The End of Deliberate Ugliness: How to reclaim the historic role of art in expressing spirituality

Dances of Universal Peace
Charleston City Paper | August 13, 2008
Gail Sickel was searching in the 1970s, a dynamic period still roiling with the social and political upheavals of the decade before. The United States was still sunk in the quagmire of a foreign war. Coming of age amid this influence of anxiety, Sickel was part of a boom of young, idealistic Americans searching for new ways to express spirituality. "I was looking for oneness," she says, reflecting on that time. "I was a seeker and eventually I found an experience that was heart-focused." That experience was the Dances of Universal Peace.

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