Lucid University: An Educational Shift in the Default
One of California’s most beloved festivals, Lucidity, has recently purchased land in Jacksonville, Oregon to create a year-round, 80 acre village that will focus on alternative education. Lucid University will have the backdrop of the Siskiyou Mountains and offer communal facilities, a nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary, education center, gardens, and collaborative work space. This is a groundbreaking move for the Southern California-based festival as they are helping to create a world built on community. Many people who attend festivals often wish that they could continue to learn about the great concepts and skills they have learned about during their time at a festival, and now that is becoming a reality thanks to Lucid University.
Jonah Haas, Marketing Director of Lucid University LLC states that, “The trend has been moving towards festivals buying land. Most are looking for a place to host thousands of people a couple of times a year. We’re looking to create a full-time community of learning and real-world training in the principles we’ve mastered through building a festival.” He notes that, “The crowdfunding campaign will allow us to launch the actual programming and to get repairs and systems in place for a late 2017 grand opening.” Their crowdfunding campaign is active until October 27th and their goal is $111,111 so that they can really get the ball rolling. Contributors to the crowdfunding campaign can gain a myriad of rewards such as introductory courses, long-form immersive retreats, apprenticeships, certifications, online education, and even romantic getaways on the property.
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Courses at Lucid University will be categorized into five different themes such as CommunityWorks, CreativeWorks, BodyWorks, EcologyWorks, and SpiritWorks. Courses will range in focus from Reiki, Permaculture, Lucid Dreaming, Movement, and more. Traditional education is not for everyone and sometimes even those who have gotten their degree(s) from an accredited college are looking for an educational path outside of the norm. Festivals are no longer just about the party; some are looking to change the landscape of festival culture to create intimate communities, and Lucid University will be a new, bountiful path for many.
Check out the Facebook page and crowdfunding campaign page for Lucid University now. Familiarize yourself with a new place to call home and visualize yourself in a completely immersive, educational experience. The wild parties won’t last forever, but community and education is timeless. We are truly excited for what is to come from Lucid University.