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Four Sacred Days of Spiritual Restoration

Native American Music • Ceremonies • Native Elders • Camping • Art & Food Vendors

Held on the grounds of one of the world's largest EcoVillages in the stunning Santa Cruz River Valley of Southern Arizona.

Thank you to all the 2016 participants who helped to make the Gathering a sacred event!

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band

TaliasVan/Gabriel of Urantia and his 9-piece Bright & Morning Star Band is a dynamic and interuniversal experience of all-original CosmoPop® music. He is also the founder of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage and a cultural visionary, and performs a unique style of spiritual vocal music that incorporates various genres from rock, to jazz, to celtic.

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band

Performer
Gabriel of Urantia

Gabriel of Urantia

For his entire adult life, Gabriel of Urantia has been dedicated to making the world as it should be — where every man, woman, and child has food, clothing, a home, and not just subsistence-level work, but the tools and assistance to cultivate their unique gifts, talents, and dreams. As founder of multiple service organizations, Gabriel is putting what some might call a "Utopian" vision into ever-expanding practical applications daily.

Gabriel of Urantia

Speaker
Purification Lodge

Purification Lodge

Participate in the purification rite traditionally performed by vision quest seekers to enter into a state of humility and to undergo an experience of spiritual rebirth. Prayers offered in the purification lodge draw on all the powers of the universe — Earth, Water, Fire and Air.

Purification Lodge

Ceremony
Dennis Banks — Anishinabe/Ojibwa

Dennis Banks — Anishinabe/Ojibwa

Dennis Banks is a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist, and author. He is an Anishinabe, Ojibwa, born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. In 1968 he co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) to protect the traditional ways of Native people through activism and legal cases.

Dennis Banks — Anishinabe/Ojibwa

Speaker
Niánn Emerson Chase

Niánn Emerson Chase

As a youth, Niánn grew up on four Native American reservations in the southwestern United States. Her home life was based on Christian principles where she additionally incorporated Native American spirituality in her youth experiences. While attending Arizona State University, she broadened her horizons by studying other world religions and philosophies. She is also the co-founder of the various outreach service programs of Global Community Communications Alliance.

Niánn Emerson Chase

Speaker
Wendsler Nosie — Apache

Wendsler Nosie — Apache

Tribe councilman of Apache Stronghold and former Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona, Wendsler Nosie stands as a forefront activist for Native American social justice concerns. He most recently spearheaded the ongoing "Save Oak Flat" movement to reclaim his tribe's traditional sacred land from the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange. Nosie strives to empower all peoples around the world to defend the places that have long-served as sacred and culturally-rich areas.

Wendsler Nosie — Apache

Speaker
Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Traditional spiritual teachings of the Medicine Wheel blend with present-day divine revelation in this sacred ceremony that inspires harmonious and cooperative living with the natural and celestial forces/spirit guides on our planet. Mother Earth's gifts, the cycles of eternity, and the four directions are encompassed by the significant metaphors of the Cosmic Wheel of Destiny -- a tool by which to understand the universe and the part that each of us plays within it.

Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Ceremony
Cody Blackbird — Cherokee

Cody Blackbird — Cherokee

Cody Blackbird is Eastern Band of Cherokee of North Carolina and Dakota. Cody is the youngest recipient for "Flutist of the Year" by the Native American Music Awards. He travels throughout the year as a performer and motivational speaker for Native American youth. A rising star in Indian Country for his innovative flute playing, Cody's collaboration with Frank Waln, "Hear My Cry", was nominated for "Best Hip-Hop Song" at the Indian Summer Music Awards.

Cody Blackbird — Cherokee

Performer
Organic Gardens

Organic Gardens

Explore and enjoy the expansive organic gardens and pasturelands of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, one of North America's largest EcoVillages. Witness permaculture and sustainable agriculture in action as a solution to the ecological ravages caused by conventional agriculture.

Organic Gardens

EcoVillage Highlight
Wilfred Buck — Opaskwayak Cree

Wilfred Buck — Opaskwayak Cree

Wilfred Buck is an educator from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. For the past nine years he has been working with the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. His specialty is astronomy education and he has traveled throughout Manitoba to rural and urban schools with a portable planetarium. Mr Buck is an advocate of "two-eyed seeing", a view that learning is optimal when it is accomplished with two eyes: Seeing the strengths of both Indigenous and Western knowledge.

Wilfred Buck — Opaskwayak Cree

Speaker
TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Choir

TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Choir

TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra was formed in 1995 by TaliasVan, musician and founder of Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label, with the vision to inspire and uplift people of all ages, races, and religions through the transformative power of music. Wherever this special group goes, audiences are attracted not only by their beautiful voices and rich harmonies, but by their warm smiles and generous hearts.

TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Choir

Performer
Diamond Creek Crown Dancers — Apache

Diamond Creek Crown Dancers — Apache

Diamond Creek Crown Dancers of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Diamond Creek Crown Dancers — Apache

Ceremony
José Martín Garcia Lewis — O'odham

José Martín Garcia Lewis — O'odham

José serves as Lieutenant Governor of the O'odham in Mexico for the Traditional O'odham Leaders. He is actively involved in issues regarding indigenous territory, hosting well-attended congresses in Sonoro, Mexico. He was recently elected as Regional Governor for the O'odham in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico. With his father, José co-founded the Traditional Council of the Indigenous Peoples of Sonora.

José Martín Garcia Lewis — O'odham

Speaker
Clara Natonabah — Navajo Diné

Clara Natonabah — Navajo Diné

A Navajo Diné and 2015 graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, Clara has received a BA in songwriting. Possessing a deeply rich voice, she captivates the heart of the listener while she weaves melodies from the traditional thread of her ancestry to fuse with the modern world she finds herself in. She currently teaches Music and a Mixed Media Performance Art course at The Santa Fe Indian School.

Clara Natonabah — Navajo Diné

Performer
Grupo Sarmiento Yaqui Tribe Dance

Grupo Sarmiento Yaqui Tribe Dance

Grupo Sarmiento Yaqui from Sonora, Mexico will share, in ceremony, the traditional Yaqui dance. An example of Yaqui spirituality is the iconic symbol of the deer and the deer dancer whom mimics the connection to which Yaqui people have the nature. The dance brings out the rich cultural identity of the Yaqui, demonstrating the merging of two faiths and traditional practices both ceremonial and modern.

Grupo Sarmiento Yaqui Tribe Dance

Ceremony
Quese IMC — Pawnee/Seminole

Quese IMC — Pawnee/Seminole

Marcus "Quese IMC" Frejo is an award winning indigenous hiphop artist. His pathway to success started as a precocious child, writing and performing hip hop since age 7. He is from the Wolf band of Pawnee and Bear clan of Seminole Indigenous People. Quese has lived an alcohol and drug-free life, this choice even in the hip hop industry has set him apart from others. In his music, his speeches, and his workshops the power of truth is always a central figure piece of his work.

Quese IMC — Pawnee/Seminole

Performer
MC Artson — Chicano/Tarahumara

MC Artson — Chicano/Tarahumara

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas it was the dance that first caught Artson's eye and opened the doors to the culture that would eventually transform him and become his life. A Chicano Native emcee, Artson's music reaches deep into his heritage in an effort to revive the culture of his people, the Tarahumara tribe. Traveling from his home in Long Beach, Artson will share his hip hop beats and bboy dance style at the Gathering.

MC Artson — Chicano/Tarahumara

Performer
Sam & Gabriel Anderson - Navajo Diné

Sam & Gabriel Anderson - Navajo Diné

Shidoleth and his son, Gabriel Anderson, of the Navajo Diné, will be performing the Northern Traditional Dance. The dance evokes the style of Plains Indians, their hunting parties and warriors, their Traditional outfits, and their bravery and courage as peoples of America who lived off the land long before settlers came and disrupted their ways of life.

Sam & Gabriel Anderson - Navajo Diné

Performer
Todi Neesh Zhee Singers - Navajo Diné

Todi Neesh Zhee Singers - Navajo Diné

Award winning TNZ was formed in 1980, inspired by a group of Navajos who envisioned a singing group to put their talents on a new level. The Native American population is losing all of its traditional culture. We want to hang on to our Navajo ways as long as we have air to breathe and water to give life to all living things. Water drum is the heart beat of TNZ. The water of the drum soothes and cools.

Todi Neesh Zhee Singers - Navajo Diné

Performer
Talibah Begay — Navajo Diné

Talibah Begay — Navajo Diné

Talibah Begay is full Navajo Diné of the Red Bottom/Cheek Clan. As a singer, she produced three albums before the age of 17 ("Talibah's Traditional Songs", "Talibah Salutes the Veterans", and "Navajo Songs for Children") and has been nominated in the NAMMY's for Best Female and Best Traditional. Now 23 years of age, she is an independent mother to a beautiful daughter. She is currently a Culture & Language Teacher at Dream Diné Charter School in Shiprock, NM.

Talibah Begay — Navajo Diné

Performer
Patricio Dominguez — Piro Manso Tiwa

Patricio Dominguez — Piro Manso Tiwa

Patricio Dominguez values strong family traditions, as he recognizes the important influence of family in his life, especially the motherhood of his family's matriarchal line. At age five he was presented in a public ceremony to the medicine men to be blessed as a man of spiritual knowledge. He is now leader of an urban Kiva Society. He is on the board of directors of "Church of the Spiritual Path" and the "Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge", both nonprofits.

Patricio Dominguez — Piro Manso Tiwa

Speaker
Adrian Lobo Miramontes — Mexica/Chicano

Adrian Lobo Miramontes — Mexica/Chicano

Adrian Lobo is a Visionary Movement Artist and founder of the Shen Style Dance Movement. He has performed internationally, won numerous street dance competitions, and teaches dance as a holistic wellness path. Lobo has innovated street dance through eastern philosophy and indigenous culture to inspire mastery of the human body and consciousness.

Adrian Lobo Miramontes — Mexica/Chicano

Performer
John Mahkewa — Hopi

John Mahkewa — Hopi

John Mahkewa is a Hopi potter, permaculturalist, and the grandson of noted Hopi potter, Grace Chapella, and shares the wisdom of that relationship of his youth. After a death experience 11 years ago, he was awakened to the stories his grandmother told him and the Hopi prophecy of the time of purification, and the Blue Star Children coming to the planet. He is known and shares under the title given to him by his grandfather Alberta Yava, Tatas'juanna, The Peacemaker.

John Mahkewa — Hopi

Speaker
Elder Maria Angelita Garcia — Purépecha

Elder Maria Angelita Garcia — Purépecha

Elder Maria of the Purépecha tribe is a cofounder of a free naturopathic health clinic in Magdalena in Mexico. She is the wife of Governor Jose Martin Garcia Lewis of the Tohono O'odham tribe in Mexico. Together, she and Jose care for the indigenous people and fight for their rights to land and health care, reminding them of the ways of their ancestors and the dignity of their history and culture.

Elder Maria Angelita Garcia — Purépecha

Speaker
Maryellen Baker — Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe

Maryellen Baker — Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe

Maryellen Baker is a Ojibwe Elder enrolled on the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. In the past 12 years Mary has focused her energy on the Water and has organized Women and Water Symposiums that are intended to educate women on their strong connection and responsibility to water and empower them to stand up for our environment. She believes that women can change the world.

Maryellen Baker — Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe

Speaker

About

founder

Gabriel of Urantia

For his entire adult life, Gabriel of Urantia has been dedicated to making the world as it should be — where every man, woman, and child has food, clothing, a home, and not just subsistence-level work, but the tools and assistance to cultivate their unique gifts, talents, and dreams. As founder of one of the largest sustainable communities and ecovillages in the world with multiple artistic organizations and service programs for humankind, Gabriel is putting what some might call a "Utopian" vision into ever-expanding practical applications daily.

There is a vital link between the human need for positive, creative self-expression and the forming of a balanced, sustainable, and evolving culture. As part of Gabriel of Urantia's life as a lightworker, he continues to establish and coordinate nonprofit service programs and organizations that enrich and empower individuals and their communities in order to create a society and culture of higher consciousness.

Gabriel of Urantia's work has rocked the status quo in many realms of influence, he has come against much opposition and media misrepresentation from corporations and the power elite. His insistence on spiritual revolution and spiritual unity has not made him popular amongst established religious groups, and teachings on unity without uniformity have challenged the dogmatic and antiquated religious minds of the masses. Gabriel of Urantia has shown that he will not cease in his efforts to bring a higher truth to the world through what he has called "Radical Unity." He calls out to humanity to come together under the banner of equality and justice.

gathering

The Times of the Purification

May 5-8, 2016, Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona will be the honored host of a sacred international event: "The Times of the Purification Gathering". The intention of the Purification Gathering is to capture the heart of the Native American legacy through the arts, while exploring the indigenous wisdom of the ancestors as revealed in the prophecies of the numerous tribes of Turtle Island/the United States, and in particular highlighting the esteemed Hopi Prophecy of the coming "Fifth World".

The Times of the Purification Gathering will be a coming together of elders, speakers, storytellers, musicians, and dancers to share and teach about the prophesied signs which have been (and are being) revealed, indicating these times are upon us, and that all tribes are called now to join together for the good of all. The Purification Gathering is a call to brothers and sisters from the 4 corners of Mother Earth to come together in recognition of the Creator's call to purify and be made whole once again. A global ecological crisis is upon us and now, more than ever, it is imperative to pay attention to the ancient warnings of the indigenous peoples whose reciprocal and traditional relationship with Mother Earth has made them the earth guardians of the 21st century.

The Times of the Purification Gathering is part of the vision and work of Gabriel of Urantia (also known as TaliasVan) who is a spiritual leader, activist, author, musician, and cofounder of Global Community Communications Alliance and Avalon Organic Gardens & Ecovillage. The community was established in 1989 by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase and now has 110 Destiny Reservists/Change Agents from around the world who have been called to the work of restoring global balance and harmony through personal transformation and selfless service to humanity.

introduction

Letter of Introduction to Speakers and Contributors

Greetings,

The purpose of this gathering is to educate all races of the purification that our world is going through by way of the earth changes, causing the deaths of thousands and even millions as well as economic collapses. All of these things have been predicted by the indigenous cultures for centuries. As you know, the Hopis went to the United Nations and spoke of these prophecies. If you can speak on the subject of the Purification/Earth Changes, please let us know. If not, what subject would you like to speak about?

I, Gabriel of Urantia, have met, in 1993, Titus Lamson, the oldest living Hopi Elder at that time, who was 102 years old. He passed shortly after I met with him. I was also friends with Wallace Black Elk (who stayed with me many times in Sedona, and we spoke often of the earth changes), Russell Means (he and I shared much on our activist endeavors), Dennis Banks (who I invited to speak on many occasions), Clyde Bellecourt (who came with A.I.M. to our venue in Sedona, when we were living there), and other Native American elders.

This Times of the Purification Gathering is a Sacred event not a New Age Festival. We honor the ancestors. This gathering will be held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona, where we live in the traditional way, as much as we can, off the grid, in the ways of the Creator. We are a nonprofit organization and no one benefits financially, as we have all things in common, consisting of 105 men, women, and children from around the world.

Please explore our website to see a gallery of some of those elders whom I have met and information about the gathering and the native speakers and musicians we have thus far. We do not have a lot of finances, however we would like to cover your travel expenses with gasoline reimbursement as well as whatever you think you can come for. We can also cover lodging on our grounds and food.

Please contact Centria Lilly for further information.
Email Centria Lilly or contact us.

With great respect,

Gabriel of Urantia

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The Purification Gathering is a spirituality-focused event hosted by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA). Admission is gained by contributing the suggested donations below. These suggested amounts represent the Gathering's efforts to provide fair compensation to the Native Elders and other speakers who are participating in this event by graciously contributing their knowledge, traditions, and wisdom. The compensation helps to offset their travel costs and time spent participating in this 4-day event.


For camping during the Gathering, visit our camping information page.

All donations collected through ticketing will go to supporting the invited speakers and GCCA's nonprofit programs Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, Homeless Is Not My Choice, and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program for Teens and Adults.

If you are not able to pay the suggested donation, please contact us and let us know! In the spirit of reciprocity, admittance to the Gathering can also be gained by providing a donation of a craft or artwork, or by work exchange. No interested persons will be refused admittance for inability to pay.

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Event Organizer

Amadon DellErba
email • 520-398-2542

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Mycenay Plyler
email • 520-307-5192

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Location

2074 Pendleton Dr, Tumacácori
Arizona USA

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage

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Four Sacred Days of Spiritual Restoration

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