Gaia Festival 2011

Samhain Celebration, Nov. 5, 2011 Gaia Priestess Drummers Revisiting Gaia Festival 2008 Gaia Festival Creatrixes Honoring The Mothers Enter the Labyrinth
Samhain Celebration, Nov. 5, 2011 The evening was cool and crisp and the company was lively and warm! Our ritual was so exquisite and I’m so proud of how far the beautiful and talented my Gaia Priestess Drummers have come!
Gaia Priestess Drummers The all-women drumming group was formed in 2010 by Kris Oster to participate in Gaia Festival’s closing ritual, but will continue way beyond that!
Revisiting Gaia Festival 2008 In 2008, Gaia Festival speaker Margaret Starbird presented her thought-provoking and heart-opening scholarship about Mary Magdalene.
Gaia Festival Creatrixes Stephanie Hamberger started Gaia Festival in Buffalo, NY in 2006. Steph and Kris have been Soul Sisters since they first met in 2002 while attending the Glastonbury Goddess Conference.
Honoring The Mothers We honor and celebrate our Mothers by creating beautiful community altars, and this year we’ll do our festival ceremony at the beach.
Enter the Labyrinth Bask in the ambience of the Triple Goddess labyrinth painted by artist and Gaia Festival Board member Tyr Jung.

Samhain Celebration, Nov. 5, 2011

Samhain Blessings

The evening was cool and crisp and the company was lively and warm!

Our ritual was so exquisite and I’m so proud of how far the beautiful and talented my Gaia Priestess Drummers have come!

Gaia Priestess Drummers

Gaia Priestess Drummers at Samhain, Nov. 5, 2011

Here is the current group. Pictured from left, back row: Nicky LaFleur, Elizabeth Stevenson, April Heaslip, Cynthia Ziemer, Dawna Broen, Nancy Oster, friend Shamar. Seated: Jo Williams (with the fabulous shoes), Kris Oster w/Saraphina on lap, Elizabeth Robinson.

Thank you!

And here are some memories…

- Gingerbread snakes (and mice thanks to Nancy)
- Golden thread that got really tangled
- Homemade apple mead wine made by Shaun, my amazing husband
- Baby blessing for our new friend Shamar who is recently with child
- the most beautiful and transformational face paint EVER by Nicky LaFleur

Looking forward to Winter Solstice 2011 performances and ritual.