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Peace Talk March/April 2011

"For The One" Dance

The For the One Dance will be March 26-28 at the Center for Peace with chiefs PaTi Coleman from Asheville and Alex Racky from Germany. 
With the events that are happening daily around the planet in terms of Earth changes, government changes, people in the streets in the Mid East and in Wisconsin, USA- it is a good time to Dance. Clearing your personal Hollow Bone and allowing Spirit to speak to you and work through you are ways in which to center yourself and prepare yourself for changes that are happening so quickly now.
 
In this dance, as the drum carries the dancer to the sacred center, the dancer will sing spontaneously the sounds that will take her or him to the original vibration from which all creation comes. In this space, we experience ourselves as the hollow bone through which Spirit blows the breath of life...And it is here that we remember that there is no separation. The time of separation is over! 
 
The dance begins on Friday, March 25th with a sweat lodge and continues until mid afternoon Monday, March 28th. The donation for dancers is $580 USD for those coming from the USA & Europe; 850 NIS–Israel; 1750R–South Africa; 150E–Bosnia & 230E–Croatia.
 
If you feel called, join us as part of the support crew. (No prior experience required.) A love donation of $50 USD is suggested from the support crew. All monies received by the “For the One” Organization are used wisely and in a sacred way to support the work of the “For the One” Dance on a global level.
 
For Further Information Contact: Barbara Rector – E-mail: barbara@centerforpeace.us Telephone #: (865) 789-9955 

For The One Dance Information and Registration

Native Nurturing Spring Overnight

NATIVE NURTURING SPRING WEEKEND, 2011
 
Saturday, April 9th, 3 pm – Sunday 1 pm
Center for Peace, Seymour TN
Workshop Leader:  Nan Citty LCSW
 
Suggested Donation: $25 per person, $100 for four or more in a family.
 
     On Saturday April 9th  Native Nurturing will host its Spring overnight weekend retreat for young people and their parents. 
 It will begin at 3pm and will end on Sunday, April 10th.
The Center for Peace grounds are beautiful and the land speaks to our hearts. Everyone will sleep in the Peace Sound Chamber.  
For many years now teaching regarding how to honor our Mother Earth have been offered on this land. This weekend workshop is created to offer our children teachings based on native tradition blessed and given to us by Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow.  
These teachings focus on the meaning of the Medicine Wheel, the making of Prayer Ties, Drumming, Fire Tending, Chanting, Dancing, and Story Telling.  There will also be a fun craft activity.  We are again focusing on learning our connection to our brother and sister animals: the four legged, and the winged.  
As we face turmoil in our news, we can remember that out of Chaos comes Truth and Awareness.  Remember, it will be the young people who will be leading us and helping them express their true Vision is one of the many things we can do.
*for more information contact Nan Citty at nan@centerforpeace.us

Native Nurturing registration and information

Women's Sweat Lodge

WOMEN’S SWEAT LODGE
SATURDAY, APRIL 30th 
 
Led By Margarita DiVita
 
An all women’s sweat lodge will take place on Saturday, April 30th. Please arrive by 10:00 AM. After the fire is lit, we will gather in the Peace Sound Chamber to create a Sacred Circle of introduction, sharing, prayers and drumming in preparation for the sweat lodge.
 
Bring hand drums and something to share for the feast. So that we may continue to offer and support future women’s, and all, sweat lodges at the Center for Peace, a suggested Love Donation of $10.00 is requested.  
 
Contact margarita@centerforpeace.us. 

Womens Sweat Lodge Info

"Messiah" Training

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
 
"In September of 2009,  I began leading a weekly seminar at the Center for Peace around the subject of 'Messiah' Training.  These are on a continuing basis [until they are not] and everyone is invited to participate.
"If you have read and liked such books as Richard Bach’s ILLUSIONS and/or are intrigued by the teachings of A COURSE IN MIRACLES and/or follow the visionary path taught by people like Joseph Rael, you already may have been studying up on this subject – already a 'messiah in training'.  
"Please do not let the language throw you!  These times together are very little about doctrine, demands, or nice ideas and much more about self discovery, personal power, and mutual support."
 
Perry Robinson

More Information on Messiah Training

Fire Ceremony

7th of each month, 7 pm
           ~ led by Katy Koontz

The purpose of the FIRE CEREMONY is to heal and purify both the planet’s physical oceans and the oceans of cosmic thought.
At 7 pm local time, fire elders light ceremonial fires at  each of the Peace Sound Chambers around the world. Those present watch the fire in silence until it burns out, giving to it what we want to transmute in our lives and staying open to the messages and teachings it brings. All are welcome. We suggest you arrive around 6:45 pm.

Donations are appreciated.

Sweat Lodge

Sweat lodgeA sweat lodge or "Purification Lodge", is an intensely rewarding experience. By entering the womb of Mother Earth (the lodge), we seek purification and a deeper spiritual awareness through prayer.
Generally speaking the experience is to deepen spiritual awareness. The steam, heat, and darkness intensify prayers and personal introspection. The lodge leader (pourer), with help from the fire tender, hold an energetic space of safety and security while setting the intent of the lodge. The medicine of the lodge leader and of each participant helps to enrich the lessons of the lodge.
There are composting toilets in the meadow. You may change clothes in these toilets or at the Peace Sound Chamber. There is no nudity in our lodges.

Suggested Items to Bring:

• Two Towels
• Men are requested to wear swim trunks, gym shorts or something similar.
• Women are requested to wear a skirt or dress. (Something for inside the sweat that is modest and you don’t mind getting muddy.)
• Change of clothes (Preferably long sleeve and covers all of the legs to keep from getting the feast area dirty).
• Covered Dish for the Feast.

It is appropriate to bring tobacco, a small gift, or monetary gift for the fire-keeper and lodge master, both of whom offer their services to the people as a gift.
Cash donations are used to support the Sweat Lodge.  We use lots of wood for the fire; supplies like herbs (sage, tobacco, cornmeal, etc.), drinking water, and more. If you are feeling abundant, a donation would be appreciated. 

There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
 

More sweat lodge information

Drumming Circle

Every Friday @ 7 pm
~led by José and Tamy

Drumming is a powerful, sometimes dramatic, way to break into other levels of our mind.  Sensitive instruments can measure the way that drumming affects the brain waves.  That’s the reason for tens of thousands of years the shaman has journeyed with the drum.
This drumming is not specifically for journeying; but you get to use it whatever way you wish – including having a good time doing it!
So, on Friday of each week, bring your drum, and come join us.
Donations are appreciated.

Perry's Ponderings

 
Perry is Still Pondering
 
 
For all of us who look forward to Perry's Ponderings, we are going to have to wait this month.
 
Perry is still pondering at the time of this release of the newsletter. 
The article will be done in a few days and will be sent out as a separate mailing.

Contact Perry

In This Issue

"For The One" Dance

Native Nurturing Spring Overnight

Women's Sweat Lodge

"Messiah" Training

Fire Ceremony

Sweat Lodge

Drumming Circle

Perry's Ponderings

Calendar At A Glance
 
There is now a page on the website that shows all of the dance dates for the year. Find it here.
 
MARCH
 
March 4th-6th
 
March 7th, 6:45pm
Fire Ceremony
 
March 17th 6:30
Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
led by Steve Citty
 
March 26th-28th
"For The One" Dance
APRIL
 
April 7th, 6:45pm
Fire Ceremony
 
April 9th & 10th
Native Nurturing Spring Overnight
led by Nan Citty
 
April 21st, 6:30
Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
led by Steve Citty
 
April 30th (Fire starts @ 10am)
Women's Sweat Lodge
led by Margarita DiVita

Karen Lancaster
Memorial Gathering
for Karen Lancaster
April 20th 
Front Porch ~ Cosby, TN
 
Details (time etc.) will be sent out when they become available.
"For The One" Dance Work Day - Sunday March 20th
There is a lot that needs to be accomplished, especially with this being the first dance of the season. Time to dust off the proverbial cobwebs, open the windows and get the Center ready for dancing!  
 
This is the ever expanding list:
 
Split and stack firewood
Clean the composting toilets (sweep, empty trash, replenish supplies, clean seats, look for wasp nests etc)
Empty the toilet "holding tanks"
Get sawdust
Mow meadow
Clean up drum stand area & arbor
Weed eat around meadow & arbor 
Sweep and tidy up chamber
Organize the poles for the big tents
Organize & inventory arbor tarps
Wipe down coolers used for watermelon & such
Clean & organize kitchen (inventory paper products, trash bags, stables etc)
Clean & organize garage area 
 
We would appreciate it if you would contact us and let us know you will be here to assist on SUNDAY, 20 March. BUT you are welcome to come on out even if you haven't told us to plan for your help.
 
Bring gloves, appropriate clothing, water and an open willing attitude. If you have any special skills, please let us know so we can best use your talents. Of course, we will first take care of the pressing needs, but there is a lot of work to be done and all your talents are valuable.

We provide lunch. (So kitchen help is also appreciated.)
 
Thanks everyone, we appreciate your support!
  
In gratitude,
 
Barbara
865-789-9955
FTO CFP Coordinator
Send us an email
Celebration of Love
 
Laura Best & Sammye Jo Harvey 
 
Cordially Invite You
to share in the joy of their Union
The Celebration Of Their Love
 
DATE: March 19, 2011
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 5233 Oak Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912
 
RSVP TO SAMMYE JO ASAP – sammyejoharvey@yahoo.com or (865) 687-3830
Chanting in the Chamber
The Peace Sound Chamber is available for chanting, vision quests and ceremonies of many different types.
You are encouraged to come to the chamber and chant, drum, meditate or simply sit (the chamber Spirits love it); please check first that there is not something already scheduled.
 
Please call at least two weeks in advance to reserve our facilities as usage requires council approval.
Directions


Council Members
The Center for Peace is a non-profit religious corporation in the State of Tennessee. Donations to the Center for Peace can be claimed as deductions from income for income tax purposes.

Active Council Members of the Center for Peace:

 
Marti Ackerman
Belmont, NC
704-906-9464
 
Tamy Brown
Seymour
865-453-0447
 
Nan Citty
Knoxville
865-405-6809

Steve Citty
Knoxville
865-300-4424

Margarita DiVita
Jefferson  City
865-475-3799
 
Katy Koontz
Knoxville
865-693-9845

Colby McLemore
Knoxville
 
Dona Polero
Sevierville
865-805-8372
 
Jim Phillips
Knoxville
 
Barbara Rector
Knoxville
865 789-9955
 
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Perry Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Marcus Weseman
Clinton
865-463-1002
Center For Peace • 880 Graves Delozier Road • Seymour • TN • 37865

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