Kate Brunner

Creating Your Own Spiritual Legal Code

Keeping Her Laws: Avalon, Sovereignty and the Laws of Women Past, Present, and Future

Discover Celtic laws of women; the context from which our foremothers derived the laws of Avalon. Discern universal laws; cosmic principles governing all life. Discuss modern legal structures affecting women. Connect lawkeeping, womanhood, & the quest for Sovereignty. Create your own spiritual legal code. Answer the call that draws you to the Path of the Lawkeeper.

Kate BrunnerKate Brunner is a member of The Sisterhood of Avalon and Project Co-Weaver at the Feminism and Religion Blog Protect; writing, editing, & coordinating publication of interfaith content exploring the intersection of feminism and religion. She holds a BA in Economics from Tulane University. Kate presents at Red Tents and women’s retreats, as well as, hosting seasonal gatherings, facilitating labyrinth rituals, and leading women’s spirituality workshops. She currently serves as the Lawkeeper Matron on the SOA’s Council of Nine.



Reaching the Shore

The Five Seeds of Wisdom
Seed Four:  Reaching the Shore

At last, we find ourselves on solid ground–setting our feet on the sacred shores of Avalon.  Our journey culminates in this moment of attainment; we have obtained our desire and overcome the obstacles preventing us from realizing our goal.  Touching the core of our Sacred Nature, we rejoice in the knowledge that we have the power to transform our lives and draw closer to manifesting our authentic self.  ~Jhenah Telyndru, from Avalon Within

Our Ninefold Festival is an opportunity to step onto the reality of the sacred shores at least for a weekend to draw closer to that which is within.  Chris shares what it meant to her at our last Ninefold Festival below.  How can it transform your life?

July 12, 2016
A powerful and incredibly inspiring gathering! My bond with the Goddess have renewed strength and the in person connection with so many Sisters and (hopefully) Sisters-to-Be  will be forever held close in my heart! For me our last circle of weaving the web and holding eye contact with the face of the goddess in the mirror had a deep impact on my psyche. It cleared my vision of why women MUST create and foster MORE communities of women to gather in person regardless of spiritual beliefs! I LOVE our online Sisterhood, yet to feel the physical touch and to make true eye contact with others with who I can share my love of the Divine Feminine is an experience beyond any I have ever had! Thank You is a simple expression of my gratitude to each woman who brought this Festival to fruition or who came to share the experience of being part of the gathering of women. Goddess Blessings for each and every one of You! ❤ ❤ ❤  ~Chris M.


Sydney Bell, MSW/RSW

Sovereignty of Self, Sovereignty of Body

Body Sovereignty in the Three Realms

Join Sydney Bell in an exploration of the body’s inherent divinity and how working with the energetics of the three Realms (Land, Sea and Sky) can foster healing and unconditional body acceptance.

Sydney Bell, MSW/RSW
Sydney Bell, MSW/RSW
 is a trained social worker and Health at Every Size® educator/advocate who provides body image coaching services to women. She is a past president of the Sisterhood of Avalon and currently serves as Communication Matron on the SOA Council of Nine. To learn more about Sydney and how to work with her, please visit her website: Embracing the Body Divine.



Ceramic Spiritual Tools Vendor

onepathOne Path Labyrinth Ventures

Tracy creates ceramic finger labyrinths in a ritual setting with focused intention and healing energy. Each piece is a handcrafted, sacred tool designed to aid the user on their path to healing and wholeness. She also offers other ceramic spiritual tools such as smudge pots, rattles and offering bowls, all with labyrinth designs.  For more information and to see a sampling of Tracy’s wears, please visit her website at http://www.onepathlabyrinth.org.  Tracy is also one of our workshop presenters who will be creating a walking labyrinth for us.

Would you like to vend at the Ninefold Festival?  Please see our Vendor Application page for more information.



Our Morgen and Keynote Presenter

The Breath of Nine Maidens:
Personal Transformation and the Path of the Ninefold

With Jhenah Telyndru

Come explore the Ninefold Way of Avalon as we remember what is known about the Ninefold Sisterhoods of Celtic myth and legend, reclaim the hidden pathways represented by the Nine Morgens of Avalon, and renew their empowering lessons in our lives. Together we will examine how the energies of the Ninefold teach us empowering ways to serve ourselves, our communities, and the Goddesses of Avalon by identifying and manifesting our authentic calling. Finally, we will collectively journey to the Otherworld to connect with, and seek the guidance of, the Nine Morgens themselves.

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and has been walking a Pagan path for over 30 years. Her published works include “Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom”, “The Avalonian Oracle”, “Seasons of Sovereignty”, and several forthcoming books, the first of which is an exploration of the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred sites in the British Isles with Mythic Seeker Spiritual Pilgrimages. Jhenah holds a master’s degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. She welcomes your contact through her website: www.ynysafallon.com



Registration Open!

We have a variety of options available to fit individual needs.  Lodging is based on 24 cabins of 8 beds (bunks which you may choose top or bottom) and for those that prefer a more economical rate you may bring your own tent.  And for those that need all the amenities we have a commuter rate available.  All of the below include festival entry, all materials, workshops, keynotes, ritual, lodging and nourishment throughout the weekend.

  • Cabins with four bunkbeds
    • $245 – Bottom Bunk
    • $225 – Top Bunk (please indicate if you need ADA at time of registration)
  • Pitch a tent
    • $145 – You pitch your tent with bathhouse
  • Commuter Option
    • $120 –  Includes everything but sleeping on site
  • Thursday Night Optional Add On – No activities however if you have travel concerns to get to venue in time for Friday we have a special Thursday night option which includes your lodging, three meals however no planned activities in this time.  Enjoy the grounds and get settled.
    • $45 – Bed based on above choices

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Elizabeth Cunningham photo

Elizabeth Cunningham Keynote Presenter

Mother Wit:
For When It Feels Like The/Your World Is Coming To An End

With Elizabeth Cunningham

Through storytelling, humor, and song, Maeve Rhuad (aka the Celtic Magdalen) and Elizabeth Cunningham (aka the reluctant activist) will draw on their experiences to address the times, personal and political, that try women’s souls. They will touch on such topics as how to discern what cause is calling you–and what isn’t. Saying yes–and no. Holding on–and letting go. They intend for this presentation to include discussion, singing, and, they hope, some hollering and foot-stomping!

Elizabeth Cunningham photo

Elizabeth Cunningham is best known for The Maeve Chronicles, a series of award-winning novels featuring a feisty Celtic Magdalen who is no one’s disciple. Her first published novel The Return of the Goddess, A Divine Comedy is being re-released this year in a 25th anniversary edition. In 2016 she published her debut mystery novel Murder at the Rummage Sale. She is at work on a sequel. A pagan priestess and interfaith minister, Elizabeth is also a counselor in private practice. She lives in New York State’s Hudson Valley.



Experience a Roundhouse

Tŷ Crwn Tân Galon (Heart-fire Roundhouse)

A community hearth space will be tended by the hearth-tenders and hearthkeepers. A space much akin to the Red Tent, but tied into our Avalonian ancestors and the Roundhouse of the Community Matron. This sacred space will be kept for all attendees to relax, rejuvenate, share, commune and hold space for each other as well as create shared communal energy. We will sing, drum, share stories, bake bread and nourish and nurture each other in this space. All attendees are encouraged to bring items of comfort and spiritual meaning to co-create this space. Blankets, pillows, statues, instruments, crystals are welcome and appreciated.