Burning Bush Festival  

September 11 – 13, 2015

The Burning Bush Festival is first and foremost a Festival of the people, for the people, and by the people.

The ancient Fall festivals of free people—like Ancient Israel and their Feast of Booths (or Tents) and other fall or harvest festivals seen amongst other cultures and nations—had a purpose within those societies that was essential for the health and well being of the people and the maintenance of liberty within their community. The nobility and virtue of the festivals were dependent upon the character and spirit of the people who held them.

In these free societies, where the people were not bound together by the legal forces contracts or the autocratic power of a ruling class, the people were bonded together by the “perfect law of liberty” through the relationships of love, honor, benevolence, diligence, peace and courage. In other words by virtue.

“A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.” Daniel Webster

To nurture the gracious bands of a free society it was necessary to gather and renew those bonds of mutual friendship and virtue. This is a primary purpose of the Burning Bush Festival. But it is also to learn to share and share to learn.

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” John Adams

The Burning Bush Festival is dedicated to the purpose of sharing information, knowledge and skills that lead to independent living for men and women. Alternative methods of pursuing the virtuous and righteous happiness of a free society are a primary focus at all festivals.

All cultures change over time or elements creep into them and alter their original nature and character. The only protection from the sloth and slavery of an apathetic society is the individuals diligence and dedication to setting all men of the same virtue free by sharing the skills of liberty.

“When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.”
—Barbara Amiel

Like ancient Israel some people seek to be freed from bondage and in attempting to govern themselves in righteousness they come face to face with their own lack of virtue. What they were doing during their annual festivals often seems to be as mysterious today as the symbol of the “burning bush” that inspired Moses to seek to set those people free.  Throughout history mankind has moved from bondage to liberty and back to bondage again. Coming together to celebrate the principles and precepts that have set all mankind free is a passion that burns the hearts of virtuous men and women all over the world. It is that fire which does not consume.

“A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.”
—Daniel Webster

The theme of life and liberty is independent living.

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”
—Thomas Jefferson

Independent living is responsibility in action. It is your Festival and therefore it is up to you to make it a festival worth celebrating by being a part of it. If you have a talent, skill or just wish to be of value and service to others in their quest for virtuous liberty come and share it with others.

“It is necessary to make virtue fashionable.”
—Jose Marti

Importance of Gatherings

Scenic

 

Summer Lake Weather Forecast

10-Day Forecast

Special Statement

Issued:
8:49 PM PDT on August 27, 2015
Expires:
3:00 PM PDT on August 28, 2015
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 08/27 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Overcast
Friday 08/28 0%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 84F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 08/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 73F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 08/30 0%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Monday 08/31 0%
Clear
A few clouds from time to time. High around 80F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 09/01 0%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 79F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.