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.
Date: May 13th-15th, 2022
Location: Via Zoom
Theme: The Dailey Weave: Connection Balance and Ecstasy in the Middle World
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. 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.
2018 We held our event in the Santa Cruz Mountains celebrating the Cauldron and going within to nurture the sacred silence and wisdom.
When we had to cancel the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic we initially did not think a virtual event would be the best for Stone and Stang. But as the year has progressed we have seen that our community needs this event and the healing that could come from it. So we hope you will join us for this virtual gathering.by