Located at the very back of the Labyrinth of the Ways will be a mound shrine to the Queer Spirit. The Queer Spirit Shrine is an embodiment, memorial and celebration of all things Queer. It is a space to laugh and celebrate as well as a space to mourn and reflect on our Queer Brothers & Sisters who fought and gave so much for us. Its an Altar to everything that makes us all unique and fierce. Its a mound to remember those whose lives have been given, taken and lost so that we can be who we are.
The space was dedicated for the Shrine during the rite when the BTW community ritually blessed, dedicated and gifted the Labyrinth to Wisteria. This year, the BTW community will gather again to build and install the Shrine, when complete it will be blessed and consecrated during this years BTW event in mid September.
Queer Spirit Shrine Installation May 29th, 2017
On the 29th of May the Men & Friends of Green Faerie Grove gathered at the Labyrinth site and began the task of installing the new Shrine. After much digging and relocating a ton of stone across the the Ways, the Shrine was firmly set into the ground. This was the first, and biggest, phase of the installation.
The next phase will be layering the cairn of stones with clay to secure and seal it before adding the final layers of rock and soil.