October 9-12, 2020
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Here are some chants we sang at camp – and a lot more! There’s a great 45-minute drum-trance meditation by Starhawk at the end.
We sang at least these, mainly from our Campfire Chants album:
Hi folks, Mysteries of Samhain organizers want to circulate four short documents among our 2019 circle. Please read these before camp – we will not test you on them, but life sometimes does!
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Charge of the Goddess – an older poem by Doreen Valiente that Reclaiming has long referenced
Reclaiming’s Principles of Unity – the basic document that united our various camps and communities
DARC Letter – DARC (De-colonizing Actions in Reclaiming Communities) a group of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Mixed Race folks – this letter was presented at the recent all-Reclaiming Dandelion Gathering, with a request to circulate it in our communities
How to Be Less Racist, by Rachel Munchkins – Rachel is a member of the DARC group, and is part of Samhain camp as well as teaching at CA Witchcamp and Teen Earth Magic.
Here’s a downloadable version of the 2019 Mysteries of Samhain camper packet, with Bring List, info on arrival/departure times and process,directions to camp, and copies of the waivers we’ll ask you to sign at camp. The photo-waiver is optional – you can indicate “no photos” on it – but we want to have a copy for each person.
Earth-based spirituality and magical activism for teens – and everyone! – in the tradition of Starhawk and Reclaiming.
This unique and powerful tool, based on twelve years of rituals, classes, and grassroots activism at Reclaiming’s Teen Earth Magic camp, gathers 350 pages of Reclaiming-style magic plus 40 years of music and other resources – much of it free online.
Hundreds of ideas for teens, adults, teachers, and organizers – spellcrafting, divination, activism, pentacle magic, and much more.
Illustrated with dozens of photos from our California-based youth retreat, sibling camps Witchlets in the Woods and Redwood Magic Family Camp, and events such as the Spiral Dance and street activism, the book includes:
With a Foreword by Starhawk, whose Earth Activist Training courses helped inspire Teen Earth Magic.
Print Edition (B&W) available on Amazon – proceeds benefit TEM!
Mysteries of Samhain already has the lowest rates in town. Now you can save $30-50 more by registering by May 5.
Adults just $199-500 (regular $249-500)
Youth to age 30 $120-300 (regular $150-300)
Kids 0-4 – always free (thanks to Woodlands’ generous policy)!
Register (or at least contact us) by May 5 for earlybird discount. You can register by mail/check or by email/paypal.
Stay tuned for 2019 theme and details!
We’ll again be among the familiar redwoods at Mendocino Woodlands Camp Three. Fees will remain at the same levels as last year, including our special Earlybird discount for folks who make nonrefundable deposit of $100 by March 31
Visit our registration page for details.
Mysteries of Samhain 2018 will once again be held at our original (and hopefully longterm) home: Mendocino Woodlands Camp Three.
The site is set amid a second-growth redwood forest. The rustic facilities date from the WPA programs of the Depression and WWII eras.
Camp Three is the small camp where Redwood Magic is held – about one-quarter mile from Camp Two, site of Witchlets and CA Witchcamp. Same trees, same animals, same creek – but a smaller and more intimate campsite.
For more info, visit our About page.
Welcome to Mysteries of Samhain’s new website! This wordpress-based site should be accessible on all devices, computers, Dick Tracy wrist radios, etc.
If you have trouble viewing the site, downloading reg form, etc – or you want to sign up for camp! – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org