Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lightning Across the Plains - Sept 20-23, 2012

Heathenry is about community, gathering as a people, shaking a man or woman's hand, looking them in the eye, hearing their voice, telling stories, getting to know each other. Its letting your kids play together. Letting your spouses get to know each other. Its about laughing at dumb jokes, and telling stories from your life. Its about mingling Wyrd...and taking the measure of another person, and finding them of worth.

On September 20-23, 2012, heathen tribes, strong families, and solid heathen individuals from around the Heartland will gather at Gaea Retreat, a pagan campground about 40 minutes outside of the Kansas City Area. There were 240 heathens at LATP in 2010 and 225 heathens at LATP in 2011, with 65-70 children in attendance both years. This makes Lightning Across the Plains one of the largest heathen gatherings in the world.

Our registration/information packet for LATP 2012 contains a full schedule for the event, information on both tent-camping and reserving a spot in a cabin, plus details on the meals, workshops, faining, symbels, childrens activities, viking games, what you'll need to bring with you, and everything else you could possibly want to know about the event. It also has a registration form for those that wish to register by snail-mail...

Lightning Across the Plains Information/Registration Packet

This year you can register as a "full-registration" for Sept 20-23 or a "weekend-only registration" for Sept 21-23. Full-registration is $50 for an individual and $70 for a family of up to five. Weekend-only registration is $40 for an individual and $60 for a family up to five. Both registration choices include all camping fees and your dinners. Cabins are available for $5 per bed per night.

You can register at this website using PayPal, or by mailing in a Registration Form the old-fashioned way:

Lightning Across the Plains 2012 Website

At the above website, you will also find comprehensive information about what's planned for the gathering, and its purpose. Mark this on your calendar and come and be apart of the largest heathen gathering in the world.


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