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Photographs © 2004 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

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

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Preparing Melons

 

The Proper Hat is Important

 

Cooking Flames

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Cottonwood Snow

 

Faery Wings

 

Stripes and Elephants

 

Everybody needs a Friend

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Colorful Cap

 

Resting

 

Julia Schloss Hanging Ribbons

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Representing All Religions

 

Face Paints

 

Captivated by magician Bryan Lankford
of Spellbinding Entertainment

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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

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Ducking Through the Arch into Summer:
Event coordinator Bradley Ellis leading.

 

Everybody went through the purification aisle
before entering the portal into the peace procession.

 

Timothy Carmicheal (dig those horns!),
Maria Candoloras and Bradley Ellis

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Stretching Our Bodies

 

Every form is perfect form.

 

All ages and persuasions in the big circle of 140 people.

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"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.

 

Ear Ring

 

A Serious Moment

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Bradley leads us in the Crossroads &
the Rising Light Below Ritual.

 

Framed Drummers & Dancers

 

Big Circle

 

Drummers Maria, Scarlett, Toby, and Puck

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Mom

 

Joe Stokes Howls at Sunset

 

Betwixt & Between exec director Angela Logan in prayer.

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Maria, Scarlett, and Bradley drumming for a blur of dancers
dancing the Spiral Dance, led by Nirtana Teri Thompson
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The Dance for Universal Peace spiral tightens inward.

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And tightens some more.

 

Before unwinding in a rush into ...

 

... the blur of summer.

 

Photographs © 2004 by J R Compton — All Rights Reserved.
No reproduction in any medium without written permission.

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