limina gathering

philosophy

Limina are thresholds.  

A liminal space is a threshold between worlds.  A place of dissolution.

Historically, liminal spaces were the center stage of rites of passage.  The dissolution stage is the threshold between participants’ previous way of structuring themselves, and a new way waiting on the other side.

Entry into a liminal space leaves behind familiar forms. Within it is potentiality.

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“We are liminal—not invisible.  Queerness is an ecological formation.  Emergence is a practice of living into liminality—a confluence of becoming. This emergence is a listening across borders and binaries. It is where the scars of the queer youth point to: a return Home.”

Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd

Indigenous ancestral-futurist + rite of passage guide, Queer Nature

“Undergoing trauma sends us into the liminal space.  We protect ourselves by moving into the space in between, but can access either point of the threshold in an instant (what we understand as triggers). Perhaps the “implicit memory” that psychology talks about in relation to trauma could be expanded & understood further if we work intentionally with these responses, considering them “liminal memories”.

Quin Acacia Molyneux

HAVEN community resource organizer

“The fragmentation that occurs during trauma is not met on the other side by a re-joining.  We are not welcomed back into our bodies by waiting hands. We must find our own ways to reconnect and piece ourselves back together.  That is where ancestral skills step in.”

Meg Cur

Nature guide and educator, Crow’s Nest Wildcraft