The Center of One Heart Homecoming Festival 2012

On the weekend of September 8 and 9, 2012, The Center of The One Heart will host its  annual Homecoming Festival at Swannanoa Palace & Grounds on Afton Mountain, Virginia, the former home of Walter and Lao Russell and their University of Science and Philosophy (, and will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Swannanoa Palace. 

This event is not sponsored by the University of Science and Philosophy.

The Center of The One Heart  ( is a Central Virginia based non-profit educational corporation serving as a networking and support organization for teachers, healers, and artists in the greater Central Virginia area.  You are invited to attend and participate in this weekend of celebration, ceremony, music, and entertainment.  The theme of this year’s gathering will be “Heart-First Living”, and together we will explore the secrets of heart empowerment, accessing heart intelligence, creating heart coherence, and using energetic intention to shift our individual lives and the planetary consciousness.  Specific tools and techniques will be presented to enable you to reach a powerful source of heart intelligence that can lift you into a new state of awareness, success, and fulfillment including accessing codes to success through the power of positive feeling, care, and appreciation. 

You are invited to answer the call to receive a newer and deeper power of the heart that will enable you to move beyond your limitations into a new reality and take your wisdom and power to new levels that will allow you to be a true custodian of the planet and it’s future.  This gathering will present a powerful opportunity for us to come together in our collective heart and to tap the power of the heart divine synchronicity, infinite intelligence, and the powerful connectivity that comes from awakening and moving into our deepest encoding and purposes for being on the Earth.

This summer’s festival will include speakers, food, music, and vendors of metaphysical books, art and jewelry, as well as various practitioners of massage and bodywork and healing modalities.  Anyone wishing to reserve a space as a vendor at the One Heart Homecoming Festival for 2012 should contact Garry Wallace at (434) 409-4422.  There is no fee for being a vendor, however, you are requested to re-give to The Center of the One Heart from the proceeds of your sale of services or products.  With a great mix of speakers, music, and vendors, this event will offer an opportunity for networking, fun, and celebration as we come together as one heart, one mind, and one family in a divine moment in time and space to open a portal for a greater heart energy to anchor in the Earth.  

Our One Heart Homecoming Festival will also be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Swannanoa Palace & Gardens and the history behind this geomantically significant location.  

Our featured speaker will be Howard Martin, an Executive Officer with THE INSTITUTE OF HEARTMATH in Boulder Creek, California (, and he comes to Virginia to present at our 2012 Homecoming Festival as a representative of the global coherence initiative of The Institute of HeartMath (  Howard Martin will be speaking on activating the global heart and will be presenting an innovative understanding about the heart’s role in accessing the new awareness and intelligence that is emerging on our planet.  Howard will report on breakthrough research on human performance, techniques needed to improve your health and well-being, and on how to greatly increase your ability to affect global change.  He will be presenting the tools needed to participate in the global coherence initiative, as science-based, co-creative project to unite people in heart-focused care and intention, to facilitate the shift in global consciousness from instability and discord to balanced cooperation and enduring peace.

Richard Grant will be coming from Australia to share a life of insights and secrets for living every moment with inner happiness.  A long-time student of Walter Russell, Richard ( is the author of three books:  “Nothing Matters”, “Give It No Thought”, and “Know Who I Am.” 

John L. Peterson will be speaking on “2012 – The Year of Great Transition.”   He is the founder of The Arlington Institute (, a non-profit future-oriented think tank and the editor of the e-newsletter “FUTUREdition (  John will present a compelling summary of the rapidly accelerating trends that are propelling us toward a major shift point and will correlate the emerging shift with ancient prophecies and foretelling of the great transition.

Long-time One Heart member and co-founder of The Center of the One Heart P.M.H. Atwater ( will be speaking on the power of love at the threshold between life and death.  P.M.H. is a prolific author and will be sharing with us at our gathering her most recent insights and revelations.  

Geoffrey Bullington  and Diana Bullington will be presenting on “Living Light through the Heart.”  Geoffrey and Diana are spiritual cosmologists who have been involved in the exploration and expansion of universal, planetary, and human consciousness for over thirty years.  By combining the tenets of science with religious and philosophical belief systems, the have merged a set of Universal Principles into a living philosophy titled The Practicality of Spirituality in Everyday Life.  They currently spend their time meditating, researching, writing, and exploring the frontiers of human consciousness and will be presenting information on how to tap the energy and light of the heart, the power of connectivity and coherence in our lives, and specific tools and techniques for greater awareness and heart intelligence in daily living.

Mack Ethridge (, a teacher, ‘word painter’, life-long friend and student of Lao Russell, and a devotee of the Illumined Christ will speak on “Your Heart’s Deepest Longing.”  His special emphasis is upon True Romance, man’s Oneness with God, and the humanity of Jesus.  Author of “Look to a Brighter Tomorrow”, “When Love Comes for You”, ant “True Love.”  Mack has also facilitated classes on Spirituality at the Institute for Spiritual Development in Washington, D.C.

Deborra Cameron of Canada ( will be coming to Virginia to present her “One Heart Meditation:  The Union of the Inner Warrior and Maiden.” Deborra has had a long association with The Center of the One Heart and is a co-founder of The Center of the One Heart.  

On September 8, 2012 we will enjoy entertainment in the Palace at 7:00 p.m. with music by the Wray-Palma-Rose jazz trio.  On both mornings of the Homecoming Festival there will be teaching and presentation of paneurhythmy from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on the third tier of the Gardens.  On both days from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. there will be audio-visual displays from archival Russell materials including photos and videos in the Baronial Hall of Swannanoa Palace and on both days the Opening Circle will begin at 10:30 a.m.  On Sunday, September 9, 2012, the closing ceremony will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the third tier of the Palace gardens or, in the event of inclement weather, in the Baronial Hall of the Palace.

The Center of the One Heart Homecoming Festival 2012 is co-sponsored by Echo Magazine and by our sister organization, Chrysalis, which offers presentations at the Unitarian Church in Waynesboro, Virginia on the first Sunday of each month, (

This event is Blue Pot powered, meaning that the event is paid for by the participants on a donation basis.  This event is offered free from the Heart and you are welcome without regard to your ability to support this event financially.  You are asked to support this event financially in accordance with your means, thereby unlocking for yourself the secret of abundance as your giving will be re-given through increasing abundance in all aspects of your life.  Due to limited parking at Swannanoa Palace, there will be a $7.00 daily parking fee for those who choose to park on the Palace grounds.

All are welcome to celebrate and enjoy the experience of Heart consciousness at a sacred site and vortex in the company of other light workers and spiritual seekers.  If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Richard Dulaney at (800) 741-1012 or at P.O. Box 511, Culpeper, Virginia  22701.  Advance donations to support this event are appreciated and may be mailed payable to “The Center of the One Heart”, and mailed to P. O. Box 511, Culpeper, Virginia  22701.  Please carpool if possible, and bring a chair, pillow, or blanket if you wish.  The entire weekend event will be broadcast on local radio WONE.  Please be sure to bring a Walkman radio or boom box so that you may hear the speakers and the music even if you are not in the Baronial Hall of the Palace.

If you are willing to serve on staff for this event, please contact Richard at (800) 741-1012,  Garry Wallace at (434) 409-4422, or Airisun Wonderli at (434) 823-9911.  

You are invited to tap the power of The Heart by gathering, co-creating, celebrating, breaking bread together, dancing, singing, and laughing together as we embrace our spiritual community, our circle of light, our collective expression of the Heart of the One.

Richard Dulaney is Corporate Secretary for The Center of the One Heart.  He is a graduate of Yale University and of the Marshall Wythe School of Law at The College of William & Mary.  He is a general partner in the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas, LLP with offices in Culpeper and Warrenton, Virginia, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death cases.  Website:

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