1999 Pennsylvania Rainbow Gathering Photo Page 19

Photos from Seed Camp Journal: Notes from the Pennsylvania Rainbow Gathering

The Fourth of July prayer and meditation for world peace and healing was held in an abandoned meadow atop a ridge known as Eagles Roost. After much debate, main council (which works by consensus process and consists of whoever shows up) decided on July 3rd that the original Main Meadow adjacent to Bear Creek was too small and too fragile for the July 4th celebration.

The silent prayer and meditation for world peace ends at "solar noon" when a parade of children enters the circle. Then, a festive celebration follows. It is Halloween, New Years and the 4th of July all wrapped into one. The first Rainbow Gathering was held near Granby, Colorado in July 1972.