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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.