The Peace Dome Diary

.... making history, recording history .... the Peace Dome's story day by day ....
written by Dr. Barbara Condron and friends

Monday September 29, 2003

We are eagerly looking for ways to attract the media's attention, particularly for One Voice. This is from Christine Madar, who in her seventh month of pregnancy is working to make a better world for the soul who will soon join she and husband Paul and all of us here at the College of Metaphysics.....

Having devoted my love, time and attention to Shawn and Adam on their wedding weekend, I had much to accomplish this morning as I sat at the computer. As the coordinator of the media surrounding the Peace Dome event I imagine letting every television and radio station, newspaper and magazine in the world know about One Voice and inviting them to send someone to write the story about the Day of Dedication. There are A LOT of television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines in the world so I am concentrating my efforts on major television networks in the United States today. As I searched the internet for addresses to contact 20/20, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, Regis and Kelly and so on a tiny little headline caught my eye "Nobel Peace Prize recipient chosen in Oslo, Norway today, winner to be announced on October 10th." Considering our investment in Nobel Peace Laureates in the last year I was amazed at the timing - one day before the Peace Dome Dedication!

Dr. Barbara and I talked over brunch about tying the following world news event with our heartland of America event which is what I did this afternoon in letter and e-mail that is going out tonight. The first paragraph reads

"Greetings,

On October 10th the 2003 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo, Norway. You will undoubtedly be covering this event and the purpose of this letter is to let you know of something happening here in the States. The following day, October 11th, the world's first monolithic Peace Dome will be dedicated in the heartland of America . . . "

What a perfect way to introduce the Peace Dome! I am eagerly looking forward to where this will lead . . . will keep you posted for sure!

Christine Madar


Word comes today of One Voice becoming a reality in New York City new where the World Trade Center once stood. Susan Gordon Clark writes to say Warfield Suite will be reading the Universal Peace Covenant at St. Paul's Chapel right across the street from the remains of WTC. This means so much to so many, so if you live in NYC, please join them at noon on October 11th. Thank you Susan, Laura Warfield, and Christine Anderson. This is made even more poignant by the knowledge that Christine's son is with the armed forces in Iraq.

Monday September 29, 2003

We are eagerly looking for ways to attract the media's attention, particularly for One Voice. This is from Christine Madar, who in her seventh month of pregnancy is working to make a better world for the soul who will soon join she and husband Paul and all of us here at the College of Metaphysics.....

Having devoted my love, time and attention to Shawn and Adam on their wedding weekend, I had much to accomplish this morning as I sat at the computer. As the coordinator of the media surrounding the Peace Dome event I imagine letting every television and radio station, newspaper and magazine in the world know about One Voice and inviting them to send someone to write the story about the Day of Dedication. There are A LOT of television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines in the world so I am concentrating my efforts on major television networks in the United States today. As I searched the internet for addresses to contact 20/20, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, Regis and Kelly and so on a tiny little headline caught my eye "Nobel Peace Prize recipient chosen in Oslo, Norway today, winner to be announced on October 10th." Considering our investment in Nobel Peace Laureates in the last year I was amazed at the timing - one day before the Peace Dome Dedication!

Dr. Barbara and I talked over brunch about tying the following world news event with our heartland of America event which is what I did this afternoon in letter and e-mail that is going out tonight. The first paragraph reads

"Greetings,

On October 10th the 2003 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo, Norway. You will undoubtedly be covering this event and the purpose of this letter is to let you know of something happening here in the States. The following day, October 11th, the world's first monolithic Peace Dome will be dedicated in the heartland of America . . . "

What a perfect way to introduce the Peace Dome! I am eagerly looking forward to where this will lead . . . will keep you posted for sure!

Christine Madar


Word comes today of One Voice becoming a reality in New York City new where the World Trade Center once stood. Susan Gordon Clark writes to say Warfield Suite will be reading the Universal Peace Covenant at St. Paul's Chapel right across the street from the remains of WTC. This means so much to so many, so if you live in NYC, please join them at noon on October 11th. Thank you Susan, Laura Warfield, and Christine Anderson. This is made even more poignant by the knowledge that Christine's son is with the armed forces in Iraq.

Tuesday September 30, 2003

The first GOVERNOR steps forward to proclaim A Moment of Peace! He is Phil Bredeson from Tennessee. When I shared this at assembly here at the College someone said, "The Volunteer State". Volunteerism is certainly resonant with the School of Metaphysics, with how the Dome is being built, and with the essence of the Peace Dome itself. Thank you, Gov. Bredeson for leading the way for your peers!

Our first participants from the Bahamas email us today that they will be reading the Uniiversal Peace Covenant on October 11th. Welcome to the Adderley family!

We receive a wonderful proclamation from the town of Aynor in South Carolina. It is printed on plain typing paper, embossed at the top probably by a handheld seal. Its simplicity is its beauty. From the very large and professionally produced proclamations complete with gold foil embossing to the brief and simple messages of support, each is precious for they symbolize action on the desire for peace.

Our friend Emeka of the World Prayer Society writes about the native stone he is sending from The Gambia for the Healing Wall....

This Stone is found (everywhere) in JUFFEREH: the town Kunta Kinteh was born and bred- in what we now know as The Gambia.

Its significance is primarily the Spirit of Peace that led Philantropist like William Wilberforce to identify the synonism of Freedom with physical representations like Freetown, Libreville,Monrovia, etc, with a true search for harmony, development aand justice for mankind.

In brief, this stone is a reminder of obsolete world of dominance and violence. Now is the era for Peace and harmony amongst humanity. THis stone exemplified the principle we believe in as one human family- the children of the world, including the preservation of the natural habitat around us

We are collecting stones from all over the world to place in the Healing Wall at the Peace Dome. Thus far we have received rocks from 2 dozen countries and 20 states in the United States. Do you have a stone that has special meaning for you? Or a rock that speaks of your native land? If so please send them to us with the story. Peace Rocks! c/o School of Metaphysics, 163 Moon Valley Road, Windyville, MO 65783 USA.

Wednesday October 1, 2003

Today I responded to many emails and the inspiration rose to write to Michael Russ, an amazing voice for light, love, and peace who publishes a daily internet newsletter and offers the Global Light Network. Here is the letter I found myself writing –– and which today he sent out to his mailing list:

Dear Michael,

We are only 12 days away from the dedication of the Peace Dome here on the campus of the College of Metaphysics in the hamlet of Windyville in the Midwest. In an effort to unite people worldwide for the moment of dedication, we have created One Voice. At 1 p.m. CDT (6pm UT) on October 11th we are asking people to read the Universal Peace Covenant. In this way we will send out One Voice of Peace from our planet to the universe! The Kali Yuga is over, our planet to awakening!

Each email I am receiving is like watching people wake up. It is a beautiful experience that I want everyone to have and so we have created the Peace Dome Diaries, a day by day account of what we are giving and receiving in the cause of Peace. Today, we received our first proclamation from a governor - Phil Broden of Tennessee! The proclamation declares a Moment of Peace at th! e time of the dedication of the Peace Dome. Mayors from Honolulu to Miami have already responded with the major of Independence, Missoui [ how perfect! : - ) ] being the first. The irony is that our own governor has declined. We are asking him to reconsider and anyone who wants to help can send an email to <mogov@mail.state.mo.us> asking Bob Holden to proclaim a Moment of Peace in Missouri.

We have received hundreds of emails in the past few weeks. People have sent native stones and their stories for the Healing Wall that make your mind open and your heart expand! It is so wonderful to see people's generosity, their willingness to act upon their dreams of a better world. Whether it is the Ambassador from Uruguay or US senators/representatives, each response means someone else is thinking about peace, fee! ling the need to take action in some way. And I feel so privileged every day to commune with them. Checking emails is like sitting at the bedside of a sleeping babe, waiting for him/her to awake and tell his wonderful tale of his soul's journey.

So many people are scared of even the word metaphysics! Their minds are closed by fear and their hearts hardened by hurt. A few weeks ago I was talking to a group of 75 who came from 12 states, on their own time and money, to help make plans for the Peace Dome dedication day. All are so eager to help, and they are discovering that in helping they change themselves and their world. Through my 28 year association with the School of Metaphysics, I have at times felt rejected or misunderstood even ridiculed by others, for introducing ideas that are uncommon, visionary, super-normal. I told the group that the Peace Dome was a win-win situation. It gave all of us a way to talk about metaphysics that others can receive. Asking people to come to the dedication, or if they can't make it then read the Universal Peace Covenant where ever they are, or if they can't see it in their hearts to do that, at least say a prayer for peace! Even those who believe their God is the only true one will pray for us, and that, as I learned when my grandmother left this world, is the kind of good energy all of us need more of.

With the Peace Dome there is a place for everyone. And that in itself is a metaphor for this beautiful place we call Earth.

Thanks for letting me share. I wanted to invite you and everyone in the network to join us, and I'd love to send you stories...they are great ones. Let me know if you are interested, I'm sure you get lots of feedback.

For those wanting to know more about the Peace Dome:

Universal Peace Covenant http://www.dreamschool.org/dome/Universal%20Peace%20Covenant.htm
Progress reports & Peace Dome Diaries http://www.dreamschool.org/dome/progressreports.html/currentprogress8.html
One Voice http://www.dreamschool.org/dome/Dedication%20day/OneVoice/OneVoice.html

Thank you, Michael for all you do.


in TULSA
Simon Sheehan reports:

Vernis Maxwell, a very excited and eager student
in the Monday class John Miller teachers will be
leading the reading of the Peace Covenant at the
Market on the River on Oct. 11.


in BOLINGBROOK (Chicago suburb) Cheryle reports:


The Fat Bean Coffeehouse in Naperville, IL, at Rt. 59 and 87th St. will be reading the Universal Peace Covenant at 1:00pm and will be open to anyone wanting to join in on the reading. The contact person is Marla Tabaka at 630-922-9821.


in PALATINE (Chicago suburb) Kerry Leigh reports:

Palatine School of Metaphysics and TesserAct Theater Ensemble present a
Universal Peace Day Celebration!
The spirit of the day is to nurture peace, with the realization that peace begins within each of us, and is much more than the cessation of conflict...

There will be art, music, dance and readings presented all in the spirit of peace. If you have something you wish to share, and can contact the School of Metaphysics before the event, please do. Otherwise, bring your selection with you and we will do our best to make sure your piece is included.

There will be a group reading with all those present of the Universal Peace Covenant at exactly 1pm Central Time. The event will end with a participatory drumming circle. Please bring drums or other percussion instruments so you can play along!

This will coincide with people all over the world reading the Covenant at the same moment, projecting our thoughts about peace across the globe in conjunction with the School of Metaphysics dedication of the world's first ever Peace Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

A "Universal Peace Day" Celebration is Saturday, October 11th
11am until 2pm.
at the Palatine School of Metaphysics
222 West Wilson Street

For more information please contact Kerry Leigh or Connie Orsini at the School of Metaphysics (847-991-0140).


in ST. LOUIS Stacy Ferguson reports:

Dr. Laurel just called to inform us that a group is gaining permission from the mayor of St. Louis to read the Universal Peace Covenant at 1 pm CDT a week from Saturday at the GATEWAY ARCH in ST. LOUIS! Our first landmark! The energy is glowing as the thought form grows each day.

Thursday October 2, 2003

I ran across the information for your School when a friend forwarded your email regarding the Peace Dome Dedication. How wonderful! I plan on participating in the Dedication on Oct. 11th.

Your school is exactly what I've been looking for. It ties everything
together that I've been studying within the last few years.

Please send me information regarding your Correspondence Study Courses.

Thank You.
Love in the Light,
Michelle M. Winter
Angelic Connections - Alternative Healing Center
6999 Ideal Ave. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016


Our friend Marcia in Brazil sent Pacto Universal da Paz - The Universal Peace Covenant in Portuegese! We will add it to our translations in Spanish and Romanian! Making these visionary words available to all people is one of our goals here at the Peace Dome. Can you help us?


in FAYETTEVILLE Jonathan Deubeck reports:

The OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology is printing an email about the dome that I sent to someone there (Dick Bennett) in their newsletter.

Read the Proclamation for a Moment of Peace
Friday October 3, 2003

National Teacher's Conference occurs twice a year, in April and in October. This weekend, the one before Dome Dedication, is it. Before the teachers travel from nine states to the hamlet of Windyville where the Peace Dome is being built, they send updates to share with you. Here is one from Tina:

Dr. Barbara~

Wow! The Dome Dedication is next Saturday, that's amazing! I wanted to let everyone know our plans in
Lexington, we're in the process of confirming these to have more information to offer so others can join in.

Susan Roberts is reading the Peace Covenant in Prestonburg, KY at the Jenny Wiley Festival

Katrina Adams is reading it at Good Foods Co-Op, they're having a Maternity Fair there on Saturday

There are also a number of students interested in going to participate in the ringing of the Peace Bell
in Newport,KY and others who are wanting to come to the Peace Dome Dedication.

Reading the updates stimulated me to see how else I could reach out to people who had come to our events
and let them know aobut "One Voice" and how they could help. I also included media in Lexington and Frankfort (the capital of KY).

Love & Light~
Tina Coleman

For more people and places you can join others in reading the Universal Peace Covenant on October 11th at 1 pm CDT.

Saturday October 4, 2003

The teachers have brought their love in so many forms. Letters of support from their communities which you can read here online, their energy which is boundless and needed to complete many projects for dedication day, and their commitment to embracing the consciousness that is the Peace Dome. As they gathered for a country breakfast of biscuits and gravy, fresh farm eggs scrambled with cheese and vegetables, and fresh fruit compote made from orchard apples, I checked emails upstairs in the library. And what a treasure trove I found!

Most significant was the email from our friend Emeka in The Gambia outlining an entire day of peace celebration to synchronize with the Peace Dome dedication ceremonies here in the States. My heart swelled and eyes filled with tears as I read the program that has been planned. Take a look for yourself....

Below is the programme of activities outlined for October 11, the World First Peace Dome at the Palaver Hut/Peace Garden of SOS Hermann Gmeiner, The Gambia . We are happy to join you in this synchronised prayer and the reading of Peace Convenant for world Peace.

Here is the Programme of activities:

Time Activity/Participants

10-11am Prayers for world peace by different Religious leaders

11-12pm Peace Songs/dance by the "Peace Pals Club "/ "Youth for
Peace"in The Gambia

12-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-4.00pm Peace Symposium: Topic/Title "Peace as a Circle of Global Love
and Harmony" by Mr Augustine Mends( I For Trainer of Trainers/
Gambia Queker; Five representatives from different religous
backgrounds).

4.00-4.30pm Introduction of the theme: "UNIVERSAL PEACE CONVENANT"- by
Mr Emeka Onyekwere ( Leader/Representative of World Peace Prayer
Society,The Gambia Chapter)

4.30-5.50pm Peace Songs-by Peace Pal Club

5.50-6.00pm Silent Prayer for non violent Peace Builders

6.00-7.00 Reading of Universal Peace Convenant

7.00-7.05 Vote of thanks by Principal, SOS Hermann Gmeiner Technical
Senior Secondary School, Bakoteh,The Gambia- Mr Ousainou Drammeh

7.05-12.05pm Peace Dance for Unification and harmony of humanity through Universal
Peace Convenant.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!
May Peace Prevail In America!
May Peace Prevail In The Gambia!

Yours In His Infinite Peace,

Emeka Onyekwere
(Leader/Rep, WPPS, The Gambia Chapter)

Thank you, Emeka, for living your ideals and helping us live ours. Your kind heart and generosity are an inspiration to us all.

The day's activities are best told in pictures. From laying slate in the foyer of the first floor to planting in the gardens of the Healing Wall to the patio, the College of Metaphysics was a hubbub of purposeful activity from dawn to dusk – a perfect way to prepare ourselves as well as our land for what will be one week from today!

Sunday September 28, 2003

Satyagraha is an experience we give. We give it to others and it comes back to us manifold. The life of Mohandas K. Gandhi intertwined with those of eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates is an amazing journey into the nature of peace and the human experience with it. In his later years Gandhi wrote, "From the beginning of time to the end of time, the force of love and truth always wins over violence. And with this great force you can bring this world to your feet." Gandhi called it soul force, we call it Satyagraha - holding onto truth.

The most wonderful news came today. We received an email from the President of the Turki'sh Repubic of Northern Cyprus which read:

Now Therefore, I

Rauf Raif DENKTAS¸ President of the Republic of Northern Cyprus do hereby proclaim October 11, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Times (6:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time), as a Moment of Peace in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

We were overjoyed! This is our first proclamation from the leader of a nation. The widespread influence of the Peace Dome and One Voice is a real soul force in our world. I keep looking forward to the next gift our efforts to unite bring.

The sixty plus people who gathered this weekend are so united in their purpose and vision. We want to share with the world an experience of peace. The details of our Peace Dome Dedication ceremony are now created as are the plans for the day. Being here on campus will be like experiencing a dream of what life can be, how we are capable of living, a glimpse of things to come.

read previous diary entries.....August 10 August 17 August 24 August 31 September 7 September 14 September 29

Return to Index

®2004, School of Metaphysics