Registration for Summerstar 2017 closed on July 1st. Confirmation ticket is required for attendance. Information booklets will be put in the mail on Tuesday July 4th for all confirmed registrants.
Site location, directions, the official site entrance (for those who’ve been to the property), and all the good stuff will be in the booklet. As always, remember, our site location is not revealed – let’s keep the Mystery!
A gentle reminder: Confirmation Ticket is required for admittance. EVEN IF YOU helped at a work party or know the home owners. There will be new folks doing check-in, so let’s help each other out and make sure your registration was mailed on time.
Our first gathering was held in June 1993. We were inspired by Starwood, an annual pagan festival held in upstate New York. Starwoods eclectic energy and experimental rituals were the seed of influence in our early rituals. The font of inspiration as we plan each year is Isaac Bonewits’ perpetual question, Why Not Excellence?
Summerstar is not a church, nor do we have any followers, or any specific spiritual leaning. Rather, we are a collection of individuals, tribe and close friends who get to visit each other annually in sacred space. Our practices and specific way of offering praise and thanks may differ, but we all agree that it is our love of our Earth Mother and the opportunity to serve 0ur Gods in humility that bring us together.
The administrative arm is a team of 7 dear friends, who really love Summerstar, love and respect each others unique and powerful connection with their own spiritual path and are committed to the creation of this venue for you to be in sacred space.
Growth always encompasses change and after 22 years of celebrating in the south of WA, we are moving. We are planting (literally!) new seeds and we are so excited to discover what our new magickal village will bring. This anticipation is what inspires and renews our vigor and ability to open even further, re-affirming our connection to the Work. It is this devotion we wish to share with every single person who attends Summerstar.
…. She changes everything she touches and everything She touches changes…
So, if you are new to our gathering, or returning we say be welcome, come join us, relax, hang your hat and set a spell… we are so looking forward to meeting you and sharing time in Sacred Space and together we will get to play between the worlds.
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We invite you to share in the magick by participating as an individual. There are no requirements, you will decide how deeply you’ll participate based on your own spiritual calling and magickal path. No one will mind if you just happen to hang out near your tent and just eat, sleep and relax.
For many of us, we return each year so that we can explore the nurturing and healing of our individual selves and the human tribe as a whole. You will find rituals led by folks who have a traditional approach Magick and some that are more of a mix and experimental. It may be that you find yourself attending a working that may be that catalyst that inspires you to something truly wondrous, or simply opens the window on a different perspective. Summerstar has become a place to continue your journey as you create change in conformity with your Will.
While at Summerstar
There are lectures, discussions, workshops and time enough to relax and rest. Social Hour is a new tradition that happens at 10:30 nightly at Center Camp. If you want to offer a workshop, or facilitate a discussion, email us for the workshop guidelines. Depending on the number of workshops and discussions, events may overlap, yet people are drawn to what they need most and you’ll find you won’t miss out on what you need. The final schedule of events is posted on site, but a preliminary schedule will be posted on line as things are scheduled.
About the Work & Will
Each ritual is a bringing together of our energies so that we can work together as a tribe to manifest change. The magick begins when you agree to suspend your disbelief and begin the inner journey of transcending space and time. We don’t always have a central focus, rather those inspired to lead our rituals are influenced by the needs of the times, or the direct inspiration of the Gods.
The word Will references a way of life, a philosophy and general mindset. When I use the word “Will”, I’m referencing the impetus of my being. It’s that very tangible aspect of our life that motivates what we do and why we do it. The Thelemites say Love is the Law, Love under Will… Dumbledore reminds us that Love above all else is the oldest magick, combine that with clear intention, or Will and change manifests.
Some Village Logistics
Summerstar is about growth, understanding and acceptance. It’s about moving beyond the boundaries imposed by yourself, others and our own inability to cope outside of our experiences. We embrace sincerity and genuine curiosity about what makes us, changes us and drives us as people. We encourage stepping up to the unknown and moving forward with the strength of our collective Wills to guide us. Finally, we hope that you will move and grow in accordance with your own Will.
Where we are
Our new location is private and will be shared only with those who register. It’s about 45 minutes from Olympia WA. Pre-registration is a requirement and there is a site maximum of 200. The site is primitive and there is water onsite, but you will need to bring drinking water- think Burning Man provisions. General camp gear is a necessity and you’ll need to pack enough food for 4 days. We rent potties for the necessary conveniences, but note that there are no showers (bring a solar shower!) and no electricity.
RV’s for dry camping are more than welcome, but there are no hookups. Those bringing RV’s or campers will need to remember to pump and fill up with water ahead of time. Finally, we request that you be pack out your recyclables and trash. Again, it’s a very primitive site – but that’s just what we ordered!!!
We look forward to seeing you all again in our new location and making our gathering a truly magical village. Walk in Peace!
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