Join Us this Weekend at Sunset Sound System’s Sunset Island


Join us and our Sunset family and friends at Sunset Island, Sunday, May 17th, for an amazing day on the Great Lawn, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA. This is Sunset’s 7th annual music picnic by the bay.

Tickets on sale Now!
$10 Early Bird: no more available
$15 – $20 Discount, Presale:
In Person:
$20 – Wild Feather, 597 Haight St, San Francisco (Cash Only)
$25 at the gate
Kids 12 and under are free

JOHN TEJADA – Live! (Palette, Kompakt)

TONE OF ARC – Live! (No. 19)





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– Altar by: Living Fae
– Sound by: Know:Audio
– Florals by: Intrinsic Design
– Sunset Lounge by: Supperclub
– Art Cars by: Dodo Bus & Red Dragon
– Evening Lights by: Radiant Atmospheres
– Photobooth by: Express Yourself Photo Booth

Food Trucks by:
Senor Sisig | Mr. Nice | Coloma Wraps | Savorie Streets | Me So Hungry | The Jam Session

Vending with:
Sheila B & Friends

**ATM Machines will be available on site.**
*Free water all day, bring your reusable containers*

Beltane ~ An Ancient Fire Festival of Optimism


In the midst of spring it becomes time to celebrate the earth’s richness and fertility in the ancient fire festival Beltane. Beltane is typically observed on May 1st.

There are many different ways Beltane can be celebrated, rituals all have a common thread of fertility. It represents the intimate beltane-girl-maypoleunion of mother earth with the fertility god which brings about growth, abundance and prosperity.  This union is a blessing to new life all around, and serves to increase spiritual and emotional wealth.

Bonfires are lit and traditionally made from different types of wood and wrapped with colorful ribbons. When the fire is ablaze, historically a piece of wood is taken from the fire and kept in the home to ensure a fertile summer.

Another celebratory tradition is to dance around the Maypole. The Maypole represents the phallus. Ribbons are attached by a Beltane_by_ArjenHenrycrown of flowers to the top, and then men and women each hold a ribbon weaving in and out as they dance around it wrapping the pole. Men go one direction, women the other. This is to symbolize the enveloping womb of the earth around the pole.

During Beltane passion is ignited, everything is coming alive, and bursting free. The transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly. It’s a time of the grand rite, and there are ceremonies designed to represent the symbolic union of the May Queen and Pan, King of the Forest. Rituals are inspired by chase and lust with energies high, and minds open, wild and free.

May Day brings about optimism and a zest for life. Be playful, passionate, colorful and inspire growth and abundance to all you encounter. Living Fae will be celebrating Beltane this year with a * Ritual Fire * Faerie Feast * Flower Celebration* on Saturday, May 2nd.

May you experience a great earthing and a joyous, ecstatic sabbat!

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Call for Submissions – Faerie Ring Workshops Sunset Campout 2015


Submission Deadline: June 2, 2015

Since its inception, the Sunset Campout Faerie Ring, located on the grass across from the Belden Town Lodge, has served as a communal space to relax, breathe, reconnect and experience a little campout magic. In recent years, it has quickly evolved into an area hosting yoga, meditation and creative conscious workshops.

As we continue to evolve and grow, we would like to offer individuals in our Sunset Community the opportunity to lead a workshop of your own design. If you feel called, we want to support your growth as a creative conscious leader.

We will be selecting workshops well suited for the Faerie Ring to enrich the experience for festival attendees.

Please submit your proposal to:
Melanie Dawn:
Subject: Call for Submissions – Faerie Ring Workshops

Include the following:
· Your Name
· Contact Info
· Name of Workshop
· How long it is
· Description
· Your Background/Experience
· # of Sunset Campout’s Attended

For inspiration here is the Sunset Campout theme for 2015: Shangri-La
Starting in 2013 we began to create an inspirational theme for the Sunset Campout as a way to unify all our creative crews and festival goers in a way that reflects the mood of our current collective. The theme is not meant to be only a literal guide but more intended to trigger mental imagery or a feeling one can draw upon for inspiration that will connect us all for our amazing weekend in the woods. This year’s theme is Shangri-La, the mystical utopia of the Himalayas. Shangri-La represents both a magical hidden place and an era of enlightened consciousness. In the 1933 novel, The Lost Horizon, it’s described as an earthly paradise, where people are permanently happy, have a sense of purpose and are almost immortal. It’s a place filled with enchantment and wonder that lies deep within the hearts of those who live there and those who seek to find it. For many of our attendees and contributors alike, the Sunset Campout has been described as an almost utopian setting. This is our own Shangri-La, nestled in a hidden valley, protected from the outside world, for one weekend together. This year we invite you to be inspired to recreate and embody your version, no matter how abstract, of Shangri-La.

We look forward to your submissions!

Love, light and faerie dust!¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*

The Blood Moon, April 4 2015


Full moon, total lunar eclipse this weekend, also known as the blood moon. This is the third eclipse in an 18 month tetrad.

The process in the upcoming days is aligning us to find more harmony and balance in our lives. We are becoming more vibrationally tuned to the frequency that Earth is vibrating at, and many of us are being confronted with facing the darker aspects of ourselves. These are being pushed forward so that we may illuminate them.

As we work with the heightened energies of the blood moon you’ll begin to see the veils lift before you as the mists of time withdraw themselves. Stay grounded and relaxed over the next few days. Make a point to breathe, center and meditate as needed. There is a huge changeover taking place and its being instigated on the blood moon. This transition will guide you through a deeper process of reunion with Self.  The shift will bring about an intense clearing and purification. If it begins to feel intense, stay centered, trust and have faith. Things are being brought into balance to achieve a state of oneness. If you are called, remember to offer assistance to whomever needs it. You will be serving your and humanity’s highest good.

The Moon will be eclipsed completely for approxmately 5 minutes. From beginning to end, it will last for 3 hours and 29 mins.

Event UTC Time Time in San Francisco* Visible in San Francisco
Penumbral Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 9:01 AM Apr 4 at 2:01 AM Yes
Partial Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 10:15 AM Apr 4 at 3:15 AM Yes
Full Eclipse begins Apr 4 at 11:57 AM Apr 4 at 4:57 AM Yes
Maximum Eclipse Apr 4 at 12:00 Noon Apr 4 at 5:00 AM Yes
Full Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 12:02 PM Apr 4 at 5:02 AM Yes
Partial Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 1:44 PM Apr 4 at 6:44 AM Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends Apr 4 at 2:59 PM Apr 4 at 7:59 AM No, below horizon

Love, light and faerie dust!¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*

The Spring Equinox & the Sunset Season Opener

Photo by Robin Russel

Photo by Robin Russel

The Spring Equinox is a time for renewal, sewing seeds and fertility. It is the day when feminine and masculine energies unite in sacred union. We celebrate the change of seasons, the balance of light and dark, yin and yang, and the return of new life.

Rituals you can perform for the Spring Equinox include symbolically planting seeds for the year, or conceiving new ideas to nurture through the season. A simple spring ritual you can do, apart from spring cleaning, is to bless some seeds with your ideas and plant them in a garden or pot.

It’s also common to use this time to free yourself from things or qualities holding you back. Since this is a day of balanced energies, it is a good time to perform workings where you are incorporating energies that are balanced. If you put your focus on one energy, make sure you balance it with a counterpart to raise the charge.

Along with setting personal intension and performing ritual, Spring Equinox is also a beautiful time of year to raise your vibration through celebration. In San Francisco, its time for us to commune, reconnect and dance in the park once again with our Sunset family and friends.

We are thoroughly blessed and have so much gratitude to our Sunset Sound System organizers, Galen and Solar, for allowing us to be of service and design the altars for another season of Sunset.

This year the Sunset Opener is honoring longtime Sunseter, DJ Nick (Nicole) Mason. Nick DJ’d with Sunset in the park and on the Sunset Boat Parties back in the day.


  • Event: Sunset Season Opener
  • Date: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
  • Location: Stafford Lake, Novato, CA
  • Info: Please be sure to read updates and details on Facebook for more information. There are very important parking info updates.

“On March 20th, 1994 the first Sunset party happened in celebration of the Spring Equinox in Berkeley Marina, California. Overlooking the Golden Gate and the San Francisco skyline we danced into the evening. It’s this transformative time when the sun sets and we move from light to dark that has fueled 2 decades of friends and family coming together to bring close to the weekend and positivity to the week ahead. Drawing from the the spirit of sound system culture from Jamaica and UK, Sunset has produced over 150 free outdoor dance parties from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Whether it be a renegade beach party or a permitted event in the park the communal vibe has remained unchanged.” ~ Sunset Sound System

Photo by Eye C

Photo by Eye C

See you in the park!

Love, Light and Faerie Dust *.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*

The Faerie Rites and a Blessed Imbolc

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We had a lovely Imbolc honoring the fae goddess Saint Brighid! We designed an altar in her honor, lit sacred candles, burned a sacred fire, planted the seeds of the hawthorne tree and were bestowed with the gift of a new ritual for us, to gift the Faerie Rites to others.

photo 2 (5)It was a magical, sacred and enchanting weekend for us with our Faerie Sister, Pixie Pam. Pixie Pam gifted Anne Elizabeth and I with our Faerie Rites in the summer of 2014 at the Sunset Campout in the Faerie Ring. Being gifted with the Faerie Rites was a very special experience for us, and there was certainly an awakening from its charge. This blessing of ancient wisdom that allows our physical bodies to gift them to others seemed like a purely natural step on our Fae Way.

We’ll be continuing to work on and evolve the rites from the downloads we receive and are bursting with faerie dust in anticipation to gift them to you, if you so choose to experience them.

If you are interested in having us charge you with a fae awakening email us at or send us a message through Facebook:

Love, light and faerie dust!¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*
Melanie Dawn

Imbolc Blessings

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Imbolc, celebrated February 1st, marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring.  It is a time of spiritual purification and dedication, and new beginnings.

Build a sacred fire, light an altar of candles, reflect and honor your vows and the spiritual commitments you’ve made. Enter your temple of light.

Imbolc is also called Saint Brighid’s Day where we honor and ask for blessings from the Goddess Brighid.

Brighid Blessing

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Brighid we invoke your name.

Bless my hands,

My head, my heart

Source of healing, song and art.

~ Blessing by Anne Hill

Love, Light and Faerie Dust  ¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.

~ Living Fae