Dear Luminate whanau, We are writing to let you know about our change of plans for Luminate Festival 2021, our vision for Lunasa, and an invitation to support us.
Change of plans for Luminate
Given the extensive and complex turn of events around the world and here in Aotearoa-New Zealand since early 2020, we have worked on several versions of what the coming 10th Luminate could be, determined to find a way to carry out our purpose and vision.
In such unstable times we have had to let go of attempting to organise an event in 2021 at the scale of what Luminate has grown to become as an internationally renowned festival. This has not been an easy decision to make.
We have anchored the Luminate Festival flotilla in a safe harbour for this coming year, and until such time that Luminate Festival can shine its light in all its brilliance again.
In this pause, we acknowledge each one of you for being part of this global community, and for your contribution and participation in Luminate over the years. We feel immense gratitude, and notice how our lives have been enriched by co-creating this beautiful and unique festival, that has resonated with thousands of people and provided authentic transformational experiences for so many, including all of us in the management team and crew.
Lunasa - an exciting new adventure!
Here’s our new vision for what we think is realistic to achieve this summer, in the context of a rapidly changing world:
At Luminate, since 2008, we have celebrated the ancient festival of Lughnasadgh (Lunasa) at the peak of summer midway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox.
For 2021, to meet the needs for extended community, friends and family to be together, we will hold space at this ancient seasonal time (3–10 February) on Pikikirunga for a new back-to-our-roots co-creation.
We are naming the event Lunasa.
Whilst we will retain the core essence of Luminate’s purpose, vision and culture at Lunasa, the event will be on a different scale to recent Luminate festivals; a smaller and more streamlined format that can adjust and flow with the circumstances and our needs at the time.
We will carry through the theme of “Bio-Optimise and Thrive” – Enhancing our internal biology, our external environment and power of the mind to achieve optimal health.
Lunasa will be a space of in-depth knowledge sharing to explore how we can:
reconnect and listen to the wisdom of nature in this time of global crisis and awakening, acknowledging nature as central to our co-existence.
bring in concepts of inter-connectedness, inter-being, reverence in communication and the gifting of abundance into our daily lives.
embody knowledge and practical solutions that empower us with the information and skills needed to create resilient and flourishing communities.
We are excited to harness the power of collective intelligence and amplify from the crystal mountain of Pikikirunga "the beautiful world our hearts know is possible".
Naturally, we are also scheduling a range of quality music to enjoy, drawing from local and New Zealand bands & musicians, producers, djs and sound healing alchemists.
that we need to do things differently for a number of reasons, Lunasa
will be a “Friend of Luminate” Members only event.
It's easy to register as a Member and make a Gift contribution to be eligible to reserve an Admission Pass to Lunasa 2021. Here's how to join
The Early Bird category of Gifts runs until 15th November 2020 or earlier if the allocation is reached.
Please note there will be no public ticket sales and no gate sales.
Full details are on the website, click the link above or below to learn more.
We accept that we need some help to keep the Luminate flotilla afloat so that we can continue to navigate this ocean of planetary transformation.
Would you be willing to register as a “Friend of Luminate” Member? (even if you are overseas or not planning to join us at Lunasa in 2021). The membership fee would be a big help in our fundraising efforts.
Or perhaps you would consider making a Donation to Luminate Trust?
Donations, Gift contributions and Membership fees help us raise much needed funds to enable Luminate Festival Educational & Spiritual Trust to continue to manifest its purpose and vision, and to provide ongoing support for the benefit of the land and ecology at Canaan Downs-Pikikirunga.
We invite you to support us in any way you would like to. You can click on the image link above or below to visit the website and earn more about the options.
As always, thank you for being part of this amazing global community. We trust you will feel a resonance and alignment with our intentions for Lunasa 2021, and our long term commitment to shining a powerful light in the world as Luminate. Applications for Musicians, Workshop presenters, and Volunteers will open soon in October via the Apply section of the website. We have not yet confirmed whether there will be an invitation to Market Traders and Healers to apply re Lunasa. Thank you for your patience while we reconfigure our plans and systems.
If you are keen to join us at Lunasa we welcome you to visit the website for more details.
Much love to you all, From the Luminate Flotilla Hub Jules, Rita, Adriana, Martine, Irma