Air Stage

The Air Stage reaches towards the unseen world of air and spirit, exploring the movement, curves, and softness of these intangible elements. This stage plays with the air while wrapping around our earthly family in layers like the atmosphere. The energy at the Air Stage helps us gather together and build a collective bridge of energy from the earth to the grand arch of the sky.

Charles Eisenstein (Keynote)
Charles Eisenstein (Keynote)
Sometimes at special gatherings like New Culture Camp people get the sense that this isn’t just some respite from a grim normality, but a glimpse of what is possible for humanity. And, more importantly, they get the sense that isn’t just a theoretical possibility, but something that could actually happen. This powerful exercise will plug you into that feeling — let’s call it knowledge — so that you are better able to carry it forward outside of camp, and act from it in your life.
This seminar will tie together three issues under the common rubric of the gift. Ecology: a web of giving and receiving that we rupture at our peril. Economy: based on the gifts of Earth and the gifts of the ancestors (nature and culture). Life purpose: life itself is a gift, and its purpose is not to maximize self-interest, but to give onward. We will explore questions like, “How can we make economy an extension of — and not an exception to — ecology?” and, “Since that transition has not yet happened, how do we live from gratitude for the gift of life, when money pushes us in the opposite direction?”
Katryna Blair
Katryna Blair
Being born and mostly raised in Georgia, there was not a lot of conversation, or education, around sex and sexuality. The discussions around this topic mostly consisted of the suggestion of abstinence, or the condemnation of the act. By the time I reached college, I was very confused about my sexuality and I felt a heavy level of guilt for the relationship I had with sex. Then, on a mid summer day in 2013, I had a life changing experience in my Sex and Society class, at Georgia State University. After anonymously completing and calculating the results of a very in depth survey on our personal sex lives, I felt a sense of dismay, and also a profound sense of clarity. I couldn’t believe how abundant the similarities were amongst the class. I thought to myself, “If people can lie to me about the most primitive aspect to my being, what else can they lie to me about?” Since that day I have built on my understanding of, and my education on, sex and sexuality through experience, discussions, and workshops. In this, I have found a passion in unraveling the taboo associated with sexual discussion, and a desire to assist us, through education and communication tactics, in moving into a more comfortable, explorative and pleasurable state, as individuals and as a whole.
A discussion on clear, concise communication that allows us to better verbalize our intentions, wants, needs and desires when choosing to pursue someone with whom we have a sexual interest in.

Part 2
Title: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!
 
Description: An open discussion breaching the discomfort and taboo associated with sex talk,
addressing participant’s experiences, wants and needs in moving forward after accepting an
invitation to be pursued.
Aaron Maret
Aaron Maret
Aaron is an independent truth-seeker and student of cosmology and the unified field. He brings an integral approach to the task of exploring the timeless questions: “Where do we come from? What is our purpose? Where are we going? How do we relate to the Great Unknown, the Mystery?”

 

Passionate about learning, growing, understanding, and joining with the All-Self, Aaron embodies a healthy mix of scholarly intellect and kind-hearted humility to the collective effort to evolve, awaken, and enter consciously into the next phase of Earth/Gaia’s journey through the Galaxy.

This workshop will give participants a brief introduction to The Law of One (a universal philosophy & cosmology presented in a relatively little-known book – published in five volumes, and containing the record of one of the most significant interviews recorded in modern times).

 

In the early 1980s, a small group of paranormal researchers successfully established telepathic contact with an entity called Ra – a highly evolved being in service to the One Infinite Creator who is invested in the evolution of Earth humanity. Over the course of 106 sessions together, they compiled a body of information that holds profound importance for any sincere seeker of truth who is attempting to establish a deeper understanding of their experience on this planet at this time.

 

I will offer a succinct overview of this work, contextualize it within the framework of contemporary events, and provide resources for further study or investigation for those interested in learning more.

Beyond Bitcoin Panel
Beyond Bitcoin Panel
Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain… you’ve heard the names, but what the heck are they? Is is funny money, or the most important technological innovation in the history of civilization? Come learn what the hype is all about and dive into the strange, exciting, and radical world of blockchain technology. We will discuss the technology behind bitcoin and how it is quickly revolutionizing almost every facet of our lives, as it is being called the biggest thing since the invention of the internet.
How do we break out of a system that rewards greed and selfishness and instead collectively anchor in networks of mutuality, cooperation, solidarity, self-determination and justice? In this workshop we’ll explore the numerous alternative models we can support in our own communities to make this vision of an ethical world a reality.
Hannah Jermstad
Hannah Jermstad
The road of life has led Hannah from the depths of disconnection to a marvelous love affair with the mystery and everywhere in between. A student of the trees and the stars, her greatest passion is the perfection within the prescription of a human life journey and the study of what it is to reach true adulthood fully embodied through soul in service to this dynamic time we find ourselves in. The founder and co-facilitator of the School of Connection and the Executive Director of the California Global Youth Peace Summit, Hannah is devoted to growth through service and deep listening to that which our times are calling forth from each of us. Learn more at www.hannahjermstad.com and www.cagyps.org.
So now you’ve had an incredible, transformative, and deep journey. Now what?!?! How do we bring this home to our families, our jobs, our partners, our friends, our communities? We will explore how to weave these experiences back into your lived expression and daily life through tangible tools and ways of reapproaching our life from a grounded and integrative space to bring our experiences home with us in a real way. Although we will focus on the festival experience, this class is relevant for plant medicine journeys, ceremonies, and any transformative containers that shift our worldview and perspective.
You have a particular purpose, a genius, a medicine for this time that you alone can offer. There is a light that lives within you that longs to shine through you, a poem written at the center of your soul that has never been offered before. Do you feel imprisoned in the confines of old stories and outdated identities, of cultural beliefs and societal expectations? It is time to unlock the cage of your own creation to come to life and live on purpose.
BJ Harden & Aaron Maret
BJ Harden & Aaron Maret
Over the past 13 years, BJ Harden Jones and Aaron Maret have deepened into their own homegrown flavor of conscious life-partnership. In the container of their relationship, they both find strong support for deepening self-awareness and for expressing their individual and shared purposes. They share a passion for community development, seeking truth, and waking up to the kindness of the Universe.
Have you ever sensed that relationship with your beloved can be a cauldron for something deeper? How can the shadows you encounter with your partner(s) be used as a catalyst for profound growth and self-realization?
We will share personal stories of success, trials of challenge, and practical strategies for consciously creating agreements in relationship that can radically transform what it means to share life with another. We will introduce the 7 principles of evolutionary partnership developed by Craig Hamilton, spiritual teacher and founder of Integral Enlightenment.
We invite you to discover firsthand the profound experiential difference between believing our thoughts and questioning them. In our experience, this very simple lifestyle change awakens us to the love and perfection that the mystics have foretold for ages. Join us to learn the four questions and the turn-around of The Work of Byron Katie, and how to apply them in your life. Join us on our journeys toward the end of suffering.

“When your mind is open, your heart is open, and you know the way. There is no one who doesn’t know the way.” –Byron Katie

Brian Lord
Brian Lord
Brian Lord is a Master’s student in psychology at the University of West Georgia. His research is centered around the science of life and consciousness.
Phenomena once thought to occur only in the highly controlled conditions of exotic quantum physics labs are now being found in living biological tissue. Centered around the concept of coherence, this presentation will introduce a cutting-edge theory of biophysics and consciousness that may revolutionize our understanding of what life is and how the psyche works.
Sophia Nicole Gallagher
Sophia Nicole Gallagher
Sophia is a social researcher, next economy mapper, and systems change enthusiast based in Atlanta, GA where she is a co-founder and member of the Library of the Commons, the Digital Sovereignty Collective, and the Citizen-Consumers United.
How do we break out of a system that rewards greed and selfishness and instead collectively anchor in networks of mutuality, cooperation, solidarity, self-determination and justice? In this workshop we’ll explore the numerous alternative models we can support in our own communities to make this vision of an ethical world a reality.
Fatherhood Panel
Fatherhood Panel
Embarking on the fatherhood journey or exploring the possibilities of having a child? An interactive panel of men that share their experience of the rewarding, challenging, and ultimately transformational path of fatherhood. They invite the community to engage and ask questions.
Fatherhood Panel
Fatherhood Panel
Will Oseroff is the founder and CEO of Blue Ridge X, a corporate network consisting
of Blue Ridge Hemp Co., Blue Ridge Media and other holdings. He was born and raised
in Dallas, TX, dropped out of high school in 2009, and moved to Asheville, NC in 2014.
Using his business as a vehicle, Will continues to live out his passion for cannabis and
business. He empowers others through Blue Ridge Hemp’s products and message of
positivity, gratitude, and self care. Will documents the growth of his business,
community, and team on his daily Vlog, #InsideBlueRidge, and Instagram account,
@blueridgehemp.
In this talk, Will uses the story of his business to share how aligning one’s passions and
purpose can empower others to live out their own purposes and passions. He will
discuss how his zeal for business and cannabis and desire to empower others paved
the way for his current business, Blue Ridge Hemp Co. You will learn the science
behind CBD and cannabis, and the current state of hemp legislation in the country,
state of North Carolina, and local community of Asheville. You will also learn about
Will’s local business partnerships, and how such collaborations can ripple out to
continue fueling the passions and purposes of others.