Thanks to all who attended the 2017 Fairy and Human Relations Congress! What a special event it was….
Once again, the 2017 Fairy Congress was an amazing event! Here are two reports, from Terry and Rick.
From Terry duBeau:
We were blessed at this year’s Fairy Congress by the presence of several Indigenous people. Dan Nanamkin from the Colville Reservation arrived on Thursday evening 6/22 for dinner and entertained us with stories and songs around a sacred fire in the sky lodge till well past midnight! He was funny and so warm hearted. He spoke in depth of his time and the trauma from the many months at Standing Rock. We all hoped he would stick around. He did – he left late on Sunday. We were blessed by his genuine interest in the Fairy Congress and we loved his two gentle giant dogs – both Alaskan Malamutes! He received a massage, participated in circles, co-lead a workshop, dressed up for the parade – ran in the charge and did the Angel Wash three times – once with one of his dogs! He told us “that this was the most well received he had been on his long journey home since leaving Standing Rock this past spring”. We were happy to help build a bridge of reconciliation and to give him some deep healing love. We hope he will return next year!
Spencer Martin – Se Olum, “the peacemaker” also from the Colville Reservation – an elder from the Methow Tribe joined us on the day Friday the 23rd. He arrived with several friends – his sister Rita, brother-in- law Gary, friend Lindsey and her two children and 3 other friends whose names escape me? They arrived in time for breakfast and the morning circle. Spencer spoke of the importance of
reconciliation and prayer. He joined with Dan and they offered a special workshop by the Grandmother Pine, it was attended by about 25 people. We had a sweat lodge! They had us sit in a circle. We had a “door” for our lodge, a space for the altar and the sweet smell of sage. We were lead thru the 4 rounds in a sweat lodge. We were blessed by Dan’s songs and teachings intertwined with Spencer’s wisdom and prayers! It truly was sacred. Spencer and his friends stayed for the day – joining us for lunch and then heading home later. And of course, we
also hope he and his friends will return next year!
From Rick Gossett:
The sound of a Bullroarer on the You Tube caught my attention. I began to follow that sound, like following a scent as Wolf had taught me.
Big News in this one!
Here is the link to the May 2017 newsletters:
Here is the link to the April 2017 newsletter:
Supporting children and teens in their relationships with nature and the Fairy realms is the aim of the Kids and Teens programs. For the kids, providing opportunities to enhance their imaginations and to make friends is our focus. For the teens, learning to listen to their own inner guidance and develop relationships with healthy Fey energies, understanding the place for discernment, protection and boundaries in the other realms and this realm, and experiencing fellowship with other teens is the focus.
The kid’s area provides activities for children who are mature enough to be without their caring adult for 2 hours. As always, we will have planned activities during the adult workshop times. I have two very creative assistants with years of experience with children, who will be helping us.
One of the activities Mary and I are really excited about is that we will be making Fairy houses, hopefully both out on the land, and to take home. If you suspect that your child will want to bring theirs home, please bring a sturdy container such as a shoe box for transport.
Another activity we will have going all weekend is pretend play. I will have magical creatures and costumes available to support the play.
These on-going activities will be punctuated by the gifts of Tina Larkin MFA, an international musician, visual artist and educator who will be doing creative activities with the kids (visit her website at www.tinalarkin.net). Check your schedule at Fairy Congress for times.
I, myself am a pediatric occupational therapist with a PhD in anthropology focusing on cross cultural child development. I am passionate about imaginative play. Given my job as coordinator of the children and teens, I will not be able to give individual attention to children with special needs, but if your child needs accommodations, please let me know, ahead of time if possible: email@example.com
Drop in volunteers are always welcome. Come play with us!!!!
Material needed (we have lots of art materials):
Dress up clothing
Props for making magic
Materials for Fairy houses, more focused on natural materials.
In the spirit of Play!
I would love to hear from any and all teens regarding what they would like to have at Fairy Congress. My hope for you is to provide means and ways to tap into your intuition, develop your sense of discernment for creating healthy helping allies in among the Fey. I also want to foster understanding the need for discernment, protection and boundaries in the other realms and this realm. These sources of support can be of considerable value to you as you navigate your changing roles in your family, discern your peer and love relationships, and plot a course for your life’s work.
What I want to know is; what do you want, how can I be of support to you?
I also hope that you have a lot of fun.
This year we have offerings from Jenny Jo Allen again, who is bringing back crystals from her trip toTucson to use with you guys. We have an intuitive who does Past Life and Soul Path readings who would love to work with the teens. And we have an elder Shaman who is a story master.
Do any of you want to create a workshop? Anyone want to volunteer with the kids or tweens? Anyone want to organize an all ages capture the flag game or other rollicking activity?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org