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A Gathering Echo is a Metaphysical/Otherkin gather, held in Texas, over Labor Day weekend.
It's a cool way to unplug, socialize with like-minded folk, and do a *lot* of workshops :)
Gathering Echo 2018 will be held in the Houston, TX area over Labor Day weekend (September 1-3). Location details will be sent to those who RSVP.
A Gathering Echo is an annual event, normally held on this weekend. This will be the Tweth year for A Gathering Echo!
The target audience is primarily metaphysical, with a secondary focus on Otherkin.
This meetup is posted to the North Houston Otherkin meetup group, EmbracingMystery.org, and has been discussed at some of the pagan events in the Austin area, so there will be a variety of attendees.
The focus will be on metaphysical practice and social networking.
There will be workshops on various metaphysical topics, including things like energy work, meditation, and projection skills.
Most of our workshops include both discussion and practice. We believe in learning-by-doing, so our workshops are normally meant to be experienced, not just heard.
There will be one Main Event each night of the gather. Main Events are like workshops, but usually run longer, and are a bit more intense.
The workshops at A Gathering Echo are a mix of introductory and intermediate techniques.
The workshop list is still open. If there is something you've seen in the past that you'd like to see again, or if you have ideas for leading a workshop, please let the organizers know.
There will be both indoor space and outdoor space for workshops.
(Indoor space is usually better for meditation and projection type workshops.)
There will be two main events, one each on Saturday night, and Sunday night.
The organizers are Dan and Georgia.
Dan has been teaching workshops at Otherkin/Metaphysical gathers since 1999, and helping coordinate Otherkin/Metaphysical gathers since 2001.
Georgia has been helping coordinate Otherkin/Metaphysical gathers since 2003, and teaching workshops since 2009.
There will probably be a few workshops led by other attendees; if you have an idea for something you would like to lead, please let us know!
We were able to get the site we normally use.
We have reserved 3 cabins that hold about 18. (We've discovered that almost no-one likes to tent camp in Texas in the Summer, so we no longer reserve tent camping spaces.)
We have the site starting at 4PM on Saturday, and we have to be out by Noon on Monday.
(Yes, that means don't show up at 3PM - we have to get the keys, and do some setup before everyone else arrives.)
The site is in the Houston area, and is one we've used for other gathers in the past.
Details on the location will be sent to those who register to attend.
We will be covering meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast. Lunch on Monday is not covered, and usually is at a restaurant somewhere nearby.
If you have special dietary needs, please let the organizers know.
The cost is $80 per person for the weekend. That covers site fees, parking, lodging, and meals.
We don't make money on these events; actually, we usually lose money.
This is pretty much at-cost pricing, and we absorb any loss.
This gather is targeted at adults.
Attendees normally are over 18, with most being in their 20s to 40s. We have had a few who are younger, and some of us are older.
Teenagers under 18 are OK with prior approval, if a parent or legal guardian is present.
We don't have enough attendance to provide child-care, but younger children are welcome as long as their parents care for them.
Most of what we do does not exactly fit into the "fluffy" category, and young children would be out of their depth in the workshops. We have had a few teenaged minors do OK in some workshops in the past.
The site allows pets only outdoors (not in cabins), and only on leashes.
You're welcome to tent-camp and bring a pet, as long as you abide by those restrictions.
If you do, you will need to make your own campsite registration. Talk with us for details.
Attendees are expected to act responsibly, treat others well, and help with campsite, cleanup, and dinner chores.
Poor behaviour, or treating other attendees as energetic snack-food, will not be tolerated. In those types of situations, the offender(s) will be asked to leave, with no refund(s) provided.
RSVP for the meetup to register.
Questions can be posted on meetup, or you can contact Dan or Georgia.