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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.)
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.
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
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
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)
Wolf Creek Beltane 2017:
A Gathering of Learning Circles, Work Parties, and Celebration
Let’s plant the seeds of sustainability.
We gather to thrive in the days to come.
To teach each other
To share our skills
To grow our community
Healing starts with us.
Thriving starts here.
The future starts now.
Gather round the fire
Weave our intentions
Dance your heart out
Fill our community cauldron to the brim
with hard work and tender service.
Come cook a meal
Fix a roof
Make a friend
Chop some wood
Teach a skill
Feed a fire
Throw a flogger
Make some noise
Dance it out
Come plant a seed of revolution
(: We hope to see YOU! Welcome HOMO! 🙂
Gatherings take both money and time to produce
please bring what you can to contribute.
and DONATE AHEAD OF TIME
if you can!