Following is a letter written by my King of the May (2003) regarding Annwfn. If you care for sacred space or community, this is a cause that is worthy of your attention.
I apologize in advance if this message is off topic, but the need is great and URGENT.
Some of you know of a place near Ukiah, CA called Annwfn. This pagan sanctuary and sacred land has been held in love and spirit by those who have found it to be a place of power, beauty and healing for decades. It was once under the control and protection of the Church of All Worlds but more recently has been left to the means of a small community of wiccans and faeries and others. I count myself among those who appreciate the unique and wonderful purpose it has served and will serve if we can save it.
For some time now there has been an escalating battle whereby disapproving and selfish neighbors have been trying to abridge the rights of the visitors to and caretakers of this privately held land to use the common road called the Green Way. I'll spare you the gory details but it has become clear that this is not merely a fight about land use or road rights, but is a condemnation of and affront to the pagan nature of this place and it's people.
To protect Annwfn from this petty and hateful assault, a lawyer has been engaged and many proceedings have come to pass. This has built up over $11,000 in legal fees. Now, on the eve of arbitration where our rights to the road and land are likely to prevail, the lawyers are extorting their fees from us. We have it on good authority that they will cease representing us if we do not pay them immediately. Without them, the pending arbitration will almost certainly go ill for us.
We need your help. Please visit the website (http://www/annwfn.org
), talk to your friends and associates and most of all, I am loathe to say it but it's true, we need your money! It's tax deductible! :)
Hereafter I am including a message that appears on the website that speaks to the background and current situation more fully. Thank you in advance for any help and please... PASS IT ON!
Don 'Bear' Wilkinson
King of the May, Annwfn 2003( Message from the caretakersCollapse )( Monies raised so far: $3,505.50Collapse )