2015Serpent Mound's History, Mystery, And Intrigue!

3 DAYS OF FREE FUN!

June 16-18, 2017
at the Soaring Eagle Retreat

Next door to The Great Serpent Mound Park
Soaring Eagle Retreat, 375 Horner Chapel, Peebles, Ohio 45660

PARKING:

mapFOSM encourages the public to park at and visit Serpent Mound before joining the festival.

Vendors, speakers, and volunteers that are camping enter Soaring Eagle Retreat from Horner Chapel Rd.

This is a festival to share new and ancient knowledge, stories, and crafts!

There are many theories, stories, knowledge, and unknowns with Serpent Mound. The Friends of Serpent Mound started this festival as a way for the public to share and learn about the many facets of Serpent Mound. Our speakers vary from locals, historians, Native Americans form different Tribes, Scientists, Spiritualist, and more. We are neither inclusive, nor exclusive. This started as just a one day event in 2009, and we are ecstatic that it has grown into a 3-day festival! In 2014, we had torrential rains on Friday, but Saturday was beautiful and there was close to 1000 people that among the booths! In 2015, even with Tropical Storm Bill raining on us off and on all weekend, most of our vendors and participants enjoyed themselves and stated how they liked the new location - it gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the natural ambiance of Serpent Mound and the hustle and bustle of the festival, separately!

Festival Rules: (For everyone.)

  • This is a family friendly event - there is to be NO alcohol, drugs, guns, or nudity!
  • Children are welcome and must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • There is no smoking in the Main Tents or within the group hikes. There are proper places to put one’s cigarette butts, so please do not throw them on the ground.
  • There is to be NO Indian Policing or Politics permitted – All Races, All Religions, All Our Relations
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times, next to owner, and must be cleaned up after.
  • The back gate to the Serpent Mound Park will close at dark, no one may re-enter until daylight.

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The 2017 Speakers Schedule

(Tentative.)

The thoughts and opinions of each of our speakers are their own and FOSM does not support or promote only one view, but offers an opportunity and platform for people to share their thoughts, experiences, and theories and let the public discern what feels right to them.

Friday, June 16
1:00 PM - Delsey Wilson - Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) Welcomes Everyone / 30 Year Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence
2:00 PM - Yazz Garcia - 13 Moon, 28 Day Calendar and its connection with the Harmonic Convergence
3:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
4:00 PM - David Mathisen - "Reflecting the Heavens in Star Myths and Sacred Sites"
5:00 PM - Joseph Whitefeather Mato – Native Flute Music
6:00 PM -Ed Grondine - Adena - Builders of the Serpent
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 PM - American Indian Style Drumming
10:00 PM - Open Drum - All Styles with Dancers to 12 AM
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - From the Earth to the Stars and Beyond (30 minute presentation, then walk to a location for star gazing.)

Saturday, June 17
10:00 AM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound" - Part 1 (2 hours with a short break.)
12:00 PM - Ross Hamilton - To be announced
1:00 PM - Graham Hancock - To be announced
2:00 PM - Jarrod Burks - Heartland Earthworks Conservancy and Junction Group
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound" - Part 2
4:00 PM - Lecture at Serpent Mound Shelter House
5:00 PM - Michael Bastine - To be announced
6:00 PM - Debbie "YellowFlicker" Brubaker - Native Flute Music
7:00 PM - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing and Hour of Silence at Serpent Mound Effigy
8:00 PM - International Drumming and Dancers to 12 AM
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - From the Earth to the Stars and Beyond (30 minute presentation, then walk to a location for star gazing.)

Sunday, June 18
11:00 AM - Paula Mounts- Experience at Standing Rock
12:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
1:00 PM - Chief Steve McCullough - Salt Creek Sundance
2:00 PM - Spirits of the Winds - Singers
3:00 PM - Jason Jarrell - "The Tall Ones and lesser known aspects of the Adena Culture"
4:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Hopewell Heist"
5:00 PM - Vendors start closing down.
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 PM - Festival Closed

Presentations (in chronological order):

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Friday, June 16
1:00 PM - Delsey Wilson - Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) Welcomes Everyone / 30 Year Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence
2:00 PM - Yazz Garcia - 13 Moon, 28 Day Calendar and its connection with the Harmonic Convergence
3:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
4:00 PM - David Mathisen - To be announced
5:00 PM - Joseph Whitefeather Mato – Native Flute Music
6:00 PM -Ed Grondine - Adena - Builders of the Serpent
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 PM - American Indian Style Drumming
10:00 PM - Open Drum - All Styles with Dancers to 12 AM

Friday, June 16 - 1:00 PM
The Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) Welcome you to the Summer Solstice Celebration and 30 Year Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence

Presented by Delsey Wilson, Executive Director, Volunteer, and a founding Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound
Delsey will give a brief history of FOSM and why we hold the Summer Solstice Celebration. She will then discuss a few other events that FOSM is holding this year, one being the new Autumn Equinox Camp-In. During this event the public can learn more about the unique Harmonic Convergence of 1987.

Friday, June 16 - 2:00 PM
13 Moon, 28 Day Calendar and its connection with the Harmonic Convergence
Presented by Yazz Garcia

stevefreeFriday, June 16 - 3:00 PM
Native American and Appalachian Music and Storytelling
Presented by Steve Free an internationally known singer/songwriter/recording artist who draws upon his Native American & Appalachian roots through songs and stories to educate and entertain audiences of all ages
Steve Free is an Award Winning Internationally Acclaimed singer/songwriter and recording artist. He has won numerous Music Industry Awards including 9 ASCAP Awards and a Grammy nomination. .In 2008, he won The Governors Award For The Arts as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio. In 2009 he was nominated by The Kentucky State Senate for his contributions to Appalachia and his Native American (Shawnee/Cherokee ) roots. He has charted over 40 songs on the International Charts. (Photo compliments of Steve Free)

Friday, June 16 - 4:00 PM
"Reflecting the Heavens in Star Myths and Sacred Sites"
Presented by David Mathisen author of several books, including the multi-volume series Star Myths of the World, and how to interpret them, as well as The Undying Stars (2014) and Astrotheology for Life (2017).
David writes about the evidence that the world's ancient myths, scriptures and sacred traditions can all be shown to be based on a common, world-wide system of celestial metaphor and thus are all apparently related in some way which is still not well-understood. He has found evidence of this system underlying the myths of ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient India, other parts of Europe including the Norse and Germanic mythologies and the Celtic mythologies, ancient China and Japan, and virtually all of the stories in the Bible, as well as in the sacred tradtions of cultures in Australia, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the islands of the Pacific.

His presentation will begin with the assertion that the world's myths all appear to be using a common system of celestial metaphor -- which means that they are all in fact closely related (and possibly all descended from a very ancient common source). This seems to be a very strange and (to some) unbelievable assertion, so some evidence will be provided using visual images of the stars and how they relate to various myths from around the world (as well as to certain pieces of ancient artwork). Some discussion will be offered as to the way that the "language" of this system may work -- and how it appears to use the solstices and equinoxes and relate our lives to the heavenly cycles. This concept then leads us to the fact that sacred sites around the world, including the Great Serpent Mound and many others on different continents, also appear to be constructed to deliberately reflect and incorporate heavenly cycles (and sometimes specific constellations) in their design. This ancient wisdom has been lost, forgotten, or (even worse) suppressed -- which explains many of the problems and imbalances we see around us. But the world's ancient wisdom also contains the answers that can help us to remedy those problems and imbalances.

Joseph WhitefeatherFriday, June 16 - 5:00 PM
Native
Flute Music
Presented by Joseph Whitefeather Mato

Joseph Whitefeather Mato is a recording artist, flute maker, and storyteller with Lakota heritage. We are happy to have him back and playing in the main tent!

Visit his website at http://dancingbirdflutes.weebly.com/

 


edgrondineFriday, June 16 - 6:00 PM
Adena - Builders of the Serpent Presented by E. P. (Ed) Grondine, space reporter and author of Man and Impact in the Americas
Ed Grondine was a reporter on NASA, the Russia Space Program, Discovery, and the Cina Manned Space Program. While researching for his book, he visited many libraries and local museums. He now has a very large library of his own, now. He will have many items at his booth to share with the public and none were purchased, they were either trade items from the Native Americans that he talked with or they were gifted to him out of graditude. In his presentaion he will discuss the who and when the Serpent was built. How it changed hands and how it changed over time. (Photo compliments of Don Reed)

Friday, June 16 - 7:00 PM
Sunset Tour Around the Effigy Mound
Presented by Jeffrey Wilson, President, Volunteer and a founding Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound
With a Master of Science and a double major in English Literature and History from Eastern Michigan, Jeffrey’s lectures bring a scientific approach with a refreshing side of Native American mythology. He has been researching Serpent Mound for over 10 years. He has spent the last 5 years giving the sunset tours. His lecture on Sunday will be on the multiple alignments incorporated within the design of the serpent's folds, a new one discovered this past Winter Solstice.

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Friday, June 16 - 8:00 PM
Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
Absolutely no one is to be on the mound!

Friday, June 16 - 9:00 PM
American Indian Style Drumming Demonstration
(Image below)

2015 Native Drumming Demo

Friday, June 16 - 10:00 PM
Open Drum - All Styles and Hula Hoop Dancers to 12 AM

Free Style Drumming

 

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Saturday, June 17
10:00 AM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound" - Part 1 (2 hours with a short break.)
12:00 PM - Ross Hamilton - To be announced
1:00 PM - Graham Hancock - To be announced
2:00 PM - Jarrod Burks - Heartland Earthworks Conservancy and Junction Group
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound" - Part 2
4:00 PM - Lecture at Serpent Mound Shelter House
5:00 PM - Michael Bastine - To be announced
6:00 PM - Debbie "YellowFlicker" Brubaker - Native Flute Music
7:00 PM - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing and Hour of Silence at Serpent Mound Effigy
8:00 PM - International Drumming and Dancers to 12 AM



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Saturday, June 17 - 10:00 AM
The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound - Part 1 (2 hours with a short break.) Part 2 at 3 PM
Presented by Jeffrey Wilson, President, Volunteer and a founding Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound
With a Master of Science and a double major in English Literature and History from Eastern Michigan, Jeffrey’s lectures bring a scientific approach with a refreshing side of Native American mythology. He has been researching Serpent Mound for over 10 years. He has spent the last 5 years giving the sunset tours. In 2015 he discovered a new Winter Solstice Sunrise alignment. He has become the local Serpent Mound Researcher. Spend 3 hours, with breaks, learning about the facinating artifacts found at Serpent Mound and see images of them and learn where exactly they were found, along with some rediscovered facts. (Photo compliments of Don Reed)

rossSaturday, June 17 - 12:00 PM
To be announced
Presented by Ross Hamilton -
Ross Hamilton: Born in 1948 in New York, University of Cincinnati alumnus Ross Hamilton is a writer and researcher currently specializing in piecing together ancient North American prehistory with a view toward understanding the hidden heritage of the American continent for its future spiritual advancement. Ross' book, The Mystery of the Serpent Mound, represents a 12-year research effort to correlate the main body of the teachings of the ancient Mystery Colleges to the shape and design of the famous earthwork. He also authored 'A Tradition of Giants' about the race of mound-building giants of North America, and Star Mounds: Legacy of a Native American Mystery. Ross has appeared on several television shows including Ancient Aliens, America Unearthed (with Scott Wolter) and In Search of Ancient Giants (with Jim and Bill Vieira.)

Saturday, June 17 - 1:00 PM
Speaker to Confirm

Presented by Graham Hancock
GRAHAM HANCOCK is the author the forthcoming Magicians of the Gods, and of the major international bestsellers The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, and Heaven’s Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His public lectures, radio and TV appearances, including two major TV series for Channel 4 in the UK and The Learning Channel in the US – Quest For The Lost Civilization and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age – have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He has become recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hancock’s early years were spent in India, where his father worked as a surgeon. Later he went to school and university in the northern English city of Durham and graduated from Durham University in 1973 with First Class Honors in Sociology. He went on to pursue a career in quality journalism, writing for many of Britain’s leading newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, and The Guardian. He was co-editor of New Internationalist magazine from 1976-1979 and East Africa correspondent of The Economist from 1981-1983.

In the early 1980’s Hancock’s writing began to move consistently in the direction of books. His first book (Journey Through Pakistan, with photographers Mohamed Amin and Duncan Willetts) was published in 1981. It was followed by Under Ethiopian Skies (1983), co-authored with Richard Pankhurst and photographed by Duncan Willets, Ethiopia: The Challenge of Hunger (1984), and AIDS: The Deadly Epidemic (1986) co-authored with Enver Carim. In 1987 Hancock began work on his widely-acclaimed critique of foreign aid, Lords of Poverty, which was published in 1989. African Ark (with photographers Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith) was published in 1990.

Hancock’s breakthrough to bestseller status came in 1992 with the publication of The Sign and The Seal, his epic investigation into the mystique and whereabouts today of the lost Ark of the Covenant. ‘Hancock has invented a new genre,’ commented The Guardian, ‘an intellectual whodunit by a do-it-yourself sleuth.’ Fingerprints of the Gods, published in 1995 confirmed Hancock’s growing reputation. Described as ‘one of the intellectual landmarks of the decade’ by the Literary Review, this book has now sold more than three million copies and continues to be in demand all around the world. Subsequent works such as Keeper Of Genesis (The Message of the Sphinx in the US) with co-author Robert Bauval, and Heaven’s Mirror, with photographer Santha Faiia, have also been Number 1 bestsellers, the latter accompanied by Hancock’s three-part television series Quest For the Lost Civilisation.

In 2002 Hancock published Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age to great critical acclaim, and hosted the accompanying major TV series. This was the culmination of years of research and on-hand dives at ancient underwater ruins. Arguing that many of the clues to the origin of civilization lay underwater, on coastal regions once above water but flooded at the end of the last Ice age, Underworld offered tangible archaeological evidence that myths and legends of ancient floods were not to be dismissed out of hand.

Graham’s next venture Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith, co-authored by Robert Bauval, was published in 2004. This work, a decade in preparation, returns to the themes last dealt with in Keeper Of Genesis, seeking further evidence for the continuation of a secret astronomical cult into modern times. It is a roller-coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world.

In 2005 Graham published Supernatural: Meetings with The Ancient Teachers of Mankind, an investigation of shamanism and the origins of religion. This controversial book suggests that experiences in altered states of consciousness have played a fundamental role in the evolution of human culture, and that other realities – indeed parallel worlds – surround us all the time but are not normally accessible to our senses.

While researching Supernatural, Hancock travelled to the Amazon to drink visionary brew Ayahuasca – the Vine of Souls – used by shamans for more than 4000 years. It was his experiences with the vine lead to his his first work of fiction, Entangled. Written with the same page-turning appeal that has made his non-fiction so popular Entangled tells the story of a supernatural battle of good against evil fought out across the dimension of time on the human plane. It was followed by two other novels, War God: Nights of the Witch and War God: Return of the Plumed Serpent — the first two volumes of his three volume supernatural adventure series on the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Returning to non-fiction Hancock has now completed Magicians of the Gods, the sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods. Published on 10 September 2015 in the UK and on 10 November 2015 in the US, Magicians is not an update of Fingerprints, but a completely new book presenting compelling new evidence for a lost civilisation and for the global cataclysm that swept it from the earth.

Saturday, June 17 - 2:00 PM
Heartland Earthworks Conservancy
Presented by Jarrod Burks
Jarrod Burks will be talking about earthworks and new geophysics findings in general. Then at 4pm he will discuss the results from his tests at Serpent Mound in 2016 at the park Shelter House. Learn more here.


jeffwilson
Saturday, June 17 -3:00 PM
The Mysterious Excavations of Serpent Mound - Part 2 (conclussion)
Presented by Jeffrey Wilson, President, Volunteer and a founding Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound
With a Master of Science and a double major in English Literature and History from Eastern Michigan, Jeffrey’s lectures bring a scientific approach with a refreshing side of Native American mythology. He has been researching Serpent Mound for over 10 years. He has spent the last 5 years giving the sunset tours. In 2015 he discovered a new Winter Solstice Sunrise alignment.

(Photo compliments of Don Reed)

Saturday, June 17 - 4:00 PM
Our Main tent will be empty as the Arc of Appalachia has asked Jarrod Burks to discuss the results from his tests at Serpent Mound in the Serpent Mound Shelter House. Learn more here.

Saturday, June 17 - 5:00 PM
To be announced
Michael Bastine
is an Algonquin healer, elder, and former student of famous Tuscarora medicine man Wallace "Mad Bear" Anderson and Tuscarora healer Ted Williams. He lives in South Wales, New York.

Saturday, June 17 - 6:00 PM
Native Flute Music
Presented by Debbie Brubaker (Yellow Flicker)
Yellow Flicker started playing her flutes a couple years ago. She has played at fundraisers and nursing home and group homes. Since then she has gotten "The Seven Sacred" Chakra Healing Flutes and plays healing music at SunWatch Flute Festival, WolfCreek Native American Gathering, Healing Fairs, and the VA Hospital. Starting this year she is also playing at Gift of Light and Victory of Lights.

Visit her website.

 

 

Saturday, June 17 - 7:00 PM
Sunset Tour Around the Effigy Mound
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Saturday, June 17 - 8:00 PM
Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
Absolutely no one is to be on the mound! The Arc of Appalachia is requesting that the space around the effigy mound be honored silently during this hour.

drummingSaturday, June 17 - 8:00 to 12:00AM
Public Drumming and Dancing until 12 AM
Open drumming, the public is welcome to join along.

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Sunday, June 18
11:00 AM - Paula Mounts - Her experience at Standing Rock
12:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
1:00 PM - Chief Steve McCullough - Salt Creek Sundance
2:00 PM - Spirits of the Winds - Singers
3:00 PM - Jason Jarrell - "The Tall Ones and lesser known aspects of the Adena Culture"
4:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Fredrick Ward Putnam Story
5:00 PM - Vendors start closing down.
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 PM - Festival Closed

Sunday, June 18 - 11:00AM
Her experience at Standing Rock
Presented by Paula Mounts

 

 


stevefreeSunday, June 18 - 12:00PM
Native American and Appalachian Music and Storytelling
Presented by Steve Free an internationally known singer/songwriter/recording artist who draws upon his Native American & Appalachian roots through songs and stories to educate and entertain audiences of all ages
Steve Free is an Award Winning Internationally Acclaimed singer/songwriter and recording artist. He has won numerous Music Industry Awards including 9 ASCAP Awards and a Grammy nomination. .In 2008, he won The Governors Award For The Arts as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio. In 2009 he was nominated by The Kentucky State Senate for his contributions to Appalachia and his Native American (Shawnee/Cherokee ) roots. He has charted over 40 songs on the International Charts. (Photo compliments of Steve Free)

Sunday, June 18 - 1:00 PM
Salt Creek Sundance
Presented by Chief Steve McCullough (IKTOMI' Sha) a Sun Dance Chief, Spiritual Leader for over 20 yearsas an International Ceremonial Peacemaker
Cheif Steve McCullough will talk about the Salt Creek Sun Dance, now in Adams County. Spiritualality, Unity, and prayer. Welcoming All Races and Cultures to pray and work together. Along with some stories of his travel throughtout the World. Peace, Harmony, and Balance to the Heart of the People.

Sunday, June 18 - 2:00 PM
Indigenous Acoustic Singing
Presented by Spirits of the Winds
Native singers Spirits of the Winds -
Little Red Dragonfly, Horse Women, Star Fire Hawk, and Spirit Wolf will sing songs to Creator in several different Native American Languages.

Sunday, June 18 - 3:00 PM
"The Tall Ones and lesser known aspects of the Adena Culture"
Presented by
Jason Jarrell
Jason Jarrell is an investigative historian who has been studying prehistoric civilizations, Biblical and extra-Biblical texts, and mythology for 18 years. For the last 7 years he and his wife Sarah have been involved in an independent investigation of Archaic and Woodland period cultures in the Northeastern United States and the Ohio River Valley.

Jason was originally inspired to become a researcher by Ross Hamilton's published work on the North American giants. Jason's articles have appeared in Ancient American and Alternative Perceptions Magazine, as well as on the Ancient Origins and Road 2 Ruins websites. Jason and Sarah also appear in the Road 2 Ruins alternative history documentary series. In 2016 they will be publishing a book lavishly illustrated by Marcia K Moore presenting a new theory of 7000 years of ancient history, which restores the ancient tall ones to a prehistoric cultural continuum.


jeffwilson
Sunday, June 18 - 4:00 PM
The Hopewell Heist
Presented by Jeffrey Wilson, President, Volunteer and a founding Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound
Hear a facinating story about Fredrick Ward Putnam and the Hopewell Cultural artifacts in the Chicago Field Museum.

(Photo compliments of Don Reed)

Sunday, June 18 - 5:00 PM (Vendors start closing down.)

Sunday, June 18 - 7:00 PM
Sunset Tour Around the Effigy Mound
Presented by Jeffrey Wilsontour1

Sunday, June 18 - 8:00 PM
Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval

Absolutely no one is to be on the mound!

Sunday, June 18 - 9:00 PM
Festival ends

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