Electric Dreams

A View from the Bridge
March 2007

Drumming, Dancing and Dreaming for World Peace

Jean Campbell

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Campbell, Jean (2007 March). A View from the Bridge. March 2007:
Drumming, Dancing and Dreaming for World Peace. Electric Dreams 14(3).

On May 14, 2006, Mary Whitefeather Joyce had the following dream:

We are all (many people for miles) are standing outside, not sure where, a place I have never been to. We are all holding hands in a prayer for PEACE. We are all dressed very colorfully, wearing colors of the rainbow. There are children everywhere as far as I can see. There are many with drums. There are 4 large pau wau size 24"-28" drums in a circle and within 4 corners as though they represent the 4 directions. As soon as I hear the drum beats i wake up! EOD

A few weeks later, when she created a Solstice Drumming Ceremony for the International Association for the Study of Dreams' annual membership conference in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Mary Whitefeather met Jean Campbell and other members of The World Dreams Peace Bridge. She soon became a member of the Peace Bridge herself.

It was a great Valentine's Day surprise then to discover, on February 14, 2007, that Mary Whitefeather's dream from May 2006 seemed to be predictive. That day she wrote a message to the Peace Bridge discussion list, saying she had been asked to create "the world's largest ever drumming circle" at the World Children's Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 25.

Further, she asked the Peace Bridge to cosponsor this event, and we agreed to do it. There's more. We are asking you to do it with us! Check the Drum Dance and Dream for World Peace web pages at http://www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org/drumming

Quite literally, Dr. Ashfaq Isaq, whose International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) sponsors the World Children's Festival has asked us to gather the tribes...all of the tribes...to drum, dance and dream for world peace on "Peace and Leadership" day at the World Children's Festival. The drumming event will be at Fourth Street on the Mall, directly in front of the US Capitol. And for those who cannot come to Washington, there are drumming groups forming all over the world to join us on a day to create a peaceful future for the world's children.

One of the workshops presented that day has also grown from a dream. World Dreams Peace Bridge member Jeremy Seligson will present a Peace Train Workshop, coming a few days early to the U.S. from his home in South Korea, before traveling to the IASD conference in Sonoma.

Stay tuned for further developments.