Stone and Stang is a spiritual gathering for men-who-love-men of diverse pagan and alternative spiritual paths. Held every other year, Stone and Stang is a safe haven for us to gather, share sacred space, experience ritual, expand our learning and grow together as a tribe. As we connect with the land and with one another, we deepen our understanding of ourselves and our craft.
INTO THE CAULDRON: Silence and Renewal
Date: Friday, October 5th – Monday, October 8th, 2018
Location: The Santa Cruz Mountains
(Exact location will be given to registrants upon confirmation)
Theme: In these times of chaos and strife, we return to the Cauldron of the Goddess to incubate new wisdom and understanding within. Practices of silence creates space for our spiritual gifts as Men Who Love Men. We come together to connect with each other, the Land, Ancestors, Spirits of Nature, and the Gods.
HISTORY OF STONE & STANG
Stone and Stang was founded in 2013 by Hyperion and the brothers of the Unnamed Path with the desire to create an annual event to act as a spiritual hub for men-who-love-men on the West Coast. We sought to create a pagan event that encouraged gay and bisexual men to embrace their power, expand their spirituality beyond the conventional, and grow into a spiritual tribe that extends beyond tradition or geographic boundaries.
Too many pagan conventions or gatherings around the country either trapped participants in the sterile halls of a hotel convention center, or required long drives out into the countryside with no connection to civilization for days on end. We wanted to find the ideal place where we could bond with nature, access civilization if needed, and with an easy location in terms of travel.
In Spring of 2012, we found a location in the hills above the San Fernando Valley. Pulling together their resources, the brothers of the Unnamed Path reserved the property, discussed their plans with other men-who-love-men in the pagan community, and the response was amazing. Witches, shamans, druids, magicians, healers, spiritualists, energy workers and men of diverse spiritual paths stepped up and organized their efforts to give workshops, rituals, presentations and hands-on training at Stone and Stang. The event turned out to be a tremendous weekend of mystery, togetherness and power that created many memories!
2014 moved Stone and Stang to the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California. Surrounded by towering redwood and pine trees, men from all over the United States explored issues of self worth, self Love, and self expression as men-who-love-men in the 21st Century
Also in 2014, the Brothers of the Unnamed Path decided to make Stone and Stang a Biennial (every other year) event.
2016 saw another successful event with our first international attendee from Australia. Workshops surrounded the topic of shamanic practice and spirit contact work
We are excited to return to the Santa Cruz Mountain in 2018 Currently, the event planning is in full swing. Event registration and reservations for lodging accommodations are now open. We are also looking for presenters who are willing to share their experience with other men-who-love-men in the form of workshops, presentations, rituals and performances. Stone and Stang takes place the weekend of October 5th – 8th, 2018.by