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Photos are arranged chronologically till the end.
Captions by Amy Martin, J R Compton & Bradley Ellis
Flowers for peace in his hair
Singer/guitarist Annie Benjamin, the Rocket Girl
The Proper Hat is Important
Stripes and Elephants
Everybody needs a Friend
Julia Schloss Hanging Ribbons
Representing All Religions
Captivated by magician Bryan Lankford
of Spellbinding Entertainment
Hopi inspired labyrinth, provided by
Pleasant Valley Unitarain Universalist Church
Summer Solstice altar and drums
to be used in the ceremony
The Gathering Awaits the Ritual
Ducking Through the Arch into Summer:
Event coordinator Bradley Ellis leading.
through the purification aisle
before entering the portal into the peace procession.
Timothy Carmicheal (dig those horns!),
Maria Candoloras and Bradley Ellis
Stretching Our Bodies
Every form is perfect form.
All ages and persuasions in the big circle of 140 people.
"Look Into Your Neighbor's Eyes" in
the peace prayer and
invocation led by Rev. Petra Weldes of Center for Spiritual Living.
At that moment the purple
martins were putting
on quite a show, catching flying bugs overhead.
A Serious Moment
leads us in the Crossroads &
the Rising Light Below Ritual.
Framed Drummers & Dancers
Drummers Maria, Scarlett, Toby, and Puck
Joe Stokes Howls at Sunset
Betwixt & Between exec director Angela Logan in prayer.
Scarlett, and Bradley drumming for a blur of dancers
dancing the Spiral Dance, led by Nirtana Teri Thompson.
The Dance for Universal Peace spiral tightens inward.
And tightens some more.
Before unwinding in a rush into ...
... the blur of summer.