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Mission statement for 3SidedWhole Spring Festival 2017 June 2 3 4
3SidedWhole is a private ranch held in trust by DrBlue and Issac Barbosa for preservation of the
land, community healing and celebration, and shamanic training and exploration.
We are supported entirely by volunteers in all fields, music, art, healing, architecture and more.
Significant portions of the 9 acre ranch have never been built on and never will be.
The ranch is surrounded by by over 350 square miles of state land trust, sacred pueblo lands
and other wild high desert terrain that is uninhabited by humans, but filled with ancient spirits
who welcome us to the land.
Our Theme for this event is ANCIENT EARTH: NEW EARTH:: SACRED EARTH, in collaboration
with the New Earth Collective headed by Ray Powell. Our focus is to celebrate the preservation
of the land, our rededication to Gaii, and exploration of ways to live more effective in human
communities. We have invited many notable shamans and healers to join us in creating the
sacred space our festivals occur in, both from New Mexico and Colorado. Our goal is to inspire
your reconnection with the land through prayer, ceremony, music, dancing, and sharing. Feel free
to engage with the shaman healers between the ceremonies for personal exploration and support.
Workshops will be offered Saturday all day with exciting speakers on important topics and skills.
Our goal is inspire you to embrace your life, the Earth, and find new paths of living with joy and health.
Sunday morning will be Kosmic Temple, a gathering of all the participants, to integrate what
we have experienced, learned and take with us some new knowledge wisdom and dedication to
Gaii and our communities. Usually a jam session breaks out after Kosmic Temple and during clean up.
The performer programs are all interactive, featuring prominent and very talented local and international musicians
producers, word artists and more. YOU are part of the performances, their is
no “audience”. sing, dance, pray, connect. We hope you experience the magic of 3SidedWhole both in
the sunshine, the sunrise and sunsets and the amazing night skies of the high desert.
sleep is optional, and jam sessions will occur around the bonfires at many different times.
The community kitchen is an inspired place to share food resources, cooking skills, and sharing
of stories and tales of your experiences. Please be generous and bring lots of great healthy food
to share. Please bring your own blissware and cooking utensils, and be willing to clean up after
Admission is by suggested donation. al donations go towards paying the yearly taxes on the
land, maintenance, and supplies for caretakers of the ranch. Please offer to help at the
front gate, the kitchen, and offer assistance to anyone who needs it. Please make sure you
have a map or guide in finding the site. ribbons will be on the dirt roads at the turns that are correct.
roads have changed, please do not go in to the site on the fenceline road the old way.
Your safety is of great importance to us, please no open bottles. there are steep hills
and barbed wire fences, the occasional snake and scorpion, etc. so be alert and wear
good hiking shoes or boots. Hydration is critical, it is recommended to drink 8 oz of water an
hour weather or not you are thirsty. Please, no drugs, hard liquer, fireworks, guns, or disruptive
anger at the festival Please keep your vehicles outside the gate, and no driving at all inside
the site after dark. All dogs must be service animals and on leashes and marked as to who is
the owner they serve. see the survival guide on 3SidedWhole.com No open fires please besides the
community set bonfires and fire sculptures/fire pits.
The land is an on an ancient petrified forest lakebed, 25 colors of rocks abound, with fossils
petrified wood etc. please do not collect rocks from the site, but you can hike down’
the arroyos (take plenty of water) and find many treasures.
Please talk to strangers, make new friends, and become part of the 3SidedWhole Community
which has existed and celebrated here for over 15 years.