New World Women Summer Solstice 2022
Kinstone Megalithic Garden
Join us for a full day of celebration and ceremony!
You are welcome to attend the Sunrise Violin Serenade 5:15 am
The official opening ceremony of the day's events begins at 11:00 am
•5:15 AM Summer Solstice Sunrise Violin Serenade
•6:00 - 9:00 AM Free time for breakfast, rest, etc.
•9:30 – 10:45 AM Registration
•11:00 AM Opening, Heart Breath & Summer Herb Ceremony
•12:00 Noon Water Blessing and Drumming
•1:00 PM Lunch - V,VE,GF in the NWW Hospitality Tent
•2:00 PM Native Flute/Sacred Circle Dance
•3:00 PM Gifts of the Labyrinth: Release, Receive, Return
•4:00 PM The Mystery and Magic of Dowsing and
Rain or Shine!
$125 per person
$99 early bird (book by May 20th)
Ticket price includes:
Admission to Kinstone
Private Tent for Gathering*
Five Sacred Ceremonies
*A private tent with tables and chairs will be provided for gathering: rest and relax, enjoy lunch and take shelter from sun and or rain. This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.
**Kinstone is a leave-no-trace garden and is blessed to have a 540-foot deep well that provides some of the purest drinking water available. In honor of Mother Earth, we have chosen to avoid bottled water and instead, provide a reusable water bottle for you with unlimited, pure well-water throughout the day.
Things to know: We suggest you bring an umbrella, insect repellent, sunscreen, cushion/mat for sitting in the gardens. Please wear good walking shoes as the grounds are mainly grass paths.
Kinstone is a 30-acre haven of peaceful beauty --filled with stone sculptures, natural buildings, restored native prairie, oak savanna and spectacular views over the Mississippi River.
This modern megalithic site with three stone circles, dolmen, labyrinth, thatched cordwood chapel and more is a magical place to behold.
Kinstone was conceived and built by owner, Kristine Beck whose goal is to provide a place for all to connect to the land.
Come explore the Way of the Stones, hug the megaliths, immerse yourself in the art of the natural buildings, walk the labyrinth, leave a prayer on the Tree of Intention, re-member your ancestors at the Dolmen. Engage all of your senses. Listen to the sounds of life around you. Look at the beauty and wonder throughout the place. Feel the breezes and sunshine; touch the water in Basin Rock. Smell the fresh scent of the prairie and gardens of herbs and flowers. Savor the tranquility of this sacred site.
New World Women co-founder, Shawn Vougeot will serenade us at the Summer Solstice sunrise with a violin solo. (Please gather no later than 5:15am).
Shawn will sing The New World song at the Opening Ceremony (11:00 am).
Shawn is a professional singer, songwriter, composer and violinist. She is also a videographer, TV producer and cat lover.
Kinstone owner, Kristine Beck and New World Women co-founder, Dawn Morningstar will open the Summer Solstice program with a warm welcome.
New World Women Founding Mother and Luminary, Laurie Ellis-Young will facilitate a Heart Breath practice to connect each of us with Mother Earth and each other.
Laurie Ellis-Young is a Master Breath Instructor and author of the book Breath Is Life.
Laurie and her husband George T. Ellis, PsyD lived in Ukraine for over 4 years and both have been actively involved in peace efforts around the world.
New World Women Luminaries will facilitate a Summer Herb Fire Ceremony, offering 19 sacred herbs to the sun. Learn how these herbs have been used for healing, nourishment, ritual and symbolism.
Receive a mini-herb bag containing all 19 dried summer herbs and an herbal tarot. Not for consumption. May be used for ceremony and ritual.
The Summer Herb Fire Ceremony will be led by New World Women Co-Founders, Dawn Morningstar, Shawn Vougeot and Mecca Page.
Artists Joe Lerro and Wang Ping of the Kinship of Rivers project
(see kinshipofrivers.org) will share the meanings and stories behind their art installation, “We are one Family,” that is part of the 4Ground: Midwest Land Art Biennial 2022 (link: 4groundbiennial.org).
Their installation includes thousands of Kinship of Rivers prayer flags made by people from all over the globe and carried by Ping to the great rivers and mountains of the world that will be on display at Kinstone Megalithic Garden for the Summer Solstice event.
In addition, a black locust pergola will host prayer flags made by visitors as well as living vines of nourishing, shade-giving beans. This structure interacts with plants, prayer flags, people, poetry and art. The prayer flags are messengers of peace from the Yangtze, Ganges, Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Zambezi and other rivers as well as from Mounts Everest and Kilimanjaro.
This introductory celebration will include a water blessing ceremony and drumming and singing by tribal elder, Al Baker.
All are invited to create a prayer flag to add to this installation at an art station available at Kinstone throughout the day. Let your art and poetry on a prayer flag become a messenger of peace for the whole world.
This event is open to the public. New World Women ticket holders will be able to participate.
See more about Kinstone’s participation in 4Ground at this link: https://www.kinstonecircle.com/events/kinship-of-rivers-4ground-land-art/.
The Closing Ceremony will include native flute music performed by New World Women Founding Mother and Luminary, Janalea Hoffman and a Sacred Circle dance.
Janalea is a Music Therapy Pioneer in addition to being a musician, author, speaker and owner/founder of Rhythmic Medicine.
Circle dance is the oldest form of dance on earth. The circle provides an ideal space for everyone to feel supported and connected while sharing the joy of dance.
Labyrinths have been around for more than 4,000 years, providing a means for mindfulness meditation and offering a prayer tool for spiritual practice.
Learn about the many gifts of the labyrinth from NWW Luminaries and Founding Mothers, Michele Rae and Nada Hogan.
Walk the Kinstone Labyrinth on a journey to wholeness through connection of your mind with spirit.
Michele Rae is a Professional and Organizational Coach and Founder of CenterWithin.com
Nada Hogan, Oriental Medicine Practitioner and Epic Life Coach
Annette Rugolo will demonstrate dowsing and explain the fundamentals behind its mystery and magic.
Energy or vibrations that we cannot see or hear, affect us negatively or positively and when we become aware of these vibrations we can start understanding the affects these vibrations have on us and our families.
Annette is an author, global teacher, speaker, environmental healer and soul guide.
Shop for your favorite items inside Kinstone's Education Center.
Kinstone Gift Shop offers a wide variety of beautiful note cards made with stunning photos of Kinstone Megalithic Garden in addition to Kinstone T-shirts, Labyrinth Wisdom Cards, Kinstone inspired art and more.
Some New World Women Luminaries will have select items for sale in the New World Women tent that will make great gifts and a reminder of this special event.
Cash and credit cards accepted. Some vendors may accept PayPal and Venmo. There is no ATM.