1999 European Rainbow Gathering Howdy Folks
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17TH INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF THE RAINBOW FAMILIES OF LIVING
LIGHT: "YEAR OF THE BLACK SUN", HUNGARY, 1999 !!!
A rare Total Solar Eclipse will darken all of Europe, the Middle East,
and on to India. We have a beautiful gathering place, in the Bakony
Hills, close to the centerline of the Eclipse path. We will take part
in this natural cosmic marvel with appropriate ceremonial observance.
Will you join with us to help turn darkness into light ??
DATES OF THE GATHERING
- from 1ST to 31ST August 1999 , (As consensed at the 1998 Vision
- Preparation Seedcamp begins on 15 July 1999. Seedcamp will celebrate
- July's Full Moon on 28 July, so come early to this full-on
- Day of the Black Sun/Total Solar Eclipse: 11 August 1999.
- August Full Moon Celebration: 27 August 1999.
- Clean-Up: 29-31 August 1999.
GOING TO THE GATHERING
From Budapest: train or bus to Veszprem, then train or bus (bus is
better) to Zirc....and bus to Bakonybel town.
From Vienna (Wien): train or bus to Gyor,then Papa, then bus to
Bakonybel. From Bakonybel: Go on the south road out of town to our
Rainbow Parking Area. No motor vehicles past this point. Here is the
trailhead.... a marked footpath that will take you Home. WELCOME HOME!
CLIMATE AND CONDITIONS AT THE SITE
August will be mostly hot and dry with clear skies... but some little
rain is possible. Drink lots of liquids. The grassy meadow has insects
like flies, mosquitoes and ticks. Come prepared.
WHAT TO BRING
Personal cup/bowl/spoon. sleeping bag. shelter:
tent/tipi/tarpaulin. personal hygiene items. clothing. musical
instruments. insect repellent like citronella, or teatree oil. art
supplies like paper and colors. treats to share. songs, stories, jokes,
Large cooking pots + kettles, teapots, metal cooking grilles, spices,
herbs, dried fruit/nuts/mushrooms, quantities of rice/beans/flour,
large tarpaulins of cloth or plastic, buckets, shovels, saws, axes,
hatchets, rope/cord/string, candles. a Smile, and YOU !!
DO NOT BRING
xx alchohol, drugs xx electronic sound systems xx
machinery xx dogs xx violence, weapons xx
THE GATHERING OF THE RAINBOW FAMILIES OF LIVING LIGHT
We are a worldwide tribe of volunteers. Our gatherings are free,
non-commercial, and open to all. We gather to heal ourselves, repair
the Earth, and to celebrate life itself. Our act of gathering is a
living prayer... a demonstration of Peace...Love...and an excercise of
Human Rights: 1) the basic and instinctive right of all human people
to freely assemble in public spaces. 2) the right of all people to
freely express their beliefs,... alone, or as a group. Once a year in
Europe, and once a year in America, we have a large family
gathering. More frequently, smaller regional gatherings are held by
local families throughout the year. Rainbow Family is worldwide: we've
gathered in Asia, India, Australia, South America, South Africa,
Israel, Russia, Mexico, and many other places.
We are artists, musicians, workers, students, professional people,
children , light-workers, peace activists, green activists, grownups,
lovers of life, from all ages, and backgrounds. "There are many colors
to the Rainbow". We have no leaders. We are more like a large family
than an organization. We make decisions in a council circle -- each
person has a voice. All participate.
Together in our kitchens, we lovingly prepare healthful , delicious
vegetarian meals. .. with two daily Food Circle feasts. We raise money
for food, and other expenses, by passing a Magic Hat... for your love
Daily activity includes a full course of workshops. Some workshop
themes: yoga, massage, meditation, healing plants, natural medicine,
practicing peace, earth repair, brother-sister circles, dance, music,
circus arts, ... and more. Come prepared to create, and focalize your
own workshop on a subject you know. Share knowledghe... share love.
If there is a requirement for joining us in gathering together, then
it is simply that you have a heart !!!