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Druid Camp returns this year, headed up by members of the StoneWeaver Clan, our most recent Druid School graduates.
Friday night Ecstatic Dance in the Dragon Temple
Saturday night Harvest potluck feast and Fall Equinox Ceremony
Morning rituals, sharing circles, labyrinth, sacred land, spiritual community.
Open to all. You can come for a day, a ceremony or all of it!
See workshop descriptions and bios below!
We encourage all who can to be vaccinated.
If not vaccinated, we ask that you get tested 72 hrs before coming.
We will be outdoors most of Camp, with the exception of our indoor camp kitchen.
Masks are required indoors.
Thank you for doing your part to keep us all safe and healthy!
2021 Druid Camp Schedule
7-9pm- Ecstatic Dance in the Dragon Temple
7am Morning Ritual- Meditation, Dragon Dance
9:00 – 10:30 AM-Opening Ritual and sharing circle
11- 12:30pm- Workshop 1 – Henry Austin – The Art of not taking things personally
2-3:30pm-Workshop 2 – Autumn Jenkins – The Mask
The Art of Not Taking It Personally
Have you ever been in the situation where you reacted in a way you wish you hadn’t. We all find ourselves at times “triggered” and then thrown into strong emotions by people and circumstances, In his guide to personal freedom, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz suggests “that whatever happens around you, don’t take anything personally.” This class presents a method for living that teaching.
This class will focus on the internal landscape of emotional defense that each of us developed in childhood. The “mask” reflects one of the primary ways that as children, we learned to cope with the painful challenges of an imperfect environment. However, as we grew into adulthood, these defenses became problematic and a hindrance to the discovery of our true and authentic selves.
Together, we will gently explore the ways in which our masks protect us while also holding us back. We will also view the different types of masks that can affect us with a heart of compassion and non-judgment. The goal will be to begin a journey of conscious awareness of our masks which in turn may lead to a deeper connection with our genuine selves. In this way, spiritual blocks may be lifted so that we can rely more on our own innate wisdom/creativity and less on the reactive (defensive) mind. This class will be a journey of self discovery.
Rita (Autumn) Jenkins is from Southern CA. She moved to the East Coast many years ago to be able to experience the beauty of the four seasons. A long time student of internal healing work, Rita has a master’s degree in Religious Studies and is a graduate of the Pathwork Transformation Program. Her special interest is the combination of psychology and spirituality. She recently completed her final year of training in the Green Mountain Druid School.
Hydrosol Distillation with Hannah Mitchell
Together we will use the ancient alchemical method of distillation, view a large copper alembic, and learn the home stove top method to extract the volatile oils of locally grown aromatic plants. We will talk about safety, sustainability, history, harvest, herbal actions and medicinal uses. Plants will be decided
on closer to the date.
Hannah is a Clinical Herbalist based in Montpelier, Vermont. She moved to the Northeast to study a more formalized practice of clinical herbalism at The Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism where she graduated from. She believes that humans have the capacity to heal in all aspects of their lives and puts education and personal empowerment at the center of her work. Hannah focuses on meeting people where they are at and supporting them through the navigation of a wellness plan built through the partnership between practitioner and client. She has a bachelor’s degree in Globalization and History and has traveled throughout five continents learning with and from the people and cultures of this earth. She honors all walks of life and supports the individual processes of all people. She is a grower of food and medicines and is a crafter that works for local artisanal small businesses throughout Vermont.