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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

Visiting?

Because of the hostile neighbors, our bridge is often locked late at night — and sometimes during the day, too. Outside of gatherings, it’s important to contact the Sanctuary (by email or phone) before showing up, so we can leave the gate open for you.

Also, when coming down the driveway, after the railroad tracks and before the bridge, don’t take the right fork to the former Doggy Camp; the folks down there are not friendly to us Queers. Stay on the main drive, cross the bridge, and you’re home!

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.

Samhain

The Samhain gathering is Oct 26 – Nov 2. Read the Call, and register (so we know how much food to buy)!
We gather, fae folk from all paths betwixt and between, in the time between in-breath and out-breath, in the space between worlds.

What have we lost? What have we put away, that is waiting to be retrieved and shared? What has served us before, that we no longer need? What have our ancestors seeded for us, which we gather together to now celebrate? What do we bring, in (ir)reverence for our hallowed dead, in service to our beloved living hearts?

Hear this call to Samhain, and weave in your stories and your silences with ours. We gather to co-create sanctuary, so that none in our communities may face hungry months alone. We gather to feast, sing, clown, divine, to recall our strengths and carry them with us into the coming year. We gather to heal, and to support each other as we are, complete with our Shadows. As the dark season closes in we honor the wild hunters of the night, and we honor their quarry – they sustain us, and we are them.

Pendulum

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 nomenus@nomenus.org

 

Summertime!

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).