The Labyrinth

Walking into the Labyrinth invites our rational minds and our intuitive knowing to work together. It takes us to the centre and connects us to Spirit and Soul.

Have a look at this beautiful video made by Joel Shepherd for The Wild Star Gathering, which really sums up the feeling of our Labyrinth workshop this summer.


Why not come and join us this weekend for the final workshops for The Wild Star Gathering this year?

See you there.

Call Out To Artists

Call out to Artists:

The Wild Star Gathering is a contemporary, natural, community arts festival based around the Earthship and ‘Breathing Space’ willow dome in Stanmer Park that weaves together a natural arts trail to include ceramics, sculpture and textiles where permitted, arts workshops and ceremony

Earthkeepers group are inviting artists to submit installation proposal and artworks to be part of a natural arts trail over the weekend of 18/19 August 2012, that leads visitors to the Wild Star Gathering from Stanmer village. We are looking for inspired work or installation ideas using natural materials including wood, textiles,ceramics and re-cycled or found pieces which can be hung from trees or placed on the earth.

Please note : We only have funding to cover your expenses. However you will gain free entry to any of the Wild Star Workshops. Please note that your work  cannot be insured for the period it is up in Stanmer Park.

Closing Date : 5pm 13 July 2012. Please send images of your work and a proposal that responds to the nature of the Wild Star Gathering and the beautiful surroundings of Stanmer Park.

 

Contact i@feltgoodfeltfine.com for more details.

With special thanks to: The Chris Field Fund, Chalk Cliff Trust & the South Downs National Park Sustainable Communities Fund


 


 

The Wild Star Gathering

 The Wild Star Gathering

Natural Creative Workshops and Seasonal Arts Celebration, Stanmer Park, Brighton. July 28th- August 19th 2012. 10am-4pm.

Come and join us in Stanmer Park to celebrate Lammas, an ancient tribal tradition. Wild Star Gathering is working towards unity, through creativity and reflection. 

Earthkeepers main celebration for Lammas will be on 18/19 August and includes creating a golden willow bower, corn dollies, singing and dancing, sharing food around the fire, setting our intention for the coming year. This is when we share our lovely ideas for our children’s children, setting our intention to bring these ideas into reality over the coming year. We will be embedding skills, ideas and visions for the future and coming full circle for the next cycle. This is a time when we think as part of a greater whole, for the good of the planet. Please see programme for specific times.

With special thanks to: The Chris Field Fund, Chalk Cliff Trust & the South Downs National Park Authority .

Workshops to include:

Sat 28.07.12 The Friends Centre, Brighton, BN1 4GQ

‘Dreams of Peace’, Felt making, 10am-4pm. Create felt wish flags and dream catchers using wet felting techniques. This activity is for adults with Ali Rabjohns, (beginners welcome).

Thurs 02.08.12 Stanmer Earthship, 10am – 5pm.

Third Eye Arts and Media & Penny Hart-Davies ‘Keep Out! 10am – 12pm, activity for 5-11 year olds with adult carer/parent, create a natural door plate. Natural Collage and Painting, 2pm-5pm. This is an activity for adults with learning disabilities. Forage and collect bark, seed heads, grasses and much more.

Sun 05.08.12 Stanmer Earthship, 10am – 4pm.

Third Eye Arts and Media & Penny Hart-Davies

Natural Mandalas 10am – 12pm

Natural Tree hangings 2pm – 4pm,

Sun 05.08.12 Stanmer Earthship, 10am – 4pm (break for lunch approx. 12pm).

’Walking the labyrinth’ with Earthkeepers: adult workshop.We will be creating a labyrinth and drumming outside, (weather permitting).

Sat 11.08.12 ‘Breathing Space’ Willow dome, 10am-4pm.

‘Dreams of Peace’, felt making activity for adults with Ali Rabjohns, (beginners welcome).

Using the felt wish flags and dream catchers we made last time, we will create a ‘dream chamber’ installation in the willow dome .

Sun 12.08.12 at Willow Dome ‘Breathing Space’,10am – 3pm,
Weaving The Threads Back Home’, adult workshop. This is a collaborative workshop to help you create a beautiful community weaving , also using storytelling and sound techniques ,with Carolyn Richards.

Sun 12.08.12 Stanmer Earthship,10am-1pm.

Pots and Paper Kilns 1, with Sabine Dahn. Use some wonderfully earthy clay to make a pot or two, then weave the beginning of your very own paper kiln to fire them in. (Firing to take place on 19th Aug.) Children allowed if accompanied by an adult.

Sat 18.08.12  Stanmer Earthship,  11am-6pm.

‘Drum circle’ 11am – 1pm with White Buffalo Woman, Adult Workshop .

Tree walks.

Celebrate Lammas with Earthy Women & Kids10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm. Create golden willow bower, corn dollies, sing and dance, bring food for the fire,

Pots and Paper Kilns 2, 3pm-6pm with Sabine Dahn. Come again to complete weaving the paper kilns around the pots; if you haven’t made a pot before you may just want to help build some wonderfully quirky kilns

Sun 19.08.12 Stanmer Earthship, 10am – 6pm, Lammas ceremony and celebration

Pots and Paper Kilns 3,10am-1pm,with Sabine Dahn, Watch the spectacular sight of the paper kilns being set alight to fire the pots!

Despacho ceremony 11am with Earthkeepers (Weather permitting), Circle dancing, Lammas ceremony and celebration 3pm, storytelling and natural art activities.

All activities: please bring lunch to share. Tea and coffee provided, Costs per workshop vary between £10-15 waged /£8 unwaged and £2-5 child + sibling, NB: the pottery course is 3 workshops and felt making is 2 workshops. If you’d like to book a place, contact ali@lucidhealing.co.uk or call 07528 614 747

 

 

Hello world!

Earthkeepers are a network of like-minded souls who share passion, wisdom and vision. We have connected to help create a world we want to leave behind for our children’s children. We see ourselves as a spider network or a lighthouse, a star stream that promotes sustainability for our local community and the world at large. We’re working towards 2012 and beyond.

We want to hold a space in the world, where we can use the healing powers of the earth, including stars, sea, trees and mountains to inform our highest destinies and those of our clients. We walk in the paths of our ancestors, honouring their ancient wisdom. Our intention is to work with integrity and follow a simple path of truth.

We are a circle of shamanic practitioners, teachers, homeopaths and healers. We empower each other and journey together, nourishing our inner growth and self-awareness. We combine our skills, exchanging healing and resources. We care for and support each other as a group. We create ceremonies for earth festivals; we have fire ceremonies each full moon. We spend time in nature, enjoying vision quests and sweat lodges. We enjoy learning more about trees and bush craft. We express ourselves creatively and leap into trance postures. What more could a shamanic group want? Well, there is one more thing – and that is we always, whenever possible, work with humour. Although we like to have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously, there is coyote humour amongst us, where lies beneath it sincerity and flow.

We have many interesting things organised for this year. Please keep coming back, so that we can keep you updated.