This year I want to focus more on the great works of our amazing photographers, and bring you more galleries as the afterglow comes back in living color through their eyes. [Read more…]
Beautiful words from photographer Violet Starkey, I wanted to share with you….from her photo album, “We are Symbiotic // Symbiosis Gathering ’16” (she’s the blond in the photo)
I’ve been thinkin about the way our community is evolving, Symbiosis’s theme of “Family Tree,” and you know… they say we’re all products of our environment…and well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the *Family Tree*. With so many of us immersed in this west coast festival circuit, developing a lifestyle that supports spending a significant portion of time in a surreal world with a social structure alternative to the masses, we’ve come to tear down so many of the walls that keep strangers from becoming friends. With the opportunity to immerse in these potent environments on a regular basis, learning together, living together, celebrating together, and building new ways of life together…we not only inevitably grow in strength and love, supporting each other through adaptation and acquisiton of new skills and facets of being, but become real f a m i l y. There was a moment at Dirtwire sunset where it all hit me ~ the groove had infected us all into ecstatic movement and amidst the whirlwind I took a moment to breathe and look around and take it all in. As my eyes panned across the crowd around me, I saw an innumerable amount of friends I’d made at different times, in different cities all across the country dancing and laughing together… everywhere I looked. My mind tried to piece it all together amongst repetitive thoughts of “what, you guys know each other?!” a seemingly constant exclamation amongst those in this community…and I realized that damn, we are allll merging. No need to introduce, no need to tie strings, we’re all passionately intertwining… inevitably as one. A big web of beings in a truly symbiotic relationship. None of us would be who we are today without each other. What an honor to have found this family (again). A friend wanders over and throws an arm around me. “What’s in your heart?” he asks. I take a deep breath of the truth that’s arising in my consciousness. A tear falls down my face as I stammer in deep gratitude “This tribe runs SO deep.”
I picked out a few of my favorite photos from 2015 for you to enjoy!
Wow! You are going to love this gallery!….I just knew you’d want to see these pics so I grabbed them for you….this event was just last week – July 2015 in Austria. What a show! Hope it inspires your own adventure with paint and brush!
Check out our World Body Painting Fest Gallery
Check out these photos from Luminate 2015, in New Zealand in January. This family is dear to our heart, they put on a wonderful gathering and you can see that they’re a creative bunch, very alive and full of fun and color.
Some of the greatest photos of the season come from colorful Lucidity, where the sun always shines….Watch our Facebook page as the galleries come rolling in!
See them on our Facebook Firefly Photo Album
Photo: the Third Eye Pinecone crew by Saphir Lewis.
What else would you like to see in the next Festival Guide?
See this year’s on the link above.
And new Fests …. folks always send me fests after the Guide comes out….let me know of new transformational festivals you love ahead of time, so I can include them!
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mail [at] festivalfire.com
photo by KyerPhotography
From our friends at Beloved:
We are putting our very best photos (and videos!) from the festival on our Instagram, we hope you will join and follow us there! If you’re already on, please hashtag your photos #belovedfestival so we can find you!
photo by the ecstatic looking glass