Letter from Debbie Foley, Proprietor & Community Organizer
I just want to speak a moment about Drum Circle and Mystic Moon Community Events. There seems to be some misunderstanding and/or misconceptions about the "why" of my policies and rules of hospitality at Mystic Moon events, and I want to clear them up.
I will do this in several posts due to the fact that many folks are not taking the time to read them. I realize that things have been different the last two years, I have done my best to keep our events going, and keep things as normal as possible during and after Brian's illness and dying, and grief...we would have nothing..NOTHING here at Mystic Moon if not for my kids, the family of volunteers, and support from all of you..I ask you now for help, understanding, and co-operation.
I'll begin with Drum Circle. In 16 years we have had 832 Drum Circles..I am blessed with a dedicated, devoted staff to make this happen. I want you to know that these wonderful people do not have to be here, yet they come, for 832 nights they have been here out of love and devotion for me, Mystic Moon and the Pagan Community.
Without loyal, committed volunteers, events do not just "happen"..16 years ago Brian and I sat down and set up some "Rules of Hospitality" based on the Brehon Laws of the Celts. These were rules likened to the rules anyone would have in their "Home" or "Space"..we had to of course, improvise some things but, basically the rules are of "Respect" to share what we have been blessed with and to be able to provide for safe, sacred space for all that come to Mystic Moon and our events.
We simply ask for your care of my property, my grounds, my liabilities as far as safety, my store front and merchandise.
We simply ask for kindness and gratitude to the volunteers that come here every week and have done so for 16 years,so that you may have these experiences enhance your spirit,...to drum, dance, to socialize and network with other Pagans in the area.
We simply ask that you supervise and take care of your own children, and help us keep them safe, by following our policies put forth to keep them from any injury or harm. We love and cherish our children and they are always welcome, it is up to YOU as parents to follow these rules and watch your children... A family friendly event does not mean you should take advantage of the situation and expect our staff volunteers to be your babysitter.
We need your help to maintain a beautiful, healthy Pagan Community. There are good valid reasons for every single rule or policy here...
Do your part please, be an example for those that are new here, and if you can't help at least stop making things harder for all of us that do still care, and work so hard, to provide a "home" for you and yours...
more to come...
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