3DL Gathering: A Conscious Festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains


On October 3rd to 5th in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Camp Grier half an hour away from Asheville a conscious festival will spark to life. Now in its third year, the “Three Days of Light Gathering”, or 3DL as it’s known to thousands of people around the world, lights up western North Carolina with…


Produced by Emergence Earth, 3DL is a three day music and healing arts festival designed according to the principle mission, or “Four Pillars” of Emergence Earth: Sustainability, Natural Health and Wellness, Personal/Spiritual Development, and Community and Culture. With a mission to give attendees tools and resources that can help them live more empowered, inspired, and exciting lives, 3DL provides a support space for people to be conscious Earth and community stewards. Offering over 50 play and lecture-based experiential workshops based on the Four Pillars including permaculture, yoga, meditation, sacred geometry, crystal healing, sound therapy, personal body and energy healing practices, poetry, flow arts (fire spinning, poi, hula) and much more, 3DL’s purpose is to inspire attendees into being their highest selves. There is also a youth village, a healing village, a community art gallery, and an auction to raise money for art programs that focus on working with underprivileged and at-risk youth. 3DL will feature a wide variety of local and internationally-recognized DJ’s, bands, and live performing artists.

This year’s performers include: The Human Experience, Hudost, Living Light, Srikalogy, Dixon’s Violin, NUMATIK, I-Star, Sundried Vibes, TreeHouse, Elijah Ray of the Band of Light, Infinite Third, Option 22, and many more. Over a dozen live/visionary artists will capture these moments on canvas. Live painting performances are scheduled each night. 3DL features family friendly rustic and modern lodging as well as camping options to fit any budget. Prices range from $125 to $250 and include accommodations, and access to all workshops, special events, and performances. Day and weekend passes are available starting at $30 for the day. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under. The entire property is disability and/or handicap accessible. Information, tickets, and full lineup can be found at www.3DLgathering.com.

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Youth Village

This year 3DL is excited to announce the youth village: a magical space where learning and play become one dance by focusing on dreaming awake the new earth. Adults and children will be encouraged to manifest, through dreaming and play, the world they wish to create. At the youth village there will be activities all weekend such as: yoga, meditation, hoop dance, slacklining, art projects, storytelling, sing alongs, face painting, mandala painting, nature exploration/plant identification, beekeeping, and more. On Saturday at 3DL there will be a parade around the gathering grounds. Costumes are encouraged!

Light Way Schools, an organization that guides parents in the design and implementation of alternative and democratic home schooling programs, will be hosting the workshop: “Dream, Believe, Create: Education for the New Earth.” They will be offering a complimentary three week course, Empowered Parents, Inspired Children, (E.P.I.C.), a virtual, live coaching, training, and support program for parents, educators, and community members who need help with alternative, democratic homeschooling. Participants can engage with this course from anywhere in the world. In addition, all who take the course will receive a complimentary private consultation with Zahra Lightway, the founder of Light Way Schools. Other featured workshops at the youth village include: “Mindfulness for Children and Families Playshop” with Amanda Amethyst and “A Vision for Co-creating Whole Children” with Danica Joan Fields.