The Stone People's Intensive:
Friday, August 26th to Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
In Service to the Standing 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 year’s Witness Arbors.
The preparation of the Stone Circle for the Ceremonials.
The Cleansing and Preparation of the Stone Circle.
The creation of GiveAway bundles, an integral part of the ceremonial matrix of the Rising.
Sharing our morning coffee and meals together, and planning in the Dining 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 and required part of the Intensive. $10 a day. Promoting Members 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 Pavilion 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 not guaranteed! We are compressing what is normally two weeks of preparations by the camp staff into just five days. So there is little room for mistakes or second attempts. Just staging in the deliveries of the Stones, heavy equipment, ready mix concrete trucks and all the other steps necessary to prepare 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 be ready for fun too!