“We look forward to creating a genuine Gay culture, one that is free from exploitation by bars, baths, and gay business owners. We look forward to re-establishing women’s mysteries and men’s mysteries as the highest expression of collective Gay culture and sexuality. We look forward to regaining our ancient historical roles as medicine people, healers, prophets, shamans and sorcerers. We look forward to an endless and fathomless process of coming out – as gay people, as animals, as humans, as mysterious and powerful spirits that move through the life cycle of the cosmos….. Like butterflies we are emerging from the shells of our past restricted existence. We are re-discovering the ancient magic that was once the birth right of all human beings. We are re-learning how to talk to the worms and the stars. We are taking flight on the wings of self-determination. Come, blessed Lady of the Flowers, Queen of Heaven, creator and destroyer, Kali – we are dancing the dance of your coming.”
Arthur Evans, Witchcraft and the Gay Counter-Culture
There are thousands of queers across the planet in Radical Faerie sanctuaries and other places remembering, discovering, exploring our connection to nature spirit, to the rhythms and cycles of the planet, to the flow of the divine feminine in creation, connecting – healing – uplifting us, and preparing us for the next steps, the incredible rediscovery and awakening of the gay wizards, witches, shamans, medicine people of all kinds.
Queers! We need to tune into nature. Cities are our playspaces, they are where we have found each other, in numbers, in strength, for the first time in human history over the past decades. We need our city spaces to find each other, but we need to get back to nature to find ourselves.
And to discover our natural powers.
The patriarchal, heternormative world wants to subsume us into its collective madness, to buy us off with marriage and civil rights. It wants our pink pound. But what do we want? What are we bringing to the global story of humanity’s evolution?
We bring the magic, the queer eye that exposes hypocrisy, greed and ignorance. We bring an age of love for all people of the planet. But we first we go to find that love in ourselves, for ourselves and each other.
“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
“Our beautiful lovely sexuality is the gateway to spirit. under all organised religions of the past, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, there has been a separation of carnality, or shall we say of flesh or earth or sex, and spirituality. As far as I am concerned they are all the same thing, and what we need to do as faeries is to tie it all back together again.”
Harry Hay, one of the Radical Faerie founding motherfathers
“The tribal attitude said, and continues to say, that Gay people are especially empowered because we are able to identify with both sexes and can see into more than one world at once, having the capacity to see from more than one point of view at a time.”
Judith Grahn, Author ‘Another Mother Tongue’
“Transgendered people have long been robbed of their own spiritual history, not knowing that there were once times and places where ours was considered a spiritual path in and of itself… We are all sacred and it is time that the world knew it.”
Raven Kaldera, Trans Shaman and Author
“To be gay is something that begins within ourselves. In begins in our hearts, in that place that is never separate from the living heart of Infinite Oneness. To be gay is something that begins with ourselves, that finds itself mirrored back, echoed back to us by the tribe of men who love men. This tribe, our people , is a scouting tribe, a Walks-Between people, bridge-making people, walking between men and women, between night and day, between matter and spirit, between the living and the dead….
“When purposeful, spiritual connection is forgotten, the depth of sexual connection often takes it place. Sex points one in the right direction, deep into the self, into the mystery. But sex alone is not the answer to the gay dilemma of the present, the sense of meaninglessness. A sense of spiritual participation in the community of the planet is the answer. For no one else will tell us our purpose. Its discovery must come from ourselves.”
Andrew Ramer, Two Flutes Playing