Walking the Thresholds 15 (2012)
Walking the Thresholds is a gathering for those who are not necessarily of human kind, but feel more toward a mythic flow, be they Elven, Fae, etc. The gather's purpose is to provide an interface between differing communities of folk that may have no communication otherwise. Existing bonds can be made stronger and new ones formed. We are greatly looking forward to meeting you in this woodland setting. It does not matter if one thinks one is otherkin, or thinks of it as a paradigm that they want to study...This gathering is here for intelligent exploration.
Workshops and discussions - In the spaces between the solid and the otherworld, the 3-dimensional is not quite as fixed as one may have thought, and the unseen becomes more easily manifest. This is the place of ferment... WtT workshop presenters are welcome to bring knowledge they have to add to the brew... Discussions in past years have explored fae-touched magic, machine magic, otherkin sexuality, fae-mutated Reiki and other healing modalities, awakenings, hosts, hearth magic, intentional communities, fencing, Feng Shui, Shapeshifting, Runes, and more.
If you want to do a workshop or discussion for WtT, please contact Rialian with a brief description.
We may also be creating and doing a main ritual again this year, something to provide the tone/focus of this year's gather (TBD).
Afterwards will be bardic storytelling and drumming around the fire circle, so bring a story to tell or a song to sing, and drumming and dancing afterward.
Vendors are encouraged to come (no fee) if you have otherkin-related wares. Leather work of all kinds, 7-pointed stars and other medallions, kin-related art/sculpture/comix/zines, beautiful and unusual handmade clothing, and jewelry are irresistible. If you make music (non-electronic, around the fire), we invite you to share it with us.
Registration - We will have Prereg until June 3. The preregistration fee is $55. After June 3, you will need to bring cash to the gate and contact Rialian to let him know you are coming. Children under 12 are free.
Important: If you need transportation from an airport, contact Rialian by May 25.
Meals - Bring your own food and enough to share. If you are travelling and cannot bring your own, please make arrangements to share with someone who is attending, or contact Rialian before May 25.
Camping and Facilities - the grounds are wild (or at least wilder than what most are used to) - bring enough clothing and necessities for 4 days - extra socks and rain ponchos are sometimes useful... The Maryland/Pennsylvania early summer can get damp - ground tarps keep tents dry. Bring your own biodegradeable soap and shampoo. There is swimming in the creek - the creek bottom is rocky -- bring wading shoes and rafts/innertubes if possible. Showers, and flush toilets are available only when the generators are turned on (outhouses available). Here are the Camp Policies of 4QF