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For those who have been asking, yes, Ginger Ackley will be performing for Beltaine 2015!!!
Ginger Ackley, a Texas native now happily transplanted to Ohio, has taken her life-long passion for music and combined it with a love of history and tradition, and melded into a delightful style of Celtic Folk. Performing both traditional and original songs, she sings while accompanying herself on one of her six autoharps, or joyfully jams with other artists on her pennywhistles. She has been described as songwriter in the old style, and audiences often can't tell the origin of a given tune. Her CDs cover a spectrum from original to traditional, mystical to educational. Be prepared to laugh, cry and clap along during one of her performances!
One of her CDs is called “All Earth’s Children” and is a collection of songs for kids (of all ages) about the Earth and the changes that happen around us. Ginger has a lot of music for everyone, though… but loves to work with the young ones, for sure!
Ginger will not only be playing with Brian Friday night she will also be offering a special performance for the children!
Please visit Ginger`s web site for a sample of her music! You will NOT be disappointed!!! The address is: www.gingerackley.com.
Brian Henke will be performing Friday Evening! Brian Henke composes and performs his music like a painter putting images on canvas, drawing his inspiration from the world around him. An avid hiker, he often brings his guitar along to create a spontaneous response to his outdoor settings. Mother Earth (Terra) as artist has given an immense living gallery from the humbling spectacle of her natural wonders to the simple, beauty of a treetop against a blue sky. Her majestic legacy and the magical feeling of awe and peace inspire the compositions of this award winning virtuosic fingerstyle guitarist.
Pictus We are sorry to announce that due to a mix up in scheduling they will not be playing at Our Haven during Beltaine.
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By day, Bill Schook is a computer technician, repairing computers, printers and can repair most anything that is thrown his way.
By night (his days off, holidays, weekends and his spare time) Bill is an ordained minister, a Reiki Master/Teacher, a member of the Dinshah Society, a part of the Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association, a Medicine Man of the Oklevueha Native American Church of Ohio and a certified medical intuitive.
He has been studying holistic health and education since before 2001 and enjoys aiding in the healing process by inducing the body’s own natural restorative abilities. He is a believer that the body has the capacity to recover from any sickness, dis-ease, or ailment. He has a desire to help heal the world, one person at a time. Please visit his web site at www.earthcirclecreations.com where he has many of his products available for sale.
Heather Marie Adkins My spirituality not only rules my actions and words in real life, it is the fuel behind my books and stories. I want to be someone that not only brings real witchcraft to readers through my books, but who lives and breathes the “harm none” tenants of spirituality as a spokesperson for witchcraft today. Being a witch doesn’t mean hexes and warts; it means loving all, living in harmony with nature, and a deep love for the Divine.
Tim "KC" Wilkerson author of the handbook "Alchemy Astrology: Lost Key To The Philosopher's Stone", studied Herbal Alchemy and Spagyrics at Paracelsus Research College, with Frater Albertus in 1984. He lectured on Alchemical Astrology at the 2008 International Alchemy Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the 2013 NW Alchemy Conference, in Redmond Washington. He is currently the laboratory manager producing herbal products for Laughing Lady Bug Botanicals. He is co-founder of the Midwest Herb Fest where he presents an annual spagyric demonstration and speaks about laboratory alchemy and astrology. Tim is also an instructor at the Midwest Herb School with his partner Cricket Owens. Both herbal learning events are held at Our Haven Nature Sanctuary. He is a current member of the International Alchemy Guild and the Midwest Alchemy Guild where he'll be teaching Alchemy Astrology, July 17-19, 2015.
Jackie Lakey has been a facilitator of the Our Haven Labyrinth over many festivals for several years. Come join Jackie as she honors her teachings and teacher as she facilitates the labyrinth at Our Haven's Beltaine 2015 festival. She will share more as time passes, and she will answer any questions she can about the labyrinth and it's magic.
Teri "Cricket Sings" Heinichen Owens, RN, BSN, MS is the founder of EcoKids, a kids' learning program focusing on herbal fact and lore, medicine making and Earth ecology. She teaches in the home, at area grammar schools, local nature centers and in the field and at one time maintained a garden that contained over 70 medicinal herbs, many of them endangered. She currently resides at Our Haven Nature Sanctuary with her partner and founder of the Midwest Herb School, Tim "KC" Wilkerson. http://www.laughingladybug.com/
Thai Massage for Couples and Singles with Neil There will be two 90 minute workshops designed for people with no prior massage training, and will teach simple, safe, wonderful moves that will produce a state of inner peace and bliss. Suitable for both coples and singles (ages 18 and up). Singles will be partnered up with each other at the workshop. Thai massage is performed fully clothed, on a mat on the floor. Dress comfortably and for the weather; each person should bring a yoga mat or sleeping pad, and a blanket and cushion or pillow. Neil is a certified thai yoga bodywork practitioner who sees clients in the Chicago area, teaches workshops and works at festivals throughout the country. http://thaisanctuary.massagetherapy.com/
Briana Ballard owner operator of Anything under The moon 734 watervliet Dayton Ohio 45420 ,medium tarot reader ,energy worker and ordained wiccan high priestess will be offering a Workshop on Energy Healing @ Our Haven`s Beltaine Gathering!
Leslie Watkins (Baba Alani) The Guy With The Drum - I DRUM! I play and build DRUMS. This is something I wanted to do as a kid! Daydreamed a lot about touring with Santana.
Back in 1997 I started learning African rhythms under the collective tutelage of Oginga Khamisi, Baba Charles Miller, M'Bemba Bangoura, Hamidou Kovoigui, and Baba Atibah. Around about 2000, I heard some serious doumbek drumming by Raquy & the Cavemen. I have attended several workshops hosted by that phenomenal lady and her then-husband, Liron Peled. Recently I have been having a great time playing for several tribal belly dance troupes as part of Impetuous Yak, in addition to African dance classes. However, the most fun are the improvisational jams in the park with hula-hoop acrobats, fire-spinners, trance dancers, and really spirited drummers!
Drumming is an addiction --There are far worse ones indeed-- I want to be the Quincy Jones of the local drumming community. Let ANY & EVERY body dance to the beat of my DRUM! ^_^