Peace Day - September 21, 2008 - 78
B arbara Condrom is a woman with a dream, and she has made her dream a reality. Tucked away in the countryside of Missouri, the founder of The College of Metaphysics has built a monolithic dome dedicated to Peace. The Peace Dome is 28 feet high at its peak and 60 feet wide at its base. Activities at the Peace Dome are devoted to teaching peace and enacting peace through ceremonious practices. Inside the Dome, the Healing Wall is an 18 by 9 foot relief map of the world. At Barbara’s request, people have been sending stones from all over the world, the goal being to receive one from every country and every state, each stone with a story. In 2010, a special event will be held to cover the relief map with stones from every place on earth, bringing with them the energy of the land and its people, and charged with prayers for peace. The wall is already being used to touch and pray for healing. The Peace Dome offers a school activity day where students tour the dome and see a film of the dome’s creation. The students make a peace pole, learn a peace song and enjoy a full day of activities. “The Invitation” is a play in four parts, based on eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates. This play offers the audience a chance to be in the presence of some of the greatest men and women of the last century. A tile mosaic called the Peace Mandala is being built by visitors to the dome on the first floor. The first tile was laid by a ten-year-old boy on dedication day. Tiles are laid to commemorate intentional gatherings and peace vigils and are often a part of educational classes and seminars. When it is completed, over 9,000 thoughts of peace will be represented. 78 Peace Day 2008
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