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“When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow” — Old Native American Prophecy”

Some say they’re the largest non-organization of non-members in the world. They have no leaders, and no organization. To be honest, the Rainbow Family means different things to different people. I think it’s safe to say they’re into intentional community building, non-violence, and alternative lifestyles. They also believe that Peace and Love are a great thing, and there isn’t enough of that in this world. Many of their traditions are based on Native American traditions, and they have a strong orientation to take care of the the Earth. They gather in the National Forests yearly to pray for peace on this planet.

Rainbow Gatherings are temporary intentional communities, typically held in outdoor settings, and espousing and practicing ideals of peace,love, harmony, freedom and community. They are an expression of a Utopian impulse, combined with bohemianism and hippie culture, with roots clearly traceable to the counterculture of the 1960s.

The “Welcome Home” series documents my first adventure with the Rainbow Family in a beautiful National forest in Washington.

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