Drums are important links for modern Pagans to their past and to the many other pagan groups around the world. The basic rhythms created by drumming connect us to nature and to the deeper aspects of ourselves, and it is a lot of fun, too! Drumming circles will be held on Friday and Saturday nights after the end of the other scheduled activities and will continue for as long as drummers can stay awake! If you like to drum or dance to the sounds of drumming, come prepared for those activities. Bring your drum, your bongos, whatever you use to create a beat. Or, if you don't drum, the rhythm is sure to pull you into a dance. Many of the participants indicated that the drumming circles were among the best things about previous Spirit Quests.
Come join us for the fourth annual CSQ Magickal Auction! A Silent auction will run all day Saturday, and a Live auction will be held after the Main ritual Sat. See auction page for full details.
One of our Quest traditions is the Spirit Gift Exchange. Anyone who brings a gift can participate. It's simple; bring a gift to share, take home a gift. This can be a way to share your artistic talents (or your favorite local artist), a secret about your path, or a gift you found in one of your sacred places in nature. Give from your heart. A note to explain your gift is always appreciated.
There will be a table in the dining hall to collect the gifts. The exchange will take place after the closing ritual. Questions? Email us at CSQuest@RTPnet.org
Game Table * NEW *
A table with board and card games will be available in the dining hall to use at participantsí leisure. This is a great way for our folks not attending a workshop to pass the time together.
Quest 2005 will incorporate a huge central altar for everyone. Now here is your part: bring your sacred objects to place on the altar. You may want to bring a bit of cloth or a small tray for your objects. Candles are fine for this altar, but they must be contained such that they will not drip on any cloth nor fall over. Also, we all need to be mindful of how much space we use on our altar. It will be large, but so is our community. With your help, we can have a place of great beauty and satisfaction.
There will be just a few rules for our community altar:
Porch Decorating Contest * NEW *
For the first time ever, Quest will sponsor a porch decorating contest! Help us to bring a fun, festive air to Camp Lapahio by getting out your sparkly streamers, old Halloween decorations, colorful sarongs or kids toys! Create a theme or color palate! Be serious and meditative or funky and fun! Go WILD!!
Prizes will be given out to the winners in these categories:
Other informal events will occur. Check the schedule board in the Dining Hall for the latest information. If you come up with an activity to share, put it on the schedule board so others will know.
One event, a Bards' circle, is planned for Friday night. The purpose of a Bardic Circle is to share stories, songs, ballads, boasts, promises, favorite gods/goddesses, etc. with the other participants.
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Last updated 2/28/05