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It all begins and ends at Coyoté Oaks Vineyard near Salina, KS, USA. Here's a map to the home event in Salina, KS USA. Anyone near Central Kansas is invited to join us. Coyoté Oaks is located on S. Muir Rd., 1/2 mile north of Water Well Rd.

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Bring your drums, flash light, folding chair, bug repellent, comfortable outdoor shoes and clothing. You may also wish to bring drinking water for yourself and your party.

There are a few campsites available for people who would like to attend both Fri. 22nd. and Sat. 23rd. Space is limited so let us know if you wish to camp. First come, first serve basis.

To contact us by Mail:

10 Billion Beats
c/o Vantage Quest
901 W. South St.
Salina, KS, USA

(785) 827-1835


Six degrees of separation are said to be the distance between yourself and being connected to everyone on this planet. That said, the "us" that this is "about" is really the US on this little blue marble spinning through the vastness of space. This is a network, not a hierarchy. You are invited to participate in any way you choose and make the "about us" also about you.

The impetus for this project came from the dire predictions circulating in books and blogs, punditry and prophesy that all seemed to reinforce, solidify, and perhaps manifest the idea that humankind must endure a calamitous fate. Further, the spiritual solutions being offered all seem to focus on individual rescue while ignoring the fate of others and the Earth itself. We are here on this planet together, perhaps we can affect a better outcome to such prophesies TOGETHER.

The idea for 10 Billion Beats came from Carlisle, whose work sponsors this web site. The encouragement came from Brent and Geralyn who, together with Carlisle, have used drumming as a means for inner exploration for several decades. We are in central Kansas where we live and work as you do. Together, we decided to put this simple concept out to the world in the hope that you and others will share our excitement, the word will spread, and that together we can make a difference.

Six degrees of separation connects us with every being on the planet.

There are no degrees of separation between us and the Creator.

There is no order of difficulty in miracles.


The connection between Mind, Body, and Spirit is probably familiar to anyone reading this page. Many research studies have demonstrated that prayer improves healing. Perhaps you know that in your own life. Other researchers have shown the benefits of meditation, and several studies have validated that a group meditation can affect change, even reducing the incidence of crime in several major cities. There are two key elements in these methods that greatly improve success.

  1. One should achieve a deep, calm, state of awareness.  (trance-like)

  2. It's most effective to focus the intention with the heart, on a purpose greater than one's self.

A prime principal of systems theory says that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." This applies to all systems whether they are human organizations, computers, machines, living organisms, and a Living Earth. This experiment will focus intention on the "whole" using sound to achieve our deep collective state of awareness.


In The Global Brain, author and researcher Peter Russell shows how during the development of life on this planet a dramatic shift took place each time specific elements reached a critical mass. Amino acids formed from less complex molecules, proteins formed from amino acids, single cell life from that and complex life forms developed from them. This is not an attempt to argue for or against any creation theory. I see it as simply following the hand of the Divine in the process of creation. The key element here is that the critical mass—at which a new "whole" came into being—seemed to be about 10 billion. When the population density of any of these elements approached this critical mass, the whole became something more than the sum of its parts. Human life on Earth is rapidly approaching this critical population threshold! We are seeing a shift in the connection between people (as you using the internet right now demonstrates) and a shift in the spiritual, mental, and physical paradigms that have served us in the past. This intention experiment is to assist the emergence of a human family at peace with the Earth and itself.

All that is required from you is your participation.


All that is required from you is your participation.