Discovering Arcadia: Empowering Queer Men's Spirituality
"Those who dwell in Arcadia seek out that secret Eden because of its isolation from the troubled world and its safety from the arrogant demands of those who would deny freedom, curtail human action, and destroy innocence and love." - Byrne R.S. Fone
October 9-12, 2019
Theme: Discovering Arcadia: Empowering Queer Men's Spirituality
Patron Deity: This year we will honor the Greek god Pan. Pan was one of the primary patrons of ancient Arcadia. He is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature, rustic music, and sexuality. Pan is known for chasing both nymphs and shepherds alike.
What: A Queer-positive Pagan men's gathering open to men of all orientations, spiritual paths, and backgrounds.
When: October 9-12,2019.
Where: Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland, Virginia (less than an hour west of Richmond, VA).
Why: Because there's a need for such a gathering on the East Coast. The nearest Queer Pagan men's camping gathering is in Ohio.
Who: Anyone over 18 who identifies as Pagan or Earth-based spirituality who is also gay, bi, queer, or trans. We will not turn away any respectful seeker regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or spiritual path.