GATE (the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment) is a nonprofit 501c(6) membership trade association that strives to inspire and empower professionals in the media, entertainment and arts to consciously create and distribute transformational content. Founded by visionary Chairman and CEO, John Raatz, last night’s “coming out” event brought “the tribe” together to activate and catalyze a communal intent and focus – and boy did they deliver!
Here’s a speed review of some of the highlights. I couldn’t possibly do justice to the amazing experience and have only skimmed the surface herein by mentioning a handful of the thought-provoking speakers and entertaining performers – but hopefully our unified communal focused intention, actions and creations WILL do justice to honor their mission.
To serve as a threshold from the busy day of workshops to the night’s presentations, a beautiful interlude from 10 year-old piano prodigy, Jahan Raymond set the stage for Rafael Bejarano who ushered in visceral focused attention with his amazing command of the Aboriginal Didgeridoo and fluidly passed the musical torch on over to Damien Rose, whose Tibetan Bowl playing ensured we were all resonating on the same frequency – or at least encouraged further steps on that journey.
Our emcee, comedian Louie Anderson, struck the perfect chord, delicately transitioning between the serious calls to action (and their prerequisite philosophical paradigm shifts) – and music, video, poetry – and quantum physics – with raucous laughter. [Read more…]