Calling Ourselves In -or- The Radical Recess Revival Project
Gathering • Fri 9/1–Mon 9/11, 2017
Great Circle • Fri 9/8–Sun 9/10
Please register (so we can buy groceries)
Ride Board, so faeries can get there
This Call is bit.ly/Pendulum-2017
The dates have changed; mark your calendars! Great Circle overlaps with the last three days.
“As queer-affiliated people of diverse identities, we come together to throw off the shackles of homophobia, sexism, gender programming, transphobia, racism, classism, lookism, and all other forms of internal and external oppression.“ —Nomenus Seeds of Unity
“We sacrifice regarding ourselves and our community as unworthy and disposable, and we actively create a culture of belonging.“—2016 Samhain Sacrifice
“Come out for the gathering, it’ll be cute.”—Stew, like yesterday
Let’s share our experiences of marginalization and privilege in ways that make our relationships and communities stronger. Let’s dismantle hierarchies of oppression and heal personal and ancestral trauma using our Faerie subject-SUBJECT superpowers of radical vulnerability and loving acceptance.
Pendulum offers a focused, intimate gathering container for this work. With Nomenus Great Circle happening at the end of the gathering, it’s an opportunity to meet in person as the kind of community we want to be.
THERE’S A SCHEDULE! It’s just tentative, but faeries made it by talking to each other.
Read the full call at the link above
Date change; the Pendulum gathering (last of the Summer!) will be Sept 1-10; it starts Labor Day weekend, and ends with Great Circle (the semi-annual gatherette where we make decisions about running the Sanctuary).
Pendulum is usually the best opportunity of the year for faeries from all our different sub-communities to gather. Are there circles, conversations, or rituals you’d like to see happen? (For example, there’s the suggestion that we look at how we can address oppression in a way that’s both faerie and effective.) Would you like to organize a harvest feast, or perhaps be Kitchen Queen?
If you’d like to plug into planning, send a note to email@example.com
Gathering are over for a while; things are quieter at the Sanctuary. If you plan to visit, please email caretakers@ nomenus.org or call 541 866-2678 so we know to expect you. The creek is clear and high this year (great in hot weather!) but don’t drink it (there are cattle upstream).
“Let’s drink to the old faggots that were there and helped make this happen just by being there.”
– The Faggots & Their Friends Between the Revolutions
Thirty summers ago, the men who arrived at the first Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries did so as our community was under assault. By plague, hostile government, and the families and institutions who wanted us dead. These men used community as the cornerstone of radical subversion.
They gathered at Wolf Creek to create revolution by discovering their tools— quill, shovel, loom, broom, hearth, and cock. Brandishing them, they pruned and planted a garden to nourish our faggot souls.
For thirty years, this gathering has been our tool for rebellion. We rebel with our spirit; because we know that the only true revolution is a spiritual one. We rebel with our minds, creating subject-subject consciousness. And we rebel with our bodies; because in our faggotry, our spirit takes flight.
Spiritual revolutions are the ones which last; the ones which permeate hearts and minds, drawing the commitment of a lifetime.
In gathering is our strength.
The strength of our love, and of our lives.
The strength of our tribe, and of ourselves.
The strength of our ancestors, and of our faglings.
The strength of the bodies who entwine us, and the bodies we inhabit. The strength of our past, and of our futures.
We come to the Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries as brother faggots hand-in- hand, asking, “Where does the magick inside me emanate from? Am I source, recipient, transmitter, or all three? What happens to the magick I create? Where is it cast and what does it manifest?”
Gathering is a place-in-time to pool the energy of our collective magick and cast it to transform our world.
SGRF is a container for Queer males (trans, cis, and gender-queer)
Wolf Creek Beltane 2017:
A Gathering of Learning Circles, Work Parties, and Celebration
Let’s plant the seeds of sustainability.
We gather to thrive in the days to come.
To teach each other
To share our skills
To grow our community
Healing starts with us.
Thriving starts here.
The future starts now.
Gather round the fire
Weave our intentions
Dance your heart out
Fill our community cauldron to the brim
with hard work and tender service.
Come cook a meal
Fix a roof
Make a friend
Chop some wood
Teach a skill
Feed a fire
Throw a flogger
Make some noise
Dance it out
Come plant a seed of revolution
(: We hope to see YOU! Welcome HOMO! 🙂
Gatherings take both money and time to produce
please bring what you can to contribute.
and DONATE AHEAD OF TIME
if you can!
The Call to Nomenus Great Circle
March 18–19, 2017
We trust in the wisdom of the ancestors and the hope of the descendants, as we gather to tend the roots of radicalism planted decades ago, and to bring that spiritual DNA forth in a new flowering of sacred service.
In this time of deepening change, we call on members and friends of Nomenus to gather together in service to the ongoing renewal of the church. For this 30th anniversary year of Nomenus, and let’s gather to visualize our continuing evolution and explore new ways of being together.
Great Circle is more than just a meeting. It’s a gathering for those who love this community and want to help it evolve and thrive—It is an intense and magical process with the power to transform our community and our relationships to each other.
To do the work that lies ahead, we are creating interlocking consensus-based working circles, tightly bonded with love and trust, and surrounded by a supportive larger community. Participating in Great Circle is essential to that process.
Great Circle is a container for us to create sustainable, consensual relationships between Nomenus, the Wolf Creek Sanctuary Caretakers, and the wider community. We want to look at problems that recur for Sanctuary residents: patterns of conflict, trauma, martyrdom, scapegoating and burnout. We’ll discuss the necessary business of keeping the Sanctuary and the Church alive and thriving, and we’ll vision our shared future. This is the moment we can set our course collectively and steer our magic forward. This is the time when we can create a vision for the future of Nomenus & our communities.
Come to Great Circle! Your perspective that is unique, valuable, and necessary. Please bring the piece that only you can bring. Are you willing to set aside stories that say you have no power, your voice isn’t welcomed, your dreams are too grand, or the Church is not willing to change? Let’s live in a story where each of us is not only welcomed, but necessary.
Wolf Creek Samhain 2016 Call
For so many of us in the community, this year has been especially difficult. We have lost heroes and celebrities that paved the way for us. Many have lost friends, family, loved ones, and community. The political climate has been especially harsh for many, mixed with rapid gentrification, violence,displacement, and police brutality. Intolerance and fear have been wide spread.
This Samhain we join together as a community to process our grief, let go of what is toxic to us, acknowledge our fears and our own mortality, recognize the gifts we have been given, and support each other as we wave goodbye to summer and enter into the dark half of the year.
Samhain marks the end of the harvest and begins a time of decay, introspection, and intuition. We gather by the fire to light our way through the darkness, and to protect and cleanse. The veil between worlds is thin, allowing supernatural beings, spirits, and those past to take their places beside us. We invite our ancestors to join us as our table, in our music, by our fire and in our moments of ecstasy, joy and sorrow. It is a time to tell stories of those who have passed before us. It is a time for divination and magic, and to look forward to the year to come.
Then hear this call, to Samhain at Wolf Creek. Come celebrate with your community, past and present, come to be nourished, and to nourish others. Bring with you, your intention. What do you bring to that purging fire? What do you bring to greater table? What are you ready to let go of for good, what are you taking with you, into the winter?
We hope to see YOU there! Welcome HOMO!
PLEASE REGISTER ASAP HERE:
Possible schedule (the gathering is what we make it!)
Wed 26th – Opening Circle
Thurs. 27th – Dance Party, play party in honor of the stag king
Friday. 28th – Libations Night
Saturday. 29th – New Stag king Choosing! The Know Talent Show!
Sunday 30 –The Sacred Hunt, Persephone Ritual and Fire Purge
Monday 31st– Samhain, Celebration of our Ancestors with drumming, stories and dancing
Tuesday 2nd –Silent Ancestor Supper
Wednesday 3rd- Closing circle, Clean up
Possible Daily activities, Lets make it happen!
- Morning circles (where the gathering comes together to help each day flow well)
- Meals (Please check in with Hearth Crew on the land if you’d like to top a meal)
- Heart circles (daily connections keep the community thriving)
- Workshops about subject/subject consciousness and consent, the intersection of sex and magic or anything you want to share
- Play parties
- Massage/healing circles
Plus whatever YOUR amazing mind can think of! If YOU feel called to make it happen please feel empowered to focalize it!
Does it Cost anything to come to A gathering at Wolf Creek?
Giving to the Sanctuary is a powerful act of abundance magic. Thank you for your generosity, which strengthens this community and the magic that we share. The suggested donation is $35 per person per day; NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds) and GAYAABAGS (Give As You Are Able But Always Give Something)
This gives us an idea of how many folks will be blessing our gathering. If you register ahead of time, we will have enough food, propane, and toilet paper to last the entire gathering. Help raise $2K needed up front for groceries and propane by donating online now! Use a credit or debit card; no PayPal account required.
The full Call is here: http://bit.ly/Samhain2016Call
Once a year, we designate some time when the Sanctuary is reserved for faggots; this year, it’s July 1-20. (Vocabulary can be tricky; we mean gay/bi/queer males, cis and trans.)
During that time, the land will host two male-only events: Sex Magick July 2-9, and SGRF July 11-17. (Although Sex Magick isn’t a drop-in event, non-gathering faeries can camp in other parts of the land while it’s going on.)
Male-only gatherings started in 1981, and have happened at Wolf Creek almost every year since the faeries bought this place. If you’ve never experienced one, you may be surprised at how different the experience is!
We’ll welcome our sisters back on July 21.
SGRF is July 11-17; come join us! This is our annual gathering for gay/bi/queer cis and trans men. The entire land will be “faggot-only space” from July 1-20.
“Bliss is the accelerant which sparks the fire of revolution within; empowering us to spread that fiery consciousness of lovefilled transformation outward. Sustainability is predicated on an abundance of love – for ourselves, for our brothers, for all creatures. By gathering on the land, we recognize this place as a navel of the spirit, receiving the sustenance of bliss.”
(more in the Call)