Where will the gathering be?

Where will the 2014 gathering be?
Near Heber, Utah. Click here for directions
Who is invited?
Every person with a belly button. If for some reason, you lost your belly button, you are invited as well.
What you really need to know:
How to Get Into The Gathering Without Getting a Mandatory Court Appearance Ticket.
How to Contact Someone?
If after reading the information on this blog, checking out the links on the right hand side, you still have questions, concerns, or problems, email random gatherers for assistance.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Magic of Music

The Earth Is Our Mother
For family who are more musically included, we have a long tradition of chants and songs not for performance, but for participation. Many of these songs are call and response or chant type songs. We use these songs to create community, help people be more peaceful and create the energy we wish to see in this world.

If you do not already know some of the rainbow songs, there are on-line websites that have the information.  If you play an insrument or even if you do not, try to learn these songs.  Then when you are at a gathering, I'm sure you will find a moment that is calling out for family singing and you will be prepared.

Thanks to family who have taken the time to make this information freely available.
Bliss Fire Website
Welcome Home Website

Singing is one of the best tactics to improve the vibration of the gathering. I've even seen people sing to break up hostile situations, calm the anxious, and create community among random strangers. Be the magic!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

We Love You

We love you is a common saying heard around the gathering.  Sometimes groups of people get together and shout "we love you" long and drawn out so it lasts for almost a minute. Inevitably, a group of people elsewhere in the gathering will return the "we love you" until the sound of people yelling "we love you" has encompassed the gathering.  Moments like these are some of my favorite moments at the gathering.

In 2008 at the gathering in Wyoming, a kind and conscious brother shot footage for a documentary he was making.  It won awards and circulated the indy film circuit for awhile.  The brother who made it came to the 2009 gathering in New Mexico and gave away hundreds if not thousands of free copies of the film.  It's now available online for your viewing pleasure.

We Love You: the documentary

To learn more about the film, click here.