A Happening 10-20-2012


The Moment will bring together at least 8,844 pilgrims of all races, religions, tribes and national origins to hold hands, creating a circle of prayer around the entire 7-mile base of the sacred Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain. This Moment will be sanctified in time with the creation of a holy vibration; By the grace of Creator of All Things and by the power of the Holy Spirit to bring about a global emotional and spiritual connection between humans throughout the world who desire peace on Earth and to Awaken the nurturing spirit within all mankind.




The History

For thousands of years indigenous people of North, Central and South America made long pilgrimages to Manataka, the Place of Peace to perform sacred ceremonies, heal in the springs called Nowasalon, trade and make tools from the novaculite quarries. Today, this most sacred of all American Indian sites is called Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
Because of the spiritual and physical healing properties of the area it was considered to be sacred and was honored as neutral ground among the tribes who journeyed there. Stories of Manataka tell not only of miraculous healing, but speak of visions and prophesies that revealed secrets of life and original instructions from the Creator.


Early settlers who came after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, were amazed at the healing properties of the area and it quickly became known as America's Spa and thousands flocked to the hot springs.
In honor and this sacred history, a ceremony foretold in prophesies will be conducted by Elders of the Manataka American Indian Council and clergy from many faiths including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Maya, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Wicca, Zoroastrianism, and Druidism. The event is intended to be a gathering of the rainbow of human spirituality.


"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

Pre-MOMENT Events

  •   A sunrise ceremony will be conducted on the mountain starting at several locations at the bottom of the mountain when spiritual elders will lead long processions along forest trails leading to sacred places on the mountain.


  •   Choirs from local churches will accompany pilgrims as they journey upward on wooded paths.  Shofars, made from

the horns of unblemished rams and conch shell horns will sound from various locations around the mountain. Sounds and rhythmic beats of deep drums will continue the vibration throughout the ceremony.


 •   After descending the mountain, Spiritual Elders of many faiths will speak at several venues in around the mountain to prepare the people for the Awakening as church bells ring out around the city.  Groups will be led in prayer and song. 
 •   The famous World Peace Drum will be presented during the Moment event. First created in Norway by Sami shamans in 2006 the World Peace Drum will be played by hundreds of people during the Moment. The World Peace Drum has been presented at ceremonies across the globe in hundreds of countries since it was created. The World Peace Drum is the manifestation of the vision, and is to be seen as a symbol of the circle of life and that we all are connected, and it is meant to be a wakeup call to humanity.


 •   Spiritual Elders and members of many faiths will lead groups in prayer and song in preparation for the Moment when all hands will be joined around the 7-mile route around the sacred Manataka Mountain.



Post-MOMENT Events
 •   Mini-seminars

 •   Meet-and-greet spiritual elders

 •   Art and music performances


The vision is to bind people together across race, religion, borders, cultures, ethnicity, colors or political conviction in a common struggle for humanity and Mother Earth. The following day, Sunday, October 21 organizers of Moment are planning to help fill every church and every pew in Hot Springs and surrounding area with locals and visitors.


Organizing the Moment

 •   Each participant is asked to register with an email address or physical mailing address. 

 •   Participants will be given a color and a number to indicate the location in the circle where to stand.

 •   Handicapped participants will be assigned to areas that have easy access. 

 •   The Hot Springs Police Department, U.S. National Park Rangers, the Christian Motorcycle Association, and other  

      groups will provide traffic control and assistance.



According to Lee Standing Bear Moore, the Keeper of Manataka, “The Moment will bring an awakening and is the fulfillment of prophesy that foretells of a time when the people of all races come together in love in a circle to give thanks and pray. The Moment will create a mass consciousness and give birth to a light that will spread to many lands.”
The Reverend Fred D. Wilcoxson, Chaplain, PhD, BCCC, PC is an Elder of the Manataka American Indian Council and founding convener of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy in Orlando, Florida. Rev. Wilcoxson said, “...We have made a covenant to commit ourselves to a galaxy of shared values that are as deeply held as they are difficult communicate, We believe that we should make space for one another and stand ready to midwife one another in our respective spiritual journeys. The Moment represents an international gathering of people of all faiths, cultures, races, and backgrounds who are there to take a step toward recovering the collective soul of all mankind. This collegial effort based in our mutual faith in God as the individual knows his creator, together in prayer, worship, ceremony, and fellowship represents many of the ideals curative and pastoral we work to achieve."



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The Moment” event to take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. 


You can live anywhere in the world and still volunteer for a committee.


We need volunteers for the following committees:  Click on the email link to join or ask questions.


Logistics Committee - plans logistics and route planning; arranges permits and facilities; provides security, outdoor signage; handicap services; communications; and audio/visual set-up.


Public Relations Committee - Writes and distribute media releases; creates graphic posters and flyers for print and Internet; coordinates media coverage of the event; coordinate Internet activities (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); create a media database


Venue Committee - Maintains entrances/gates – back-stage grips – lighting – sound, equipment; security - Coordinates safe environment; help desk – answers guest questions, provides assistance.


Invitation Committee  - Email, telephone and write to potential special guests; Create database lists of potential guests; contacts large groups and individuals; coordinates with guest welcoming committee; coordinates with public relations committee


Guest Welcoming Committee  - Arranges the welcoming of dignitaries and clerics; helps coordinate lodging and transportation; assists with the agenda; maintains cultural protocols.


Inspiration Committee - For ministers, priests, rabbis, monks, abbots; lamas, roshis, bhikkus, chaplains, swamis, etc. This group will assist with arranging ceremonies and presentations by various religious faiths and encouraging clerics of all faiths to participate.  They will arrange the participation of local church choirs and church bell ringing; Creates invitation databases; Prints and distributes invitations.   


First Aid Committee  - Enlists several nurses, doctors, EMTs to man and equips First Aid stations; Treat and coordinate transport of injured/sick to medical facilities.