Babalon Rising 2010
June 10 - 13, 2010
Our Haven Nature Sanctuary
French Lick, Indiana
Ages 18+ ONLY!
The Babalon Rising Festival is a place for occultists of all kinds to come together to discuss and perform magick
and ritual, and to live the law of Thelema in a clothing-optional, primitive camping environment. Babalon Rising encourages self-exploration, spontaneous ritual, and lively magick.
Babalon Rising 2010 is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting Jason Newcomb, author of The New Hermetics
, 21st Century Mage
, and Sexual Sorcery
The 2010 Festival
Wow, brothers and sisters, that was amazing! Thank you all for an incredible fifth year. See you all in 2011!
This is our festival's FIFTH YEAR! Babalon Rising will have daily rituals, including Liber Resh vel Helios, The Gnostic Mass, and Saturday night's famous (infamous?) Feast of the Beast. The festival site includes hot showers, skinny-dipping facilities, limited electricity, a performance stage, holy shrines, private fire pits, and an on-site hot food vendor. We encourage festival-goers to bring a tent, sunscreen, and personal snacks and beverages. Clothing is optional! Vending is FREE with a regular paid admission to the festival. Learn more about Our Haven here.
Last year's guest speakers included the authors Lon Milo DuQuette, and Donald Michael Kraig. For 2010 we're bringing back many of your favorite speakers from past festivals, along with exciting new names in occultism like Jason Newcomb, Louis Martiniè, and Nema!You can view our full 2010 presenter list here. 2010's Babalon Rising festival promises to be even more exciting than last year's! For just a taste of what to expect at this year's festival, check out our ongoing list of festival events.
“Babalon Rising was serious Thelema all day, and serious Agape all night. It was the best outdoor festival I've ever attended.”
--Lon Milo DuQuette on the 2006 Babalon Rising Festival
Here Comes the Bride!
The 2010 Babalon Rising festival is greatly honored to be hosting a nuptual mass for our sister Gypsy Flamme and our brother Jasin on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM EST. Congratulations to our dear friends!
Babalon Rising welcomes back the amazing Louis Martinie, author of the New Orleans' Voodoo Tarot
Come Early, Stay Late!
This year's festival schedule is shaping up to be so packed full of events on all four days that we've added two free complementary days! The cost of a regular adult admission now includes free overnight camping on Wednesday June 9, 2010 and Monday June 14, 2010. Now you and your group can set up camp on Wednesday the 9th and stay until dusk on Monday 14th with no extra fees! No official Babalon Rising events will be taking place on these days, but we hope that the extra time encourages you to see all of the interesting rituals and workshops that we have lined up for Thursday and Sunday.
Single-day admission to the festival can be purchased at the main gate for $30.00 per day. Single day admission includes one adult admission to all festival events from 8am on day of purchase to 8pm on day of purchase. Single night overnight admission may be added for $10.00 more per person. Single night admission includes one adult admission to all festival events from 8pm on day of purchase to 8am the following day.
are available to purchase on-site for $10. $12 for 2X &
Keep in Touch!
Want to stay up-to-date on the planning of the festival and stay in touch with new and old friends from past festivals? Join the Babalon Rising Festival Yahoo Group, where you can vote in polls to influence the themes of future festivals, plan ride-shares, ask for camping advice, and share ideas with fellow Thelemites! You can also keep in touch with us through our Babalon Rising Festival MySpace page. Just "friend" us to recieve all the latest bulletins and information!
Thank you for a great fifth year!
Thank you to everyone who helped make 2010's Babalon Rising festival a magical experience! We are amazed and blessed by the helpfulness, generosity, audacity, and culturation of our presenters, performers, and attendees. You are what makes this festival great. We are greatful to you. See you at the 2011 festival!
"the law of the strong:
this is our law and the joy of the world." -AL. II. 2
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." -AL. I. 40
"thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that, and no other shall say nay." -AL. I. 42-3
"Every man and every woman is a star." -AL. I. 3
There is no god but man.
- Man has the right to live by his own law--
to live in the way that he wills to do:
to work as he will:
to play as he will:
to rest as he will:
to die when and how he will.
- Man has the right to eat what he will:
to drink what he will:
to dwell where he will:
to move as he will on the face of the earth.
- Man has the right to think what he will:
to speak what he will:
to write what he will:
to draw, paint, carve, etch, mould, build as he will:
to dress as he will.
- Man has the right to love as he will:--
"take your fill and will of love as ye will,
when, where, and with whom ye will." -AL. I. 51
- Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights.
"the slaves shall serve." -AL. II. 58
"Love is the law, love under will." -AL. I. 57