Denis Vejas

Stories Rainbow Gathering 2009 - 2013
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Rainbow gathering is a momentary utopian-anarchistic-new age community. A place with the main emphasis on freedom, love, and harmony where everyone is welcomed. No matter who you are or where you are coming from, you can be free without the need to explain. It’s an attempt to build a world without traps, authorities, and organizations where everyone can be the true self.
It has never existed as a formal organization. As some of the rainbow goers would say: “We are the largest non-organization of non-members in the world.”
Rainbow, as a tradition, was born in the early ’70s in the US. It was a time when a critical mass of consciousness developed. Widespread social tensions were born concerning social issues such as human sexuality, women’s rights, traditional modes of authority, experimentation with psychoactive drugs, and differing interpretations of the American Dream.
A diverse and decentralized social fabric began to weave itself from threads of hippie culture, back-to-the-landers, American-Indian spiritual teachings, eastern mysticism, and hobo street wisdom.
In 1972 more than twenty thousand people have gathered together in Colorado, the USA to pray for the peace in the world. The idea was to gather together in a remote wilderness for four days and to focus prayers and meditations towards changing the world.
Infused with the power of unity and psychedelics the first Rainbow gathering have happened. Without advanced planning, the next gathering was held in Wyoming the following year, and eventually, it becomes an annual tradition.

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