Sunset Campout 2016 Opening Ceremony

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Annually, on the Friday at 12noon of Sunset Campout, we gather as a community to kick things off with Opening Ceremony. We do this to bring everyone together to reunite, connect with the elements, and to reinforce the importance of awareness to the environment. Opening Ceremony is designed to remind us of our duty to care for and protect the earth, and to ignite and empower our spirits to shine bright.

Opening Ceremony performed by: Shaman Durek, Living Fae (Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth), Anna Scott, Lois Langevin-King, Ursula Young, Bali Cloutman, Alexandra Sargent, Galen, Solar & Crew with special guest Danny Goldberg on the Gong.

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Ceremony Words by Melanie Dawn

Start with taking three deep breaths to ground, center and connect with the elements.

Breath 1….

Breath 2….

Breath 3….

Everyone face the East,  feel your feet firmly planted in the ground. Stretch your arms way up in the air and take a deep breath in, hold it and vibrate the sound  “AUM”.

Calling forth the Spirit Animals of the Mountains and Air, powers of knowledge, wisdom and imagination.

I bring the blessings of the Air.

Let the wind lift you up, into the sky.

Fly amongst the clouds, climb mountains high.

Tell your story, share wisdom from travels afar.

Live your dream and shoot for the stars!

Everyone turn to face the South, put your hands on your Belly and take a deep breath in and vibrate the sound of the belly “VAM”.

Calling forth the Phoenix of the Fire. Rise up, powers of creativity, passion and desire.

I bring the blessings of the Fire.

Transform yourself and spark the flame.

Celebrate life, be wild, untamed.

Dance! Be free! Explore your passions.

Then unleash it, in the wildest fashion!

Turn and face the West with your hands on your Heart. Take a deep breath in, and vibrate the sound “YAM”

Calling forth the Mother Goddess of the Water elementals to vibrate the powers of unconditional love, appreciation and intuition.

I bring the blessings of the Water.

Listen closely to the rushing, Feather River flow.

Feel the love that we’ve come to know.

Be drenched in its joy, and appreciation for you.

Then follow your heart, in all that you do!

Turn and face the North with hands facing down towards the Earth. Take a deep breath, and vibrate the sound “LAM”.

Calling forth the Faeries and elementals of Earth. Powers of prosperity, sustainability, and nature magic.

I bring the blessings of the Earth.

See nature’s beauty, connect with its grounding support.

Hear the drumming of her big beating heart.

Protect it, with your best intention.

And show you care deeply, for nature’s perfections.

Put your hands in prayer position with your thumbs and forefingers touching your breast bone. Take a deep breath in and vibrate the sound “OM.”

We are Living Fae. Calling forth Spirit divine, knowledge of higher consciousness, ecstasy and bliss.

Spread your wings, and shine your light.

Love flows through you, all day and night.

Dance among the moonbeams, feel the sun’s rays.

Then follow your Will, and lead the Way.

 

Faerie Bali’s Blessing for Earth…

The earth is good to me

And so I thank the earth

For giving me the things I need

The sun and the rain and the apple seeds

The earth is good to me!

And So It Is!

Words (c)2016 Faerie Art Enterprises.

Photos (c)2016 Sunset Sound System Inc.

Photos taken by Robin Russel & Karl Doyle.

See you at Sunset Campout July 22 – 24!

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After much envisioning, planning and organization we are excited to see Belden Town, CA transform once again into Sunset Campout, for  another magical weekend in the woods.  Join us on July 22 – 24th for our 2016 celebration to gather and dance outside in the sunshine and beneath the moonlit starry sky along the enchanting Feather River. This year we are abstractly weaving in alchemic mystical elements into our thought processes and creations, as we honor the nomadic ritual of generous hospitality from the ancient near east.

ALTARS

Sunset Campout Main Altar 2015

Sunset Campout Main Altar 2015

We began designing altars for Sunset Campout back in 2002. The Main Altar, located on the side of the main dancefloor, is there as a graceful reminder to respect and to serve as a sacred space for blessings, meditation, reflection and to spark connection with that which is greater than us. This years altar is inspired by a Jain communal ritual in which a stone sculpture is anointed over the course of four days. Devotees pour various offering substances in the form of blessings and prayers over the figure. The Sunset Campout main altar will be adorned with a stone Ganesh, remover of obstacles, and campout attendees are invited to participate by pouring their blessings and prayers over the sculpture. Offerings in the form of sacred herbs and flowers will be provided.

THE FAERIE RING

The Sunset Campout Faerie Ring is an interactive heart centered communal environment designed to relax, breathe, reconnect and experience a little Sunset Campout magic. Throughout the years, the area has evolved into a space hosting yoga, meditation, sound healing, creative conscious workshops, ceremony and more. As creators and hosts of the Faerie Ring, altars and workshops, if we aren’t on the dancefloor, come find us in the Faerie Ring, on the lawn across from the lodge, for a wide range of conscious workshops and activities.

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Below are list of activities planned for the weekend. For the music line up, artists, things you MUST KNOW, directions and more information on Sunset Campout please be sure check out to the website.

SUNSET CAMPOUT OPENING CEREMONY

BEACH STAGE, FRIDAY 12noon

Join our Sunset Campout crew for opening ceremony to reunite and connect with the elements. Shaman Durek, Living Fae, Anna Scott, Lois Langevin-King, Ursula Young, Bali Young, Alexandra Sargent, Lacey Patterson, Jamie Lynn Pitman, Julianna Maria, Krystal Pinon, RayRay, Silver Lucy, Galen, Solar & Crew with Special Guest Danny Goldberg on Gong.

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Sunset Campout Opening Ceremony 2015

 FAERIE RING WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES

TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALING

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Shaman Durek

The Journey of Obstacles [Shaman Durek]: Take a journey with Shaman Durek to connect with levels of Self. Dive into the subconscious and meet head on with different aspects of yourself. First meet the guide, which is the heart, then face your fears and meet the hero. After you learn the lessons you will become the teacher of the things you went on the path about.

The Sacred Gift [Shaman Durek]: Shaman Durek will lead you on a meditation, then discuss being a nomad and what being in nomadic love means for our future now. After the discussion, he will guide you through a group exercise and finish with a closing breath.

SOUND HEALING

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Danny Goldberg’s Sound Immersion Experience

Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation [Jessica Neideffer]: Crystal singing bowls work with our intention to accelerate this healing process. Based on Vedic medicine we work with the notes of the musical scale. When sound is projected with intention into the dis-eased area correct harmonic patterns and vibrations can be restored.

Sound Immersion Experience [Danny Goldberg]: A restorative sound healing with gongs, Tibetan bowls, flutes, chimes and ocean drum to guide you into a deep meditative state. Through the vibrations of Danny’s collection of instruments, you experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables you to journey within and center.

Chakra Balancing & Sound Immersion Experience [Living Fae & Danny Goldberg]: A Chakra Balancing with vibrational sounds and deep heart expansion followed by Danny’s Goldberg’s Sound Immersion Experience with gongs, Tibetan bowls, flutes, chimes and ocean drum. This experience includes essential oils.

432Hz Healing Soundbath [Torkom Ji]:  A vibrational magic carpet ride through the harmonic tones and frequencies of the universe. Lay back and receive ethereal sounds as Torkom channels vibrations through his synthesizer with vacuum tubes tuned to 432Hz. This one-of-a-kind healing experience is designed to give the body and mind a full reset, and deepen your weekend experience.

PERFORMANCES & MOVIES

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Timo Beckwith

Original World Fusion Music [Timo Beckwith]: Original World Fusion Music by Timo Beckwith featuring exotic trance vocals, Shruti Box, Gourd Ennanga, Birimbau, Dunbeck, Pandiero, Darbuka, Flute, Frame Drum and Balaphone. Taking you on a soulful musical journey that can range from soft and subtle to intensely power jammin primal!

Tales of Love and Darkness [Shadow Dream Theatre]: An experimental mix of shadowplay, digital video and electronic music takes as its point of departure a masterpiece of modernist theater. A slapstick comedy performance, staged as Beckett’s “Act Without Words”, where the main character finds him(her)self thrown into an unfamiliar desert world.  As he/she explores her new, empty and harsh, reality, first trying in vain to escape, then trying to figure out how to survive in it, even stranger things begin to occur: some invisible force appears to hand some familiar objects to the protagonist that might be just the things he/she needs to survive and be happy or not…

Sunday Night Movies: Wind down, get cozy and chill out to a collection of independent, counter culture and classic films specially selected by the Sunset Campout crew.

CEREMONY & WORKSHOPS

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Jessica Choate

Faerie Tales & Faerie Rites [Living Fae & Pixie Pam]: Join us for tea and stories about how we work with Faeries and magic. Followed by a meditation and offering of energy to spark the seed of your connection to the Faerie Realm. Strengthen your faerie sight and integrate with Faerie and Earth energies to awaken ancient wisdom, guidance, creativity, wild playfulness and an indigenous heart. Receive your Faerie name.

Despacho Ceremony [Pixie Pam & Tara Samiy]: This gratitude ritual will allow us to thank all that we are grateful for in our life now and to come. Set your intentions for your Sunset campout experience to be filled with gratitude, love, happiness and more. We will create a larger despacho for the Sunset campout community for all the laughter, dancing and magic we will have and then create individual despachos for personal honoring. All materials will be provided.

The Shift – A Cacao Ceremony [D’ete Blackshire & Veronica Elizabeth]: The cacao ceremony offered on Friday night of the campout will launch festival tribal members to the heights of ecstatic love setting the tone for a weekend of joy, creative expression, and tribal unity.  Supported by the sacred wisdom of cacao, D’ete offers a practice in the medicine and skill of embodied alchemy. We will discover the sticky places of resistance to being love within our bodies and release fight by taking action upon awareness for a deep integration. Veronica will lead meditation journey and breath guidance to offer centering for the ceremonial work.  Let’s step into this anticipated weekend by blowing our hearts open, freeing our minds, and shift!  Please, go to www.burnthemystic.com or she-shaman.com for preparation guidelines and information on our ceremonial cacao and the mind, body, soul health benefits.

The Alchemy of Life with Nature’s Gifts [Jessica Choate]: We will talk about capturing the essence of  healing natural remedies for self love of a more balanced life through the alchemy of tinctures, elixirs and other useful ways to benefit the healing properties of earth’s gifts.

YOGA

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Feather River Flow [Alexandra Sargent]: Start your sunset campout experience with this intermediate level hatha/ vinyasa based sequence. This class will be focused on calming the mind from all the excitement for the weekend, and engaging the body through a strengthening and awakening flow. Prior yoga experience recommended, simple twists and gentle backbends included. Bringing a block or towel is recommended.

Yoga Mind, Spirit, Body [Alexandra Sargent]: Yoga is a technique for arriving in the present moment. The very moment you focus your attention back into your body and breathe, you begin to experience a deep sense of stillness. Influenced from the teachings of vini-yoga, this gentle sequence will involve less physical strength, and more focus on simple movements and breath control. A block or towel is recommended to bring with you.

Fun Flow [Zalia Aliriza]: Wake up easy and get moving in this one hour, all levels, flow class, that will guarantee you’ll be ready to hit the rest of the day with an open heart & a big smile. An invigorating combination of light workout and deep stretch, you’ll be encouraged to explore a variety of postures, link breath and movement as you stretch and awaken.

Mystic Vinyasa Flow [Erika van Gemeren]: We will journey into our hearts and move our bodies from this space so that we will feel a deeper connection to our own selves and all the beings on this planet. We’ve all had mystical experiences, a sense that one cannot adequately describe the richness of the experience, we’ve had feelings of deja vu or feelings like you’ve know someone in prior lives, that’s because we really have been with each other infinite amounts of times. Our planet is awakening and we are the ones they have been waiting for. Let’s do this for all!

Yoga Eye Flow [Kim Abels]: Yogi Eye Flow is a Vinyasa Flow Class that creates the synergy of internal focus and release of mind. Using the movements and continuous focus of breath, you will find your own flow. Maintaining strength and balance will come naturally with each transition and hold of poses. Music intended to take you outside of your mind to allow no judgement of the practice. Yogi Eye Flow will leave you feeling back to your self with some fresh skin, restore everything underneath the flesh & capture your true spirit.

Gentle Yoga [Cara Smith]:  75 minutes of a gentle yoga flow, a combination of Hatha yoga with the idea of restoration in mind. You’ll leave the class feeling both relaxed and energized.

TAROT READINGS

Ida Feshangchi is a tarot reader and Reiki practitioner with 12 years of experience in the metaphysical sciences and healing arts. She will be available for readings Friday-Sunday from 1-5 pm. Come by and sign up for a reading.

Love, Light and Faerie Dust

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Melanie & Anne

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Sunset Sound Meditation – Sunday, April 24th

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We had such a great experience hosting the Sunset Sound Meditation that we’ll be hosting our second one at the SF Buddhist Center on Sunday, April 24th at 2:30pm.

Inspired through the experiences we’ve had hosting the Faerie Ring workshops at Sunset Campout, Sunset Sound System embarked on a new journey with us in conscious living and events, as a way to offer holistic experiences for our community to come together.

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 8.48.56 PMSunset Sound Meditation is a restorative 1hr 30min Sound Immersion designed to balance and restore energy in the body and to support the expansion of unconditional love and acceptance.

Guests start in a seated position for a Chakra Balancing with vibrational sounds and deep heart expansion. Following the chakra balancing is Danny Goldberg’s 1-hour Sound Immersion Experience where guests lie down in savasana while Danny plays the gongs, Tibetan bowls, flute, chimes and ocean drum. During the Sound Immersion Experience, the room is lightly scented with essential oils.

After the hour, guests are gently guided into an awakening from the journey and a vibrational group Aum.

There is tea and a blessed sound infused water offering available for guests before leaving the center.

All attendees must leave their shoes at the door before entering the sanctuary as a sign that they are letting go and preparing to set intension.

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PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 – 20 MIN IN ADVANCE to get situated. We will be starting on time and locking the doors to the center within 10 minutes of starting.

WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat, blanket, pillow. The center does have a limited number of mats and blankets to borrow if you need one.

TICKETS: On sale now at http://sunsetsoundmeditation424.brownpapertickets.com/

Please purchase your ticket in advance. The event space has very LIMITED CAPACITY.

PARKING: Mission Bartlett Parking Garage is around the corner on 21st.

ESSENTIAL OILS: A small sampling of essential oils have been specially selected to amplify the overall experience. We do not recommend attending if you are adverse to the scent of essential oils.

SACRED SPACE/ALTAR: Living Fae will hold space through the journey and adorn the beautiful Buddha altar in the sanctuary.

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This event has no religious affiliation, however the SF Buddhist Center asks that we share and respect their precepts of non-harm with everyone who enters the sanctuary.

I undertake to abstain from taking life.
I undertake to abstain from taking the not-given.
I undertake to abstain from sexual misconduct.
I undertake to abstain from false speech.
I undertake to abstain from taking intoxicants.

With deeds of loving kindness, I purify my body.
With open-handed generosity, I purify my body.
With stillness, simplicity, and contentment, I purify my body.
With truthful communication, I purify my speech.
With mindfulness clear and radiant, I purify my mind.

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This event is brought to you by SUNSET CAMPOUT FAERIE RING, LIVING FAE, DANNY GOLDBERG and SUNSET SOUND SYSTEM INC.

SUNSET CAMPOUT FAERIE RING
The Sunset Campout Faerie Ring is a sacred communal space to relax, breathe, reconnect and experience a little Sunset Campout magic. Throughout the years, it quickly evolved into an area hosting yoga, meditation and creative conscious workshops. Living Fae are the creators of the Sunset Campout Faerie Ring and altars. They have been holding space, designing altars and sacred space, and performing opening ceremony for Sunset Sound System parties and Sunset Campout since 2002. Living Fae’s light and love creations serve to inspire and uplift those touched by their spiritual installations and have blessed numerous festivals and events including: The Gathering, Lightning in a Bottle, Agape International Spiritual Center, Global Sound Healing Conference, Faerie Worlds, their annual Summer Solstice Celebration, Living Fae events and more.
www.livingfae.com

DANNY GOLDBERG
Danny is creator of the Sound Immersion Experience in which he weaves the restorative vibrations of singing bowls, gongs & chimes to create a blanket of healing sounds. The vibrations of these instruments enable us to journey within & center. The sound provides a channel for release, opening & transformation, tuning our vibrational frequency. Danny performs solo & in collaboration with Hatha Flow, Yoga Nidra, Yin/Restorative, Kundalini, Qigong, Breathwork, EFT & Meditation Danny offers the Sound Immersion Experience for individual or group sessions at yoga studios, healing centers & events throughout the U.S.including: Globe Sound Healing Conference, Phases of the Moon Festival-Sanctuary Producer, New Living Expo, Wanderlust Yoga Festival, Breathe Yoga, Divinitree Yoga, Yoga Tree & many more. Danny has performed for Sunset Campout, UC Santa Cruz & Foothill College Music Programs, Science & Nonduality Conference, Lightning in a Bottle, Beloved, Lucidity, Symbiosis Gathering & many other events.
www.DannyGoldberg.org

SUNSET SOUND SYSTEM

Since 1994 Sunset Sound System and its legendary SUNSET Party has been dedicated to bringing music and people together in unique and beautiful settings.

www.sunsetsoundsystem.com

 

 

Sunset Sound Meditation

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We are happy to announce that shortly after we kick off the season at the Sunset Season Opener Celebrating the Spring Equinox we will be hosting and collaborating with Danny Goldberg’s Sound Immersion Experience for some Sunset Campout Faerie Ring pre-campout events.

We are excited to extend one of the offerings we brought to the Faerie Ring last summer into San Francisco with a few Living Fae extra touches! The Sound Immersion Experience is an extremely relaxing yet powerful journey, and serves as a great way to get into a meditative state.

Our first one will be held on Saturday, April 2nd and the following one on Sunday, April 24th at the SF Buddhist Center.

For an event description and more information please check out the Sunset Sound Meditation event page on Facebook.

The event has LIMITED CAPACITY so be sure to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets for April 2nd can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets. April 24th tickets are TBD.

This event is brought to you by Sunset Campout Faerie Ring, Living Fae, Danny Goldberg and Sunset Sound System Inc.

So much gratitude and blessings to all who support us in our mission to spread light and love. We look forward to seeing you at the Sunset Sound Meditation!

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Winter Solstice Blessings from Living Fae

Happy Holidays!

We’d like to take this moment to express our deepest of gratitude for taking the time to read what inspires us. You are a great blessing!

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May the Solstice and the return to the light bring you many magical blessings, love, peace, prosperity and happiness.

Sprinkling glittering love, light and winter magic faerie dust over all your holiday dreams and wishes brought to you on the wings of the fae.

Make A Wish!

It’s a magical moment.

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Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing, Sundays

This workshop is offered again March 13th, 2016. For a complete listing of Sound Healing workshops please go to Danny Goldberg’s event page.

On Sunday, December 13th Sound Healer and Yoga Instructor Ambika Devi Daniella Cotreau and Sound Healer Danny Goldberg host their Restorative Yoga, Sound Healing and The Heart workshop at Breathe in Los Gatos, CA.

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Ambika Devi Daniella (L) and Danny Goldberg (R)

This is a very powerful, transformative and relaxing 3 hour class to restore and invoke a deeper connection to the heart.

The first 2 hours of the class are a Restorative Yoga led by Amibka Devi Daniella. During the workshop you’ll be anointed with Ambika Daniella’s special Essential Oil blends for the heart and intuition, and be guided with her yogic wisdom, while Danny Goldberg plays the gongs and Tibetan bowls to help raise your vibration and remove blockages.

For the last hour, you’ll lie restful and experience Danny Goldberg’s Sound Immersion with gongs, chimes and Tibetan Bowls. The bowls can be placed on your body to amplify the experience. Ambika Daniella also sings with mantra, toning and playing her harmonium.

The workshop closes with a group chanting to invoke the heart energy.

The holidays can bring us great joy and blessings, but they can sometimes also prove to be stressful and unhappy. Whether you are joyful like Cindy Lou Who this holiday season or feeling stressed and unhappy (especially if you are stressed and unhappy) like the Grinch, I recommend treating yourself and experiencing this workshop to expand your heart.

I’ve been blessed to have experienced this workshop more than once and I more than highly recommend it. I think its my favorite workshop of all time. Both Ambika Devi Daniella and Danny Goldberg are masters at this work, and Ambika Devi Daniella is the embodiment of a true Living Fae.

Fore more information check out any of the following links:

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