Info for Focalizers
We don't have leaders in the Rainbow Family, but we do have folks that
help us to focus on what we as indiviguals need to do. It's through the
widespread flow of information about our hipstory, our traditions, our
processes, and practical gathering info that we as indiviguals can
make informed decisions. That's alot of what Rainbow is all about, the
empowering of indiviguals within a group of folks. We can all make
One of the important things to realize is that focalizers aren't in
charge. They aren't in control of anything or anyone but themself. People
listen to focalizers out of respect, not because they have to. The best
focalizers are invisible at a gathering. Most of us that consider ourselves
focalizers are just info-maniacs. Just cause somebody may have a mailing
list, or do a newsletter does not mean they are part of the "Rainbow
Beurocracy", and you can turn over your responsibilities as a human
being to them.
- Focalizer's Mini
- This is the beginnings of a Focalizer's mini manual, with lots of
good, practical advice.
- A collection of Howdy Folks
- A collection of Howdy folks from various regionals. Current Howdy Folks
are also here.
- A Short Guide to
- Excerpted from _Group Leadership and Decision Making: Workbook.
- Council Mini
- This is the beginnings of a mini-manual on counciling and
Wolfe's PGP guide for beginners
- Greg wrote an awesome guide to using PGP for those who feel they want
more security for their email and files on their computer. Unfortunately,
the recent Forest Service crackdown's on Rainbow gathering focalizers is
making folks paranoid. PGP is a great way to keep your email, files, or
mailing databases secure.
- Wandering Info Crew
- This is some ideas on a wandering info crew. The idea was to not
hold up dinner at the main circle for announcements, and to make main
circle be more fun.
- Rainbow Family
- This is a growing collection of historical documents on the Rainbow
Family. Included are various stories on our origins, and a collection of
newspaper and magazine articles, and the Rainbow Photo Gallery.
- General info on the Rainbow
- This is a collection of documents and links about the Rainbow Family.
Included are old Howdy Folks, regional newsletters, mini-manuals, and archives
of the newsgroup.
- Rainbow Artwork
- This is a collection of artworks scanned out of various Rainbow
publications. These are great to liven up your newsletter, Howdy Folks
or web page.
- Rainbow Tech
- This is a collection of documents on the alternate technologies
used at Rainbow Gathering, from water filter, latrine digging, kitchen
building, or camp security. This is a new section, so I expect it to
get larger weekly
North American Focalizer Quarterly Mailings
North American Thanksgiving Councils
- 2000 Thanksgiving
- The 2000 Thanksgiving council was held in N. E. Washington.
- 1999 Thanksgiving
- The 1999 Thanksgiving council was held in Montana.
- 1998 Thanksgiving
- The 1998 Thanksgiving council was held in Pennsylvania.
- 1997 Thanksgiving
- The 1997 Thanksgiving council was held at High Creek, Arizona.
- 1996 Thanksgiving
- The 1996 Thanksgiving was held at Rainbow Farm in Drain, Oregon.
- 1995 Thanksgiving
- Notes from the 1995 Thanksgiving Council held at the Paradise Township
Nature Preserve and Wildlife sanctury in Oklahoma.
- 1994 Thanksgiving
- Report of Thanksgiving council '94, november 25, 26 & 27 held outdoors
and in a lodge at Robinson's draw, Lincoln National Forest near Carlsbad,
- 1993 Thanksgiving
- Despite the frigid temperatures, Thanksgiving Council met among the
breathtaking mountains surrounding Missoula.
- 1992 Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving Council - Friday,Saturday, Sunday, November 26,27,28,29,
1992 Located on private land, Yonder's Farm near Macon, Georgia
- Great Lakes Council Notes
- The following notes were written by Racchimuskillingum regarding the
council process discussion at the Midwest Regional Council. They are not
"official" minutes, nor was consensus reached (or sought) on
the contents, but I think they are a good record of some discussion and
ideas which were set forth.
- 96 SCROLL Council Notes
- These are the notes from a council at the SCROLL 1996 Spring