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


June 21-23, 2019
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, in the port-o-lets 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 2019 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.

All lectures are held in the large white tent.

Friday, June 21
12:00 PM - Delsey Wilson - Opening Greetings
1:00 PM - Adam Batson - Seasonal People's Circle Ceremony
1:00 PM - Joseph Whitefeather Mato - Flute Music
2:00 PM - Family Traditions Animal Adventures -
Meet some of their Four-legged ambassadors
3:00 PM - Deo Abellera - Singing Bowls
4:00 PM - Steven T. Barr - Practical Uses of Your Crystals and Stones
5:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Remote Sensing Archaeology at Serpent Mound: A Review
6:00 PM - Ed Grondine - To be announced
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
9:00 - 11:00 PM - Family Friendly Open Free Style Drumming and Dancing
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - Stargazing

Saturday, June 22
10:00 AM - Deborah Brubaker - Flute Music
11:00 AM - Chris Davis - Music
12:00 PM - Lou-Anne Fauteck Makes Marks, PhD - Sacred America, Great Serpent Mound, and Theophanies of Place
1:00 PM - Richard Moats - Recent Discoveries
2:00 PM - Ross Hamilton - Earthworks
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Serpent Effigies of North America
4:00 PM - Speakers Panel Q & A
5:00 PM - Zack Kouns - Music
6:00 PM - Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc. - Native American Drum Demonstration
7:00 PM - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Effigy
9:00 - 11:00 PM - Open Mic/Jam Session
10:00 PM - Fletcher Wilson - Stargazing

Sunday, June 23
11:00 AM - Yazz Garcia Furguson - Spoken Word and 13 Moons
12:00 PM - Azurea Windwalker - Sacred Site Shamanic Healing Techniques— The Benefits and How to’s of Personal and Planetary Healing at Serpent Mound and other Power Spots
1:00 PM - Terri Sing With Ravens Rivera - Sharing stories and singing
2:00 PM - Spirits of the Winds - Singers
3:00 PM - Anara Whitebear - To be announced
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 FOSM's Summer Solstice Celebration - A Place for Family Fun and Learning! on Fri., June 21 at 12 pm.
Delsey will explain FOSM and the Summer Solstice Celebration. Share the fun new activities planned that weekend, along with FOSM's other events they hold throughout the year.



Joseph Whitefeather Mato is a recording artist, flute maker, and storyteller with Lakota heritage. Joseph has been with us for several years and last year, just prior to our event he suffered a stroke and we missed him terribly. We are so happy to have him back! Enjoy his beautiful flute music on Friday, June 21st at 1 pm, and visit his booth any time during the festival to received teachings on playing the Native American flute and purchase one of Joseph's handmade flutes.

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





Adam Batson is a Volunteer and Board Member of the Friends of Serpent Mound. He will lead a Seasonal People's Circle at 1 PM on Friday, June 21. This welcoming Summer Ceremony is free and open to the public. Everyone will gather in a circle. First, he will call in the directions, an Earth-based practice to honor the natural aspects around us. Then everyone will be allowed to say something during the three go-rounds.
First - introduce oneself.
Second - one can say something about the Solstice or the place.
Third - say what has yet to be said.
Finally, the circle will close and declare gratitude.

Family Traditions Animal Adventure, LLC (Located at 240 Poole Road, West Union, Ohio) Will talk to the public about their Animal Adventure park that is less than 30 minutes away! They will also have a few of their fury ambassadors that will join them! So, bring the kids our Friday, June 21 at 2 pm!





Deo Abellera is a member of the Great Serpent Mound Society of Dowsers. Along with many other hours he volunteers throughout our community here in Adams County. He loves sharing his enjoyment for Singing Bowls. He will do a demonstration at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 21. Visit his tent any time to learn more on the subject.




Steven T. Barr has been involved in the metaphysical field for over 35 years, an interest he developed but did not define until he left the Navy as a 10 year veteran. He has had several articles published, and has taught and facilitated meditation groups for almost three decades. As an ordained Metaphysical Minister, Steve has performed many weddings and hand fastings, a practice he has all but given up in recent years as he and his wife, Lynn, have turned their attention to their meditation groups and subsequently spreading the joy of crystals to the community. Retiring from his “full-time” job in 2016 has allowed him to devote more of his attention to his real jobs – Barr’s Gems & Treasures, and continuing to study the many and varied fields of metaphysics.

His presentation is Practical Uses of Your Crystals and Stones, at 4 pm on Friday, June 21. Now that you have collected all those crystals, stones and points, what do you do with them? You keep hearing they can protect and heal, but just how do you use YOUR stones to make that happen? This presentation will give you a few tips on how to use your stones in everyday life… For those purposes, and more!

jeffwilsonJeffrey 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 21 at 5:00 PM - Remote Sensing Archaeology at Serpent Mound: A Review
Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM -
Serpent Effigies of North America

Jeffrey will also lead 2 of the 3 Sunset Tours Around the Effigy Mound throughout the weekend.
Friday, June 21 and Sunday, June 23 at 7 PM meet next to the FOSM tent.



E. P. (Ed) Grondine, space reporter and author of "Man and Impact in the Americas" will present on Friday, June 22 at 5 PM. Grondine was a reporter on NASA, the Russia Space Program, Discovery, and the China 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 gratitude. In his presentation 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)

FletcherFletcher Wilson has worked with power companies and in the electrical field most of his life. He has a full understanding of thetheory 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,

There will be a telescope or light bucket for the public to view through. You are welcome to bring your own, also! We are in a wonderful dark sky area!

(Photo compliments of Elaine 'Stormy' Gribbins)



Debbie Brubaker (Yellow Flicker) will play at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 22.
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.




Chris "Flint Eagle" Davis,Chris "Flint Eagle" Davis, songwriter and musician, retired teacher and poet. Graduate of OU and WSU. Munay Ki initiate and follower of Star Knowledge, and the same time a down home Kentucky boy who's lived most of his life in Ohio.

Chris will join Deborah on Saturday June 22 around 10:45 am to play a few songs from their newest duo album. Then around 11:00 am he will performance some of his original songs including a discussion of how and why these songs were written. Manyof the songs represent remembering a lost time or family history or personal experience. Some are "Song Visions" written spontaneously. He will talk about and share his most recent song preformed at the closing ceremony of this year's Serpent Mound Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit.

Lou-Anne Fauteck Makes Marks, Ph.D. Luan is a researcher, writer, and an activist for Native American Sacred Lands and Places. She holds an MFA in Fiber and Mixed Media, an MA in Consciousness Studies, and a PhD in Philosophy and Religion. She is mixed-blood, including European, California Indian, Shawnee, Virginia/Maryland Algonquian, Southeastern Sioux, and Mohawk.

Her presentation is Sacred America, Great Serpent Mound, and Theophanies of Place, scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at Noon. Indigenous Americans have identified hundreds of reasons why America is sacred. Luan will present some of the many facets of sacred America drawn from Native voices past and present, particularly as they apply to the Serpent Mound. She will also focus on specific details of what she calls geomorphic and topomorphic theophanies, which distinguish the Great Serpent Mound and others, including Old Man Napi, Black Hills, Chaco Canyon, and Turtle Island, and her recent rediscovery of San Francisco Bay Area’s own geomorphic theophany. 

Richard Moats is an Avocational Archaeologist specializing in Archaeoastronomy. He has published many articles on pre-historic Native American sites in Ohio. His most outstanding work is the discovery of a Hopewell Celestial Observatory named the Yost Works where multiple Solar, Lunar, Constellation, and Planet alignments occurred. Rich is also an authority on the Adena cultures Fort Glenford Hilltop Enclosure. He is retired from the USAF. He is currently the Project Archaeologist for Heartland Research Group which is a Magnetometry survey project to discover unknown Native American earthworks and habitation sites. Rich is the 2015 Archaeology Society of Ohio Converse Award for outstanding contributions to Ohio Archaeology.

His presentation is Recent Discoveries, is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at 1 pm, and will cover his recent discoveries with the Yost Works, Fort Glenford Hill Top Enclosure, and those made byHeartland Research Group. He will show how the Hopewell venerated the Adena of their habitation region by building features in alignment with those whom they venerated as their ancestors. He will show how the Hopewell were mastersof landscape usage to perform long range intervisibility and archaeoastronomical alignments. He will also, demonstrated how the Hopewell’s belief system is manifest by their construction and placement of features to provide alignments with celestial events and terrestrial features. Along with the discovery of prehistoric dwellings and a colonial habitation site.

rossRoss Hamilton - will present on Saturday, June 23 at 1 pm Ross 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.)

Zack Kouns is undoubtedly one of the busiest and most insightful individuals in the realm of contemporary music, Zack Kouns works in capacities such as bandleader, performer, author, visual artist, film maker, researcher, prankster, and composer.

Resulting from his strict recording schedule, Kouns has issued over 20 albums to date. 

Amazingly, the musical stylings between each body of Zack Kouns' work vary considerably, in no small part due to the wide assortment of tools with which he develops his songs. As a multi instrumentalist, he plays tenor and alto saxophone, harmonium, electronics, duduk, guitar, violin, clarinet, vocals, trumpet and banjo along with other devices to bring about what Kouns describes as Death Jazz, Modern Liturgical, and Apocalyptic/Hermetic musics. Likewise, the thematic and lyrical content of Kouns' forays into these self-developed genres also draws from many distinct sources, allowing him to create concept albums teeming with metaphor and allegory. Numerous esoteric subjects, chiefly religion, mythology, ancient history and romantic philosophy, manifest themselves across the spectrum of his creative output – Kouns addressed his interest in these topics during an interview with Australia's Rave Magazine:

"The human organism in general can't escape these ageless ideas; to ignore them is to wither and die away, to withdraw into forests of personal meaninglessness of our own construction. Conversely, to acknowledge and explore them is painful; it requires fumbling through dark and hidden recesses inside yourself; hidden, archetypal afflictions that have been buried to make life a bit more bearable, but ultimately less enriched and illuminated."

A life-long resident of rural Appalachia, the region in its juxtaposition of beauty, brutality, love and poverty also plays heavily into the aesthetic of Kouns' work. Perhaps as a way to evaluate his place of birth through comparison, Kouns has a definite mandate to carry out adventures abroad. Through his exploits, Zack Kouns has conducted lengthy tours in North and South America, as well as Europe and Australia, with ambitions to perform on all seven continents.

We are pleased to have him as a part of this festival. Hear his music Thursday evening at 6pm. This multi-talented individual will also lead our Open Mic/Jam Sessions, Saturday night from 9pm to 11pm. During the day you can visit him at his booth, attend his Edible Plants Hike on Saturday at 11:00 am orFermenting Wild Edibles workshop on Sunday at 11 am.

Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc. - Native American Drum Demonstration will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 pm either under or next to the main tent. Rama StrongBear and the organization Circle of the Sacred Pipe, Inc. has helped educate the public on Indigenous drum etiquette and has shared some beautiful songs and the stories taught to him.




Mike Bastine (Had to cancel due to family obligations.)

Yazz Garcia Furguson - Spoken Word and the 13 Moon calender movement. Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 AM, Yazz will teach about the importance of calendars and how they affect the way we think and live. The 13 Moon Calendar is an invitation to re-connect with natural cycles and our own bio rhythm. The Gregorian calendar we use for money purposes is not part of any natural process and it is important to be aware of this subject and return to the 13 Moons and to the way that our ancestors measured time.


Azurea Windwalker - Sacred Site Shamanic Healing Techniques— The Benefits and How to’s of Personal and Planetary Healing at Serpent Mound and other Power Spots.

Azurae Windwalker is a Shamanic Healing Artist and Nature Spirit Energy Medicine Practitioner who has for 40 years worked with the ancestors, angels, and nature spirits at many sacred places for the healing of her students, apprentices, for the sacred sites and for Mother Earth. She downloads Earthkeeper Alchemy wisdom directly from these beings for the highest good of ALL. Azurae began her work in the 1980’s with mounds and sacred sites as a ceremonial leader in the XAT Native American Medicine Society in Nashville TN. Now at her Amethyst Center Nature Healing Sanctuary near Roanoke VA, Azurae and her associates teach Practical Shamanism, Tree, Herb and Crystal Spirit Medicine, Drum Making, Art Therapy, Earth keeper Alchemy, and Fairyology as well as sponsoring workshops on Ho O ponopono Forgiveness Ritual, Growing Intuition, Crushing Blocks with Spoon Bending, Dowsing and other wellness topics. She also heads up a 90 point Amethyst Biogrid Project at sacred sites whose mission is the transmutation of personal and planetary toxins and the spiritual elevation of humankind and all our relations. Azurae has led shamanic student groups many times to Serpent Mound to restore the energetic flow of the mound and sees this mission now as complete. Ross Hamilton said, “ While many come to Serpent Mound to take energy from it, your group is one of the few who gives back to this sacred site and Serpent Mound is better for it.” In Azurae’s lecture she will share many of the techniques she has used over the years in healing, clearing and reenergizing sacred sites.

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. 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.

UPDATE: Steve Free will not get to play for us on Sunday as he has to go collect another award on that day! Congradulation! He will still be presenting for the Arc of Appalachia's activities on Saturday, June 22 at 2 pm. Visit his website here. (Photo compliments of Steve Free)

We were able to get Terri 'Sings with Ravens' Rivera to fill in for him! Terri is known by many as a gifted psychic/healer, singer songwriter, and coordinator of Serpent Mound Star Knowledge Peace Summits. As a singer/songwriter she was nominated for a Native American Music Award and came in runner-up in the John Lennon song writing contest.

Terri 'Sings With Ravens' grew up in Idaho along the Snake River. She now lives with her husband Thomas Johnson 3 mile from the Serpent Mound. The house they live in is an 1800’s house built by Masons perfect North, South, East, West alignment. It is located on the southeastern edge of a five-mile wide impact crater and if that’s not enough it is also sitting on top of a 17.5 km long fault line that is miles deep and is emitting a constant flow of positive energy.

Chris Davis will join her on Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 pm for some music and fun. Visit their website at https://alternateuniverserockshop.com/sings-with-ravens.

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 on Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm.


Anara Whitebear was born a Sound Shaman, Intuitive Healer, Channel and Empath. Anara has taught channeled classes and provided counseling for Starseeds since 2000.
Chris is a Chant Master with an intuitive understanding of Spirit at the highest levels. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including four critically-acclaimed novels, Entrevoir, Antiphony, Fragile and Unilateral, as well as Complex Knowing, the first collection of his poetry.
Together, Anara and Chris bring the highest frequencies of love and light for sacred healing and new levels of Spiritual knowing.
She will be talking on Sunday, June 23, at 3:00 pm.




Public Drumming and Dancinghulahoops
Friday, June 21 from 9 PM to 11 PM.
In honor of the Summer Solstice Evening there will be Family Friendly Open Free Style Drumming and Dancing this first night, and the public is welcome to join along. Open Drum is for any style of percussion instrument - djembe, bongo, frame drum, hand drum, community drum, tambourine, or rattles. Drumming connects one to the heartbeat of Mother Earth in all types of beats. The goal is to become one sound, one rhythm, with our Mother Earth. There is an area for those who want to dance, hula hoop, or use other light up expressions of movement. No nudity. We have brought back public camping for those who have followed the Event Rules in the past, go here to learn more.

Saturday, June 22 from 9 PM to 11 PM.
Saturday evening in the Main Tent will be an Open Mic - Jam Session. Individuals and groups are welcome to sign up for a 15 minutes spot and join in at the end with all the participants.





Please, join us!

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