For visitors who would like to learn more about the visions,
values and people that serve as the foundation and guiding
force for Rainbow Hearth, we have created this page to share
with you. We hope you enjoy learning about why we feel
Rainbow Hearth is such a special place.
For visitors who
would like to learn more about the visions, values and
people that serve as the foundation and guiding force for
Rainbow Hearth, we have created this page to share with you.
We hope you enjoy learning about why we feel Rainbow Hearth
is such a special place.
"Explanantion of our logo."
The fuchsia background represents the energy of our Source
in which all resides.
The egg represents the protective cocoon of our energy
The seven arcs of rainbow colors represent the full spectrum
of visible light. Each separate color has unique qualities
and attributes. Together they merge into the great white
These seven colors also represent the colors of the charkas,
or energy centers, within our bodies.
In addition, the seven colors also represent diversity of
all beings coming together as one.
Inside the egg is the quiet place in which we come together
with Our Source -- represented in fuchsia.
Within the Egg
The complete symbol represents the atom and the enormous
energy contained within as latent power.
Each infinity symbol is left brain/right brain,
positive/negative polarity, masculine/feminine.
When these symbols touch and connect they form two hearts,
also intertwined, holding heaven and earth.
At the center of these merging infinities and hearts is
source energy, radiating and including, collapsing duality
into oneness and love.
In the spring of 1981, MARIAH WENTWORTH visited
the lands that would become Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary for the
first time. For several months she had a series of
extraordinary visions and mystical experiences that inspired
and challenged her to devote herself to creating a space of
retreat, learning, and healing.
She met her future husband, RICHARD GERSTNER, in 1985. She
shared the vision and he claimed it as his own. Together,
they slowly and carefully acquired the land and created the
infrastructure of Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat
Center. Richard died in early 2007, shortly after completing
his self-appointed mission as designer-builder. His
intelligence, ability, and great heart are sorely missed and
yet still deeply present as we move into our next cycle of
WITH MY PEOPLE
AND THE EARTH
With the Eyes of Love you see
The Bird I’d lost the faith to be
You see my wet wings shimmering
And like a falconer you fling
Me to the sky
And watch me fly
With the Heart of Love I feel
Your Presence, warm and real
No need to touch you with my eye –
We touch always when we fly
Into the sun
As co-creative beings at a pivotal point in human and
planetary unfolding, the guardians of Rainbow Hearth
dedicate ourselves to embracing a Big Picture with boldness
and love seeking to fill our day-to-day lives with beauty
and meaning, and bridging the reality of "what is" with the
promise of "what can be."
Oneness With Nature: