A sizable crowd gathered to participate in The Global Peace Gathering and StarGate Portal Opening on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville, which was sponsored by Vortex Tours Research Center. Thought by some to be an especially charged date, the 10/10/10 festivities focused on elevating global collective consciousness with sound healing, sacred toning and a Kirtan performance by Asheville’s own Sangita Devi, a Sanskrit chanting collective.
The evening also featured addresses by various guest speakers and performers including sound-healer David Chim, Dr. Raja Merk Dove and Prof. Moira Lady of the Sun Dove, to name a few.
“Asheville has the unique gift of having from 12 to 24 vortices and 5 Major Vortex Sacred Sites existing within a 25-mile radius,” described the press release. “Few places on the planet have such a concentration of power, beauty and grandeur. Asheville is the place where artists, freedom lovers, shamans, visionaries, star seeds, light workers and spiritual beings of diverse types have come for eons of time to inspire and be inspired by the natural landscape and glorious energies of our Smoky Blue Ridge!”
And indeed, artists, new-age philosophers, musicians, free thinkers and the curious passerby alike celebrated together, dancing and singing under a glowing crescent moon.
Here are a few photos of the gathering, taken by Ethan Burns: