In addition to the Rituals, Learning Circles and Children's Programs described on other pages, there are several other events at Quest for you to engage in.
The Spring Quest 2008 staff is pleased to announce that Spiral Rhythm will be joining us this year! Spiral Rhythm is a fabulous singing group comprised of friends that have been singing together for around 10 years whether it be around a bonfire, at gatherings, or at various festivals. Spiral Rhythm's goal is and always has been to raise the spirit through voice and song, and they accomplish this with their heartfelt music that you can't help but to dance to. Come feel the magic in the air and lose yourself in song and dance as Spiral Rhythm performs for us on Saturday afternoon.
Set aside some time and money for a special event Friday night at Spring Quest. Becky and Ben Starr will be hosting a very unique mead tasting. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy tastes from over 20 different meads. We guarantee you have never tasted some of these meads - there will be mead from South Africa, Poland, Armenia, New Zealand, as well as many US meaderies. Becky and Ben will even bring some of their own mead to taste. Tickets will be available at the registration table for a donation of at least $20 toward the CSQ Land Fund. Participants MUST be at least 21 years old and present a valid ID! (pending state approval of permit) Please give generously to the land fund and come enjoy the meads!
Temple of the Lady of 1000 Names
The Temple of the Lady of 1000 Names will create and maintain sacred temple space throughout the event. Times will be posted for open hours for meditation and reflection. All who come in the name of the Goddess (or even out of respectful curiosity) are welcome during these times. There will also be a sign up sheet to use the space for small rituals, and there will be times when our trained priestesses will be available for peer-to-peer pastoral counseling.
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 fifth annual CSQ Magickal Auction! A Silent auction will run all day Saturday, and a Live auction will be held after the Main ritual Saturday. 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.
A table with board and card games will be available in the dining hall to use at participants' leisure. This is a great way for our folks not attending a workshop to pass the time together.
Spirit Quest 2008 will incorporate a huge central altar for everyone. 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 must be secure so that they will not fall over; and they may not be lit, as no open flame is allowed in any of the camp buildings. 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 & satisfaction.
There will be just a few rules for our community altar:
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 1/15/08