Heathenry is about community, gathering as a people,
shaking a man or woman's hand, looking them in the eye, hearing their
voice, telling stories, getting to know each other. Its letting your kids
play together. Letting your spouses get to know each other. Its about
laughing at dumb jokes, and telling stories from your life. It is about
building bonds...and taking the measure of another person, and finding them
On September 24-27, 2015, heathen tribes, strong
families, and solid heathen individuals from around the
Heartland will gather at Gaea Retreat , a
campground about 40 minutes outside of the Kansas City Area. There
were 270 heathens at LATP in 2014, with over 70 children in attendance. This makes Lightning
Across the Plains one of the largest heathen gatherings in the world...and
2015 marks the 7th year of our event.
This is a video featuring photos from the
past six years of Lightning Across the Plains. It features an
interview with Mark Ludwig Stinson regarding the purpose and tone of
the event, and there are audio exerpts from the Opening Ritual of
We will have
this website completed
and registration up and running by April
You can register as a "full-registration" for Sept 24-27 or a "weekend-only registration" for Sept 25-28. Full-registration is $60 for an individual and $90 for
a family of up to five. Weekend-only registration
is $40 for an individual and $60 for a family up to five.
Both registration choices include all camping fees and your dinners. Cabins are available
for $5 per bed per night. Our weekend-only prices have not gone
up one dime since we started this event in
All Heathens of worth are invited to
attend Lightning Across the Plains. Our event has
always been open to a diverse cross-section of Heathenry.
We believe a man or woman's worth is based on their deeds, their
honor, and the content of their character. We are proud of our
hospitality, and no one is excluded or made to feel
uncomfortable based on their ethinic background, gender,
sexuality, socio-economic status, or able-bodiedness. In
the name of being good guests, we ask that all of our guests offer each other this basic level of
respect while attending Lightning Across the Plains. We believe in looking to our
similarities, rather than harping on our differences.
If you have questions
about Lightning Across the Plains, please contact email@example.com.
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