Quantum theory seems to imply
that each time a choice is made between one alternative and another,
the road less travelled or the common path,
both choices are taken in a sense
and two diverging realities branch off into alternative futures.
Since myriad choices are made each moment,
infinite realities are constantly created,
and each continuum truly exists
in the Multiverse our reality is part of.
Mystics might picture this process as an ever-branching tree,
growing in magnificent complexity,
each branching-place marked by the starry spark
of a magical act;
and if our actions cause new universes to exist,
then We are the Creators of those Universes!
We meet again in celebration.
Branching realities intertwine,
creative energies dance
Divinity glitters like diamonds
in three-billion-year-old carbon...
We are Starwood...
We are Golden...
The Association for Consciousness Exploration
invites you to the Starwood Festival,
featuring over 100 classes and workshops by both local and
internationally-acclaimed artists and
speakers from a variety of spiritual paths and fields of study. Our festival community, expected to exceed 1200, will delight in our daytime concerts and evening entertainment, beginning
Tuesday with the Welcome Wagon Jam,
when the drumming really starts to get hot and impromptu jams spring up around the campground.
On Wednesday the Starwood Parade,
a carnival of spirit and body starring all of us (with a "Kid's Kontingent"),
dances through downtown Starwood before sunset
ending at the rockin' video
Dance Party: starry skies, any-clad dancing and world beat dance mix,
sparked with laser lights and toasty video insanity,
followed by animated shorts and our feature film Fern Gully.
Thursday is Bardic Performance Night,
when our stage is open for songs, poems, or other short behaviors,
after which A.D.F. will host the Midnight Ritual.
Friday is The Concert,
topped off by Testburn's island fireworks and lightshow extravagonzo:
a pyroelectricalaudioferroptical performance spectacle.
Saturday night is reserved for our now legendary Bonfire.
To the rhythm of Starwood's magical drummers, over a thousand of us swirling our gypsy energies around the blazing heart of Starwood, dancing with the moon and stars...
(Sunday we sleep!)
This was also the year we lost our dear friend