We, who are brothers & sisters, children of spirit, families of life on earth, friends of nature & of all people, children of humankind calling ourselves the rainbow gathering, humbly invite:
All races, peoples, tribes, communes, men, women, children, individuals -- out of love.
All nations & national leaders -- out of respect
All religions & religious leaders -- out of faith
All politicians -- out of charity
to join with us in gathering together for the purpose of expressing our sincere desire that there shall be peace on earth, harmony among all people. & to hold open worship, prayer, chanting or whatever is the want or desire of the people, for three days, but upon the fourth day of July at noon to ask that there be a meditative, contemplative silence wherein we, the invited people of the world may consider & give honor & respect to anyone or anything that has aided in the positive evolution of humankind & nature upon this, our most beloved & beautiful world -- asking blessing upon we people of this world & hope that we people can effectively proceed to evolve, expand, & live in harmony & peace.
Feel free to arrive a few weeks early to create the gathering and/or stay a few weeks late to clean it all up. Please be respectful of the First Nations' land, culture, and spirituality.
RAP 107 Gathering Consciousness
Please protect this Beautiful Land. Walk softly. Harm no living thing. Harmonize - Blend in. Use only down, dead wood. Cut no living trees. Preserve the Meadows...camp in the Woods. We are caretakers of this land. Everyone sharing makes a strong Human Tribe!
Please Protect the Water Sources by staying out of DELICATE spring areas. Avoid camping, peeing, washing above spring areas. Keep ALL soap out of streams, springs or the creek (even biodegradable soap)! Use a bucket to take your bath 60 feet away from the water source. To be certain of drinking water: boil it! Use the slit trenches or covered latrines - cover your paper & waste with ashes or lime, wash hands. Break the fly/illness connection: shit-fly-food-you! Dig no shitters near water areas or kitchens.
Protect our Health! Use your own cup, bowl & spoon! Wash them after eating and rinse in bleach-water. Visit C.A.L.M./M.A.S.H. if you feel ill - especially if you have a contagious disease - or are injured. Camp Together - Establish neighborhoods. Community Fires only! ~ Each with 5 gallon water bucket and shovel for Fire Protection. If you are the last to leave a fire PUT IT OUT! Watch your gear: Be Responsible ~ "Tempt Not Lest Ye Be Lifted From." Pets are discouraged but if you must bring them keep them fed, on a leash and out of the kitchens, springs & fights. Clean up their poop. Love them.
!!! PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT !!!
Cleanup begins when you arrive. Bring in only what is necessary. There is no janitor here...you are the cleanup crew. Separate garbage for recycling. Don't litter - Find collection point. Compost in pits only.
You are the Gathering! Participate in Shanti Sena, the peace keepers council, and all activities, councils, work crews, workshops. Volunteer wherever needed: kitchens, welcome home, firewatch, parking lot, shitter digging, supply, front gate, etc. R-E-S-P-E-C-T your siblings’ different energies. Keep the Balance: Earth, Sky, Trees, Water & People!
Alcohol is Discouraged, Guns are Inappropriate, Violence is contrary to the Spirit. Please take no photographs or videos of people without permission. Discourage Drug Abuse.
Buying and selling endangers our legal right to be here. The Magic Hat is our Bank, donate early to fund our Needs. The Magic Hat goes around at mealtime circles and with the Magic Hat Band.
This is a 100% free event. Food is free, medical care is free, parking is free. No admission fee ever!
Site Specific Information
Parking will be along a 4 mile road. Please park with all four tires off the road. There will be multiple gates into the gathering along the road. Make sure you know which gate you entered. Make sure you follow all the parking advice family shares. There is no bus village, but there are a some pullouts where 5-6 buses can park. Please do not try to access Handicamp parking if you do not have a placard.
Some lakes will be used for drinking water. Please keep yourself and your pets out of our drinking-water-lakes. Other lakes will be available for swimming. Giardia or beaver fever may be present in the lakes.
We should be @ approximately 1,100 ft elevation.
Bring solar showers, flotation devices like rafts, RAIN GEAR, jugs of drinking water. Bring personal water filters. Check yourself, your family, and your pets for ticks daily.
BE PREPARED FOR RAIN!
DRINKING WATER: Bring at least a few gallons of drinking water per person. Save your jugs for reuse and refill. Bring person water filters.
From Duluth, Minnesota, take US-53 S to US-2 E to Iron River, Wisconsin (42 miles). From Iron River, Wisconsin, take Road “A” south 8.5 miles. Turn left on Halfway Road (Forest Service Road 231). Continue 2 miles. Turn left on Musky Lake Road (Forest Service Road 411). Continue 1 mile. Turn left on Canned Hook Road (Forest Service Road 412). Look for parking options within the next three miles. Park with all four tires off the road. Duluth, Minnesota will be the closet major transportation hub.
I've created a printer-friendly PDF of the directions that you can access here.
Please check my blog for the next couple of weeks for updated information on parking, water, and other topics. You can also check the light line for updated directions and other critical information @ 651-356-8842. Logistics often changes in the first couple of weeks after spring council/circle/counsel reaches a consensus. If you lose this email, Google "Karin's 2019 Rainbow Gathering Blog" and it will come up.
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