New Austrian Faerie Sanctuary awaiting you!

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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 Faeriy-sanctuary-5668reflect 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.

 

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MANIFESTO for a RETHINK – MANIFESTO for a FAERIE MOVEMENT in AUSTRIA and GLOBAL

Lets look at the Earth from “ABOVE”. We see a beautiful bright little ball in the vast universe. However when looking at the earth more closely, we see that it is punctured with the bright or dark cobwebs of civilized humanity, with its electricity, roads and settlements. And we see the many holes humanity has beaten out of the planet to get as many resources as possible from her. And we accelerate this damage with our greed for goods, and the demands of a ‘progressive’ world without really realizing something.

But in the next 40 years this current form of CIVILIZATION WILL NO LONGER EXIST – because all the oil reserves will be depleted, a resource that civilization is essentially based on. This is a FACT, which everybody refuses to admit, including the media. We live cheerfully and continue exploit the earth, without any regard for our future. We are externally determined by industry, the economy, environmentally hostile political agendas aimed at gaining votes, and the rich and the media who want to make money NOW with no consequence for the World’s future. And we all fall for it! We no longer know what is REALLY IMPORTANT in life! We are no longer human to another – in every way. Ridiculing reigns in our media. Everyone survives by the judging each other. There is no real respect for each other. We do nothing to ensure the long-lasting happiness of each other. What matters is the short-lived success!

The holes in our world are not healing anymore – but more and more we ignore the warning signs around us. The signs which our very life-force, the earth itself sends to us! We do not consider the earth as a LIVING SOUL – because we ourselves have no soul anymore!
IT MUST END! Or we all perish! – For the earth is stronger! We cannot beat her. We can only destroy our human race and civilisation.

If we do not act now it will be too late. We have only two choices: we will have to fight for the last living resources, OR we will be FAIRIES – FAERIES – the protector of the earth, nature and therefore the people. If we don’t see A SOUL in everything around us both in our NEIGHBORS and in our remaining NATURE, in its APPARITIONS and the EARTH, we will all go down!
The Earth will continue to exist, and on it’s own terms. She has skillfully done so for billions of years – without us! We could change that still! BUT ONLY IF OUR CIVILIZATION Changes NOW – and not in 40 years! Because it has to change anyway. But in 40 years, the Earth will not recover from the damage we have inflicted on her. The UN has long made clear the unmistakable consequences of climate change. Yet powerful business enterprises have continued to act in the interest of profit and greed at the expense of humanity and our children – and the Earth!

But it could be all so simple:
We could on the one hand live by the values that the original inhabitants of the earth, the indigenous peoples, such as Native Americans who have always exemplified a life in harmony with nature, and on the other hand a true and peaceful  COMPASSION for their NEIGHBOURS – as the faeries have done for over 30 years.

The dream has always been with the Faeries, this togetherness, this respecting of nature and the people. This applies not just when we meet, but outside of our community – and we aim to be also able to apply this to the real world, to real life – to make the world livable and lovable!  But to make this enormous new courage and energy clear to the other people – we were far too few till now.
For anyone who has lived with the Radical Faeries, it appears somehow absurd, soulless and unnatural to live in this “civilization” out there. Most values of the so-called civilization are perceived as false pretenses.  What is praised as desirable goals in the real world is perceived by the faeries as far from a meaningful life for the human race and the environment.

Although most early Faeries would describe themselves as queer or gay, this does not mean that they could be defined as crazy or abnormal. This is their way of life – as they live together. On the contrary, for the Radical Faeries, it is modern civilization that is dominated by actual deviants, unnatural, soulless, unimaginative, inhuman prejudiced people where only sex counts, and the freedoms which democracy offers thanks be to God, to be abused by many through money and greed. The faeries would like to see this world, this civilization as a true place of the soul, the body and the mind – which it is not currently.

In truth, we Faeries have genuine compassion for others and the nature AND we LIVE THIS!’


Although it still sounds absurd – In truth, the world will have to be a fairy world in 40 years, or it will no longer exist! In truth, the world NOW must
immediately be a fairy world so that in 40 years we still can experience it as a paradise on earth.
We cannot leave the earth to industry, the economy, politics, the rich, the media, the religions, the money and the negative energy!


People need to reclaim the Earth again. We cannot leave the decision about the fate of the earth and the people to “beer tables” of the rich and corporations, but in the hearts of men – in the Heart Circles of faeries!


Will you be the first to realize this, our grandchildren and our planet will thank us! – We as faeries have not looked away as has almost the entire present civilization! We lived with our hearts!


THE WORLD IS READY FOR THE FAERIES!

Austria is ready for the faeries!
Austria is NOT the island of the blessed anymore, Austria is to be the island of SOULS! – which radiates POSITIVE FAERIE ENERGY!

All human beings are not only brothers and sisters – but:
ALL PEOPLE ARE FAERIES!

DO SOMETHING! Love FINALLY! – Before we cannot do it anymore!

Let us create a FAERIETASTIC WORLD!

Only utopians can CHANGE the world!

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Pre-Christmas GATHERETTE with HEART CIRCLE in the sanctuary, dec 8-9, 2012

first time in AUSTRIAN SANCTUARY in Hadres in the Wine district,

Saturday 8, December 2012, from 12:00 pm noon – to Sunday 9, afternoon – open end

with possibility to get to know the sanctuary, to sit by the fire and sing, to stay and to visit the Christmas market in Hadres from 12:00 pm noon .

HEART CIRCLE Saturday at about 18.00 clock (and maybe on sunday too)

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Further details how to get there will be announced in Faerie newsletter to which anyone can signing up

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THE WOUNDED HEALER – My experiences from the Folleterre summer gathering 2012, by Mata Hari

Being picked up at the train station in Lure for a summer gathering at Folleterre is always very special to me. When I first visited this “crazy land” two years ago and saw the first faerie in the car, Mercedes, I thought he was the craziest punk I had ever seen. He was so eager to get very close to me that I considered us friends from the first second on. He convinced me to take my first trip to India half a year later, and then he died, which was a big shock for me. His passing inspired me to return to Folleterre to perform a tribute to him and to Gezel, who also died the same year, at the no-talent show.

 This year I also arrived the afternoon of the no-talent show – and since my performance was about the birth of the faeries, I needed a new, young, “virgin” faerie to perform with me. Fauny recommended I ask Jonny because he is so lovely, and lovely he was! When I asked him if he would like to be part of my performance, he responded so positively. An hour later, he told a lot of faeries that he hated himself, something I had never heard that from anyone before. I could not believe what I was hearing, but knew that I wanted to help him, especially through our performance. All of the faeries in the audience and I tried to give him all the love he could not give to himself. On the stage I gave him a long, intense kiss representing all the love we could give to him, and I have never seen more beauty and brightness in someone’s eyes. I told him there was no reason why he should not love himself and I could see that he was trying to hold back his tears because deep inside himself he wanted to believe that this could be true. His tears showed me that he had hope. When he promised to come to the Austria faerie gathering in August 2013, I was so happy that we all could see him again and could continue the healing process until he no longer needs our help, even if it takes the rest of his life. I could see in his eyes that he, like Mata Hari, will need faerie healing from time to time – as long as he lives.

 I know none of us is perfect and the world is not perfect and the faeries are not perfect, but if you tell the faeries what you need, what makes you angry, they will try to help you. The key is to openly express what is inside you. Be free and don’t build walls around yourself. We are not “bad” faeries! We all have our faults and injuries and wounds, even those who seem not to. If you look beneath the surface of every faerie, you can see that we have all suffered. WE ALL ARE WOUNDED HEALERS. Some are looking for a partner, some are looking for acceptance, some believe they do not have the same rights as other faeries or as their fellow human beings. No matter what you believe, give us the CHANCE TO LISTEN TO YOU so that our heart can understand you. Then you’ll see what happens, see how the energy flows toward you. Enjoy the energy. Sometimes we forget where our hearts are, but let it find its place again. If you have trouble connecting deeply with the faeries, getting beneath the surface, go to Mother Nature – she will always help you. It’s OK if you don’t feel a deep contact to every faerie. That’s life. Don’t put yourself under too much pressure in faeriespace! Let it flow and it will come – sometime.

 For me personally, the gathering was a paradise and hell at the same time. It started and ended as a paradise, but in between I suffered a lot. I saw more beauty and brightness in the eyes of some faeries than I have ever seen, but I suffered hearing hurt faeries shouting during heart-circles. At one point in the no-talent show I couldn’t breathe because I was wrapped into 15 meters of golden and purple fabric. I felt like I was trapped in a melting sauna and wanted nothing more than to unveil myself on stage.

 I recognized this feeling from hours of suffering and hellish heat in the sweat lodge –paradise and hell at the same time. I survived in the sweat lodge by digging my face deeply into mother earth, no matter what other people said and no matter what animals were in the soil. The intense heat made my real suffering in life much more intense. It led me to discover that I also should shed the negative feelings, thoughts, criticism and humiliation, the manipulation civilization hurls at me. But I also had beautiful moments imagining strolling through my first faerie-sanctuary Wolf Creek in the dark, seeing the glowing signs in the stones and feeling the eternal wish to never have to leave this eternally magical lodge.

 In the evening after the fun ballet workshop with Ballet Boy, where I jumped a lot, I decided to jump over the fire. Then it happened: I did not see where I was landing in the darkness and I felt a terrible pain in my left foot. Hours later I discovered that it was terribly swollen and bruised and I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t bear to tell anyone that “Mata Hari” was not able to dance anymore during this gathering. The world suddenly seemed so unreal to me. Was this the end of everything? Where was my faerie energy? When I woke up in the morning, my feelings were gone. I had to get out, to save myself. This beautiful, healing faerie energy flowed from one faerie to another. They wanted to carry me to the lake so I could take part in the Kobi ritual to save the lives, the spirits and the culture of this threatened natural primitive tribe. In their culture, the men sleep with the men and the women sleep with the women, and the Spanish conquerors tried to kill them because they thought they all were gay.

 Finally it was even better for me that the faeries did not summon up the energy to carry me up to the mountain, giving me a day to total relaxation, which I needed so much after the stress I had at home and at work, in addition to bringing the faerie movement to Austria this year for the first time, organizing the first faerie gathering and party in Austria and finding a new faerie sanctuary in Austria specially for the faeries in Austria and Eastern Europe – a vision I had after visiting this marvellous elswood – a faerieland near the border to Slowakia – owned by an Austrian faerie named EL, whom I met at Vienna Pride.

I loved how much fun the faeries had at this “folle” terre trying to heal me in their special way. It was so marvellous to feel this healing energy! At the closing ceremony, I was actually able to dance with a stick! I did not give up and I witnessed how some faeries who had some really angry moments during the gathering had become more gentle when they discovered that they were not alone with their pain here. Every faerie has his special problems and fears. None of us has a perfect life. We all want to be heard and loved. No faeries are better or worse than others, We all have our own experiences in faerieland and we learn from our experiences – not only from listening.

 We all share a common desire – we all want to come back to this faerieland! – our sanctuaries! – whether it is Folleterre or somewhere else. Our sanctuaries are like our home and we want to care for them as long as we are living our own faerie identity. This is our true soul and being!

 So hell is followed by paradise, and before I left this paradise sanctuary, I felt the God of the medieval spirits kissing and hugging and covering me for an hour in my room. We are a natural tribe, and the divine voice in our hearts comes alive when we let go of our thoughts and just let things happen! – let your heart flow!

 Dear friends, queer friends of Folleterre! – The circle is open – but not broken!

 We faeries strengthen and empower each other. The tears I shed because of the angry and unhappy faeries were healing tears for these faeries and the tears I shed for myself have made me stronger in my heart and for my life. I couldn’t help but smile when I looked into the faces of my faeries friends. My heart has found a way to express itself – Folleterre – that is it! Why is it so important to me? … Because of you and you and … you, Mother Earth!

 Thank you, Folleterre – you crazy Goddess of love! HAPPY TEARS! Happy about all Jonny’s tears! Fearieday … all my trouble seem so far away …

 XXX Mata Hari
Here are the lyrics from the song from my performance of “the birth of the faeries”

 

FAERIEDAY

 Faerieday, all my troubles seem so far away
All my friends are here with me to stay
Oh, I believe in Faerieday

Suddenly I’m more the man I want to be
There’s an angel flying over me
Oh, Faerieland so lovely

 Why I have to go
I don’t know, I am here to stay
I say I need you
Now I long for Faerieday

Faerieday love is such an easy game to play
Now I have a space to be my way
Oh, I believe in Faerieday

 Why we have to go
I don’t know, we ‚re here to stay
I say I need you
Now I long for Faerieday

 Faerieday love is such an easy game to play
Now I have a place to be my way
Oh, I believe in Faerieday

 hmhmhmhmhmhmhmm

 (Music: Beatles, Lyrics: Mata Hari)

 

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News on Facebook: AUSTRIAN FAERIES + AUSTRIAN FAERIE GATHERING 2013

If you are faeries and if you like facebook, then visit us at our new

facebook Group  AUSTRIAN FAERIES and get member!

and

we have created THE Event 2013 for the Austrian Faeries-Organizers on facebook,

Austria’s first international FAERIE GATHERING in the  AUSTRIAN ALPS near Salzburg, August 17-27, 2013.

@ facebook:  AUSTRIAN FAERIE GATHERING 2013

http://www.facebook.com/groups/20660356762/permalink/10151266781961763/#!/events/289994031100535/

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This was the 1. Austrian FaerieParty 2012 “EQUINOX” in Vienna !

THANK YOU all who took part at the 1. Austrian Faerie Party on 22.9. in the great Arena Variete Bar! It was a WONDERFUL night for us all and a big success for the Austrian Faeries!!! 

It was the first No-Talent-Show of the Faeries in Austria: 6 hours of NON-STOP entertainment from the heart (from 9pm – 3am) ! Everybody who stayed was so HAPPY and felt so well!

These were the reactions of the audiance:

“An unforgettable evening! I am so grateful that i could be there”

“You are great – please continue!”

“full of different very good vibrations”

“I did not know before what to expect but it was really awesome!”

“Nice and Inspiring!” “I have never before seen something like that!”

“This was the most beautiful beginning of automn ever for me!” 

Also the owners of the Arena Bar said “it was the most amazing shows he/she has ever seen in the Arena Bar. Please repeat this event!”

YES we will do… somewhen next year…and hopefully there will be much more in the audiance than this time!  

PS: You can see Mata Hari’s Performance “Mata Hari dancing Lady Gaga “Marry The Night” first time ever on Youtube and on facebook in our new FACEBOOK GROUP 

“AUSTRIAN FAERIES” 

Faeries worldwide are welcome to join the group!

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Unique and only Austrian FAERIE PARTY 2012 Club Moustache “EQUINOX” 22.09.2012 at ARENA Variete Bar – Margarethenstraße 117, 1050 Vienna

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Eurofaeries at the Rainbow Parade in Vienna!

The Austrian Eurofaeries participated in the Rainbow Parade around Vienna’s Ringstraße for the first time. We would like to thank the extremely friendly Cubans, who permitted us to march behind their vehicle!

We gazed into thousands of clicking cameras and believe that our simple and friendly appearance without any delusions of stardom allowed us to win over the hearts of many viewers.

We were especially pleased when two young men came up to us, calling out “You are fantastic! We totally respect you!” We also thought it was great when 50 to 100 young people stepped in behind our “Radical Faeries” banner near the Parliament and marched with us.

To sum it up:

The faeries showed their true colors in Vienna. Now Austria also knows that we exist!

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Faeries at Vienna Pride – my experiences

The Eurofaeries have made their first appearance at the fringes of mainstream gay life in Austria – and at Vienna Pride on City Hall Square, no less – the most public place in Vienna, where the Lifeball is also traditionally held.

The public reaction was surprisingly positive. Most stopped briefly to gaze curiously, wondering whether they had read it right … “Radical Faeries”? – they had never read anything like that before. A lot of people checked us out from a distance – building a spontaneous, superficial opinion about who they thought we might be: either a “travel agency” or a “partner club”, punks, hippies, transvestites, a sect, an artist group, “radicals” or simply “three stupid sissies”.

The Eurofaerie’s tent was different from the other conventional groups if not simply because of the altar made of simple gold fabric with the words “freedom, love, respect the faerie in you and in others”.

The ones who gave in to their curiosity and entered our tent for more information and to have a look at all the photos soon had a spark in their eyes. “There’s something about the faerie concept, you are a really dedicated group, a great stand!”. The history of the faeries and why we are called faeries got many people thinking.

The thing the Austrian faeries most wanted here was to give potential Austrian faeries the chance to discover themselves and other faeries, to network among each other, to meet and say for once: we really exist! It is very important to us to have a safe, trusted place, to create a “faerie space” where everyone can develop his or her unique self – which naturally can’t be where the public and the media are. But when the radio broadcaster FM4 interviewed us about what the faeries really are, that was OK.

VIENNA’S DEPUTY MAYOR VASSILAKOU VISITS THE EUROFAERIE TENT

We thought it was a very positive sign that Vienna’s Deputy Mayor from the Austrian Green Party visited us and listened to us openly. We told her that we thought the reason why the faerie movement hadn’t made its way to Austria yet is because respecting the individuality or otherness of other people is not really anchored in the collective consciousness of most Austrians. The word “radical” also confused a lot of people, since it actually has negative connotations in everyday use – but the faeries use it more like the Latin “radix”, which means from the root or origin.

We were struck by the superficiality of many people who walked by, who put anything unknown, like the faeries, into a box, without being willing to delve into its origin. This concept that “Outward appearance is the only thing that matters” is still far too prevalent in Austria. If you don’t fit into a “box”, especially most of the media outlets will immediately cancel out. But we still met a few really nice and open people, a few of whom even said they were actually faeries, too.

We think it was a good start and a good showing of the faeries in Austria. We moved something in the minds of the people, made contacts, and started something new in the community.

WE  ARE  PROUD  TO  BE  THE  FIRST  AUSTRIAN  FAERIES !

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MATA HARI in Terschelling – rebirth of a legend

(tells from an Austrian Faerie)

„Hey MataHari! Looking forward to see your grace at the notalentshow again!“ „You were fantastic“ „… so inspiring“ „I was really touched“ „you were the surprise of the evening“ „…these are the biggest compliments you can wish!“ SHE says! …. Since 2008 the faery world celebrates the rebirth of a legend – in secrecy – not perceived by the mainstream of the gay and straight world. „… and thus it should also go on!“ SHE says.  „this is my audience, they understand me –and they are also ready to let enchant and to get deeper in the fairy empire“ where charm, grace, but also sometimes pure wildness rules. „I do not make this for myself – I make it for many unique beings which cure me over and over again and to which I am obliged too so many thanks. I love these Faeries! I want to get them unforgettable touching moments in her life – that’s why we all are here! To experience this what is not possible in the real world there outdoors.“ But these enchanting moments exist – one must only allow them. One may not avoid to show emotions also sometimes – not as well as on television where every shown emotion is manipulated in the background. With the Faeries I feel every second of my life sensibly spent!“

But from which legend we speak here, actually? Mata Hari was the most famous dancer of her time quite exactly 100 years ago. Mata Hari was famous in the time before and during the First World War as the first exotic naked dancer and eccentric artist. Today besides she is valid as the best known spy of all times. However, she became a legend because she was executed during the 1st world war because of supposed high treason by a French military court.

She led a double life, „and with it she can be also compared to many of ours and to my life. Externally we lead the life to earn money, we adapt ourselves to the world, but internally most of us are not happy with this world, they cannot unfold her being and her heart, they cannot do this and live what they really want.“ With the faeries they are able to do it! They can accept a new identity and also give the name to themselves which they want!

„I did not have to consider long about my faeriename, my passion for dancing and the destiny of Mata Hari let me very strongly identify with her! In addition I also soon found out that Mata Hari was born in Leeuwarden, a small Dutch town on the coast, within sight only some kilometres away from the island where in the middle of the 90-s the first Faeriegatherings have taken place in Europe – on Terschelling! Which name should be better suitable for me?“

Since then there is no big Faeriegathering in Europe or sometimes also in Asia, where also Mata Hari does not appear. „In the beginning I did it absolutely spontaneously, now my visions for performances and choreography often already float to me months before,“ SHE says. „To me homages on personalities are very important which have made the world better or the people and me happier and have enriched; just as the memory of late or living Faeries which have changed my life …, however, also the discussion with the destruction of the nature. When I was for the first time in Folleterre and felt this wild beauty there, I was driven internally in addition to draw the attention to how cruelly we handle with the creations of the nature: After a wild sacrifice dance I let me die as a King Kong in the middle of the audience under the fairies.“

Mata Hari delivered with it a performance unforgettable for all person present which founded her legendary call in the faerie world. „I look at this also as a homage to my real models, namely women like Dian Fossey and still living Jane Goodall which her whole life exerted itself long for the rights of the apes and with it in the broader sense for the rights of the people on human life-styles, worth living surroundings and a better world.“

„What is also especially important to me – with my performances I make absolutely no compromises. I want to show this what I want to convey, give 100% really and everything – otherwise I do not make it – even if it means for many people a taboo break. But I want to be so near in the deeper sense of the shown as only possibly. Only then it has a value for me to show it and then it also gives to me pleasure. Also sometimes it’s part of it to seem very glamorous and ceremonious, possibly as Cleopatra with my homage on the late Hollywood diva and AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor – or also sexily and in the nude like with the homage to the only just late Faerie Mercedes or to Michael Jackson, … I also put once to one of the holy Faeries, it was Shokti, a burning candle in the mouth, as a symbol for it, how nicely, charmingly and endangers a face can be. … The Faeries understand this, because they see with the heart!“

The turning point was for Mata Hari her first performance in Terschelling in 2009 where she danced the song L’Aigle noir of the legendary French singer Barbara. „Many faeries in the chock-full barn were so quiet during my dance that one could hear breathing an ant. And after my last movement an ear-deafening applause broke out. … When I woke up in the morning afterwards and these wonderful moments on the stage and the reaction of the Faeries came to me again to recollection, yes, there I felt an infinite blessedness. I. Mata … Hari … was born again!“

 

MATA  HARI’s  Performances at Faerie Gatherings 2008 – 2013

 

                        Interpret / Tributes              Song

 

2008

1.Wolf Creek  First Gathering at a Sanctuary —

1.Berlin           Madonna                                “Give it to me”

 

2009

1.Fatherstone:  Madonna                                “Jump”

1.Terschelling:  Barbara                                   “Vienne”, “L’Aigle noir” (Rebirth performance)

 

2010

2.Fatherstone “Tribute to Michael Jackson+”: “Gone too soon”, “Childhood”, “Jam”

 

2.Berlin           “Tribute to Berlin”

Fellinis Casanova                   “Il Duce di Wurttemberg”

Hildegard Knef/Nina Hagen        “Für mich soll‘s rote Rosen regnen” (with Cocopierre)

*

1.Folleterre     “Tribute to France”,”Sacrificed to a wild animal”:

Juliette Greco                        “Avec le temps”

King Kong (Max Steiner)       “Aboriginal Sacrifice Dance”, “Entrance of Kong”

 

2011

1.Thailand       “Tribute to India”

A.R.Rahman                          “Dreams on Fire”, “Jai Ho” (Slumdog Millionaire)

Charles Aznavour                  “What makes a man” (with Franz Bloem)

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2.Terschelling “Homage to Elizabeth Taylor+”

Michael Jackson                    “Hollywood” (as Cleopatra)

Charles Chaplin / E.Taylor     “Send me the Clowns” (with Ankh-Aton)

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2.Folleterre     “Homage to 2 dead Faeries+: Mercedes, geZel”

Spencer Day                          “Maybe”, “Vagabond”

Lady Gaga                              “Marry the Night”

 

2012

3.Fatherstone “Tribute to Michelangelo”       Arvo Pärt: Collage sur Bach (as a group)

“Tribute to George Michael”   “Jesus to a Child”, “The first Time I ever saw your Face”           (with Shokti+Pikachu+Loverabbit), “Flawless”

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3.Berlin           “Homage to Transgenial Women”

Whitney Houston+                 “I have Nothing”

Sammy Davis Jr./ Paul Anka   “I’m Not Anyone”

Amy Winehouse+                  “Wake Up Alone” (with Red Rose)

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3. Folleterre    “The Birth of the Faeries”

Karl Orff                                  “Carmina Burana” (group)

John Lennon                          “Imagine” (with Jonny Golightly)

Beatles / Mata Hari              “Faerieday”

 

2013

4.Fatherstone “The End of the World and the beginning of a new Faerie Aera”

Adele                                        “Skyfall” (with Efthimious and Mogens)

Nick Howard                          “Unbreakable”

Elton John                              “I’m Still Standing”

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Kissing AWAKE the Sanctuary:

Boy George                             “Stranger In This World”

Strawinsky                              “Le Sacre de Printemps” (with Red Rose)

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1. AUSTRIAN Gathering Hochkönig: “The Faerie Revolution”

Lehar (The Merry Widow)      “Lippen schweigen” (with Red Rose)

Falko                               “No time for Revolution” (with Awen, Aismalya, Aki, Panther, Effi)

Beatles                                          “Let it be” (with Yellowlonghair)

Elisabeth von Trapp                   “Somewhere over the Rainbow/ What A Wonderful World”

Peter Alexander                          “Der letzte Walzer”, “Dankeschön”

 

 

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