Chris Berry & Bana Kuma Orchestra
Join us at camp Bana Kuma/Mystic Rising and create an epic performance to be shared at the closing ceremonies on Sunday night of this mini festival this year.
If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing, If your heart beats you can drum, If you play an instrument then it you should bring!
We will dance, drum, sing and play in honor of the four elements. All instruments are welcome.
Our performance will invoke archetypes that represent universal wisdom and through intention we will bring this wisdom to life.
Instead of watch this go down you are invited to be a part of it and join us on stage.
If you sign up for the workshop journey (starting on Friday) you will get to learn the material and the wisdom behind it. Our days will be filled with music and dance and nights with story and song. This is a very special opportunity to create the energy as a foundation on the Friday before Mystic opens up to the rest of the festival.
Don’t let culture create you, we are the creators of culture. See you there!
Now living in Ashland, OR area our beloved Diane Patterson will give her acoustic download around the camp fire to help close out the festival in a good way. The lovely “Folkgoddess,” as Whole Earth Festival called her some 20 years ago, Patterson is widely known for her transformative and mystical original songs. And as well, her aptly named band of medicine musicians are each devoted to music that moves the whole being, heals with soul and rhythm, and weaves connection to Source. Their love and support of Diane is a joy to witness.
In addition to being a gifted singer/songwriter, Matthew Human is also an outspoken proponent of small farmer’s rights and protecting the world’s food and water supply from big agri-business. His commitment to food justice and ending the corporate stranglehold on our crops is evident on such spirited anthems as “Clean Food” and “Monsanto Go Away,” which The Human Revolution played almost continuously on a 350 mile march from Brooklyn New York to Washington DC, culminating at the White House on international food day in 2011.
Stephen Roush is a Southern Oregon and Rainbow Family singer songwriter, best known for his songs: “I Believe in the People of the Earth,” “Love Each Other,” and “Giving Thanks.” He was also a member of the original Freedom Tribe, with Freedom, Al Torre and Sasha (Butterfly) Rose
Nectafari (IWILL, Shoshana B, Tim-i)
Uplifting, original and soulful music delivered in an eclectic style. Inspiring and positive lyrics, mystical vibes and angelic female vocals.
We are committed to the empowerment and elevation of the Human spirit and condition through music. Be it through the gyration of hip-pounding dance grooves, sweet reflective ballads, or a goofy, silly song, the music is intended to bring ecstasy, joy, laughter, tears, stimulating thought, and improved self-esteem.
Having grown up in a family of musicians in Southern California, David Kai was raised with both song and ocean in his heart and spirit. As a kid, David found his first musical love when he began playing the drums. He spent many years thereafter playing drums in punk rock bands, skateboarding on the streets, and surfing in the ocean. After high school, David followed the path of music which led him inevitably to the expansive universe of the Grateful Dead and those who followed. At this point, David had been playing the guitar for a while and was writing his own songs. Fully equipped with a free spirit and his guitar, David began traveling and hitchhiking all over the US, writing songs, meeting people, and paving his path. He finally landed in Hawaii, where he stayed for many years.
Through his journeys, David was blessed to connect with Native Tribal elders from both North and South America. These elders continue to share with him their teachings and songs through ceremonial ways and have taught him a way of life. These teachings have had a profound influence on David and his music.
David now lives in Southern Oregon and spends much of his time traveling, seeking the ocean, and sharing the spirit of his music.
His newest album, “AWAKE,” was released in January 2014.
Anthony Singing Bear is a stylistic singer-songwriter weaving wise words and personal stories into jazzy swing, world beat, reggae, hip hop and soul. His popularity is in large part due to his conscious well-thought lyrics, inventive songwriting, and soulful emotive voice. Bear’s prolific garden of songs seem developed and timeless like something out of the archives, and yet his ever evolving repertoire is very much here and now. It is a unique brand of music, in the style of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Brett Dennen, but really defying all genre classifications.
Transformational Breathwork, also known as “rebirthing,” is a powerful vehicle for bringing more joy into consciousness. After an introduction to the technique, participants lie down and breathe far faster and deeper then normal for an extended period of time and allow themselves to experience whatever wants to come up. With the support and guidance of a facilitator, the volume of oxygen received, along with sound, movement, and the company of others who are fully engaged in the same process can help precipitate a profound catharsis or spiritual awakening. Most are truly amazed by the experience they have and are totally inspired to do more breath sessions.
About Allan Love
Allan studied Transformational Breathwork at Heartwood Institute in 1991-1992 and has led individuals and groups through this process in a variety of settings over the years. He currently lives in Kalapana, Hawaii where he gives private and group sessions at his home.
Awakening the illuminated Heart – a journey into the Sacred Space of your Heart
Join Viola on a deep experiential journey into your Heart and connect
with your Higher Self. We will discuss the work of Drunvalo
Melchizedek, Sacred Geometry and LightBody activation (MerKaBa) .
learn to live and create our life from the Unity of the heart, instead of
the duality of the mind. This is ancient teachings brought into modern
understandings, making it easy for us to connect to the Quantum
Sngularity within ourselves, within us all.
About viola rose
Viola Rose is a certified teacher of drunvalo Melchizedek’s School of
Remembering and facilitator of Awakening the Illuminated heart
workshops. She lives in Portland Oregon, travelling regularly
offering Drunvalos teaching of living in the Heart and activating the
Merkaba (lightbody). She brings her joy and enthusiasm to this
Visit her website for more information: www.DreamTheNewDream.com
Dancing Freedom w/ Samantha Sweetwater
MORE LIFE, PLEASE! Dance the sweet, passionate, hungry, heartful truth birthing in every breath of your beautiful human life. Dance your gratitude, your willingness to ask for help, and the unfettered awesomeness of your deepest dreams. Give it up on the elemental wave of our shared dance. Sweaty prayers liberate our souls and elevate our lives.
Samantha Sweetwater: A veteran transformational facilitator, ceremonial leader and vision journey guide with 25+ years of experience under her wings, Samantha gently yet boldly invites you to unburden yourself from yourself, choose your happy, purposeful life, and to co-create a regenerative culture of peace for All Beings. She is the founder and director of Dancing Freedom, PeaceBody Japan, and Movement Makers Mentoring. She has trained over 200 Dancing Freedom facilitators internationally and is currently working on her first book, More Life Please.
Sharing words, drum, and song during Opening & Water Ceremonies
Burton will share his wisdom about the sacredness of our Mother Earth and our priceless sacred water. He will share some of his music as well.
About Burton Fisher
Burton Fisher, Jr., also known as Hodawanes or “White Buffalo Stands,” is a full-blooded Northern Cheyenne tribal member, Hereditary Chief from both his mother and father’s lineage. He is the 7th Generation Drum Keeper for his tribe, and a Suhd’da fasting priest, having earned his “paints” through sacrifice in ceremony.
Burton comes from a long line of medicine people and singers, the keepers of the sacred healing songs for his tribe. Burton was educated in the sacred ways of these prayer songs, first by his Grandparents–who taught him the importance of expanding the family’s songs and the Fisher family’s responsibility of keeping them for the tribe. He has maintained communion with the plants, the animals and the Universe–as they are the ones who give the songs.
Burton grew up learning the value and significance of the different circles of ceremony and the specific songs for each: the Sundance song, Pow-Wow songs, Fasting songs, and the healing and doctoring songs of the medicine people. These are the heartbeat of the Cheyenne way of prayer, and an expression of reverence and deep gratitude for life.
“To disconnect oneself from Mother Earth is to disconnect from the Creator. This disconnection results in disrespecting nature. It also leads to mankind’s unawareness of nature’s needs, thus misguiding our treatment of her.
“Reconnecting with self and Mother Earth through songs and prayer to our Creator will awaken our senses and allow us to truly be in tune with nature’s needs. Songs in prayer ceremonies bring physical, spiritual, emotional and mental healing, and return us to wholeness.
“It is an act of self-respect to create a close relationship with Spirit. We must learn to respect Mother Earth’s forces and her teachings, which allow us to be in tune with the natural realm, ourselves and each other.”
~ White Buffalo Stands
Grandma Aggie Talk and Water Ceremony
Known by many as Grandma Aggie, she is a blessing to us all. Grandma will share her words of wisdom and lead us in a Water Ceremony on Saturday, Aug 1st from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Also joining our water ceremony will be Diane Patterson, Burton Fisher, Phil, Heather Noel and others.
About Agnes Baker Pilgrim (Grandma Aggie)
Agnes Emma Baker Pilgrim is a Native American spiritual elder from Grants Pass, Oregon. She is the oldest member of her tribe, the Takelma. She is also the Granddaughter of the first elected Chief of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz – Jack Harney. Pilgrim was Elected Chairperson of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers at its founding in 2004. “She has been honored as a “Living Treasure” by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, and as a “Living Cultural Legend” by the Oregon Council of the Arts.
Vinyasa Flow, Dance Yoga, Dance Expression, Modern Dance, and other dance styles.
I have been a dancer since I was 3 years old, and went on to study dance performance and choreography in college. I love to use the traditional asanas and give them my dance-like twist. I focus a lot on the transition between each movement to accentuate the fact that yoga is a dance to my students. I give a lot of variations to allow my students to feel the freedom of expression in their bodies. I have the gift of seeing the world through my body and I try to help my students shift into that perspective.
Taught by: Hanna Winters
Yoga for true wellness & peace with Peter
Peter’s experience includes Raj and Hatha yoga styles of many types including hatha practices such as Bikram, Iyengar, Svaroopa, Integral and Forest Yoga. His Raj Yoga background is based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. He is also grateful to be student of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma)
Whether in practice of asana or in the stillness of meditation, yoga is the pure expression of Self. Each practice is designed to utilize the science of Yoga to expose to the practitioner the direct experience of the Atman, our Soul and its relationship with Spirit.
Taught by: Peter
Jai has been teaching Ha-Tha Yoga for 10 years under the guidance of his Yogini Denise Elzea and is a lifelong practitioner of Yoga and BodyWork. Jai is currently practicing Thai Massage at the Wellsprings in Ashland Oregon. this class will be basic movement and warm ups, through postures in the Ha-Tha tradition. Open up and get connected.
Josh makes it fun!
Taught by: Jai
Welcome to this year’s Mystic event! We’re glad you’re here and interested in joining us this year. This is our 9th annual and this year’s configuration is again ‘taking a year off’ from putting on our larger events we’ve had in the past and is going to be more retreat oriented gathering as a ‘thank you to past supporters and friends’. This is in part because of our limited capacity agreement with our venue for only a maximum of 200 persons. We ask that you please RSVP if you would and our tickets link is now allowing for tickets to be purchased via Paypal and you will be added to the admissions list for whichever tickets you purchase.
Please know that if you do attend this year, we intend to capture a lot of video footage of much of this gathering along with doing a lot of interviews of not just artists but attendees asking questions. Part of our process in regrouping with smaller events the past few years has been to go deep, get feedback, and receive as much inspiration as possible to co-create from as many visions as possible an even more life-changing transformational cultural event that more & more people would like to see.
Connect with us here, or RSVP to reserve your spot and let us know why you want to be there.