presents Need help? the 2002 starwood festival - july 23-28, 2002 - brushwood folklore center

Welcome to the Starwood Village! Like Brigadoon, we spring from the rolling hills of Brushwood for a brief, but memorable time. Old friendships are instantly renewed while new friends quickly become old friends too. Despite our myriad backgrounds, we come together in peace and harmony for six days under the Chattaqua sun to celebrate community, our love for the Earth, love for one another and for ourselves.

From here get a birds eye view of our village from the Village Views page, or check out a maps of the site, see what's going on with the kids, or find out more about some of the rituals...

Here's what some of our guests have said about life in the Starwood Village:

Thaelo Blue (e-group list moderator when asked what Starwood was like):
...Next summer you will be transformed by the most incredible pagan university/hippie circus known to mortals as Starwood. Cavort thru the woods, swim in the pool, laze around naked in the hottub, eat yummy food at the Cafe or Phil's, attend many uplifting workshops, groove out to the great concerts, dance around the bonfire every night, listen to the sound of the drums fill your soul and match the rhythm of your heart and then after you've been so high on the vibes all week, experience the ultimate rush of the BIG BONFIRE on Saturday night. Don't expect to sleep very much or have enough time to do everything you want to. Meet people and fall in love. Starwood's got it all!
There is only one bad thing about Starwood......

LEAVING to go HOME again!!! (yep, ask anybody, that part REALLY sucks!!! I always cry.)

You will spend every day the next year savoring your Starwood memories and planning for the trip next July. So welcome to the Starwood list... we'll be looking for you at Brushwood next summer.

One of my favorite things to do at Starwood is to stand at the edge of the Fairy Woods at night and look down on all the lights in the "village." People are milling about and you can hear the drums and see the bonfire in the roundhouse. I feel such a sense of peace and connectedness looking at this scene. I can feel the ties that extend into the past and into the future from that moment. It is like nothing else I've ever felt.

I love getting out of the hot tub in the wee hours of the morning, wrapping myself in my long black wool cloak, putting up the hood to keep from chilling, and then wandering through the village with stars over head, the sound of drums slightly muffled by the night and just "being" part of something unique and wonderful as I head back to my "home" in the Fairy Woods...

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