By following inspiration,

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The Collective Rising

This website is intended to be an outreach and organizational tool for The Collective Rising and is currently under construction.

What is The Collective Rising?

We are a growing community of dreamers and co-creators who are seeking to build the kind of world we wish to live in.

We believe that  living our inspiration is living naturally. And that when the work that we do is a true expression of this inspiration, we are crafting an environment in harmony with ourselves, our community, and our ecosystem. To do this we must reinvent what it means to make a living.


Wandous of the eleventh moon: Drumspyder


(adj.) the feeling of wonderment and joy upon wondering in a place of deep natural beauty, often accompanied by a surge of energy and inspiration


The nights have become long and the days have become moist with the richness of our temperate rain forest. It is the season to celebrate our harvest, confront the coming darkness, and acknowledge death. For many it can be a time to honor those who have passed.

The Collective Rising would like to summon the age old tradition of coming together in dance and music to celebrate the cycles of the natural world.

We are honored to feature Drumspyder for this, WANDOUS of the 11th moon!

Drumspyder brings a deep love of rhythm, drums, and dance to his distinctive style of organic, tribal folktronica.  An expert percussionist specializing in tamborines and framedrums, he weaves together intricate hand percussion and electronic sounds into finely sculpted grooves. His music is a unique alchemy of musical  traditions, energetic tribal rhythms, and sensual pagan atmosphere. 

All ages welcome!
Alcohol free event

7:00: Opening Music
7:30: Contact Improvisation Workshop
8:15: Opening Circle
8:30: Drumspyder
11:00: Closing Circle


Drumspyder’s website

Get a discount when you buy your tickets in advance 🙂

Check out some of the art by
Scott Sterling (Drumspyder) below!

Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic dance IS A WEEKLY multi-generational DANCE PARTY THAT has a very special place in many of our lives & has become a medium for multi-directional expression & expansive inter-personal connection. We feature LOCAL DJs, live MUSICIANS, a tea lounge and special guest Artists!

Come find your flow every Sunday at 10am at The D St Neighborhood Center in Arcata, CA! $8-20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

We Love You!

This is our collaborative playlist!
Help our DJs tune into the collective vibe by adding music that you want to hear at ecstatic dance!