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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Prepping for Sunset Campout 2012

Faerie Ring ~ Faerie Temple

Sunset Campout: July 13 – 15

Preparations once again are underway for our annual family favorite glamping event, the Sunset Campout in Belden Town, CA. We are looking forward to another year of amazing music, art, people and magic!

Heart of Faerie (left) & Faerie Temple (right)

The Faerie Ring, located on the grass across from the Belden Town lodge, will be adorned with the Faerie Temple, the Heart of Faerie, the Faerie Love Nest (new this year!) and an Offering & Blessing Altar (also new to the Faerie Ring this year).

 Stop by the Faerie Ring day or night. Sit for a minute, take a deep breath, relax and open your heart to connect with your  divine source,   reconnect with your soul family and experience the sacred magic of the faeries.

There is no smoking and shoes must be off when inside the Faerie Temple and Heart of Faerie. These are sacred spaces charged with magical energy which we hold great respect for. As the signs always say “Please don’t piss off the faeries.”

You’ll find more of our sacred altars placed throughout the event. The altars will once again bestow the beautiful flower designs by Intrinsic and stained glass art pieces by Michiko Thompson.

Stained Glass art by Michiko Thompson

Whether you are spending the day or night experiencing everything the beach has to offer or shaking your booty on the main dance floor our faerie magic will be sprinkled upon you like sparkling, glittering, enchanting faerie dust. ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Friday at 7:15pm make your way to the Main Stage for the Opening Ceremony and Gratitude Blessing. And be sure to bring with you your deepest, truest heartfelt wish!

Main Stage: Radiant Atmospheres ~ Lighting Design; Know: Audio ~ Sound System; UV99 ~ Lasers; DJ Booth ~ Timothy Herrlein ~ Flowers ~ Intrinsic

For everything you want to know about the Sunset Campout please check out the website at www.sunsetcampout.com.  This is a pack it in, pack it out event. Everything you bring must leave with you. 

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

Sunset Campout 2011 – Here We Come!


Date: July 15 – 17th
Location: Belden, CA
Website: Sunsetcampout.com

We are nearing the final days of preparation for an annual event that is very near and dear to our hearts, and WE ARE SO EXCITED! We’ve literally been conceptualizing and designing for the Sunset Campout since the beginning of the year. Anne’s packed. I’m packed… well almost finished. We are ready! Are you?

Anne and I have both been attending Sunset parties since the late 90’s. In fact we first met outside on the pier before a Sunset Boat Party back in 2001. The Sunset Campout is where I started doing public altars, and Anne started collaborating with me on them when the event started up again in Belden, CA. Being part of it, and being given the opportunity to express ourselves in the way we do means so very much to us. We are eternally grateful.

With each year we always aim to take things to new heights. This year we’ve decided to embellish the Faerie Tents a bit more and make it into a Faerie Ring. We also recently blessed each of the tents on Summer Solstice with their new names. Temple of Aine and Astarte’s Veil. Aine is Queen of the Faeries. Astarte is the Queen of Heaven and her veil is the cosmos. We’ve designed these places as sacred spaces you can go to connect with others and have some chill time but still be central to the party. Also on the lawn this year will be a Meditation Pyramid, a Wishing Bowl, and one of our new creations The Faerie Looking Glass. Be sure to check it out, it’s a magic mirror!

Beyond the Faerie Ring we’ve got some cool new things planned for the altars this year. I dare not tell you though, I’ll just say I had a vision in a dream and one of the altars is the manifestation of that dream. This year we are also very excited to be collaborating with Minx from Radiant Atmospheres on the altars, and Intrinsic who will do the flowers. You might remember Intrinsic’s flower creations from the Sunset Boat Parties and this year’s first Sunset park party. Timmy Herrlein, who along with designing all the DJ booths, is building us something for the altar from my vision. We are really looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Now Galen, Solar and J-Bird have been very hard at work organizing and planning the event. I know because every time I talk to them they are having another meeting. They have some new features to the parking and gate entrance which should make for a smooth and fun entry. Get ready for the magic party bus! Try to pack as light as you can though, it’ll make for an easier entry and leaving for you.

As with any Sunset party you go to, they have a fantastic production planned. Stepping it up each year is also part of their agenda for the campout. When you are at the party you can’t really imagine how they could take it up a notch from the year before but they pull it off every time. So if you thought the other years were rad, just wait! Anne and I can’t wait to dance our booties off. I’m sure you’ll see us on the dancefloor more than once. Check out Sunsetcampout.com for the list of DJ’s and bands. Know: Audio is once again providing their super sound.

Every year I profess to Radiant Atmospheres & Coil, UV99, and Slide & Spin how their lighting, lasers and visual magic have blown my mind so I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this year. I have no doubt in my mind I will say the same thing after all is said and done this year.

Healer Goddess Lois is back with her Sunset Rejuvenation team of massage therapists, juices and face painters. She has some of the best therapists in the city there with us. I’ve had work done by Lois before and what she did for me was extremely healing and exactly what I needed, so if you have a chance to get a massage from her or someone on her team I highly recommend it.

Ursula Xanthe Young has been doing double time with being a new mother and planning all the Live Art and Display with the help of Krescent Carasso. This year there will be an onsite art gallery displaying work from each of the artists next to the Faerie Ring. Krescent is also displaying her visual magic on the beach at night again, so be sure to make your way to beach at night as well as in the day.

For more info on the Sunset Campout and all it has to offer please be sure to check out the website Sunsetcampout.com. There is some detailed important event information on it you should read.

Now before I sign off the Faeries want me to remind everyone about the trash. Please don’t piss them off. Remember you need to take your garbage with you. Belden town doesn’t want it. When it’s time to leave we know we are all tired, but it’s important that we clean up after ourselves. Take your floaties with you, try to find that one shoe you are missing from the pile, don’t leave your cups and bottles on the altars, DJ Booths or Sound System, and if you smoke don’t throw them on the ground. We don’t want to pick them up after you. Mother Earth loves you. Show her how much you love her by keeping her beautiful!

See you at Sunset!

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