Two Spirit (also two-spirit or twospirit) is a modern term used to describe certain spiritual people who may also be gay, lesbian, bisexual, and gender-variant.
"Two Spirit" is not interchangeable with most words currently used in western culture such as LGBTQ, Queer, Gay, etc. This title differs from most western, mainstream definitions of sexuality and gender identity in that it is not so much about whom one sleeps with, or how one personally identifies; rather, it is a sacred, spiritual and ceremonial role that is recognized and confirmed by the Elders of the Two Spirit's ceremonial community.
The second annual Gathering of Two Spirit People is being organized now to be held on the Tule River in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California within the Giant Sequoia National Monument to be held April 13-16th, 2017.
Registration is required for this free event. Upon registration, you will be directed to receive, review, and complete (where requested) the following:
1. Liability Waiver and Meidical History are required. Complete and return by email or bring it along when you come.
2. Guidelines for the Land upon which the event is held.
3. Personal/Suggested Gear List
The Land is 12 acres of fotthill Blus Oak woodland habitat and located on both sides of the Tule River at about 1,200 feet in the Blue Oak Woodland foothills in the southern Sierra Nevada within the Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia Natioanl Monument. The people who live, work, and play there are the stewards and do their best to protect and enhance (when possible) the natural qualities of this land. It is an amazing privately-owned sanctuary and ceremonial place that includes MEXICA Temazcalli , Danza circle, community leaders training, land and water restoration and stewardship, and camping for those who agree with its philosophy and vision.
The Two-Spirit Gathering will include:
• Temazcalli (or Mexicasweat) Lodge
• Native dancing such as Danza Azteca
• Facilitated Talking Circles
• Habitat restoration and stewardship project (Giant Sequoia seedling planting) on Sunday morning, 3/15th.
• Sacred Alter