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KINDLE:

Irish Witch Series

Entertainment: Foxwood Rhythms

Let’s first admit that we all like to sing. We often sing in the car, while having a shower and so on, but the sensation that you are singing in a public place, knowing that everybody is watching you is quite different. Singing takes your troubles away and is relaxing, that’s why so many people get addicted to it.

Tameika and Fox will be spinning some fun on the opening night of the festival. Karaoke is always full of fun and great music! There are a lot of great undiscovered singers out there. A little courage and some back up music, and you’re off!

If you really don’t like to sing, well you can always get up on the dance floor and shake it. Being a singer myself, it is always great when people are dancing in front of you. Come join us and release all of your stresses from the mundane world, in preparation of an amazing spiritual experience that the week ahead has in store for you!

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Fox and Tameika will be on Friday night.

Spirits of the Earth 2019

We have confirmed our 2019 dates!!!

12-14 JULY 2019

Last year our focus was to RISE: Resonate Internally and Shine Externally. This years theme is Seeking Knowledge Through Experience. We will find the parts of us we value the most; those that make us unique.  We will then learn how we can share those skills with our tribe…creating a powerful foundation of strength, loyalty and honour.

This year we have had to shorten our festivities due to a career opportunity for one of our main organizers. However we feel it important that we continue to create magickal space.  We encourage folks to arrive on Friday evening after 5pm.  We will begin by preparing our temporary village and catching up around the fire, and sharing stories of our adventures since we last gathered…perhaps even some karaoke.

Saturday we will focus on opening ourselves up to new experiences and creating new bonds with others in our community, in honour of Óðinn the all-father, who gathered his knowledge and experience from his travels throughout this world and beyond.  Óðinn sacrificed himself by hanging on the world-tree Yggdrasil for nine days and nights. At the end of his ordeal, he perceived the runes, the magickally-charged ancient Germanic alphabet that was held to contain many of the greatest secrets of existence.

“Then I was fertilized and grew wise;
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work.”

We welcome you to participate in the Blot where we will raise a god pole for Óðinn in the Vé at OakHaven.

Following the ceremonies will be a celebration of our tribe and our sacred space as we prepare for an night of feasting, celebration, revelry, honoring and gift giving.

Registration is OPEN!

Add it to your calendars folks. We’ll dance with the spirits, and revel in the energies once again!

KINection 2019

Date: 17-20 May 2019
Time: Arrivals 6pm on Friday
Cost: $40/adult for the Weekend, $20/day (Children 13 & Under are Free)

What to Bring: Camping gear, drums, BYOB, offerings for various shrines, anything else you would like to dabble with. There are outdoor showers, BBQ, and portapotty available.

REGISTER

May long weekend is here and camping season has officially started. We welcome you to join us for a long weekend of fun which will include community building, drumming, dancing, story-telling, organic impromptu ritual, fire breathing/spinning, and other fun activities to prepare for the upcoming fest season. In addition we will be selecting the pole to be used for the newest addition to OakHaven Vé at Spirits of the Earth Festival.

Come together as KIN, share space and time, bonding with your chosen family. Where we can relax, share stories, play games, enjoy the fire, and build a true sense of belonging with each other.

DRUM CIRCLE:

“Tribal breath fueled by the primal heat. Ancient rhythm carried by the vessels chosen. Sun drenched bodies illuminated by the flames of the fire. Voicing the melody of the Mother” ~ Lupa Bardy (quoted with permission)

We invite you to revel with us in a drum circle. These are great for releasing the stresses of everyday life, or for attuning yourself to the natural rhythms of the earth. Great for all experience levels. Instruments are not required. Children are welcome. Drumming, dancing, singing, and chanting.

NOTES: This is a rustic outdoor event so please be prepared (lawn chairs, blanket/sweater, bug repellent, rain-gear etc). There will be an outdoor kitchen area…check out our FAQ’s. Please feel free to bring a tent if you plan on having a few drinks.  The house is strictly off-limits, however there is access to outdoor showers, barbecue, portapotty, and pavilion areas.

Entertainment: Foxwood Rhythms

Let’s first admit that we all like to sing. We often sing in the car, while having a shower and so on, but the sensation that you are singing in a public place, knowing that everybody is watching you is quite different. Singing takes your troubles away and is relaxing, that’s why so many people get addicted to it.

Tameika and Fox will be spinning some fun on the opening night of the festival. Karaoke is always full of fun and great music! There are a lot of great undiscovered singers out there. A little courage and some back up music, and you’re off!

If you really don’t like to sing, well you can always get up on the dance floor and shake it. Being a singer myself, it is always great when people are dancing in front of you. Come join us and release all of your stresses from the mundane world, in preparation of an amazing spiritual experience that the week ahead has in store for you!

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Fox and Tameika will be on Wednesday night.

Entertainment: Castalia

Deep rhythms, sweet melodies, haunting vocals, celtic harp and acoustic guitar with rich textured accompaniments to pagan lyrics old and new. Beautiful melodies, and evocative lyrics that you can listen to any time, any where. Her sound will entice movement and offer space for meditation. Ontario-born and raised, Castalia has been making music in and out of ritual for decades. She will perform music from her upcoming CD, as well as fan favourites from her previous five albums.

From her humble beginnings as a folk-singer in pubs and coffeehouses in the seventies, Castalia abandoned secular music, and turned her full attention to music for the Gods and the Craft in 1994. She was called to serve the Old Gods of Britain and became a High Priestess in the Alexandrian Tradition in 1989, and then completed her Odyssean studies for initiation in the Odyssean Tradition in 1990.

From the mystical magical moods of the Celtic and British past, to Samba sounds, Rock Rhythms, and the Medieval Harmonics of the Harp; all rooted in the folk traditions of the British Isles with a touch of the World Beat to make the lyrics come alive.

She has systematically (but without a particular plan) added harp, mandolin, and a varieties of woodwinds and percussion to her arsenal, and studied music at Mohawk College before and after finishing her Honours Degrees in Anthropology, Religious Studies and Education at McMaster and Brock Universities. In 2008 she opened “Cat Hair Studios” which is a recording and engineering studio specifically to support and promote pagan musical creativity.

Curious about this music? Check out her sound Here.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Thursday evening.

Entertainment: Tara Rice

Weaving a god’s eye. S’mores over a fire on a brisk autumn night. Tara Rice, Toronto-based vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, conjures gothic romanticism between layers of spirited storytelling. Though the majority of Rice’s latest EP, Panorama, was written, recorded and performed in her Bloor Street apartment, the mood of this alternative folk-rock album transcends the concrete city vibe.

The songs, along with Tara’s multifaceted, distinctive voice, sweep and shape-shift through genres and influences (a bit of PJ Harvey grunge here, some Sandy Denny folk there). By times the songs summon psychedelic pastoral vistas, and at other times conjure crisp, cool, dark forests. Tara Rice’s music leads the listener into an evocative and welcoming world that possesses a modern mythical perspective wholly its own.

Check out her sound Here.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Friday evening.

Spirits of the Earth 2018

We have confirmed our 2018 dates!!!

11-15 JULY 2018

Last year we focused on finding our inner spark and the Flame Within. This years theme is RISE: Resonate Internally and Shine Externally.    We will find the parts of us we value the most; those that make us unique.  We will then learn how we can share those skills with our tribe…creating a powerful foundation of strength, loyalty and honour.

We encourage folks to arrive on Wednesday evening so we can begin our journey first thing the following morning.  We will begin by preparing our temporary village and catching up around the fire, and sharing stories of our adventures since we last gathered. Thursday is the new moon and we will utilize that energy to embrace our truths, and rejoice in our authentic selves as our personal resonance synchronizes with our tribe. Friday the 13th we will shift our focus to magickal workings, divination and spirit connection; inclusive of raising the Freya pole at OakHaven.  Saturday will be a celebration of our tribe and our sacred space as we prepare for an night of feasting, celebration, revelry, honoring and gift giving.

Registration is OPEN!

Add it to your calendars folks. We’ll dance with the spirits, and revel in the energies once again!

Winter Blues Social

Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.

When you’re cold from the inside out, remember love and friendship; it is then that warmth will find you.

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, just as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.

Lets ignite our hearts and melt away the winter. Join us for a day of love, friendship, and laughter. Games, Karaoke, and random shenanigans.

Note: This is a BYOB/Potluck event! Donations welcome.

SoundScapes: Ginger Doss, Lynda Millard & Laura Gagnon

Come join us for some music and BBQ at the OakHaven homestead, where you can escape from the mundane and surround yourself with nature and magick! Feel the warmth of the sun and the wonderment of the stars.

The Highway Hippies are coming to town! Ginger Doss and Lynda Millard will be taking us on a soulful journey!

Cost: $15 in Advance, $20 @Door. Children 13 & under are free!

Arrivals may begin at 12pm, grill will be hot for 2pm, and the concert(s) will begin at 3pm!

Bring what you want to throw on the grill and your favorite beverage. Kick back and ride the sparkling waves of musical bliss and soar on the rhythmic flow of Body Mind and Soul.

Bonfire to foĺlow. Bring your drums if you got’em.

*E-Tranfers can be sent to info@spiritsfest.com
**If you are drinking please plan responsibly and arrange a safe way home!

Registration is now OPEN!!


GINGER DOSS is a performing songwriter, music producer, spiritual practitioner and speaker. Her dynamic and compelling songwriting explores multiple genres, including rock, alternative groove, tribal and folk and is inspired from a passionate and diverse study of spirituality. She tours extensively throughout the US and Canada igniting audiences with high energy performances and music that radiates with all the colors and callings of the divine. She won a Posi Music Award for her song Thankful and the Audience Appreciation Award in the Women in the Arts Talent Competition at National Women’s Music Fest ~ one of the country’s largest and longest running women’s music fests. She is currently the music director at the Fayetteville AR Center for Spiritual Living where you can find her every Sunday morning when she is not on the road. She has self produced all four of her independently released albums and is currently beginning work on a 5th. HOLD ON TIGHT ~ The Chakra Rock of ginger doss will rock your body. wake your soul, and set your heart on fire!!


LYNDA MILLARD is an accomplished singer songwriter whose career spans many successful original band projects in which she contributed her life changing songwriting, signature bass playing, vocal prowess and spine tingling command of the flute. Together with Ginger she founded the popular rock band Dreamtrybe in the early 2000’s and before that, helped form and was a front member of the highly acclaimed Velvet Hammer. Now touring with Ginger Doss, she contributes not only her talents on bass, vocals and flute, but her songs and energy as well. Best of friends, when GInger and Lynda join their voices and songs, the connection between their souls is palpable. They have a harmonic grace that can only come from an energy that spans many lifetimes, not only musical but physical incarnations as well.


The Doll House Showcase, Celebrating Women in Music with Laura Gagnon has also joined our line-up. Laura has won Best Pop Artist at the London Music Awards. She’s worked with acclaimed vocal coach Elaine Overholt, who has worked with Ray Charles, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick, to name a few. Laura Has worked with Gold and Platinum songwriter/producer Chad Irschik of Inception Sound and played with Juno nominated band Mister E Laura has just finished touring with The top international McCartney Years Tribute band led by the very talented Yuri Pool. Since Laura has rebooted her solo career and is on her way back up the pop charts! She is about embark on an Ontario tour and is finishing her 3rd album. Laura was also nominated for the 2017 Contributor Jack Richardson London Music Awards for her work with the London Music Scene by creating an all female musicians network of some of the top female musicians in South Western Ontario called ” The Doll House” Laura has appeared in “Our London”, Beat Magazine, Fusion Magazine, London Free Press, and is gaining airplay on Texas and Beyond Web Series. Laura Has just got back from France and was given the honor to sing the Canadian National Anthem at some of the Vimy Ridge, Maples for Vimy Celebrations.

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