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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Alignments with the Sacred Earth

with Bill Carney and Tamra Peters
Monday, January 12, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation requested

Alignments with the Sacred Earth On Monday January 12 at 7:00 p.m. Bill Carney and Tamra Peters will present a slide show travelogue featuring some of the sacred spots they have sought out in their quest to learn what these places can teach us about living on our planet.

The speakers will mix personal stories with information about the creation of these sites where the human, the natural and the cosmic seem to converge. A $5 donation is requested.

The pair will explore the archetypal pull of ancestral landscapes like Africa's Serengeti, the Dordogne caves of southern France and Australia's Uluru; the celestial orientation of early Neolithic monuments like Stonehenge and Newgrange; and the earthly orientation of matriarchal Mediterranean sites (and the Greek temples that replaced them) toward sacred mountains.

The lecture also will look at the building of artificial mountain pyramids in Egypt and Meso-America; the evocation of deep forest in European cathedrals; and a range of other powerful sites from the meditation gardens of Kyoto to John Muir's "mountain temples" of Yosemite. Alignments with the Sacred Earth

About the Speakers

Bill Carney is a poet and principal of Landscript Associates, which specializes in the creation of symbolic and interpretive environments. He worked for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency as a landscape architect and project manager during the creation of Yerba Buena Gardens and the revitalization of Sixth Street.

Tamra Peters has assisted the development and organizational development of a range of national and community environmental groups throughout her career.

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