Transformational Festivals
What Happens in a Place Called Loveland? ARISE Music Festival
ARISE music festival, in it’s nascent third year, is already a Colorado staple. Since 2013, music lovers have worked it into their summer plans- why? Because something magical happens out there in Loveland, and everyone knows it. Last year around this time, a friend offered me a ticket to ARISE and I jumped at the opportunity. I didn’t have anyone to go with, but I knew I’d run into plenty of friends. It was the first music festival I attended alone, and I couldn’t have chosen a better occasion. As I arrived at Sunrise Ranch the first thing I noticed was...
Symbiosis Gathering: Not your Average Transformative Fest
Festival line-ups don’t stand out to me like they did when I was 21; they don’t recruit me the way Rothbury ‘09 demanded my presence.  Now 27- and reporting on fest culture for a 6th year- I wonder if I’m just changing or if, in fact, festival line-ups are overlapping and too commonly duplicating productions with limited diversity. In a time when the latter seems more true, Symbiosis Gathering calls me to participate in what appears to be shaping into the transformational gathering of the year, Symbiosis Gathering’s 10 Year Re:Union. I first encountered Symbiosis Events in West Virginia, at...
Living Lucidity: 6 Ways to Integrate Lucidity Festival into Your Every Day
You danced, you connected, you blossomed. Lucidity 2015 was packed with love, intention, education, nature, and so many beautiful souls that were ready to connect the dots! By now, most of us are back to the ‘Real World’ yet still dreaming of our days at Lucidity. But wait, it’s not over! You can keep this magic flowing, you can keep connecting with spirit, you can certainly keep dancing! And we’ve outlined a little how-to guide for you here! Please enjoy our list of the top six ways to bring Lucidity festival into your everyday. And, for those of you who weren’t at Lucidity,...
Kinnection Campout brings Transformational Fest Culture to Full Fruition on the East Coast
The 4th annual Kinnection Campout kicks off on May 14th, and it’s on a mission “to bring people together for the purposes of enlivening the soul, strengthening our feeling of interconnectedness, and deepening our experience of walking this planet.” Not only is Kinnection Campout being thrown by Tribal Council– a group pioneering the transformational fest culture on the East Coast- but also, the event is taking place just outside of Asheville, NC on the ever so sacred grounds of Deerfields. Home to STS9’s first ever Re:Generation Festival held in 2007 and bookmark event, Trinumeral Festival 9.9.9. For those of you...
5 reasons to be *Present* at Lucidity’s Kindred Quest
… Lucidity 2015: Kindred Quest . April 10-12 . Santa Barbara, CA … In year four of Lucidity’s six-year story arc, festival coordinators invite attendees on a Kindred Quest and ask participants, “How do we live in the world in right relationship with each other and the planet? ” And,  “How do we transform our cultures and societies to make space for a brighter future for our children’s children?”  Lucidity suggests we look to our ancestors for guidance and through the Kinderd Quest, sets a conscious intention to honor the indigenous knowledge systems that have not been lost in translation,...
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