Burning Bush Festival  

  

Spring Retreat in Missouri May 9-11, 2014

 

Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 2 2014

 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

 
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