Lammas 2012 Silver Jubilee

Friday August 3 - Sunday 12 August 2012


In 2012, the Northwoods Tribe of the Radical Faeries is celebrating all things silver, our Silver Jubilee year.  Join us as we  reflect over our 25 year-old argentate community.  We'll max out our Silver Charge Cards at the 25th Lammas. Bright and lustrous, pale and pearly, plated in resplendent sterling white, we come together August 3-12 to re/connect, re/new, re/joice in 25 years of Northwoods Gatherings, with the Know (your) Talent Show, the Silver (disco) Ball, the High (heel) School Reunion, and much more to be luminously envisioned.

In 1988

In 1988, Reagan is president, AIDS is raging, ACT UP is born, George Michael is straight, and a group of faeries gathered in Gordon, WI, to start the Northwoods tribe of the Radical Faeries.

In 2012

In 2012, a brotha is in the house,  MN votes on a straights~only amendment, the Occupy movement goes global, Lady Gaga is 25, and faeries flock to Kawashaway to celebrate the Silver Jubilee Lammas Gathering.

The vision of our Sanctuary

Our heavily wooded Sanctuary, on a small beaver-habitat lake in the Superior National Forest, is a minimally tamed and rather rustic land. Our vision since 1989 has been to preserve the Sanctuary land and water as a safe place - apart from yet very connected to the wider worlds - as a place-between of emotional and spiritual well-being for loving, healing, playing, and working together in cooperation, as a community of kindred fae souls.


Working magik, offering gifts of knowledge or action, playing, being, even napping, all use up a body's energy. There will be plenty of wholesome, yummy vegetarian eats available. Before the gathering we are asking for help planning and ordering food. Each gathering meal calls for Mom (that's you volunteering, friends) plus a few choppers/stirrers. Please plan to assist with at least one meal. Plan to do dishes a few times. If you are willing to Mom a meal let us know on the registration form.

Food cost is covered by the registration fees you pay. Feel free to supplement your diet in any way you need, however, refrigeration is extremely limited. Priority is given to medications and perishable food purchased by and for the gathering.


Imagine community, know you have community, create community

A co-created temporary autonomous community involves everyone. Expect to spend an hour or two each day taking care of things other than your awesome self. It may be preparing dinner or washing dishes, building a fire, running a workshop, or other inspired or absurd leadership. The more-experienced help the less-experienced get dialed in on how things happen. When we all accept co-equal responsibility for our gathering, the basic needs of all gathering-goers can be met in a spirit of playful cooperation. As an experiential co-creation, YOUR attendance is what makes this event all the more rich for each of us. Your creative, powerful self, no matter what level of previous fae/magik/spiritual experience, is welcome.

Register, register, please pre-register

We are counting on your pre-registration to be able to plan events and buy enough food and supplies for us all. If you need to pay later, or make special financial arrangements, that's just fine… pre-register anyway ~ thank you!

Spread the word

The call is like an echoing noise, spreading out to all the worlds. So please pass our gathering/website info to folks you think may want to hear the call to magik, play, growth and exploration.