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Winterstar 24

February 8-11, 2007 | 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 WinterStar Symposium opens Thursday at 6PM in the Hospitality House (Cottage 17), followed at 7:30 with the Welcome Wagon Pot-Luck Party, where we’ll be drummin’ and jammin’ late into the night and greeting the late-night arrivals. A great opportunity to make connections early in the program!

Merchant set-up begins at noon on Friday, and the Opening Circle is held at 1:30, with classes running from 2:00 - 6:15.  After the dinner break, ACE will host the WinterStar Community Concert, beginning with a concert set by Gregory Morris Group and continuing with an Open Mic Session - where YOU help weave the fabric of our musical tapestry! (Please limit offerings to 10 minutes; sign up at the Registration Table.)

Classes continue Saturday from 9:30 AM until the 6:15 Dinner break. Then on Saturday night Ian Corrigan and Joseph Rothenberg present a multi-media-enhanced experience based on Timothy Leary's Eight-Circuit Mind Model. We will transform the ballroom into an interactive space demonstrating Timothy Leary's theories in a fun and illumination way. Costumes welcome.

Sunday Classes begin at 9:30, then we'll break for lunch (and 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 on Friday and Saturday nights. The cabin parties will include:

 The Folk-Rock Cabin with Gregory Morris Group

The Psychedelic Cabin with Chas Smith & Ron Slabe (and video provided by Rev. Ivan Stang)

The Drum-Jam Cabin with Dennis & Linda Murphy and drummers from the WinterStar community.

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