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)
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)
Our old Website went down suddenly: hackers took over, and it became a Spam factory! Sadly, WordPress backups were on that same machine, and have been hard to retrieve. It may take some time to get all the content back onto this new site; please bear with us. Email is still good: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars: Naraya (land closed to visitors) 6/9-12; Sex Magick (tentative) 7/2-9; SGRF (tentative) 7/11-17. The Sanctuary will be male-only about 7/1-18. More details on these later.