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I ran in to this on another board and thought that some people here may be interested. xo.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
If you are into raw foods and tribal living, you are invited to the:<br><br><br><br>
ECORAW TRIBAL GATHERING<br><br>
August 27 to 31, 2003<br><br>
Outside Eugene, OR<br><br>
On The Land, In The Woods<br><br><br><br>
A 5 Day convergence of Earth-centered humans creating minimal impact,<br><br>
indefinitely sustainable life beyond Taker/Dominator culture.<br><br><br><br>
Info: (541) 683-7464 P.O. Box 51237, Eugene, OR, 97405<br><br><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/folk/ecorawtribal" target="_blank">www.angelfire.com/folk/ecorawtribal</a><br><br><br><br>
Eco- ecological; Earth-centered; indefinitely sustainable, minimal<br><br>
impact living; respecting all living beings both human and non-human;<br><br>
equal members of the Earth and Web of Life (rather than masters of).<br><br><br><br>
Raw- a natural, unadulterated, unprocessed state; an exceedingly health-giving<br><br>
and harmless way of eating and living, in harmony with the laws of<br><br>
Nature; eating the foods Mother Nature provides as she provides them.<br><br><br><br>
Tribal- a social organization of humans that has proven to work; not civilization;<br><br>
a flock of geese, a pod of whales, a tribe of humans; a long-term<br><br>
interdependent grouping of humans which lives out a common cultural<br><br>
vision.<br><br><br><br>
Gathering- a coming together of like minds; a convergence of hearts and<br><br>
souls; a respecting and a sharing.<br><br><br><br>
__________________________________________________ ______________________________________________<br><br>
The Tribal Gathering is not about preserving the American way of life (or<br><br>
technological society, or taker culture, or civilization, or<br><br>
totalitarian agriculture). Its about actively and lovingly creating a<br><br>
way of life that will endure after civilization ends.<br><br><br><br>
We invite you to spend 5 days on the land for a powerful gathering of<br><br>
Earth and Life conscious humans. Our goal is to bring together those who<br><br>
are dedicated to living as equal and vibrant members of the entire<br><br>
Community of Life so that we can share information, inspire and support<br><br>
each other, and connect for future efforts.<br><br><br><br>
If you are sincerely interested in or actively involved in any or many<br><br>
of the following: culture change, permaculture, raw and living foods,<br><br>
continuum/attachment parenting, un-schooling, natural/home childbirth,<br><br>
deep ecology, tribalism, practical peace action, radical<br><br>
environmentalism, direct action, anti-globalisation, indigenous rights,<br><br>
rights of all living beings, ecological building, open and loving<br><br>
communication, simple need based living, bartering, gifting and non-money<br><br>
economy, foraging and wildcrafting, Nature Cure, fasting and vibrant<br><br>
health, walking, cycling and non-petroleum transportation, grounded<br><br>
conscious living, ecological living, getting beyond civilization,<br><br>
understanding humans as part of the web of life, or any other aspect of<br><br>
minimal impact, Earth-centered, indefinitely sustainable living<br><br><br><br>
We invite you to participate in the first<br><br>
ECORAW TRIBAL GATHERING!<br><br><br><br>
This gathering is about deep FREEDOM: freedom from dogma and preaching,<br><br>
freedom from plastics (especially disposables), freedom from petroleum,<br><br>
freedom from substances and ways of being that discourage presentness,<br><br>
freedom from taker and dominator thinking, and, as far as possible,<br><br>
freedom from market economy and endless growth economics. Because this<br><br>
is an autonomous event (no corporate or government funders), and there<br><br>
are real expenses to organize and run it, we ask a donation of $83 per<br><br>
adult and a sliding scale fee for children up to 16 ($5 for each year of<br><br>
age). If you honestly cannot afford the money but would like to attend,<br><br>
then offer SUPPORT: Time, Effort, Energy and Things. Many hands are<br><br>
needed before, during and after this event to make it successful. If you<br><br>
can donate more than $83, please do. It will be used wisely.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
We sincerely believe that this is a thrilling time to be alive. A<br><br>
dramatic shift in humans relationship with the Earth and all living<br><br>
beings must come soon, if for no other reason than because an unlimited<br><br>
growth economy is bound to fail on our planet of finite biomass and size.<br><br>
That change may be years or decades away, but not likely centuries or<br><br>
millennia. In this time of transition and transformation we hope to<br><br>
bring together those whose hearts nurture the light illuminating<br><br>
civilizations gloom.<br><br><br><br>
We hope to see you at the ECORAW TRIBAL GATHERING. Wishing You Peace,<br><br>
Love and Joy!!!<br><br><br><br>
The EcoRaw Tribal Gathering Organisers Circle<br><br><br><br>
P.S. Please copy this info and pass it on to those people you think<br><br>
would like to attend the Gathering. Thanks!<br><br>
__________________________________________________<br><br><br><br>
DISCUSSION CIRCLES AND PRESENTATIONS:<br><br>
Culture Change: Ideals and Realities<br><br>
Social Organization: Tribe, Civilization, Community<br><br>
Creating New Leaver Culture<br><br>
Raw Eating: The Same As Every Other Species<br><br>
How To Thrive Eating Mostly And All Raw<br><br>
Health Self-Sufficiency<br><br>
Living Off The Grid<br><br>
The Cause And Cure Of Dis-Ease<br><br>
Deep, Inclusive Communication<br><br>
Where To Do It: Acquiring And Securing Land And Housing<br><br>
Tribal Housing<br><br>
Compost And Humanure<br><br>
Permaculture, Natural Gardening and Shade Gardening<br><br>
Continuum and Attachment Parenting<br><br>
Natural Birthing and Parenting<br><br>
Diaper-Free<br><br>
Earth-shelters: Cob, Strawbale, and More<br><br>
How Kids Really Learn: Education vs. Headucation<br><br>
Building Soil And Regrowing Ecosystems<br><br>
Foraging, Gleaning And Wildcrafting<br><br>
Creating New Tribes and Bands<br><br>
What Happened To Our Elders: Reclaiming Wisdom and Tradition<br><br>
What Does Democracy Really Mean?<br><br>
Decoding From Taker Culture<br><br>
We Dont Live In Nature, We ARE Nature<br><br>
Ahimsa And Non-Ahimsa: What Is Violence Really?<br><br>
Domestication Of Animals<br><br>
Freedom<br><br>
Leaver Exercise And Body Awareness<br><br>
To Clothe Or Not To Clothe<br><br><br><br>
There are many other possibilities. Please suggest them to us. If you<br><br>
know of any authors, activists, etc. whom you feel should be invited,<br><br>
please let us know, or invite them yourself. You may be surprised who<br><br>
comes.<br><br>
__________________________________________________ __________<br><br>
If the world is saved, it will not be by old minds with new programs,<br><br>
but by new minds with no programs at all. ~Daniel Quinn, The Story<br><br>
of B<br><br><br><br>
THINGS TO KNOW (please read carefully):<br><br>
*** The Gathering will take place on a beautiful 75-acre homestead south<br><br>
of Eugene, OR. There are forests, meadows, gardens, and a creek to cool<br><br>
off in.<br><br>
***We will send directions after you confirm youre attendance. Shuttles<br><br>
to/from Eugene, OR will be available for a small fee. Arriving by low<br><br>
or no petroleum methods is encouraged.<br><br>
***Usually nights are cool, mornings dewy, and days warm to hot. Skies<br><br>
are usually clear and cloudless in August, but one never knows<br><br>
***Campsites are provided, but no accommodation. Bring sleeping gear,<br><br>
tents, etc.<br><br>
***All learnings are a sharing process, usually in discussion circles,<br><br>
counsel, participatory presentations, etc. We hope for the participation<br><br>
of all, including those listening.<br><br>
***This is a living gathering. Many events will be organized in<br><br>
counsel the night before in addition to the scheduled events. There is<br><br>
no one right way for the Gathering to unfold. Plan to be flexible and<br><br>
leave any preconceptions at home.<br><br>
***Artfulness and creativity in all aspects are highly encouraged. There<br><br>
will be music, dance, poetry, spoken word circles, and more.<br><br>
***Expect to meet lots of like-minded folks. Meeting and introduction<br><br>
circles will be organized.<br><br>
***If you have a talent or skill to contribute let us know.<br><br>
***Bartering, trading, sharing and gifting will be the main forms of<br><br>
exchange. There will be a cash sale period on the last day. There is no<br><br>
space for booths, and it is not a consumer show. You may want to bring<br><br>
some of what you usually sell and a blanket to display it on, however.<br><br>
Raw, organic, and Earth-conscious preferred.<br><br>
***Utmost respect for this beautiful and diverse land is expected. PACK<br><br>
IT IN. PACK IT OUT. Absolutely no trash should be left behind. As far as<br><br>
possible, leave no footprints. Compost bins and humanure composting<br><br>
bucket toilets will be available. Bring toilet paper if you need it.<br><br>
***Food: This is a raw vegan gathering. We respect all dietary choices,<br><br>
but for environmental, health, sustainability, social, political and<br><br>
peace reasons this is a raw and live gathering. Communal meals will<br><br>
be raw vegan, but dietary policing is highly discouraged. Bring enough<br><br>
food for yourself and a case or so to share i.e. avocados, bananas,<br><br>
melons, lettuce, etc. Contact the Food Coordinator for suggestions and/or<br><br>
to let us know what youll bring. If you are walking, cycling, etc. and<br><br>
can not bring food to share please contact the Food Coordinator. The<br><br>
land should have an abundance of berries, wild greens, cultivated greens,<br><br>
and vegetables from the garden, but dont count on it. Be prepared.<br><br>
Communal meals will be prepared in work parties. Please let us know if<br><br>
you can bring large mixing bowls, cutting boards, etc. Bring you own<br><br>
bowls, plates, cups, water bottles, utensils, and cloth napkins. These<br><br>
will not be provided.<br><br>
***Take responsibility and expect to help.<br><br>
***No illegal drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes on the Gathering grounds.<br><br>
Really. We mean it!<br><br>
***No fires. Fire danger is very high in Oregon during the late summer.<br><br>
***No pets.<br><br>
***Many hands will be needed before, during and after the event. If youd<br><br>
like to come early, stay after, or help with organizing, please let us<br><br>
know.<br><br>
***Babies and children are welcome.<br><br>
***Please confirm your participation as soon as possible by sending your<br><br>
donation in money order or check made out to Living Garden. Be sure to<br><br>
include the name of each participant, phone and mailing address. J<br><br><br><br>
EcoRaw Tribal Gathering<br><br>
(541) 683-7464<br><br>
P.O. Box 51237<br><br>
Eugene, OR 97405
 

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Thanks Janette, I don't live in the USA but its still interesting and<br><br>
worth knowing about! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks janette..... when I'm big and rich I definitely want to travel to a few of these events... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
May I ask on which board you read it?
 

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Hey Janette, I just went yonder for my first visit and wow, that <a href="http://www.CRIMETHINC.net" target="_blank">www.CRIMETHINC.net</a>(work) rocks coz it appears to have a lot going on, looking fairly informative with some interesting links by the looks of things... Must check back again there later!...
 

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CHECK OUT THIS RANDOM QUOTE I TOOK FROM THE |B|O|A|R|D|<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Im an anarchist, as the story goes from the radical left, i dont drink no proper tea, cos property is theft! I don\\'t eat no meat.<br><br>
No dairy, no sweets.<br><br>
Only ripe vegtables, fresh fruit and whole wheat.<br><br>
I\\'m from the old school, my household smells like soul food, bro.<br><br>
Curry falafel, barbequed tofu.<br><br>
No fish, or none of dem candy bars.<br><br>
No ciggarettes.<br><br>
Only ganja, and fresh squeezed juice from oranges.<br><br>
Excerisin\\' daily, to stay healthy.<br><br>
An I rarely drink water out the tap cause it\\'s filthy.</div>
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Damn hippies.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
The whole thing sounds amazing. Quite the opposite of the great city of New York!<br><br>
"Join us for a week of filth, sludge, stench, mis-use of resources, waste, anger, stress. An all around hectic time had by all. Wonderful."
 

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LOL jwnyc that was very funny! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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veganaconda - those are lyrics from a dead prez song called 'be healthy'.<br><br><br><br>
if you like crimethinc.net you should try crimethinc.com and .info and .org also, check out some of their books.. they're cheap and have some pretty good ideas.. however, the writing style and romanticism may start to bother you. also check out infoshop.org if youre into anarchist/radical left politics.<br><br><br><br>
xoxo
 
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