Day By Day
A smoothly functioning gathering takes work - before, during
and afterwards. You can expect to spend an hour or two each day, taking
care of things other than your faerie self. It could be preparing dinner
or washing dishes, building a fire, running a workshop or emcee'ing an
The more experienced help the less experienced learn how
things get done. When all are aware that there's water to be pumped and
carried, onions and wood to be chopped, and songs to be sung for the pumpers
and choppers, the basic needs of all gathering-goers can be met in a spirit
of playful cooperation.
There will be plenty of wholesome foodstuffs available.
Food is covered by the registration fees you pay. Once there, everyone
pitches in to help prepare vegetarian meals and to clean up.
Feel free to supplement your diet in any way you need, however, refrigeration
is extremely limited. Priority is given to medications and perishable food
purchased by and for the gathering.
This gatherette has ambitious goals for offering classes,
events and activities. If you want to offer yoga, meditations, joyful
eruptions of song, guided walks in the woods, a sweat lodge or
any other activity that you find calling you – answer that calling!
We seek to draw on our own communities for teaching, sharing, and playing.
out this form to
let us know of your possible offerings and to be listed on
Rituals honoring the sacred aspects of life
are to be expected and encouraged at the Faerie Spirit Gathering. Come
prepared to create rituals for yourself and others. This is a time to
celebrate the spiritual side of your being - so, bring the tools and
ideas that will create those special celebrations.
Wednesday and Thursday May 26-27, and Tuesday June 1
are setup and cleanup days. The Northwoods Radical Faeries will also
be preparing Kawashaway for her warmer season on the weekend
before the Faerie Spirit Gathering starts. A few fae helping hands are
greatly encouraged. Please let us know on the registration form if you
would like to arrive early or stay on to help.
Working magik , playing, being, even napping all use
up a body's energy. We will be offering tasty nutritious vegetarian food
at gathering. Before the gathering we are asking for help planning and
Each gathering meal calls for Mom (that's you volunteering,
dearie) plus a few choppers/stirrers. Please plan to assist with at
least one meal. If you are willing to Mom a meal let us know on the registration
A smoothly unfolding gathering runs on its pantry. We
are seeking a Pantry Diva who will (with some helpers) be setting up
the pantry on site and coordinating pantry supplies with all the meal
Mom's. Being Pantry Diva at gathering bestows huge Karma points (and
may earn a scholarship) so please consider this vital supporting function.
As an experiential gathering, YOUR attendance is what
makes this experience all the more rich for each of us. Your beautiful
self, no matter what level of previous fae/magik/spiritual experience,
We hope you can be present for the full arc of
the gatherette, but we do understand that late arrivals or early departures
may have to happen to meet your needs. Please be aware that Kawashaway
will not be a ‘closed
space' during this gathering (i.e., neighbors and friends may drop by
Register, Register, please pre-Register
We've said it elsewhere, but it bears repeating. We are counting on
your pre-registration to be able to plan events and buy enough nutritious
vegetarian ingredients for us all. If you need to pay later, or make
special financial arrangements, that's just fine – and please pre-register anyway!
Limited scholarships may be available, and work trade opportunities
in the kitchen, registration, or in exchange for workshop facilitation
may be arranged. If you are attending and can add a few dollars at registration
for scholarships, shiny blessings will be yours!
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website info to folks you think may want to hear the call to magik, play