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POLICIES, GUIDELINES, Waiver & Faqs

POLICIES

No Refunds After Purchase. The event will proceed indoor with screens if weather conditions do not allow viewing. No refunds for Camping.  Lodging is negotiated separately with Vista West Ranch. 

No Covid-Testing will be required or enforced. No masking orders be necessary or enforced.

 

Guidelines & Rules:

Please come with an OPEN HEART! For anyone and everyone! And just come see why you are called, and who you may meet here! 

You PACK IT IN… You PACK IT OUT…. As a part of we encourage sustainable practices for ourselves and for the land, we ask that you do the same. Whether camping, lodging or just for the day. PLEASE LIMIT WASTE and ZERO LITTER please! These are just “best practices” for living.

 

**THIS IS NOT A “RAVE” OR DRUG-CULTURE EVENT.  WE REQUEST NO ALCOHOL & NO ‘ILLICIT’ SUBSTANCES. 

  • We request: NO MDMA, PSYCHEDELICS, “HARD DRUGS” SCHEDULE 1 SUBSTANCES that are illegal in the “majority” of the US States.
  • If you do wish to smoke cigarettes,  cannabis or other tobacco or herbs, it is requested to only smoke outside of the property gates.
  •  TEXAS is still a cannabis-prohibited; Hays County will enforce this ordinance with any level of ‘distributable substances’.  

Even though we do not feel it is necessary to have a firearm at the event, we do not prohibit open carry and properly permitted firearms. 

In fact, we support preparedness at all levels. 

NO DOGS/NO PETS SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY

PLEASE BRING YOUR SUPPORT or ESA Certification

Please report ANY and ALL injuries to a STAFF member or at the MEDICAL TENT!

All guests must have a symposium pass.

EASY STEPS:

  • SYMPOSIUM PASSES/TICKETS REQUIRED for admission to the festival for all adults & kids 7-17yo. Kids under 7yo are free. All other ticket items do not include symposium entry.
  • FACILITIES ACCESS WRISTBAND for each person CAMPING (or with an RV)!
  • DAY or OVERNIGHT PARKING PASS REQUIRED for each vehicle entering the parking areas (included with campsite add-on). Please Carpool.
  • RV PASSES required for ALL campers and RVs.

We encourage everyone camping to bring MULTI-USE dinner ware (plates, bowls, cups, utensils, etc).

PLEASE LIMIT SINGLE-USE PLASTICS!

We encourage everyone to try a new local tea, juice or coffee on site! Support our vendors who come and bring their offerings!

WaiverS

REQUIRED NOTICE 

OF GENERAL NON-LIABILITY

ALL ENTRANTS AGREE TO HOLD THE SHIFT FOUNDATION (a Texas Non-Profit) & VISTA WESt RANCH, LLC, THE OWNERS, MANAGEMENT & OUR AFFILIATES HARMLESS FROM LOSS, INJURY, DAMAGE OR COST THAT MAY OCCUR BY PARTICIPATING IN EVENTS ON THESE PREMISES.

Agricultural tourism area – a person who observes or participates in outdoor an agricultural related activities on these premises assumes the risks inherent to nature, undeveloped land conditions, unpredictable behavior of animals, ordinary dangers associated with tools & equipment, and risks from wildlife & insects. 

Non-responsibility: The Shift Foundation & Vista West Ranch, LLC gives notice that work of improvement and repair is being performed, and that the owners, contractors and workers assume no responsibility from any claims arising from work of improvement on the premises. All entrants assume any risk while on these premises. 

WARNING: UNDER TEXAS LAW AN AGRITOURISM ENTITY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY TO OR DEATH OF AN AGRITOURISM PARTICIPANT RESULTING FROM AN AGRITOURISM ACTIVITY.

TEX. CIV PRAC & REM CODE  75 A 

& 87.001-87.005 where applicable

(Both the venue and the affiliate host have insurance on file.)

You agree to hold non-liable for any or social health issues, during your stay at Vista West. You will be asked to sign a waiver.

 

There will be NO COVID testing. And we will NOT enforce any FEDERAL MANDATES. 

And we will NOT enforce any MANDATES. 

Faq Logistics

Vista West Ranch – 4504 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs, Texas, USA

 

See plan your visit Page

See plan your visit Page

Camping & RV sites are available!

We will provide outdoor showers, outdoor loos, some indoor bathrooms & a communal outdoor eating area with microwave.

Pre-Order meals, bring your own, or public dining just 10 mins  away… 

Are you looking for a roommate for a shared room? Contact us or go the Event Group Page and just post!

The check-in table will open at 12PM on FRIDAY, APRIL 5th.

Early Arrivals and SEVA Volunteers for Vista West Ranch may arrive as early as Thursday (with additional dates of paid lodging or campsite package!

Special Vendor & Camping Package Rates may be available.  LIMITED SPACES Inside and Outside on the Grounds. (Your table will need to be monitored a certain amount of time)

FRIDAY APRIL 5th
  • Early Check-in 12Pm Friday April 5th
  • Full Check-in 3PM
  • Social Begins 5PM
  • Opening Symposium Ceremony Begins 7Pm
MONDAY April 8th
  • Ceremony Begins at 10:30AM

Wristbands will be issued for attendees and for campers. 

We have several full and partial volunteer options available. Please contact Sujata Redden,  volunteer coordinator

  • We are REQUESTING that each of you bring white/off-white cotton-linen wear for the ceremony .
  • You may wish a bring a blanket or throw to sit upon.
  • Sunscreen
  • Standard sunglasses (We will have”eclipse glasses” available for each person.  

Injury, first aid and triage tent will be available at VISTA WEST. 

General Faq's

The typical common answer would be excusably “yes”.  But the actual answer is that they are POWERFUL. When they occur most people are not able to handle the pause and then ‘surge of energy’ that comes with it. They are not “bad” at all; they signal and create pulses of change (and most people are never ready for change). There is simply a lack of awareness as how to harness the power and the archetypal energy of the Sun/Moon conjunction, which is exactly what we will be doing together at this event!

A few people have asked us “Why eclipse of the heart?”.  Most people who have listened to the Bonnie Tyler song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, have heard the angst in the lyrics. If you read the definition of “eclipse” some are worded decidedly negative. Yet, it  is ‘etymologically’ neutral in its denotation.

“Eclipse”, related to the Solar Ecliptic, comes from the Greek, “ex” meaning “out of, from”, and “leipein” meaning “to leave”. 

The themes of our event are about pausing the routine conditions of ‘the heart’, to experience something greater than a single heart – being only connected to the needs ‘self’-me-mine’, the day-to-day’ trials and tribulations, the past hurts and losses of the singular heart – to come together to experience the collective heart of humanity, together, if only for a few moments, as MILLIONS of others come together to do the same!

An eclipse can break you down and make you go broke  — OR – you can capture its energy and it can help propel you into abundance if you know how to work with it’s NEW energy inside a Purified Heart.

It is okay to be VULNERABLE and break down. We see many tears. Yet, we come together in these moments to rebuild ourselves, experience connection and leave old hearts behind, and embrace strength in the new.

“Sol Invictus” is an ancient Roman epithet meaning Unconquerable Sun. It was considered the name of the Sun god itself for several centuries into the common era.

The title is a reminder that the Sun is the dominate Light and Life energy source, as our Soul/Sol male Adamic Father animating force casts the life-giving Light unto the receiving female Havahic Mother Earth-Moon System; with every turning, churning Light & Earth into Life… 

To us, the Sun dies a little speck of calculated and foreshadowed death, as it’s light passes into a ‘birth canal’ through a frozen moment of Time & Place, Energy & Void, and Darkness & Light — mingled with our own consciousnesses within the grid, and squeezed to a focal point of the shadow finger of G-d, drawing upon the Earth, a narrow umbral path. And THOSE who are fortunate to face Father Sun, as the dense Moon shadow is cast across the vast void cold space between it and the Earth, AND who gather together UPON this path marked by the Finger of Divine Feminine Moon, are thus marked with this Union and then REBORN and bathed with the Light of the Sun…THE ETERNAL INVINCIBLE SUN, and it’s Eternal Light, with whose Marriage with the Moon and Earth we do Honor!


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