Closing out another huge year of change in mamma earth, Cosmic Pineapple’s curator, Kim Booth, takes a little look back on the magic we created together this year.
Since its birth in 2015 (after the seed was planted in 2012), the ethos of Cosmic Pineapple is to be a place of connection to the self, the other and planet earth, to offer articles and experiences to help us connect and heal on a deeper level, to expand our cosmic awareness – and to have FUN!
The theme for the 2021 events was Create Your Own Reality – with the strong message that you can create the reality you desire. With a practice of trust, surrender and a “see what happens” attitude, we did create some magic – and some noise!
Soundtracking the Cosmic Pineapple experience we had resident Cici, who played every event this summer amidst playing all over Europe, plus guests including Adam Beyer, Arveene, Ben Bix, Ben Westbeech, Ceri, Cin City, Francesca Lombardo, Ida Engberg, Josh Wink, Looka Barbi, Luca C, Lex Wolf, Mose, Nils Olav, Sasha, Voodoo and Prayers and William Djoko, who were all amazing!
One of the summer highlights was the Nixi Music takeover with Curawaka Live (also our first live show at Cosmic Pineapple). Curawaka are a really special band who are deeply connected to the earth’s wisdom and teachings, which they weave into songs that are prayers for the new earth. It was a true healing power through music moment! Nixi Music label head, Nils Olav, played before and Mose played an experimental live set after.
Elsewhere creativity took over Pikes. We had the Once Upon A Time night market with lots of unique, creative and individual sellers from across Ibiza. You could make your own smudge stick, purchase crystals, natural handmade lotions and potions, unique clothing and get your face painted. Plus storytelling and poetry, light painting, light language, live art, healers offering energy work, massage, tarot, sound healing and more. And BaybJane tootling around… If you ever get to have a chat with BayBJane you will always come away feeling better.
Cosmic Pineapple is a charity event, done in a different way. I have fused my knowledge of promoting events, with the wisdom and ceremonial teachings I have learnt, and a deep Aquarian sensibility to lift others. We have raised over 30,000 euros since the events began, something I am very proud of, and this year we raised funds and awareness for – In Place Of War, Amos Trust, clean water for the Yawanawa tribe in Brazil, Care 4 Cats, Amazon Front Lines and more.
In June for summer solstice, our cosmic rainbow tent was dusted off and set up at Big Foot festival for a cosmic and creative corner. One of the first large scale events allowed, it was a crazy festival, every step of the way we were wondering if we should actually be doing this and somehow, we were. I have never seen so many children be as wild! As some parents of a toddler pointed out, this was the first time their child had been around people in their life ! Imagine the sensory input after being locked up for so long !
In other August movements, I gave a yoga class on the Sunday morning of Medicine festival – one of the most favourite festivals I have been to! It was held in a beautiful location and with beautiful music and teachings. I also played crystal singing bowls in a spaceship for the Pikes takeover of Marston Park and closed off my UK offerings with crystal bowl sound journeys and a cacao ceremony at Lost Village Festival. One of my favourite things is opening the door to people for cosmic connection for the first time, I love when the light goes on inside…
Images by Phrank.net and Tasya Menaker