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Welcome all ye noctilucent kindred who hunger for the splendors of the night, unafraid to express and unleash their inner (and outer) beautifully-wicked selves!
Dark Sanctuary is a group focused on creating events that celebrate and support our Alternative Culture. (We are the first Meetup.com group –worldwide- to feature this topic of interest!) Further, Dark Sanctuary seeks to provide an enjoyable, safe, supportive and friendly atmosphere for Alaska’s local Creatures of the Night. A place to share ideas, experiences and unique lifestyles while exercising respect and common-courtesy to fellow members as well as guests.
Wikipedia defines Alternative Culture: “A type of culture that exists outside (or on) the fringes of mainstream or popular culture, usually under the domain of one or more subcultures. These subcultures may have little or nothing in common besides their relative obscurity, but cultural studies uses this common basis of obscurity to classify them as alternative cultures, or, taken as a whole, the alternative culture. However ‘obscure’ we may seem, together we are a community in a positive light!
“We are all components that make up the Community. It would be nothing without us. Our community is important. Therefore, we are important!
Community derives from the French word communité or the Latin communitas (“with/together” and “gift”). It can be defined as people living in a particular district, city, etc. or a group of people forming a social unit within a larger one. Segregation involves the separation from others or the main mass of a group. It also involves collecting into a new body. The gift from the communitas should not include segregation of our Kin. Rather, it should recognize what brings us together…” Berinvönn Dærthledd, creator of Nocturné Borealis website ©2010
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