The Opening Ceremony for Esoteric Festival 2020 will take place on Saturday the 7th of March commencing from 11am at The Sun Temple stage.

We invite our tribal family to be present as we acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people who are the traditional custodians of the Esoteric homeland.

Jida Gulpilil from the Dja Dja Wurrung Community will offer and share a traditional Welcome to Country with the inclusion of a smoking ceremony and didgeridoo healing both of which are their
ancient customs and aim to remove any bad spirits and create a cleansed and harmonious environment and connect us to our ancestors and the land.

It is important that we understand the connection shared in the Indigenous culture with upmost respect. We ask that you with an open heart allow Jida’s stories and experiences to influence how you treat and view the land.

The Opening Ceremony for Esoteric 2020 will continue the story that has been told over the past 4 years. It will solidify the work that we as a collective have committed to do and give us the
opportunity to reflect on our motives and move forward with clarity and without malice. With this commitment to unite and strengthen both ourselves and each another we have built a
community that continues to grow and emit vibrations of light that bit by bit, piece by piece begin to heal.

Our energetic connection with each other and the Universe is bringing us back here, our deeper connection and understanding of life’s possibilities is healing us. It is creating hope and faith that
we can as a collective make a change.

Your presence at this ceremony will symbolise your commitment to this important work. We want you to understand the vision and be apart of setting and creating the intentions we wish to
fulfil. Open your mind to the power of connection, free yourself of fear and be apart of something truly special; that only a few like-minded people understand.

With honour and gratitude receive this gift that you have been presented with and do nothing less than allow yourself to experience and receive everything that it presents and offers to you – for you are trusted to carry out this important work with unconditional guidance and support so long as your commitment remains ignited.

Join this ceremony to connect with your tribe who are vibrating at the same frequency as these are the people who will be there when your flame burns out allowing you to grow and overcome
challenges in your own way with unconditional love letting that flame reignite.

Let your flame grow, let it burn bright and let it be a symbol of each unique contribution we make. We can all ignite our flame and create light but if we unite our flames to become one we
empower, make a statement and influence that flame to make a change; ripple by ripple, a tiny little bit, one small piece or in a millisecond.

2017 connected us with our vision and aligned our energy as a Tribe.
2018 opened our hearts to forgive and let go – to create space for more growth.
2019 filled that space with the courage to surrender and allow ourselves to transform
2020 is for exploring the depths of yourself – just like the deep blue sea – to discover the unknown, openheartedly.