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SGRF Gathering July 13-23

The call and Registration for SGRF is out!

bit.ly/SGRF2018Call

The Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries (SGRF) 2018:

The Sacred Souls of Past, Present and Future

It has been more than 30 years since our elders arrived in Oregon carrying with them hope and the tools to cultivate family and culture in the remote land. So many generations of the children – young and old – have sheltered at Wolf Creek seeking the same things, free of the repressive default world. They rushed into the loving welcome of the valley, and into the verdant comfort of the gentle yet aged grandfather maple, his arms outstretched to embrace all his beautiful sprites and satyrs.

We call the sacred children of all the generations home to the hearth where we gather and embrace, love, share and commune in our fae spirit and light. We dance in the tall reeds of the clearing and sway to the drums, honoring those who have gone but who paved the way for us, and ennobling those who might carry the fire forward.

To the generations who walked those miles ahead of us and those yet to make their marks, we gather to lift each other up inspired by our brotherhood and connectedness. We bind with our hands in circles. With open hearts and minds, we bare our inhibitions to the light of sun and moon to banish doubts and shadows. We combine our magic and wisdom, given without anticipation of reward, to summon the best part of ourselves and our brothers.

This year’s Gathering will have a particular focus and theme, reflecting upon the past as a guide to the present and a springboard to the future, a unity of time and motion. We hope to offer opportunity for self-reflection as well as group engagement on where we’ve been and where we’re going, individually and as a community. We encourage all who attend to think about these issues ahead of time, and to come to the Land with an idea or issue – about themselves or this community – they wish to explore over the course of the week.

The Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries, or as it has become known, the “Mens Gathering,” is a “specific container event” for those persons who self-identify as male and whose sexual orientation is male-centered. This includes a large number of folk who have intersectional identities, including trans men, faeries, faggots, queers, homos, gay men, and many others. While we rejoice in and celebrate all identities, the purpose of *this* Gathering is not necessarily to explore various intersectional identities but to keep the focus on male-to-male interaction and relationships, however the *participants* construe that. We acknowledge that this container may not feel appropriate for all who might wish to attend, and we lovingly encourage them to explore other events at the Sanctuary.

Come and join together as we laugh, play, sing, dance, cry, sigh, howl, chant, love and cherish one another for a week of magik and communion.

Pendulum & Great Circle

Pendulum Gathering

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

Contact pendulum.gathering@gmail.com

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

 

Samhain is Coming Oct 26-Nov 3

 

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:

bit.ly/Samhain2016Registration

 

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