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2018 Annual Gathering

Post by Setanaoko on Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:37 am

Location:
3526 Olde Tyme Way
Sevierville, TN 37862

Dates:
21 June 2018 (Thursday)-
24 June 2018 (Sunday)

Price (includes meals and lodging):
$150/person
$100/children under 12
$75/person for individual night pass (includes meals for the day)
$50/person if you plan on staying off site and eating any meals with us
No pets


Payment should be sent through paypal at 
[ltr]jedi_shaman@hotmail.com[/ltr]
 (Gabriel Calderon is handling the treasury this year). The location actually does have an incremental payment plan, so we are hoping that we can have everyone that wants to sign up pay by April to ensure we do not lose the site. 

After you have secured your spot, please shoot me a message here or at 
[ltr]Alethea.thompson@hotmail.com[/ltr]
 with your name and anyone accompanying you, if you’re driving and willing to carpool if someone is along your route, any food considerations (I eat in accordance with Kosher rules minus mixing milk and meat-so that is covered XD), and anything else you may think is important.

We’ve got some awesome things planned. In the past an itinerary has been written out- but I think this year to keep the advertisement from falling to the wayside, I’ll release information about our workshops incrementally. ^^ I’ll start this week when I have a computer and not typing on my phone XD.
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by Setanaoko on Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:05 am

What better way to get to know someone, then by learning about how they see their path? This year, we want Jedi to focus more on using one of the listed documents/doctrines to support their beliefs as to how to react to different situations or ethical questions. So as you trickle in, join me at the table to discuss yours and others paths' philosophy.

Jedi Compass
Jedi Circle
21 Maxims
The 16 Teachings of the Jedi (there are two different versions taught- one at ToTJO and one at ToTJF)
The 13 Vows of the Jedi (Temple of the Jedi Force)
Jedi Behaviors (pulled from the Fiction)

The gatherings are not limited to Jedi, we've had non-Jedi attend in the past and welcome them equally. We want to have them participate in this discussion as well, and explain how their answers relate to their path. As such, we encourage them to use the code or doctrine which best represents them.


With that said, we have yet to compile scenarios and questions that can be explored. So if you have any you wish to submit for review- send them my way at alethea.thompson@hotmail.com . Keep them clean though, I'm not looking for anything that is highly polarizing (e.g. Modern Political issues). This is suppose to be a fun, yet beneficial experience.
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by Setanaoko on Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:07 pm

(NOTE: Apparently the Shadow do have a document I've been informed of ^^.  It is called "Shadowness" by Pelar, so this will the document required by anyone representing the Shadow Aspect.)
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by VixensVengeance on Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:01 pm

What about the Sith code? Peace is a lie, there is only passion and all that...
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by Setanaoko on Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:18 pm

Using the codes are too easy, XD- I'd rather the Sith use either "Diversity. Unity. Individuality." By Emma Sinclair or "Darkness and the Individual" by Richard Irvine.  And only because those are the easiest to use in the way that the Jedi use the above listed pieces.

The Jedi and Sith Code are rather dumb, and written with the purpose of being polar opposites.  Granted, the Sith Code is superior in it's construction- but it's hardly something to use as a way of conveying what the Sith Path is really about.  Sith isn't about pursuing a particular set of values or rules- it's about pursuing your passions- which is tied directly to the "Individual".
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by VixensVengeance on Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:19 pm

Ahh well I meant sith teachings in general, not specifically the codes. Thanks for the info. I found at least what I believe to be irvines teachng. Lol I looked him up originally on Amazon and could find nothing. So I looked up the name and found a 19th century poet. It took me a bit to realize you were talking about a former dark leader! At least I assume that's the one you are referring too! Sorry, newb here, any other suggested docs you can think of?
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by Setanaoko on Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:14 am

All of the material I'd recommend from the Sith's Historical works are either at Order of the Sith or Force Academy's Wiki.
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Post by VixensVengeance on Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:12 pm

Didn't really answer my question but cool.
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by Setanaoko on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm

[ltr]Knighting trials have been a part of the Jedi Gatherings for awhile now. Sometimes we want to have an opportunity to see if we match up to those we consider our peers. The Jedi Federation has taken up the role of doing in-person trials. If a Jedi passes the trials, then they will have recognition as a knight with the Jedi Federation, and our support in sponsoring offline Jedi Chapters. Of course, it's a two way street- it's like an interview, a Jedi can go through the trials and determine whether or not they are ready just as much as our board will review them.[/ltr]
[ltr]This year, we're finally limiting how many candidates we will accept. Previously it was whomever applied, but after awhile we've found that having too many candidates is unmanageable- furthermore, we want to ensure that people are not set up for failure by just letting them come in. So if we have more than the allotted number, we'll vet those that apply and limit it to 4 candidates.[/ltr]
[ltr]Over the course of Friday, during our down times, a candidate will undergo a labyrinth led by one of our present Jedi Mystics (Alethea Thompson and Gabriel Calderon). The Labyrinth was first developed for trials in 2012 and has evolved even past the 2014 “American Jedi” film. The next step will be to have a student go through a board. This has also evolved since the “American Jedi” film, and focuses more on areas of concern outlined in the document “The Jedi Compass” which was written by the Jedi Community in 2013- later expanded upon in a book published in 2015.[/ltr]
[ltr]Finally, on Sunday, before we all depart, we will be holding a knighting ceremony for the candidates to be recognized as Jedi Knights by the Jedi Federation.[/ltr]
[ltr]If you're interested in being a candidate, please contact myself at SetanaokoMGiva@hotmail.com or on Facebook so I can get you the questionnaire, as well as two people within the Jedi Community that can write a reference for your candidacy (both of which will be used to vet candidates). A sponsor (one of the two giving you a reference) for your candidacy must be in attendance to present you to the board. The deadline for your submission is 15 April 2018.[/ltr]
[ltr]For more information about the basic Knighthood Standards for Jedi Federation, look here:[/ltr]
[ltr]http://www.jedifederation.org/images/Knighthood/Knighthood-Standards.pdf[/ltr]
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Re: 2018 Annual Gathering

Post by Setanaoko on Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:35 pm

(21 June) Thursday Night Journey

After dinner on the first night, Gabs and Ally will be split up between the two houses and guiding you through a meditation.  You will also be provided a journal to jot down as much of the meditation as you can recall when you surface from your journey.  Over the course of the weekend, you will have an opportunity to speak with both Gabe and Ally to talk with them about your experience and further explore possible interpretations, as well as what to do with what you’ve learned.

Gabe’s Shamanic Journey
Have you ever wanted to find more hours in the day to work on stuff? However, many people overlook the dreamscape. We will utilize our subconscious to help us resolve issues and overcome roadblocks we may have. Through a shamanic journey we will prepare for the work to come later that evening – as you sleep.

Ally’s on the Inner City

One of the concepts listed in the Jedi Compass is “Self Awareness”, the Inner City Meditation focuses on the Interior part of Self-Awareness, that part of you that determines what you think about yourself.  During this meditation, you will get to explore the city you have built for yourself in your mind.
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