Lonely Dog read this at the opening of the Gathering:
A Howl of Greeting to All:
Due to the change of date of the Euro Gathering to a date which conflicts
with family commitments, I am not able to be there with you this time.
It certainly feels very strange and unsettling to not be at a Gathering, but
upon reflection I realize that the fact that my vision of the Dog Brothers
which began so long ago has gotten to a point where I CAN miss a day is
really a sign of tremendous progress towards the birth of a tribe which will
outlive us all. For this, I am deeply happy.
Lonely Dog will be in touch with me during these days concerning Council of
Elders matters, so know that I will be a part of any asecensions and matters
of that sort. Speaking of which-- there is the matter of an ascension to
full Dog Brother left over from last time. I would like to suggest to
Lonely that he take care of it in this moment.
(Ceremony for Marcus: By the powers invested in us by us we dub
For those of you fighting for the first time and are worried about whether
you will fight well, allow me to ask you a three part question:
Remember the first time you had sex? Were you any good at it? Have you
gotten better since then?
What matters is that you keep on being here in this space-- for these are
days in which you will create and install in your spirit the place where you
are forever young so that you will walk as a warrior for all your days.
As you step out into the magical space, feel the gift of your aliveness and
be present in the moment.
The Learning that takes place in the adrenal state is some of the deepest
and highest that there is. The greater the adrenal state, the profounder
the Learning. The greater the state of Play, the better the result. The more
that one can move in both directions simultaneously, the better. "The
greater the dichotomy, the profounder the transformation. Higher
consciousness through harder contact." (c)
See you all next time.
Guiding Force of the Dog Brothers.
I spoke a little while ago with Lonely and he reports two days of outstanding fighting and DB spirit. The Tribe grows stronger every day.