Smart bets: Three Days of Light Gathering

The annual Three Days of Light Gathering — now in its fourth year — takes much of what’s great about summer festivals (camping, music, arts and craft vendors and nature) and enhances all of that with an element of spirituality and learning. Meditation spaces, sacred sanctuaries and workshops on topics like “Appalachian Ethno-Botany,” “Exploring Tantric Sexual Energy” and “Intro to Chi-Gong” are all part of the three-day weekend. Keynote speakers include author Tony Burroughs; alchemist, mythologist and astrologist Laura Eisenhower; Rev. Dr. Saralise Azrael, the founder of Legion of Light Global Ministries; and Emergence Earth founder Scott Bayden Love. The festival is held at Camp Grier in Old Fort, from Friday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Aug. 30. Various lodging options are available. Tickets include all workshops and events and are $222 at the gate. Day tickets are $45 Friday/$55 Saturday/$40 Sunday. Kids younger than 14 get in for free. 3dlgathering.com. Photo by Black Creek Photography

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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