The Conference Center is a cluster of domes designed for the purpose of creating an environment conducive to the exploration of universal human themes. The facility consists of:
a main presentation dome 111' in diameter by 37' high (9,677 square feet, up to 1,200 seats theatre style, 600 seats banquet),
an attached main entrance area and lobby 55' in diameter by 19' high (1,334 square feet),
support domes 55' in diameter by 19' high (2,376 square feet; up to 300 seats theatre style, 150 seats banquet) and
support domes 44' in diameter by 14' high (1,521 square feet; up to 200 seats theatre style, 100 seats banquet).
The domes are arranged in a pentagonal pattern with a courtyard in the center. The support domes are intended to be used as classrooms, offices, libraries, research centers, dining areas and rest rooms. (There would also be rest rooms in the main dome entrance area.) With full technical theatre capabilities inherent in the design of each of the structures (see “Theatrical Engineering Notes”), even the courtyards can accommodate elaborate presentations.
The Libraries and Research Centers
A primary function of “A Sanctuary for the Study of Healing through the Arts” is to be a resource facility for groups and individuals focused upon the exploration of co-creative processes for human evolution. Our intention is not to impose our beliefs and visions of the future upon others, but rather to create, for others, conditions conducive to the exploration of their own visions of the future.
Through-out the ages, cultures have been aware of the power of:
sound (singing, music, tones, chanting, vibration),
light (sunlight, moonlight, torchlight, candlelight, colored light),
movement (of the individual body, of performers, within ceremonies and rituals) and
focused intention, meditation and prayer, within groups or by an individual, to induce powerful effects of healing and expanded awareness.
In our culture today we see a return to such explorations as well as a desire to use our modern, technological achievements to further such research. There is much information, now becoming available, to scientifically validate what ancient cultures have always known. The physical structures of “A Sanctuary for the Study of Healing through the Arts” have been designed to facilitate such studies and to allow for new avenues of understanding to be explored. The libraries and research centers would be focal points for the exploration and dissemination of such studies and would be devoted to assisting those who earnestly desire to pursue such endeavors for the benefit of our planet and all living creatures.