Symbiosis Gathering 2016 : Family Tree in Oakdale, CA



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Symbiosis Gathering, a multifaceted lakeside arts, music, and community gathering, today announced the leading presenters for their Speakshops and Luminaries series. In addition to the return of Elemental Alchemy, the gathering will feature a mix of dynamic masters from a wide range of studies. Everything from environmental and political activism, food security, permaculture, lucid dreaming, and emergent technology will be offered in some capacity for festival goers. There will be featured lectures and insightful, guided discussions across the five days of the event. These talks and presentations offer the Symbiosis community the opportunity to fully embrace the ethos of the event in a constructive and immersive environment.

Headlining presenters include Indian author and activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, anthropologist, Wade Davis of the National Geographic Society, indigenous activist, Winona LaDuke, TECHGNOSIS author, Erik Davis, visionary dream group, Oneironauticum founder, Jennifer Dumpert, shaman and scholar, Mateo Magee, intentional communities advocate Cassandra Ferrara, and ecological consultant, Meghan Walla-Murphy. Additional discussions will explore facets of hacking, permaculture, space research, along with many more intriguing and relevant topics.

Symbiosis Gathering will also welcome back Elemental Alchemy for 2016. The week leading up to ‘Family Tree’, Elemental Alchemy, an immersive educational program will continue to bring together figureheads of Permaculture, Yoga, and Visionary Art leading intimate multi-day workshops. This year, Symbiosis Gathering will grow the program further, blossoming into Ancestral Arts and Ritual & Performance as dimensions of study. The gathering offers new avenues for participants to engage their changing selves in the metamorphic universe around them.

The Symbiosis experience is defined by cutting edge musical and art programming, and will include countless art installations collectives of live painters, as well as forward-thinking musical acts. Family Tree will not only be a time for celebrating the reunion of families and memories from past years, but will serve as a precursor for the burgeoning brand’s most important event to date: Symbiosis Gathering Oregon Eclipse 2017.


Full Speakshops And Luminaries Lineup:
Vandana Shiva – Earth Democracy
Wade Davis – The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters In A Modern World
Winona LaDuke – Creating A Multicultural Democracy
Leah Song (Rising Appalachia)  & Jasmine Fuego (Permaculture Action Network) – Artivism
Penny Livingston – Stark – Living A Regenerative Life
Erik Davis – Re Animism
Jennifer Dumpert – Liminal Dreaming
Kouros Alaee – The Home Herbalist
Alexander Polinksy – Avatarism: Manifest Your Superhero Character In The Real World
Becca Tarnas – Towards An Imaginal Ecology
Cassandra Ferrara – State Of The Communion
James Stark – The Role Of Nature Connection In The Great Turning
Katy Maddox & Nick Menache – Sound And Space As A Path To Peak Experience In Clinical Psychedelic Research
Kristen Rivers – Consent And Boundaries: Skills And Tools For Everyone
Manu Butterworth – Feng Shui And Traditional Chinese Medicine
Jamaica Stevens – Re-Inhabiting The Village: Co-Creating Our Future
Meghan Walla-Murphy – Learning To See Beautifully
Justin James Pineiro – MC
The Teafearie – Harm Reduction
Mateo Magee – Living The Ceremony


Festpop Staff Writer Laura Capito

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