Photos from the Global Peace Gathering and StarGate Portal Opening

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:

Sangita Devi


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About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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3 thoughts on “Photos from the Global Peace Gathering and StarGate Portal Opening

  1. hauntedheadnc

    I took a look after it got dark and I’d definitely call it a sizable crowd. They filled the Roger Maguire Green, in fact. I also, for what it’s worth, happened to show up in fake blood — ’cause that’s how we zombies roll.

  2. lookatmeimsoshiny

    The Stargate Portal didn’t open that night because we forgot to invite James Spader! Before I go any further, I’ll bet many of you thought to yourselves “no big deal- Andie McDowell can open the Stargate”? Guess what? She can’t! Wrong Movie! You people will never learn, will you? Nice work. Now all we can do is a little damage control-we’ll see if we can talk all those Vector Research wing-nuts into shaving their heads and wearing matching track suits (a la Heaven’s Gate) so we can at least keep track of ’em. Sheesh.

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