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Our Return to the Land!
A Members and Guests Weekend
Friday April 28th -Sunday, April 30th, 2017


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Real People, Real Traditions, Real Community.
Beltaine is about Spring, It's about Family.
It's for Babies and Children, Maid and Gallants.
Our Aunts, Uncles, Mothers and Fathers.
Elders and Ancestors.
Our joyous journey through the Wheel of the Year
...and the Web of Life.

 "Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain;
Wheat that in dark earth, many days has lain..."


Join us for our annual homecoming and celebration of the Delights of Spring

It’s Beltaine at Four Quarters! A Weekend of Renewal !

Time for the season of hibernation to end, and the season of joyous activity and growth to begin! Come and see the Land in its springtime splendor, bedecked in a blanket of wildflowers and budding trees, with every morning borne on the music of songbirds. Greet the tribemates you haven’t seen all winter, and bring new friends to learn what Four Quarters is all about!

MayPoleDanceIn addition to all your gear and springtime finery, please bring flowers to share for the Beltaine workshops and ceremonies. We want to the see the beauty of flowers everywhere we turn, so, if you would, pick up a grocery store bouquet or two on your way, and drop them off at the buckets by the Coffee Dragons.








 
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Your questions are welcome!


Our In Camp Domitory is available!
Rooms have double beds,
blankets and pillows; Bunks have fitted sheets.
During events rooms and bunks are bundled with meal plans and are booked for
the duration of the event; you must call the office for reservations.

Registration Information:
Pre-Registration Deadline is April 23rd.
Member's Pre Registration: $50
Guest Pre-Registraion: $70
Guest Saturday Arrival: $60

Children Under 16 are Loved, Cherished, and Free!
Saturday's Beltaine Feast is free for all attending.

Beltaine Meal Plan by the Starvin' Artist Cafe!
3 meals and the feast, Friday Dinner-Sunday Brunch.
Omnivore and Herbivore options available.
Pre-Registration required, $33/person.

As Always you are welcome to arrive before Friday and stay after Sunday. Early-In, Late-Out Camping $5/night for Members, $10/night for guests!

 


2017 Draft Schedule!

Beltaine Schedule: April 28, 29, & 30th 2017

Artistic / Silly Raffle & Auction - The cost of consumables purchased for the Coffee Dragons for an entire season is $2500.  We all know that the Coffee Dragons is a vital source of caffeinated goodness for all and the well being of the Tribe of Four Quarters.

$1 / 1 ticket  or  $5 / 6 tickets

 

Sweat Lodge -  There will be one Sweat possibly two. You may participate in as many or as few of the rounds as you wish. Lodge times will be posted at the Office, Coffee Dragons and the at the Lodge (in the bottoms)  Moon ladies please refrain. - NO INTOXICANTS please.

Friday: April 28th

Please join us at Some of our Sacred sites to Give Thanks and Blessings as we spruce these sites up.  This is also a great time for new folk on the land to visit and talk with those in service at these sites.

1pm-3pm Thanks and Blessing of Hemlock Hole: in service Heather O., Bardic Circle in service, Coffee Dragons; In service Jackie, and Fox Altar: Wendy

3pm-5pm : Thanks and Blessing of Faerie Cairn: in service Farm Faeries, Stone Circle: in service Sophia, the Fire Circle: in service Bracers, and Ancestors Altars in service Maura.

6pm- 6:45pm   Meal Plan Dinner at the Dining Pavilion

7pm   Stone Singers Mini Choir Rehearsal at Bardic Circle  

At the Ringing of the Church Bell

8pm    Opening Ritual - First Fire Ritual at The Fire Circle. Wheels turn and Fires burn, as planets circle the Sun.  This cosmic dance is constantly in motion around us despite what our all too human sense of vision limits us to see.  The trees are green again, and the pilgrims have come back to the Land.  Step out of the darkness and into the light as we set the Beltane Fire alight!  -  Act of service by the Order of the Bracers.

Followed by: Drumming and Dancing to the Stars

9 pm - Bardic: Fire and song! Songs, stories and poetry around a fire at the Bardic Circle.

Saturday: April 29th

8am: Cardio Walk - Get that heart Pumping - Walk with Hunybee - Meet at Coffee Dragon’s

9 - 9:45am:     Meal Plan Breakfast at the Dining Pavilion

10:30 -12pm      Annual Members Meeting - Not just for Members! If you’re thinking about becoming a Member, if you wonder what Members talk about. Take this opportunity to provide input on what’s in the works!

12p- 1:30pm    Moral Imperatives of Church Activism: Is Now our time?   Orren Widden at Coffee Dragons

12p- 1:30p  Magic of Coffee Dragons - Learn the True Magic and Rich Ground History of the Coffee Dragons.

12p- 1:30p  Stone Singers - Can you carry a tune? Do you love to sing? Come Learn some new songs & make some friends. Kit in service at Bardic Circle.

12p- 1:30p  Gaia Gardeners Join Jammie Kikel and JoAnn Bachteler in the North Crook to learn about invasive species of plants and how to be rid of them.

12p-1:30p    Prayer Flags - What would you like to manifest this season or year Write or draw it on a flag. In Service The Crones on the Hill - Pavilion.

1:30PM - 3pm   Drum and Chant for Ritual and Ceremony  Kurt Griffith at Fire Circle

Drumming for a ritual or for ceremony is a different mental attitude, and a different skill set from fire circle drumming. Instead of jammin' with the flow, you are creating rhythm for specific purpose, and often supporting a song or chant. In this informal workshop, we'll be introducing a selection of simple rhythms, chants, and songs for use in support of ritual and ceremony. Material will not be limited to any given tradition, but be drawn from an eclectic spectrum of spiritual and drumming traditions. We cross-train! In addition, we'll explore the cultivation of internal, external, peripheral and spiritual awareness to be an effective part of a ritual team.

1:30-3pm   Tea Party - Act of service by Miss Ivy and Marcia T.  On the green

12 pm   DROP IN WORKSHOPS

         Making of the Maypole - Ribbons - Decorating and Making the Ribbon Wreath -In service Dozer at Main Stage

Making of the Maypole  Wreaths - Decorating the Maidens Wreath with flowers. In service Robin Woodruff at Main Stage.

       Kids track Ribbon Wands & other crafty awesomeness - In service Jolly Roger on The Green  Children Games

3pm-5pm  Dancing & Raising of the May Pole on the Green - "A Blessing of Family, Fecundity and Fertility ... join us as we honor and bless the tribe, we honor and bless the vibe, we honor and bless the babies to be!"  in service Farm Faeries

Children are asked to participate by blowing bubbles or ribbon wands around the dancers.  Bubbles will be provided.  

5pm- 5:45pm   The Beltane Feast (for all attendees)  Also, the Raffle!

7pm:  Main Ceremony  From a seed, the individual - together with tribe, sets intention towards building a stronger Four Quarters Community to the 7th generation.  In Service Patricia Althouse

Followed by:

“Not Quite” Dead Poet Society   Spring we would like to focus on Living Artists, So if you have a favorite poet, or lyricist who may be underappreciated. Perhaps an up & coming band? Now is your chance to share their work with the tribe. Sign up Coffee Dragons MC by Blinx

9 pm - Bardic: Fire and song! Songs, stories and poetry around a fire at the Bardic Circle.

9 pm - A Drum Circle to the Stars!!!

Sunday April 30th

9am: Children Stone Crew meeting at the Seed Stone in the Meadow

10am: Meal Plan Sunday Brunch at the Dining Pavilion

11am:  Raising of the Seed Stone - It is vital to teach the next generation; greatness found when working together and do something for the community. Come bare witness to the youth tribe pull and raise the seed stone. - In the Stone Circle.   Act of Service by the Kids Tribe - Mick

Followed by the Consecration of the Seed Stone In service Captain Rose

12:30pm Closing Ritual - Weaving the work and energies of Beltaine into our own Spiritual Armor so we are strengthened not only by each other but the land as well. - Inspired by Blinx.  In service Kailin Miller and Mason Jean

 

 

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