Beloved is an ecosystem of stories. This space is where we tell a few of them, ask deeper questions, and explore.
Interview: Vulnerable Rally
Part direct action, part open-eyed group meditation, part street theater, part grief ritual and 100% unexpected, Vulnerable Rally isn’t just “the opposite of advertising,” it’s a cultural somatics movement.
Beloved recorded a call with the founders of Vulnerable Rally: Gabriel Diamond and Candice Holdorf to discuss how it started the day after the 2016 election, the way it evolved into a practice space, and how it shows us that often our greatest teachers are avoided at all costs.
We also discuss how Vulnerable Rally mitigates the effects of toxic shame, how the Rally at Beloved is different from the Rally done in the street, and some stories of what happens when you tell a deep secret in public!
So You Went To A Festival, Now What?
So You Went to a Festival, Now What?
Integration Station – Part Two
How do we hold on and live into the dream we held together?
10 Ways to Live Your Beloved All Year Long
Interview: Peia Luzzi on her Night of Song Tour and The Mythic Power of Ancient Music
Beloved and Peia jump on a spontaneous call in advance of her Night Of Song Tour to dive into how human culture is woven by the kind of remembering that requires the body’s felt experience of the land itself.
We discuss why Irish music touches something in us that is deeply human, undeniably mythic, and relates to grief and praise, even though there’s no verb “to sing” in Irish.
WOVEN TOGETHER: DakhaBrakha + Fanna-Fi-Allah Oct. 12 + 13
WOVEN TOGETHER is two days of workshops and performances with Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha and Sufi Qawwali singers Fanna-Fi-Allah! Get inspired by this series of images exploring the weaving, embroidery, song, food and folkways of this rich collaboration Oct. 12th + 13th!
Post-Fest Integration: Part One
It’s tempting to rush towards the learning.
As we heard at the festival, the body is where the learning always begins.
Village-making takes all of one’s energy; it demands your undivided attention.
Even awesome experiences can be exhausting, right?
We asked you on Instagram what your best post-fest practices were, so here they are…
The Beloved Healing & Accountability Council
Presently, Beloved is in a kind of chrysalis stage where all that we are turns into a kind of undifferentiated goo before the butterfly emerges fully formed.
Toward that end, we are in the initial stages of creating structures within our organization and broader community to support the processes by which Beloved will move into better alignment with our values.
One such structure we are creating is the Beloved Healing & Accountability Council. Read on to find out more…
For First Timers!
First timer? Make your first Beloved the best it can be… Here is a list of community-sourced tips! Everything from camping gear to attitude, we’ve got you covered!
Beloved Red Tent Sanctuary
The Red Tent is an ancient tradition found cross-culturally in which menstruating people are given a safe space to rest, connect with each other and the Earth, and hold ceremony. In this space, we reclaim the sacredness of our monthly shed and the power that is found when we return our sacred moon blood back to the Earth. Open to all who bleed or want to learn about menstruation.
New Sanctuary Spaces
Beloved’s new affinity spaces, the BIPOC Sanctuary and Queer Magic Sanctuary, offer refuge and support to folks whose marginalization has impacted their safety and belonging.
Why the BIPOC Ticket?
We introduced the BIPOC ticket type to center these historically marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous and/or People Of Color).
We acknowledge that the land on which we stand is the ancestral and unceded territory of Native American peoples. The Alseans, Siuslawans, and a small band of Lower Umpquas lived on the western coast of Oregon around what is now Alsea Bay at the mouth of the Alsea River. In 1861, they were violently removed […]
A Braver Space
“In order to build the movements capable of transforming our world, we have to do our best to live with one foot in the world we have not yet created.” –Aurora Levins Morales. It is never a question of, “if there is harm.” It is always a question of, “when harm happens, how will we face it together?”
No More World Music?
In a spirit of radical togetherness, we have reframed our musical offerings to reflect our ongoing learning and commitment to honoring the lineages of the performers as well as the conditions which gave rise to the music brought to Beloved.