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


June 21-24, 2018
at the Soaring Eagle Retreat

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

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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Our Tentative 2018 Speakers Schedule

The thoughts and opinions of each presenter, 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.

Thursday, June 21
5:00 PM - Delsey Wilson - Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) Welcomes Everyone
6:00 PM - Zack Kouns - music
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 - 11:00 PM - Open Drumming and Dancing
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - Leads star gazing.

Friday, June 22
1:00 PM - Adam Batson - Seasonal People's Circle
2:00 PM - Tentative - Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc. - Native American Drum and Dance demonstation
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Women Who Saved Serpent Mound"
4:00 PM - Steven T. Barr - "Practical use of your crystals and stones"
5:00 PM - Ed Grondine - Adena - Builders of the Serpent
6:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 - 11:00 PM - Campfire Drumming
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - Leads star gazing.

Saturday, June 23
11:00 AM - Deberah Brubaker - Flute Music
12:00 PM - Tentative Dr. Arthur Cushman - "The Stargate in Orion, Creation and the Native American Path of Souls"
1:00 PM - Ross Hamilton - To be announced
2:00 PM - Hugh Newman - To be announced
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "Serpent Effigies of North America"
4:00 PM - Joseph Whitefeather Mato - Flute music
5:00 PM - Gary Argabright - "Paleo exploration in Ohio"
6:00 PM -Steven T. Barr - "Henges, Standing Stones and Tombs of Britian"
7:00 PM - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing and Hour of Silence at Serpent Mound Effigy
9:00 - 11:00 PM - Open Jam Session
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - Leads star gazing.

Sunday, June 24
11:00 AM - Tentative - John DeBoer - Music
12:00 PM - Azurea Windwalker and Penny Best - Ascension lecture
1:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
2:00 PM - Spirits of the Winds - Singers
3:00 PM - Tom Johnson -
4:00 PM -
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


Presenters in chronological order:

Delsey Wilson, Executive Director, Volunteer, and a founding Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound will present The Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) Welcome you to the Summer Solstice Celebration on Thur. June 21 at 5 pm.
Delsey will give a brief history of FOSM and why we hold the Summer Solstice Celebration. She will then discuss the other events FOSM holds each year and answer any question about the weekend.



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)

Jeffrey will give two presentations:
Friday, June 22 at 3:00 PM - "The Women Who Saved Serpent Mound"
Saturday, June 23 at 3:00 PM - "Serpent Effigies of North America"

Jeffrey will also lead 3 of the 4 Sunset Tours Around the Effigy Mound throughout the weekend.
Thursday, June 21; Friday, June 22 and Sunday, June 24 at 7 PM


FletcherFletcher Wilson has worked with power companies and in the electrical field most of his life. He has a full understanding of the theory of electromagnetism. He is a co-author with E. P. Grondine. He is a firm believer of doing field research. Looking at a picture or reading something in a book may give one good insight, but it is not the same as going there and experiencing it first hand. He will lead a night sky lecture each night at 10pm,
(Photo compliments of Elaine 'Stormy' Gribbins)





Adam Batson is a Volunteer and Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound who will lead a Seasonal People's Circle at 1 PM on Friday, June 22.

4:00 PM - Steven T. Barr - "Practical use of your crystals and stones"

edgrondine E. P. (Ed) Grondine, space reporter and author of "Man and Impact in the Americas" will present "Adena - Builders of the Serpent" on Friday, June 22 at 5 PM.
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)

stevefreeSteve 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. Visit his website.
(Photo compliments of Steve Free)

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.



rossRoss Hamilton, author and long time researcher and supporter of Serpent Mound
Born in New York and a 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.)

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.

Joseph Whitefeather 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/


Public Drumming and Dancing
Thursday, June 21 from 9 PM to 11 PM.
In honor of the Summer Solstice Evening Thursday there will be Family Friendly Open Free Style Drumming and Dancing this first night, and the public is welcome to join along.

Friday, June 22 from 9 PM to 11 PM.
Friday evening will be a laid back atmosphere with another evening of Family Friendly Open Free Style Drumming and Dancing around the main fire ring and smaller pockets of drumming or music around the fire pits of the vendors.

Saturday, June 23 from 9 PM to 11 PM.
Saturday evening we are encouraging a Open Jam Session around the main fire ring and the vendors' fire pits.


Please, join us!

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Telephone: + 937 - 587 - 3953
Telephone 2: + 937 -205 - 0094

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