Celebrate our common ground. Become
for Whole-Earth Millennium
Penny McManigal, designer and Artist for
Invitation to "Weaving the
YOU ARE INVITED
to join our Global Family in a simple, joyful and co-creative
Birthday Party of goodwill for our dear Mother Earth. Please share
this invitation with everyone you know and begin planning now for a
deeply meaningful celebration for our New Millennium.
An interactive "Weaving the Dream!" Millennium
Celebration is being planned so that it will occur simultaneously
"anywhere and everywhere" on the planet, mid-year, 2000 A.D., (The time
frame is still evolving.) This most unique and organic "global
happening" is being created as a sacred and meaningful visual
metaphor. We wish to acknowledge and honor that we understand our
planet is indeed an interconnected, interlinked, and interdependent
community of "seamless fabric"! This international grassroots
birthday "Gifting" is for "just folks everywhere" from all over our
planet. Its purpose is to honor, celebrate and sacralize our
possible future as a harmonious and co-creative world community in our
The basic idea for this worldwide event is to actually "Weave
the Dream!" by co-creating the symbol of our "New Fabric" in a
Sacred Circle" pattern! The two symbols of "Weaving" and a "Sacred
Circle" have been chosen because they have appeared continuously as art
forms around the world since the dawn of civilization. This "Weaving
the Dream!" has been designed for small celebratory groups of 50 -
200+ people (your schools, churches, clubs, family reunions, camps,
small villages, etc.) but can easily be enlarged to accommodate however
many more guests are to be invited (even for a large city). Just as
easily individuals, couples, partners or families can participate by
creating a smaller weave suited for their size group.
The "Sacred Circle" pattern consists of an easily
constructed circle with a diameter of about 10 feet. This "standing
circle" is made with 12 pairs of 7 foot tall bamboo poles (or a
substitute). These are secured into the ground by rebars (short rods of
reinforcing steel) . Each pole is topped with a pennant (or flag) of
different varieties of colorful cloth. Around this structure a
volleyball net about 30' long and 4' wide is secured between the 12
pairs of poles. This creates an opening space for a Gateway to the
center of the circle. The net then becomes the background "warp" and
"weft" for the interactive "weaving" of each guest's piece of colorful
cloth! A taller pole is placed in the very center of the Sacred Circle,
topped with some special pennant (or flag) for this occasion. Other
additional celebratory items, such as lengths of colorful ribbons or a
pinwheel to whirl in the wind can be added. Once the necessary
materials have been gathered the actual construction of this standing
Sacred Circle requires about one hour.
Each invited guest will be asked to bring his/her own
selected "gift" of cloth, to be co-creatively "woven" into this Sacred
Circle. These colorful "gifts" will consist of ANY piece (peace) of
cloth about 3-4 feet long x 4-12 inches wide. It might be a scarf, a
man's tie, a piece of torn T-shirt, a marvelous hand-woven offering, a
remnant from an ancestor's or loved one's belongings, or any wondrous
or simple creation.
Hopefully each person will select something which will
have special meaning for that individual. We trust your selection
experience will enhance the sense of participation in this sacred event.
At the appropriate synchronized time these cloth "peace
gifts" will all be "woven" via the netting (as an organic free form),
thus co-creating the metaphoric symbol of all human spirits
interlinking as a "healed and whole planet". Poetry, music and folk
dance could be wonderful additions for the event! Other ideas might
include a potluck meal and the sharing of positive visions for the New
Ideally "Weaving the Dream!" will occur
simultaneously at many locations around the planet (time frame being
pondered and will be announced). The Party time itself might take
anywhere between 4-5 hours to one whole day, or perhaps even a week.
"Weaving the Dream!" by the Internet!
Because this is a grassroots effort "of the people, by the
people and for the people", the written plans for "Weaving the
Dream!" into the New Millennium are being freely shared here via
the Internet! Anyone who is thus interested in helping to co-create
this unique world wide event may download the written
information, reprint it to share, or pass it on to your own mailing
list of friends and associates via the internet.
McManigal is freely showing her art in the service of world harmony and
"Peace for Our Children". Reproducing or distributing any of Penny
McManigal's art for profit, without her written consent is expressly
Website Message Board
An Internet Message Board for "Weaving the Dream!"
will invite the co-creators to ask pertinent questions and to share
helpful and synergistic ideas as we weave our way into the New
Unfolding information will also be available in future
issues of the Pax*Centurion*News. The first issue: Volume 1, issue #1,
was published June 1998.
Volunteers help grassroots
Thank you and pax (peace)!
"Weaving the Dream!"