones. When it works, it is awe-inspiring, and can act as a great catalyst for change. When it fails, and is no more than role playing or ritual theater, it can encourage cynicism, disillusionment, and diminished expectations of what is possible in ritual. The strengths and the weaknesses of assumption of god forms, drawing down, aspecting, and divine possession will be compared and contrasted to each other






Arranged Events

** Additional Cost Required

‘Potential’ Canoe Trip — Wednesday 1pm – 5pm

depending on interest — Additional $$ required

‘Potential’ Cave Tour — Friday 3-5pm

depending on Interest — Additional $$ required






We hope to see you all there!

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