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Offlineannielicious
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What keeps you coming to gatherings?
    #4094810 - 04/25/05 01:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I am writing my next show on gatherings and the reason most of us continue to be drawn to them. I have heard many times of the magic and indescribable atmosphere they create.

What are the emotions, words etc that describe the unity we seem to create at gatherings?

Thanks for your help.

annie


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4095050 - 04/25/05 02:43 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Its people like you that keep me coming back! :smile: The way I see it...I've never felt more at home with a group of 'strangers' in my life. Its not like meeting new people, its more like meeting with old friends. :heart:


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4095219 - 04/25/05 03:35 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Definitely the company.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: Silversoul]
    #4095250 - 04/25/05 03:43 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

It's being with other people... other people's energy and similar interests bring other's together and make the environment more comforting.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: adrug]
    #4095285 - 04/25/05 03:50 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

When I first started going to gatherings, I was going because I felt like I connected to the people there in a completely different way then I connected to people in my everyday life.  It was different, special and most of all...comfortable.

These days I still go for the same reasons, but instead of connecting to the coolest bunch of 'non-strangers' I've ever met, it's a group of my greatest friends.  I don't think any other group of people has such unique memories together!

I'll never forget a single gathering.  Sometimes (mostly always....) things don't go according to plan, but chaos is part of the adventure.  The N.E. Gathering is going to be the highlight of my summer, besides my fiancee coming home from afghanistan...  :heart:


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4095367 - 04/25/05 04:11 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The first time we go to gatherings it's for the adventure, that's why I went. I keep going because now it's about the people. Just about everyone I meet at the gatherings seems "familiar" to me. It's hard to describe, but no one is a stranger at the gathering. It's like family we've always known. Gatherings are about love, respect, acceptance and adventure. They're so much fucking fun!


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4095394 - 04/25/05 04:17 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i know when i go to a gatheirng that everyone there is just who they are, wether its a bit spiky at first or as warm and friendly as could possibly be real...  i know that i oculd just sit in a chair for three days and stare at the fire and no one would even think me anti-social at all....

i know when i stand up to see if someone wants to go on a mission or a hike, at LEAST one person is gonna shoot up with the same excitement i have and that person could be an old friend or someone ive never talked to!!

the energy is one of acceptance and anticipation...

people usually know what there going to do at a gathering, but really...

once you get there, you never really know whats gonna happen or what youre going to do, or what friends youll make, or what lessons youll learn.

amazing every time, the gatherings.

:heart:


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GODS.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: Todcasil]
    #4095614 - 04/25/05 05:12 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i've not been to a shroomery gathering, yet, but i'm a rainbow addict, and I must say, there is an undeniable unspoken bond that I crave and find nowhere else. The connection with so many other people tripping on life is unreplaceable, and I can only imagine That there is a similar vibe through out the shroomery gatherings. There is something to be found that goes beyond friendship, comradery, drugs, or anything else. It's alot like buddah meeting buddah for tea. If you catch that. It's a riot on a cosmic level.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: emptywisdom]
    #4095644 - 04/25/05 05:17 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

emptywisdom said:
It's alot like buddah meeting buddah for tea. If you catch that. It's a riot on a cosmic level.




this is the best statement about gatheirngs i have ever read... and this person hasnt been to one :wink:


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Women look at themselves and they seem utterly human, when looking at men they see proud
GODS.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: Todcasil]
    #4095653 - 04/25/05 05:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I'm a drifter, i'll make one eventually. I can't imagine how this would not happen. Traveling is my life, They just have not hit on the right time frame for me yet.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: emptywisdom]
    #4095681 - 04/25/05 05:25 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

:heart:


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Women look at themselves and they seem utterly human, when looking at men they see proud
GODS.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: Todcasil]
    #4096088 - 04/25/05 06:46 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

actually for me,
one word is easy.....


Love

namaste,

captmueller


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: captmueller]
    #4096855 - 04/25/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

clear eyes explained it pretty well : its like being 5 years old with no parents around and doing whatever you want

its the people, some now have been my friends for 5+ years now. a mass vibe of goodness.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: Todcasil]
    #4096884 - 04/25/05 09:50 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

Todcasil said:
i know when i go to a gatheirng that everyone there is just who they are, wether its a bit spiky at first or as warm and friendly as could possibly be real...  i know that i oculd just sit in a chair for three days and stare at the fire and no one would even think me anti-social at all....

i know when i stand up to see if someone wants to go on a mission or a hike, at LEAST one person is gonna shoot up with the same excitement i have and that person could be an old friend or someone ive never talked to!!

the energy is one of acceptance and anticipation...

people usually know what there going to do at a gathering, but really...

once you get there, you never really know whats gonna happen or what youre going to do, or what friends youll make, or what lessons youll learn.

amazing every time, the gatherings.

:heart:




Yeah i dig what your saying.  Straight up..  Its amazing like that.


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4096905 - 04/25/05 09:56 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i could write for days non stop trying to answer that question, and still not come up with an answer that would do any justice to how i really feel about them. answering that question for me is alot like writing a trip report. no matter how well i write it, no matter how much effort or time i put into it, it will never be good enough. these gatherings are beyond words. language is just too primitive of a medium for such tasks. ive said it before, and ill say it again (many many times im sure)....these gatherings have changed my life. or rather....these gatherings, and the people i have met, the family that adopted me....have helped ME change my life. i love you guys :heart:


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4096924 - 04/25/05 10:01 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Its hard to put into words the feelings at a gathering. There is a lot of amazing energy all around. There are no expectations from anyone or about anyone. I can let my hair down and be the person I truly am without any fear. No one stands in judgement of thier neighbors. All are willing to extend a friendly, helping hand. And I've yet to meet someone at a gathering that I did not like.

Its an experience like none other....and I'm addiced to it!


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4098292 - 04/26/05 11:24 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

EXACTLY!!!  i think hehe  you guys have said the same things I was thinking.  Like I said in my show this week, "It is the most unnerving overwhelming comfort I have ever experienced". 

Thanks for all the input, and look/listen to my show this week.

:heart:


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4098304 - 04/26/05 11:26 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I've never been to a gathering...but this thread makes me want to go!


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4098334 - 04/26/05 11:40 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

OneMoreRobot3021 said:
I've never been to a gathering...but this thread makes me want to go!




me too! i'm really hoping to be able to make it to holland whenever that one is!


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Re: What keeps you coming to gatherings? [Re: annielicious]
    #4099614 - 04/26/05 05:59 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

the love
the vibes
the family


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