Building the World's Peace Dome
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is building the Peace Dome?
Students of the School of Metaphysics have been imaging domed structures like this one since 1970.
The dream of a college that will teach the Universal Laws and Truths of creation has always included domes in clusters of three for living space for twelve students and a teacher. The dream has been passed down through the years from student to teacher to student. As we ushered in the new millennium, plans began to be made for the first dome on campus. As it took form, and we began to realize the incredible energy available in the spherical shape, the effects upon human consciousness, the reality of the Peace Dome became apparent.
The reverence with which we began to experience the dome has molded its purpose. Because of the elliptical form, sound travels in profoundly resonant ways. Evidence of this can be experienced in recordings like Dome Meditation, Satyagraha, and Peace is Real. Increasingly, as the days go by, we come to know that we are building this structure for everyone on the planet. We are privileged to live in its presence, and consider ourselves caretakers of something that belongs to all of those who share the ideals expressed in the Universal Peace Covenant.
What is the Peace Dome?
Is a monolithic structure 60 feet in diameter and rising 25 feet at its highest point. The dome is divided into two levels. The lower level is divided into five rooms, each with a specific function. These spaces serve as a place for discussion, intuitive reporting, study, healing, or counseling. The upper chamber is accessible by the ramp or stairs on the east side of the dome. The ramp's retaining wall is the site of the Healing Wall. In the upper room, the full impact of the dome can be experienced. Each person who enters into it, experiences it differently some twirl like an innocent child or a wise dervish, some become silent and still, absorbed in prayer, while others become fascinated with the auditory sensations. Spending time in the Peace Dome brings focus, centering, and elevation to your mind and your body. It promotes balance, accord, rhythm, and union. On October 11, 2003, Peace Dome Dedication Day, the dome will be open to the public for the first time to experience.
What is Peace?
The most expressive description of peace is found in the Universal Peace Covenant, penned by two dozen people, all teachers in the School of Metaphysics, in 1996. From the Covenant, Peace is:
...the breath of our spirit.
...is our birthright.
....more than the cessation of conflict.
....is an idea whose time has come.
....begins within ourselves
....seeks expression through the mind, heart, and body of each individual.
....known through giving love and respect, dignity and comfort
...brought into the world when we learn to love our neighbors as we love ourselves
...first a state of mind.
...affords the greatest opportunity for growth and learning which leads to personal happiness.
....promoted by Self-direction
....active, the motion of silence, of faith, of accord, of service.
..made in the minds and hearts of men and women.
....built through communication
.....liberty in tranquillity.
...achieved by those who fulfill their part of a greater plan.
....attained by those societies where the individuals work closely to serve the common good of the whole
Why in Windyville?
Practically speaking, this is where the College of Metaphysics is being built.
COM Chancellor Dr. Daniel Condron, Dr. Barbara Condron, teachers John Crainshaw and Tad Messenger worked closely to ascertain a location to build our first dome, based on ley lines that intersect on our college campus. As the structure has adapted to its setting, the energy of the dome is making itself known through individual and collective experiences of healing, wholeness, and an illumination of consciousness.
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