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Fall Equinox 2019 presents:

The Bacchae

An Immersive Experience of Paradox

Thursday, September 19 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Join us for a four day festival to learn the relevance of The Bacchae on our modern world and lives. Explore the concepts of paradox, hubris, embracing chaos and order and how these themes play out in our lives through relationships, politics, and spiritual devotion.

There will be workshops during the day to understand the meaning of the play, as well as to connect and ground to elements of the deeper mysteries. Evenings will have viewing and interactive elements of Euripedes' The Bacchae, with a modern translation, though staying true to its classic roots.

I have come to this land of Thebes as the son of Zeus
Dionysus is my name. Semele
the daughter of Cadmus
gave me birth after being forced into labor by fiery lightening

Event Overview:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Opening Ritual

  • An invitation to libate to Dionysus
  • Evening Fireside: stories of the gods

Friday, September 20, 2019


  • Crafting the God: Craft your thyrsus and mask, decorate your robe, create your altar to the god
  • Greek Chanting and Pronunciation/meaning: Learn the meaning of many greek words from The Bacchae and how to correctly pronounce them!

Acts I, II, and III of The Bacchae

Evening Fireside: Guided Journey to the Cave of Masks at the fire

Saturday, September 21, 2019


  • Introduction to the Dionysian mysteries and how they relate to The Bacchae
  • Lessons from Agave: Righteousness, Disconnection, and Dehumanization
  • Flying too close to the sun: Hubris in the Modern World: lessons we can take from The Bacchae

Acts IV and V of The Bacchae

Evening Fireside: Libations to Dionysus

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Closing Ritual

"we are wrapped in Ariadne's thread..."

Fall EQ 2019: The Bacchae

56965 Pebble Creek Rd
Vernonia, Oregon 97064

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