Bumper crowds were at the Starlight Festival, which was organised by Rosie Richards.
Bumper crowds were at the Starlight Festival, which was organised by Rosie Richards. Ross Kendall

Starlight Festival for finding spiritual balance

PALM reading, psychic channelling and yoga workshops were just some of the services on offer at the four-day Starlight Festival in Bangalow which ended yesterday.

"There have been fantastic crowds over the whole event, the biggest ever," organiser Rosie Richards said.

"People have been coming back day after day," Ms Richards said.

The festival was focussed on "raising conscious living", she said.

Visitors could learn and experience conscious living through sound presentations, meditation, yoga and shamanic journeys, she said.

She said there was a variety of practitioners from across the Northern Rivers and the festival was an opportunity to get them all together in one place.

She said being more conscious of the people and events in your life helped to make them more meaningful.

Byron Bay had been associated with alternative therapies for a long time, and had a reputation as a place where people could make meaningful connections, she said.

The festival had more than 50 stall holders as well as workshops and seminars.

Stall holder Sofan Chan was selling healing art.

"It is enlightenment through art," her friend Maha Durga said.

"The art work heals and lightens up your home," Ms Durga said. Nick Farmer offered a range of services including psychic readings, channelling, energy medicine and chakra balancing.

"I help people find their life path. I give them direction," Mr Farmer said.

"Ninety-nine out of 100 people get something out

of it," he said. He said chakra balancing involved balancing the energy in the body, so people could feel more deeply.

He has practised for 20 years and discovered he had a "gift" when he was seven years old.

The Starlight Festival has been running for 21 years.



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