The Tenth Gate Activation of the 11:11

September 11, 2011
Master Cylinder - Chiapas, Mexico



Here are some commonly asked questions about participating in an 11:11 Master Cylinder:


Is it necessary to have participated in a previous 11:11 Gate Activation to come to the Tenth Gate Master Cylinder?

It doesn't matter if you've been to any previous 11:11 Master Cylinder, attended any 11:11 workshops or even read Solara's books. What does matter is if you feel deeply called to participate in the Tenth 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 attract an interesting assortment of people. About half the group have participated in one or more of the previous 11:11 Gate Activations. For others, this is their first 11:11 Master Cylinder experience. Usually, 35 - 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. 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.

This Tenth Gate Master Cylinder calls forth the True Ones. To facilitate this, we will be immersed in a deeply supportive environment to strengthen our inner connection as a True One.

QUESTION: My English is not so good. Will you have translators?

If there are enough people who need a translator, usually there are people willing to translate within our Master Cylinder Group. Since we are in Mexico, everything will be translated into Spanish. At the last Activation, our sessions were translated into Spanish, German, Portuguese, Hungarian and Russian. There may be a translation surcharge to help pay your translator. If you don't speak much English, it would greatly serve you to learn as much as possible before Tenth Gate.

QUESTION: Can I bring my children?

11:11 Activations require a strongly focused Master Cylinder Group. Because of this, we feel that only children who are old enough to fully participate should be there. You can bring a younger child with you as long as you provide a full time caregiver for them.

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. It's always preferable if your partner participates, 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 Tenth Gate Master Cylinder is going to fill up quickly. Since space is limited, some people from countries where we get lots of registrations, might be put on a temporary waiting list so we can achieve a balance of countries and sexes.

Here's a link to the Master Cylinder Registration Form . Please also email us a recent color photograph of yourself to


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 their 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 11:11 energies, including Solara. Being part of a Master Cylinder is the most powerful immersion into the 11:11 energies possible and the experience is quite unlike anything else!


QUESTION: How can I prepare myself for coming to the Master Cylinder?

Since Tenth Gate is about LIVING TRUE LIVES AS TRUE ONES, we will be opening the door to our New True Lives. This will bring an influx of fresh new energy. At the same time, anything that is untrue within us will come up to be released. 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, limited beliefs 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 in English, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. They contain lots of useful information to align ourselves with the prevailing 11:11 energies and are amazingly accurate and helpful. You can also read Solara's 2011 Surf Report: Emerging Into a New World, as well as some of this year's Surf Reports by clicking on the SURF REPORTS tab on the home page of

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 levels of awareness and turn us into a strong, vital One Being. During the Tenth Gate Activation Preparations or the Ceremony itself, there may 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 our focus is on quickening our One Being and emerging as True Ones. The day after the Activation Ceremony is also important for sharing and integrating our experiences, and basking in 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 September 4 - 12. 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!

We always recommend arriving a few days prior to the arrival day of September 3rd in order to rest from your journey and align yourself with the energies of San Cristobal. This will help you 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, . 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, the 11:11 Facilitators and the eclectic mix of people from many countries in our One Being, the sessions are never dull.

Most of what we do is 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 energy of LOVE and ONENESS is strongly felt. Challenges sometimes arise as untrue elements within us come up to be released and old layers dissolve. Throughout the Master Cylinder 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 and fully emerging as True Ones. 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.

We will also have some free time each day to rest or explore the fascinating city of San Cristobal.

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. You can bring crafts or products you create or special artesan items from your country. 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.

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?

San Cristobal has a high altitude so it should be warm during the day, but cool at night. Bring layers of clothing for the changing weather, white clothes for the Activation, sun block, mosquito repellent, camera, and a sun hat. You might also want to bring a few small gifts from your country to give to beloved new friends and favorite hotel staff.

Please feel free to bring your laptop computer or iPad if you have one, as our hotel provides wireless internet connection in the rooms.

It's 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 nicely dressed in a colorful array of garments from around the world.

San Cristobal is well known for its brilliant shopping with a vast array of hand-embroidered cotton blouses, hand woven shawls, huipils. skirts, and blankets at very reasonable 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 artesans of Chiapas and Guatemala!)

QUESTION: What not to bring?

The focus of our 11:11 Master Cylinder is to form a strong One Being and to fully emerge as True Ones. To do this, we need a unified focus. So please don't bring separate personal agendas, ego or old baggage.

Drug use is never tolerated and will cause your expulsion from the Master Cylinder. PURE HEART LOVE is infinitely better than anything we could experience from drugs.


QUESTION: What can we expect during the Tenth Gate 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. Tenth Gate is going to be a strong one, since we will be there as True Ones.

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.

The Tenth Gate Activation will be unique because for the first time, we will have Mayans participating with us.

QUESTION: Why do we wear white clothing for the Activation?

We actually wear white clothing with bright colorful accents such as scarves or sarongs. 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 serves 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.


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 as the Master Cylinders are very deep and intimate. Much takes place during our breaks and after the evening session.

QUESTION: Will there be a meal plan?

Our Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. It will begin with breakfast on September 4th.

QUESTION: Can I just show up in San Cristobal without registering in advance?

NO. Please don't just show up at the hotel without preregistering 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. All the expenses to the hotel have to be paid in full before we arrive in Mexico.

QUESTION: Can I make my own reservations at the hotel?

Our hotel will not accept reservations for the Master Cylinder from anyone except us. Plus, we have reserved all their rooms for the Master Cylinder dates.

QUESTION: Can I arrive at the hotel earlier than September 3rd or stay later than Septemer 13th?

Yes. The Villa Mercedes Hotel is extending its special rate to us for early arrivals and late departures. It is highly recommended to arrive in Mexico 2-3 days before the Master Cylinder preparations begin. This gives everyone enough time to rest from your journey and adjust to the change in climate.

Information on these options will be available when you register.

QUESTION: Will we visit Palenque?

Palenque is a five hour drive from San Cristobal, so we won't be going there during the Master Cylinder. But you can easily come a few days early or stay a few days late, so you can visit. it.


QUESTION: Do I need a visa to enter Mexico?

Please check with the Mexican Embassy in your country to find out the Visa requirement for your nationality.


QUESTION: Why does it cost money to attend?

Each 11:11 Gate Activation takes 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, the conference room, sound system 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 over 100 people before we 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 11:11 Gate.

QUESTION: Are discounts or scholarships available?

We are deeply grateful for donations to the Tenth Gate Scholarship Fund. Any money received will be used to help worthy people pay their Tenth Gate expenses.

Part of our individual breakthrough as a True One 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. And, 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 . ( Once you have opened an account there, click on "Send Money" and send the appropriate amount to:

You can also send a personal check from a US bank or an International Money Order or Bank Check in US dollars. Send to:

Sara Draim
PO Box 611
Taos, NM 87571 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.

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