Rainbow Tradition's Being Lost
NOT being taught
We Welcome The Teacher!
The Rainbow Family of Living Light is glad you stopped by this
page!!!! This page is to inform those of our Tradion's that are NOT
being taught by our Elder's and NOT being Followed by the Young!
Gatherings were a place where people co-operated & not
competed. A place where the Un-Easy or Agro were calmed. A
Place to teach and observe people UNITED for the HEALING of our
Many are mis-guided and mis-taught that a "Rainbow Gathering" is
a Peace Rally, Festival, Demonstration or Protest. A "Rainbow Gathering" is
a "Temporary City" of positive Planet caring People or those that want
or need to learn more. Some can see this and others never will. We
are our own Tribe in the midst of a Strangely evolving Country, World
& Space in the Grand Scheme of Eternity's Chapters.
Need's Inside our Gathering's:
* TEACH those who show a need.
* Respect and care for each other in all things.
* Eliminate all forms of violence in our relations with
* Deal with each other up front and with open hearts.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TRADITIONS OF OUR PEOPLE
AGAIN, Recent councils have reaffirmed original consensus that the gathering
of the tribes is intended as an opportunity to experiment with different
ways of living. For this reason and others we ask that firearms,
tape decks, electric lights, sound amplification equipment, chainsaws,
and power tools be left at home. All vehicles stop at the parking
or bus village.
When you volunteer for main gate you get to see it all come in.
crew keeps the roads open and gate crew greets the world with hugs
info. Main gate is where new gatherers first see RAP 107 (Read
All weapons, alcoholic beverages, and other forms of intoxication stop
Once you have helped a silent forest glade become a bustling volunteer
kitchen that serves thousands of nutritious Free meals and becomes
glade again you will know what they mean when someone tells you magic
Each person needs their Own cup, bowl, and spoon. Wash buckets,
a bleach dip prevents the spread of disease.
Center for Alternative Living & Medicine. In this wounded
of our family come to the gathering in need of healing. At larger
CALM provides free health care, healing workshops, a woman's center,
herbal apothecary, and counseling to all in need. At regionals,
services as we are able. Healers of all kinds are invited to
It is around the council fire that everyday questions and the future
rainbow are decided. When the conch if blown we assemble in a
holding hands we seek to treat each other and the earth with respect.
All council decisions are by consensus. This means that action
on an issue only after a clear statement of proposal has been read
no one has blocked consensus. This is why it is important to
when issues that concern you are discussed. Everyone is given
to speak. A feather (or other symbolic article) is passed to
the speaker. We respect the person holding the feather with silence
attention. When we hold the feather we respect the council by
being short and to
Many of our family are nomads, either part-time or year round.
When a vehicle becomes
a home it becomes unique. Bus village is a small town of unique
vehicles. If you live
in a bus, park it here!
Shanti-Sena means "Peace Army" (LOOK IT UP)! There are no "Rainbow Police".
secure because we watch out for each other. We are All Shanti-Sena.
Experienced Shanti-Sena hold regular peace keeping workshops which
encouraged to attend at least once. Do you know what to do in
At each gathering we have a magic hat. Its magic lies in the
sharing Can do. By combining our resources we can buy bulk and
our buying power most efficiently. Magic hat also collects for
projects. We feed the multitudes! A banking council appointed
main council handles purchases and keeps open books.
The rainbow council is in favor of gentle herbal remedies that promote
the bodies natural defenses. Chemical intoxication of any kind
is dangerous to the spirit of our gathering.
Experienced volunteers lead native style sweat lodge/sauna baths for
health and pleasure. Sweating re-invigorates you by flushing
toxins from your body. The closeness and fellowship of the lodge
opportunity for prayer and song. Don't be afraid to show up with
armload of firewood. Please don't enter the lodge with an infectious
The innocence and spirit of the flower child is what brings us all
Gatherings. Ideally, the whole world should be safe for children:
our vision of peace. At national gatherings, where thousands
to our ways, Kid Village is where we defend and protect this freedom
and innocence most strongly. Regionals are known for offering
intimate, friendly space. Protect our children wherever they
Many of our family work in various crafts and many bring their best
to show off or to trade for pieces that catch their eye. The
exchange of gifts is encouraged. Money changing in the temple
Our right to gather on public lands depends on our remaining a non-commercial
Bulletin boards, notices, information, networking, rides, and a crew
of volunteers to deal with rumor control and camp communication.
Anyone with a skill may announce a free workshop and post notices on
info center bulletin boards. There is also a time for public
announcements at evening meal.
The general area of next year's gathering is decided as this year's
Vision Council. Experienced scouts are sent ouit to inspect dozens
of potential sites. The co-ordinate their activities by contacting
focalizer for the region and attending Scouting Council in April.
Building the Rainbow Camp
Once a site is chosen, teams move onto the land and begin to mark
trails and develop springs. Main Kitchen is raised and begins
feed workers. Sanitary trenches are dug. As many as 20,000 people
have attended at peak.