We will gather peacefully for silent meditation the morning of July 4th, 2018 from dawn until noon; and a peaceful assembly of free speech and expression from July 1st through the end of Vision Counsel; in the southern Appalachian Mountains. DIRECTIONS TO THE GATHERING ARE HERE (and contain road closure info, and other critical information. This post is updated frequently so check back for the latest.To learn how to get into the gathering without getting a mandatory court appearance ticket, click here.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Confessions of a Rainbow Newbie

A lot of people who have never been to a gathering before have trepidation about what it's like. This great video talks about a woman's first trip to a gathering and what a culture shock it was.  For those of you who are long time gatherers, this is really funny. For those who are thinking of coming home for the first time, it's a great perspective from a newbie who approached the gathering with positive intention, love in her heart, and who found her own way to gather.


1 comment:

  1. Wow. This is such a beautiful story! And I'm so glad it's being shared with people. It's wonderful to hear fresh perspective from a "normie", coming at the experience with an open mind and no expectations (and no preconceived judgement). There is a fine line (or perhaps a large gray area) between naive and fresh... as well as between experienced and jaded!
    On a personal level, I can really relate to the struggles of an introvert at gatherings... It can be difficult to be surrounded by so many people, but feel totally alone. I even had some of the same issues at a small camp-out/music festival recently near my home. Sometimes, I just have to find (or create) a little bubble, and retreat from the crowds for while. Time alone, and/or sharing intimate conversation/experience with one or two people, is needed to recharge before emerging into the wide wide world again!