Deception at the Wild Goose Festival?

What’s the most insidious danger that’s awaiting you at The Wild Goose Festival?  Deception.

Most likely, if you attend this annual event, you’ll learn that you’ve already been deceived.

“Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religions destroy spirituality.”  ~Michael Ellner


You won’t “get” deceived at the Wild Goose Festival.  You’ll realize that you’ve already “been” deceived for a long long time.  The ‘thing‘ you’ve been waiting for, that ‘revival’ that’s ‘coming,’ someday…is here now, and has been rolling since 2011 and gaining momentum and altitude. You’ve been sold a ‘someday’ theology on something that’s already happening – and you are missing out!

I hate camping too, but I’m coming around…and there seems to be something embedded in my Christian DNA that reminds me that occasionally we should get away and dwell in booths (tents) as we prepare ourselves for something significant.  I do think you can do it, and from my perspective standing at the gates and talking with about (bare minimum) 600 people this year, you probably have no excuse unless you require constant medical attention.


We had attendees with wheelchairs (camping even!), service animals, crutches, and there are cabins and luxury bed & breakfast options nearby.  The young in mind and the young in body attended, along with the aging and the soon-to-be born.  One group rode bicycles to the festival and one of them was seven months pregnant.  You are without excuse in this – you should make an effort to attend next year.

All that’s expected of you is to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly (Micah 6:8) or as we say in the modern vernacular; get involved, drop your guard, and let the Goose fly. #wildgoose14

Read even more about the festival here.


DrDIY is a food-safety professional with an extensive sanitation background within the food & beverage manufacturing industry. He consults on food-safety - from hygienic-design to integrated pest-management through microbiology support, quality improvement audits, total-process management philosophy, CIP optimization, and lean-six-sigma project participation.

Overcoming an extended disability through a complete overhaul of diet and nutrition, DrDIY embraced traditional naturopathy and combined the wisdom of nature with the principles of modern sanitation to help build more sustainable systems within the food industry. He continues to study and practice holistic nutrition, food-safety, detoxification, and self-improvement and this site represents personal experience and opinion - and does not reflect the position of any employer past or present.

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