Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Preliminary Schedule and Presenters Announced!

Hello Beautiful, Magical People!

I'm pleased to announce the 2017 Preliminary Schedule, which is subject to change. There are placeholders with names waiting on final descriptions for some people, while others are fully expressed. Some times may shift. The Biography page will be updated soon with all applicable bios and photos that are missing. We wanted you to see what's coming, and get excited for the event before we finalized the schedule in April. We are also extending our discounted housing rates to Wednesday night for those who wish to arrive a day early. The first Beltane Rite begins at 5pm on Thursday evening. We will also be holding a memorial of our much beloved Priest and Volunteer, Jim Teresinski on Saturday Night.

We have deviated from the traditional all-Egyptian event to include the Temple of Isis Beltane Rites, which are also a bit different from the norm. The rest of the event will be workings within the Egyptian Pantheon of Mysteries, as always. The Maypole Rite will occur during daylight hours, prior to the Tree Rite and the Fire Rite. In between, there will be revelry, dining, a special dance performance by Anandha Ray and Quimera Tribe before the passing of the May Wine Chalice, and of course...Strawberries! Note: Those dancing the May Pole are encouraged to wear white as traditional, but wear what you have if you do not have white.

Rosie Echlemeier will be bringing her beautiful hair garlands to sell in addition to crowns this year, for those wishing for a momento from Beltane that can be worn at other festivals throughout the years to come. Anniitra Ravenmoon will also be vending this year, for those of you that covet her beautifully designed Sterling Silver Yoni Ankhs, Serpent Spirals, and of course, her Moon Phase pieces that include the dark moon.

We have one slot I am still trying to confirm, which sits in the schedule as ***TBC***. You will be delighted once that gets nailed down. For now, here is your 2017 List of Presenters:

Anandha Ray
Annie Waters
Arisa Victor aka Granny Rainbow
Ayah Buonaugurio
Celestine Star
Christina Wells
deTraci Regula
Dragonfly Adularia
Kalita Todd
Kiel AnkhAmun Milner
Linda Iles
Marylyn Motherbear Scott
Michael Starsheen
Rain Graves
Serena Toxicat
+1 to be confirmed...

If you have not already made your reservations, please do so as soon as possible. The Lodge is filling up, and there are limited dorm spaces available at this point! Feel free to contact me with questions, or if you can't get through on the Isis Oasis line, email me with your reservation request.

Bright Blessings of the Vernal Equinox,

Rev. Rain Graves
Geyserville, CA
San Francisco, CA
Houston, TX