Harmony Tribe is excited to announce Andras Corban Arthen as one of two national guests featured at Sacred Harvest Festival 2012!
Join us in our fifteenth anniversary year for a rich journey into the divine light! This year Andras Corban Arthen will guide us back to the rich traditions of pre-european Shamans, with words, and song, and wisdom. Share in his experience with the international Neo-Pagan connection to the world's religions. Lady Yeshe Rabbit brings the light of contemporary, ecstatic union with the Divine and with each other. Together they share a deep experience in ritual and in the strength of a tribal community. Plan on a week packed with ritual, workshops, entertainment, and the sacred tribal experience of Sacred Harvest Festival!
Andras Corban Arthen, spiritual director of the EarthSpirit Community, was adopted in 1969 into the traditional pagan practices of a Gaelic-speaking family from the Highlands of Scotland. He has taught and lectured publicly about the pagan traditions throughout the U.S. and abroad since the 1970's, and has been featured in a number of books as well as news media. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the oldest and largest interreligious organization, and has been a featured speaker at the Parliaments held in Chicago in 1993, Barcelona in 2004, and Melbourne in 2009, and at the World Interreligious Encounter held in Monterrey, México in 2007.
Andras also sits on the board of directors of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions, serving as its international interfaith liaision. Andras is one of the artistic directors of MotherTongue, EarthSpirit's internationally-acclaimed ritual performance group, and also performs as a folk musician and storyteller. He is part of an intentional community living in Glenwood, a 135-acre pagan sanctuary and nature preserve in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. Andras is proud to have been singled out as "a bad role-model for the youth of America" by right-wing Christian zealot Pat Robertson on the 700 Club in 1996.