4th Annual Summerland Spirit Festival
July 12-20, 2014 • Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
Registration is now open for 2014!
This year's festival is shaping up to be the best Summerland ever! Over the past three years, Summerland has been growing and developing into an amazing community of people who come together to reconnect, have fun, and leave feeling energized and rejuvenated. Now in our fourth year, we are poised to make a huge leap forward. Here is some of what you can expect at this year's festival:
We are thrilled to have Wendy Rule joining us this year all the way from Australia. Wendy is an AMAZING singer and song-writer who tours internationally to wildly enthusiastic audiences. Her beautiful voice and haunting music is very moving.
With the recent release of her 10th studio album Black Snake, Wendy has once again proven that she is one of Australia’s most uniquely gifted and prolific artists. With an extraordinary voice that moves from soaring heights to intimate whispers, Wendy explores all facets of the emotional world. Darkness and light, night and day, life and death are equally honored.
With degrees in Creative Writing, Literature, and Teaching, Teri Leigh is a writer, teacher, and linguist who studies the symbolism of language to understand the deeper spiritual truths of life. She is an experienced certified yoga instructor and has facilitated yoga classes and workshops in over fifty yoga studios across America.
Initiated as an Elder of the Dagara Tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa, Teri Leigh is a spiritual student who has led spiritual ritual and conducted personal spiritual consultations guiding individuals to a deeper awareness and expression of their own spirituality.
His unique guitar style has been called everything from Folk to New Age to Neo-Classical to Pastoral or as Brian likes to call it “a big stewpot of everything, stirred up, simmered and served to taste.” His music appeals to anyone who like their music lyrical, thought provoking and performed with virtuosity. Through it all is an undercurrent of spirituality and mysticism that Brian says is very much apart of the creative process. A winner of many acoustic and electric guitar awards, he has also been a finalist in the prestigious National Fingerstyle Contest in Winfield, Kansas, the National Guitarmageddon regional finals in Boston and New Age Reporters Top 10 for 2006.
Called “the pagan rabbi” and “one of Paganism’s top ritualists,” Steven Posch draws liturgical experience from a wide variety of backgrounds: Wicca, the Regency, and the Pagan Movement in Britain and Ireland, as well as Vaishnava Hinduism, Conservative and Reconstructionist Judaism, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. He is co-founder and chief liturgist of Prodea, the Twin Cities’ oldest continuously-operating coven, and Beit Ashera Congregation (known humorously as “Golden Calf Synagogue”), of which he is cantor emeritus. His rituals are widely known and influential throughout the Midwestern US.
Beltana Spellsinger is a female singer / songwriter from the Southern Ozarks region of the US who sings femininely melodic tunes full of dark, soulful beauty. Using minimal instrumentation signifies the bare earthiness of Spellsingers’ Otherworldly sound. Words that might well describe Spellsinger and her style of music are Gothic, Gypsy Folk, Acoustic, Rock, Mystical... Evocative... Earthy... Enchanting... Captivating... Wraithlike... Beautiful... Haunting... Bohemian... A conjuring of images from the mystery of a deep wood.
Workshops, Rituals, and Activities
This year we have decided to offer groups of workshops, or workshop tracks, that focus around certain themes. This is only a preliminary list of a few of the more than 70 workshops and activities we will offer. Many more workshops, rituals, and activities will be added as the festival approaches.
|Sacred Paths||Spiritual Activities||Spiritual Health|
|African Shamanism||Elemental Yoga||Embracing the Shadow Self|
|Baltic Paganism||Sweat Lodge||Dealing with Difficult People|
|Druidry||Scandinavian Staving||Ritual Self-Help|
|Lakota Spirituality||Awakening the Heart|
|Sex-Positive Culture||Spirit Science||String Theory|
|Sex-Positivity||The Art of Brewing||Lucet Cordmaking|
|Positive Body Image||Scotch Tasting||Tatting / Lacemaking|
|Non-Traditional Relationships||How to Judge Beer||Knitting|