Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Making the Journey to Lightning Across the Plains - Sept 23-25, 2011

Lightning Across the Plains 2010 was attended by 240 people...170 adults and 70 children.  Volkshof Kindred, the Franks, Tyr's Helm Tribe, Winterhof Kindred, Hammer-Tree Hearth, Mjolnir Kindred, Fimbul Winter Kindred, Hridgar Kindred, Bifrost Way Kindred, Golden Shield Kindred, Sigruna Kindred, Bifrost Bridge Kindred, Frith Home, Wolf Tree Kindred, Wolves' Wod Kindred, Third Raven Kindred, Sacred Oak, and Jotun's Bane Kindred were some of the kindreds, hearths, and families represented there.  There were heathens there from across the Heartland.  Minnesota to Texas.  Utah to Indiana. 

Group photo of some who attended LATP 2010

Lightning Across the Plains was the the largest heathen gathering in the world in 2010, and there is every reason to believe that it will grow in 2011.  We have planned amazing craft and heathen workshops, religious activities including Fainings, a Folk Symbel, and High Symbel, viking games, and children's activities throughout the weekend, including the ever-popular kid's sword battle ("Kill the Troll").  The Regional Midwest Thing will be held at LATP for the second year.  Kari Tauring will be teaching workshops and performing at the event.  White Hart Forge has told us they are coming, and will likely be offering workshops as well.

The event is enormously affordable.  An individual registration costs $40 and a family (with up to 5 members) costs $60 for the entire weekend, and dinner is provided on both Friday and Saturday night.  This year, we are offering the option of coming a day early to the event, for mere price of the Gaea Retreat's camping fees, and we have activities scheduled for those coming a day early.  We've kept the price low, because the event is not about making money.  The event is about gathering good heathens and their families and kindreds together in fellowship and the spirit of Frith, and moving our Folkway forward.  All good heathens are welcome...

You can read all about the event and register at this website:  

You can download the Informational/Registration packet here:

We know money is tight for nearly everyone.  But, this event is worth it.  Save up.  Car-pool, road-trip, and let's bring together our Folk for an amazing weekend here in the Heartland of the United States.  LATP is only a little over two months away...

Hail our Gods and Goddesses!
Hail our Ancestors!
Hail our Folk! 

Mark Ludwig Stinson
Jotun's Bane Kindred
Temple of Our Heathen Gods

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