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Denken ist wundervoll, aber noch wundervoller ist das Erlebnis.
Oscar Wilde

Festival of the Animals 2018

 © artwork by Zuzana Mesarosova, Slovakia

Thursday 11.  – Monday, 15. October 2018
start: 06:00 pm, end: 13.00 pm

Gut Frohberg, Schönnewitz 9, 01665 Käbschütztal (next to Dresden), Germany

Five Days with many Workshops for Inner Journeys, Deep Inner Growing and to celebrate together our Aliveness!

Among others Workshop with Steve Gallegos "Stepping directly into your Aliveness", "The plan of your soul" with Barbara Reiter, Chanting Circle with Margrit Jütte, "Mother miracle" with Raffaella Mayana Romieri and more Inner Journeys with different themes, guided by different workshopleaders (maybe also by you?), Creative Workshops (also connected with Inner Journeys), Evening of Expression and much more...

A wonderful opportunity to experience a Festival in Germany, to grow through your inner Journeys, to experience yourself as a Workshop Leader, to celebrate life together and to meet old and new friends of the Deep Imagery Community!

"... because we are like trees, whose roots are touching each other, are connected with each other." Steve Gallegos

So let's come home together to who we are!

Kids are welcome.


Prices 2018

(including food, shuttle from Meissen if needed, Festival-T-Shirt and all workshops)

Early Bird (until 1st of August 2018)

€ 440,- Single
€ 395,- Double
€ 360,- 3-Bedroom
€ 320,- Dorm
€ 294,- Camping

Normal Price (after August 1st 2018)

€ 480,- Single
€ 420,- Double
€ 380,- 3-Bed-Room
€ 340,- Dorm
€ 314,- Camping


Low Budget Countries (Poland, Teschechien, Slowakei)

€ 430,- Single
€ 380,- Double
€ 340,- 3-Bed-Room
€ 300,- Dorm
€ 274,- Camping



until 5 years free

6-11 years 50 % (vom Low Budget Preis)
11-16 years 75 % (vom Low Budget Preis)
16+ full price (Low Budget)

To register for the festival click here and follow the online instructions.

 For workshop offers please contact Margrit: festival2018(at)

 We are looking forward to see you at the Festival! 


Please bring to the festival

  • A present or a donation for the silent auction
    (e.g. jewellery, books, T-shirts, ritual objects, nice things etc.)
    Auction proceeds are used solely for training scholarships.

  • rain jacket, hiking boots

  • warm clothes for outdoor workshops

  • blanket

  • music instruments

  • camping mat or other underlayment



Every year since 1990 the IIVR has held a Festival of The Animals. It is a gathering of the community to celebrate the work of the Personal Totem Pole Process®. It is a time to meet old friends and to make new ones; a time to try new workshops; to laugh, grow and to have fun.

The event can be as short as three days or as long as a week. Workshops, usually 3 hours in length, take place both morning and afternoon. All the workshops have some element of deep imagery involved. The morning workshops tend to be mainly a time to journey while afternoon workshops can often have a combination of Imagery and crafts. 

The workshops are offered voluntarily by participants of the Festival and you will find workshops offered by very experienced Workshop Leaders and by newcomers, trying out a new workshop or idea. It is a chance to explore new topics, offer new workshops, test skills or simply return to old and successful workshops that mean a lot to attendees.

As a means of support for people attending, usually during the Opening Ceremony, every one journeys to find their animal of the festival. These animals usually can group together in loosely similar groupings, like the “Earth Animals”, “Sea Animals”, “Large Animals”, “Winged Animals”.These form the basis of our clans for the length of the Festival. The clans meet each day and the members support each other as they need for the length of the Festival.

On the last or second last night of the Festival of the Animals, the community gathers for an evening of expression. This is a time for fun and celebration as clans and individuals gather and offer an expression of their Festival experience.





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