A Rainbow Gathering represents the culmination of the Spirit.
A Rainbow Gathering is potentially the greatest manifestation of Freedom on the Earth .A Rainbow Gathering is potentially the greatest manifestation of Freedom on the Earth. Of course its what everyone who goes to it makes it. There is never an entry fee. There are no mandatory costs. It is funded entirely by volunteer donations. This is one of its strengths. It is also run pretty much solely by volunteer energy. The only way something gets done is because people pitch in and offer their time, sweat and know how to make it happen. As everyone catches the greater meaning of the Spirit there will be more cooperation and less coercion.
A Rainbow Gathering is a nurturing process for the body, mind, soul, and spirit . A Rainbow Gathering is a nurturing process for the body, mind, soul, and spirit of those who attend. To feed thousands, the Kitchen have developed through out the years. The Kitchen at the gathering is as in many families are the center of the home. They are the hubs of activity. There are a myriad number of tasks. There is a lot of work. Gathering fire wood, Hauling water, Carrying supplies take on vast complexities in different locations. Each site lends its own challenges and learning opportunities. The greatest challenges and unique learning experiences come from the people. There are so many different people at a large gathering. And its great. You can walk into almost any kitchen and find a whole world, givers, a lot of takers, and sharers. A Rainbow Gathering main fire are really unique. You're not on somebodies property. You live in the area along with thousands of other people. It can be pretty cool. The conversations have a depth that is rare elsewhere.
A Rainbow Gathering is a place where we become One.
A Rainbow Gathering Main Circle is a trip. In some ways its the main trip. Its what many gatherers come for. At the Circle we become One. We listen to everybody and we talk to everybody one at a time. Everyone has their chance to speak. This is truly one of the best things about a gathering. Of course when there are a thousand people sitting in a circle its a lot different then when there are fifty or twenty. But even with five people sharing a circle can be a wonderful experience.
A Rainbow Gathering is dependent on the passing of the Magic Hat.
A Rainbow Gathering is dependent on the passing of the Magic Hat. People are given an opportunity to contribute funds to go out and buy supplies and pay for various workings to brings about a safe Gathering for everyone.
A Rainbow Gathering is run by the Vision Council
A Rainbow Gathering is run by the Vision Council, which is one of the heaviest circles because its the time when the most people can say what they want in regards to the nature of the gathering.
A Rainbow Gathering is run by Consensus
A Rainbow Gathering is run by Consensus. It is the unwritten contract that we agree to live by. If we have problems we bring them up at our circles. Then we discuss them. During the discussion someone usually brings out an issue and asks for consensus. If no one radically objects then consensus is reached. Otherwise the person who blocks consensus expresses their concern and the discussion continues. Through this process we attempt to solve our problems. We haven't reached perfection but were still surviving.
A Rainbow Gathering is an ongoing attempt to make life better.
A Rainbow Gathering is pretty cool. But they are more than just fun. They're life and an ongoing attempt to make it better. A genuinely higher nature can become active at a gathering.
A Rainbow Gathering has a wondrous, dynamic spirit.
A Rainbow Gathering has a wondrous, dynamic spirit. Learning to travel with the emotions of the Heart we'll cross that Rainbow Gathering Bridge