GaiaMind Gatherings
Eastern United States

Updated - January 21, 1997

The most important thing to remember about the simultaneous meditation on January 23rd is that it does not matter where you physically are - you will be with millions of other people in a spirit of shared intention. However, if you are able to gather with a group on that day, and would like to extend an invitation to others to join with you, or even just to let others around the world know that you are joining them, please add your event to the list. Even a contact number and the intention to meet is enough to put up a listing - even if you don't know all the details yet.

These are largely email messages cut and pasted into these web pages.
Please Note: There is often a 24 hour lag between email and posting here.
So, check the "Raw Gatherings" page for new in process listings.
Please format messages in this order: City, State, Message, Contact info.

United States Gaterings Page

California Gatherings Page

Niantic, Connecticut
Meditation Event
Noon- 1 PM EST 1/23/97
Abintra Alternative Counseling and Healing Center
321 Main St.
Niantic, Connecticut
06357 USA
(860) 739-3129
Contact Hillary Filardi at above number or at (860)443-3920

Dania, Florida
What a wonderful blessing for the Goddess. Surely you co-create our
celebration. I have already registered to participate but I would like
to be on the list on the website. My name is Diane and I am a
solidarity Pagan Hermeticist. I will tune in at my own ritual in Dania,
Florida @ Noon until 12.40 p.m. My 2 daughters in NYC will also tune
in. One, Alaina, will be at the Quest Bookstore meditation on 53rd
street. The other daughter Jenni, will probably go solidary too. My sister Sharon,
who lives in Houston, is tuneing in with another friend, taking a break
at the University, where they both teach. We are all excited and look
forward to this step forward in the healing of Gaia, and the evolution
of humanity. This is reminding me of the Harmonic Convergence of August
1987. I am blessed and honored to be part of this wonderful growing consciousness.
Do What Thou Wilt, Harm None. Blessed Be
Diane Lee

Englewood, FL
We operate a very lovely Metaphysical store, a full service store in the
middle of the Bible belt of SW Florida. We have been here now for 9 years.
Starting on the 23 of February 97 will begin our 20th year. We are
well known throughout the state , and because most of our customer base is
supported by the "snowbirds" we are grateful for the migration each winter.
Well are working on our own page. Domain page is:... it is as we write this underconstruction.
We will be in attendance.
Barbra Glendenning
1271 E, 'Keyway Rd., Englewood, Florida 34223
phone # 941-475-5125, pager 1-888-210-5934

Madeira Beach, FL
The Suncoat Community Institute of Noetic Sciences welcomes others to
join us in celebration of this momentous occasion. Many traditions will
come together to create our unique ritual. 6:30 pm on Madeira Beach
(enter at 134th Ave. at Gulf Blvd, just north of John's Pass)
Dress warmly, bring something to sit on, drums and other instruments as
well as snacks to share.
Questions? Call Sharon Kleitsch 813-392-4505. Fax 813-398-6064.

Gainesville, Florida
Let's plan to meet at the Devil's Millhopper Sacred site in Gainesville,
Florida on January 23rd, 1997 by 12:15pm EST. We will participate in the
Global Meditation from 12:30pm to 12:35pm EST. This is a very exciting
time for our Mother Earth and all her people. Our time of total
awakening is indeed upon us and we should embrace this moment with
incredible love, light and understanding.
For more information contact:
Bruce Klein

St. Petersburg, FL
I plan a sacred walk in the Dromenon (labyrinth) beginning at 11:00 am EST.
We will gather for the 12:30 prayer and meditation and visualization.
Please bring a bag lunch to share after the meditation.
(Please call for directions - I am located in the woods, by a creek and rather difficult to find.)
Bill King
Gaia Odyssey
219 46th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

District Heights, MD
Dove Center, Dove Spiritual Retreat
7118 Foster Street
District Heights MD
please arrive promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Boston, MA - Seeking Gatherings
Please let us know what events have been scheduled and their locations
in the Boston area, specifically the South shore if any have been arranged.
"Edward P. Crowley" <>

Charlestown, MA

First Light 2000 will be scheduling a meditation group for Jan. 23, 1997.
It will be at 238 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA., 12 Noon to 1 pm.
Rev. Dr. Jean Wright of the Counseling and Mediation Center will join the GaiaMind Global Meditation and Prayer on January 23rd. As an organizer of First Light 2000, Rev. Wright is committed to bringing forth a new vision for 3rd millennium which embraces a new level of personal and interpersonal responsibility and honors the interconnection of all life.
For more information contact: Rev. Dr. Jean Wright 617-241-5433 Please RSVP
First Light 2000, 240 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown MA 02129

Nantucket, MA
A group meditation will be held at the Albert G. Brock Conference
Center, upstairs at 53 Main Street, Nantucket, MA at 12:30 PM on
Thursday, 1/23/96.

Jersey City, NJ
Angelic Inspirations
218-1/2 York St.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
We here at Angelic Inspirations will gather together on this momentous
occasion with anyone wishing to join us. We have room for 8 folks.
Call us at the above phone number or e-mail us at Check out our healing services website: Inspirations

Montclair, NJ
Will be participating with group at STARSEED Yoga & Shamanic Healing Center
Rev. Linda Weihs (Moongiver)
Montclair, NJ, USA
(201) 783 1036

New Jersey, NJ
The Aetherius Society will be holding special Power Circles in cooperation
with the planetary configuration on January 23rd. These Power Circles will
use Eastern Mantra and mystical visualizations in order to send Spiritual
Energy out to the world as a whole. These services will be held at our
Headquarters, Branches and Groups all over the world at 8:00 p.m. local
time. The public are invited to these Services, but please call to reserve
your space, as seating is limited.
We will also be releasing specially prepared Prayer Power Energy between
17:00 and 18:00 EST in cooperation with the Simultaneous Global Meditation
and Prayer at 17:30 to 17:35 EST.
For further information on Operation Prayer Power or The Aetherius Society
or e-mail us at:
For information on our Power Circles contact our center at:
New Jersey - (609) 405-5434

Pitman, NJ
The New Jersey Group of The Aetherius Society will hold a prayer service at
8:00 pm at: The Aetherius Society, NJ Group, 412 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071
Tel: (609) 256-1800. "Mark Tassi" <>
Service is the Jewel in the Rock of Attainment.
Website -

Beacon, NY
A GaiaMind Meditation will be held at the Call of the Wild Trading Post
in Beacon NY, January 23, 12:15pm - 12:45pm EST. The group meditation
is cofacilitated by Resonance Magazine and will be led by Rhianna of Call of the Wild.
For more information, visit our announcement at the Resonance On-Line site:
or send e-mail to:
Linda Carver
Resonance Magazine & Resonance On-Line
914 831-352

Huntington, NY
My wife and I will be participating in the global meditation. A ceremony
will be held at the Center for Health, Healing and Attunement in Huntington
N.Y. that evening to usher in the new age of Aquarius and to ask spirit for
personal and planetary healing and transformation. For further information
please call Irene Siegel, (516) 351-1737.

Irene R. Siegel, CSW
Dr. John A. Allocca, Sc.D., West Hurley, NY (914) 338-4815
Medical Research Scientist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist

Huntington Station, NY
My group Spiritual Journeys (7 members) will also be participating.
Helen Roberti <>

New Lebanon, NY
Greetings, Thank you for all your effort in spreading word about 1/23/97...
We are forming a circle for that day and moment....
We seek guidance on possible prayers..ceremony...
Also, for your web site....places open to group participation....
Our circle will be open to all and held at
The Abode of the Message - Spiritual Community
5 Abode Road
New Lebanon, New York
Contact 518-766-6332 for further details
Thank you for everything and especially for the work you have done on this immense project....
Blessings, Noor Mahal

New York, NY

The space is big enough for 200.. I am giving out notices today at the Engaging the World with Compassion_ program that takes place at Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Union Thelogical Seminary. The energy last night there was very beautiful filled with positive energies and intentions
I would like to continue that for the event on Thursday. A donation will be requested to support the Learning Alliance but noone need be turned away, as is the policy there anyway.

The program will start at 11:00 am and we will intone the _Pranava_ syllable Aum which represents the power that has unfolded to become the universe.

I would like to have an epic reading of the _Story of the Universe_ as well as celebration, dancing and singing, if possible afterward. Anyone with ideas, please e-mail. So bring instruments and food for a pot-luck vegetarian only please. if necessary, dairy, but only of the organic persuasion.

Learning Alliance
324 Lafayette St. 7th floor
New York New York

(212) 226-7171
contact person: Vasudha Dillon

New York, NY

The Quest Bookshop Invites You to Participate in a
Global Meditation and Prayer for the Healing Transformation of the Earth
Thursday, January 23rd 1997
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
(meditation from 12:20 to 12:40 p.m.)
Those who cannot stay the entire hour may arrive at 12:15 and leave following the meditation.
Shelley Ackerman, host of Karmic Relief radio show on WEVD 1050 AM will speak about the astrological significance of the pattern. Shelley is also the house astrologer for Quest Books. You can reach her at: 212-539-3100
Ed Abdill will speak about the Thosophical concept of human unity.
Color flyers from the first page of the web site will also be available soon at:
The Quest Bookshop
240 East 53 Street
New York, NY
(212) 758-5521

New York, NY

The Values Caucus
Earthkeepers Working Group
and other NGOs

GaiaMind Meditation
United Nations
by meditation room
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY 10017
(security pass required) open to staff, missions and NGOs

New York, NY
Hello, I am a New York City member of Noetic Sciences. I may be able to provide a
space at my church on East 35th Street, but I need to know more about the
size of the group and what kind of facilities would be appropriate for the
event. I can be reached by phone (212) 696-4200 9AM to 7PM, eves (212)
481-0108 there is a voice answering machine , but you need to let it ring 8
or nine times. Looking forward to hearing from you. Tiffany Hendry

Rochester, NY

We have an event taking place in Rochester at the time of the actual allignment:
12:30pm EST
Colgate Divinity School
In the Chappel
Red Hawk will be hosting

Celebration of Life/Points of Light Center
Thursday January 23, 1997 at 7pm we will be hosting a
Community Healing Ritual Celebrating the Planetary Alignment
Through the alignment of our community energies we will align our heart
intentions through the cosmic proportions of full moon and planetary
alignment. Let us join now to prepare ourselves to receive the energy of
the coming comet Hale-Bopp. Opening the Medicine Wheel in the sky will
expand our circle into the Infinite Solar Circle.
975 South Clinton Avenue (Corner Goodman Street - Behind the Cinema Theater)
Rochester, NY 14620
(716) 244-8250, ext. 3
Contact person for both events: Karin Martino.
E-Mail address:
(just before the first . is the number one, not an L)

Rochester, NY
Hello! Just wanted you to know that I belong to Celebration of Life
Interfaith Fellowship, and that our minister, Reverend Bea Harris,
printed out your GaiaMind Global Meditation and Prayer, photocopied it
and distributed it in church on Sunday. We are a non-denominational
group, an ecumenical place of Praise and Celebration. Lots of Drums and
rattles, singing, meditation, celebration of Full Moons and New Moons.
So all our members are awair of the planetary allignment, and we as a
group will be meeting that evening for our own gathering.

Woodstock, NY
The Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources
Bearsville, NY 12409
Meditation in the Crystal Chamber for World Peace
188 Wittenberg Road
Bearsville, NY 12409 (Woodstock Township)
914-679-9764 email

Wolfeboro, N.H

An addition to your gatherings calendar
Wolfeboro, N.H./MADE ON EARTH/Main Street
Pleas join us for a community meditation beginning at 12:15 until 12:45 at the upper level.

Asheville, North Carolina

There will be a global Gaia meditataion at the Vance Memorial, Pack Sq.
in the center of Asheville, North Carolina, "America's New Age Mecca,"
from Noon to 2 pm, Thursday, January 23. It is sponsored by New
Frontier Magazine, (Listed as one of tgfhe
Best Sites on the Web in the Dec 1996 edition of PC Computing
Magazine.) Anyone wishing to help promote this event, hand out flyers
and generally to network, should contact Virato by E-Mail at or call 704-252-0100. Drummers, and everyone invited.

Asheville, NC

JANUARY 23 1997
Global Meditation and Prayer
(The Lights in the sky are the stars, the stars on the Earth are the People)

Directions: Unity Church Land near the Airport >From I 26 take exit #9. Go west onto Airport Rd passing airport. Turn Right onto Fanning Bridge Road. Go approximately 2 miles, pass the Agricultural Center on the right. Go to small blue Security sign on the Left at the end of a field. Turn left onto gravel drive. Continue to Parking Area near creek.

Contact: Crystal Visions Book Store
Hwy 25 & I26, Naples NC

or Zoe Allison
Earth Green Medicine Lodge
990 White Oak Creek
Burnsville, NC 28714
alternate Contact: Margaret Hurt, E-Mail

Brief Event Description: Gathering begins at 10:35 AM We will walk in meditation the Six pointed star refecting in the planetary configuration. Also provided will be a diagram of the Tree of Life for a 'mental walk'.

This event also conincides with The Festival of the Trees, Tu B'shvat, in the Jewish calender. A shared feast of the fruits of the trees is traditional. Please bring Fruits and Nuts of the Tree People.

According to the Mayan Calendar, the Day Keeper of this event will fall on Yellow Electric Sun, AHAU. This is during the Miror Wave Spell which we will be reflected by the mirroring between the Planetary Star Nation Pattern and the configuration of the people here on Earth. Teacher of the Day: YELLOW SUN. This is a time for healing and bringing in the Christ Consciousness. The Sun is the day glyph for the Mayan Calendar System. We will have the opportunity to be very connected to our Crown chakra. The Sun is consider a Healer and will be teaching the merits of unconditional love. Within the 13 day Mayan Wave will be a three. This energy can be liken to finding the Cadence of the day, the electric flow, and the point of activation. Be aware of movements in currents and the realization of the natural flow of creation. Be awake in the cadence of rhythms. Strive for patience. Zoe Allison

Franklin, NC
Harmony, A Wholeness Center
E. Main Street
Franklin, NC, USA,28717
Silent meditation offered at 12:35 p.m. on 1/23/97, at 7:00 p.m. on the
same evening we will have a Native American Pipe Ceremony to honor the
earth and support our new center. From: Jenny King <"Jenny King">

Greenville, NC
We will be gathering at 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm in mediation and prayer,
at Therapeutic Innovations, 2706-A E 10th ST, Greenville, NC.
Please include in the event's list.
Debi Niswander 919-756-6088

We thank you so very much for listening, and doing God's will for all.
Blessing of Love & Light, Debi
Debi and Rick Niswander <>

Pittsboro, NC
We will be gathering a group that evening- I'm sure there will be more
that will be intending and sending love with sound that night.
Much love and many blessings for all your effort.....
Love, Libby Sheer
"Jeffrey A. Sheer" <>

Spartanburg, SC
a small but didicated group will be joining the global meditaion in downtown Spartanburg
Diaz, Sara
112 Roswell Terrace
Spartanburg SC 29307
864.579.9665 phone
864.579.9670 fax

Waynesville, NC
The Violet Flame Bookcenter in Waynesville, North Carolina 35 miles west of
Ashville will sponsor two meditations on January 23, 1997. The first will be
held at 8:30 AM EST and the second is being held at/ or about 1:24 PM EST.
Other Events on January 23, 1997
There will also be "A Tea and Talk" held that day at 3:00 PM EST and A'aragon
d'Ar Satumi channels The Tetragamomon at 7:00 PM EST.
Location: The Violet Flame Bookcenter 2225 W. Dellwood Rd. Waynesville, North Carolina
phone# (704) 926-2436 please call for more information.

Athens, Ohio
Southeast Ohio - Athens
12:30-12:40 PM Circle
Women's Full Moon Potluck
"We'll be out around the Fire...hear our howls?"
Contact: Kathy Jacobson

Cleveland, Ohio
Now that I have read more about this event, I am definitely planning to sponsor
a gathering in my home in Bedford Heights, Ohio near Cleveland.
Event details: Begins at 11 AM (Eastern) and ends at 1:30 PM - NoFee
Park at the bottom of the hill on lot at Solon road if necessary
What to bring: celebration energy, peacefulness, love, food to share if you wish, musical instruments, flowers and candles if you'd like, anything to make the day memorable for you!
What not to bring: Drugs or alcohol
Room for about 20 - 40 people permitting, more could be outside!
Call for directions. Off Rte. 271, Broadway/Forbes exit. Near Rte. 8/Solon Rd. (216) SUN-UPS1
Linda Schiller-Hanna
6334 Randolph Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
(216) 786-8771

Dayton, Ohio
Anyone in the Dayton area that would like to celebrate this celestial
blessing. please join us at the Celebration of Life Church, 4100 Benfield
Dr., Kettering, @ 7 PM til 8:30 PM. We will drum until we are of a unified
mind, then join in prayer and meditation. We will share in a full moon
ceremony. If you gain insights about this event, as you do your personal
meditations, perhaps you can share them at this time. Call 937-885-5104 for
further information.

Springfield, Ohio
Group: The Great Northern Coven Y'Draig
Place: Springfield Ohio, USA
Time: Monday January 23rd 8:00pm (exact location to be determined)
Event: This Wiccan Coven will be sponsoring and hosting an open ritual
to honor and make use of this powerfull and wonderfull convergence. The
theme of the riual will be the aligning of mankind with nature and the
world as a whole, just as the stars have aligned. Contact H.P. Patrick Hayes at for further information. Blessed Be

Doylestown, PA
Meditation will be held at Pebble Hill Interfaith Spirtual Community on
Jan 23rd. Pebble Hill is located in Doylestown, Pa. This will be led by
Gary Culp. Come visit our Web site at Phone
215-348-3428. Submitted by: Greg Schultz <>

Paoli, PA
A meditation and prayer will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living
19 South Valley Road, Paoli PA 19301
For more information contact: Reverend Gwen Gillispie, Minister
Phone (610)695-0375
Fax (610)695-0775

Stroudsburg, PA
Burnley Workshop of the Poconos, Inc. ( 717-992-6616
Serving people with disabilities - 4219 Manor Drive Stroudsburg PA 18360
World Wide Web:
Ann Ligi will host event at her home.
Please call 717 424-7868 for info.

Columbia, SC
We in Columbia, SC intend to join in with the others who will gather on January 23rd 1997 at 12:35p.m. We will gather to experience the spirit of the moment. Mary Sparrow (803) 256-8905

Knoxville, TN

GaiaMind Meditation - Thursday January 23, 1997, 12:00 p.m.
We will be joining together to align with the world wide meditation and prayer of the Gaia Mind. We will sit for meditation at 12:15 p.m. please be at the center and ready for meditation by this time.
Location: 12415 Evans Road, Knoxville, Tennessee
Directions: Take I-40 to the Campbell Station Rd.exit, Go South on
Campbell Sta. Rd. to Kingston Pike, Turn Right on Kingston Pike proceed
1.7 mi., Turn Left on Virtue Rd. proceed 1.2 mi., Turn Right on Evans
Rd. proceed .2 mi., Turn Right into gravel drive, Park in gravel area
beyond the grey house.
Contact: Patty Silver (423) 675-6241
No E-mail address at this time; alternate E-mail:
Light and Love to all.

Knoxville, TN
A group of us are having a full moon mediation meeting.
The format is based upon the Alice Bailey teachings.
Dagmar von Toal
620-A Rain Forest Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37923
Tel (423) 694-4398
Fax (423) 470-4977
e mail

Lebanon, TN
Visions of the Soul extends invitation to gather at Lebanon, Tenn. city
square at 11:15 CST (till ?) for group celebration and joining the
global meditation. All are invited to reconvene at Visions of the Soul
at 7:30pm for festivities including group visualizations to usher in the
Age of Aquarius. Bring love and celebration energy.
Contact: Diana O'Hara, Visions of the Soul,
615-449-3378 for more info and directions.
(emailed from: Michael Sims <>)

Blacksburg, VA
A group will meet beginning at 12:15 pm on January 23rd at the Blacksburg Community for Spiritual Living (105 Lee St, Blacksburg) for a meditation. We will also meet at 7pm that same evening for another meditation. For information call 951-2398.

Great Falls, VA
THE OASIS, 828 Leigh Mill Road, Great Falls, VA. 22066 703-759-4969
Celebrating from 11am -2pm, Thursday January 23.
Drumming, singing, circling, dancing, praying and meditating on our 6 Gaia consecrated acres.
Dress warmly, wear boots.

Thetford, VT
There will be a group meeting at Lightgate Center, in Thetford, VT
January 23, 1997 for prayer and meditation. Contact may be made to Tipi Halsey
802-785-4226 and all are welcome.

Washington, DC
Day of Prayer and Meditation
Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
January 23, 1996 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m.
Sponsors: Smiley's Holistic Feng Shui Institute,
Holistic Health Practitioners Alliance and the Spiritual Singles
2209 Ross Road, Silver Spring, MD 301-565-9453

Washington, DC
Healing Temple of Light
945 G Street
Alford Chapel
next to the Martin Luther King Jr. Library
Ivy Hilton presiding
please arrive promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Washington, DC
District Heights, MD
Dove Center, Dove Spiritual Retreat
7118 Foster Street
District Heights MD
please arrive promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Morgantown, WV
There will be a GaiaMind Global Meditation at the SandCastle Center, 270
Walnut Street. We will meet at 12 noon and the meditation will be from
12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Following this event, weather permitting, there will be
an outdoor meditation at the Virgin Hemlock Forest.
Irene Miller/304-296-8046/E-mail -