dearest, sweetest, loveliest, most wonderful faeries! bristers in the heart!
winter solstice today, the days are starting to get longer and the light is coming back! as we are planning and dreaming the next year and the future, the next world approaches.
you know there will be a new faerie sanctuary in austria, in the low wide lands, cosy embedded in the soft hills, fields and wine yards north of vienna, close to the former iron curtain at the border to czech republic. much smaller than folleterre though, her little sister…
a place to enjoy, to play and have fun, to recreate, a place to learn and grow, to build and shape and share, to create and be creative, to be with each other, with nature, in nature, in our nature. for that, it shall be ours!
i offer the land. mata hari announced the sanctuary last summer. fauny will inaugurate it for the faeries.
for the next year we want to invite you to come and see! and be and feel and dream on the land, to make it real faeriespace. there is a lot to do, space to be prepared for the faeries to come… for sure we can use many kind of help.
come! alone or in groups (bildet banden 😉 when you are in the area or whenever! the local faerie community that is building up slowly here will gather more often there in the next year as i hope, so we can be with you. name a date, decide for a time you wanna come!
when you want to know anything more specific just ask! let me know when you want to come! pikachu is planning on coming beginning of march, you also want to be there when the green and blooms are coming out? or in may, for beltane or after the folleterre beltane gathering? or maybe around the csd, that is on 22nd of june in vienna this year. the week before the faeries will be in the pride village on town hall square. and the sanctuary is only about an hour away from vienna (cherry time!!!). (maybe someone wants to give me a lift to the folleterre gender splendour gathering after that- oh i’d love to be there but dont know yet how and if…)
and, of course, there will be the big gathering in salzburg in august, i hope many of you will pass by before or after that one! whenever!!!
spread the news! the land is awaiting you!
i wish you a wonderful winter solstice, and a great beginning of the new year, the new world!
all faerielove, xxxxxxx el
Report from the Summer Solstice Weekend 2013:
The Radical Faeries have celebrated for the first time since its inception their solstice celebration in the Sanctuary in glorious weather and it was a special experience for all to see once again how important it is to escape from the daily routine and to reflect back to its true roots. At the solstice, the sun is worshiped to ensure that it gives us the desire for life, sexuality, creativity, energy, health and wishes. Some, like our friends the Film Academy, which filmed the Faerie Altar-up here, the Rurtaler and my 14 year old son was the first time in the Sanctuary and they expressed during the final common ritual bonfire their great gratitude, to be able to experience this whole thing in this wonderful nature. We all threw into fire symbolically to transform what we thought was stressful and negative to us and in everyday life, our inner and outer tensions – come to our liberation as free loving beings a little closer.
Above all, the affection, appreciation and enthusiasm of my 14-year-old son, which you certainly cannot fool, for nature and the animals around and that the loving interpersonal dealings can work here, moved many of us deeply and caused a further transformation with me. It affirmed the recognition that the Faeriemovement is far beyond the borders of the Radical Faeries for every generation, especially for the young generation (of Faeries) of great importance and that it is worth to continue what we have begun here in Austria for the welfare of all people here and in the world, even with this Sanctuary. We all still do not really appreciate what paradise is hidden here on a small. We always know everything better, just want to be right and want impose our order or tension on everything – instead of finally LISTEN to nature, the animals and the hearts of others.
Why we notice that all that hard? — But we’re working on it and we will not give up! M.H.