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Winterstar 23

February 23-26, 2006 | Atwood Lake Resort

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Winterstar is a village of cozy cottages, with nightly theme parties offering drumming and dance, bardic sing-a-longs, rock-n-roll, pyrates and more exotic pleasures. Evenings feature entertainment and spiritual transformation, a perfect blend of the aesthetic and sacred. Days are spent enjoying the luxurious amenities of the Atwood Lake Resort Lodge, shopping in our merchant room, exploring biofeedback & electronic meditation aids and participating in rituals and experiential classes.

Registration for the 23rd Annual WinterStar Festival opens Thursday at 6PM in the Drum Jam Cabin (Cottage 17), where we’ll be drummin’ and jammin’ right late into the night and greeting late-night arrivals. A great opportunity to make or re-make connections early in the program!

Registration and Merchanting begins at 11:30 AM on Friday in the lower level of the Lodge and the Opening Circle is held at 1:30, with classes running from 2:00 - 6:15. Friday night is time for rituals and the ever popular cabin hopping and parties.

Classes continue Saturday from 9:30 AM until 6:15. Then on Saturday Night, Snakes Rising will perform and lead MahaShivaRatri (Hindu Rite), followed by dancing and the usual cabin hopping.

Sunday at 11:00AM, Morning program and then a break for cabin checkout. Attend the Closing Circle at 1:30, and take our last opportunity to visit our merchants and for warm farewells.

There’s nothing quite like the late-night activities at WinterStar, the perfect indoor festival to break up those long winter months. We’ve set up cottages to host parties of different styles:

The Drum-Jam Cabin with our beloved hosts Dennis & Linda. Don't forget to dress in layers, it gets hot in there! (Not responsible for lost articles of clothing occurring as a result of attendance).

The Atwood Voodoo Shrine with the Niagara Voodoo Crew...

The Pirate Cabin (with acoustic jam)... Ye'll be wearin' the garb or walkin' the plank ye scurvy dogs... Yarrr...

Club Persia and some Hookah fun. Very cool and the bellydancers LOVE it. Club Persia is oriental rugs and floor sitting. Hookah smoking and belly dancing. A little bit of Lebanese wine for the wine connoisseurs...


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