Star of Peace


a one week festival - July 20-2
7, 2012

The Yurt at CorUnum 5990 Old West Saanich Road
Victoria, British Columbia

United Nations declares the Year 2000 to be the Decade of Peace

Fellowship of Reconciliation Journal Volume 68 Number 9-10
September –October 2002

“The United General Assembly, as part of its 1999 Declaration and Programme of Action, called for a global movement for a culture of peace. It launched its program with the Year for a Culture of Peace in 2000, followed by the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and the Non-Violence for the Children of the World from 2001-2010. During the UN International Year for a Culture of Peace more than one percent of the population of the world-over 75 million people-signed the Manifesto 2000, pledging to practise a culture of Peace in their 1) family 2) school 3) community.”


The year 2012 is a year considered in the Mayan Calendar as the beginning of a new  cosmic cycle.
According to the Mayan scholar, Jose Arguellis,
   July 25, called the Day out of Time,
is the opportunity to cultivate and celebrate one’s creativity and ‘Time is Art’.

In 2003 Dr. Masura Emoto , author of ‘Messages from Water” initiated the ‘Love and Gratitude for Water Day’
choosing July 25, the Day Out of Time, for this celebration.
It has been an annual summer event here at CorUnum for a decade.

This year it is being marked as the Celebration of the Culture of Peace.
The city of Victoria, in celebrating it’s 150th year is calling it a “Summer of Peace”.


Beginning with the weekend of July 20-22

‘The Star of Peace’

a sacred circle danceshop in the tradition of the Findhorn Community in Scotland,

led by the international teacher and choreographer Friedel Kloke-Eibl.

Friedel Kloke-Eibl
Founded and leads the training program Meditation des Tanzes – Sacred Dance based in Germany. Since 1981,
more than 800 people have studied with her in places as diverse as Ireland, Sweden, Canada, Bali, Argentina and Brazil.
She writes: "Meditation des Tanzes is a walking into silence .. into the space of the spirit ... so that dance becomes prayer ...
If we move in rhythm with our bodies, the movement harmonizes with larger rhythm of the cosmos."

The practice of Sacred Dance was born more than 30 years ago when traditional European folk dances were brought to the intentional spiritual community of Findhorn in Scotland. Sacred Dancing works with the movement vocabulary of the old dances of Europe to explore humanity's interconnectedness with all of Life; the dances are in general simpler than folk dances, done with mindful intention to both traditional and contemporary music.


Friedel Kloke-Eibl was a young woman, trained in ballet from an early age, when she took part in the early development of Sacred Dance. She has taught, trained dancers and created dances for decades in Europe but has traveled to North America infrequently.  And so it is extraordinary that she will be in Victoria for three days this July to teach!


Sacred Dance Weekend with Friedel Kloke-Eibl

Friday July 20 through Sunday July 22

Where: The Sanctuary of First Unitarian Church in Victoria

$275 for the weekend which includes all tuition, nutritious snacks and lunch on Saturday

Registration appreciated    contact Betsy Nuse (250-592-2848 or


July 25, the 10th Anniversary Celebration of a Day or Love and Gratitude for Water at the Yurt


The Peace Fountain  will be featured.

The recounting  of  the fountain’s  epic journey across Canada and return to Victoria by its founder, Kathy Arnason (now with Land Conservancy).


Other activities will include: live music, making of your own finger labyrinth, walking the Seal Mother Labyrinth on the property,

a guided nature walk throughout the ten acre property, the sharing circle: individual  journeys of peace;

Collective Joy in the Dance, traditional as well as contemporary.


The Day concludes with the Mingling of the Waters Ceremony in which you are invited to bring a sample of water that has significance for you. In the past we have had waters from St. Bridget’s Well in Ireland, the Ganges River in India and the Rhine River in Germany in addition to samples from Victoria’s many expressions of water. 


We look forward to sharing this day with you, as it completes a decade of  Love and Gratitude for Water initiated by Dr. Masura Emoto  back  in 2003.


We continue creating  the culture of Peace as our awareness grows  with every life-nurturing thought and act.


In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King:

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows….we must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means”.



"Peace is not only the absence of war or conflict, but also the presence of understanding and unity and there is also a sense of tolerance and respect. Inner peace refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace and is generally associated with bliss and happiness. In some cultures, inner peace is considered a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be cultivated by various forms of training, such as prayer, meditation and dance."

Friedel Kloke-Eibl