The Twenty-Ninth Annual
Heartland Pagan Festival May 22 to 26, 2014
Gaea Retreat Center and Heartland Pagan Festival Rules HSA expects everyone who attends this festival to act in a responsible manner and obey all local, state and federal laws, thereby protecting Camp Gaea and all in attendance here. Please use your common sense and help us ensure that everyone in attendance has a safe and enjoyable time. Respect the land, yourself, and others. Absolutely no photographs are to be taken of any person on the festival grounds without a written consent form signed by them, or their parent or legal guardian if a minor. This is a non-negotiable issue. No person under the age of 18 will be allowed on festival grounds without a parent or legal guardian. Children 12 and under must be in the direct presence and supervision of their parent or guardian. Swimmers 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No person who has been permanently banned from the festival will be allowed on festival grounds. Everyone must register upon arrival and wear their band on the WRIST the entire time they are on property. No bass drums are allowed at the festival except the one owned by Earth Rising. Absolutely NO firearms will be allowed into the festival. Absolutely NO illegal or controlled substances will be tolerated at the festival. No smoking or alcohol is allowed in the sand area around the Main Fire Circle. Keep all vehicles on the roads, except in designated parking areas. Speed limit is 5 mph. Absolutely no driving after unloading your car and parking it until Festival is over. Please use the shuttle. Visitors can only drive across the dam to unload. If it is wet, permission from the caretakers is required to drive across the dam for any reason. Pets must be in animal carriers or on leashes at all times. You must clean up after your animal each time. See page 6. Use only existing fire ringsâ€“ do not build any others; portable fireplaces are welcome. No cutting of trees. Trash must be placed in the dumpster. Recycling must be sorted at recycling stations. If you find yourself in a situation that you are uncomfortable with or offended by, remove yourself. Cigarette butts are NOT biodegradableâ€”please do not toss them on the ground. No smoking is allowed in any building or in the Pavilion or in the Shuttle. Personal items left for over 7 days after the festival is over will become the property of Gaea.
There are several law enforcement officers at this festival who are required by law to arrest anyone they observe violating local, state or federal laws and ordinances. Violation of laws and rules are grounds for dismissal and removal from festival.
Meals At the Dining Hall Spookitty's Fabulous Kitchen will be open from 9am-12 noon and 4-6pm in the Main Dining Hall for prepaid and a la carte meals. A l a carte dinner service will continue from 67pm. Spookitty will also be serving a la carte on the ridge from 11am-6pm. Meal plans may be purchased and menus viewed on our website: http://kchsa.org/ index.php/hpf-2014/item/92-meals-plan through May 17.
Wristbands Upon arrival, you will receive a wristband that must remain on your wrist for the duration of the festival. If it breaks, please come to Registration so we can issue a replacement. Wearing your wristband at all times is absolutely mandatory. Day Pass Wristbands are "paper" and are to designate attendees that have paid to be at HPF for a 24 hour period. Day Passes are good from 9am through 9am the following day. Our Security Staff must be able to quickly and
easily locate your wristband, therefore, all wristbands are to be worn on the wrist. All pets must be registered and wear wristbands on the collar. Festival Wristbands: Silver - HSA/HPF Staff, Purple - HSA Member, Blue - Fire Horde Staff, Orange - Honored Guest, Green - HPF Attendee age 21+, Yellow - HPF Attendee age 18-20, White - HPF Attendee age 0-17 OR Pet, Red - Shuttle Priority Day Pass Wristbands: Neon Green – Thursday, Neon Yellow – Friday, Neon Pink – Saturday, Neon Orange – Sunday, Red - Shuttle Priority
Parking and Shuttle Attendees must park in designated parking areas after unloading, and remain parked for the duration of the festival. Parking staff will direct vehicles to parking areas. Please leave room for others to exit parking areas in case they need to leave for an emergency. Please be careful to not tear up the land. There is NO Driving during the Festival. NO PARKING ZONES: the Lake, Grover's Glen, the Dining Hall/Bathhouse, the Pavilion, the Merchants’ Circle, and lot outside the Merchants’ Circle. If your vehicle is parked in a No Parking Zone, it may be subject to towing. You are responsible for all fees associated with towing. There is one Shuttle vehicle for those with mobility concerns throughout the Festival. The Shuttle can take 7 people at a time with priority given to those wearing Red Wristbands. Able-bodied riders will be asked give up their seats to those with red wristbands. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to ride. If you are in need of a Shuttle go to or call dispatch (located in Security next to the Pavilion) or to any parking station to request a pick-up. If you need to take the Shuttle, please allow extra time to get where you are going. The Shuttle will have regular stops but can take you where you need to go. The stops will be at Phoenix Hall, the Dining Hall, Coyote Run, Road to First Field, the Pavilion, and the Merchant Parking area. The Shuttle will run from 9am to 9pm Thursday through Sunday. The Shuttle will operate on an Emergency only basis during Concerts, please plan your transportation accordingly. The Shuttle will have hourly runs from the PAVILION on Friday, 9pm to 2am, Saturday, 9pm to1am, and Sunday 9pm to 2am.
If you need the Shuttle at any time, check with any HSA Staff Member with a radio, any Shuttle Stop, or ask Dispatch (south side of the Pavilion) to contact the Shuttle for you. 3
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL INFORMATION!!! Information Locations Whenever you need help information, you may visit one of three locations: Phoenix Hall (Registration), the HSA booth in the Mystical Merchants’ Circle, or Security/Dispatch (next to the Pavilion). For general festival questions, we prefer you go to Registration or the H.S.A Public Relations booth. At these two locations you can: see a large map of camp, notices of schedule changes, announcements, lost & found, and other useful information.
Message Boards Looking for friend or want to leave a message for someone you’re camping with who’s arriving at a different time? We have a message board set up in Registration. Please use the board responsibly and remember this is a family festival.
Gate Hours The gate is open 9am - 9pm. There is no admittance before or after these times. Please contact Security (next to the Pavilion) for any emergencies, questions or concerns. Please do not arrive before the festival opens and expect to be allowed entry unless you are Staff or a Merchant on the Early Arrival list.
Arrival Registration hours are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 9pm, and on Sunday from 9am to 6pm. NO exceptions. The Festival opens at 9am Thursday. Only Staff and Merchants on the Early Arrival list will be allowed in prior to 9am Thursday when the Festival opens.
Departure If you are leaving the property prior to Monday, and do not plan to return, please check out at Registration. If an emergency situation occurs, we do not want to have to search for people who are no longer on property. Thank you for helping us use our resources appropriately. You should plan on having your area cleaned up, bagging and taking all trash to designated areas, and leaving by 5pm on Monday. If you plan on camping Monday evening, you will be subject to the Gaea Retreat Center camping fees.
Community Service This service will not only help the Festival run more smoothly, but will introduce you to many new people at the same time. Attendees from the ages of 18+ are required to put in 2 hours of community service while at the Festival. We do offer the ability for you to bribe out of your community service requirement by paying $10 at registration in exchange for your service. Sign up for a 2 hour block in Registration. Report to Dispatch (next to the Pavilion) a few minutes before the time you signed up.
Camping Camping is allowed in all areas except: Grover’s Glen, on the Dam, the Parking Area on the south side of the Pavilion, and in any Ritual Areas marked on the map on page 14 of this publication.
Quiet and Family Area Coyote Run has been designated as a quiet and family area for the Festival. Please do not camp in this area unless you intend to respect the quiet family area. Please see map page 14 of this publication for location.
Water and Ice Running water is available at the top of the staircase on the ridge and from a spout outside the Dining Hall. Ice will be on the South side of the Pavilion from 9am-12noon and 47pm for $2.50 a 6 pound bag, $4.50 a 20lb bag and $0.50 for delicious Ice Pops.
Security/First Aid/Dispatch The Security / First Aid staff are here to help ensure you have a relaxed and spiritually rewarding holiday weekend. The Security Center is next to the Pavilion (on the south side) and staffed 24 hours a day. For emergencies at Camp, Security can be reached on channel 21 through anyone with a radio. In the event of an emergency outside of Camp where someone would need to contact HSA staff during the festival, please have them call the Heartland cell phone at 816-743-4045. Heartland Spiritual Alliance does not assume responsibility for individual personal routine health care needs or medications, which must be met daily by festival attendees. Festival attendees remain solely responsible for their own health and safe behavior during the festival. If you need the Shuttle, please contact Dispatch or visit your nearest Shuttle Stop.
FRS/GMRS Radios Please DO NOT use Channels 10 through 21 for chatting or tracking down your children. These are for use by specific HSA committees ONLY. If you choose to monitor one of these stations, please be kind and DO NOT TRANSMIT. It is important for your safety and the safety of others around you. Our staff needs to be able to communicate effectively with each other in emergency situations.
Disabled Attendees Heartland Pagan Festival makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. A red wristband will be given to those people with physical limitations or health problems. Those people will receive priority on the shuttle. Wheelchair accessible showers and restrooms are located on site within the bathhouse. There is also an interpreter available for people with hearing disabilities. Please contact Dispatch if you need an interpreter.
Community Fires and Firewood Campfires are permitted only in designated, previously existing fire pits. Under no circumstances may you dig your own fire pit in any other location. However, you may use your own grill. You may not cut down any living trees or portions of living trees for firewood. Please supply your own firewood, as all firewood supplied by Heartland Spiritual Alliance is only for the use of Heartland Spiritual Alliance-operated fires and the Bardic Circle in Mystical Merchants area.
Trash & Recycling Trash Pirates will be collecting aluminum, plastic, and glass during festival. For safety reasons, we collect glass separately. You may burn your cardboard or leave it for us. Trash barrels are also provided so please be courteous to our Trash Pirates and place only proper items in the recycling barrels! Barrels are placed throughout camp and labeled for your convenience. Please have all trash bagged and closed. We usually collect trash twice daily so when you hear us coming be sure to bring out your trash and recycling to reduce the mounds of trash we’ll be wading through at the end of festival. We will, again, be collecting all gently used camping items (resalable items only please!) that would normally be thrown away and donating them to a local nonprofit that helps homeless youth! We would also encourage all guests to pick up scattered MOOP (Matter Out Of Place). Though it is the Trash Pirates responsibility to pick up trash and recycling during festival, it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our land clean. Special MOOP bags available at the Gaea Youth Tent, Jr. Pirate Doubloon Shoppe, or from Pirates while on runs. Remember Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and “Leave No Trace”!
Every year artists submit artwork in coordination with the festival theme. Congratulations to our 2014 H.P.F. art winner, Sarah Geimer whose artwork was chosen as the winning design to help promote the 29th Heartland Pagan Festival. *see page 32 for more detail
Toilets and Bathhouse Port-A-Potties are located throughout the camping and merchant areas. The shower house is unisex. There is a small, private, handicapped accessible changing and shower area. The shower house will be cleaned daily from approximately 9-10:30am. Please be patient and courteous to the crew.
Pets All animals must be in an animal carrier or on a leash at all times. If your animal is found not on a leash, you will be instructed to leash it. If the problem happens again, you will be asked to remove the animal from the festival. Clean up after your pet, and dispose of waste in the trash cans. If your pet becomes a problem you may be asked to remove the animal from the festival. Registration will require a copy of your pet’s immunizations.
Silent Auction Your generous donations to the silent auction raise money for Heartland Spiritual Alliance. The Silent Auction, located in Merchant Circle, will be open: 12am-5pm, Thursday and Friday, and 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Winners of auction items should pay for and pick up their items at the Silent Auction tent between 4 and 6pm Sunday.
Swimming Gaea includes a 12 acre lake with a sand beach for swimming access. HSA does not provide lifeguards, so swimming is at “your own risk”. NO ONE under the age of 14 may swim without the supervision of an adult. Please be extremely cautious around the lake area. There must also be an adult in all boats going out on the lake.
Charging Stations Charging stations have been set up at the Pavilion and Dining Hall. Please keep an eye on your electronics. HSA/Gaea are not responsible for devices left unattended.
Dance and Drum Etiquette The Dancers’ Circle around the nightly community fire is for moving dancers only. There are benches around the perimeter of the dance circle for observers. The drummers’ area is located on the south side of the dance circle, and is reserved for drummers only. A lead drummer “on duty” will lead the heartbeat each night, so please be respectful while everyone shares their sacred heartbeat in this area.
Fire Safety To protect our dancers from burns and broken glass, please do not bring anything made of glass or anything on fire including lit cigarettes into the main ritual circle during the bonfire. To protect yourself and others, please do not approach, jump over, or make contact with the bonfire. Please do not put anything into the bonfire including cigarette butts, trash, clothing, ritual objects, explosives, alcohol, spit, etc. without the express permission of the lead fire tender. Persons behaving in a manner which could endanger themselves or others will be removed from the main ritual circle during bonfires. Please step back from the fire if asked to do so by the fire tenders.
Personal Security and Security Policies Drink responsibly. Do not leave your valuables unattended in your camp. Lock them in your car. Do not leave children unattended. Unattended children will be given a large dose of sugar, a red bull, and a puppy before we track you down. Ok, we are kidding but please see Gaea Retreat Center and Heartland Pagan Festival Rules on page 2. After making your purchases in a merchant’s booth, please do not put them down in the merchant area. The merchants are not responsible for purchased property. Lost and found is located in the Security tent which is next to the Pavilion. . After unpacking your vehicle, it MUST be parked in the designated parking area. There is no driving during festival except for HSA staff vehicles. Park in designated parking areas only. Failure to do so will result in a warning. If your vehicle is not moved after the warning, your vehicle will be towed at your expense. If your vehicle is large or abnormally heavy please check with Parking staff to determine the best and safest parking location to minimize damage to the land. Repeated comments of an insulting, lewd, or disrespectful nature will not be tolerated; If this behavior persists, you will be asked to leave Camp Gaea for the duration of HPF 2014. Fighting (do I really need to tell you what will happen)? We on the security crew are committed to helping our attendees have a safe and enjoyable festival. If you need help or information feel free to visit the Security tent anytime or flag one of us down. We’ll be wearing bright yellow lanyards with radio's on them, and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Gaea Youth Policy Parents must bring children to each workshop. Children must be picked up by a parent or a guardian. Gaea Youth is not a babysitting service and bad behavior is not tolerated. Parents are required to stay if a child is under the age of 6. Parents are always welcome. Parents are responsible for their children between workshops and when away from the Gaea Youth Tent. Any child who is removed for disruptive behavior will be excluded from the rest of the Gaea Youth activities. Please see the schedule or Gaea Youth Booth for a full list of activity times Spiral Quest – A Vision Quest for the young or those who are not able to walk the entire distance of the adult Vision Quest (pregnant, handicapped, etc.).
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To the seekers of balance and community and light in attendance, and to your loved ones and friends and acquaintances, I’d like to wish you all Good Grief. We’ve all experienced grief, or those of us who’ve lived long enough have, and it can be a painful, heartrending thing. And it can be a place in time wherein we recognize the impact another light has made upon our lives. We can make our grief into a celebration of the life that is gone, and of love that lives still in our hearts. So to each of you who has, in your most painful moments, taken your grief, and found a way to channel your energy into a positive action, any positive action, Good Grief. For each question your grief pulls from you, for every, “Why?!?” your heart cries out, commit one act of kindness. For others, strangers, lovers, friends, and hardest of all, for yourself. Because your grief is for someone who loved You, too. Good Grief
In Celebration of the Lives of: Liz Stillwell, who did lighting production for the 20th Anniversary of HPF, passed away on February 23rd, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. She was an artist with light, and the stage was her canvas. She immensely enjoyed her experience at HPF, and was hoping to join us again, but Fate had other plans. Linda Williams Pitt. Gone, but not forgotten. We love you still and think of you often. Gramz Denning
And all the other incredible people we have lost. 8
HSA Sacred Experience Main Ritual Arch Kenaz – Illuminating and Empowering Advantages Thursday, 630pm, Opening Ritual (Main Fire Circle) As each of us travels on our personal life and magical paths, we utilize a variety of skills, concepts and tools to give us an advantage over our daily obstacles. Together in ritual we shall shine a little light on some of those crucial elements in each other's paths so they can be shared and empowered. We invite you to join us as we open the festival and seek to shed light on, and empower, those things that help us further our paths. At registration you will receive a physical representation of these advantages for you to empower throughout the festival and to take home afterward.
Kenaz – Illuminating and Banishing Obstacles Sunday, 1000pm, Main Ritual (Main Fire Circle) We are each beset by difficulties and diversions in our personal lives and magical paths, which prevent us from manifesting our full potentials. So as we come together one last time as a single festival community, we shed light on and banish the obstacles that arise and divert or block us from our path. We invite you to join us as we close the festival and seek to identify, overcome, and discharge these obstructive elements that hinder us on our paths.
Community Sand Mandala Let your creative energy intermingle with the rest of the festival community. From 12 pm Thursday, throughout the festival weekend, add your individual expression to the community sand mandala (located in the Main Hall). Take part in creating a unique piece of community art. Pictures will be taken of the mandala throughout its creation. On the final day of festival at 12 pm, the mandala will be ritually destroyed and returned to nature for the blessing to be dispersed outwards to the land and the wider community.
Vision Quest Saturday, 800pm - Midnight (Enter by Venus Mound) Our Vision Quest will guide you through the dark places of Gaea to illuminate some of the obstacles we face daily and some advantages to help overcome them. The Vision Quest will begin at the trail entrance at Venus Mound (please see your camp map). As always, the trail is a challenging hike, even in the daylight, so be prepared with good walking/ hiking shoes and a flashlight (both are required). Also, for safety reasons, only those 18 years of age or older will be allowed into the Vision Quest, and any visibly intoxicated people will be turned away.
Spiral Quest Saturday, 130 - 230pm A Vision Quest for the young or those who are not able to walk the entire distance of the adult Vision Quest (pregnant, handicapped, etc.).
Workshops Community Child Blessing Saturday, 1000 - 1100am, Flora’s Garden This introduction to the pagan gods and community is open to any parents wishing to participate with their child in this joyous rite of passage. All assistance will be provided. No preparation of participants is required.
Tea With the Crones Friday, 245 - 345pm, Flora’s Garden Have a spot of tea and share the wisdom of some of the elder women of the Pagan Community. Expect a bit of cackling!
Honored Guest Speakers and Musical Performers ALARIC ALBERTSSON Alaric embraced polytheism in the summer of 1971, and has never looked back! Over the past four decades his personal spiritual practice has developed as a synthesis of Anglo-Saxon tradition, country beliefs, herbal studies and rune lore. For Alaric, a reverence for the earth and respect for ancestral and indigenous spirits are fundamental defining qualities of Pagan religion. Alaric has a history with Heartland Spiritual Alliance and with this festival. During the 1990s, he served as Vice President and on the Board of Directors for the Heartland Spiritual Alliance during the 1990's. In 2001, on the day of the winter solstice, Alaric left the Midwest and moved to Pennsylvania, where he currently resides. Alaric is the author of: To Walk a Pagan Path: Practical Spirituality for Every Day, Wyrdworking: The Path of a Saxon Sorcerer, and Travels Through Middle E: The Path of a Saxon Pagan. As an author, speaker and drĂ˝mann, Alaric travels around the United States giving presentations and classes throughout the year. http://www.alaricalbertsson.com/ https://www.facebook.com/alaric.albertsson
BUDDY HELM Back by popular demand for a fifth Heartland appearance is Russell Buddy Helm. He has done it all in the realms of music, film, and print. With vast experience as a professional musicians and producer, Buddy now emphasizes the spiritual, He teaches drumming meditation in California and around the country. His continuing development of the healing aspects of rhythm have brought health and joy to many around the world. He conducts drum healing therapy seminars around the country. His books include: Drumming the Spirit to Life and Way of the Drum. His current CDs include: Protection-Drum prayers, Martial Arts Drumming with Dan Inosanto, and Let the Goddess Dance. Buddy merges his experiences as a professional musician with a deep desire to heal through rhythm. Part drum lesson, part meditation, part spiritual journey, Buddy's workshops are perennially well attended and impactful, and definitely not to be missed. https://www.facebook.com/russell.b.helm?fref=ts http://www.buddyhelm.com
Honored Guest Speakers and Musical Performers ED FITCH Edward Fitch (commonly referred to as Ed) is a Wiccan High Priest of the Gardnerian tradition and was a leading figure in the rise of contemporary Wicca and Paganism in America. Fitch was an early initiate of Raymond and Rosemary Buckland (initiated by Gerald Gardner’s home coven) after they set up the first Gardnerian coven in America. Fitch is the original author of: Magical Rituals from the Crystal Well, The Pagan Way Rituals, and two classic underground books on American witchcraft: The Grimoire of the Shadows and The Outer Court Book of Shadows (later combined by Llewellyn Publications to be published as A Grimoire of Shadows) as well as the Norse volume, The Rites of Odin. He also wrote (uncredited) A Book of Pagan Rituals and is the author of the forthcoming Revised and Updated Rituals of the Pagan Way.” (He created the original “Pagan Way” ritual system in 1972.) Ed says he likes good friends, conversation, and good music. He also tries to spend as much time as possible each year in the western wilderness with his sons: camping, hiking, exploring old mines, caves and old ghost towns.
DANIEL SCHARPENBURG Daniel is an authorized Zen teacher who has been studying under Buddhist teachers in several different traditions for more than 10 years. He runs a Buddhist Sunday School for children at the Rime Buddhist Center in Kansas City, Missouri; and gives teachings on meditation and other mindfulness practices. He writes for Elephant Journal online magazine at http:// www.elephantjournal.com/author/daniel-scharpenburg/ and also maintains a blog at http://reluctantmonk.wordpress.com/ .
ROBIN ROSE MURPHY Robin has been an active spiritual seeker for more than 30 years. She has served as priestess to her community since 1990, facilitating large & small group rituals, seasonal celebrations, classes & workshops. She also performs many life passage ceremonies, such as weddings, blessings, cronings & moontime rites. In addition, she has served on Staff with Diana's Grove Mystery School, Heartland Pagan Alliance, Cherry Hill Seminary & The Fires of Venus Community.
Honored Guest Speakers and Musical Performers MURPHEY'S MIDNIGHT ROUNDERS Murphey's Midnight Rounders is an acoustic and vocal group with their feet firmly planted in American music. They call their sound “power folk” – a fusion of folk, blues, rock and country. Their original material runs the gamut of human emotion while their vocal harmonies have an impact that is fresh & inspiring. "Sometimes, we're cut from the same cloth as Peter, Paul & Mary. Sometimes, we're a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Andrew Sisters,” says Brad Murphey, the leader of the band. Murphey has distinguished himself as a versatile songwriter, arranger and guitarist. Along with Murphey is Teresa Frank on vocals, mandolin, and percussion. Bonnie HannaPowers is the third vocalist in the group. Brad, Bonnie and Teresa have a tangible magic and they pull you into their music. Since 2009, Murphey's Midnight Rounders have made many friends & fans performing at festivals around the Midwest and southeastern United States. www.facebook.com/mmrmusic www.reverbnation.com/murpheysmidnightrounters
SUMMER OSBORNE You could describe her as the love child of Adele, Carole King, and Joss Stone. You could describe her music as folk soul, acoustic rock, and piano pop with glimpses of jazz, blues, and roots music. But you cannot confine her to a genre. You will laugh, you will cry, you will feel. As she says, “it is the evolution of the soul – one song at a time.” Summer is an award winning American singer-songwriter who entertains audiences throughout the US and Canada with her magical brand of melodic and lyrically potent genre-jumping performances. She masterfully amalgamates the human condition, spirituality, truth, love and healing. When Osborne’s kaleidoscope of music is infused with her charismatic stage presence and naturally humorous personality, every show leaves the listener wanting more. Summer’s eighth album, As I Am, was released in June of 2013. http://summerosborne.wordpress.com/about https://www.facebook.com/summerosborne.sloburn
Special Thanks to Marsha for her interpreting services during concerts and rituals.
Honored Guest Speakers and Musical Performers TUATHA DEA CELTIC TRIBAL GYPSY ROCK! Tuatha Dea is pure primal energy with a Celtic and World twist. The band’s eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non-conventional instruments such as guitar, bass, modern and Native American flutes, didgeridoo and more as well as a myriad of vocal styles to create a truly unique sound. Tuatha Dea first began with a group of close friends gathering together once a week to drum for kicks in 2009. Soon after the band began to write original music and playing at local social gatherings. They eclectically mix Scottish, Irish, new age, traditional and modern day music to produce a unique variety and blend of rhythm and melody. Their rhythmic groove naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and Great Britain with the pulsepounding heartbeat of the drums to produce unique versions of traditional favorites as well as intense and danceable original compositions. Original music such as the Celtic mythology of their namesake song “Tuatha de Danaan” and “Pipers Pay” as well as mainstream compositions such as “The Sky Is Falling” and “Granny’s Bedtime Tonic” marks Tuatha Dea as a creative force. The band’s sophomore album is entitled Kith & Kin. http://www.reverbnation.com/tuathadea https://www.facebook.com/tuatha.dea
Got a Talent? Can’t wait for the first concert, and need to let your inner performance artist come out and play? Sign up for the HPF Talent Show! Our host and emcee ,John Mitchell, will take your information during the Community Dinner
BARDIC CIRCLE Bardic Circle will be facilitated by our own John Mitchell this year! Bardic Circle occurs every evening after the main event ~ Talent Show, Concert, Ritual, etc. ~ and is for anyone that would like to perform and/or listen to others. Sing a song, play an instrument, recite a poem, tell a story. The fire will be lit and artistic expression will flow!
MAP LOCATIONS 1) Sweat Lodge 2) Parking 3) Bardic Circle 4) Merchants / Workshop Area 5) Mystical Merchants Circle 6) Staff Parking Only 7) Main Ritual Circle 8) Handicapped Accessible Camping 9) Security Center
Special thanks to ERI for use of the original map.
Guest Presenters Workshops Ed Fitch The Horse in Mongolian Shamanism Friday, 130 - 230pm, Bardic Circle
Since the end of the last ice age, and perhaps even before that, the horse was of supreme importance to the people of Northern Asia. Much more than a basic means of transport for a very nomadic people, equines permeated religious, social, and mystical systems in this vast region. Learn the fundamental principles of a horse-centered religion that has existed for thousands of years, then learn the shamanic importance of horse-centered magic. Take part in a folk ritual that has had few changes over ten thousand and more years! The Magick of the Seven Seas Sunday, 1215 – 115pm, Bardic Circle
Magick and spells used by sailors (and pirates) for three thousand years. Defensive spells. Seafarers’ divinations for seeking out good fortune and avoiding troubles. African hand-magick. Storm magick,. Whistling up the wind. Mermaid magick. Gunpowder magick. The voices of the sea. Inner-plane journey to visit the Sea Queen.
Buddy Helm Combining Good Grooves with Good Intentions. Saturday, 1100am - 1200pm, Bardic Circle
Finding the right mix of basic and advanced rhythmic patterns with the right affirmations that swing and manifest! This is a fun, easy, empowering drumming process that creates the Safe Space for our intentions to manifest. Creating our protective rhythmic cocoon. Visualizing rhythmic white light. Verbalize our intentions with rhythm. Healing Using Sensual Orgone Grooves. Saturday, 130 - 230pm, Bardic Circle
A rhythmic application to Wilheim Reich’s historic “discovery” of Orgone life energy in the fifties. Drumming as Orgone accumulator. Curing illness using Orgone. Rhythmic grooves to stimulate Kundalini sex force. Maintaining Sacred Space: Quantum Drumming . Sunday, 1000 - 1100am, Bardic Circle
This is about prolonged grooves that create energy vortex; maintaining relaxation and meditation while drumming. Creating a Coherent Energy Field using the Downbeat. Rhythmic intention with stamina. Afro and Cuban Hand Drumming Together. Sunday, 245 – 345pm, Bardic Circle
How we combine rhythmic traditions to get sacred grooves for our cultural mix. The Clave and Samba combined with Second Line and Funk. The Blues as a healing tradition. Soloing within the arrangement. Speed balanced with feel
Guest Presenters Workshops Alaric Albertsson Tom’s Journey Friday, 1215-115pm, Bardic Circle
Author Alaric Albertsson talks about his newest novel, ‘Once Every Season’. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, 750 years from now, Alaric drew his inspiration for this novel from real Pagan people and events that took place in 1980. Alaric will show how a community in the Midwest became the model for his fictional Pagan culture, and how that culture evolved over three and a half decades to become the background for the novel. Spin Your Own Wheel! Saturday, 1000 - 1100am, Bardic Circle
"One size fits all" never works very well in our Pagan culture, and the Wheel of the Year is no exception. In this workshop we will examine the origins of the Wheel and discuss how to adapt it to your own spirituality and environment. Spin your own Wheel and enjoy more meaningful ritual celebrations Futhorc: Rediscovering The Lost Runes of England Sunday, 400 – 500pm, Bardic Circle
The runes most often encountered today are the 24 symbols of the Elder Futhark, but the oldest surviving rune lore addresses all 29 symbols of the English Futhorc. Discover the runes ignored in most contemporary rune books – ac, æsc, yr, ior and ear – and why these can enhance your understanding of the runic mysteries.
Brad Murphy and Teresa Frank Aura Cleansings and Chakhra Balancings Friday, 1100am - 1200pm, Bardic Circle
A hands-on workshop about working with Pranic energy. There is no sitting and observing in this experiential workshop on aura cleansing, and chakra cleansing and balancing. class! Chakras, in Hindu metaphysical tradition and other belief systems, are centers of Prana, life force, or vital energy. They correspond to vital points in the physical body i.e. major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves. When your chakras are not balanced or become blocked, over time, you will feel a physical and/ or emotional response. When your chakras are in a balanced state you will feel calm and peaceful, less susceptible to stress and anxiety. We’ll experiment with ways to recognize auras and locate Chakhras, ways to balance the energy centers, cleansing them and keeping them in good working order. You do not need to bring any special tools for this workshop
Daniel (Heng Xue) Scharpenburg: The Core of the Dharma Saturday, 245 - 345pm, Bardic Circle
Are you curious about Buddhism? Buddhism is a 2,500 year old tradition designed to teach us how to end pain & suffering in ourselves & others. Buddhism is a mystical path devoted to awakening our true nature, not a passive religious path, but a vibrant, positive, active one. This workshop will cover the life of the Buddha, basic Buddhist teachings, the basics of meditation, and more.
Guest Presenters Workshops Daniel (Heng Xue) Scharpenburg What is Meditation? Friday, 400 - 500pm, Bardic Circle
Meditation has been shown to increase emotional stability, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase general calmness. Meditation is a way to 'wake up' to the present moment and also to cut through delusion and see life as it really is. It's a way of tuning in to our true nature, which is luminous and free. No experience is necessary for this workshop, just a good attitude. This will consist of some instruction, a group meditation, and Q & A.
Tuatha Dea Rhythm for Women Friday, 245 - 345pm, Bardic Circle
Interactive rhythm event and drum circle is designed by women for women. The ladies of Tuatha Dea will be presenting a workshop drum circle to create a unifying and empowering circle using the drum as catalysis. The workshop will include the basic drumming, drum etiquette, introduction to the symbiotic relationship between drummers and dancers and more. Basics of the Drum Circle Workshop Saturday, 400 - 500pm, Bardic Circle
Interactive rhythm event. The central purpose is to enhance individual creativity and foster community through the interlacing of rhythm and non-verbal communication methods. This workshop will include introduction to African drums, basic rhythm techniques and drum circle etiquette. Its aim is to culminate in a symphonic and unifying rhythm event. This event encourages the participation of both novice and experienced drummers alike. This is a NONTRADITIONAL workshop and is intended to elicit self expression and integration, as opposed to teaching traditional African rhythms. Heartbeats are the foundations of rhythm and know no gender, race or creed. All heartbeats are welcome, and no experience of any level is required. Portions of this workshop will relate to the relationship between drummers and dancers, dancers are encouraged to participate as well. All percussion instruments are provided, but please feel free to bring your own instruments if desired.
Robin Murphy: Beloved, Love Within Sunday, 130 – 230pm, Bardic Circle
Take a journey to a place where you can fall in love with yourself, a place where the Gods are available to partner with you in sacred connection. Whether you are in relationship with others or un-partnered, you will gain information that can help you realize that, while you may FEEL lonely, that doesn’t mean you’re alone. Practical and mystical practices will be revealed to help you shift the energy away from needing others for validation to feeling self-fulfilled and in relationship with the Divine, deeply loved, honored, supported and cherished from within.
Workshops Sex Magick (Friday, 1100am - 1200pm, Flora’s Garden) We all know sex is powerful and magical, but can you truly learn to direct and use these wild energies to make real world changes and create transformation without taking all the fun out of it? Of course you can! Learn real, practical techniques that are as easy to manifest as they are fun to practice! Info will be helpful to singles, couples, and polygroups, but adults only please! Kacey Carlson is a practicing Tantrika and a teacher in the Dakini tradition, and is an affiliated Qadishtu priestess with Terra Incognita in Chicago. She has studied aspects of sacred and radical sexuality for over 25 years, and has conducted classes and workshops on numerous topics, including Tantra, world sexual traditions, relationships, and ritual design. She is the organizer of Temple Indigo, a weekend conference on sacred and radical sexuality held annually at Camp Gaea.
Intro to Reiki (Friday, 1215 - 115pm, Flora’s Garden) This class is designed to discuss Reiki & Energy Healing. It will explain the history of Reiki, how it works, and discuss how Reiki can be used and the benefits of Reiki. The goal is to answer any questions you have about getting a Reiki treatment or learning Reiki. Sherree Ross, HC, AADP, EFT-ADV is an emotional eating, food allergy avoidance, and going gluten and dairy free expert. She is a board certified Health Coach, Reiki Seichim and Karuna® Reiki Master/Teacher, EFT-ADV Practitioner, trained herbalist, and ordained minister. Sherree offers personalized individual nutrition and lifestyle coaching programs, group coaching programs, corporate wellness consulting, phone consultations, group seminars/workshops, grocery store tours, and cooking and ‘uncooking’ classes, and Reiki classes. www.SherreeRoss.com https://www.facebook.com/SacredLightofIsis
Tea with the Crones (Friday, 245 - 345pm, Flora’s Garden) Have a spot of tea and share the wisdom of some of the elder women of the Pagan Community. Expect a bit of cackling! H.S.A. Sacred Experience Team
Child Blessing (Saturday, 1000 -1100am, Flora’s Garden) This introduction to the pagan gods and community is open to any parents wishing to participate with their child in this joyous rite of passage. All assistance will be provided. No preparation of participants is required HSA Sacred Experience Team
Learning to Laugh (Saturday, 130 - 230pm, Flora’s Garden Put on by the creator of Pagan Humor Because We Get It, the goal of Learning to Laugh is just that, learning how to laugh. As a community we tend to take our selves a little too seriously sometimes and, I think, we tend to be pretty easily offended by pretty silly things. In this workshop I will teach you how to put a positive or silly spin on something that could be otherwise offensive, how to run
Workshops with the joke, and how to embrace the jokes rather than let yourself get all in a tizzy. Presented by Jessica Yohn
We All Come from the Goddess: Demystifying Women's Mysteries (Saturday, 245 - 415pm, Flora’s Garden) Discussion/Goddess Blessing. Open to women and men. There's been a lot of discussion of women's ritual in the pagan community. This workshop opens women's mysteries to everyone, with a blessing from the goddess and a chance to discuss just what magic women work in ritual, what magic we might like to do, and how we all feel about doing it. Galadrial, Gwyneth and Lark have led women's rituals at HPF for more than 20 years. We would love to gather perspectives and ideas from men and women at Heartland.
The Pagan Empath (Sunday,1000 - 1100am, Flora’s Garden) This is a beginner’s class for pagans who are or think they may be an empath. We will discuss the traits of an empath, grounding and shielding, and ultimately control of the gift. Kris Bethea is a life-long Empath who has experienced a wide-variety of life in her lifetime. Adopted from birth, she struggled as a child and as a teenage Empath who was unaware of her abilities. As she feels that being an intuitive empath is a gift, Kris and the Empath Support Group she helped to found on Facebook share the goal of educating newly awakened or discovered Empaths about their gift and teaching them to protect themselves so that they may be more comfortable in social situations."
Women’s Mysteries (Sunday, 1215 - 215pm, Venus Sanctuary) The Mysterious Women of Heartland are meeting again. Please join us for ritual and fun. Open to women and young children. (If you need transportation to the site, please contact the HSA Shuttle in plenty of time to arrive by 1215). Galadrial, Gwyneth and Lark love making magic with the women of HPF. We also make magic with the Web of Oz.
Chair Yoga (Sunday, 1215-115pm, Flora’s Garden) Chair yoga is a series of exercises that last from 20-40 minutes. These are for those who have balance problems, or are wheel chair bound, or are unable to get up and down from the floor. The exercises use the arms, the legs, and some work on the waist and abdomen. Lettie Kelly has been part of the pagan community for 29 years, and is active in teaching the Craft and in Chair Yoga practice.
Memorial Day Ritual (Sunday, 600 - 615pm, Memorial Grove) A Pagan religious service to honor those who have died in war for the USA. The ceremony is brief -- about 5 minutes -- but very emotional. Gary Stanfield has been Pagan since the late 1980's, mostly into English reconstruction, and is a military veteran and a UU.
Mystical Merchants HPF 2 014
Shops at the Mystical Merchants Circle 009.5 HSA Merchants Committee - Aislinn Firehawk 1 Wyrd Sisters - Pyrographic & mixed medium artwork, wall pieces, boxes, spirit boards, pendulums, bags & what not out of reclaimed fabric, plus Tarot readings. Julia Lawrence 816/304-2289 email@example.com 2 Hawkdancing Studio - Drums, accessories, deity sculpture, pottery, jewelry, costuming. http://Hawkdancing.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/artifactorium Nels Linde 715/263-2756 firstname.lastname@example.org 3 The Enchanted Willow - The Enchanted Willow is back with some new faces, and all of our great products, including ~ stick & powdered incense, dried herbs, tools & all the witchy items you have come to expect from us! And, don’t forget the live harp music! Jim Mosher 785/220-9593 email@example.com www.enchantedwillow.org 4 Ooooo… Shiny! - Our name says it all! Come in & browse our selection of clothing, tapestries, incense & SHINY stuff! Jim Todd 816/984-3187 Medean_seawind@yahoo.com 5 Spiralware - Your one-stop-shop for tie-dyed clothing ~ dresses, skirts, shirts, tops, pants, tapestries, sarongs & Goddess-size sarongs. This year, we are introducing kilts ~ in modern & classic styles ~ & kilt accessories. New styles of belly dance costumes, your favorite rope sandals, and of course deals-dealsdeals! Neil Goodman 6 Grandma Dragon’s Attic - Offering cloaks, bags, ear wraps, pants, goblets, horns, crystals & more treasures can be found here! Terrilyn Koetting firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 7 Black Wolf Designs - New for 2014 ~ I will be offering Akashic Record & Tarot/Intuitive readings (these are my passion)! We will also have some beautiful wire-wrapped pendants, along with beautiful necklaces, bracelets & earrings. We are Glow Headquarters as well with necklaces, bracelets, glow sticks, etc. And, some amazing hand-carved ritual pens. Stop by & check us out! Tracy Ronk, CHt 402/350-3896 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tracyronk.com 8 Soulwinds Flutes - Features Native American Style Flutes handcrafted from several domestic & exotic woods. Dawn Rasmussen email@example.com .
9 Sacred Light of Isis - Reiki sessions by a Seichim & Karuna Mater/Teacher Healing, wellness & wonderful things for you. Supplement information & herbal products for your personal wellness. Sherree Ross 816/808-6606 www.shereeross.com https://www.facebook.com/SacredLightofIsis 10 GEM Enterprises - Welcome GEM Enterprises, where the prices are always Pagan-Friendly! This year, we have all kinds of new tie-dye clothing styles & sizes ~ sarongs, tapestries, shirts, tops, Goddess dresses, skirts & wrap skirts, pants & wrap pants, and plenty of classic styles as well. Rain Dove 11 Rain Dove Creations - Natural stone jewelry in sterling silver, leather cuffs & bracelets, pocket stones, totems, spell bottles, pendulums & stone carvings. Rain Dove 12 Aquarius - Sterling silver jewelry, books, tarot, altar supplies. Barbara Criswell 816/931-6303 firstname.lastname@example.org 13 Vulcan’s Forge - Sterling silver jewelry, books, tarot, altar supplies. Russ Criswell 816/931-6303 email@example.com 14 Fae Fantasies - All things crafty, including beadwork, knitting, hand & hair cream, jewelry & whatever strikes our Fae Fancies! Cheryl Locke 15 Starrcat Imports - Products ~ gift items, both hand-made & commercial. Clothing items, on close out sale. Some drums & other musical items. Services ~ FREE hugs & smiles! Some minor jewelry repairs & sterling or copper wire wrapping. Richard Basham 303/328-1378 firstname.lastname@example.org 16 Bee Soft & Natural - Natural cosmetics and other products. Bob Wade Cbwade1@windstream.net 17 Intuitive Portraits - Your Intuitive Portrait is a color, photo-realistic likeness of yourself, surrounded by your spirit guides, animal totems, guardian angels & other elements of your life. Each one is 11x14” & $50. I can also draw 2 people together on the same page ~ couples, relatives, good friends ~ showing how your auras & spirit guides interact. This larger Intuitive Portrait is 14x17” & $100. Michelle Stelting-Mauler 913/268-0131 email@example.com 18 The Dancing Firefly - Cloaks, jewelry, sarongs, Reiki, handmade bags, crystals, stones, corsets. Candy Ayres 320/587-3734 firstname.lastname@example.org 19 Junior Doubloon Shoppe - This is where those Junior Pirates can trade in those Doubloons they’ve earned for PRIZES! Shoppe will be open Friday & Saturday afternoons 3-5pm. Also, there will be a Junior Pirate Party Sunday at 4pm ~ all Junior Pirates are welcome to attend! Get details from the Doubloon Shoppe. Cap’n Uriah 20 Hippy Village - Don’t go to town, come see us! Propane, personal hygiene, first aide. Beautiful art, shiny things, eco-friendly laundry soap, good smelling things & more! Melanie Gilbert, Marsha Heines, Shana Dearing, Veronica Hope
Mystical Merchants (con’t) 21 Rainbow Gypsies - Massage & bodywork, jewelry, woven pouches & bags, clothing, woodwork items & other miscellaneous items! Aislinn Firehawk 816/231-1919 email@example.com 22 HSA Trash & Recycling - This is where you will find trash & recycling containers. 23 HSA Merchant Check - In All Merchants wait here to be checked in & shown to their booth. 24 HSA Shuttle Stop - This is one of the stops where you can catch the Shuttle. 25 HSA Fundraising - This is the location of HSA’s Silent Auction. 26 HSA Merchandising & Public Relations - This is the location of all merchandise for sale, along with Festival Brochures and other information. 27 HSA Speakers & Bands - All our Honored Guests can be found here with their merchandise. 28 HSA Gaea Youth - This is the location for all Children’s workshops & activities. 29 We’re Dying to Please - Handmade batik & tie-dye clothing & accessories. Cinda Hughes 316/519-3202 Wildwoman4@cox.net 30 Spoo’s Fabulous Kitchen - Non-perishable snacks and food. Heather Wilkes 31 HSA Centering Dome - A place where you can calm & ground yourself when you start over-festing yourself. 32 Stained Mushroom Handmade - Handmade jewelry & accessories. Chelsea Lewis 816/606-1592 firstname.lastname@example.org 33 Author Alaric Albertsson - Books, Rune Decks, Meditation Pillows. Alaric Albertsson Alaric@alaricalbertsson.com 34 Twisted Wire Creations & Mattie’s Place - Chainmail jewelry & apparel. Mattie’s Place offers a wide & varied assortment of wares & services ~ Faerie & Magical Art, Faerie Oracle readings & henna, wearables & other wonders! Mike Flippin 660/789-2011 email@example.com Jaclyn Spencer 417/599-8271 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/mattiesplace 35 Wolf Treasures Books - tarot, jewelry, tapestries, rocks, minerals & metaphysical tools, plus unique items Gene Corn 314/323-8082 email@example.com
36 Freeway Marketing LLC - Tie-dye up to 4x, pewter jewelry. Loretta Townsend 785/464-3000 firstname.lastname@example.org 37 The Bee’s Knees - Miscellaneous merchandise & massage. Puck the Bard 38 Rebecca Adamson - One-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry, soap & miscellaneous. Rebecca Adamson 816/838-4617 Becca.email@example.com 39 Droopy Daisy - Handmade, natural herbal soaps & salves, handcrafted jewelry, wooden wands just waiting for your personal touches. Jani White 785/643-6700 firstname.lastname@example.org 40 Aeldaritch Smoke - All the usual Eby stuff. Michael “EB” Lattimer 940/395-9147 41 Guest Speakers Workshop Area - This is where you can find the workshops presented by the Guest Speakers. 42 HSA Bardic Circle Fire 43 T’ger Toggs & Once in a Blue Moon - Pagan, Renaissance & Japanese clothing; fun import items from Thailand ~ bags, jade, chopsticks, Mid-Eastern clothing & jewelry, including hand-made Kichi tribal jewelry. T'gallen Stone, Betsy Pike
Monday, May 26, 2014 Rituals, Workshops, and Special Events Time
Merchants/ Bardic Circle
Main Ritual Circle
Other Dining Hall -Brunch 9-12
Festival Concludes **Merry Meet**
Main Hall Sand Mandala Dispersed Final Departure time
We Honor our American Veterans, We Remember You , We Thank You 25
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Rituals, Workshops, and Special Events *****Community Dinner *****
on Thursday Night Our Community Dinner will be a Vegetarian Middle Eastern dish called Mujadara (tangy lentils and rice with caramelized onions) topped with cheese and salad, brownies for dessert, and lemonade or iced tea to drink - enough for 250 people, and will be served by Spookittyâ€™s Fabulous Kitchen in the Pavilion at 7pm Thursday night. The dinner is free but a love offering to cover the cost will be gratefully accepted.
Got a Talent? Sign up for the HPF Talent Show. Our host and emcee ,John Mitchell, will take your information during the Community Dinner.
Time 9 am
Merchants/ Main Flora's Bardic Ritual Garden Circle Circle Other *****Gate Opens - Festival Begins****** Sand Mandala Opens Main Hall
12 pm Fire Build 4 pm 5 pm 630 pm 7 pm
700 pm - Community 745 pm Dinner 730 pm 10 pm
9 pm 10 pm
Talent show Bardic Circle Host: John Mitchell Main Fire
Friday, May 23, 2014 Rituals, Workshops, and Special Events Gaea Youth
Time 830 am 10 am 11 am
(All activities subject to change)
Dining Hall Brunch 9-12
Aura Cleansings and Chakhra Sex Magick Balancings
Intro to Reiki
1215 pm - 115 pm
130 pm 230 pm
Summer Osborne Sound check
4 pm - 5 pm
The Horse In Mongolian Shamanism
Tea With Rhythm for the Crones Women
What is Meditation? Fire Build
5 pm - 7 pm
Summer Osborne Concert 8 pm -9 730 pm - 9 pm
9pm - 10 pm
Main Ritual Circle
HSA Staff Meeting
11 am 12 pm
245 pm 345 pm
Merchants/ Bardic Circle
Bardic Circle 9 pm Host: John Mitchell Main Fire
NeckDining Hall - laces/ Bracelets Dinner 4-7
Saturday, May 24, 2014 Rituals, Workshops, and Special Events
HSA Staff Meeting
10 am - Murphy's 11 am Sound Check
11 am 12 pm
Merchants/ Bardic Circle
Main Ritual Circle
Child Spin Your Own Blessing Wheel! Combining Good Grooves With Good Intentions
Gaea Youth Other
Dining Hall Brunch 9-12
Murphy's 1215 Midnight pm Rounders 115 pm Noon - 1pm
(All activities subject to change)
130 pm - 230 pm
Healing Using Learning to Sensual OrLaugh gone Grooves
245 pm - 345 pm
We All Come from the Goddess: Demystifying Women's Mysteries
4 pm - 5 pm
The Core of the Dharma Basics of the Drum Circle
5 pm - 7 pm
8 pm 10 pm
Dining Hall - Bird Feeder Dinner 4-7 Fire Build
Bardic Circle Host: John Mitchell
Vision Quest 8pm - Midnight Enter at Venus Main Fire Mound
Sunday, May 25, 2014 Rituals, Workshops, and Special Events
Pavilion HSA Staff Meeting
10 am 11 am 11am 12 pm
Merchants/ Bardic Circle
Maintaining Sacred Space Quantum Drumming
Main Ritual Circle
Gaea Youth Other
Dining Hall Brunch 9-12
Women's Mysteries Venus Sanctuary 1215-215
(All activities subject to change)
Make Your Own Bouncy Ball
1215 pm - 115 pm
Lettie Kelly The Magick Of (Seven) The Seven Chair Yoga Seas
130 pm 230 pm
Beloved, Love Within
245 pm 345 pm
Afro And Cuban Hand Drumming Together
4 pm - 5 pm
Futhorc : Rediscovering The Lost Runes Of England
Dining Hall Dinner Ice Cream 4-7
5 pm - 7 Tuatha Dea pm Sound Check
730 pm - Tuatha Dea 930 pm Concert Main Ritual
Bardic Circle 1030 pm Host: John Mitchell
Memorial Day Ritual Memorial Grove
Gaea Youth Events Schedule Friday 10-11AM SNAKE BUBBLES 12:15-1:15PM MARSHMALLOW ART 1:30-2:30PM DREAM CATCHERS 2:45-3:45PM HORSES 4-5PM NECKLACES/BRACELETS
Saturday 10-11AM TILE ART 12:15-1:15PM CATAPULTS 1:30-2:30PM SPIRAL QUEST 2:45-3:45PM WIND SOCKS 4-5PM BIRD FEEDERS
Sunday 10-11AM MAKE YOUR OWN BOUNCY BALL 12:15-1:15PM SLIME 1:30-2:30PM PIRATE PARTY 2:45-5:00PM ICE CREAM
Spookittyâ€™s Fabulous Kitchen
Guest Performers Concerts Summer Osborne Friday, 7:30 - 9:00pm, Pavilion
Murphyâ€™s Midnight Rounders Saturday 12:00 Noon Pavilion
Tuatha Dea Sunday, 7:30 - 9:30pm, Pavilion
HPF 2014 ARTWORK By Sarah Geimer To us, the horse symbolizes freedom and swiftness, opening up new roads of opportunity. To our ancestors, it was also support for nearly all aspects of life: working, growing food, transport, warfare. It follows then that Epona, horse Goddess, was widelyworshipped across Western Europe at a time when most deities were very localized, such was the great importance of the horse to our ancestors. It was this dual importance, the working, support role of the horse, as well as the joyful freedom the horse affords us that inspired this design. Sarah is a Kansas City resident, HSA member, and lifelong Witch and Pagan. 32
Heartland Pagan Festival 2014 Our theme for 2015 will be “Drums, Flames, and Visions” Though artwork for 2015 has yet to be selected, our winning artist will be provided one (1) free entry and a free shirt in exchange for the exclusive use of the art for the 2015 festival year. For questions please visit the HSA Public Relations booth in the Mystical Merchants’ area or after festival contact email@example.com.
Do you want be a part of making Heartland Pagan Festival happen? The membership of Heartland Spiritual Alliance meets the first Sunday of each month in the meeting room above Aquarius Books at 3936 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111, Will be welcoming new members beginning June 8, 2014 See page 43 for more info on becoming a member.
Notes Use this page for taking notes at workshops or for anything else you might need to jot down.
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Festival Feedback Let us know about your festival experience. Please take a moment to write down your thoughts about the HPF 2014 festival. Tear out this page and place it in the Feedback Box conveniently located in the HSA Public Relations booth in the Merchant Circle. You may also mail this form to: Heartland Spiritual Alliance, PO Box 300926 KCMO 64130 You may also complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6S5SNVK We appreciate your comments. Safe Travels and Merry Meet!!!! How many years have you attended Heartland Pagan Festival? ___________________ What was your best experience during this festival? ____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ How could the H.S.A. Staff have made your Festival experience better? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Did you have the spiritual experience you expected at festival? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ What was your favorite workshop? Why? _____________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________
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About Heartland Spiritual Alliance
John Silversmith, Jr Vice President: Aislinn Firehawk Secretary
Ruairi MacRae Treasurer
Committee Chairs Community Fires
Jessi Hunter Fundraising/Merchandising:
John Silversmith, Jr First Aide
Sean Murphy Gaea Youth
Rachael Vest Hospitality
Jacki Kelley I.T
Josh Jipson Membership
Michelle Lindemann Merchants
Aislinn Firehawk Publications
Karissa Jones Public Relations
John Silversmith, Jr Registration/Community Service
Raina Jessup Sacred Experience
Jason Truman Security
Steve Sceolan Starks Speakers & Bands
Heartland Spiritual Alliance (HSA) is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the appreciation and acceptance of a variety of alternative religions and philosophies. We are an all-volunteer, organization whose mission is to promote alternative spirituality through participation in educational activities that focus on similarities within all religions and the respectful, free exchange of spiritual beliefs.
Heartland Spiritual Alliance has sought to fulfill its mission in numerous ways such as: Spirit Circle, a networking and educational group that meets in Kansas City; publishing The Heartland Spirit newsletter; and, of course, presenting the Heartland Pagan Festival. Heartland Spiritual Alliance meets monthly on the second Sunday of each month from 2:00p to 5:00p at Aquarius in Kansas City. All meetings are open to the public. Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. To become a member of Heartland Spiritual Alliance, you must be 18 years of age, complete a membership application, and pay the membership dues. This can be completed online at www.kchsa.org or you can print out the application and mail it to HSA, PO Box 300926, Kansas City, MO 64130-0926. Members are expected to serve on committees and contribute a minimum of 20 volunteer hours during the membership year (July -June).
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In 1985, there were no Pagan festivals held near the Kansas City area. Interested folks meeting at The Rune picnic formed a group, The Council of the South Winds (CSW). Their first meeting mustered only three people, but the next assembled the first core group of eight, joined by a dozen or so later. These intrepid pioneers put together the first Heartland Pagan Festival (HPF), held June 27-29th, 1986. It was held at Camp Hammond, near Lawrence, KS as a three day event. CSW repeated the Festival in 1987 at Camp Shawnee near Kansas City with a larger attendance and larger expenses. After much painful debate and deliberation it was decided that incorporation was needed to effectively manage the financial and liability aspects of the event, and The Heartland Spiritual Alliance (HSA) was incorporated September 19, 1988. In 1991 we saw HPF move to the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, near Osceola, Missouri. Featured guests were Stewart and Janet Farrar, on their first visit to the United States. There were over 60 workshops, several rituals, two concerts and the first “Merchants In The Round”. The year we came home was 1992. Gaea Retreat Center, near Tonganoxie, Kansas, owned and operated by Earth Rising, Inc. was the site for the first HPF that did not have any restrictions on size or activities. HSA membership was instrumental in the rehabilitation of the camp, which had been neglected for many years. With considerable donated funds and hundreds of hours of labor contributed to repair and upgrade the camp’s infrastructure. We continue that support to this day. Heartland Spiritual Alliance is perpetually working for the community through a variety of educational programs and activities consistent with our Mission Statement.
Editor’s Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in articles within this publication are strictly those of the authors of each individual article and do not necessarily represent the positions of the Heartland Spiritual Alliance’s Board of Directors, Officers, or Membership