Greetings Reclaiming communities,
I’m excited to announce initial
information for the 4th Dandelion Gathering. More information will soon
follow including pricing, calls for programming, and more information
about what Dandelion is. We hope you will join us!
--Dandelion 2010 organizing team
Jason Muck, Jennifer Byers, Mark Mandrake, Sayre Vickers, Shauna AuraDandelion Gathering 2010
September 8-12, 2010Location:
Diana’s Grove, near Salem MissouriWhat is Dandelion?
is a gathering of the tribes within the Reclaiming tradition. Occurring
every two years, Dandelion is an open-format event that has been hosted
in the Southwest, the Northeast, the Bay Area, and now the Midwest.
It’s a place for Reclaiming-identified witches to come together, and
hang out, share ideas, and celebrate life. It is a magical cauldron of
limitless possibility which is shaped in the moment by the needs and
desires of those who are present. It is four days of creating the world
in which we wish to live.What happens at Dandelion?
programming of Dandelion comes together from you, the community of
participants. At the Dandelion Gatherings in the past, there have been
rituals, workshops, talent shows, and time to connect together as a
community. What would you like to see at the next Dandelion Gathering?
Are there workshops or rituals you’d like to offer, or like to request
that someone facilitate? Also, the Dandelion Gathering hosts the BIRCH
Meeting.What is BIRCH?
The Broad Inter-Reclaiming
Council Hub is a meeting that takes place during Dandelion and is a
format to support many voices from across the Reclaiming tradition to
be heard together. The intention of this assembly is to deal with wider
issues in the Reclaiming tradition, nurture seeds of connection,
communication, facilitate resource-sharing and skill building, and in
general offer a way for Reclaiming practitioners to come together and
grow our community. The meeting is open to any Reclaiming-identified
individual or group.What is Diana’s Grove like?
Grove retreat center has been the host to the Midwest Witch Camp for
many years. It is 142 acres of lush Ozark woodland with cabins,
camping, a labyrinth, ritual areas, a creek, a hot tub, and amazing
food. You can find pictures of the land, and more information about
Diana’s Grove, at www.dianasgrove.comSustainability
Dandelion Gathering is happening at the time of harvest, and we hope to
offer locally-grown food as much as possible. We invite those of you
who garden to plan to bring along some of your own harvest as part of
the magic. The Dandelion organizing team is also looking for ways to
reduce the environmental impact of this event, and we will be helping
to organize carpools, as well as resource-sharing so that people who
would like to attend don’t have to buy new camping equipment.
Registration information coming soon! Check back at www.dandeliongathering.org
in the weeks to come.
Please feel free to forward this to other Reclaiming-interested lists if it has not already been posted there.Other contact information:
Jen Byers: greenjenbyers@...