Červen 2012

The End

30. června 2012 v 23:59 | Alice B. |  Beatles

Zítřkem začíná druhá polovina roku. Usmívající se

Beatles - fotky 5

26. června 2012 v 20:05 | Alice B. |  Beatles
Apple Corp

Alfred Lennon


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Rainbow Gathering 2

26. června 2012 v 10:26 | Alice B. |  hnutí hippies

Shanti Sena

Within the Rainbow Gathering, security, conflict resolution, and emergency situations are handled by the Shanti Sena ("Peace Keepers"), which is more of a phenomenon than an organization, as each member of The Gathering is a participating component.
Shanti Sena also sometimes act as liaisons to observers and law enforcement officers who patrol the Rainbow Gathering, often tracking the movements of police and park rangers through the gathering, and overseeing the interactions between officers and people attending the gathering to ensure that neither group instigates or takes part in illegal or inflammatory confrontations. In some particularly serious situations, Shanti Sena have collaborated with law enforcement officers (although without violating the Gathering's principle of consensus). For example, a wanted murder suspect and gathering regular, Joseph Geibel, was peacefully approached by Shanti Sena and transferred to police custody at the 1998 gathering.
"Shanti Sena" is also used as a call for aid; an individual finding himself or herself in a dispute can shout the phrase. Everyone within earshot is expected to then investigate and reach a consensus agreement to settle the dispute.


Difficulties and criticisms

Difficulties include:
  • The often unacknowledged class and power structures of the Rainbow community and its events.
  • The phenomenon of "Drainbows"-individuals who are perceived to not give sufficiently of their labor or other resources for the common good, but rather are only consuming the social benefits a Rainbow gathering offers (a classic cooperation problem).
  • Relationships with both the Forest Service as well as local communities and other stakeholders in National Forest lands (both commercial interests as well as local , who are often concerned about Gathering impacts).environmentalists

Relations with law enforcement

Police and medics near "trading circle" at the annual U.S. national Rainbow Gathering in West Virginia, 2005
In an October 2008 report the American Civil Liberties Union stated:
The U.S. Forest Service systematically harasses people who attend Rainbow Family gatherings on public lands.
All major gatherings in the United States are held on National Forest land, which is under the jurisdiction of the United States Forest Service, a federal agency. The Forest Service has often tried to prevent these gatherings from taking place or insisted that a group-use permit be signed, contending that this is standard practice for large groups wishing to camp on public land and that it is necessary to protect public safety and the local environment. Gathering organizers generally contend that the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights give them the right to peaceably assemble on public land and that requiring a permit would violate that basic right by turning it into a privilege to be regulated. (The Gatherings did attempt to initially work within the permit system starting in 1976, but found the government-imposed requirements for facilities and insurance too onerous.)
In 1984, the Forest Service enacted a regulation requiring a permit for any expressive assembly of ten or more people on Forest Service lands. This was unenforced for a year and a half before the Service attempted to apply it to the gathering in Arizona in 1986. Judge Bilby called attention to the selective enforcement of the regulation, and in any case ruled it unconstitutional, in part because it required expressive assemblies, but not non-expressive ones, to obtain permits.
The U.S. government has in the past pressured individuals to be representatives of the Gathering (e.g., to sign a permit), however, this is in violation of the well-established Rainbow principle that "no individual may officially represent the Family as a whole." A number of court cases have resulted from both Forest Service prosecutions and Rainbow Family-inspired legal actions against enforcement activities; the Forest Service found itself rebuffed by the judge in a defendant class suit originating from the 1987 North Carolina gathering, among other defeats.
A notable account of Gathering relations with law enforcement, Judge Dave and the Rainbow People, was written by U.S. Federal Judge David Sentelle. The book provides a first hand account of Sentelle's role in presiding over the 1987 case brought by the State of North Carolina in an attempt to stop the Gathering, including site visits to the Gathering and related legal actions. Garrick Beck, an active Rainbow Family member and protagonist of the 1987 case, wrote an afterword to the book in which he expresses agreement with Sentelle's characterizations.
The Forest Service has dealt with the scale of the US Annual Rainbow Gathering in the past by assigning a Type 2 National Incident Management Team (NIMT). Around 40 personnel from the NIMT have been assigned in the past, including NIMT members, Forest Service law enforcement officers (LEOs) and resource advisors. Because the Rainbow Gathering has utilized the land in the past without required consent from the Forest Service, the gatherings have been given special attention, as under current Forestry rules and regulations they may occur illegally.
In 1999 and again in 2000, The NIMT selected three gathering participants who were charged with "use or occupancy of National Forest System lands without authorization," the citation carried a maximum penalty of six months and a $5,000 fine, the charges originally could have been cleared by paying a $100 fine. Instead they all chose to fight it in court but lost their appeals. The three 1999 cases were later turned down by Supreme Court.
An individual's application for a permit for the 2006 United States Annual Gathering was denied. The reasons for denial were that there was "inadequate ingress/egress in case of a large fire" and that a permit would "conflict with existing uses for businesses that have Priority Permits and have activities planned in the area". The Gathering elected to take place without the permit. Three "incidents involving aggressive actions toward Forest Service personnel" were reported in a Forest Service press release of June 29, as were two arrests for assault on Forest Service personnel. Additionally the NIMT issued a total of 218 citations for violation of federal regulations.
At the 2008 National Gathering in Wyoming, an incident occurred whereby Forest Service officers tried to arrest a member of the group. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service said that about 400 participants in the Gathering began to advance, throwing sticks and rocks at the officers, although this was disputed by Gathering participants. Pepper balls were then fired to control the crowd. Witnesses reported that officers pointed weapons at children and fired rubber bullets at gathering participants. The ACLU produced a report following their investigation of the incident in which they were critical of the officers for a pattern of harassment and using overzealous enforcement techniques, using small violations as a pretense for larger searches.


Consumption of alcohol is generally frowned upon and not permitted at the gatherings. A distinguishing characteristic of the U.S. national gatherings is "A-Camp," (meaning "alcohol camp") typically located near the front gate, where those who want to drink alcohol can stay. Gatherings in Europe do not have "A-Camps." Some gatherings in Canada have "A-Camps" and some do not. Wine is tolerated in moderation at some European gatherings, particularly in France, where it is customary to drink wine with the evening meal.

Confusion over Hopi Legend

There has been a longstanding Rainbow rumor that the gathering was/is recognized by the elders of the Hopi people as the fulfillment of a Hopi prophecy. This was debunked by Michael I. Niman in his 1997 People of the Rainbow: A Nomadic Utopia. Niman traced the supposed Hopi prophecies to the 1962 book Warriors of the Rainbow by William Willoya and Vinson Brown, which compares prophecy of major religious sects throughout the world and tales of visions from North American natives and which he describes as purveying "a covert anti-Semitism throughout, while evangelizing against traditional Native American spirituality."

Marie Hanson

In July 2011, a Californian woman, Marie Hanson, went missing in Skookum Meadow, Washington State while attending the 2011 Rainbow Gathering at Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The local Sheriff's office reportedly initially refused to use tracking dogs at the site, stating they were not sure a crime had taken place. In October 2011, Hanson's remains and jewelry were found near her campsite.
In 2011, three unrelated fatalities occurred at Rainbow Gatherings, including two fatalities at the 2011 Washington State national Rainbow Gathering. The Washington State deaths included Amber Kellar, a 28 year old Californian woman who died of a preexisting medical condition, and Steve Pierce, a 50 year old Californian man who died from a fatal heart attack. In February 2011, a man drowned in a Farles Prairie pond during a regional Rainbow Gathering in Ocala National Forest, Florida.

Gatherings outside the United States

The Québec tipi at the World Gathering in Costa Rica, 2004

Sizable gatherings are routinely held all over the world, in such places as many countries of Europe and Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Japan and India.

European Gatherings

Many European countries host their own 'national' or 'regional' gatherings. In addition, there is an annual European gathering. The first European Rainbow Gathering was organized in 1983 in Val Campo, Ticino, Switzerland. The 2007 European gathering was the 25th edition of that annual event and took place in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The subsequent two European Gatherings took place in Serbia (2008), Ukraine (2009) and Finland (2010). Also in February 2010, there was a Rainbow Gathering on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands in the barranco (ravine) that lies in the north of the island between Franceses and El Tablado, and the same the year after, in the central island of the archipelago, Gran Canaria. The Vision Council decided for Slovakia in 2012 after Iberia 2011 for the next European Gathering.

World Gatherings

World Gatherings have been held in Australia, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Costa Rica, Turkey, Thailand, China, and Aotearoa/New Zealand. The 2000 World Gathering in Australia, held on farmland in Boonoo Boonoo State Forest, northern New South Wales, attracted 3000 people at full moon. The 2009 world gathering was held outside Murchison, Aotearoa/New Zealand. The 2011 world gathering was held in Argentina. The next world gathering will be held in Brazil beginning January 23, 2012.
Rainbow Retreats, at the World Rainbow Gathering in Turkey in May, 2005, there was a consensus to create a World pillage Healing Retreat following each World Rainbow Gathering.


Rainbow Gathering 1

26. června 2012 v 10:18 | Alice B. |  hnutí hippies
Rainbow Gatherings are temporary intentional communities, typically held in outdoor settings, and espousing and practicing ideals of peace, love, harmony, freedom and community, as a consciously expressed alternative to mainstream popular culture, consumerism, capitalism and mass media.
Rainbow Gatherings and the Rainbow Family of Living Light (usually abbreviated to "Rainbow Family") are an expression of a Utopian impulse, combined with bohemianism, hipster and hippie culture, with roots clearly traceable to the counterculture of the 1960s. Mainstream society is commonly referred to and viewed as "Babylon", connoting the participants' widely held belief that modern lifestyles and systems of government are unhealthy, unsustainable, exploitative and out of harmony with the natural systems of the planet. The original Rainbow Gathering was in 1972, and has been held annually in the United States from July 1 through 7 every year on National Forest land. Other regional and national gatherings are held throughout the year, in the United States and throughout the rest of the world.
The largest Rainbow Gatherings pose significant logistical challenges, providing up to 30,000 people with food, water, sanitation, medical care, and order in remote settings. Relations with law enforcement and local communities are frequently an issue. Media coverage is often unfavorable, focusing on drug use, nudity, and the countercultural aspects of the assemblage. Nevertheless, the Gatherings have proven durable and international phenomena for 40 consecutive years.



The first Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes, a four-day event in Colorado in July 1972, was organized by youth counterculture "tribes" based in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Twenty thousand people faced police roadblocks, threatened civil disobedience, and were allowed onto National Forest land. This was intended to be a onetime event; however, a second gathering in Wyoming the following year materialized, at which point an annual event was declared. The length of the gatherings has since expanded beyond the original four-day span, as have the number and frequency of the gatherings.
Although groups from California and the Northwest region of the U.S. were heavily involved in focalizing (a Rainbow term for providing a focus upon) the first official (or unofficial as some folks would say) Rainbow Gathering, the U.S. Southeast was strongly represented as well. At least 2,600 people from throughout that region focalized at one the four Main Camps/Kitchens and provided invaluable support for the 1972 Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes on Strawberry Lake, above Granby, Colorado. There was also strong representation from the U.S. Northeast and many other regions of the U.S.

The Rainbow Family has no leaders, no structure, no official spokespersons, no official documents, and no membership. Documents are produced as needed and maintained by various groups.


As Michael Niman notes, "Rainbow Gatherings, as a matter of principle, are free and non-commercial." Using money to buy or sell anything at Rainbow Gatherings is taboo. There are no paid organizers, although there are volunteers ("focalizers") who are crucial to setting up the gathering site. Participants are expected to contribute money, labor, and/or material. All labor is voluntary and never formally compensated.
Aside from taking up collections (the "Magic Hat" in Rainbow parlance) for essential items purchased from the local community, there is little or no exchange of currency internally at a Gathering. The primary principle is that necessities should be freely shared, while luxuries can be traded. A designated trading area is a feature at most (if not all) US Gatherings. It is called "trading circle" if it is circular and "barter lane" if it is linear. Frequently traded items include sweets ("zuzus"), books/zines, crystals/rocks/gems and handcrafts. Snickers bars have emerged as a semi-standardized unit of exchange at some gatherings.


There are no official leaders, no formal structure, no official spokespersons, and no membership. Some rainbow family participants make the claim that the family is the "largest non-organization of non-members in the world". In addition to referring to itself as a non-organization, the Rainbow Family of Living Light's "non-members" also playfully call the movement a "disorganization". However, there is a changing network of "focalizers" who take responsibility for passing on Rainbow information year-round, and serve as contacts if listed in the Rainbow Guide. In Rainbow lore you require only one thing to be a part of the Family - a belly button.

Consensus process

Gatherings are loosely maintained by open, free form councils consisting of any "non-member" who wishes to be part of a council, which use consensus process for making decisions. According to the Mini-manual, "Recognized Rainbow rules come from only one source, main Council at the annual national gatherings."
Talking circles are also a feature of rainbow gatherings. Each participant in the circle talks in turn while all others present listen in silence. A ceremonial talking stick, feather or other object is passed around the circle so as to allow everyone the opportunity to speak without being interrupted; this is an adaptation of the North American aboriginal custom.

Creativity and spirituality

One of the central features of the annual United States gathering is silent meditation the morning of the Fourth of July, with attendees gathering in a circle in the Main Meadow. At approximately noon the entire assembly begins a collective "Om" which is ended with whooping and a celebration. A parade of children comes from the Kiddie Village, singing and dancing into the middle of the circle.
The gathering's greeting to new arrivals is "Welcome Home!" "We Love You!" is often heard as it is melodiously shouted across the site. "Nick at Night" is shouted when one is looking for a cigarette, "Six Up" is shouted at the approach of law enforcement officers. "Seven Up" is used to distinguish forest resource officers.
Many spiritual traditions are represented, often with their own kitchen, from Hare Krishnas to Orthodox Jews to several varieties of Christianity and many others.
Spiritually, there is a very strong influence from Native American Shamanism, Neo-Paganism, and Eastern traditions, often aligned with free-thought. Shamanism and New Age aspects are apparent in a large portion of the culture, tradition, and every day life for the participants. For example, the practice of the OM before a meal is a prime example of Vedic spiritual practices. Native American beliefs and practices, especially those of the Hopi, were a strong influence in the founders of the Rainbow Family, and are noticed most often by the frequent use of sweat lodges, as well as the even more frequent drum circle, which is commonplace around the camp fire. There is a strong consensus that the modern world has 'forgotten the Spirit', referring to a fairly undefined concept describing an ultimate "Higher Power", has been separated from Nature, and that it is most important to find a connection with both again. It is also very important for most 'members' to find higher self awareness, to become one with nature and their fellow humans, and even possibly connect to a universal consciousness.
Creative events may include variety shows, campfire singing, fire-juggling, and large or small art projects. At one gathering, a cable car was rigged to carry groups of four quickly across the meadow. Faerie Camp was "alive with hundreds of bells and oddly illuminated objects." Musicians and music pervade all Gatherings, at kitchens, on the trails, and at campfires.

Gathering logistics

gathering participation principles
A Rainbow 'brother' waiting in line to fill his water containers at the 2002 Family Gathering in Michigan
The annual U.S. Rainbow Gathering can attract as many as 30,000 people. Regional Rainbow gatherings can attract as many as 5,000. The U.S. national gathering centers around July 1-7th, but people come up to a month earlier to help set up (this is known as "Seed Camp") and remain on site up to a month later to participate in clean up and perform ecosystem restorations.
Although each event is more or less anarchic, practical guidelines have been reached through the consensus process and are documented in the Mini-manual. Items which are strongly discouraged at gatherings include firearms and alcohol. Other items are also discouraged including radios, tape players, sound amplifiers, and power tools.

Camps and kitchens

Camps and kitchens are the basic community units of the Gathering. Camps may be based on regional, spiritual, or even dietary commonalities. For example, Kid Village attracts attendees with children. Brew-Ha-Ha specializes in serving herbal teas in a drug-free/smoke-free environment. Bread of Life Camp has a Christian foundation.
Not all camps are kitchens, but all kitchens are camps. In addition to feeding passers-by, kitchens send food to the one or two large communal, predominantly vegetarian meals served daily in the main meadow.

Water and sanitation

Drinking water is filtered at gatherings, both by small pump filters and large gravity-feed devices. Attendees are encouraged also to boil drinking water. Water is often tapped at a source (such as a spring or stream) and run hundreds of yards to main kitchens in the gathering via plastic hosing.
Sanitation has historically been a major concern at Rainbow Gatherings. Human waste is deposited in latrine trenches (typically referred to as 'shitters') and treated with lime and ash from campfires. New latrines are dug and filled in daily. The 1987 gathering in North Carolina experienced an outbreak of highly contagious shigellosis (a.k.a. dysentery) (known at the gathering as Beaver Fever) causing diarrhea. The outbreak occurred as water filtration systems and filters were not readily available and extremely high priced in the 1980s.



C.A.L.M., or the Center for Alternative Living Medicine, is the primary group of healers at Rainbow Gatherings who assist people with health and wellness and take responsibility for medical emergencies and sanitation of those who attend these large gatherings. It is an all volunteer, non-hierarchical group encompassing both mainstream, conventional medicine and alternative medicine, such as naturopathic healing modalities. It is common to find physicians working with herbalists, EMTs helping massage therapists and naturopaths coordinating with Registered Nurses on patient care. C.A.L.M. works closely with Shanti Sena, as they are often the first on the scene in a crisis. There is usually one main C.A.L.M. camp near the inner part of the gatherings and smaller first aid stations set up around the Gatherings. Even those without medical experience are encouraged to help with things such as procuring water and cooking for the healers, who are often too busy to attend main circle or visit other kitchens. In case of any emergency CALM can be contacted on FRS Channel 3 (no tones, 462.6125 MHz UHF) and other site-specific radio frequencies.

Začátky Madonny

25. června 2012 v 11:43 | Alice B. |  obrázky na téma

Terry Jacks: Seasons In The Sun

24. června 2012 v 21:57 | Alice B. |  hudba


Moje dětsví je už taky retro...

She´s Like A Rainbow

24. června 2012 v 21:34 | Alice B. |  hudba
Já chci žít znova! Smějící se

Paint It, Black (again and again)

24. června 2012 v 21:27 | Alice B. |  hudba
Tahle píseň rezonuje se samou podstatou mojí duše... Která je šílená, maniodepresivní...


Paul McCartney - fotky 16

24. června 2012 v 8:34 | Alice B. |  Macca


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Paul McCartney - fotky 15

22. června 2012 v 8:29 | Alice B. |  Macca

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Macca dnes 2

21. června 2012 v 21:30 | Alice B. |  Macca
před pár lety s dcerou Beatrice

ggggggggggggUsmívající se

v Paříži, 2011

opět s Beatrice


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Průvod masek - fotky 2

21. června 2012 v 21:14 | Alice B. |  aktuálně

Paul McCartney - fotky 14

20. června 2012 v 22:52 | Alice B. |  Macca
s Tinou Turner


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Happy 70th Birthday, Sir Paul!

18. června 2012 v 8:00 | Alice B. |  aktuálně

Co další se stalo v tento den:

V Česku 18. června 1942 byl odhalen úkryt parašutistů, kteří spáchali atentát na Heydricha, všech sedm parašutistů zahynulo, obklíčeni v kryptě kostela spáchali sebevraždu zastřelením.
V tentýž den se v Praze narodil Ivan Wernisch, český básník.
V zahraničí se narodil Thabo Mbeki, prezident Jižní Afriky.

Další výročí:
18. června 1959 se narodila Zuzana Navarová, česká zpěvačka a zkladatelka († 7. prosince 2004)
18. června 1928 zemřel Roald Amundsen, norský polární badatel (* 1872)


K životnímu jubileu mému oblíbenci a múze č. 1
Stát se Někým je nedefinovatelná kombinace
nadání, schopností, krásy, dřiny, štěstí, známostí,
osudu i plodů neproniknutelné Minulosti.
Vivat, oslavenče!
Tys dostal do vínku všechno z toho
a ještě mnohem víc.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Průvod masek na téma 60. léta

17. června 2012 v 22:25 | Alice B. |  aktuálně
alegorický vůz vyhrával Sgt. Peppera...

jedno z pódií pro vystupující

vystoupení herců z divadla Radost, kteří se svými kostými vyhráli soutěž

děti si přišly na své hlavně kolem kašny, která skýtala osvěžení po horkém dni, byly tu pro ně ale i jiné atrakce, například možnost nechat si udělat divadelní makeup; v pozadí můžete vidět pískové sochy, které zde umělci před nedávnem postavili

Moji oblíbenci v ulicích Brna!
(Jestlipak by to šlo ukrást? Usmívající se)

V sobotu odpoledne jsem navštívila Průvod masek, který byl ukončením letošního Divadelního festivalu. Průvody začínaly souběžně na Zelném trhu a na Moravském nám., sešly se pak na Nám. Svobody, kde proběhl hlavní program. K vidění byli v provedení herců brněnských divadel oživlé warholovy obrazy, Hell´s Angels i jiné slavné postavy té doby.

Po vystoupení Sex Beatles a tanečních škol na několika pódiích předvedlo praporovou show uskupení Monadria Polygamica a vystoupili kejklíři a chůdaři LeGrand. Ve 20 hodin proběhla volba krále masek, v jejíž porotě zasedla módní návrhářka Liběna Rochová, dramatik Milan Uhde, skladatel Zdenek Merta, majitel hokejového klubu Kometa Libor Zábranský a brněnský primátor Roman Onderka. Vítězem se letos stal soubor divadla Radost. Následovalo hodinu a půl trvající vystoupení Meteoru z Prahy a po něm závěrečný ohňostroj na ukončení festivalu.

Můj dojem je příznivý, i když trochu rozpačitý. Přece jen tomu chybělo dost "opravdovosti" a atmosféry, bylo poznat, že se jedná především o propagaci jednotlivých divadel. Přesto to byl příjemně strávený večer.

závěrečný ohňostroj


Paul McCartney - fotky 13

9. června 2012 v 2:36 | Alice B. |  Macca
s první snoubenkou Dottie Rhone

Šikovnej! Smějící se

stříhání ovcí

indický sadhu

cccSmějící se

Dhanni Harrison se žení

5. června 2012 v 23:08 | Alice B. |  zajímavosti a drby
Dhanni Harrison syn George a Olivie Harrisonových se bude příští týden ženit! A koho že si bere? Sólveig Káradóttir. Její otec je islandský neurolog Kári Stefánsson, který je šéf a spoluzakladatel deCODE Genetics.
Dhanni a Sólveig spolu bydleli v Los Angeles. Sólveig je psycholožka a již od teenagerský let pracuje jako modelka. Dhanni je hudebník a hraje ve skupině thenewho2.

Svatební šaty pro nevěstu navrhne dcera Paula McCartneyho Stella Nina McCartney, která navrhovala svatební šaty pro Nancy Shevell minulý rok v říjnu, když si brala jejího otce Paula.

Dhanniho matka Olivia, Dhanni a Sólveig