2013 Goddess Fest
Welcome to Goddess Fest 2013! Our theme this year is THRIVE! with the expanded version being, “Alone we survive, together we THRIVE!” After several years of tearing down the status quo and old paradigms, astrology and other indicators are pointing to a time of re-building--but not a re-building of what’s been lost--rather a re-building of a system where everyone and every living thing can THRIVE! It is with this hope and intent that we chose our theme for 2013. We cordially invite you to join us in creating this new paradigm, and to participate in a Goddess Fest dedicated to that end.
We have added several items to our registration and to the Goddess Fest program to ensure that we THRIVE! The first is our list of Terms & Conditions designed to keep everyone safe, involved and prosperous. The second is our Crafter’s Market, offering smaller venues for homemade, handcrafted items. These tables are one-vender-per table and may not be shared. Our traditional booth spaces may be shared by two vendors.
As an added boost, the “mother church” of Golden Thread Grove Church-ATC, the international Aquarian Tabernacle Church, has opted to make Goddess Fest their official summer event. That means they will be advertising it internationally and encouraging all their members and affiliates to attend. The Arch Priestess of the ATC, Belladonna La Veau, will be attending to deliver a keynote speech and offer other services throughout the event. She will also be bringing a number of Wiccan clergy students to observe and enjoy the festivities.
The international publisher Llewellyn has also come on board with advertising and sponsorship. And that is just the beginning . . .
We are planning an Author’s Lounge where local and nationally known authors can attract fans and sign their books. It’s amazing how many big names are showing interest in this opportunity.
Goddess Fest now has a YouTube Channel as well as website and Facebook pages. In addition, we are working on some new and exciting digital enhancements to the Goddess Fest online experience and marketing.
In the spirit of THRIVE!-ing, Goddess Fest is going to a whole new level of international recognition and participation! This is a year you definitely DON’T want to miss!
Goddess Fest Mission Statement
Each year Goddess Fest is put on through the efforts of the Golden Thread Grove Church-ATC, and the support of Crone’s Cupboard. Goddess Fest and Golden Thread Grove Church-ATC are geared to bring an awareness and honoring of the sacred feminine and masculine.
Goddess Fest strives to offer a yearly event where diversity and the love of Spirit can be shared and celebrated in an open environment, where all are welcome.
Goddess Fest promotes the care of our Mother the Earth, and nurtures an atmosphere of acceptance, growth, positive awareness, love, and sharing, so it will flourish and continue to grow and live beyond this event. Goddess Fest offers the community at large all these things through opportunities to participate in workshops, dance, song, ritual, prayer, meditations and exercises in creativity; and by offering good food, music, & entertainment, and most importantly by sharing wisdom, love, peace and joy freely.
Each year Goddess Fest has grown, drawing individuals from all walks of life, all belief systems and far-away communities. We remind all peoples of their own inherent sacredness, and encourage them to share that gift with others.
All proceeds from our events are used to further the efforts of Golden Thread Grove Church-ATC. We currently offer Tuesday night services, psychic fairs, drumming circles, healing circles, a learning library, women’s & men’s mysteries/empowerment circles, prison ministry, community sweat lodges and much more. This is a community of dedicated people who have a great love of “Spirit”, and realize the significance of what this event offers to the greater community as they organize and plan for Goddess Fest through-out the year.
We are grateful and blessed as the show of support for our event grows, allowing us to offer more and more back to our community!