Sacred Harvest Festival 2014
Monday August 4th - Sunday August 10th
Join us in our seventeenth year for an intimate tribal experience. Each year between two and three hundred Pagans and nature worshipers and their children and elders come together for a week of joy, fellowship, and learning. Our theme, "Gratitude" reflects the realization that for a mid sized festival in southern Minnesota we have hosted an amazingly talented group of speakers, visionaries, and musicians over the years. Sacred Harvest Festival has welcomed well over a thousand unique individuals who have made our tribe flourish. In gratitude, and for the first time, we have decided to bring some of our favorite people back as guests.
.... and again return to the tribal community home you love!
We are your People, ... Join Us !
Festival Theme Art 2014
Presenting an incredible lineup of guests!
Crystal Blanton, our guest in 2011, helped Harmony Tribe reclaim its identity through restorative justice. She emerged to become a strong writer and visionary force in the Bay area community. She has contributed to several print anthologies, writes for the Patheos.com religious blog, and the PNC-bay area news bureau. She has become a sought after speaker around the country.
Yeshe Rabbit is a holy woman, tantric buddhist, devotee of the church of laughter, high priestess of the goddess, and lover of life. Rabbit is the founder and presiding high priestess of Come As You Are (CAYA) Coven, an eclectic bay area pagan community of over five hundred spirits. In 2012, Rabbit helped return love to Harmony Tribe as featured guest.
Tony Mierzwicki has been practicing ceremonial magick since 1990. He has been running regular workshops and rituals recreating ancient magickal practices since 2001. Tony Mierzwicki is the author of “Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment” and a forthcoming primer reconstructing Classical Greek religion. Tony was a favorite guest from year 2008, the exploration of the Tarot year of the "Fool's Journey".
Plan to attend a full week of masterful rituals, thought provoking and hands on workshops, rocking music.
Crystal Blanton is an activist, writer, priestess, mother, wife and social worker in the Bay Area. She works with disenfranchised youth in Oakland, and is in Graduate school at a California State University for Social Work. She has published two books ("Bridging the Gap: Working Within the Dynamics of Pagan Groups and Society" & Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World), and was the editor of the anthology, Shades of Faith; Minority Voices in Paganism. She is also a writer for the Wild Hunt, Sage Woman, and the Daughters of Eve blog on the Patheos site.
She is passionate about the integration of community, spirituality and healing from our ancestral past, and is an advocate for true diversity and multiculturalism within the Pagan community. She continues to work in her local community, and within the Pagan community, by facilitating and participating in discussions on topics of social justice, diversity, leadership, and the use of restorative justice practices to empower the community voice.
You can find her at:
I am a holy woman, tantric buddhist, devotee of the church of
laughter, high priestess of the goddess, and lover of life. I co-own
the Sacred Well with Astrobarry. it's a beating heart of a
metaphysical shop in Oakland, Ca, where i mix up homemade potions,
powders, and products, bring in fantastic crystal and mineral
specimens from my adventures, and serve the public with readings,
rituals, and remedies. The well is a community hub, a magical
resource, and a refuge for spiritual seekers in the urban landscape.
I am the founder and presiding high priestess of Come As You Are Coven, an eclectic bay area pagan community served by trained and
ordained priest/esses in the interfaith wildflower tradition. My coven
is a haven for those drawn to creating magical family, with supported
space for personal expression and an absence of dogma.
My various creative projects, community activities, and service initiatives happen with the help of many wonderful people who truly make the commitment, every day, to being fountains of love and magic in the world. For you, i am so grateful.
Tony Mierzwicki has been practicing ceremonial magick since 1990. He has been running regular workshops and rituals recreating ancient magickal practices since 2001. Tony Mierzwicki is the author of “Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment” and a forthcoming primer reconstructing Classical Greek religion, “Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today.” Tony was a favorite guest from year SHF 2008, the exploration of the Tarot year of the "Fool's Journey".
Tony has been practicing ceremonial magick since 1990. He has been running regular workshops and rituals recreating ancient magickal practices in the United States and on the east coast of Australia since 2001. He has contributed to various anthologies and magazines. He gives regular guest appearances and lectures at various pagan, witchcraft and new age events, as has been on television and radio shows.
Tony has completed three degrees at the University of Sydney - Master of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science. Tony is originally from Sydney, Australia and currently lives with his wife Jo-Ann in Huntington Beach California.
Sacred Harvest Festival 2014 will have all the great programming you have come to expect;
Several Concerts, the Talent Show, The Friday Rangoli, Nightly Rituals, and some Surprises!
Attend the full week to not miss out!
If you wish to appear as a Presenter or an Entertainer, to offer your gifts to your tribal community, We welcome you!
Please Contact Harmony Tribe!
Born and raised in South Minneapolis, Ellie Bryan of Crow Call first discovered this instrument in 2010 and began her musical journey by making and playing these bows. She sings traditional and pagan folk songs, from both ancient and contemporary sources, and is very pleased to share this amazing instrument for the 3rd time at Sacred Harvest Festival.
Known as "the first stringed instrument", the Mouth Bow is creates a distinct and haunting sound by uniting a stick and a string to resemble a hunting bow, which is then strummed while leaning against the jaw. Similar to a jaw harp, the instrument uses the cavity of the mouth as a resonance chamber to change the overtones of the note.
Crow Call is Ellie Bryan and Peter Ruddy, a folk duo from south Minneapolis that combines traditional Folk/Americana genres with minor chords and subtle metal influences. On the 5-string banjo and 12-string acoustic guitar they perform dark originals that draw influences from ancient mythology and personal experiences, alongside old-time traditional songs, blurring the dichotomy of the old and the new; the traditional and the modern. Together they write deep, thought provoking music that transports the listener to personal place, as well as up-tempo traditional songs that transport the listener back in time.
Join Sacred Harvest Festival for a week of intense experience and joy!
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