We are The Chilluminati: Promoting Goa and Psychedelic Trance Music and Culture in the Midwest USA , North America and planetwide. Founded in 2004, we regularly host indoor and outdoor events (large and small) every year throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri.
Some of our successful recurring events include Sacred Earth Open Air, Secret Fire, Karmaclysm, Geologic, Crystal Sky and Metatronic.
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This is what guides us:
Psychedelic trance, chill and ambient are the music that we play. Music in itself is a transformative and psychedelic agent. Our gatherings are more than music, however. They are multidimensional and multifaceted experiences–incorporating musical, visual, art and kinetic performances, as well as interactive workshops and community.
Our gatherings are about transformation and becoming. Whatever your sense of spirituality is, you bring that to the event. At our gatherings everyone takes responsibility for the event, others and themselves.
Our gatherings have an atmosphere and a vibe. The event is a field of energy that connects us. Our gatherings are about expressing yourself, being creative, and being an individual. Our gatherings are inclusive and open.
Our gatherings are both local and planetary; reflective of the American Midwest, yet global and culturally diverse.
We respect local laws and customs.
Our events are a gift which we all (organizers, artists, DJs, stagehands and attendees) give to each other. This is not about money, commercialization and exploitation. This is not a product; this is a community.
Sacred Earth Open-Air 2017 Updates - Greetings! We hope everyone is surviving the Midwest Winter! As we all know, the festival season is getting nearer and we have been hard at work preparing for Sacred Earth 2017, which is once again taking place at the breathtaking Astral Valley near St. Louis, Missouri. We have some absolutely amazing things planned for you this… Read More Crystal Sky 2016 Details - Greetings everyone! Crystal Sky 2016 is here and we would like to share some final details with you. First of all, the venue information and address has been posted on the main event page. You can view this by clicking here. It is important to note that the campground is restricted to 18+ only.… Read More Sacred Earth 2016 Details! Please READ! - Can you believe it? Sacred Earth 2016 IS THIS WEEKEND! We have some important last minute details to share with you, so please take the time to read this post in its entirety. Most of your questions will be answered here. Advance tickets are only available until tomorrow. If you have not purchased advance tickets,… Read More Once In A Blue Moon - We’re very excited to announce our first release on Chilluminati Records that is completely free and available to download today: Once In A Blue Moon! This is a Various Artist compilation from people that have performed at our events over the years! It’s available in 320k MP3 and WAV format. Grab it today and let… Read More Sacred Earth 2016 Artist Spotlight: Suit & Tie Guy - (STG performing live at a local coin laundry) This mysterious character lives in Chillicothe, Illinois quietly plotting intricate and intense electronic music while blithely being behind the mask of the ubiquitous suit and tie. Along with his personal recorded output, Suit & Tie Guy claims the position of “head honcho and chief dishwasher” for STG Soundlabs,… Read More Sacred Earth Artist Spotlight: InertG - i.n.e.r.t.G. is an acronym for “initiate neural existential research through Geometry”, and the creative altar ego of Phillip Anthony, a vital member of psytrance culture hailing from Austin, Texas. Bridging the realms of dark and light, dance and chill, he specializes in avantgarde, melody driven, experimental idm/breaks, psychill, and psytrance. In addition he has started… Read More Sacred Earth 2016 Spotlight: Xenodimensional - Australia-based Xenodimensional is the artist behind our event imagery for the past four years. Having been nominated for several art awards, he is truly a master of his craft. He says, “I come from a family of artists and learnt from a young age how to capture reality and imagery from the imagination in a variety… Read More Pre-Registration for Secret Fire Ends This Friday - Secret Fire 2016, our first indoor/outdoor event of 2016 is happening this weekend in the Chicago area! Pre-registration ends this Friday, so please register yourself and your guests by then if you haven’t already! We’ve updated the event page with artist timeslots, important venue information and more! See you soon! Click here to jump to the event /… Read More Secret Fire 2016 Artist Announcement + Updates - With all of the preparations for Sacred Earth 2016, we wanted to make sure that nobody forgets about Secret Fire 2016 happening in just two weeks in the NW Chicago suburbs on a private campground. Secret Fire 2016 is more of a throwback event. We started Chilluminati back in 2005 and Secret Fire was one of… Read More