Galina has posted an account given by Langston, one of the members of House Sankofa who attended and was, in my opinion at least, integral to the success of the rite. The account is far more comprehensive and eloquent than anything I could provide:
Shortly after the divination class, I noticed that I was feeling Dionysus’ energy intensely in the house. It was an odd feeling for me, because it was familiar, but I had changed so much since I last experienced it. Unconsciously, I had a fear of this energy because in the past I would resist until it built up and burst through me overtaking me which usually led to a string of bad decisions, but this time I felt it coursing through me gradually and was able to choose to step into the flow. I experienced it, perhaps for the first time, as wholly a blessing. It’s hard to describe (that’s what poetry is for I guess) but it was a feeling of simultaneous mischief and darkness, sensuality, good humor, relaxation, virility and a total lack of self consciousness. I guess really what I’m describing is intoxication.
To read the rest, click here.
I feel truly blessed to have shared such a powerful and transformative experience with these amazing people.
That’s what community is about, not this bullshit online drama.