Who are fAERIES?
& History Archive
Updated April 16, 2010
Circle is primarily a gay male social entity made up of the friends of Lobo... and
other curious strangers -See Moon Circle
Moon Circle does not claim to
be what Faeries are all about, but Moon Circle was definitely inspired
by the Radical Faeries.
Moon Circle used to enjoy and offer communal events of many different kinds. We
used to get together as often as we could, which recently hasn't been very
much. I recommend visiting
Radical Faerie Redux, a new Los Angeles Radical Faerie entity that
uses "Meetup.com." They have regular meetings... please do check them out.
In-House -usually at Matrix's, but can be
Pot-Lucks, Cook, Take-Out, -Hang Out, Watch TV/Videos -whatever.
Arts and Crafts -sometimes blended with events and/or spiritual ritual
(Drawing Mandalas, Constructions, Gourd Painting, Origami, Candle-Making,
Tie-Dye, Sewing, Crochet, Knitting)
Celebrations and Rituals of many kinds for birthdays, seasons, and other
And also we love and enjoy to promote
Starland in Yucca
Valley with many visits. Matrix is a community member of Starland for
over 10 years.
Outings (when the spirit calls
Movies, Picnics, Bicycle-rides to anywhere; the movies, a museum, the
Campouts -considered sometimes
as a Faerie Gatherette as opposed to a full-scale faerie gathering
-usually at Bowen Ranch (My favorite) where we can camp privately and have access to the
incredible Deep Creek natural hot
www.deepcreekvolunteers.com for lots of info about Deep Creek.
other most favorite place -I will move there end of 2007)
visits -attend a
Starland Volunteers "Work & Play" Weekend with us where we
visit a fabulous Faerie-Inspired communal desert homestead. This
is one of our favorite outings because we get to hang out with friends, meet
new friends, just hang out, enjoy the local desert and community, happily
help out the Starland homestead (the volunteer part), and stay for free!
To foster and promote friendships, community.
Here's what else comes to mind... non-conventional, non-mainstream,
non-commercial, non-judgmental, honesty, sincerity, responsibility,
integrity, commitment, community, bonding, growth, learning, awareness, and
You have an open invitation to take part in Moon Circle's
offerings as well as to make offerings to Moon Circle. If you can offer or know of something that would
be of interest to Moon Circle, please feel free to let us know. -
matrix AT Moon Circle . org. For example,
you may offer to share your talents as others have offered, such venues as tie-die classes, mandala making
sessions, writing workshops, healing touch classes, rituals, and
A picture tells a thousand words. see the
Pictures & History section for a glimpse
of what we have been up to.
Inspired by the Radical Faeries, Matrix, then known as Marc, called Moon Circle
into being about 1995 after the old Star Circle , Los Angeles'
Radical Faerie contingent began to fade. Star Circle had been the Los Angeles based Fae Circle for
years until about 1994. Associates included Harry Hay ("The Duchess" himself)
lover), Moon-Calf, Chas, Leona Porchina, Craigee-poo, Dorothy, Crane, Laughing Boy,
Ho-ho, Spyder, Shiva Tapioca, Eartha-Madre,
and many others. All of whom who had inspired and had shown great love.
It is out of this great love that the Fae community
of open-hearted gay men would continue to meet.
began with a monthly Full Moon Faerie Heart Circle at Matrix's house. Since then we have tried many things. A web picture archive site
will eventually be erected to show the growth pattern of Moon Circle.
For nearly a year we did massage circles every New Moon and there
were other events between, such as solstice and equinox rituals, small
gatherette campouts, and more recently, crafts workshops. More about the
past will be posted later.
A little about
I went to my first Faerie gathering Thanksgiving week in 1993 at Camp Shalom
in Malibu, California. It was also the last annual Faerie Gathering to happen
at that particular camp. A year later, one more "official" and the very last Southern California Faerie Gathering happened
near San Diego on a private camp. That would be the last full-on
big Faerie Gathering that Southern California would ever see. Since then smaller
"Gatherettes" would happen in the local deserts South or East of Los
Angeles. So this desert gathering tradition continues with Moon Circle along
with little happenings in the Los Angeles vicinity.
currently forging a unique "Queer" culture and have been for many years
that is separate from most typical commercial "gay" trappings.
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