Like many other Faerie circles, Vancouver Rad Faes gather weekly at a coffee shop for friendly socializing. We have not one, but two, yes two Faerie Coffees:
Where You’ll Find Us
- East Side Faerie Coffee: Satyrday 11am to 1pm at
The Laughing Bean,
2695 East Hastings St.
- Village Faerie Coffee:
Sun-Day 11am to 1pm at
BC’s Best Coffee
788 Drake Street
Radical Faerie and Fae-friendly queer men gather together monthly at or around the full moon to share confidentially from the heart with one another, in a spirit of positive energy, support, and mutual vulnerability.
WHEN WE CIRCLE
- After introductions and an explanation of the process, a talisman is passed, and whomever wants to, speaks, while others listen in silence.
Occasionally, facilitated heart circles involving dialogue and a deeper exploration of shared issues are arranged in addition to the monthly full moon circles.
- Heart circle is the heart of Faerie identity and consciousness, living out the principle of subject-subject relationship.
Please check the calendar for upcoming heart circle dates, and contact us to find the time and location of the next one.
P.S. There’s usually a social time after the circle. You’re invited to bring a snack or dessert to share if you’d like.
Gatherings are larger multi-day events which attract Faefolk near and far. They are opportunities to practice our way of being together in a focused way over several days, as a community and as individuals. They feature ritual, dance, heart circles, games, workshops, and lots of playful fun – indoors and out.
LET’S GO CAMPING, EH?
- The Radical Faeries of BC host a major gathering over the Victoria Day long weekend in May – Radical Faerie Camp.
- We keep the numbers to between 70 and 80 in order create a more intimate feel. It’s held at the Evans Lake Forest Camp, just north of Squamish.
There are many other gatherings near and far: The summer and winter Breitenbush gatherings in Central Oregon attract almost 200 Faeries. The gatherings at the Wolf Creek Faerie Sanctuary in southern Oregon are usually more rustic, and many include women as well as men. There are also the Longhouse and American Ridge gatherings in rural Washington; and smaller “gather-ettes” of one to two dozen at The Landing Place – land that one of our brothers makes available at his home on the Sunshine Coast. Check the calendar for details of these and other nearby gatherings.
I want a man with a slow hand
I want a lover with an easy touch
I want somebody who will spend some time
Not come and go in a heated rush
I want somebody who will understand
When it comes to love I want a slow hand.
–The Pointer Sisters
It’s Like Heart Circle
The Slow Hand groups are closed weekly heart circles which meet for a set period.
The first couple of circles of each group are open to all faes before closing.
The Slow Hand groups are further experiments in the heart circle concept.
Small self-directed closed groups meet regularly in shared intimacy. Currently some groups self-select and others are formed in an open process that happens in September and January. Regular attendance is usually expected.
The Faerie Mind Circle meets each month in the clarity of the darkness of the new moon to discuss matters of concern to the Faeries. Topics are pre-posted and we use a talking stick to give all faes an equal voice.
Faerie Cooking Class
Each month (on or about the 3rd Wednesday) Four of Wands hosts a Cooking class for 6-8 faes. Guest instructors teach a variety of dishes from around the world. We finish with a shared meal and we split the costs among the participants. Reservations are required and announcements of upcoming classes are made via our mailing list or on the BCRadfae Facebook page.