A CALL TO GATHER

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In 1979, Harry Hay put out the first gathering call of the group now known as the Radical Faeries.  Since then, Radical Faeries continue to find one another in the world, & help each other remember our sacred roles on this earth while holding space for others to realize the same.  The following is the text from Harry Hay’s initial call.  After, is a gathering call from 2014, that the West Philly Cultural Engine created for the 4th Annual Philadelphia Faerie Gatherette when just the something it needed was a regenerative & self organizing structure.
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A CALL TO GAY BROTHERS:
A SPIRITUAL CONFERENCE FOR RADICAL FAERIES

TO BE HELD LABOR DAY WEEKEND
AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1, 2, 1979
AT A DESERT SANCTUARY NEAR TUCSON

Exploring breakthroughs in gay consciousness
Sharing gay visions
The spiritual dimensions of gayness

It’s in the air. Heard everywhere. At the World Symposium on Humanity the talk is about “New Age Politics” — beyond Left and Right — a synthesis of the political and spiritual movements of the past two decades….the need for “conscious beings” assuming responsibilities for social and political change — a radical Circle of Dharma….something new is happening in our society with more and more people living and perceiving their lives differently….merging of political consciousness and spiritual consciousness — an interest in healing society rather than championing exclusive claims to “rightness.”….Does all of this political/spiritual ferment have any relevance to gay men? Is there a gay vision of New Age society? Is a “paradigm shift” in gay consciousness also manifesting itself?

The answer to all of these questions is: YES! And many gay brothers are feeling the need to come together…

To share insights about ourselves
To dance in the moonlight
To renew our oaths against patriarchy/corporations/racism
To hold, protect, nurture and caress one another
To talk about the politics of the gay espiritment/ the espiritment of gay politics
To find the healing place inside our hearts
To become Inspirer/listener as we share new breakthroughs in how we perceive gay consciousness
To soar like an eagle; to re-discover/re-invent our myths
To talk about gay living/loving alternatives
To experience the groundlessness of the calamus root
To share our gay visions; to sing, sing, sing
TO EVOKE THE GREAT FAIRY CIRCLE
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The link below is to a 7 page PDF illustration, created by the Cultural Engine, that describes a regenerative, & largely self-organizing, Philadelphia Faerie Gatherette — one that just happened last week, & felt incredibly beautiful & magical.
** Fun fact:  it was the First Annual Faerie Gatherette in Philadelphia that was most responsible for Frances Rose moving to West Philadelphia.**
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