‘Peace­ful’ week­end planned at Stanstead Stone Cir­cle

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Come and cel­e­brate the Au­tumn Equinox and the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace at the Stanstead Stone Cir­cle in Stanstead on Septem­ber 20th and 21st, be­gin­ning with Dances of Universal Peace on Satur­day, Sept 20th, at 2 pm.

Led by Heather Web­ster and Mu­nira Avenger, Dances of Universal Peace are sim­ple, med­i­ta­tive, joy­ous, multi-cul­tural cir­cle dances that use sa­cred phrases, chants, mu­sic and move­ments from the many spir­i­tual tra­di­tions of the earth to touch the spir­i­tual essence within our­selves and rec­og­nize it in oth­ers. Build­ing on the work be­gun by Sa­muel L. Lewis in the 1960s, they pro­mote peace and in­te­gra­tion within in­di­vid­u­als and un­der­stand­ing and con­nec­tion within groups world­wide. This is a beau­ti­ful and sa­cred ex­pe­ri­ence, not to be missed. All dances are taught on site. The rain lo­ca­tion (for this event only) will be in the Univer­sal­ist Church, Main Street, Derby Line, Vt. USA (right af­ter the US cus­toms build­ing) so BRING YOUR PASS­PORT!

Sun­day, Sept 21, is the United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace. In con­junc­tion with Unify.org and many other or­ga­ni­za­tions around the world, we will be hold­ing two group med­i­ta­tions in two dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in the Stanstead area on that day.

The first group med­i­ta­tion will take place from noon to 1 pm at the Dell Rhi­an­non Labyrinths at the Weller Farm (4945 Stage Road, Stanstead East), ap­prox­i­mately 6kms from the IGA in Stanstead. From the IGA head east on Fair­fax Road for a short dis­tance. At the ceme­tery turn­ing right onto Stage Road, con­tin­u­ing for 4 kms or so then turn left fol­low­ing Stage Road across a bridge. Con­tinue for an­other 2 kms or so and the labyrinths will be in the field on your left. In case of rain for this event, you will be di­rected to an in­door lo­ca­tion on the Weller Farm. Fol­low the signs.

At 3 pm on Sept 21st, a se­cond med­i­ta­tion group will take place in the Stanstead Stone Cir­cle, this one be­ing a syn­chro­nized world-wide event hap­pen­ing with other peo­ple med­i­tat­ing for World Peace all over the globe at the same time. The rain lo­ca­tion for this por­tion of the ac­tiv­i­ties is still to be de­ter­mined.

Weather per­mit­ting, the ac­tiv­i­ties will con­clude with the for­ma­tion of a Hu­man Peace Sym­bol in the stone cir­cle at ap­prox­i­mately 4 pm with an aerial photo to be taken of the sym­bol. This re­quires a large num­ber of peo­ple so bring your friends and neigh­bours. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the med­i­ta­tion cir­cle is not manda­tory but warmly en­cour­aged. The ex­tra power of group med­i­ta­tion was proved in Wash­ing­ton in the sum­mer of 1993 when a group of 4000 med­i­ta­tors in­duced a 23.3% drop in vi­o­lent crime in the city on that day. Imagine what thou­sands upon thou­sands of peo­ple med­i­tat­ing for PEACE all over the world can do! Med­i­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ence is not nec­es­sary. Just a calm mind hold­ing the in­ten­tion of world peace will add your en­ergy and power to this event. The Earth and ALL Her In­hab­i­tants need you!!!

Please bring your own wa­ter and seat­ing (chair, pil­low, blan­ket etc) to these events. It is sug­gested to dress in brightly coloured cloth­ing for the photo of the hu­man peace sym­bol. For in­spi­ra­tion check out www.unify.org. Vol­un­tary do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated to help de­fray ex­penses.

For more info con­tact Kim Pran­g­ley at 819 876 7492 or con­sult the web­site www. stanstead­stonecir­cle.org.

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