The Celtic Church of Dynion Mwyn, The Universal Federation of Pagans and Many Paths Tradition Proudly Present the:
46th Annual Fall Gathering of the Tribes & International Leadership Conference
September 5th - 8th, 2013
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The Gathering will be held At: Cherokee Farms,2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd., LaFayette, GA, 30728...For the story of Cherokee Farms go to http://www.amberlandfestival.com/cherokee-farms/ Directions are below.
Merry Meet! We invite you to attend the 46th annual Gatherings of the Tribes. This Gathering will provide us an opportunity to express our religious freedom of choice allowing us to celebrate and honor the Old Ways of Spirit and Nature.
The 46th anniversary of the Gathering of the Tribes will be held at Cherokee Farms, near LaFayette Georgia, September 5 - 8, 2013 and will again focus on leadership and building pagan community. We will have Panel Discussions, Belly Dancing, Music, Workshops, and Presentations.
Gatherings are community affairs which we hope will reach out to every Pagan, Heathen and Hopeful Spirit in these areas!! All Respectful Seekers Welcome!!
The Gathering of the Tribes which has been continuously held since the late 60s has provided Pagans of the various traditions a common ground to appreciate the similarities between other paths. The Gatherings provide us an opportunity to express our religious freedom of choice and celebrate the Cycles of Nature. We share the passion of our beliefs and what is sacred in our life, with others. Our Bardic and nightly Drum Circles provide a way to celebrate our coming together. We sing, dance, drum, and feel the vibrations rising from the Earth with each beat of our hearts. We celebrate and honor the Old Ways of Spirit and Nature.
We are inviting some of the same national leaders we invited in the past, ( see http://www.dynionmwyn.net/history.html ) as well as current authors and groups to help us determine what has changed and what has stayed the same in the intervening years. This will help this conference determine what are the problems of the New Paganism. To help us identify these problems and solutions, we will focus on re-linking with Nature, building community, establishing leadership training, and working with pagan culture across a diversity of traditions and paths.
THE UNIVERSAL FEDERATION OF PAGANS ( http://www.dynionmwyn.net/ufp.html )
Finding and preparing outstanding men and women to build an expansive network of influential Pagan leaders is what we feel is very important for our survival as a Pagan Movement. The UFP network is a Foundation for the Future and we want you to be a part of it. Therefore, The UFP and Dynion Mwyn traditions invite you to join the UFP if you are not already a member and bring your unique point of view to this event.
THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The 46th Gathering of the Tribes Leadership Conference is asking the question: “What Do We Need from Our Leaders?” To address this issue and those issues described below, we will have a comprehensive Panel Discussion. This will include questions from the Pagan Community and a discussion of what the average pagan needs from the leadership.
As you know, religious leadership is complicated, especially within a pagan community that isn’t even in agreement about its collective identity, its purpose in our greater society, or even if we should classify what we do as religious.
Over the years we have gotten the impression that what pagans seem to want is a co-creative, egalitarian model of group interaction rather than a model which relies on a single leader. We want our strengths to be put to good use, we want our fellow coven or grove members to support us as we support them, and we want to experience our community without the sense that we are being dictated to.
This is what we want. But, is this what we need?
All leaders usually begin with a vision defined by the following questions: Who am I going to lead? Where am I going to lead them? Who and what do I serve?
A leader has to articulate his or her vision. “If I keep it to myself, I’m not leading anyone.”
A leader has to implement his or her vision. “Talk is cheap – how am I going to do the work necessary to make the vision a reality?”
This idea of “beginning with a vision” would be better phrased as “beginning with vision”.
Should the vision of a leader be thought of as more of a quality of seeing; a refinement of one’s faculties of observation? Perhaps we need our leaders to see what is happening in our communities and in the lives of individuals with greater clarity. In this way, their “vision” isn’t a noun. It isn’t a platform on which they can run for election. Instead, it is a tool which they can use in order to better understand their brothers and sisters.
But then the question is, what do we do when we recognize a specific need? Is that the moment where leadership begins?
In the Spirituality of Paganism, Leaders are teachers, or at least possessors of knowledge. They should have put in the time learning about the nuts and bolts of their practice or tradition but not be so bookish as to be unapproachable.
In the Spirituality of Paganism, Pastoral care should be a primary focus of religious leadership. If we’re going to work in service to the community, we should understand how to serve real, human needs.
In the Spirituality of Paganism, Leaders need the skills of compassion and empathy.
To be clear, there’s value in stepping back and thinking about the difference between what we want and what we need in all aspects of our life, but particularly when we’re thinking about the leaders of our covens, our groves, or our larger Pagan institutions.
Is there a difference between what Pagans want from our leaders and what we need from them? Have you found it challenging to discern the needs of your group, or did you have clear vision from the start?
These are some of the questions that need to be addressed at the 46th Gathering of the Tribes Leadership Conference...would you join with us in exploring these topics?
The original and authentic Gathering of the Tribes held it's initial festival in the forests of Northwest Maryland in 1967. CLICK HERE TO SEE HISTORY Dynion Mwyn held the Gathering of the Tribes in Maryland from 1967 to 1970; in Georgia and South Carolina from 1971 to 209 and in Iowa 2010 and 2011. We are going to hold the 2013 South East Gathering in North West Georgia.
In March of 1967, Rhuddlwm Gawr and Dynion Mwyn established "The Gathering of the Tribes" (the first Pagan “Gathering of the Tribes” festival recorded) in Western Maryland. See http://www.dynionmwyn.net/history.html
In 1978 Dynion Mwyn held the 12th Annual "Gathering of the Tribes", with a National Pagan/Wiccan Leadership conference at Unicoi conference Center near Helen Georgia. It was attended by Ray Buckland, Margot Adler, Selena Fox, and many other national Pagan leaders. This gathering, held at the time of the Summer Solstice, brought together Pagans from many paths and places from all over the United States..
In 1991The Universal Federation of Pagans was founded June 21, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia by Rhuddlwm Gawr and Otter G'Zell at The Gathering of the Tribes, A number of Pagan leaders discussed the possibility of creating a true federation of Pagan religions which could unite in a common cause rather than wasting energy in conflict.
These Pagan Leaders believed that it is important that dedicated and visible public leaders of the International Pagan movement be able to interact for the betterment of Paganism. Rhuddlwm Gawr (Church of Y Dynion Mwyn) and Otter G'Zell (Church of All Worlds) decided to make the necessary investment in time and money to establish such an organization.
Rhuddlwm and Otter contacted over three hundred Pagan Leaders all over the world and invited them to join as Trustees to help formulate the precepts which would establish the organizational process. Over one hundred and twenty Pagan leaders initially responded by becoming Trustees. These Trustees acknowledged the differences inherent in the many and diverse Pagan traditions, choosing the motto to be "Unity Through Diversity." They displayed a great vision of the future by acknowledging the need for a truly international Pagan federation which addresses universal issues. (see http://www.dynionmwyn.net/23directory.html )
In September of 1992, several of the Trustees met in Georgia again at the Gathering of the Tribes. Lady Amythyst and Lord Rhuddlwm Gawr were elected co-facilitators. They helped to ratify the Articles of Incorporation. Lady Amythyst, Lord Rhuddlwm and Lady Galadriel were elected as incorporators, and in December of 1992 the Universal Federation of Pagans was legally incorporated in the State of Georgia. http://www.dynionmwyn.net/ufp.html
In 2007 and 2008 we held a Gathering and hosted Maxine Sanders and national Pagan Authors.
2013 will be the continuation of a new era of Pagan Festivals. We want to invite you to take part in this wonderful experience. Because of the cost of gasoline may place constraints on the distance you can travel this year we are holding the Fall Gathering of the Tribes in two locations: Northeast Georgia and near Waterloo Iowa. We want to make our unique Gathering available to as many Pagans as possible. Come join us...become part of the history of the Gathering of the Tribes.
Sacred Traveling Ashes
A note about the the origin The oldest Traveling Ashes came from a camp north of Eldora, Iowa in 1912. They have traveled all over the world since then. They came back to Eldora in the early 90's and now continue to travel from ceremony to ceremony.
Bring ashes from a
sacred fire from a festival you attended in the past or
any appropriate item which you
wish to add to
the sacred fire at the opening ceremony. We will explain what and
why we are doing this at that time. At the
closing ceremony, all who wishes to take ashes and continue the
tradition at other festivals, will come forward. We
will then extinguish the sacred
fire to close the gathering. You will be given ashes to
take with you to the next Festival or Gathering. This ritual binds
pagans from many paths and generations.
The Tradition of the Purple Ribbon
The Universal Federation of Pagans, Inc. founded by Rhuddlwm Gawr of The Celtic Church of Dynion Mwyn and Otter G'Zell of Church of All Worlds, dedicated to providing a sacred space where all pagans can come and worship.Many Paths Tradition promotes freedom of, and tolerance for, all religions, but particularly paganism, through education, increased awareness, and activism. Their efforts are conducted within a framework that at all times honors Mother Earth and promotes harmony in the Universe.
The Celtic Church of Dynion Mwyn, Inc.is the Welsh tradition. Their homepage is at: http://www.dynionmwyn.com
Lord Rhuddlwm Gawr - Dynion Mwyn - Welsh Tradition
Rhuddlwm Gawr is an author of twenty + books including The Quest, The Way, The Word, Celtic Crystal Magick Vol 1 & 2, and A Welsh Herbal, Rhuddlwm is devoting substantial time and effort to writing additional books as well as reprinting his existing titles. He is schooled in ancient Welsh magickal practices, has lectured at conferences, is published in several journals, and teaches classes in several metaphysical subjects including Survival through 2013.
Rhuddlwm Gawr is knowledgeable of ancient Celtic mystery religions; including Welsh Traditions of Paganism, Witchcraft and Druidism. He has a AA degree in Electronics from Capital Engineering Institute, Washington, DC; he has a BLA degree from the University of Georgia in Environmental Design with a minor in Ecology; and he has a DD (Doctor of Divinity) degree.
He is co-founder of the Universal Federation of Pagans; Director of the Association of Cymry Wiccae; was responsible for incorporating the first Witchcraft Church in Georgia (Church of Y Tylwyth Teg, Inc.) in 1970s; was responsible for obtaining the first Group U.S. IRS exemption for a Witchcraft Organization (Association of Cymry Wicca) in 1976; held the first classes in Witchcraft in Georgia in 1970 SEE HISTORY; was responsible for a ruling by an administrative judge of the U.S. Post office giving Welsh Witchcraft a basis in law. See First Pagan Gathering of the Tribes in the United States in 1966-67 SEE ORIGIN.
He has a ninth level initiation from the Welsh pagan religion of Dynion Mwyn and is an elder of both Y Tylwyth Teg and Dynion Mwyn. Through living the teachings of the Ancient Celts he has accomplished many of his life goals and continually creates new ones. He has presented workshops on Welsh Mysteries since 1966.
Lord Rhuddlwm will be holding workshops on:
Reverend Brian Miller
He is a practitioner of High Magick and his personal path is eclectic. In 2012 he became a new Sage in the Community. Several years ago, he co-founded the Brothers of the SUN Men's festival with Rev. Terry Riley. His ongoing mission is to balance the Path with Male energy as well as Female.
Click Here to read about his workshop "Regional Leadership"
Reverend Sonya Miller
Rev. Sonya Miller is the Co-founder and the Highpriestess of the Temple of the Sacred Gift-ATC. She is the Dean of the Temple training program, and teaches those who seek and eventually become First degrees (initiations after one year). She is the Mother of many, the wife of Rev. Brian Miller, and her personal path is Egyptian. She created her own tradition in 2009 called the Heka tradition and is currently pulling together her BOS to publish her first book sharing its simple complexity with the public. She teaches Wicca to the majority of her students and has been walking this path "after initiation" since 1992.
She teaches one on one to seekers who are interested in her personal Egyptian path on wiccaseminary.edu, and has created her own publishing company, Heka House publishing, for those here in the Midsouth who seek to share their wisdom with others. She will receive her Croning in the fall of this year. She is a member of the Midsouth Elders council.
Click Here to read about her workshops: "Finding and Maintaining Pagan Leaders" and "Egyptian Paganism"
Anne is the Temple Crone of the Temple of the Sacred Gift-ATC Memphis, TN, was ordained Clergy-Temple of the Sacred Gift-ATC Memphis, TN in 2009, made a Permanent Council Member of Daughters of the Moon in 2007, and made Community Crone in the Memphis Area in 2000.
At the age of 18 Anne began her spiritual journey in earnest. For 40 years Anne has studied magic, alternative healing methods, nature, druidry, wicca, folklore, Celtic history and folklore, women’s spirituality, different spiritual traditions, humanity and the nature of spirit. Anne’s study of alternative healing methods has led her to becoming a Traditional Reiki Master, High Touch practitioner, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, and eventually led to being a practicing shaman. Anne has taught women’s spirituality, Reiki, the role and duties of clergy, magic and shamanism on the east coast and in the south for over 18 years. Her study of the magical arts, different traditions, women’s spirituality, nature and humanity has allowed Anne to develop and mature her skills, knowledge and spirituality. Anne is gifted with shamanic healing, shamanic journeying, past-life regressions, power animals, drumming magic, and palm reading. Anne’s personal spirituality is Celtic, and her practice is more shamanic in its nature.Anne is also a sculptor, painter and writer. She works with the elderly and the disabled, is married with 2 children, has a BA in accounting, and is passionate about spirituality, gardening, history, archeology, drumming, karate and traveling.
Her Workshop: Creating your Celtic Otherworld Grove
Creating a safe, secure place to meet with other world teachers and deities is the object of this workshop. We will be doing a meditation where the participant will create their own sacred grove in the otherworld. Rules of moving through these worlds will be touched upon, as well as appropriate behaviors and offerings.
Tom Evans is a Reiki Master, Herbalist, Shamanic Healer, and has studied alternative healing arts and the arts of the wise for the last 25 years. Tom follows more of an eclectic path. He is a Published poet and author with several short stories to his credit. Tom currently holds a Black Belt in Dragon Style American Karate as well as lower belts in other styles. Rev. Tom Evans is the Second Degree Teacher, has the honor of being considered a Sage in the Community and an Elder on The Temple of the Sacred Gift’s council.He is on the Planning Committee for Brothers of The Sun (A Pagan Men’s Retreat). Tom is a past president of Summerland Grove Pagan Church, and has been an ordained minister for over 15 years. Tom helped to develop the realm training system for Summerland Grove. Along with other wonderful folks who taught him a lot along the way.
He really likes a good cigar, shame there won’t be any when the zombies come.
Scott Hamilton is a U. S. Army Officer, who retired on 01 January, 2012. He began his military service in 1983 when he enlisted as an Infantryman and reported for duty with the 82nd Airborne Division. He then left active duty service to attend Middle Tennessee State University and enrolled in the ROTC program while also serving with the Tennessee Army National Guard.
Upon graduation, Scott was awarded a Regular Army Commission and returned to active duty as an Armor and Cavalry Officer. After more than 28 years of military service he has had a variety of assignments and has deployed numerous times. He has served and worked in a variety of capacities in Grenada, Panama, The Republic of Korea, Germany, Hungary, Poland, The Kingdom of Jordan, The Balkans Theatre and the Republic of Iraq. He is a graduate of the XVIII Airborne Corps Recondo Course (Reconnaissance-Commando), The U. S. Army Airborne Course, The U.S. Army Ranger Course, The Jungle Operations Training Center and SERE training (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape). Scott also has a wide variety of specialty training courses in tactics, survival and emergency disaster preparedness and has certifications through the American Red Cross and FEMA. He is an avid outdoorsman and has practiced and lived an active lifestyle out of doors since his childhood in South-West Louisiana.
Scott is also Lord Scotti, Priest and Summoner of Dragon Heather Coven. He began studying the Craft in 1992 and began formal studies in 1993. As a professional soldier he is dedicated to teaching and living the tenants of the Warrior Path and the Laws of Nature.
(Bill and Scotti’s Bios go together… They will be doing……"How I stopped worrying and learned to enjoy the Zombie Apocalypse" Workshop. How to live in luxury when the world goes to Hell and the undead rise from their graves, and try to eat your brains. Presented by Scott Hamilton and Bill Manuel, they will cover survival skills, proper gear and how to acquire each.
Lady Hearthkeeper has spent most of her adult life studying and exploring a Pagan path and studied the Wiccan Path formally for 18 years. She studying and was inducted into the Craft by Lord Wil Serphant and has since been working all over the country in various positions and activities.
Her expertise and training workshops center on personal sacred space creation and personal power reclamation. She has developed a series of workshops and ritual that focus on a woman’s power to create and develop the sacred in the mundane around her home, her kitchen and her home as well as her own personal space.
Hearthkeeper has recently resettled back in her home in Tennessee following the retirement from the U. S. Army of her husband and is working on resettling. She is a member of Many Paths and participates with several other organizations to create and develop a greater community and network in the Southeast and beyond.
Hearthkeeper is working on developing a series of Kitchen Witch Workbooks that include recipes for tested and successful meals, various other magical and spiritual mixtures and medicines and gardening and natural remedies and practices one can conduct in and around their own personal space.
She will be doing the Woman’s Ritual The Selu Ritual helps women connect to the void that ALL women carry within themselves…….That special place from which creativity is born.
Jezibell is a bellydancer, writer, actress, and Wiccan High Priestess who moved to Augusta, GA from New York City in December, 2007. In Manhattan she studied with many well-known Middle Eastern dance teachers, including Serena, Elena, Anahid Sofian, Morocco, Gamila el-Masri, Dalia Carella and Jehan. She performs both traditional cabaret bellydance and interpretive fusion. She has performed at festivals, restaurants, parties and special events through the New York metro area. Her performance credits include Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, the Knitting Factory, Don Hill's, Wetlands, Downtime, Café Figaro, Manhattan Theatre Source, Centerfold Coffee House, Pyramid Club, the Delancey, Theatre for the New City, Taj Lounge and the New York Renaissance Faire. She has appeared in ensemble dances with the Egyptian/American Folkloric Group, the Serena Dance Theatre, Gamila el-Masri's Nileside Dancers, Nadia Moussa & Company, and a variety of performances with PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment).
She has performed Dances of the Goddess for Witches' Balls, Pagan Pride celebrations, and gatherings. She is especially interested in the theatrical dimensions of Middle Eastern dance. She wrote, directed, choreographed and performed in Inanna, Journey of Darkness and Light, a musical theatre production featuring bellydancing. She was a dancer and drummer in Ankhst in the NYC Fringe Festival, and danced and acted in Up In The Air at the Brooklyn Arts Council. She often combines dance with poetry, theatre and percussion for presentations including Tribute to Ancient Egypt and Cabaret Macabre. In Augusta she performs at haflas and cultural events throughout the CSRA, including Arts in the Heart, the Westobou Festival, the EastWind Renaissance Faire. She has performed Goddess dance at Gathering of the Tribes 2008, the Highlands of Tennessee Samhain Gathering at Avalon, and Augusta Pagan Pride.
A leader in the New York Pagan community, Jezibell and her partner Joseph Zuchowski founded the tradition of Thelemic Wicca, taught the Pagan Way Grove, and led Kyklos ton Asterion Coven and Siren's Sanctuary Open Women's Circle. In Augusta she facilitates monthly Pagan Vespers at the Unitarian Universalist Church and is the Co-Local Coordinator for Augusta Pagan Pride. She has written, directed, choreographed and performed in productions for Misfit Theatre Group and produces Quickies, the original ten-minute play festival at Le Chat Noir Theatre. Her poetry and articles have appeared in such diverse publications as Nomad's Choir, Our Pagan Times, The Beltane Papers, Circle Magazine and Bennu. In 2011 her "Invocation to Sekhmet" was published in Heart of the Sun: An Anthology in Exultation of Sekhmet published by Goddess Ink.
Lady Spider has walked a shamanic/Wiccan path for more than 20 years and for the past 15 years, has led dozens of seekers to deeper self-knowledge through the Vision Quest, in sweat lodges and in a variety of other learning settings.Journey for a power animal for difficult times: We're all experiencing life challenges right now. A power animal can give you guidance protection and wisdom for navigate the waters of your life.
Spider will teach you a simple journey technique that will take you to the underworld realm of power animals. This is a technique you can repeat on your own for further communication with your power animal.The journey for a power animal is a shamanic technique that empowers participants to seek guidance from other realms, in this case, the shamanic underworld, and to access ancient wisdom and personal guidance for current life situations from animal archetypes. Once a seeker has experienced the shamanic journey, repeat journeys are possible without additional instruction.
Codwwig Hanson is involved in Midwest Gathering of The Tribes being in held in Iowa in September. He is a Druid and a student of Dynion Mwyn. He will be speaking about Druidism and its philosophy.
Cerrunnos and Gwendolyn
They are Elders of Dynion Mwyn from Iowa. They are hosting the Midwest Gathering of the Tribes. The Cerrnunnos workshop is Rural Witchcraft and Paganism
Darkest Snow is a third level Dynion Mwyn member from North Carolina. In her job, she travels all over the world and has been exposed to many traditions.
She will conduct a workshop on Opening the Third Eye.
Eliza, is a
Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer. She started her path to
belly dance over seven years ago. Her first instructor was Andrea Perkins, the
founder of Zanzibar Studios in Chattanooga, TN. She quickly found a love for the
ancient movement of female empowerment, and soon learned she had found her
passion. Soon she discovered an amazing dancer, Amberetta, who introduced her
into the world of belly dance with sword. One performance by Amberetta with
double sword, and Eliza was hooked!
With both teachers migrated west, Eliza took to solitude for many years. Performing here and there for friends, family, and community events. She soon realized she wanted more education and returned to Zanzibar Studios where she currently is part of the Student Troupe under the direction of the beautiful and talented Lacy Jo of Dandasha Bellydance, also a Tribal Fusion belly dancer.
She pulls her inspiration from many tribal cultures around the world including India, Egypt, Persia, Turkey, and Eastern European nomadic tribe dancing (Roma). American Tribal Style, Modern dance, Ballet, and traditional Odissi are a few that have influenced her style.
Eliza has also completed the level one, Initiation, of Rachel Brice's 8 Elements™ Program. She continues to complete this program to broaden her education in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance.
There will be musical groups and individuals who will be presenting an eclectic blend of modern and traditional Celtic music and much, much more!
Ninth Phoenix is a project built upon three basic tenets: heart, spirit, and soul. An unexpected union of dj-driven electronica, earthy vocals and textural, psychedelic guitar, the group draws influences from its members' spiritualities, bits of folklore and legend, and the energy of the crowd. 9th Phoenix explores light and dark, sun and shadow, technology and primal musical roots.
The group was born in early 2013 amid the culturally rich cities of Knoxville and Asheville. Its members are electro producer, singer and lifelong pagan, Sai, Knoxville DJ .Xa, and brilliant improvisational guitarist David Lee formerly of Silver Machine.
"Music is my life passion. I began playing the Coronet at 8 years old, and picked up guitar when I was about 10 years old. In my teens I studied classical guitar at London Central High School in the UK for most of the 70's. Over the years I have taught myself and gained proficiency on the Celtic Harp, mandolin, tenor banjo,5 string banjo, upright, fretless and electric bass, penny whistle and didjerido.
As a pagan
musician I feel it part of my path to give the world the gifts of
creative music. It is my hope and greatest desire to make the world a
little better than it already is. On the Gypsy Harp album I wrote or
arranged, performed and recorded the entire record over the course of
several years. it is an attempt to meld rock, celtic, blues, and folk
into a unique blend. I hopefully will reach that lofty goal someday."
Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus (Not Confirmed)
Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus is an internationally acclaimed niche band that performs praise music honoring the Goddess and the God from the Pagans, Witches, and Wiccan perspective. Their lyrics are drawn from mythology, nature, meditation, and divine inspiration and their music draws from rock, blues, pop, jazz, folk, alternative and even new age styles. Shining Wheel are best know for their songs, "Sun Moon and Stars", "Moonlight Shines (In the Midnight Wood)" and "Loki". They are based out of Clearwater, Florida but have toured nationwide at Pagan bookstores, new age shops, and festivals. They just released their second album, Elemental Children of Earth, available atwww.cdbaby.com/shiningwheel, on itunes and are currently touring to promote it. This band gives a great show and raises a lot of energy! Members include Dian Gorsira, Michael Johnson, Lori Newlove, Raine Paar, Colby Parrish, Rhythm, Brian Seachrist, and Holli Tempe. You can find them on facebook or at www.shiningwheelband.com
formed by Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus alum, Brian Morse, revisits ancient
myths and legends of the ancient world with music, magic and merriment.
Whether it be a blues ditty about Isis, a rollicking rocking adventure with
Odin, A zydeco inspired piece about the trad witches in the Louisiana
Bayous, or a touching ballad about the departure of the Oak King, Treblehawk
has brought back the ancient bardic traditions.
A Treblehawk concert can include elements of rock, blues, bluegrass, reggae, jazz, world music, country, and folk, all in one set. Using guitar, piano, violin voice and world percussion Treblehawk weaves a spell of musical enchantment that captures your imagination, touches your soul and makes you want to dance naked in the moonlight.
Treblehawk has also been producing music for the nationally syndicated fishing show for children, "Hook The Future" for nearly 10 seasons.
Treblehawk's first CD release, "Neveralone" is available at all of their performances and the best way for you to get ahold of your very own copy is to ask, plea and demand that the promoters of your next festival or event have Treblehawk come and do a performance. Electronic down loads from Treblehawk's "Neveralone" CD are available at ReverbNation.com/Treblehawk.
Treblehawk is now back in the studio working on their second CD, "Freedom". This CD will be available at CDBaby.com, and other online outlets as well as public appearances by the band when it is released this year. You can check the progress of the CD at Treblehawk's Facebook page or at ReverbNation.com/Treblehawk. They will be posting routine updates of their recording progress with rough mixes and scratch tracks so that you can be in the studio with them as they record.
Brian Morse: Piano, Guitar,
Lyn Shanahan: Percussion, Dulcimer, Guitar, Vocals
Allen George: Percussion: Ukulele, Ocarina, Melodica
Lonesome Willy Earl: Violin, Banjo, Resonator Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
See the Bulletin Board for the latest information. More bands coming!
Vendors do not pay a fee. They just pay a registration fee the same as everyone else. But if you want electricity, you will pay a $10 fee.
Vendors add to the Gathering and give back to us in the merchandise they sell to our participants. Sometimes this is the only gathering a person will go to all year. They may be in an area that does NOT have occult book stores or jewelry or clothing. This is their only chance to obtain this type of merchandise. Thank you vendors for adding to our gatherings. Just designate that you are a vendor on the registration form and let us know what you are selling. You should arrive by 11:00am on Thursday that will make it easy on you and everyone but if you can't please get here as soon as you can. If you can't get here by 11am Thursday please let us know approximately when you will be arriving. Appreciate It. The first Vendors to sign up are:
Thousand Petals Massage Therapists
Rose Boswell has been a massage therapist for almost 3 years. She really enjoys helping people find relief and comfort by working through their pain and discomfort. She is a Georgia native, and an animal lover. She has 5 cats and 1 dog and is always open to learning new and interesting things.
BearMoon Creations is a cottage industry based in
the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We have
been in business since 2000. We carry hand etched
glassware as well as many other handcrafted pagan
oriented gifts. Our goal is to bring each of our
customers what they need or want in
their Rituals, or Decoration Motif.
Whether it is, Hand-Dipped incense, an
We take telephone orders
at 828-367-0504. Check out
our Website for orders as well.
Meet! I am Demeter, a daughter of the Goddess. I
have a little shoppe called "Cloaking Devices",
specializing in capes, cloaks, ritual wear,
ritual accoutrements, candles, feather
fascinators, sarongs, flags, eclectic hand-made
jewelry, booty jingles- I'm sure I've forgotten
an item or two! I have vended for Lady
Jade at Avalon Isle last year. We have a 10' x
20' size canopy that we vend out of, and set up
behind my 21' pull-behind
The Art of Sarah Wade
Wade is the Drum Bard of Oak Haven, a level
2 Reiki Practitioner and has been following
an eclectic pagan spiritual path for 17
years. She is an accomplished Artist
specializing in Celtic, Pagan, and Native
American Art. She works in many mediums
including Paint, Leather, Clay, Henna,
Charcoal, Pastel and just about any other
medium she can get her paws on. She is an
avid Drummer and Native American Flute
Angela is the High Priestess of Oak
Haven, and has been following a pagan
spiritual path for 19 years. She is a
1st level Reiki Practitioner and is
skilled in Aura Cleansing, Crystal
Healing and Tarot. She is also skilled
in the removal of unwanted attachments
through energetic cord cuttings. She is
currently pursuing a degree in
Psychology. She will be offering
Thru our store we offer a wide
variety of products, such as
Herbs, healing stones and
I and my wife have been producing art
together for over 20 years. Luna has a
fine art degree from the Ringling School
of Art and Design and Koshu is a
self-taught potter. Our work ranges
from functional and non-functional
potter i.e. mugs, chalices, offering
bowls and saucers to jewelry and hand
colored scrolls from Luna's original
designs. Also, Lisa designed the first
album for Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus who
will be performing at the event. We
have been in the craft for over 20 years
and are the High Priest and Priestess
for Mystic Mountain Coven, an eclectic
wiccan coven, which we founded in 2001.
Earth Elementals is for all your needs and wants. If you don't see it, we will try to get it!
Owner: Velvet Franklin Telephone: 828-367-0504 or 828-640-8510
Thru our store we offer a wide variety of products, such as Herbs, healing stones, natural teas and
We also offer Classes, Readings (Tarot, Palm, Crystal Ball, Psychic, Past Life), Healing and Spirit Animals.
Our goal is to bring each of our customers what they need or want in their Rituals, or Decoration Motif. Whether it is, Hand-Dipped incense, anAthame or sword, an Altar Cloth, Organic Herbs or Herbal Blends, an Altar Table, Candle Holders, Candle Snuffers, or anything in between. We cater to all Religions.
We take telephone orders
at 828-367-0504. Check out
our Website for orders as well.
Merry Meet! I am Demeter, a daughter of the Goddess. I have a little shoppe called "Cloaking Devices", specializing in capes, cloaks, ritual wear, ritual accoutrements, candles, feather fascinators, sarongs, flags, eclectic hand-made jewelry, booty jingles- I'm sure I've forgotten an item or two! I have vended for Lady Jade at Avalon Isle last year. We have a 10' x 20' size canopy that we vend out of, and set up behind my 21' pull-behind camper.
The Art of Sarah Wade
Sarah Wade is the Drum Bard of Oak Haven, a level 2 Reiki Practitioner and has been following an eclectic pagan spiritual path for 17 years. She is an accomplished Artist specializing in Celtic, Pagan, and Native American Art. She works in many mediums including Paint, Leather, Clay, Henna, Charcoal, Pastel and just about any other medium she can get her paws on. She is an avid Drummer and Native American Flute player.
Angela is the High Priestess of Oak Haven, and has been following a pagan spiritual path for 19 years. She is a 1st level Reiki Practitioner and is skilled in Aura Cleansing, Crystal Healing and Tarot. She is also skilled in the removal of unwanted attachments through energetic cord cuttings. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology. She will be offeringTarot Readings and Crystal Healings at GOTT for Trade or Donation.
Thru our store we offer a wide
variety of products, such as
Herbs, healing stones and
Tengu and Friends
I and my wife have been producing art together for over 20 years. Luna has a fine art degree from the Ringling School of Art and Design and Koshu is a self-taught potter. Our work ranges from functional and non-functional potter i.e. mugs, chalices, offering bowls and saucers to jewelry and hand colored scrolls from Luna's original designs. Also, Lisa designed the first album for Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus who will be performing at the event. We have been in the craft for over 20 years and are the High Priest and Priestess for Mystic Mountain Coven, an eclectic wiccan coven, which we founded in 2001.
The Gatheringfeast will precede the ritual. Mainly because there will be children present Hotdogs will be provided, but if you have dietary restrictions please bring food for yourselves and an extra dish to share with everyone.
The Main Ritual will be Saturday Evening. Please honor us by attending and wearing your ritual attire. Circle will be cast, then opened for entrance. Please take this time to meditate, calm yourself to enjoy the celebration of our rite.
We only have primitive camping available. If you wish more modern conveniences, there are a few Motels located nearby:
Key West Inn Lafayette approx. $65 - Address: 2221 North Main Street, LaFayette, GA 30728 Phone: (706) 638-8200Express Inn and Suites at Trion, GA $65 - Address: 14364 U.S. 27, Trion, GA 30753
Phone: (706) 734-2117Days Inn at Ringgold, GA - Address: 5435 Alabama Highway, Ringgold, GA 30736
Phone: (800) 225-3297Days Inn at Trenton, GA - Address: Killian Avenue, Trenton, GA 30752
Phone: (706) 657-2550Quality Inn at Ringgold, GA - Address: 5437 Old Alabama Road, Ringgold, GA 30736
Phone: (706) 965-4100Days Inn at La Fayette, GA $50 - Address: 2209 North Main Street, La Fayette, GA 30728
Phone: (706) 639-9362
Econo Lodge at Chickamauga, GA - Address: 118 General Bushrod Johnson Av, Chickamauga, GA 30707
Phone: (706) 375-7007
INFORMATION You will find a number of walking
trails, all manner of wildlife, and a number of different ecosystems.
These are primitive camping sites, with plenty of room
for camping, parking, and even RVs and campers (but no sewage or water
hookups). The Georgia site has large open fields,
deep woods, a pond to swim in, a great covered stage, showers, and a nice
covered pavilion. It's also very private:
clothing optional area will be designated. There are
reasonably priced Motels available within
5 - 10 miles
of the Gathering Locations.
Gates open at 12 noon on Thursday for camp setup
and close 12 noon on Sunday.
outhouses on site (but you might want to bring your own
toilet paper!) If you bring anything in.... you will
be expected to take it back
out. Bring several Trash Bags.
You might want to
set up a portable shower.
Drumming until all hours.
We reserve the right to deny admittance or remove anyone acting contrary to the spirit of the GOTT.
Illegal substances are absolutely forbidden, by any and all people!!
This is very important - if you can't abstain for the weekend, please stay
home. We run the risk of losing the site and our freedoms otherwise. Service animals are allowed and must have proof
of current vaccines (bring paper from your vet). Service animals must be
well- behaved and under physical control at all times (this means leashed or
crated, not running loose or under verbal command). You must clean up after
your pet, so that "doggie bombs" are not left behind for others to step in.
Service animals are always free, but must meet above guidelines." We need to have a copy of either their
prescription if the animal is in training or the animals certificate if the
training is complete. We ask that they provide us
a copy at registration and we just keep it on file in case the animal breaks
training and bites someone.....etc.
You will find a number of walking trails, all manner of wildlife, and a number of different ecosystems.
These are primitive camping sites, with plenty of room for camping, parking, and even RVs and campers (but no sewage or water hookups). The Georgia site has large open fields, deep woods, a pond to swim in, a great covered stage, showers, and a nice covered pavilion. It's also very private: clothing optional area will be designated.
There are reasonably priced Motels available within 5 - 10 miles of the Gathering Locations.
Gates open at 12 noon on Thursday for camp setup and close 12 noon on Sunday.
We have outhouses on site (but you might want to bring your own toilet paper!)
If you bring anything in.... you will be expected to take it back out. Bring several Trash Bags.
You might want to set up a portable shower.
Drumming until all hours.
We reserve the right to deny admittance or remove anyone acting contrary to the spirit of the GOTT. Illegal substances are absolutely forbidden, by any and all people!! This is very important - if you can't abstain for the weekend, please stay home. We run the risk of losing the site and our freedoms otherwise.
Service animals are allowed and must have proof of current vaccines (bring paper from your vet). Service animals must be well- behaved and under physical control at all times (this means leashed or crated, not running loose or under verbal command). You must clean up after your pet, so that "doggie bombs" are not left behind for others to step in. Service animals are always free, but must meet above guidelines."
We need to have a copy of either their prescription if the animal is in training or the animals certificate if the training is complete. We ask that they provide us a copy at registration and we just keep it on file in case the animal breaks training and bites someone.....etc.
REGISTRATION AND FEES
For Fees click HERE
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE SOUTHEAST GATHERING. WE WILL ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS OR CASH AFTER DEADLINES. YOU MAY PAY AT THE GATE IF YOU ARE PRE-REGISTERED
There will be a $10 Charge if you want electricity at your vendor site.
Do NOT Bring your own Firewood if you are coming from outside Georgia (firewood will be available upon request.)
Ground fires must be in a pit with sod replaced and watered upon leaving. All Pits to be approved by Gathering Staff.
Small grills are welcome.
SEND RESERVATIONS AND QUESTIONS TO:
Contact: Dynion Mwyn - firstname.lastname@example.org or Dynion Mwyn P.O. Box 672125, Marietta, Georgia 30006
Contact: Many Paths at Nikki Pickens - email@example.com
There will be a maximum of 400 cars. There will be no maximum of participants. Our suggestion is that if you do not get your registration to us in time and cannot park your car on site, try to make arrangements with someone to ferry participants from local motels to the Gathering.
Cherokee Farms is situated about 45 minutes South of Chattanooga and about an hour and 45 minutes North of Atlanta.For those with GPS: 2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd., LaFayette, GA, 30728
CONTACT FOR SOUTHEAST GATHERING OF THE TRIBES 2013
Camelot, P.O. Box 672125, Marietta, Georgia 30006
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill out the registration page, and mail to Camelot at P.O. Box 672125, Marietta, GA 30006 - along with all names and mailing addresses of all attendees, phone #, e-mail and arrival time, Release of liability required at check in. All local, state and Federal laws must be obeyed.
CONTACTS FOR DYNION MWYN:
CONTACT FOR MANY PATHS
Many Paths at Brenda Sweetin - email@example.com
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