Here are some commonly asked questions about participating in an 11:11 Master Cylinder:
WHO COMES TO A MASTER CYLINDER ?
Is it necessary to have participated in a previous 11:11 Gate Activation to come to the 8th Gate: Part 2 Master Cylinder?
It doesn't matter if you've been part of any other 11:11 Master Cylinder or attended any 11:11 workshops or even read Solara's books. What does matter is if you feel deeply called to participate in the 8th Gate Activation. Each 11:11 Gate takes place on a entirely different level with a specific keynote, resonance and purpose. Some people have made the commitment to participate in every Master Cylinder; others are drawn to only one or two.
QUESTION: What type of people participate?
Master Cylinders draw an interesting assortment of people. About half the people have participated in one or more of the previous Gate Activations. For others, this is their first 11:11 Master Cylinder experience. Usually, 30 - 40 countries are represented. The age range can be from 13 - 80. Occupations include almost anything: artists, musicians, doctors, truck drivers, diplomats, lawyers, healers, soldiers, teachers, bartenders, business executives, farmers, construction workers, students, judges and writers. 11:11 Master Cylinders call forth some special beings, including highly evolved hermits who never go to any kind of workshop and respected spiritual teachers who teach their own. And usually, there are a few utterly unique beings thrown into the mix. It's always a very loving and eclectic group of people. Many of us begin the week as strangers, but by the time we depart, we have become lifelong friends. Everyone is an integral part of our One Being.
At the 8th Gate Master Cylinder we are going to meet some of the key people for our New Lives, and possibly a few might connect with their One True Loves. 8th Gate 2 will be a gathering of the new Masters and True Ones. Because we are birthing the New Matrix of PURE HEART TRUE LOVE, many great beings will be there.
QUESTION: My English is not so good. Will you have translators?
Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian translators will be present at 8th Gate 2. If there are enough people speaking another language who don't speak English, we will try to find someone in the group to translate for them. If you don't speak much English, it would greatly serve you to learn as much as possible before 8th Gate.
QUESTION: Can I bring my children?
This momentous 8th Gate Activation Part Two requires a strongly focused Master Cylinder Group. Because of this, we feel that only children who are old enough to fully participate should be there. Also, the conditions at our Activation site are not appropriate for small children.
At the 9th Gate Activation, children will again be welcomed and many families will be there.
QUESTION: Can I bring a partner or friend with me who won't be participating?
No. We have a limited number of rooms at our hotel and must save them for the participants. If this is your partner, it's highly recommended that they participate, especially since 8th Gate emphasizes True Love Partnerships. Otherwise, you will have some incredibly deep experiences which they won't be sharing with you; sometimes this creates a gap.
QUESTION: When do I need to register?
The 8th Gate 2 Master Cylinder is going to fill up quickly. Since space is limited, many people might be put on a temporary waiting list so we can achieve a balance of countries and sexes.
The Master Cylinder Registration Form is on the website. You can download it to your computer, fill it out and then email it to us. Please include a recent color photograph of yourself as an attachment. PLEASE DO NOT SEND A DEPOSIT UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION FROM US!
QUESTION: What's the difference between being in an 11:11 Anchor Group & participating in the Master Cylinder?
11:11 Anchor Groups are a very important part of the Activation of an 11:11 Gate. They form the outposts of our One Being. They help anchor the incoming 11:11 energies into the far corners of our planet. However, the energies that they are anchoring are the energies which are sent forth to them from the 11:11 Master Cylinder at the center of the Activation.
Also, 11:11 Anchor Groups vary widely in resonance due to the various people organizing them, most of whom have never participated in a Master Cylinder. This is why we always urge Anchor Groups to pool their resources and send one representative to the Master Cylinder. This will make your Anchor activities much truer.
At the Master Cylinder, you are at the centerpoint of the 11:11 Activation. This is the key point where the new 11:11 energies first enter the planet. You are with a dedicated group of people who have come together from many countries to form One Being. You get to experience a full week of preparations for the Activation Ceremony by the people who most understand the energies, including Solara. Being part of a Master Cylinder is the most powerful immersion into the 11:11 energies possible and the experience is really unlike anything else!
MASTER CYLINDER PREPARATIONS
QUESTION: How can I prepare myself for coming to the Master Cylinder?
To fully enter into the Heart of the Lotus, we need to purify our beings. The cleaner we are when we arrive, the less clearing work we will have to do during the Master Cylinder preparations. Locate, heal and release any emotional or mental residue, fears, doubts, self-worth issues, old issues, areas of resistance, broken hearts, and anything else you can find. Be especially aware of anything within you that has passed its expiration date. This includes old vows, expired contracts with soul groups and individuals, old roles, outdated spiritual practices and duality-based beliefs. Let go of as much as you can so you can start fresh at the Master Cylinder.
Also highly recommended are Solara's Monthly Surf Reports which are available by subscription. They are all about aligning ourselves with the prevailing 11:11 energies and are amazingly accurate and helpful. You can also read the Year 2009 Surf Report, as well as last year's Surf Reports by clicking on the SURF tab on our home page.
Please read Solara's book How To Live Large on a Small Planet to become familiar with some of the concepts and terminology. And highly recommended for this time is Solara's book EL AN RA: The Healing of Orion. It's a great love story that absolutely turns duality inside out!
QUESTION: Why do the Master Cylinder preparations and activities take a week?
A week is not much time to take a group of virtual strangers from many different countries and walks of life and turn us into a strong, vital One Being. During the 8th Gate Activation or before, there will be several times when we go off the map of the Known. When this happens, it's time for our One Being to leap into action. This is why one of our main focuses is on quickening our One Being. The day after the Activation Ceremony is also important for sharing and integrating our experiences, and basking in the Pure Heart Love while we have a joyous celebration.
QUESTION: I can't come for the entire week; can I arrive a few days late?
It is essential to participate for the entire time frame, from May 28 - June 6. Each time we have made an exception to this in the past, it has not served our group dynamic. The first few days are the most vitally important, especially if this is your first Master Cylinder. Many basics are covered as we get to know one another and build the foundation of our Master Cylinder Group. Besides, you will not want to miss one moment of this amazing experience!
As this Master Cylinder is located in an area of high altitude, we strongly recommend arriving a few days prior to the starting day of May 28 for the purpose of acclimatisation. This will help everyone to begin the first day of preparations with strong, fresh energy.
QUESTION: What do we do during the preparations? Is there a schedule of activities?
We usually have three sessions per day, but never have a set schedule of activities. We surf the energies and go with the flow of what is most needed, as well as following the energies of the New Matrix of One True Love . We currently have ten 11:11 Sacred Dances and most of them will be practiced during the week; new ones could be created. With the combination of Solara's surfing abilities, Omashar's music and the eclectic mix of people from many countries in our One Being, the sessions are never dull. Most of what we do will be experiential, which means that you will feel a direct infusion of the Ultra Greater Reality and PURE HEART LOVE into the cells of your being. The energies can be quite intense or profoundly deep and subtle or wildly funny. A powerful Love energy is strongly felt. Challenges sometimes arise as old layers dissolve and we are given numerous opportunities to bring forth our true greatness. Breakthroughs abound....
Again, the focus is on forming a strong One Being who is ready for anything. We never know exactly what we'll be doing during the Gate Activation itself, so we try to learn as much as we can during our preparations so we can pull out whatever is needed.
QUESTION: Can I sell crafts or products during the week?
We always have a small sales area which is open a few times a day. This is an excellent opportunity to help pay for your trip. Please let us know in advance what you would like to bring. There is a 15% commission on all sales to help cover our expenses. We are also hoping to have the first copies of the totally new edition of Solara's book "The Star-Borne" available for sale.
QUESTION: Can I give private sessions or healings at the hotel?
Private sessions and healings are approved on an individual basis and permission must be requested in advance. Usually, permission is given only to those whose work we are already familiar with. Otherwise, healings and private sessions are not allowed so we can keep a unified focus.
QUESTION: What shall I bring?
The weather at Lake Titicaca in late May and June will be warm during the day and quite cold at night, with possible rain. Bring several layers of white clothes for the 8th Gate Activation Ceremony, several colored pareos / sarongs in a variety of colors for the Dance of the Elements (please bring some extras to share with others), a cloth to sit on at the Activation Ceremony, camera, musical instruments (if you want to play one), sun hat, rain gear and comfortable shoes.
Please feel free to bring your laptop computer if you have one, as our hotel in Peru provides wireless internet connection in most of the rooms.
Bring some warm clothing, as well as light long-sleeved layers for during the day. It's also a good idea to bring some special, comfortable clothes that you make you feel beautiful to wear for the daily sessions. Your energy will feel much more calibrated than if you wear ordinary street clothes such as jeans and T shirts. Our Master Cylinder group is usually dressed in a colorful array of garments from around the world. You might also want to bring a few small gifts from your country to give to beloved new friends and favorite hotel staff.
Puno, Peru has brilliant shopping with a vast array of gorgeous handwoven, woolen and alpaca ponchos, shawls, gloves, socks and hats at very cheap prices. So don't bring too much with you. You can buy it once you get here. (You could also plan on buying things to take back home with you, not just as gifts, but to sell. This is a great way to pay for your trip and support the Peruvian artesans!)
Special Note on Clothing:
Please respect the indigenous culture and people of Peru and Bolivia by not wearing inappropriate clothing. Revealing or tight figure-hugging clothes, including leggings worn instead of trousers, short skirts and low-cut tops can be insensitive to the conservative customs of local indigenous people, and therefore is not appropriate for our group.
Special Note on Preparing for High Altitude:
Many of us will need at least a couple of days to adjust to the extremely high altitude at Lake Titicaca. There are some basic suppliments that can help to prepare the body for immersion in high altitude. Rhodiola is a natural plant extract that oxygenates the blood (found in health food stores), and can be taken 1-2 weeks before arriving at Lake Titicaca as well as during the duration of the trip. Vitamin C and echinacea help strengthen the immune system and support the body's vital organs. Taking natural sources of glucose in high altitude, such as 1-2 tablespoons of honey at night, can also help to strengthen and repair the liver, as can eating plenty of snacks through out the day, such as dried fruit, nuts and granola bars.
The UVA / UVB levels at Lake Titicaca are very high, so please bring sun block. It's also a good idea to bring a strong face and body cream too, especially if your skin tends to be dry.
If you wear contact lenses, bring extra eye drops and saline solution as eyes can become dehydrated in high altitude environments. If your eyes are sensative to light, it is also a good idea to bring sunglasses.
QUESTION: What not to bring?
The focus of our 11:11 Master Cylinder is to form an invincible One Being and to birth the New Matrix of One True Love, with an unified focus, not to advance any separate personal agendas, so please don't bring your ego or old baggage. Drug use is never tolerated and will cause your expulsion from the Master Cylinder. PURE HEART LOVE is an infinitely greater high than anything we could experience from drugs.
8th GATE ACTIVATION CEREMONY
QUESTION: What's to be expected during the 8th Gate 2 Activation?
Expect the Unexpected! Each 11:11 Gate Activation Master Cylinder experience has been totally different. Usually, the Activation itself is easy, although there can be moments of tremendous challenges. We often go off the map of the known into totally new territory. This will be especially true at 8th Gate 2, since it signifies the long-awaited birth of the New Matrix of PURE HEART TRUE LOVE. This is the one that many of us have truly been waiting for!
Again, there is no set schedule. Whatever we do just flows into position. Expect to be totally present in your full being, alert and real. When you are in a Master Cylinder, you will be experiencing the strongest energies coming into the planet. It's very grounded, but extremely powerful. And you will feel the presence of all the 11:11 Anchor Groups around the world, aligned with us as One Being. There will also be a powerful infusion of the strongest LOVE you have every experienced. At the Activation Ceremony, many people experience visions and revelations; all are deeply touched. There is nothing else like an 11:11 Master Cylinder; it is the experience of a lifetime.
QUESTION: Why do we wear white clothing for the Activation?
We actually wear white clothing with bright colorful accents such as scarves or jackets. White symbolizes the purity of our One Being. When we all wear white, there is no distraction from our Oneness.
QUESTION: What are Guardians?
Guardians hold the energy around the perimeter of our 11:11 Gate Activations. During the week, we will have Guardian training. Throughout the Activation, we will have at least eleven Guardians in position. Guardians serve together as One Being and help maintain the sanctity of the ceremony, making the center of our circle feel protected. We recommend that everyone serve as a Guardian for at least part of the ceremony as it's a profound, amazing experience. No matter what is happening in the center of the Master Cylinder, the Guardians are always larger. And no matter how vast and powerful the incoming 11:11 energies are, the Guardians help bring them in and through their physical bodies, anchoring the heightened energies into the Earth.
MASTER CYLINDER HOTEL QUESTIONS
QUESTION: Do we all have to stay at the same hotel? Can I camp or stay somewhere else?
It's vitally important that we all stay together, especially for 8th Gate 2 which will be deep and intimate. Fortunately, we have a lovely hotel so we can feel safe while we open our beings to the most powerful PURE HEART LOVE we have ever felt.
QUESTION: Will there be a meal plan?
Our Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
QUESTION: Can I just show up in Peru without registering in advance?
NO. Please don't just show up at the hotel without pre registering with us. Much advance planning goes into organizing an 11:11 Master Cylinder, such as obtaining special room rates, making rooming lists and meal plans, putting together transport to the Activation. Although it's often good to be spontaneous, it's a bit disrespectful of all the work which has been done to organize this event to just show up unannounced.
QUESTION: Can I make my own reservations at the hotel?
Our hotel will not accept reservations for the Master Cylinder from anyone except us.
QUESTION: Can I arrive at the hotel earlier than May 28th or stay later than June 7th?
It is highly recommended to arrive at Lake Titicaca 2-3 days before the Master Cylinder preparations begin on May 28th. This gives everyone enough time to rest from your journey and adjust to the high altitude. Our hotel in Peru is offering special rates for early arrivals. There are also other hotels close by where you can make reservations for the time before.
Our fantastic Bolivian tour company, Crillon Tours, is also offering special rates at their Inca Utama Hotel in Bolivia and a selection of alternative tour packages for those who wish to explore Bolivia.
Information on all these options will be available after you register.
MASTER CYLINDER VISA QUESTIONS
QUESTION: Do I need a visa to enter Peru and/or Bolivia?
We will be visiting both Peru and Bolivia. Some nationalities are required to obtain a visa for entry to Peru and Bolivia. The requirements for Peru and Bolivia are different, so please read through both the Peruviuan and the Bolivian Visa Information in the links below to get the appropriate information for your country.
Peruvian visas can be obtained ahead of time from the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Please leave plenty of time to do this so that your visa is processed before travel. Please check with your nearest Peruvian Embassy or Consulate to see if you are eligible to get your Peruvian Visa upon arrival at Immigration in Peru.
Peru Visa Information
Crillon, our expert Bolivian Tour Company will be able to arrange Bolivian Visas for Americans; all others will have to arrange for their Bolivian Visa in advance. You will receive more information about your Bolivian Visa, (if required), once your registration has been accepted.
Bolivia Visa Information
MASTER CYLINDER PAYMENT QUESTIONS
QUESTION: Why does it cost money to attend?
Each 11:11 Gate Activation takes many months of preparation. The location must be visited several months ahead of time and the proper Activation Site found. Hotels and conference rooms must be booked. Most of the costs are to cover the cost of hotel rooms and meals. In addition to this, sound systems and generators must be rented and transportation is chartered. Pages of information are written, sent forth and put on this website. Musicians are hired and expenses are paid for the staff. 11:11 Master Cylinders operate on a very tiny profit margin; it takes well over ninety people before we begin to break even on the basic expenses and much more than that before there is any financial compensation for the time spent and work done. There is an immense amount of work involved in organizing an 11:11 Gate Activation and in the preparation of the Master Cylinder and on a vaster scale, preparing the planet for the energies of the new Gate.
QUESTION: Are discounts or scholarships available?
We are accepting donations to an 8th Gate 2 Scholarship Fund and any money received will be used to help worthy people pay their 8th Gate expenses. Part of our individual initiations to get to the Master Cylinder is for each of us to personally raise the money to get there. If we make a firm commitment to be there, no matter what, we will manifest the needed funds much easier than we can imagine. Each of us can manifest them by finding a creative solution. Perhaps, ask all your friends to contribute a little bit, or your Anchor Group, or have a yard sale or take an extra job. Then, there's always the option of throwing it on a credit card or getting a loan to pay off later.
QUESTION: How can I pay? Can I pay by credit card?
Our credit card processor does not allow us to accept credit card payments for conferences or travel. However, you can send a credit card payment via Paypal . (https://www.paypal.com) Once you have opened an account there, click on "Send Money" and send the appropriate amount to: email@example.com
You can also send a personal check from a US bank or an International Money Order or Bank Check in US dollars. Send to:
PO Box 90
Kapaa, HI 96746 USA
Or you can have your bank wire transfer the funds directly to our bank account. If so, please email us for wire transfer details.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR MAILING ADDRESS AND BANKING DETAILS MAY CHANGE QUICKLY IF WE ARE MOVING.
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