The Scarlet Letter
Volume I, Number 4 | May 1994
from Rhiannon & Lon Milo DuQuette
Dear Sr. Continuity and all Merry Band at Scarlet Woman Camp,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
This is just a short note to thank you for sending us The Scarlet Letter. I read each issue from cover to cover and thoroughly enjoy your provocative wit and the unbridled ardor with which you obviously embrace the Great Work. Keep 'em coming.
Love is the law, love under will.
[I suppose one review calls for another. See pg.9 for Kestrel's review of Brother DuQuette's most recent book! —Fr. S.]
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Dear Scarlet Woman Camp,
The CMA Beltaine Campout was a remarkable experience for me, largely due to all of you! My thanks to Sr. Continuity, Fr. Sharash, Sr. Zohar, and all the drummers who supported our Women's Healing Circle. Having never held Circle for a group larger than about 20, I was a bit overwhelmed when 152 people showed up...The drumming kept everything moving, filling places that would have been awkwardly silent with a feeling of depth and cohesiveness. I am so very grateful!
My thanks to the men of Scarlet Woman Camp. I was pleased to honor your interest in attending the Women's Healing Circle and touched to the very soul when you chose to come, dressed for the occassion, in full celebration of your own feminine aspect. Very few things in life have touched me as deeply as the level of sincerity and reverence with which you participated in this event. There simply are no words to express how much it meant to me to have you there...
My thanks to all of you for the Tree of Life Playshop... (talk about Type-Casting!!!) In my tradition, we use the Tree differently than most. Your presentation brought so much clarity to my understanding of the Qabalistic Tree. If only learning could always be that much fun! I could have stayed and played all day!
Finally, please know how sincere I am when I say thank you for allowing me to "bask in the energy" at the OTO campfire. I wonder if you realize how little you speak and how much you say! Each of you is so connected to the others... seemingly connected by an energy that's hard to define. It's intense, loving and gentle, sexy and passionate, wild, free, and primal...and very, very real! What an awesome feeling it is to be part of that kind of energy!
My Beltaine weekend would not have been the same without all of you! You have given me wonderful memories to treasure...Remarkable gifts that will last a lifetime...
My thanks and my love to all of you!
[Thank YOU Rhiannon for your wonderful support! Also I would like to mention that members of Apotheosis Camp also contributed to the Women's Healing Circle and I'll make sure this is extended to them too! —Fr.S.]