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Inspiration for the CANDALA of Peace – as described in the programme

Necessity is The Mother of Invention! The idea to use bread inscribed with the word PAX as a key ingredient was born out of material constraints and a heartfelt cry for inspiration. A symbolic foodstuff international in scope, bread is the quintessential human food and a part of everyday life. It connects us to people, to culture, to tradition, to our spiritual beliefs and sometimes to religion. ‘PAX’ Latin for Peace, is widely understood as a universal message of goodwill.

Triangle of PAX bread © Copyright The Global Circle of Peace

Triangle of PAX bread © Copyright The Global Circle of Peace

‘PAX Bread’ links the reality of world peace to the ending of world hunger. It reminds us that if humanity is to thrive that we need food for our soul. It also draws attention to the significance and power of the word. By being placed on the ground, it reinforces the message of ‘Peace on Earth’.

Candlelight and recycled tealights form a beautiful pattern of light. The glass vase in the centre of The Circle can be seen as a symbolic vessel holding the waters of life. Filled with healing waters form Bath’s sacred spring, it acts as a thanksgiving for the abundant gifts of Mother Nature.

Central CANDALA motif

Central CANDALA motif

Highlighting the four cardinal points of a Circle has many different symbolic interpretations according to our lens of perception and cultural background. May it remind us all to be willing to stand in a new place and consider new perspectives. The intention of the CANDALA of Peace is to inspire a sense of communion with The Source, each other and our environment.

CANDALA overview © Copyright The Global Circle of Peace

CANDALA overview © Copyright The Global Circle of Peace

 

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