Do you know the feeling of connection? That warm, free sensation of unconditional love? That feeling of power and relaxation, that deep calm awareness that you are all right? In connection, differences and time melt away. You and the other are one, now. And all those differences you judged, suddenly are just expression of beauty. Connection brings PEACE.
The project The Golden Sun is about connection, and peace. Connection between you and yourself, you and your neighbour, you and all those different and authentic cultures in the 51 countries of Europe. The Golden Sun wants to let grow that mighty experience of connection in Europe. So judgement and emotional borders melt away and respect, understanding and peace can bloom all over our inspiring continent.
To let connection grow in Europe, a mobile art work is developed by visual artist Frouk Riemersma; the traveling ceremony The Golden Sun. This ceremony invites people to practice connection, non-judgement, understanding and respect.
The Ceremony is performed around a large wooden disc covered with gold leaf (or light weight fabric). The wooden disc consists of 52 pieces that fit together like the pieces of a puzzle. 51 Pieces represent the countries in Europe, the 52th piece connects Europe with the other 6 continents of our world. Together all pieces form The Golden Sun. 51 Participants join the ceremony.
The sun symbolises the seed of peace. Gold stands for the awakening consciousness, the heart with no personal judgement.
During and after the ceremony many people feel warmth. By ‘traveling’ through the European countries, people experience the fascinating diversity in Europe. They feel beauty instead of fear and they reinforce their intention of unity. People feel able to create peace NOW. Peace that is free and available every moment. Participants feel strong power that lasts for a long time.
Since the end of 2015, the Ceremony already travelled through the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Germany and Spain. In 2018, Bosnia Herzegovina and Russia are planned.
The project The Golden Sun has no economic or political base. It can only travel on the intention of peoples heart.
The project The Golden Sun is only the way to the real art work: the warmth that arises because we connect in respect and understaning. The gold of the soul that wakes up and beams all over Europe and the World. The real art work is Peace.
Connection to the World
On puzzle piece 52 lies a sacred bundle containing crystals and stones. For every continent of the World, a crystal is made and will be placed in that continent. In return, stones from the continents will be kept in the bundle, travelling with The Golden Sun Ceremony. The crystal of Africa has already been placed in the dessert of the Great Karoo, near the Compass Mountain in South Africa. The crystal of North America has been placed at the powerplace Prophecy Rock, on invitation of the Hopi tribe. In time, all crystals will be placed in the continents and the bundle will contain 7 stones of those continents.
The names of the continents are: Europe, Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, Africa, North America and South America. All continents lie in a round bed of water, deeply connected to each other. Like every human being is born out of the round shape of water.
Participation & Schedule
|Bosnië Herzegovina||Visoko||Zonnewende /Solstice Festival near the pyramides||2018, Thursday June 21th|
|The Netherlands||Haarlem||Het Lichthuis, Kapel St.Jozef, Vergierdeweg 456 Haarlem||2018, Saturday July 14th||7:30 p.m.||Benefit Ceremony to cover the costs for traveling to Rusland. With the new lightweight Golden Sun.|
|The Netherlands||Amersfoort||Het Brandpunt, Laan naar Emiclaer 101, 3823 EG||2018, Sunday July 15th||3:00 p.m||Benefit Ceremony to cover the costs for traveling to Rusland. With the new lightweight Golden Sun.|
|Russia||Anastasia Village||Retreat Centre of Ahamkara, Altai||2018, Saturday July 28th||Website of the Retreat Centre:|
|Russia||Beluga Mountain Altai||2018, August||Placing the Crystal of Europe|
Temple Europe Foundation
The project “The Golden Sun” started in 2015 and is initiated by visual artist Frouk Riemersma. Temple Europe Foundation (Zeist, the Netherlands, 2015) is founded to facilitate and manage all organisation and finances around the project The Golden Sun.
The mission of Temple Europe Foundation is to let connection grow by the traveling ceremony, and to plant ‘the seed of peace’ . The ‘seed of peace’ is symbolised in the puzzle The Golden Sun.
Temple Europe Foundation has ANBI-status, or charity status for Dutch taxpayers. More information, see ‘Donations’.
President: Drs Peter Pieterson
Treasurer: Onno Jonker
Secretary: Anita Stellaard
Member: Klaaseric Cuperus
Member: Frouk Riemersma
VOLUNTARY ART WORK GROUP
The Art Work Group meets every month and work out all activities of the project The Golden Sun. Members: Joost Nijhof, Evert Hoefman, Hildegard Boender, Angelique de Ru, Peter Pieterson, Frouk Riemersma.
News & Media
Do you want to be volunteer and help the organisation of The Golden Sun? You skills might be very helpful. We can use people to manage the following subjects: marketing, public relations, fundraising, benefactors and others. It will be helpful if you speak English and/or Dutch and live in the Netherlands (we meet on a monthly base in Zeist). Please contact the president of the committee.
TEMPLE EUROPE FOUNDATION – STICHTING TEMPEL EUROPA
3701 JM Zeist, the Netherlands
President: Drs Peter Pieterson
Telephone: +31 (0) 621 603 212
Treasurer: Onno Jonker
Telephone: +31 (0) 627 371 808
Bankaccount: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62
(BIC code: TRIONL2U, in the name of Stichting Tempel Europa, the Netherlands, Zeist)
Chamber of Commerce (NL): 63484323
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