THE IMPORTANCE OF PEACE POLES
The Peace Pole story began in 1916 with the birth of Masahisa Goi in Japan.
The dropping of the bomb on atomic Hiroshima and then Nagasaki signaled to the entire world that humanity was off track.
Humanity was no longer in harmony with the workings of the universe. Unless something was CHANGED, humanity and the planet as we know it, were on a path to their own demise.
Masahisa Goi received the prayer, May Peace Prevail on Earth. He realized that these words express the common aspirations of all humankind, regardless of nationality or religion.
MOVING BEYOND THE BOMB
May peace prevail on earth
May peace be in our home country
May our missions be accomplished Masahisa Goi
Through prayer for world peace, let the divine blueprint for a peaceful world be carried out to perfection as soon as possible. Masahisa Goi
WHAT IS A PEACE POLE?
Aristotle The Philosopher wrote about how THOUGHT which is expressed in words for posterity, precedes ACTION.
The World Peace Prayer Society writes, “Thoughtforms create an energetic field strong enough to empower the course of planetary destiny”. This is giving great power to the collective human mind which is its natural and often unrecognized mantle as custodian of the planet.
Words carry the thoughts of humans ‘with vibrations strong enough to inspire, heal and transform hearts as well as the kingdom of plants, animals and all creation.”
Words LIVE ON, as Shakespeare attested, “My words shall live despite thy scythe and thee’ and also, ‘So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee”.
As custodian of our planet, our collective human destiny is to preserve the inherent harmony of the planet. The finest words to embody this are May Peace Prevail on Earth. The most all-inclusive symbol that embraces this Oneness of our Humanity and the inherent Oneness of Humanity with all Creation, is the symbol known as the Peace Pole.
So our ACTION individually and collectively is to take this THOUGHT of embracing our role of custodian of our planet in order to preserve its inherent integrity as empowered by the great Creator, and to plant the symbol of this, the Peace Pole, in every country on the planet with the words in every language on the planet, May Peace Prevail on Earth.
Where do we need Peace Poles? Wherever there are human eyes to see both the symbol and the words with their mesmerizing beauty and their sub-conscious call to personal ACTION that embodies PEACE ON EARTH.
UDC recently hosted a Peace Pole ceremony honoring our founder, Leland Stewart. We will be posting pictures from the event, offering an inside glimpse of what a Peace Pole ceremony entails, in coming days.
To learn more about Peace Poles, click HERE.
To learn more about the World Peace Prayer Society, click HERE.
Rev. Mary A. Mann, Ph.D., was born in Australia and is descended from early Queensland pioneers. Her father was an original ANZAC, a member of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsular in 1915. Mary is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Southern California where she secured her Ph.D. in Communications and Theatre.
Her working career was in accounting where she became a Qualified Accountant in Australia and was the first Controller of the Pacifica Foundation in the 1970s.
Her academic career centered around her passion for finding out ‘why war’. Her first book on this topic, Anzac to Understanding included her father’s war letters and a social commentary on the global situation from the beginning of the First World War through the 20th century and it included the epic play ANZAC. The philosophy culminated in the book There Are No Enemies, a practical philosophy of life, which includes The Right of the Womb. Her theatre studies culminated in The Construction of Tragedy, Aristotle today in the theatre and she edited two editions of The Los Angeles Theatre Book, 1978 and 1984.
Mary has been a member of Unity- and- Diversity since 1989 where she is now the Board Chair and co-edited the book Science and Spirituality with the founder of that organization. Rev. Leland Stewart.
She joined the Synthaxis Theatre Company in 1979. Her creative work includes Poems of Woman, editor of Mentoring Poems, four centuries of selected poetry, Tortoise Shell, taken from a journal of her great-grandfather documenting life in the early days of the State of Queensland, Australia, and under the aegis of Synthaxis, plays for youth and family audiences, Maria and the Comet and The Round Table, published as TWO FAMILY PLAYSand ThuGun and Natasha, a drama with rap, moving beyond guns and violence .
In North Hollywood, she is the co-host of Unbuckled No-Ho Poetry, a monthly poetry reading series since 2010, which you can view here:youtube.com/unbucklednohopoetry
Mary has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who