Highlights of Events

It has been awhile since I posted here, so I will start with a highlighted list of events that are of interest in the peaceable free assembly quest to preserve rights under the first amendment of the Constitution of these united States of America.

As the peace and healing gatherings continue regionally around the nation and internationally around the world, so also continues the talks with the Forest Service in general and the Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey, in particular.

Forgive me as I write these notes without benefit of files or verified information. This post will be edited later for accuracy.

  • The first meeting with Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey took place on April 20, 2007 at 1:00 pm eastern time. (4-20) Present were Mark Rey, John Twiss, John ?, Raven, Summer Breeze and Thomas from Proposition One Committee. On the phone was Attorney Brian Michaels of Eugene, Oregon along with his secretary Sephira, who took notes and later shared them with the family. Other folks called in on a conference line.
  • Thanksgiving Council took place some where near Taos, New Mexico. Information will be forthcoming.
  • The annual gathering of the tribes of the rainbow family of living light will take place in New Mexico in 2009. The site will be determined at a spring council gathering to be held at a site that will be announced in the future once the scouts look at different locations and determine a site nearest the possible sites.
  • Raven and Summer Breeze met with Undersecretary Mark Rey and two other individuals whose names need to be confirmed and later posted. This meeting took place November 12, 2008 at the Federal Office of the Department of Agriculture in Washington DC. The meeting lasted one hour beginning at 4 pm eastern time. It was an informal talk session to discuss “what next” and touch on what happened these past two years as an alternative means of compliance under the current Code of Federal Regulations 36 CFR 251 & 261.
  • Two gatherings operated as a matter of record as legal gatherings without a signed permit as required in previous years. Arkansas in 2007 and Wyoming in 2008 were a co-operative effort to explore the possibility of an alternative means of compliance without fully changing the regulation.
  • The next phone conference between Mark Rey, the Forest Service representatives and liaison and the rainbow gatherers, will be held December 9, 2008 at 4pm Eastern Time. Twenty individuals will be able to call in on this teleconference as an imposed limit due to the nature of the call line. Raven and Summer Breeze will be present in person at the United States Department of Agriculture building in Washington DC. Summer Breeze will attempt to take some clear notes. It is the hope that this meeting will be recorded by family as happened at about three other phone conferences in the past. It would be encouraging for several other people to take notes and compare.
  • Audio tapes of previous phone conferences with Mark Reyare available at One Tin Soldier, the original recordings being hosted on Garage Band thanks to Marty Who Likes to Party from the New York Lacona Tribe. Thanks so much for the love, Marty.
  • Audio files are available on the top right side bar of One Tin Soldier.
  • The ACLU has taken an interest in the events of police misconduct which occurred at the Wyoming 2008 gathering. In particular, an incident took place at Kiddie Village where Shanti Sena and other folks including children, were shot with rubber bullets and mace balls.
  • Files of lawsuits, court cases, and testimonies as well as the ACLU letter for Wyoming 2008 is available at PCU//Free Assembly. Visit Scottie’s site and offer information to help complete the records, if you have any. Support Scottie in his work as well.
  • There is an internal investigation into the event at kiddie village to determine whether the conduct of Forest Service Incident Command Team officers was in violation of proper procedure. The investigation is also to determine whether any “rainbows” provoked the incident or escalated it in any way, as per the Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey. In Mark Rey’s words, “I viewed the tapes of the kiddie village incident, and to be honest, as an onlooker it would be hard for me to tell who is friend and who is foe.” This is a direct quote of a statement made to Raven and Summer Breeze at the November 12, 2008 “what next” meeting with Mark Rey.
  • Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey requested the investigation from the internal affairs department.
  • Dear friend and scout for rainbow gatherings of many years, Sailor, made an announcement on agr around Thanksgiving, that he is not expected to live past Christmas. Write your farewells to this dear brother and friend of many years to many rainbows, who scouted many a trail and caught lots of fish, so Sailor can read your words while he is still alive. Email Sailor at x989@earthlink.net and send comfort to his lovely wife, sweet sister, Sailor’s soul mate, Catherine, at cebax@earthlink.net. Sailor has invited family to visit on his boats with prior notice to share the remaining days of his life in family fellowship. I dearly and truly wish I could be there but Raven and I have to finish this work in Washington DC.
  • Karin Zirk of San Diego, California maintains a couple blogs of distinction which chronicle events of the gatherings. Visit the Wyoming blog or the New Mexico blog. Send Karin your information of events of concern to the annual gatherings.
  • Rainbow Justus is seeking photos, documentation of harassment or court trials, testimonies of any information regarding gathering rights and justice. Send your videos, your events, your documents or information or audio files to themidnightwriter1@gmail.com with permission to publish and your contact information. Help us complete the history of this making of a walking.
  • The Making of A Walking website covers the time during Summer Breeze’s ticketing, trials, arrest and gatherings for a ticket she received in Michigan 2002.
  • On September 11, 2007, the first gathering of the Mountain Spirit Tribe was held in the Ochoco National Forest at Indian Prairie in Oregon. It was held at the same location as the Oregon 97 annual gathering of the tribes of the rainbow family of living light. This 2007 gathering was a reunion and a new beginning of a medicine wheel healing circle which lasted until the reunion date Elijah’s birthday on September 23, 1998.
  • A second annual gathering of the Mountain Spirit Tribe took place at Indian Prairie in the Ochoco National Forest from September 1-21, 2008. Raven and Summer Breeze experienced vehicle difficulties which prevented their attendance. Brother David of the pirates showed up to feed and hold the gathering together. Medicine Dancer did not attend to build the sweat lodge this year as he had in 2007.
  • Brother Tyson Schrade went missing in the Ochoco National Forest during the Mountain Spirit Tribe gathering in September 2008. According to the last information received from authorities, Tyson Schrade was never found. Pray that this brother has wandered off with friends some where down the trail and that he will be located safe and well. His mother really needs closure and so does the rainbow family. Tyson is a friend of ours so this is close to home.

The Midnight Writer

Twiss Retiring on All Hallows Eve

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Monday, October 13, 2008 , under , , , | comments (0)

According to the Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey, the Federal Director of Law Enforcement John Twiss is retiring on October 31, 2008. John is returning home to South Dakota to spend more time with his wife after a long career with the Forest Service. His career as Federal Director of Law Enforcement in his association with the Rainbow Gatherings has been a very controversial term of service and a rocky road for a lot of folks close to these events.

Good Journey John Twiss. DC will be different without you.

May the Lord Bless us with a decent and fair individual with a compassionate heart for the free assembly, peace and love cause of the rainbow gatherings.

All We Are Saying is Give Peace A Chance.
No guns in our church of nature. Safety for our children in kiddie village.

The Midnight Writer

What's Happening in the Forests?

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Saturday, October 11, 2008 , under | comments (0)

Yahoo! News

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Mexican marijuana cartels sully US forests, parks

By TRACIE CONE, Associated Press Writer2 hours, 40 minutes ago

National forests and parks — long popular with Mexican marijuana-growing cartels — have become home to some of the most polluted pockets of wilderness in America because of the toxic chemicals needed to eke lucrative harvests from rocky mountainsides, federal officials said.

The grow sites have taken hold from the West Coast's Cascade Mountains, as well as on federal lands in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Seven hundred grow sites were discovered on U.S. Forest Service land in California alone in 2007 and 2008 — and authorities say the 1,800-square-mile Sequoia National Forest is the hardest hit.

Weed and bug sprays, some long banned in the U.S., have been smuggled to the marijuana farms. Plant growth hormones have been dumped into streams, and the water has then been diverted for miles in PVC pipes.

Rat poison has been sprinkled over the landscape to keep animals away from tender plants. And many sites are strewn with the carcasses of deer and bears poached by workers during the five-month growing season that is now ending.

"What's going on on public lands is a crisis at every level," said Forest Service agent Ron Pugh. "These are America's most precious resources, and they are being devastated by an unprecedented commercial enterprise conducted by armed foreign nationals. It is a huge mess."

The first documented marijuana cartels were discovered in Sequoia National Park in 1998. Then, officials say, tighter border controls after Sept. 11, 2001, forced industrial-scale growers to move their operations into the United States.

Millions of dollars are spent every year to find and uproot marijuana-growing operations on state and federal lands, but federal officials say no money is budgeted to clean up the environmental mess left behind after helicopters carry off the plants. They are encouraged that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who last year secured funding for eradication, has inquired about the pollution problems.

In the meantime, the only cleanup is done by volunteers. On Tuesday, the nonprofit High Sierra Trail Crew, founded to improve access to public lands, plans to take 30 people deep into the Sequoia National Forest to carry out miles of drip irrigation pipe, tons of human garbage, volatile propane canisters, and bags and bottles of herbicides and pesticides.

"If the people of California knew what was going on out there, they'd be up in arms about this," said Shane Krogen, the nonprofit's executive director. "Helicopters full of dope are like body counts in the Vietnam War. What does it really mean?"

Last year, law enforcement agents uprooted nearly five million plants in California, nearly a half million in Kentucky and 276,000 in Washington state as the development of hybrid plants has expanded the range of climates marijuana can tolerate.

"People light up a joint, and they have no idea the amount of environmental damage associated with it," said Cicely Muldoon, deputy regional director of the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service.

As of Sept. 2, more than 2.2 million plants had been uprooted statewide. The largest single bust in the nation this year netted 482,000 plants in the remote Sierra of Tulare County, the forest service said.

Some popular parks also have suffered damage. In 2007, rangers found more than 20,000 plants in Yosemite National Park and 43,000 plants in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, where 159 grow sites have been discovered over the past 10 years.

Agent Patrick Foy of the California Department of Fish and Game estimated that 1.5 pounds of fertilizers and pesticides is used for every 11.5 plants.

"I've seen the pesticide residue on the plants," Foy said. "You ain't just smoking pot, bud. You're smoking some heavy-duty pesticides from Mexico."

Scott Wanek, the western regional chief ranger for the National Park Service, said he believes the eradication efforts have touched only a small portion of the marijuana farms and that the environmental impact is much greater than anyone knows.

"Think about Sequoia," Wanek said. "The impact goes well beyond the acreage planted. They create huge networks of trail systems, and the chemicals that get into watersheds are potentially very far-reaching — all the way to drinking water for the downstream communities. We are trying to study that now."

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Tyson Schrade Update

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 , under | comments (0)


www.CentralOregonian.com (541) 447-6205 558 N. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754
Active search for missing hiker concluded Tyson Schrade remains missing after more than a week of searching By Kevin Gaboury
After searching in vain for a 27-year-old missing hiker for more than 10 days, Crook County Search and Rescue (SAR) officials suspended the search for Tyson Schrade on Monday pending further developments in the case.
Schrade, a Salem resident, reportedly disappeared from a Rainbow Family gathering near Indian Prairie in the Ochoco National Forest on Sept. 11, but SAR officials weren't notified until Sept. 13.
"The search is ongoing. It's not the (SAR) command trailer and the big parade of volunteers, but we're not giving up," said Crook County Special Services Commander Brandon Smith. "We're still investigating this and we're hoping some clues might give us an idea of where else to look."
After finding footprints on Sept. 18, that investigators believe are Schrade's, SAR personnel followed them for 2 « miles before reaching a hard-packed dirt road, where the footprints disappeared.
"On the last day, we walked along that road about six miles, flanking it and trying to find clues, but we just couldn't come up with anything," Smith said.
The footprints, which matched Schrade's print pattern and size, led investigators north through the rugged area of the Bridge Creek Burn before vanishing.
Smith said that on any given day of the search, there were approximately 20 SAR volunteers from Wheeler, Crook and Deschutes counties looking for Schrade, along with helicopters, airplanes and dogs - and they also utilized some less conventional methods, including the use of a psychic at the request of Schrade's mother.
However, officials are now concerned that with the recent drop in temperature, Schrade may have succumbed to hypothermia. If this is the case, Smith said he may have left behind some clothing, which could lead to his whereabouts.
"He wasn't really dressed for the elements," Smith said. "We had really cold nights last week, and he probably would have started shedding clothing. During hypothermia, the body makes you think that you're hot."
The Crook County SAR encourages hunters and anyone else in the area to keep an eye out for a studded belt, black pants cut below the knee, a black t-shirt with AUDIO written in white and a conductor-style hat - the last clothes that Schrade was seen wearing.
Schrade is described as a Caucasian male, 5' 10" in height and weighing 175 lbs. He has dark brown hair cut into a Mohawk and blue eyes.
Despite the recent developments, Smith has a feeling that Schrade is still out there.
"I'm about 80 percent certain he's still out in those woods, but there's a 20 percent chance that he jumped in with somebody and got a ride out of there," he said. "We think because of his medical condition that he's up there somewhere."
Schrade's condition reportedly causes hallucinations and delirium tremens (DTs), which are normally associated with alcohol withdrawal. It is unknown whether this was the case in Schrade.
However, Smith feels that this situation could have been prevented if Schrade had received help earlier.
"It's really a tragedy that the folks there weren't decent enough to call authorities when he was exhibiting medical problems the night before," Smith said. "He should have been hospitalized that night, but the folks there refused to do that. Then, with the conditions they knew he had, they allowed him to wander into the woods and didn't call us for two days. My heart goes out to the Schrade family."

Timeline of Schrade search

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 , under | comments (0)

Story copied from http://kohd.com/news/local/45469
Search for Missing Man
09/22/08 Ochoco Nat'l Forest

Progress is made in the search for 27 year old Tyson Schrade who wandered away from a gathering in the Ochoco Nat'l Forest in Wheeler County last Thursday. Below is the timeline of the search.

Monday, September 22, 2008

On Saturday afternoon after 8 days of searching, officials have suspended the search for Tyson Schrade pending further developments in the case. We are asking that anyone that may be in that area keeps their eyes open for a studded belt, black pants cut right below the knee, a black t-shirt with AUDIO written in white, and a conductor's hat. Please notify Crook County Sheriff's Offfice if you have any information.

Friday, September 19, 2008 Update
Searchers will return to the Search area today to continue to track foot prints followed yesterday. Ground teams will continue searching in the hopes of finding new clues to determine Tyson's direction of travel.
Thursday, September 18, 2008 Update

Wednesday's Search was very productive. Searchers located a set of foot prints heading to the north toward private land and through the recent Bridge Creek burn. Searchers followed the tracks nearly 1 mile through very rugged terrain. The shoe print pattern and size are consistent with Tyson's.

10 Searchers from the Crook County Sheriff's Office and the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office will return to the Search area today in an attempt to re-locate and follow these foot prints. We would like to thank the public for all of the tips that have come in.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Update

The Search for Tyson Schrade will continue for today. Search crews will focus their efforts on a location to the East of the gathering.

Tuesday , September 16, 2008 Update

Thirty Search and Rescue Personnel representing Wheeler County, Crook County, Deschutes County and the United States Forest Service returned to the area around Indian Prairie. Tyson's family arrived in Prineville today to assist with the search.

Monday, September 15, 2008 Update

The Search Continues for Tyson Schrade. The Civil Air Patrol and Crook County Search and Rescue searched the Ochoco National Forest today. Tyson Schrade's family has been located in Northern California and is on their way to Prineville to assist in the search efforts. Authorities appreciate the assistance of the public and are following up on leads.

Sunday, September 14, 2008 Update

Members of the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Sheriff's Office, and Crook County Search and Rescue volunteers continue to look for Tyson Schrade (pronounced Schrad E) in and around the Indian Prairie area. Information gathered today leads authorities to believe that Tyson is more than likely still in the forest and we are looking for the publics help. If anyone has seen Tyson or a person meeting Tyson's description, please contact the Wheeler County or Crook County Sheriff's Office.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

While performing Search and Rescue training on Saturday September 13, 2008, the
Crook County Search and Rescue Team was flagged down by Rainbow Gathering participants near Indian Prairie in the Ochoco National Forest, Wheeler County Oregon. The Search and Rescue Team was informed that Tyson Glenn Schrade (age 27) had wandered away from the gathering the morning of Thursday, September 11th.

Tyson is described as a Caucasian male, 5'10", 175 lbs, dark brown hair and blue eyes. Tyson was last seen wearing black cut off "Dickies" style work pants, a black t-shirt with 6"-8" white horizontal lettering on the front spelling out the word "Audio". Tyson has a Mohawk style hair cut, but was last seen wearing a train conductor's hat. Tyson may be suffering from a medical condition causing hallucinations and delirium.

At this time, it is unclear if Tyson is in the forest or has hitched hiked out of the area. If anyone has information about Tyson Schrade's whereabouts, please contact the Wheeler or Crook County Sheriff's Office

Search for Tyson Suspended

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Search for missing Salem man suspended

Posted: Sep 15, 2008 05:38 PM PDT

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2008 04:57 PM PDT

Flyer prepared by Crook County Sheriff's Office for missing man, Tyson Schrade

Flyer prepared by Crook County Sheriff's Office for missing man, Tyson Schrade

Reportedly had joined 'Rainbow' gathering; mother fears for son

By Amy Easley, Tony Fuller and Kate Paul, KTVZ.COM

Searchers east of Prineville on Thursday found more footprints, for a total of 2 1/2 miles after two days, but so far have not found a Salem man missing for a week in very rugged terrain, Crook County sheriff's deputies said.

But on Saturday afternoon, after eight days of searching, officials suspended the search for Tyson Schrade, 27, pending further developments in the case.

Crook County authorities asked on Monday that anyone who is in the Indian Prairie area look out for a studded belt, black pants cut right below the knee, a black T-shirt with "AUDIO" written in whit, and a conductor's hat. You're asked to notify Crook County sheriff's deputies with any information

Shoe prints in a pattern and size consistent with Schrade were found heading to the north, toward private land and through the area burned by the recent Bridge Creek Fire, deputies said.

Ten Crook and Wheeler county deputies returned to the search area Thursday and followed the footprints, using a GPS tracking device to connect the dots, so to speak.

They said it looked like Schrade was heading north from Indian Prairie to a forest road, but that the footprints stopped. So he might have hitched a ride out of the area, but definitely spent some time in the forest.

Since he left the campsite without his backpack, he apparently had no extra clothes if it got cold, nor any food.

His mother, Denice, has been handing out flyers around Prineville.

Deputies offered thanks to the public for al the tips that have come in as to Schrade's whereabouts. And they said they'd keep searching, as long as new clues arise.

The Salem man was reported missing last Saturday, two days after leaving a group of fellow campers near the Bridge Creek Wilderness Area on the Ochoco National Forest.

Two Civil Air Patrol planes from Bend and Medford flew Monday to help Wheeler and Crook county sheriff's deputies search for the man, last seen Sept. 11 near the wilderness area, about 40 miles northeast of Prineville, said sheriff's Deputy Will Osborn.

Crook County Undersheriff Jim Hensley said Schrade was reported missing Saturday night after leaving a group of friends last Thursday morning at the Spirit Mountain Festival in the Indian Prairie area of Wheeler County.

Osborn said Schrade had been camping in the area with the Rainbow Family, a group that frequently holds gatherings in the national forests during the summer.

Wednesday's focus for search crews was on a location to the east of that gathering, officials said. On Tuesday, 30 search and rescue personnel returned to the area, as Tyson's family arrived in Prineville to assist in the search.

Hensley said Crook County Sheriff's Search and Rescue members were in the area on a training exercise when they were contacted by the group. He said an investigation has determined the man could have gotten a ride out of the area, or could be hiding out in the wilderness.

A ground search was conducted Sunday in the area covered with thick underbrush, Osborn said, and another took place Tuesday.

Schrade was described as 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, with brown hair in a mohawk and blue eyes.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts was asked to contact Crook or Wheeler county authorities.

"My son has a medical condition, and I don't know if he is going to make it out of here," said Denice Schrade. "So if anybody sees anything odd - he was wearing all black - he is definitely in trouble."

Brandon Smith, Crook County Search and Rescue commander, said, "What we're hoping for is that some woodcutters or some hunters might be able to see him or maybe spot some clothing from this gentleman, and give us some clues, so we know where to search."

But Denice Schrade added, "They're saying the odds aren't so good.  I just want him found, one way or the other, because I don't know if I can live with him just being missing forever, and I just want him found."

Two days later, she was still trying to hold out hope, but said, "I just don't understand."


Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Thursday, September 18, 2008 , under | comments (0)

In the year 2004, I was arrested at the California Rainbow gathering for gathering on National Forest System lands without a permit. The original citation was given to me two years prior in July 2002 in Michigan during that annual rainbow gathering. Two years later after court hearings and a second arrest, the forest service took me into custody and transported me to five facilities around the nation.

After thirty days of no contact with my family, or any one, my daughter drove from Pennsylvania to Michigan to take me to her home. At the same time, my husband Raven and dearly departed friend, Shanti Sena Luke, were on their way to rendezvous with me in New Mexico at the home of our dear friend Indian Bob.

During the entire drive from Michigan to Pennsylvania, I listened over and over to Footloose with my daughter Shannon's blessing. She knew I was happy to be free.

Listen to the song and you will understand why I chose this one as my freedom song.

insert the video here....


During the time of my first arrest and three arraignments in Sacramento Federal court, I traveled by train from Mount Shasta to Sacramento. With one week between each hearing, I prepared documents for court, consulted with Raven and family and friends to prepare my case. My favorite inspirational song during that time was "Eye of The Tiger."

Mountain Spirit Gathering Update

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Thursday, September 11, 2008 , under | comments (0)


"Angel Summer" angelonmyshoulder77@yahoo.com


"Robert C Rawlings" <rrawlings@fs.fed.us>


"Cathy A Lund" <clund@fs.fed.us>, "Bill Queen" <bqueen@fs.fed.us>, "mountain spirit" <mountainspirit@yahoogroups.com>

Hi Rob,

We are so sorry not to be there yet. I appreciate the information and will do what I can to share the word. This email is going to our yahoo group at mountainspirit, so I am hoping and trusting that the word will be spread out to all points of light from there.

I will pull the directions from last year and repost them on mountainspirit so folks can share them, but it is not intended for a huge crowd as the folks of mountainspirit tribe were told. It was also discussed that folks coming would have transportation worked out, as well as supplies, food, a tent, warm clothing. We even discussed being prepared to fee two more people. If someone put this out to the general rainbow and other public, they have created an event more than we agreed to have. This is a small assembly of folks who gathered last year for the purpose of teaching, sharing, praying and working on some trails.

I have a feeling that some folks up there who showed up early without consulting us, especially since there was a fire, got anxious for company and food and decided to put out a big invitation. That was inappropriate and against our consensus.

What I can suggest is that I am putting out this message to mountainspirit@yahoogroups.com and hoping that folks on the way to this gathering will read it online and understand the purpose of this event.

I strongly discourage hitchhiking. If someone does not have arrangements for this gathering, then most likely they also were not in on the counsels and do not understand that this is not a rainbow gathering. This is a Mountain Spirit Tribe working counsel and volunteer work crew to do some more clean up from the 1997 annual gathering as well as damage from the cows on the trails because we love this prairie.

The directions are on www.welcomehome.org under the 97 rainbow gathering, however amendments were made last year. Those directions will reposted separately on mountainspirit@yahoogroups.com

Rob, please instruct your Rangers to tell folks that they find hitchhiking to be more respectful to passing traffic. I will also send an email out to folks who might know the folks who are up there. Otherwise, use discernment if someone is violating the law and deal with them accordingly.

Raven and I are really apologetic not to be there yet, but as I said before we need a tire and have been unsuccessful in finding the size we need. We're running on a spare that isn't safe for mountain roads, so we took the roundabout way looking for a tire dealer who might have what we need.

That aside, folks who showed up on the land did not contact us recently to find out if the gathering was still to proceed as planned from last year, so I was not really prepared to come at the time I set out, but am heading that way out of concern for the safety of the people who might be drawn up there and out of respect for you Rob because we told you we would be there if the gathering happened. We are on our way but cannot come into the gathering till we have a tire.

Thanks again for your help.

Summer Breeze and Raven

--- On Thu, 9/11/08, Robert C Rawlings <rrawlings@fs.fed.us> wrote:

From: Robert C Rawlings <rrawlings@fs.fed.us>
Subject: In case you haven't left yet
To: angelonmyshoulder77@yahoo.com
Cc: "Cathy A Lund" <clund@fs.fed.us>, "Bill Queen" <bqueen@fs.fed.us>
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 10:41 AM
I was there yesterday afternoon, looked like maybe 30 people and more
working their way up to the Prairie. A couple of things to let you
know....it seems like many of the people are lost once they get to
Prineville and especially lost once they get into the Forest, maybe you
could have someone spread some directions or mark the route? Secondly, I
got several reports yesterday of people doing some pretty aggressive
hitchhiking, standing in the road, waving their arms and what not. I heard
that one of the locals called the Sheriff to come and put a stop to it.
Maybe you could get the word out that it's not cool to stop traffic like
that, and especially not cool to stop and try to get on the school bus
that's hauling kids home. At least one of the ladies who lives up the
valley is now scared to drive home from work alone. Sorry to have to pass
this on, here's one of the emails I got today.

Good Morning Everyone! I feel like a tattle tail but this seems pretty
important. The bus driver for our girls bus was pretty scared when Bill
picked the girls up at the bus stop.
She said the Rainbows were in the road she thought it was an accident or
something and started to slow down....as she slowed down they tried to
board the bus. Scared her to pieces.
So I thought you should know.

Rob Rawlings
Ochoco NF

Mountain Spirit Gathering Report

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Monday, September 08, 2008 , under | comments (0)

im already here i wish you guys were here i know you didnt want this posted but we had a concil and dicided otherwise because the fores service already here outnumber us three to one and we need family there is no trace whatsoever of last year and im extremlly busy and barly online so get to the woods and we'll talk sorry if i caused any harm i love and miss you both

Posted by j-hawk on Sep 8, 2008 9:14 PM

Mountain Spirit Tribe Gathering

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Mountain Spirit Tribe Medicine Wheel Gathering in the Ochoco

As of today there are about 20 folks on site at the Indian Prairie in the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon at the same site as last falls Medicine Wheel Gathering and reunion. Please treat this as a sacred assembly and please do not post the traditional rainbow howdy folks because this is a unique Mountain Spirit Tribe prayer assembly and work project. Trail restoration and bridge work will continue as well as checking for any signs remaining of past gatherings such as fire pits, etc. These issues will be handled and work to restore will be done.

Hopefully, we will have the sweat lodge again this year if I can get word to Medicine Dancer. Raven and I are in route and expect to be there in two days. If anyone can call Medicine Dancer, he is in Oregon. I will try as well.
Summer Breeze and Raven have been in communication with the Ranger from the Ochocos but hesitated in putting out any formal invitations until today because there was a huge fire within a mile of Indian Prairie just two weeks or so ago and last week they were still mopping up. The universe decided it was still happening because folks showed up there a week ago. The Ranger emailed me today but Raven and I already suspected as much and began heading that way. So the prayer assembly is on. Follow the directions posted last year and for the 1997 Rainbow Annual gathering.

It is our hope to keep these numbers under 75 as there are issues with the government over the permit, and talks with the Undersecretary Mark Rey have fallen by the way side concerning the operating plan under alternative means. We are still planning to use an operating plan and do not foresee a need for a permit as this will be a small assembly of the Mountain Sprit Tribe. Our focus will be clean up and restoration while maintaining our prayers for the healing of the land and its people.

If you want to help with this unique project, please show up with enough food for a week to feed your self and two other people. Bring trash bags, buckets to carry rocks and water, shovels, saws, picks, pulaskis and whatever tools will be useful for clean up. Please bring water jugs and be prepared to fill and carry them from the spring tap across the road. There will not be any water pipes or formal kitchens. It is our hope to have everyone circle up in one camp and unite to feed and pray and get the work done. Bring drums,guitars, and all musical instruments. Bring warm clothing and sleeping gear. Be prepared to be self sufficient.

Dates planned for the gathering are September 11-18, with a clean up crew staying up to one week beyond.
If you need further details, email me at angelonmyshoulder77@yahoo.com.

I will be in the woods September 10th in the evening until about the 24th, so I will be out of touch most likely during that time, unless you are on the land with me.
See you at home family. We love you.

Please be respectful. Pack it in. Pack it out. Clean up starts the day you arrive. Be respectful to the Forest Service rangers. If you cannot participate in the circle unity and the prayer assemblies or the restoration work, maybe there is another event more suitable to you. Please do not bring alcohol or drugs. This is a spiritual assembly.

Make sure your vehicle is legally registered and be sure that drivers have license and insurance. Follow the laws of the land and the forest to prevent any problems. If you need something while at the gathering, please ask for it and please do not take what does not belong to you. Please respect all who attend.

Respect. Peace. Love.
Welcome Home.

Summer Breeze, the Midnight Writer

Ochoco Prayer Vigil

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Sunday, September 07, 2008 , under | comments (0)

According to the local Ranger Rob, the fires that burned over 5500 acres in the Ochoco National Forest are basically out with some hot spots being mopped up and watched.  There are a couple road closures, one of the roads being just beyond the entrance to Indian Prairie. However, the prairie was untouched and the road to it is open. Forest Service advises folks to exercise caution if and when entering this region. Forest Service is asking people to be especially careful with any fires. Be sure not to leave them unattended.

Bridge Creek Fire 

Bridge Creek Fire

The flames remind me of the volcanic sunsets I 've been seeing this month due to the volcanic activity in Alaska. Seems like fire is everywhere cleansing the land. Now the water has come to put out the fires in some places and to finish the cleansing process. There are series of hurricanes, tornadoes and devastating floods around the country presently. These events are a reminder that people are subject to nature and that God and nature need to be dealt with in respect and honor.

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Medicine Lodge Ochoco Memorial Gathering 2007

Medicine Dancer and his crew built this sweat lodge at the Mountain Spirit Tribe Medicine Wheel Gathering in the Ochoco National Forest at Indian Prairie last September 11-23, 2007.  It served as a focus prayer camp for nine days of sweat lodge. The communal spirit of folks at this small gathering was very inspiring.

Folks who attended last year held counsels about the gathering itself, about the formation of the Mountain Spirit Tribe and its future events and purpose. A consensus was reached by all present during the vision counsel circle that all who wanted to become part of the tribe and/or the Medicine Wheel Gatherings, would gather purposely at Indian Prairie for the next four years. It was also a concensus that both spring and fall gatherings would be held.

This year, some unexpected events with the annual rainbow gathering in Wyoming, along with personal loss and tragedy with the death of our brother (Raven and Summer Breeze) Kenny, which prevented our focus in calling the counsels or in preparing for the spring or fall events. However, we are gaining our momentum and focus once again. We will be dedicating a lot of time this fall and winter in the focalizing of the upcoming gatherings in 2009 for the Mountain Spirit Tribe and its Medicine Wheel Gatherings.

Raven and I are in Boise heading to the Ochoco to personally view the damage of the fires in that region.  It is our hope to take photographs and to write a story about the fires for our blogs. I have contemplated making a story submission to some of the outdoor magazines as well to get my freelance writing "feet wet". Regardless of success in that venture, we will interview some forest service personnel, locals who live in the area, and some of the wild fire fighters in hopes of getting a balanced and fair account of the wildfires in the Ochoco.

We have hesitated in calling anyone to assemble in the region because of the recent fires and our concerns for public safety. We have been in communication with the local resource Ranger and the District Ranger through him.

The Forest Service Office is located in Prineville, Oregon for this forest. Information about the fires is available online at the Forest Service website. Just type in Oregon and select Ochoco National Forest to find the information links about the fires.


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Burning Tree in the Ochoco Fires

The pictures that I have been posting were obtained from the Forest Service website links that Ranger Rob sent to me.  In our correspondence, Rob has been helpful in giving me information and updates about the fires. Rob has tried to work it out with the new District Ranger for the Mountain Spirit Tribe to return there this month. We have the green light to show up about September 10 and permission to stay a week or two. Hunting season starts late September and it usually snows at least once by then.  The weather still has warm and dry days up until November.

Last year, the hunters were not a problem for us at all, as Rob acknowledged. The road closure orders will not affect the gathering either because the road to the prairie is open. This road is directly across from the tapped spring, which is the sole water source that is potable.

Tomorrow, I will most likely notify some members of the Mountain Spirit Tribe who expressed an interest in attending the gathering again this fall by way of email and phone. The prayer assembly will not be a big event like the memorial rainbow gathering tribute last year. We decided to keep it low key and off the internet except for this report on my blog to keep the numbers down, to protect the area and the people from any fire damage hazards, and to avoid hassle from Law Enforcement and the Forest Service over the permit issue that is always required at a rainbow gathering by the government. Since Mark Rey is not talking to us after the Wyoming disaster at Kiddie Village, we are uncertain of his position on the continued talks and co-operation with use of an operating plan, as has always been done at the rainbow gatherings. However, the Ranger will work with us on the operating plan alternative. I am believing the numbers will not reach 75, so the discussion on a permit being required will be moot.

Watch for more updates and my future articles for publication regarding the fires in the Ochoco National Forest as well as the regulations discussions with the Forest Service.

Story submitted by The Midnight Writer

The Seven Thunders

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Saturday, August 23, 2008 , under | comments (0)

The Seven Thunders

 Eagle Dance
Words from the Prophet John
And I John
And I John was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day.
The Sun shone with a brilliance of fire into the Hearts of Men
As has never before been Witnessed.
The Spirit of Elijah poured out the Vials of the Spirit of God
From overflowing Vessels in the Heavens covering all the Earth with His Word.
Voices and Thunderings uttered His Name begging for Mercy
Upon the Earth as the Vials of Wrath are poured forth by the Harvesting Angels.
And I John fell into a deep sleep for several Ages.
My Eyes were closed and My Mouth was shut up
So I could not Utter the rest of the Words of the Prophecy
Of the Little Book until the Time of It's Fulfillment.
The Seas roared and covered the Pages of the Book.
The Earth swallowed the Remnant of My Flesh in the Age the Prophecy was delivered.
Yet My Spirit and Body by the Command of the Almighty One
Are made Eternal, as I was given to drink
Of the Waters of Life freely.
Earthquakes moved the Mountains and the Waters and uncovered My Flesh,
So I am seen again in the Age of the Fulfillment of All Things.
And I John come again to Testify the Words of the Little Book.
My Mouth is opened as the Seal is removed
By the Angels of the Testimony.
Trumpets sound in the Eternal Realm as the Vials of Wrath are poured forth.
The Four Horsemen ride one by one to deliver the Message of their Time.
The Archangels call forth the Winds and the Seven Thunders.
All the Voices of the Prophets issue forth as they are sent back to the Earth
To finish the Work of the Testimony.
Elijah reigns Fire in the Spirits of Man
To Prepare for the Coming of the Master of the Kingdom.
And I John am called Forth by the Power and Glory of the Great I Am
To shew Forth the Hidden Words of the Book.
And I John saw the Word come forth from the Vapors of Smoke
In the Beginning and the End of the Age.
An Ancient Wonder sits upon the height of a mighty Mountain
And within lies a Stone of Purest Light.
Keys to the Mysteries of the Ancients lies within
The light of this Stone of Purest Light.
Touch it with your Mind and Voices will issue forth with
Whisperings and Song and Thunderings and Lightnings.
A Staff of the Power of the Love of Almighty God
Stands in the Midst of the Stone.
It is buried deep within the Walls of the Cavern of Wisdom in the Ancient Temple
Of the Tree of Knowledge.
The Keys to the Ancient Temple are guarded by the Flaming Sword and Seraphim.
Gabriel can take you There.
You went there with Elijah, who now walks in
Body and Spirit throughout the Seven Worlds.
Remove the Stone at the Entrance to the Cave where you have been told
To meditate and you will see clearly the Writings on the Wall.
And I John wrote the Symbols with the Power of the Hand of God.
And I John will reveal the Words to you as you write.
Hearken to the Voice of the Messenger of the Covenant.
And I John am only a Messenger.
I speak by the Power of the Holy and True from
The Dust of Mortality to the Winds of Eternity.
Let the Fires cover the Earth with His Power
As His Spirit comes forth to cleanse the Earth.
Let All the Prophecy be spoken in Thunderings until it is finished.
And I John have sealed My Testimony with My Blood in the
Beginning of The Time.
So shall I seal It with the Glory He has bestowed upon Me
As it is unveiled in the End of the Time.
And I John will see you as the Word unfolds and will shout
With the Voices of the Angels the Glory of the Almighty
As He descends upon the Earth.
And I John say to you, Prepare Ye the Way, for It Is at Hand. Amen.
Received by inspiration and power of the Holy Spirit on August 5, 2000.
I was carried away in Spirit as My Body slept to a high Mountain
In the Wilderness in the Midst of the Glory of God.
Pillars and Vapors of Smoke rose up from the Mountain Top
As Voices and Thunderings and Lightnings spoke in Endless Tones.
Songs were delivered on Breathings of Wind and
Encircled My Spirit with Power and Love.
The Glory surrounding My Spirit filled Me with Awe and Wonder.
Angels and Beasts of Golden Fire
Lit the Path with Censers of Incense.
The Vapors filled My Spirit with Peace and carried Me away
Onto Clouds of Light and Sound.
Lightnings and Whirlwinds encircled Me about
As Voices of Thunder began to Issue Forth from the Vapors of Smoke and Fire.
Flashes of Light cast My Spirit into a State of Quiet
Beyond the Light and the Sound and the Lightnings and Thunderings
Till I was sure that I was living no longer.
And then I was summoned by a Voice that whispered a warm wispy Breath of Wind
and Fire to My Soul....
"My Beloved John....I Am He that Was and Is and Is To Come.
And you John, are My Beloved Son and Servant Whom I have called
To The Wilderness to Witness the Voices of the Seven Thunders.
By the Power of My Spirit, rise up, and take upon a body of Flesh
And Deliver to the Earth the Words of the Hidden Book.
Now is the Time to write the Message of the Voices who Thundered in your Ears
The Prophecies of the End of the Time.
Carry your Spirit Back from the Waters atop the Mountain
And Enter the Time of the Testimony.
Witness again John to Kindreds, and Tongues, and Nations and Kings...
Fear not, John, for I Am with You until the End.
Go now in Peace and Remember the Words of the Voices of Thunder.
Testify to All the Earth until the Word covers the Earth.
Blow the Trumpet in Haste John, for soon Time will be no longer.
And So Be It Done."
"My Son, Be Strong in Spirit and Be filled with the Spirit of Love
And Wisdom until the Reign of the Son of Peace."
Revelation from John as Delivered by the Power of the Holy Spirit; August 5, 2000.
Revelation 4:5- "And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices:
and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne,
which are the seven Spirits of God."
Angels of The Four Winds
The Angels of the Four Winds have unleashed the Woes
And poured out the Vials of Wrath upon the Earth.
The Angels' Robes shine bright like sapphires in the noontime Sun
Appearing as Myriads of Stars in the Heavens.
In the darkness of Night they light the Sky for the
Eyes of those with Discernment.
Look to the northern Star that marks the Path
To the Mountain of Eternal Oneness.
Standing behind him is the Great Mighty Bear,
Who in honor stood down from the Top of the Ladder,
Formed by the Stars of the North.
Turn your Gaze to the Lights in the East,
Where the Sun guards the Morning Light.
Here,ablazen with flickering Fire, are the Lions,
Guardians of the Eastern Gate.
Beasts of Eternity bow in humbling Grace to pay Honor
To the Voice of the Winds.
Lying face down they enter the night to make way for the King of the West,
a great giant Sun in Heaven's Domain, hidden by the Blaze of Earth's Sun.
Now the Star of the South climbs the Heavenly Gates to reach the Holy Temple.
Suns and Stars and Moons cross Paths as the Heat
From the Four Winds sears their Breast.
Angels call out in Voices Unknown to the Souls of Man,
"Hearken to the Whispering in the Song of the Winds.
It is the Voice of One Mighty and Strong."
In the Hush of Spirit a Trumpet calls out to the Ears of the Spirits from God,
Saying "I Am, I Am, I Am.
Come to the Altar of Light.
Walk with My Spirit, feel my Heart in my Breast,
And Know that you are all God.
Hearken to the Angels of the Wind,
Who brush hands with the Sky and the Trees.
Dance with them and sing the song of Eternal Youth,
As the Four Winds call out to you."
Prepare for a Star that shines in the West,
Invisible and Mighty is He.
When he appears in the Nighttime Sky,
A dust red Fire Whirling is what you will see.
He will sweep all the Stone and Molten Ash on His Path through Eternity,
Ttill He reaches the Gate at the Doorway to Earth...
When a Hush will fall on all Humanity.
Till the Star of the West passes on by....
Silence is All there Will Be.
The Four Winds bellow in Urgent Tones, to prepare for the Star of the East,
Who mightier than an Eagle He will fly by Night
And land in the Midst of the Sea.
A Torrent of Hail and Fire and Smoke by the
Whirlwind of His Tail He will enter.
The Earth will quake and the Sun will sleep,
And the Moon will shed Waters of Blood...
All mingled with the Breath of the Fire from the East
When the Wintertime ceases to Be.
Ice and Fire again as One from the Silence will boldly step forth.
Far more radiant than Stars or Sun the Brilliance of His Light
Will shine Beyond the Realm of the Earthen Throne Now Known to Be.
Song and Thundering will shake the Heavens in Rejoicing as Angels will shout.
The King of the East will claim His Throne as Earth Time Ceases to Be.
Revelation received by the Spirit August 8, 2000.
The Dawn of the Star of the East
Before the Dawn of the Star of the East,
Seven Thunders will echo His Name!
All Hail with Glory and Power and Honor
The King Who Was, and Is, and Will Be.
Silence on Earth
Glory to the Lamb
Time will no longer Be
All that I Am
Earth will Become
Waters of Fire in the Sea
Bright and Glorious
Sing praises to Him
That for Eternity-Will Be!
Thunders will echo as the Rains descend
In the Midst of the Fire and the Smoke.
The King of the East casts open the Sea
That as a Deluge covers the Land.
Voices in the Midst of the Rushing of Wings utter with Waves of the Wind.
Look up into the Eye of the Storm when the First Thunder sounds His Mighty Name.
There, on the Throne, sits the Whitened Lamb
Wearing a crown of White Stone.
Glistening in the Fire are Twelve Precious Gems that the Lamb adorns for a Crown.
The Thunder calls out in a ringing Tone
As His feet touch the Twelve Gems of His Crown.
The Lamb is transformed to the Strength of the Lion
Whose Fame was hidden by the Night.
At the Tone of the Thunder who first calls His Name,
He transforms the Mask of His Power,
And Wielding His Strength He leaps from the Throne
To cast the Elements of Heaven Asunder.
The Thunder increases as Lightning comes Forth to call it down from it's Power.
Standing Frozen and Still in It's Time, The Thunder Remains Forever.
Revelation received by the Spirit August 8, 2000.
Heralds the Dawn of the Lamb
Before the Morning at Dawn, a Darkness will cover the Earth and the Sea.
Angels will Hush the Tone of their Song and
Whisper Victory to the King.
The Lion will roar a shattering Cry then kneel at the feet of the Lamb,
Surrendering his Power of the King of Beasts and Embrace the Lamb so Humble and Low.
Tears of Joy will stream down His Breast
Moistening the Earth with a soft Dew.
In Reverance to the Prince of the Kingdom the Lion will remove His Crown
And place it at the Foot of the Throne.
His Mantle removed He will Cloak It about the Neck of the Pure White Lamb,
Whose Glory will Lighten the Garment anew till it shines with the
Radiance of clear shining glass and emanates a bright Golden Hue.
The Heavenly Beast stripped of His Garb
Naked at the Feet of the Lamb lies down.
A Trumpet of Gold in a sharp loud blast Heralds the Dawn of the Lamb.
An Eagle of Mighty Strength and Power circles above His Head...
Landing upon the Brow of the Lamb who in swiftness now takes flight
With the Wings of the Kingdom swirling with Fire, and Swoops down on the Floor of the Sea.
The Thunder below shouts in a Rushing Song calling the Host of the Eagle's Kingdom.
A Mass so Mighty and Countless and Strong His Name will roll Forth
At the Shout of the Trump made by the Thundering Sea.
Prepare to advance from the Island and Sea and Mountains and Valleys and Sky.
From all around sounds the Tone of the Great Thundering Sea.
Reign Water and Fire upon his Head.
Oh Mighty Thunder Rejoice in the Name.
Sing long the Praise of His Reign
Till Earth and Sky again are One
And the Stars come down from Above.
Oh Mighty Thunder and Host of the Sea
Carry the winds to His Feet
And Beckon the Sea to Rise with a Wave
Towering above the Brow of the Lamb.
Adorn His Garments with Wind and Fire
And sprinkle His Brow with Salt from the Sea.
Issue the Fire from a Gulf in the SEa.
Blow Winds from the East and the West.
Crumble the Salt on the Earth below
And Drum Thunder from beneath the Sea.
Cast down the Mountains to the Island Sands
Spew forth the Springs below the Earth
Open the Highway to the Mountainous Bridge
In the Midst of the Waters in the Sea.
Here, Thunder remains in Rushing Song
To greet the King of All Eternity.
Revelation received by the Spirit August 10, 2000.
The Stone of Eternal Light
Stark and cold the surface of the stone within nearly froze the passions of our hearts.
Humanity alone could not bear the weight of the talent of the stone of pure white,
Whose light like a prism in the darkness of night
Was unable to reveal the colors of it's light.
In the midst of the dawn of the age of reason,
Where oneness calls in the shadows of night, a Voice cries out
With a ringing of Sound that touches the Souls of Mankind.
Understanding hidden from the Mind and the Heart
For Aeons and Aeons of time, a Key will unlock the Mystery
And reveal the Name of the Stone as it shouts Song and Thundering to the Heavens.
Colors of Harmony will encircle the Shroud of Night
And lighten the Path now dim to Mankind.
One filled with Love and Compassion will come and burn with the Might of a Fire
The covering Veil of Illusion and usher in the Age of the Light.
Stark and Cold the surface of Hearts will remain till the Embers of Fire
Melt the Stone, Who stand in the Doorway to the Realms of What Will Be
And All that has Ever Been.
The One immersed in the Love and the Fire is the only One
Who can walk on the Seas and cross the Great Gulf to the Heart of the Light,
Embers of the Fires of Eternity.
A Prelude to Time and Eternity, Ascension was and will always Be the Way to the Heart
Of the Throne of I Am, where God and Man walk in Unity.
All that is separate will cease to Exist in the Realm of the One Who I Am,
For His Word is His Power and Love is His Word and Nothing More can there Now or Ever Be.
To those who seek Wisdom, first enter Love
And walk in the Light of Eternity.
Cast down your Powers of Mortality and Illusion will cease to Be.
Immerse in the Love on the Mountain of Eternal Oneness where Fire and Ice
Flow with Light and Embody the Hearts of All That Is and Was and Will Ever Be.
The Path to the Stone of Eternal Light is marked by Song and Thundering.
Tune to the Sound of the Silence of Light and cease the aimless Wandering.
Be still in Vast Wilderness in the Land of Strangers where Mankind is lost,
And awake to the Sound of Remembering.
All that you see there will be familiar as you
Enter the Realm of Harmony.
Be not afraid for the Power of Fear, destroys all that Creator can be.
Embrace only that which cannot be seen and cease all doubt and wondering.
Believe in the Powers that exist within, cast off all appearing externally.
This Word that I Am Speaks to Day is a Key to All Ancient Prophecy,
For What Once Was, Is Now and Will Always Be, as the One is Constant yet changing.
Only the Heart filled with the Power of Love can unlock the Door with the Key.
The Path therein rages with Fires of Soul in the Midst of Spirit
Thundering in the Sea.
The Sound of a Heartbeat in the Stillness of Silence
Is the loudest Sound there can Ever Be.
Enter the Room when the Quiet invades, and Know that There I Am will Be.
Prepare for the Trumpets of Thunder to Sound when this Word rings out to Creation,
For what Was spoken in Tones in Antiquity must now in Time be fulfilled.
The Circle was formed in the Beginning of Time to mark the Path for the Lost.
Traveling at rates of speed mankind can not Fathom, the Thunder traverses the Galaxy.
Roaring with thunder and Lightning and Hail,
The Stone is cast to the Depth of the Sea.
There it awaits in the Starkness of Silence for the One to Come to Be.
Inspiration received by the Spirit September 13, 2000.
Part Five****Seven Thunders*****Seeking Sanctuary

Hidden Words Revealed

  • Keys to the Book of Revelation
  • Words from the Prophet John
  • And I John
  • The Voices of the Seven Thunders
  • The Seven Thunders
  • Part One-Angels of the Four Winds
  • Part Two-The Dawn of the Star of the East
  • Part Three-Heralds the Dawn of the Lamb
  • Part Four-The Stone of Eternal Light
  • Part Five-Seeking Sanctuary
  • Part Six-The Seal is Broken
  • Part Seven-
  • Words from The Hidden Book

Prayers for Wounded Knee

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This is a plea for continued prayers for Wounded Knee and the entire Lakota reservations in South Dakota. If you have a prayer to share, or a recorded dedication prayer in native Lakota tradition, please email themidnightwriter1@gmail.com so I can post it on the blog.

Our trip to Wounded Knee met with a few complications. However, we spent a lot of time in prayer for the healing of the tribe. It was more a private vigil for us that carried us to places in Wyoming which we never thought about visiting. Our trip culminated at Devil's Tower where we took some time to camp and reflect. We met some interesting friends there, photographers, so we enjoyed their company one evening while they shared their photos. Jerry and Ann were from New Jersey. They travel one month every year for four years now.

An interesting co-incidence occurred in that our friends Jerry and Ann also enjoy trips to Devils Tower, Wounded knee, and Tucumcari, one of our other favorite places. Actually, all these sites are sacred vigils for us along with a few others, like Indian Prairie in the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon. Synchronicity? Maybe. Co-incidence? Possible. Divine Providence and Universal guidance? Definitely.

I have a desire to write letters to as many people in the Lakota tribe as possible to ask them to host a large reconciliatory prayer assembly at Wounded Knee. The letters should come from people around the world. The letters to invite people from around the world should come, in my thoughts, from the Lakota. It will take a unified effort to bring this about. I am seeking volunteers to help bring about this vision.

Please write to themidnightwriter1@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to help with this effort.

A date for the next prayer assembly at Wounded Knee will be posted in the future. It will probably take place some time in 2009. Please visit the Pine Ridge Reservations on your own initiative and help out in any areas possible. While you are there, please stop at the Wounded Knee cemetery and offer up your prayers.

Much love,

And may peace be with you.

Summer Breeze, The Midnight Writer

One Tin Soldier Rides Away

Posted by TheMidnightWriter on Saturday, July 26, 2008 , under , , , | comments (0)

Hi family,

After the Wyoming gathering, I felt I needed to find a way to express
what I saw and experienced. From that desire, I created this new blog.
Please take a look at it and watch the videos, if you have not already
seen them. It is important to click on this first page and watch the
very first video to fully understand the intent of the message.

One Tin Soldier Rides Away
I look forward to the sharing of your stories, your prayers, your
thoughts and ideas, your visions, your heartsongs for this blog. If you
had an encounter with law enforcement, please share that with me and
send photos, statements, court cases and videos if you have any.

Lovin you all family,
Summer Breeze