General Info on the Rainbow Family of Living Light
- Why We Gather
- This is a great piece by one of the founders of the Rainbow
Gatherings on why we gather every year to pray for world peace.
- Questions and Answers about
- This is a great list of Questions and Answers about the Rainbow
Family and Rainbow Gatherings I got off the newsgroup.
- What is The Rainbow Family ?
- A good piece by Carla on what the Rainbow Family is, with a little
- Gathering Basics
- This is another good attempt to explain what the Rainbow Family
and the Rainbow Gatherings are all about.
- What is Rainbow ?
- DanD takes his turn at answering the immortal question, What is
- God can be found in L.S.D.
- While this started originally flame bait on the AGR newsgroup, this
response was actually a really good piece on Rainbow Gatherings in
- All the gathering sites
- This is a list of all the gathering sites from 1972 to now. This
list is also becoming the main index for photos, media articles,
legal documents, howdy folks, and heartsongs, organized by each
year. European sites are also listed.
- Participation is the
- What makes Rainbow Gatherings work is everyone participating in
the work that has to happen.
- The Rainbow Trail
- This is a good description of the "Rainbow Trail", where one
travels from gathering to gathering...
Forest Service Regulations
- A collection of Information on the proposed US Forest Service
regulations against gathering on public lands. The full regulations
are here, as well as several analysises and summaries.
- Why We Don't Sign Permits
- The Rainbow Family World Peace Gatherings have occurred
without permits since 1981. Our chief position has been that we
do not need anyone's permission to gather, and that we sign away
our right to peaceably assemble when we sign permits.
- Media Coverage
- This is a collection of articles from magazines, newspapers and TV
that talk about the Rainbow Gatherings.
- 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.
Other Web Sites
- Holy Trauma Water
- This page is an attempt at making information about personal and
group water purification in the field easily available. This page has
a great collection of info on purifying water.
- Native American Prophecies
- This is a collection of different versions of the Native America
Prophecies that talk about the coming of the Rainbow Tribe. Included
are various interpretations of the Hopi prophecies, as well as other
- Sweat Lodges
- This is a page about building a sweat lodge, and the more
practical aspects of being in a sweat lodge ceremony.
- Regional newsletters
- This is a collection of the various newsletters some regional
familes publish. This is a great source of info on local events, as
well as they're just fun to read!
- The Mini Manuals are a written down and expanded version of the basic
raps one hears at a gathering. These are not official documents of the
Rainbow Family, regardless of what the Forest Service has tried to
convince the judges. These have been modified, added to, shorten,
and corrected by many people. There is no one official version of this
document, so here is a collection of them.
- Rainbow Guide Raps
- The following was compiled by Paul Gross for people in
his area (Ottawa, Canada) who are interested in learning about
Rainbow. It concentrates on the practical, rather than the spiritual,
side of Rainbow.
- PUP 107
- This is a good rap I grabbed off the net on dogs at gatherings.
- A Glossary
- This is a glossary of terms commonly heard at Rainbow gatherings.
- Quotes from the "People of The
- This is a review of Michael Niman's book "People of the Rainbow: A
Nomadic Utopia" from the 1998 All Ways Free. It also contains many
quotes from the book, with comments from the reviewer.
- I do not consider that every alternative or New Age publication would be
appropriate here. I have included books about Rainbow Family, per se, about
the broader Rainbow vision, and about the mythology and science of the
List & Newsgroup Archives
- Network info for Rainbows
- A short FAQ on the various resources available for online
- This is a provisional ALT.GATHERING.RAINBOW FAQ (Frequently Asked
Questions) for the USENET newsgroup alt.gathering.rainbow.
- Archives from PeaceNet (part 1)
- Part 1 of the archives of the PeaceNet awf.rainbownews discussion group that was
the original Rainbow Net mailing list.
- Archives from PeaceNet (part 2)
- Part 2 of the archives of the PeaceNet awf.rainbownews discussion group that was
the original Rainbow Net mailing list.
- Archives from alt.gathering.rainbow
- These are all the messages posted to alt.gathering.rainbow since
1989 till Dec 31, 1998. These have all been reformatted into html
for easy browsing.
- Rainbow Viruses
- A discussion of the various Rainbow Computer viruses.