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Reminder: SoulFire Haven Festival ~Litha

SoulFire Haven Festival ~ Litha

Date & Time: Friday, June 23, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
Gates Open: 10:00 AM
Location: Wiley, Colorado

SoulFire Haven - sacred festivals bringing the old traditions of
honoring the cycle of life and the changing of the seasons back into
the view of the community.

Our mission is to provide a sacred haven for people of all communities
and beliefs to come together and celebrate the changing of the seasons
in the old ways. Specifically allowing for anyone to feel safe to be
themselves within their personal beliefs and faiths.

SoulFire Haven festivals are for all 8 seasonal holidays.
~Imbolg, Ostara, Beltaine, Litha, Lughnadsa, Mabon, Samhain, and Yule.~

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For Litha we are asking for a $10 donation at the gates to help pay
for the portapotties and the Pig Roast for the Feast.

This is a weekend camping event. Please be prepared to bring all
appropriate gear and supplies for you and those in your care. The
weather in Wiley, CO tends towards about 15 degrees hotter than
Denver, please keep this in mind when packing your clothes.

All ages are welcome! Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied
by an adult. Children under 16 without their legal guardian must
provide emergency contact info.

There will be a small clothing optional area, because of the size of
this space it will be first come, first serve. Not everyone is
comfortable with open nudity and with our rule of observing personal
boundaries, if you want to be bare - please stay in bare country.

The Main Ritual will be at sundown on Saturday and includes:
The traditional symbolic battle between the Summer and Winter Kings,
A Midsommer Feast
drumming, a bonfire, dancing and firespinning
**Please bring fresh fruits/veggies to share at the feast and/or spices to cook with the pig! Because this is traditionally before the grains harvest, we ask that no bread be brought to the feast.

Workshops and the children's ritual will start at 1pm Saturday.
(Families with children - please bring a mason jar with lid or glass
jar equivalent and something small and shiny for their ritual. They
will be gathering water from the local creek and giving their gifts to
the Goddess of the waters.)

A bathing/cleansing New Moon ritual will take place on Friday night.
This is open to all and there is nudity involved, however, no one but
the priest/esses providing the ritualistic bath to each participant
individually, within a dome structure, will see the nudity.
This ritual is not sexual in any way - it is a chance to be cleansed
by the Triple Moon Goddess ~ Diana/Selena/Hecate.

If it gets too hot for you during the day - Our host/ess have put
forward the welcome to go into the air conditioning of their home and
visit with our Mama Gaia - Vashti. She will also be doing henna designs for free on anyone who would like one. (Pregnant women get special
treatment as our hostess is VERY pregnant and willing to share the
bathroom and air conditioning in her home with others in a similar state. They call it the
pregnancy privilege.)

Our main rules:
Respect other's personal boundaries, if you don't know - ask.
Participate!
Leave No Trace
Respect other's beliefs - as you would like yours respected.
No commerce.
No Pets

If you would like to lead a workshop or smaller ritual specific to
your tradition/path, please contact Moon immediately. Especially
if it is to be done in skyclad - we must make sure to leave enough
room for you in bare country. All workshops for SoulFire Haven
Festivals are to be an opportunity to share your personal traditions
and rituals with new people.

All drummers are welcome and encouraged, as are firespinners and
Trance/Ambient DJs. If you would like to be a DJ for this event -
please contact Moon ASAP.

Goto: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/soulfirehaven/ for more information and
to participate in the other holiday festivals.

Event Location: Wiley, CO
Event TIME Details: Gates open on Friday at 10 am.

Phone: (720) 434-6031
It has been decided that all media presence will be turned away completely. Because we don't want them just showing up, please contact Moon for directions to Litha.
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