Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The land, aka Amberfox celebrates 22 years of continuous gatherings of male faeries in all their guises on the land in Eastern Ontario.
Come join us fae ones from July 29 to August 3, 2009 on the land. 75 acres of natures best, maple bush, wishing tree, sacred spring, ritual fires, The world famous Know Talent show, fabulous foxy boutique, luxurious surroundings with unparalleled vegetarian gourmet meals. We will reap the bounty from our very own rich garden.
A Remembrance ritual for all those that have left or in need of of our universal good thoughts to happen in the Maple Bush.
Afternoons of face painting and body painting, mixed with our very own music, other crafts and spiritual opportunities alone or together. Lots of energy, love, body, sexual, intimacy is created when we are all together. Relax in the suana, swim in the river, take in the sun's life sustaining force, see the alien baby return.
Bring your energy, spirit, musical instruments, voice, dancing feet and of course your wardrobe of choice. The foxy boutique may help you out if needed. Most of all we gather to explore gay spirit, nature, ritual, sexuality, to work in fellowship, and to party. We enjoy the unexpected things when we bring together our energy, creativity, talents, and magick. Join us in celebrating and giving to the land that sustains and nurtures our spirits and our lives.
Send us a note if you are coming!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Canada Day weekend gatherette (July 3 - 6) begins in less than a week!
This lil guy above was caught in our live trap, meant primaily for ground hogs. Now how do we get him out? I say we let him out here and he can add to the culture of the Land!
Just a question or two on other things...
Are you ready to bring your fae energy? Do you hate mosquitoes?
If you said yes to both questions then you are ready for the Canada Day weekend. The bugs have never been better. By that I mean, its been a dang good year so far.
So remember even thoughI say it has been a great year for the lack of the pesky mosquito airforce, this is the bush in eastern Ontario and it can change overnight. Bring your light gear to wear, be prepared to wear your favourite gowns be it a spring, summer or fall outfit. It can get cool at night, though it looks to be hot. If you use bug spray, bring a good supply.
Don't forget your favourite pillow, your sleeping bag, tent if you are not in the lounge or the bunk house and remember to bring your swimming gear, a pad to sleep on, rain gear if you have it and your glad rags.
Finally, its with sad hearts we mention Michael Jackson's passing as you all know by now. I'm sure your thoughts are with his personal spiritual adviser, Father Mike. Father Mike needs to be cheered up. He and Michael were more thriller than beat it, they had it down to the ABC's. Please be prepared to help console the leader of the Alien Baby! There will be an event to commenerate the King of Pop.
Now what is it that our own dear Claude, Ken, Chip and Ricky were building...
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Eastre, also known as Ostern, Ostara, Ostare, Eostre, Eostra, Eastur, Eostur, Eastra, Austron, Ausos, Ishtar, and Ashtur, is generally known as being from the Saxons' Germanic heritage and was the name of the goddess of dawn, spring and fertility.
Gatherings it seems have been around for a long time, eons it seems. Some thoughts explain Eastre gatherings like this. Spring would bring new life, nature's growth would transform the Land. To explain it one would understand the earth as giving birth in the spring, creating life, so we have Mother Earth. Mother Earth would not do well without the rain. So the sky above delivered this. Sometimes referred to as the heavens, the sky took on or was made Male. Together the Earth and the Sky created the wonders of the Land.
Many groups and people have taken this as a rite of their own, perhaps renaming it, perhaps reworking it, yet the truth remains the same in the end: spring revitalizes us. A time to be reborn and the new born. Some choose to celebrate this quietly and others more loudly. There seems no wrong way to celebrate Eastre. You create alone or in a group, loosely or collectively, an appreciation and thankfulness for the coming of spring and all it symbolizes for you.
That seems to be the essence of Faeries, of gay men seeking their own non hetro foisted approach to this time. It can be of our own creation, maybe its the merging of both male and female, maybe it's a time to look ahead, to be alone or together. Rituals can be be static or change to meet our needs and desires; inclusive or apart, it does not seem to matter.
There is something magical that happens. It happens all over this planet and maybe elsewhere too every spring. I look forward to this spring, to celebrating, to recognizing the change to the Land and sharing that experience with others. What will it be like? How will I participate? Will I jump in? Will I simply observe? What personal truths will be uncovered or allowed to be?
I do know this. It is with great anticipation that I walk this way.
PS - I am not giving up on the Easter bunny, or is that Eastre? The kid in me won't let me, it's part of my spirituality, and few things like chocolate make this boy faerie really happy!
here's more - so where does the Eostre story come from?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
"Are RF's members of any certain Neo-Pagan tradition, or do they come from a variety of groups? I myself am a generic NP who doesn't do ritual per se. Wicca and Druidry attract me for various reasons, but not so sure about male-female polarity... If it were possible I'd join the Minoan Brotherhood, but alas they are not in my area."
here is a well thought out response...
"Some RF's might consider their spiritual beliefs to come from a Pagan or Neo Pagan perspective, as some might come from Buddhism, Hinduism, and even Christianity.
There is no particular religious (or secular) tradition that a RF must come from. Some are atheists or agnostic. Many pick and choose and self-create, sometimes on an ongoing basis.
With the possible exception of Christianity, I would say that the general attitude towards faith is pretty much live and let live.
Some places and times of gathering are more ritual oriented than others. Basically, it's a big old hodgepodge of spontaneous spiritual (and non-spiritual) expression and experimentation based on the intentions and proclivities of the individuals who happen to be around at the time."
If you have anything to add, please do so, pretend this is a heart circle, you have the talisman in your virtual hands...
Are you going to add to the legend,
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Spring begins officially tomorrow. Its come upon us quickly, lets respond with the same vim and ... . You get the point.
See you all on line and hopefully at the farm come what Victoria Day provides!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Quand les zédons sortent de tanière pour exprimer leur envie naturelle de s’abreuver d’extrait de lézépou en préparation de la morte saison, ils fouinent à la recherche de grands espaces où pratiquer l’hédonisme.
Les Zédons sont de nature paisible. Ils se nourrissent principalement d’espèces végétales et d’extrait de lézépou dont ils raffolent. L’extrait de lézépou fournit l’apport en protéines nécessaire à leur survie pendant la morte saison. L’extrait est le produit de la traite du lézépou, un animal qui broute à l’état naturel dans les plaines de l’est de l’Ontario et dans les monts de l’Outaouais. Pour obtenir l’extrait vital, essence de lézépou, les zédons traquent l’animal dans des réserves dédiées à cet usage. Les lézépous doivent être attrapé en vie et en vigueur. Une capture paisible améliore le rendement et facilite la pratique de l’hédonisme.
La chasse au lézépou est un travail de groupe qui nécessite la participation de zôtres zédons. Une meute de zédons peut comprendre entre quatre et vingt individus de tailles et de générations variées. On a observé, exceptionnellement, certaines meutes grimper jusqu’á 70 spécimens. Chez le zédon, seul le mâle chasse. A de rares occasions, on a pu observer un zamazone zédon se faufiler dans les rangs pour participer à la chasse. On reconnait le zédon à ses zébrures multicolores uniques à l’espèce. Donc, à la bonne saison, le zédon cherche de grands espaces pour paitre paisiblement, chasser le lézépou et pratiquer l’hédonisme.
On trouve des zédons dans toute l’Amérique du Nord, mais pour chasser le lézépou, ils se rassemblent dans des réserves dédiées à cet usage. La réserve la plus fertile en lézépou, recommandée pour les zédons zinitiés, zédons novices, et zôtres zédons est la réserve du renard ambré dans les prairies de l’est de l’Ontario. Pendant la bonne saison (grasse), les zédons s’ameutent quatre fois pour chasser le lézépou, traire, et pratiquer l’hédonisme.
Ces rassemblements sont une occasion exceptionnelle pour les amateurs de safaris d’observer de près la chasse au lézépou, et, dans certains cas, de participer en portant un costume qui ressemble à s’y méprendre à la peau de zédon. Si le cœur vous en dit, vous pouvez même observer les quatre chasses de la saison et la métamorphose du zédon repu qui suit la traite et la pratique de l’hédonisme.
Le réchauffement de la planète est la cause d’une recrudescence des populations de lézépou de zédon dans la réserve du renard ambré. La saison s’annonce particulièrement fertile : les experts prédisent un millésime 2009 exceptionnel pour l’extrait de lézépou et la pratique de l’hédonisme. Laissez-vous tenter.