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 & Great Circle

Pendulum Gathering

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

Contact pendulum.gathering@gmail.com

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

 

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).

SGRF (men’s gathering) July 10-17

“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.

See the Call, and then register!

SGRF is a container for Queer males (trans, cis, and gender-queer)