Mana’ar Johnson lives in Silver City now because of her experience at the Southwest Sufi Community. She left her home in Atlanta one dark and rainy winter to find some sun and some like-minded souls for 30 days, and a couple of years later had packed up and moved West. Mana’ar has been leading Dances of Universal Peace for almost 25 years and has been a regular visitor at the monthly gatherings where the town dwellers came out to the land to eat, dance, and pray together with the SSC residents.