The Peace Memorial in the Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald (2012, still under construction): Ø 26 m, 11 Stones (Hight, Outside: 1.20 m, Middle: 1.10 m, Inner: 1 m)
The star in the center of the memorial
The Peace Memorial shows the Tree of Life, wich breaks through the dark cycle of projection of suffering and violence, surrounded by the white threashold of humility. On which is written: Recognise The Holiness In Your Midst. The walk across the threshold into the interior of the Peace Memorial is the way of man to himself.
The inner peace of the people determines the outer peace in the world. So this Peace Memorial in the Geopark Berstrasse-Odenwald is showing the overcoming of the terror inside, and thus also of the divider between the people.
There are many monuments in this world - this Peace Memorial in the Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald is a next step in peace. This quiet place of contemplation and experience lies in the nature on European Longdistance Walking Route No. 8. One is on its way to peace and goes his / her way.
He did not appear to Moses in the Pharaoh's palace, but in the countryside on the edge of the path.
The symbolism does not have a somehow magically, mystical effect, but it can help in its depth of meaning, to go the way into the depth of relationship with God and with yourself. There are 11 stones in the Peace Memorial.
1 represents the will of the One God. 0 is the receiving vessel. So 10 is God's creation, which is subject to his will. In 11 a new will has come about: the will of man - a creature of God (10) - dropped out of the order of 10. 11 symbolizes the task of one's will to bring back into harmony with God's will. Each stone in the Peace Memorial therefore stands for the conversion of a pain, a load into a blessing. It means that there is something in me I'd like to bring back into harmony with God's will - in thinking, feeling or action. In the Jewish Kabbalah this is called Tikkun.