The 3DL Gathering: Consciousness Retreat

Article Contributed by Zenaura Soluta | Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Camp Grier in Old Fort, NC, October 3rd to 5th now in its third year, the “Three Days of Light Gathering”, or 3DL as it’s known to thousands of people around the world, LIGHTS UP western North Carolina with…INSPIRATION, ACTIVATION, and CELEBRATION!

Produced by Emergence Earth (, 3DL is a three day music and healing arts festival designed according to the principle mission, or “Four Pillars” of Emergence Earth: Sustainability, Natural Health and Wellness, Personal/Spiritual Development, and Community and Culture.

With a mission to give attendees tools and resources that can help them live more empowered, inspired, and exciting lives, 3DL provides a support space for people to be conscious Earth and community stewards.

Offering over 50 play and lecture-based experiential workshops based on the Four Pillars including permaculture, yoga, meditation, sacred geometry, crystal healing, sound therapy, personal body and energy healing practices, poetry, flow arts (fire spinning, poi, hula) and much more, 3DL’s purpose is to inspire attendees into being their highest selves.

There is also a youth village, a healing village, a community art gallery, and an auction to raise money for art programs that focus on working with underprivileged and at-risk youth.

3DL will feature a wide variety of local and internationally-recognized DJ’s, bands, and live performing artists.

This year’s performers include: The Human Experience, Hudost, Living Light, Srikalogy, Dixon’s Violin, NUMATIK, I-Star, Sundried Vibes, TreeHouse, Elijah Ray of the Band of Light, Infinite Third, Option 22, and many more.

Over a dozen live/visionary artists will capture these moments on canvas. Live painting performances are scheduled each night.

3DL features family friendly rustic and modern lodging as well as camping options to fit any budget. Prices range from $125 to $250 and include accommodations, and access to ALL workshops, special events, and performances.

Day and weekend passes are available starting at $30 for the day. The entire property is disability and/or handicap accessible.

Information, tickets, and full lineup can be found at our website: