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 parent or guardian 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 are permitted, but 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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Want to be a vendor or offer an educational booth? Go here to learn more.

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Visit our 2017 Workshops and Hikes

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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 Convergance
2:00 PM - Open
3:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
4:00 PM - The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers - Dowsing And Serpent Mound
5:00 PM - Joseph Whitefeather Mato – Native Flute Music
6:00 PM - Open
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
11:00 AM - Debbie "YellowFlicker" Brubaker - Native Flute Music
12:00 PM - Jarrod Burks - Heartland Earthworks Conservancy and Junction Group
1:00 PM - (Tentative) Graham Hancock
2:00 PM - Ross Hamilton -
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Artifacts of Serpent Mound" (3 hours long - there will be a 15 minute break at 4:15.)
6:00 PM - All Speakers - Open Presenters Forum
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
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 -
12:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
1:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Artifacts of Serpent Mound
2:00 PM - Spirits of the Winds - Singers
3:00 PM - Jason Jarrell - Giants
4:00 PM - Open
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):

--------------- FRIDAY -----------------
Friday, June 16
1:00 PM - Delsey Wilson - Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) Welcomes Everyone / 30 Year Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergance
2:00 PM - Open
3:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
4:00 PM - The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers - Dowsing And Serpent Mound
5:00 PM - Joseph Whitefeather Mato – Native Flute Music
6:00 PM - Open
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 Convergance

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 Convergance of 1987. She will also be giving a tours throughout the weekend.

Friday, June 16 - 2:00 PM
Open

 

stevefreeFriday, June 16 - 3:00 PM
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 Internationally Acclaimed Award Winning singer/songwriter whose music is drawn from his Native American (Shawnee/Cherokee ) and Appalachian roots. He has won numerous Music Industry Awards including 9 ASCAP Awards,a Platinum Record,a Grammy nomination,and 3 Americana Music Award nominations.He has charted over 45 songs on The National and International Charts including 16 # 1 songs and is one of the most popular Folk/Americana Artist on European and International radio.In 2008 he won The Governors Award For The Arts as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio received an Arts Award from The Kentucky State Senate in 2009 for his contributions to Appalachia.

An accomplished Native American flute player he is an Ohio Arts Council " Ohio Artist On Tour" with an award winning school program. His Christmas song JUST A BABY BOY has become a worldwide Christmas classic performed around the world every holiday. His latest Cd SHIP OF DREAMS was named one of The Top 50 Albums of 2014 by Roots Music Report. (Photo compliments of Steve Free)

Friday, June 16 - 4:00 PM
Dowsing and Serpent Mound
Presented by The Great Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers
Fletcher
(Photo compliments of )

 

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/

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, June 16 - 6:00 PM
Open


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
11:00 AM - Debbie "YellowFlicker" Brubaker - Native Flute Music
12:00 PM - Jarrod Burks - Heartland Earthworks Conservancy and Junction Group
1:00 PM - (Tentative) Graham Hancock
2:00 PM - Ross Hamilton -
3:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - "The Artifacts of Serpent Mound"
(This lecture is 3 hours long - there will be a 15 minute break at 4:15.)
6:00 PM - All Speakers - Open Presenters Forum
7:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - Sunset Tour around Serpent Mound
8:00 PM - Sunset Viewing at Serpent Mound Oval
8:00 PM - International Drumming and Dancers to 12 AM

Saturday, June 17 - 11:00 AM
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 - 12:00 PM
Heartland Earthworks Conservancy

Presented by Jarrod Burks -


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

Presented by Graham Hancock
Graham and his wife Santha will be in the U.S. for a good part of this spring and summer, and have tentatively voiced a desire to come to our Summer Solstice Celebration. We will update further as we get more news. But in any case, he will be interviewing Ross for an audience regarding his Serpent Mound work (Star Mounds, Legacy of a Native Americcan Mystery), and afterward will give us a talk.

rossSaturday, June 17 - 2:00 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.)


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Saturday, June 17 -3:00 PM
The Arifacts of Serpent 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. In 2015 he discovered a new Winter Solstice Sunrise alignment.

(Photo compliments of Don Reed)

Saturday, June 17 - 6:00 PM
Open Forum
Presented by All Presenters -
For the past coupele of years we have started holding these Open Speakers Forums and the public and speakers seem to enjoy the open interaction, so we continue to hold one each year.

Saturday, June 17 - 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. tour2

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 - Open
12:00 PM - Steve Free - Music and Storytelling
1:00 PM - Jeffrey Wilson - A Fredrick Ward Putnam Story
2:00 PM - Spirits of the Winds - Singers
3:00 PM - Jason Jarrell - Giants
4:00 PM - Open
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
Open
Presented by

stevefreeSunday, June 18 - 12:00PM
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 Internationally Acclaimed Award Winning singer/songwriter whose music is drawn from his Native American (Shawnee/Cherokee ) and Appalachian roots. He has won numerous Music Industry Awards including 9 ASCAP Awards,a Platinum Record,a Grammy nomination,and 3 Americana Music Award nominations.He has charted over 45 songs on The National and International Charts including 16 # 1 songs and is one of the most popular Folk/Americana Artist on European and International radio.In 2008 he won The Governors Award For The Arts as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio received an Arts Award from The Kentucky State Senate in 2009 for his contributions to Appalachia.

An accomplished Native American flute player he is an Ohio Arts Council " Ohio Artist On Tour" with an award winning school program.His Christmas song JUST A BABY BOY has become a worldwide Christmas classic performed around the world every holiday. His latest Cd SHIP OF DREAMS was named one of The Top 50 Albums of 2014 by Roots Music Report. (Photo compliments of Steve Free)

jeffwilson
Sunday, June 18 - 1:00 PM
Fredrick Ward Putnam
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)

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
Giants Q&A
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.

Sunday, June 18 - 4:00 PM
Open
Presented by

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!

Festival ends

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