PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) More than 7,000 people are gathered in northern Nevada, awaiting a phenomenal ring of fire. This is the first time the 5th annual Symbiosis gathering has taken place in the northern Nevada desert. And everyone seems to be enjoying the pristine location along the shore of Pyramid Lake on the Paiute reservation.
“We thought it was the music, but it turned out to be the desert. That's kind of what has turned us on while we're out here,” says Bryan who traveled to the festival from Oakland, CA.
The event offers something for everyone, even a tent that resembles a jungle gym! They are also offering workshops that cover a variety of topics, from ancient wisdom traditions to modern sustainability science. And of course, there's plenty of music featuring a plethora of different genres. But the highlight of the event for most people will be when the Solar Eclipse aligns with Pyramid Lake Sunday evening.
“The eclipse is the marker moment for people to, for a moment, see this transition between the sun, the moon, the Earth, and how we're spinning in relationship to each other,” says General Director of Symbiosis 2012, Karen Kochen.
And many believe witnessing the eclipse in this environment makes it even more meaningful.
“To do it on this land, at this moment, in this particular community, I think is a really rare opportunity,” says Gaelyn from Ashford, OR.
And at the end festival, Reno may benefit from the fact that thousands of people have been camping in the dusty desert for the past five days.
“Then we can go to Reno and stay at the ElDorado and have a Jacuzzi for a night,” says Pegasus from San Francisco, CA.