Nomenus Wolf Creek Sanctuary is a Radical Faeries sanctuary which is maintained by the non-profit organization Nomenus (founded in 1984). The site, located at Wolf Creek, Oregon, was established in 1987.
How It All Began Edit
In the early 80's a group of Radical Faeries on the West Coast started talking about establishing a Sanctuary where they could hold gatherings instead of holding them in public forests or on private land. In 1984, they founded Nomenus, a tax-exempt non-profit religious corporation. Its purpose is to create, preserve and manage places of spiritual and cultural sanctuary, for Radical Faeries and their friends to gather in harmony with nature, for renewal, growth and shared learning. Following a Radical Faery gathering in 1986 at the Magdalene Farm in Wolf Creek, Oregon, a Maoist commune since the mid-70's, the Farm was offered for sale to Nomenus, and Nomenus purchased the Farm in 1987.
The Sanctuary Edit
Originally envisioned simply as a place to host Radical Faery gatherings, Nomenus's eighty-acre sanctuary in Wolf Creek has since evolved into the home of a small intentional community of Stewards and long-term visitors, as well as a site for shorter personal retreats and workshops. It has become a place where we explore the nature of faerie spirituality and community on an on-going basis in our communal and private circles, our discussions and our collective labor to nurture and beautify the Sanctuary.
The Land is located in a valley in the mountains of southern Oregon. Hillsides forested with Douglas fir, madrone, big leaf maple and white oak surround a lovely rolling meadow and the flowing waters of Wolf Creek. In addition to the communal buildings of Garden House and the Barn, there are several cabins to house the Stewards scattered about the Land. There are also flower and vegetable gardens to nurture and play in and altars and holy sites where we commune with the gods and the spirits of the Land and the Dead.