Rev Dr Jude

John Dear (March 11, 1949 – February 1, 2020)
February 24, 2020, 5:07 pm
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Dervish Healing Order
End Of Life Prayers
by Hazrat Inayat Khan (as given by Murshida Vera Corda)

O Thou the cause and effect of the whole universe,
The Source from which we have come
And the Goal towards which all are bound,
Receive the soul of John Dear which now
is enfolded in Thy parental arms.
May Thy forgiving Glance heal his heart.
Lift him from the denseness of the earth,
surround him with the light of Thine own Spirit,

Raise him up to the heaven which is his true dwelling-place.
We pray Thee, grant him the blessing of Thy most exalted Presence.
May his life on earth become as a dream to his awakening Soul,
And let his thirsting eyes behold the glorious vision of Thy Sunshine.
— Amen


Heal John Dear’s spirit of all the wounds that his heart
has suffered through this life of limitation on earth.
Purify his heart with Thy Divine Light,
And send upon his Spirit Thy mercy, Thy compassion, and Thy Peace.
— Amen

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Death takes away the weariness of life, and the soul begins life anew.

Death is a sleep from which the soul wakes in the hereafter.

Death is the crucifixion, after which follows the resurrection.

Death is the night after which the day begins.

It is death which dies, not life.

The life everlasting is hidden in the heart of death.

Advance Eden Wellness
December 7, 2019, 5:27 pm
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Mother’s Prayer
November 26, 2019, 6:56 pm
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MOTHER’S PRAYER by Rebecca Solnit

Our mother who art underfoot, 
hallowed be thy names.
Thy seasons come, thy will be done, 
within us as around us.

Thank you for our daily bread, our water, our air, 
and our lives and so much beauty. 
Lead us not into selfish craving and the destructions 
that are the hungers of the glutted, 
but deliver us from wanton consumption 
of thy vast but finite bounty.

For thine is the only sphere of life we know, 
and the power and the glory, forever and ever.


I wrote this 30 years ago
November 5, 2019, 8:17 pm
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I’m Here
July 1, 2019, 4:59 pm
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I’m at the right time

In the right place

With the right intention

For those I need to help

And those who need to help me❣️❣️❣️

Maui Seaside Hotel
June 3, 2019, 4:38 am
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Planning my upcoming trip to Hawaii- staying at Maui Seaside Hotel. Get a room discount on me:

The Work
May 31, 2019, 9:15 pm
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The Peace Scene by Plunkr
March 8, 2019, 10:29 am
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Shanti Sena , THE PEACE SCENE Hipstory of Rainbow Family of living light !

Shanti Sena Hipstory


every once in awhile i see an interpretation of the words “Shanti Sena”, as being “Peace Army”, i want to re-state something i have written and said hundreds of times over the years. in the HipStory of the Gatherings particularily… in my book “Where” etc…

After Vortex I, in 1970, folks who wore the Rainbow “colors” and were wanting to be ‘peacemakers’ were called the Tactical Love Force… then because “we” didn’t like the name “force’… it being too aggressive “we” took up the name and started using the name “Shanti Sena”, which is words that come from Hindu – – Shanti meaning Peace and the word — Sena, for “scene’ i.e. hippie language for a cool scene…

(it is my understanding that Ghandi or someone used the concept “Sena” to mean ‘army”.. and somewhere this got attached to “shanti sena” of the gatherings…no one thought of Ghandi’s “army” – ‘sena”, in 1970… which if i were translating i would have translated as “peace people” from the Hindu – i can’t imagine Ghandi expressing the concept of what he was doing as being an ‘army” on the move… english translations tend toward more agressive translations..)

so Shanti Sena meant/means: “Peace Scenes” and “we” started using it first at the Eugene Renaisance Faires… and on the streets of Eugene, oregon, outa “Rainbow House” where volunteers became Shanti Sena i.e. a form of “security ways”

the idea being.. in an assembly of folks if a not-cool scene starts happening, that folks, anyone, someone, everyone will stand up; out of the folks in the community, commune, crash pad, festival, gathering, volunteers will step up and try to “cool the scene”..

amongst the “carnies” they use the words ‘”Hey, Rube!” and folks come running to help knowing that this is a way of calling for help…

anyone/Everyone is “shanti sena” if they choose to step up when help is needed… and ideally, if everyone understands this, then the scene remains cool.

many early folks in the Gatherings were/are military Veterans and the last thing we had any interest in, is/was being part of an “Army”.

(there was a poster of a picture taken on Haight Street in November 1966, in from of the Print Mint poter shop – of some “hippies”.. underneath the picture on the poster it said “Join the Army!” – the Army of the people – so this might have contributed to the cross-translation)

Shanti Sena is not some particular people… it is a signal for folks needing help… and anyone who answers a call for help becomes Shanti Sena… if you word Front Gate, you become Front Gate etc..

over the years, people attach to the name i.e. become or call themselves Shanti Sena – meaning volunteers who will help – and “outside’ people, like the Feds want very much to have some organized group to deal with, want Shanti Sean to ONLY certain people, but all folks who volunteer become Shanti Sena..

by the way, “Rainbow Family” has never placed anyone under arrest or taken them out of the Gathering..

the way it works is AN individual makes a “citizens arrest’ and a person gets escorted to outside ‘authority” if there is an actual crime and actual victim …

over the years, less than 50 persons have been escorted in this way to either jail or to a mental institution… out of millions who have gathered throughout all the years, in all the world… an amazing record statistically…

hopefully, if such happens, there is a clear charge, clear victim, and clear evidence.. “supporting the victim’ is an important part…

over the years, it has been a generally held agreement “consensus’ that a circle of folks will sit with ‘victim” and “victimizer’ and try to work things out internally, within the “commune’ of the “gathering’… and if after this process.. i.e. shanti sena circle, then other processes come into play..

sometimes, in some instances, before shanti sena process has a chance to come into play, there have been scenes where victim calls outside authority directly…

though folks hear of or even are part of actions called ‘shanti sena’ actions where peoples acted like ‘vigilantes’ and became more “mob mentality’ – these incidents do not reflect “shanti sena’ which is a different concept…

some folks volunteer for shanti sena as one of their main focus activities at gatherings… and some folks have become experienced at “working” shanti sena styles… and sometimes this helps in situations…

but a cool, level head with a strong heart and a peace vibration is the hallmark of someone who is realizing “shanti sena” in its ideal process.

if a person “loses it” and gets ‘off the wall” then they are not acting in the best form of “shanti sena’… other folks ideally step up and help to ‘cool the scene’… be ‘shanti sena’… and the actual activity that helps to ‘cool the scene” is the ‘shanti sena’ action… i.e. truly a peace scene…

there is not ideally worked out shanti sena… like everything else in Gathering it is an on-going learning process…

this original definition may not help or be listened to or even understood, but for those of us who left the military, and took up seeking another path i.e. Gathering and recognizing all people to be “family” and ‘equal’ etc…Peace – the word “Army” conjures up a distorted image…

the concept that there are certain people who are “shanti sena” also negates the concept, and if there is a group Shanti Sena: from this aspect comes mis-interpretations by others:

At a meeting held in Wisdom, Mt. last year, one of the folks who came out from the Gathering to speak up for the Gathering, mentioned the “Shanti Sena’ (in terms of gatherings, being self-sufficient dealing with problems…)

Incident Commander Bill Fox of the Forest Service Incident Management Team, stood up and said, in a very derisive tone, as a “put-down”… “The Rainbow’s Sheriff, of the Shanti Sena, was arrested in Arizona 1998, at the Gathering, for heroin possession”

just like as if there was an organized group called Shanti Sena, and that it had a real live Sheriff…

For years Dusty Rainbow called himself Sheriff and acted liked a Rainbow “Sheriff”… part show, part comedy, part fantasy, part wearing on his sleeve his dedication to the ‘family”… Dusty loved acting out in this way…

and yes, Dusty had a ‘problem” with some drugs, and yes, he did get out of a rig in Arizona, walked up to the Feds Special Agents and said, “Hi, I am Sheriff Dusty Rainbow of the Shanti Sena” in his normal gathering mode, enjoying himself… wanting to help keep things cool..

and the Fed spotted a pipe, with marijuana resin, in his coat pocket and they arrested Dusty on the spot and he had a “kit” with him..

in some ways Dusty carried his problem to the Gathering.. however, Dusty loved the “family’ loved the Gatherings, loved doing what he considered sacred service, acting out like he was a Rainbow Sheriff, and it was alright with me, he wAS being peaceful and cool and i liked and loved him besides and i done what i could to help him gain strength to overcome his problems, just like he done with me, we was brothers… still are and like most folks, Dusty warn’t perfect, he was a ‘good heart’… and Fox was making his statement about Dusty only shortly after his ‘death’ caused by his “problems”

Dusty came Home where he knew folks cared about him and would help him deal with his problems, where he wouldn’t be condemmed because he had problems, where his brothers and sisters loved him for being him… and Dusty came Home, even when he was with problems and did his best for the ‘family”, for the Gatherings… not perfect, but wanting to share.

But Fox and the Feds think there is a group – “Shanti Sena” and some peoples who come to the Gathering think there is a group Shanti Sena and some folks in the Gathering even believe there is some secret ‘army” or official ‘army” called the Shanti Sena… but it ain’t a group, and it ain’t an army… just folks acting out care and concern of others..

On Wheeler’s Ranch in California, the call was ‘Gedabah!” (sp)… at times, at Gatherings the call becomes “Babylon” or “6-up, guns in church”… “alerts” of one kind or another, and folks become alerted and concerned and watch out and look out for one another…

Shanti Sena is a Signal that concerned, aware people outa tune-in and relate to some situations…

And some folks do… and in only very few instances is it only experienced Shanti Sena volunteers who are on the scene…

As long as someone will answer the call of disturbance, stand up and help to cool the scene then Shanti Sena concept is realized and enjoyed..

if not, and Shanti Sena becomes some certain peoples within the Gathering or family then this becomes not neighborhood watching out for neighbors but a “cop on the beat”…

to me, Gatherings can only work out iffn each and every person realizes they are Shanti Sena, and Council, and shitter digger, and seed encampment people, and Scout and Clean-up/restoration people and cook and water bearer…

Experience is gained in all these aspects through working at it…

To me, the solution for all Gathering problems is simple…

if every person tunes into the entire Gathering and takes a turn at the functional spaces i.e. Front Gate, working parking etc.. then every person learns what working Front Gate is about, or Shanti Sena… and in this way learns how to communicate with all facets of the Gathering…

if a person works through all these various positions/concepts, and experiences the whole of a Gathering, from scouting to clean-up, thanksgiving circle etc… works in a kitchen, supply, water etc… then they become, more or less, one of the few thousand folks who have similarily experienced Gathering in a Full Way… which gives them the experiences associated with Gathering in Full.

Doing Full Gathering experience, in this way, to me, is one of the Greatest Rides ever on Planet Earth… and i encourage each and every person to do the Full Ride sometime, from Scouting to Clean-up… and work around, volunteer in all the various spaces and places… it is a wonderful, enjoyable way to Gather at a Gathering….

And when you hear someone call for help or Shanti Sena… “it is you they are talking to now” (Bob Marley)

For those who can hear, listen and keep the Scene Cool… when everybody else is losing their heads, and you are keeping your cool – you are Shanti Sena

there are workshops at Gatherings of Shanti Sena and Shanti Sena processes, experienced folks, in keeping scenes cool, share what they know, for new folks, learning Gathering ways, it is a good thing to tune into… plus you meet folks who understand the concept; “everybody is Shanti Sena”


Barry, plunkr, montana

January 2, 2019, 1:01 am
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January 2, 2019, 12:58 am
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