Ingrid Hausknecht explains her motivation to carry out the ritual with a quote by the author Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach: “‘You can only have peace if you give it!’  The most important peace is the one that begins in our hearts. With an individual ritual – how we do it – one can experience this feeling. The white dove serves as a metaphor. It is a symbol of peace worldwide.  For us, it is a privilege to pass on the message of the inner peace to people through the dove ceremony.” Carrier pigeons fly together in schools.Therefore, at least 12 of them take part in each ceremony. They can find their way home all by themselves.