A vibrant blue sky illuminates bright green trees rolling along the hillside of the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, California. Campers from around the world gather in anticipation of a life changing weekend. Over 20,000 people are in attendance from 46 different countries. The word is out, Lighting In A Bottle is the premier festival for self expansion and exploration into our collective conscious.
Lighting In A Bottle
Like a family reunion, campers pitch tents, haul in their coolers and expectantly await the assembly of their loved ones as they gather for their annual family function. A common thread weaves us together, quickly making strangers new family members.
Lighting In A Bottle is where I received the best hug of my life from a complete stranger.
This weekend is not only about dancing into the wee morning hours as the music excites every cell in your body moving you with the beat. Yes, the music and art will wrap you up in cognitive ecstasy, transporting you into a place where all things are deemed possible. Lighting In A Bottle brings the essence of our spirit into present moment, creating a scared space where true transformation can occur. It is where the mind can clear the static and peel back the layers of the daily grind, a place to release the patterns and programs in our lives. Come as you are and share this space, for acceptance reins supreme.
During the day, the grounds are a healing epicenter where shamans clear energy fields, yoga puts the body in a state of proper flow, where diverse speakers share their knowledge and delicious meals are prepared in the learning kitchen.
What most people do not know about Lighting In A Bottle is that it started as a birthday party of a small group of 100 people. It sprang forth into a music and art festival in 2006. It has been growing ever since. This fact is a testament that an idea that is nourished will flourish and can create a movement. The name Lighting In A Bottle was pulled from the ether and has no meaning and all the meaning in which you give it.
You are like Lighting In A Bottle, unable to be contained and unable to be fully explained. You must feel with your heart the energy it emits.
It is interesting to note that Lighting In A Bottle has been the “greenest” festival five years running. The production crew and attendees are serious about sustainability and preserving that which they have been interested with. Throughout the festival, recycling and compost bins are scattered and signage is present encouraging patrons to keep it green and leave no trace. For these reasons, Lighting In A Bottle has strategically aligned themselves with sponsors that also practice sustainability and share their mission. Their partnership with Do LaB, a Los Angeles based company, creates a cohesive environment and furthers the vision of using natural materials, sustainable resources and the highest level of art and production. We want to thank everyone involved; we appreciate all your efforts in constructing one fabulous event.
Walking away from Lighting In A Bottle, one realizes that we create the world in which we live, molding and shaping it through experiences, evoking emotions in ourselves and others and raising the frequency at which all things resonate. What lives on in infinity is our story. Lighting In A Bottle conveys a story of love and its ability to heal all things. Lighting In A Bottle has created a culture that focuses on community, sustainability and having a good time in the process.
It is impossible to write a non bias piece on Lighting In A Bottle because this place and the people that come together move you. You’ll never be the same. Join us when you are ready; we will be waiting to welcome you with open arms.
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