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Avatars of The Earth Gathering happening September 27th, 28th & 29th, 2019 at Mount Shasta the root chakra of the Earth is a  transformational, music and arts gathering. Featuring International and national speakers, conscious DJ’s,  Bands cutting edge workshops, Yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Teachers, Holistic Teachers, Drum Circle, Group Chants, Fire Performers, Central Fire, Healing Sanctuary, Theme Campsites, Permaculture, Kirtan, Organic Food Vendors and Art Installations.

Avatars of The Earth Gathering community is open to all seekers in search of spirituality, personal transformation, raising consciousness and selfless service to humankind. Our mission is to create a sacred environment for each individual to realize that they are a unique emanation of the Great Creator. We are committed to individual transformation and awakening our full potential, by being a beneficial presence on the planet. Through art, music, dance, yoga, meditation, spirituality and a deep connection with nature we free ourselves from the shackles of our current paradigm and become what we are truly meant to be; conscious, enlightened co-creators that will bring heaven to earth.

Venue

Mount Shasta Ski Park

4500 Ski Park Hwy, McClaud, CA 90657

Camping & Parking

  • Primitive Camping is included in the 3-day ticket to the festival.
  • Avatars of The Earth Gathering will have a campground for RVs with outdoor restrooms.
  • The grounds feature beautiful  open-grass areas, lush green trees, beautiful calm lakes and more!
  • Re-entry into the gathering is not permitted with a parking pass. We will be collecting a $20 parking pass  and clean up fee/vehicle for land management.

 

What To Bring

A suggested list of items and accessories to bring to make your weekend more comfortable:

  • Your ticket for the festival and ID
  • Mountain Bike
  • Non-perishable food items for Strangers Helping Strangers, the local food pantry.
  • Yoga mat, blanket, or chair
  • Drums or any other instruments you’d like to share
  • Pop-Up Tent for shade and shelter
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Suncreen and insect repellent
  • Biodegradeable soap
  • Earplugs and towel for the 20 foot waterslide
  • Garbage bags
  • First-aid kit
  • Re-usable cups, water bottles, plates, and eating utensils
  • Small container for cigarette butts disposal, if you smoke
  • Costumes for yourself. Decorations for your camp
  • Gifts to give to the people you meet and the friends you will make!

 

Rules & Guidelines

  • Day Pass Holders must come to the Box Office and show their confirmation receipts.
  • Day Pass Holders may not enter with food, drinks or coolers (Water is permissible).
  • Avatars of The Earth Gathering occurs rain or shine.
  • All tickets are non-refundable. This means that there will be no refunds under ANY circumstances whatsoever.
  • All attendees will be issued a non-duplicable wristband, which must be worn visibly on the wrist at all times. If you “lose” your wristband- you will be required to purchase another at the gate. There will be Peace Patrol checking wristbands throughout the festival.
  • Avatars of The Earth Gathering is not held responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged belongings during the course of the event.
  • Please camp at designated locations and respect the non-smoking Camping areas.
  • Camp and walk as lightly as possible upon the land.
  • Avoid haste- Minimize waste- Don’t leave a trace. (*see detailed explanation below)
  • No glass bottles.  Please decant all your beverages into cups.
  • The use of illegal drugs or Alcohol is prohibited.  We encourage you to participate in the gathering in a lawful and healthy manner.  This is a family-friendly community-building experience.
  • The legal drinking age in California is 21.  We have ZERO TOLERANCE for underage consumption. Public intoxication will also be cause for expulsion from the gathering without a refund.
  • Only Registered Service Animal permitted on the gathering grounds.
  • Please use recycling containers and compost bins.
  • Independent sound systems are not permitted.
  • No unauthorized vending is permitted.
  • No fireworks, firearms, or weapons of any kind permitted on the gathering grounds.
  • No open ground fires allowed, period.  
  • Please gift one hour of your time over the weekend to help meet any needs that you see in the community.
  • Don’t just come out for the entertainment- BE the entertainment! This is YOUR gathering!
  • Please bring sacred object or gifts from nature to contribute to our community altars.
  • The Central Fire and Drum Circle is a cigarette/drug/alcohol-free zone.  This space is set apart for community singing, dancing, story-telling and Drum Circles.
  • Doors open at 12:00 noon and gathering begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 27th.  Attendees must leave premises by Monday, September 30th, at 12 Noon.
  • Any “Ground-Scores” of tents, equipment or personal property are considered theft.  Please do not take anything that is not yours and report any lost items to Avatars of The Earth Gathering Staff.
  • Please be respectful, peaceful, helpful and courteous to each other.

We have worked very hard to bring to our community an event that is sacred, authentic, affordable, sustainable, open-source, decentralized, inclusive and non-proprietary.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace (LNT) is the practice of “pack it in – pack it out” that requires a complete sensitivity to the earth.

It is a technique based on personal responsibility of one’s actions relating to and resulting in generating refuse and impacting the land. It is a conscious approach to realizing the impact man has on our planet and adjusting his/her actions accordingly. If you are not aware of the details of this concept, PLEASE take the time to educate yourself and respect our earth.

Principles.

  • Understanding what is “refuse”
  • Taking responsibility for your own trash
  • Taking responsibility for other’s trash
  • Leave the land as you found it – low impact and no removal
  • Enforcing and spreading LNT awareness

 

Understanding what is refuse.

The concept of Leave No Trace means just that; leave the land in such a way so that no impact is identifiable. This means, not only minimizing the alterations of land during one’s use, but leaving absolutely NO refuse whatsoever. Refuse then should be understood as ANY material, not naturally occurring, discarded by man. This includes (some items not always perceived as trash):

  • Gum
  • Gum wrappers
  • Cigarette butts
  • String
  • Cloth
  • Fruit peels
  • Toilet paper
  • Microtrash (small loose items like confetti, feathers, staples, nails, etc.)
  • ANYTHING man-made

Timeline of Biodegradation (examples):

  • Banana peel = 2-10 days
  • Cotton rags = 1-5 months
  • Paper = 2-5 months
  • Rope = 3-14 months
  • Orange peel = 6 months!
  • Cigarette filters = 1-12 years!!!

 

Taking responsibility for your own trash.

Taking responsibility means making sure ALL unnatural items leave with you. This means carefully collecting all of your refuse into proper disposal/recycling bags and visually combing the land of any smaller items that may potentially be overlooked and left behind. Furthermore, one should take steps to reduce the amount of refuse generated prior to visiting nature by eliminating extra, unnecessary packaging, and combining items when possible.

 

Taking responsibility for other’s trash.

This practice is crucial in the Leave No Trace ethic. We must get past the idea that someone else’s trash is their responsibility only. In a place where communities gather, the responsibility should be seen as that of the collective. One must realize that cleaning up someone else’s trash along with their own DOES make a difference. Not only does it eliminate the trash of irresponsible individuals, but it promotes the collective awareness among and beyond those working to make a difference.

 

Leave the land as you found it – low impact and no removal.

This is the idea of minimizing the impact on the land you are using. Take care when using a vehicle on sensitive land and be aware of the heightened sensitivity when the earth is soft and muddy. When building campfires, make sure to properly contain the fire itself and return the site to the state it was in when you arrived (returning rocks and wood when using a primitive campsite). If the land contains fragile vegetation, take extra care to avoid disturbing the ecosystem and use pre-existing trails–ALWAYS–when available.

 

Enforcing and spreading LNT awareness.

Aside from actually following the LNT ethic, this is the most important aspect of practice. Educating others about these concepts spreads the awareness of what is refuse, and reinforces the idea that everyone working together does make a difference. Along with educating others, is it extremely important to enforce these practices to those who fail to take responsibility. When one is confronted on their actions, or lack of, they will be forced to face the reality of their carelessness. They will then, hopefully, realize that the accepted ‘norm’ is, in fact, to be responsible and ecologically aware.

One person can make a difference and many can change the world!

 

Local Area Hotels

A-1 Choice Inn
1340 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067-2759
(530) 926-4811
 
Alpine Lodge
908 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067-2719
(530) 926-3145
 
Best Western 
111 Morgan Way
Mt. ShastaCA 96067-2557
(530) 926-3101
 
Cave Springs
4727 Dunsmuir Ave.
DunsmuirCA 96025-1805
(530) 235-2721
 
Cold Creek Inn
724 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067
(530) 926-9851
 
Comfort Inn (Weed)
1844 Shastina Dr.
WeedCA 96094-9712
(530) 938-1982
 
Dunsmuir Lodge
6604 Dunsmuir Ave. 
DunsmuirCA 96025-2626
(530) 235-2884
 
Evergreen Lodge
1312 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067-2759
(530) 926-2143
 
Finlandia Motel
1612 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. Shasta CA 96067
(530) 926-5596
 
Inn at Mt Shasta
710 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mount Shasta CA 96067
(530) 918-9292
 
McCloud River Mercantile Hotel
241 Main St.
McCloudCA 96057
(530) 964-2602
 
Monte Bianco Inn
504 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067-2528
(530) 926-4617
 
Mount Shasta Ranch Bed & Breakfast
1008 W.A. Barr Rd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067
(530) 926-3870
 
Railroad Park Resort
100 Railroad Park Rd.
DunsmuirCA 96025-2604
(530) 235-4440
 
Shasta Inn Hotel
1121 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067-2734
(530) 926-3411
 
Strawberry Valley Inn
1142 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. ShastaCA 96067-2723
(530) 926-2052
 
Swiss Holiday Lodge
2400 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-3446
 
Townhouse Motel
157 S. Weed Blvd.
WeedCA 96094-2608
(530) 938-4431
 
Travelodge/ Penny’s Diner
4000 Siskiyou Blvd.
DunsmuirCA 96025
(530) 235-4100
 
Contact US: info@avatarsoftheearthgathering.com

 

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