Published in 1997 by Pablo Teebs Publishing/Paul Kemnitzer, The Western Gate includes writing about the Western Gate area and Gaviota Coast by 11 local people including well known author Gretel Erlich. The Western Gate is a pristine area of approximately 100 square miles along the coast west of Santa Barbara, California.
Point Conception (Humquaq) is a sacred place for the Chumash. It is a gateway for the souls of the dead to enter the heavens and begin their celestial journey to paradise (Similaqsa).
The Western Gate is limited to an edition of 850 softcovers and 150 hardcovers. Hardcovers are sold out.
The westernmost point of the continental United States makes a right turn here and your eye would move up towards Jalama and distant Point Arguello. It would then travel continuing clockwise from northwest to northeast taking in the rolling oak and grass covered hills of Cojo and San Julian Ranches bordered roughly by the invisible and distant Jalama and Highway One roads.....