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This Website has been having problems with hackers; the whole thing was shut down for weeks. We’re sorry about that, and are fixing to move to a different service provider.

Beltane!

This year’s Beltane gathering is April 27 – May 4 (Saturday to Saturday).

Please read the Call and register, so we know how much food to prepare!

Celebrating the rich history of Beltaine, the Church of Nomenus calls to elevate the stories of our respected Radical Faerie elders, as we Root to Bloom. Radical Faerie culture is what we share in common, and the purpose for our gathering and our prayers. We seek to listen and learn from the rich history and experience of our Radical Faerie elders, as we lay down our call-outs. Dedicated to the temple that is this land and church, we celebrate the rites of fertility and abundance. Our rich spiritual tradition is possible through ancestor connection, the circles upon circles of heart circles, and through a commitment to SUBJECT – SUBJECT consciousness. This is the container we create to be weird and queer to celebrate our unique fertility rites. We call all of our Rad Fae Family, ye varied and many creatures bound by a shared and sacred Past to a shared and sacred Future, inviting us together in the Queer Present to Remember who we were, are and becoming. We reach back to remember where we came from and who we so that we may to move forward from the heart; we root to bloom.

As we call back to the roots of our tradition, we release the misguided idea that this is a psychedelic free-for-all in the woods. Please protect our rituals and bring your friends who want to respectfully participate and take responsibility for orienting them to this temple in a good way. Send random ravers elsewhere. Registration to participate in this Radical Faerie Beltaine is a MUST.

Speaking of roots and blooms, our focalized reach-around is the garden. We are calling garden faeries to work week to get the garden set up in a way that faeries can plug in throughout the week. Yes to Radical Faerie food sovereignty! We are only a few hundred dollars short of having raised enough money for a new, high-quality greenhouse skin.
Come home to sing, to dance, to “take your fill of love” in that place where processing ends and ritual begins.

During this year’s gathering we seek to have vibrant, diverse offerings for disseminating information, skills, and technologies to uplift and strengthen our Radical Faerie Family. Bring us whatever YOUR amazing mind can think of! If YOU feel called to make it happen, please feel empowered to focalize it! Bring. Your. Best. Drag. Material, Spiritual, Sexual, Emotional. Our past demands it, our future depends on it. Here’s some of what you can look forward to: (see the rest of the Call here)

Open to visitors again!

We are pleased to announce that the Sanctuary is again welcoming visitors, but on a case-by-case basis with advance notice.

The squatters were evicted from the nearby property in January, and have moved just across Wolf Creek Road. Wanted signs for them are posted all over town. We have not had a trespassing incident with them since Christmas Eve, though they have come partway down the driveway. Hopefully pressure from law enforcement, along with the cold, wet weather will continue keeping them away from our place.

We have decided to cautiously allow visitors again, but the situation is subject to change at any time.

If you wish to visit the sanctuary and offer support to the land community, PLEASE contact us at caretakers@nomenus.org in advance. We need communication prior to your arrival so we can give you the up-to-date situation on the land and ensure that there are indoor spaces and resources to welcome you. Thanks for your understanding!
– The Caretakers & Land Community

Closed, Need Help

An Urgent Update to the Wolf Creek Sanctuary Community: Land is Closed to Visitors, Needs Support

The Sanctuary is temporarily closed to guests except by special arrangement, due to the increased threat from hostile neighbors across the creek.

We are seeking seasonedvisitors, for shorter or longer stays, who can help tend the Sanctuary and give the Caretakers time off during this challenging period. Please contact the Caretakers to discuss what’s involved.

We are also looking for a volunteer (preferably local) to act as the Land Liaison: focalizing support for the land folks and communicating needs to the larger community.

To contact the land community, email caretakers@nomenus.org or call 541-866-2678.

For background on this situation and more ways to help, see the Call for Support.
We want people to know that this is an urgent situation and the land folks really need support from the community right now.
Please continue to pray and call in magic for the protection of all beings and structures on the Land, and a rapid and beneficial resolution to this stressful situation.

Lycan, Piwacket, Mugwort, Rula, Grace, Luckey Bunny, Stella
for the EDMC and the Land Community

donations for TAINT

TAINT gathering now has a crowdfunding page!

This summer, we will be hosting a brand new week long gathering called T.A.I.N.T. for up to 100 Two spirit, Agender, Intersex, Nonbinary, Transgender and other gender nonconforming individuals to come together to heal, pray, and celebrate at Wolf Creek…

Thinking about a new residence

We don’t have much to offer in the way of housing for caretakers and other long-term residents; this has consistently been identified as a top priority! More residents would make everything else easier.

So, the Building Committee is calling a special meeting on August 6 to gather up ideas. Join us?
Monday, 8/6, 7pm. By Zoom or phone.

Word Press?

Help! Do you have skills with WordPress? We’ve been having technical problems with our PayPal donation page and with the thermometer widget. Contact nomenus@nomenus.org …

Upcoming events

June and July will be hopping on the land:

  • June 1-3, workshop “Despair Antidote – Joyful Action” by Luckey Bunny (Pre-register with LuckeyBunnyAnanda@gmail.com)
  • June 6-10, Naraya (By pre-registration, land closed to visitors)
  • June 18-23, TAINT gathering: Two-Spirit, Agender, Intersex, Nonbinary, Trans, and Gender Diverse. (Land closed to visitors.) See the Call.
  • June 30- July 7, Sex Magick workshop. (By pre-registration , but visitors are welcome on the other parts of the land)
  • July 13-23, SGRF. (Land and gathering are set aside for male-identified cis/trans faeries.)

Great Circle

Join us this weekend at our semi-annual Great Circle; it’s where we share visions for the Sanctuary and make plans for the coming year. Friday evening is a heart circle and fire; Saturday and Sunday are meetings. (You can even participate remotely.)

Great Circle is more than just a meeting.  It’s a gatherette for those who love this community and want to help it evolve and thrive. It is an intense and magical co-created process with the power to transform our community and our relationships to each other.  

Read the Call; details are in the online Agenda.