Schedule

Friday

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Workshop: Warding 101
Standing Stones Circle
The CAYA Coven Furies

This workshop will be an intensive on Grounding, Centering, and Shielding – the metaphysical equivalent of putting on your lab coat and goggles before you pursue bigger works; or in some cases, of donning your own oxygen mask before assisting those around you on a faltering plane. Also covered will be the companion process of Opening; our shields should protect us without walling us away. Concepts will be introduced and practiced. Come learn or brush up on your skills.

6:00 – 6:30 pm
Opening Ritual
Standing Stones Circle

Join us as we celebrate and combine our intentions for a joyous and sacred weekend to come. Come honor the land and your community as well as your own sacred place within it.

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Dinner

8:00 – 9:30 pm
Morrighan Devotion Ritual – Women only
Lady Evensong, Lady Iris RedRaven, Priestess Branwen
Meet at the Amazon Camp

Those of us who know the Dark Lady know that the Morrighan is a face she wears when she is beyond self-conciousness, beyond indecision, and beyond all fear. We can wear that face, we can claim that power. We are the Daughters of the Darkness, and we own the night. Women only, please wear black or red, bring a blade if you can, bring a blanket or wrap, be prepared for full or partial nudity

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Drum Circle 101
Special Guest Megan McElroy
Standing Stones Circle

Bring your drums and follow along with this class in basic drumming for drum circles. All levels are welcome.

9:00 – till ??
Drum Circle in the Standing Stones

Open drum circle for all to come and celebrate your Friday night. Bring your drums, your songs and your dancing self to make some music and start raising the sacred energy of our Harvest Home!

9:30 – till ??
Maenad Dark Moon Ritual
La Strega Manea
Meet at the Labyrinth to walk down to the Beltain Tree

Join members of the Maenad chorus from the upcoming production of The Bacchae: A Ritual of Coming Out in a ritual centered around the dark moon and the magic that it brings. Call out to Dionysus and revel in the joys of wine and ecstatic dance.

Saturday

8:00 – 9:00 am
Labyrinth Walk
Greywolf and Drezdany Wildlife
The Labyrinth

Come ease into your intentions for the day with a walk in the Stone City labyrinth while surrounded by the sounds of gentle drums and pipes. We will be using sacred sage for smudging and clearing before we take this sacred walk to center our energies for the day to come.
9:00 – 10:00 am – Breakfast

10:00 – 11:30 am
Elements of DanceCraft
Hummingbird Rainbow and Mawi Totonu
Standing Stones Circle

Join CAYA’s Priestess of Sacred Dance as she gives brief descriptions of elemental dance, the movements of earth, air, fire and water. How to evoke these and use them to create power in ritual and to work magic through movement. There will be movement meditation and “free form” dance using movements learned in this workshop.

10:00 – 12:00 pm
Praise to Oshun – Women only
Moon Mama Rabbit, Lady Kahina and Szmeralda Shanel
Amazon Camp

A ritual designed by 4 Priestesses who wish to honor the many faces of the Goddess Oshun, who is one of the main Mothers of our Tribe. The rite will be a ceremony of singing, drumming, and dancing in order for women to connect with the wild, fierce, sweet Queen of the Sacred Waters.

11:00 – 12:00pm
Dick Bagwell – Musical Performance
Performance Stage

A many-talented musician/composer/storyteller/author/teacher/actor/dancer who has performed at Renaissance Faires, Celtic Fairs, the California Christmas Revels, music festivals, theatre festivals, and, of course, pubs, in the Bay Area and around the world.

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Laughter Yoga
Molly Blue Dawn
Standing Stones Circle

Work up your appetite for lunch with a fun and easy workout – no postures or skills to learn, no special clothes or equipment required. Anyone can do it and become an expert from the first session. As long as you can laugh, you have all the skills you need!

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Meer, aka Cathryn Bauer – Musical Performance
Performance Stage

Meer, also known to many CAYA regulars as Cat, is the fiddler who often brings the gift of her music to our rituals. She has recently returned from a trip to the Shetland Islands, where she has learned even more fiddle tunes to share with us!

12:30 – 2:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Irina Rivkin – Musical Performance
Performance Stage

This Rose Street House of Music founder and singer-songwriter has performed for 25 years, from her childhood singing Russian folk and American Jazz in a family band, to performing her own songs for the last 12 years. She expresses insightful, gutsy, vocal world-folk originals and layers her poetic lyrics with richtextured harmonies, swirling with vocal percussive beats, all createdlive on-the-spot using her loop station instrument.

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sprouts Fairy Ritual for Children of All Ages
Lady Kahina, Maia Mermaid and Rowan Pepperwood
Meet in the dining area

We will be building fairy homes out of found objects. We will then lead the children in a brief ritual to invoke their own fairy guardian into their homes and lives. Adults are welcome too!
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Energy and Hands on Healing workshop
Moon Mama Rabbit, Lady Iris RedRaven and Priestess Branwen
Meet at the Star Dome/Wellness area

This workshop begins with exercises to sense auras, pass energy balls to one another and other “warm-up” energy play. Participants will then have the chance to discuss any “alternative” healing methods they have tried, as practitioner or patient. A few energetic healing techniques (passing hands, drumming, toning and perhaps others) will then be displayed with an opportunity to pair off and try these on one another.

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Innerworld/Outerworld Rejuvenation Trance – Women only
Nectar Adeye
Amazon Camp

This trance will be an opportunity for participants to take some time to absorb, settle and integrate the power of the many amazing rituals they are attending during the festival. This will also be a time to consciously direct power toward some part of their lives in need of healing, transformation, nurturing, rejuvenation and/or sensual pleasure.

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Elemental Grouping for Main Mabon Ritual
Meet in the dining area

Gather with others according to your zodiac signs and the elements that they represent to create a unique community-based invocation for your element in the main Mabon Ritual later in the night.

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Dinner

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Fontain’s M.U.S.E. – Musical Performance
Performance Stage

This unique duo has enraptured audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego with their mix of Improvisation, Alternative and Eastern styles since 2000. Fontain’s M.U.S.E. has performed for the popular Sonoma County, Harmony Festival as well as Techno-Tribal Groove Temple. They are regularly featured at annual events like Pagan Pride in Berkeley and Pantheacon in San Jose.

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Boneyard Ritual to the Dying God
Moon Mama Rabbit and Greywolf
Meet at the Labyrinth (This ritual will lead directly into the Main Mabon Ritual that follows)

Join us as we rattle our bones in procession to the Stone City Boneyard shrine and then down to the Horned God Grove as we honor the Dying God and his sacrifice in this, the dark time of the year.

8:00 – 10:00 pm
Main Mabon Ritual
Priests and Priestesses of CAYA Coven
Standing Stones Circle

The Land sings to us, and we sing back to the Land on this magical Mabon night as we help to turn the Wheel of the Year. We call to the Earth Gods from around our glorious Home to help us in our deep magic for true and complete manifestation.

10:00 – ?? pm
Aphrodite Ritual – Amazon Ritual – Women only
Maia Mermaid
Meet at the Aphrodite Shrine before we go to the Amazon Camp

Come and honor the great goddess Aphrodite by honoring that which is beautiful in you. Aphrodite is the greek goddess of love and beauty and she is the beauty in every woman. We will write words of beauty on our own skins, sing and dance in her honor and declare ourselves beautiful before the goddess and each other.
Sunday

8:00 – 9:00 am
Labyrinth Walk
Greywolf and Drezdany Wildlife
The Labyrinth

Come ease into your intentions for the day with a walk in the Stone City labyrinth while surrounded by the sounds of gentle drums and pipes. We will be using sacred sage for smudging and clearing before we take this sacred walk to center our energies for the day to come.

9:00 – 10:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am
Topic Table – Amber & Jet: The Witches’ Jewels
Special Guest Prudence Priest
Meet in the dining area

Come learn about these two magical stones which are not stones at all! Miss Priest – a witch, Elder in the Covenant of the Goddess and the Troth – will cover the lore, mythology, and uses of amber and jet as well as bring many different examples from her private collection to “show and tell.” She has been selling amber and jet since the 80’s.

10:00 – 12:00 pm
Seeing the future in nothing at all – an interactive, no tools required, scrying workshop.
Lady Iris RedRaven
Standing Stones Circle

We love to divine the future, and even the present – to see into our subconscious and that of those around us. We’ve learned about Runes, Tarot Cards and even the Ogham. But these are the tools, the actual intuitive nature of divination is inside each of us. In this workshop, participants will develop their scrying abilities with various simple objects that cost little to no money and can be gathered on the fly.

10:00 – 12:00 pm
Kingship in Changing Times – Men’s Ritual
CAYA’s Brotherhood of the Moon
Meet at the Labyrinth to walk down to the Horned God Grove

The Equinox brings a shift in the Balance; the Sun King’s influence wanes and is overcome by the gathering Dark. Join your Brothers in honoring the Sun’s Reign and in holding congress with the Lord of Shadows. Affirm yourself as King that Was and the King that Will Be, and marshal your forces to meet the Challenges that come with the Turning of the Wheel.

12:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 pm
CAYA Wildflowers meeting

12:00 – 4:00 pm
Open Vendor time

The marketplace is open! Come browse the unique magical wares and find your newest treasured items or that special reminder of your Harvest Home experience.

4:00 – 4:30 pm
Closing Ritual
Standing Stones Circle

We come together one last time for the weekend in gratitude for the ability to gather in community, for the new friends we have made, the deepening of bonds with old friends and the abundant magic that flows from each of us out into the world.

Reminder – All Attendees must be off-site by 6:00 pm