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Oracle Gatherings pulls out of City Repair event, citing potential environmental harm.

"They feel that an event of this magnitude creates more damage than the land can realistically recover from. The Oracle Gatherings has come together as an organization to stand beside the neighbors and stewards. We have made the hard decision to not participate in Metapoiesis but instead bring our event back home to Seattle."
Here is the official statement from The Oracle Gatherings.


Greetings Beautiful Beings,

Many of you may or may not be aware that there have been some issues surrounding the development of the land intended for The Gift within Metapoiesis festival August 3rd - 7th in Mosier, Oregon. We have personally met with the local neighbors/stewards and they have shown us what our well intended gathering may be doing. They feel that an event of this magnitude creates more damage than the land can realistically recover from. The Oracle Gatherings has come together as an organization to stand beside the neighbors and stewards. We have made the hard decision to not participate in Metapoiesis but instead bring our event back home to Seattle. This may be troublesome for some, but in the end we hope all will see that this decision was essential for us to maintain our integrity and commitment to ecologically sound practices and community.

The Gift is now planned for August 4 and 5 in Seattle.

You will hear from us in the next 48 hours with details around the Seattle event and how we can proceed to support both The Gift and Metapoiesis. Thank you for your patience as we put the finishing touches on the new plan, and you will hear from us again soon.

~ The Oracle Gatherings
The Gift - August 4-5, Seattle


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