The Stone Peoples Intensive
for Stones Rising 2010
For Members of Four Quarters
Fri Aug 27 - Tues Aug 31, 2010
In Service To The
First Stone, 1995
to develop a deep relationship with the Standing Stones and with The
Land of Four Quarters; by committing to the preparatory work of Stones
The arrival, rigging and unloading of the Stones
and their preparation as Altars, prior to their Processions.
The checking, repair and preparation of all
of the equipment used in moving and raising the Stones.
The surveying and digging of the Stones foundations.
The building of the forms and placement of the concrete for the foundations.
The rigging and placement of this years Witness
Arbors. The preparation of the Stone Circle for the Ceremonials.
The Cleansing and Preparation of the Stone
The creation of GiveAway bundles, an integral
part of the ceremonial matrix of the Rising.
Sharing our meals together, morning coffee
and planning under the kitchen pavilion.
Very special ceremony with the Standing Stones...
And everything else that goes into preparing
for the Rising.
We will be sharing all of our meals together, from Friday dinner through Wednesday
brunch. In fact the cost of the intensive is the cost of operating the Starvin
Artist for five days, our meal sharing is a core part of the Intensive.
$10 a day.
will need to register for these food costs.
Call the Office to make any special arrangements.
Each day will begin with our planning meeting in the kitchen directly after brunch
and will end, of course, with Magic in the Fire Circle. Very special magic!
For five days we will share our food, our time,
our sweat and laughter with The Standing Stones.
With good luck and good work, we will finish
our task early Tuesday, with time to prepare for Stones Rising. But this is rather
a risk. We are compressing what is normally two weeks of preparations by the camp
staff into just five days. So there is little room for mistake or second attempts.
Just staging in the deliveries of the Stones, heavy equipment, ready mix concrete
trucks and all the other steps necessary to preparing for the Rising is a major
challenge with a tight timetable.
Once we begin, there
is no choice but to carry through.
Prepare for a challenge.
But there is room for fun too!
And we will be taking our time working with the Stones. We
will be making some practice sessions during the intensive with our levers, ropes
and rollers, and they are sure to include some special challenges in the fine
art of moving large stones.
In fact, we are in need
of new crew leaders for the Processions of the Stones, and what better way to
find them then in working the ropes and rollers during the Intensive. The people
who complete this intensive will be invited to work with the Stone People of the
Rising, actually rigging and raising the Standing Stones. Dangerous teamwork reserved
for veterans from past Risings and the Stone Crews.
So if you think you have it in you to lead a Stone Crew or work with The Stone
People during the Rising, this is your time to find out! Be there!
Registration is by telephone to the office
or email direct to the Office
Manager. Online registration is open but fixed to the full price
of 5 days.
Just give the office a call. Payment for our meals
can be made when you arrive, BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER !
Cost? $50, ten meals, Friday dinner through Wednesday Brunch.
And yes, we will be taking turns in the kitchen preparing the food
that feeds us all, how could it be otherwise for The Stone People!
If you can only attend a couple days, please make arrangements with
do call the office with your questions or to make arrangements for partial attendance.
The First Stone going up, May 19th, 1995