June 9-12, 2016
Ages 21+ 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.
This is our
festival's TENTH YEAR! Babalon Rising will have daily rituals,
Resh vel Helios, The
Gnostic Mass, and Saturday night's famous (infamous?) Feast
of the Beast. The festival site includes hot showers, 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.
For 2016 we'll be
bringing back many of your favorite speakers from past festivals,
along with exciting new names in occultism! 2016'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.
are available to purchase on-site (up to 3XL).
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
Early, Stay Late!
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
8, 2016 and Monday June 13, 2016. Now you and your group can
set up camp on Wednesday and stay until dusk on Monday 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.
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 Facebook
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!