In 2024, Pleasures of Beltane will offer 3 paths over 2 days, described below.
Campers will select one path for both days.
Robert & Jynx
“I want to worship
at the shrine of everywhere,
want to know every inch
of this earth as an altar –
every walk, a pilgrimage.
Every step, a step
from holy to holy
~ Sacred Ground, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
We are, all of us, living & breathing altars. We are “the Universe experiencing itself”, “spiritual beings having a human experience”, “stars with people names”…
And…it can be hard to remember this truth, let alone to feel it in the depth of our bones. Modern society has increasingly undervalued the human instinct to ritualize our lives, particularly through the egregores of Capitalism, Hegemony, Perfectionism, and Normativity. The world each of us was born into has left little room for the neurodivergent, the aging, the ability-impacted, the queer. How can we tend to our Craft - whether that be spiritual, leisure, vocation, or pleasure - when we barely have time to care for ourselves? And - perhaps even more juicily - how can we practice radical acceptance of the transformative and potentially empowering reality of pain, without losing hope of what might lie on the other side?
This workshop is an opportunity to seek and find ways to infuse pleasure and magic into our everyday routines, whatever they may be. From the smallest act of habitual maintenance - such as brushing one’s teeth, showering, taking our medications, making our tea - to the most dedicated and deliberate ceremonies - sex magic, masturbation rituals, and more - this is a call to make our every act sacred, if we so choose.
Flame & captain