In Greek mythology, Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos, gave Theseus a skein of golden thread before he ventured into the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur living at its center. Ariadne knew that even if he succeeded, Theseus would likely be lost in the Labyrinth forever, so she instructed him to unwind the thread on his way in and follow it back to the entrance on his way out.
Golden Thread Grove Church in Boise and Crone's Cupboard invite men, women and kids to leave the labyrinthine stresses of daily life and follow the thread to Julia Davis Park for the 20th annual Goddess Fest, a celebration of spirituality, diversity and culture. Free and open to the public, the event promotes "peace, joy, harmony, ecology, understanding and compassion and every good thing" through live music, drum circles, tarot readings, crafts and vendors. This year, special guest Australian clairvoyant healer BelindaGrace will host a free talk as well as a paid workshop (for workshop tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org).