Ritual is at the core of Starwood. From the Opening Circle on Tuesday,
until the closing Circle on Sunday, every day (or night) has a large public
ritual scheduled and perhaps several smaller ones. Some of the highlights
- Opening Ritual on Tuesday, 7pm by Liafal.
As we join our energies together, we invite the spirits to protect and
guide us during Starwood. Join hundreds of people
as we spiral dance to raise the power to envelope the festival in
- Masonic Style Ritual on Wednesday at Midnight, presented
by the Starwood Masonic Valley. A stately rite encompassing virtues
like civic pride, tolerance and liberty. Aprons optional.
- Druid Rite of Blessing on Thursday at Midnight, presented by
and ADF. We will make offerings
to the Ancestors, Nature Spirits and Deities in this Druidic Full Moon
- Celebration of the Pomegranate on Friday at Midnight presented
by Spirit Weavers Church & Church
of All Worlds) . I, Hades, invite you to a visit to the underworld
while the Sun is absent this night. Join me, a few others of my colleagues
and their ilk, for the Celebration of the Pomegranate. Don't forget,
sooner or later you'll be here. Doesn't it make sense to honor the
Underworld prior to your moving here?
- The Labyrinth of Light on Friday from Midnight by Candlelot.
You are invited to join us as we ritually consecrate this maze of
luminaria and open the Labyrinth at Midnight. Silently walk the sacred
Labyrinth of Light anytime between midnight and dawn & experience
a journey of magical transformation. This ancient method for shifting
consciousness and moving between worlds dates back thousands of years
to Goddess-worshipping Crete and is found in other indigenous cultures,
including the Hopi. It will be ritually closed at dawn.
- Bonfire Lighting on Saturday Night. We will process as usual
from the Main Stage to the Bonfire area.
- Closing Ritual on Sunday, location variable... We thank those
who have aided us during the festival and ask for protection as we return
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