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Peace Talk May 2012

This Week

Tuesday 7:30 pm - "Messiah" Training class
 
Friday 7:30 pm - Drumming Circle
 
Saturday 7:30 pm Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
 
Monday - May 7th 6:45 pm Fire Ceremony
 
 
** THIS MONTH **
 
Thursday May 17th 6:30pm - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
 
Saturday May 19th 10am - Web of Life Dance Workday
 
May 25th-27th - Women's Web of Life Dance
 
 
 ** COMING IN JUNE **
 
June 9th 10am - Women's Sweat Lodge
 
 
 
 

Web of Life Workday- May 19th

Web of Life Workday
Saturday May 19th- 10am
 
The Web of Life Workday will NOT be part of the "Work Exchange" program
 
Since the very beginning of the dance,  the chiefs have strongly encouraged the women who were participating in the dance (in particular) to be a part of the work on the Web of Life workday. Once again this year, the chiefs encourage all women, whether they can be here for the dance or not, to come not only to contribute their work energy that day,but also to put their energy into the dance ground/arbor in support of the dance, which is for all women worldwide.
 
Part of the Web Dance has always been that the work done for the dance be done by the dancers and crew, on the day of the dance. 
 
That was changed a few years ago because we found that by waiting until dance day to dig holes (by hand), put up poles, put up the line, the tents, make the fire pit, have a sweat lodge and so forth, the dancers were too tired to dance the first day. Thus we lost one day of their being able to work on the issues for which they came to the dance.
 
The men are also asked to help in the work day.
 
By having the men to help us, brings in the masculine energy for the dance arbor. This is needed to keep things in balance.
 
Contact Jeanne Robinson or Margarita DiVita for information about the work day and/or the dance.
 
Phone: Jeanne 865-428-3070
Margarita 865-475-3799
 
 

Contact us regarding Web of Life

Work Exchange

Work Exchange Contributions
(alternate way to pay for Dances)
 
Want to dance?
 
This year the council has been given the teaching that it is time to return to the original contribution rates given to us by Beautiful Painted Arrow. (See article here).
 
Most of the feedback we have received has been positive as Dancers (both past and current) have acknowledged the power of the teaching in their experience.
 
At the most recent council meeting, rates of exchange for work contributions were set and several work day opportunities have been established with more to be announced later this week.
 
The work exchange rate is $15 per hour. You will need to work a minimum of 4 hours on a given day. Generally we work no more than 10 hours in a day. This will not include a lunch, so you will need to bring your own light lunch.
 
Please contact the Dance Chief or Coordinator if you are interested in contributing towards your dance in this way.
 
New Roof on Chamber
Projected to take a few 8-10 hour days, you can work one or more days.
Dates: To be announced later this week
 
Rebuild Sweat Lodge
Projected: 8-10 hours
Date: June 16th 10 am
 
Grounds Maintenance
Projected: 4-10 hours
Date: In addition to scheduled work days (see Calendar) you may contact us with your available days and we will try to accomodate, pending our schedules.
 
Maintenance projects include:
Mowing
Wood gathering and splitting
Gardening
Trash hauling
....and more
 

Contact us regarding work exchange

Women's Web of Life Dance

Web of Life
Women's Web of Life Dance
 
May 25th-27th
 
 
 
 
Led by: Jeanne Robinson and Margarita DiVita
 
Register Core Shamanism
 
 
 
 
The Women’s Web of Life Dance is about looking down the threads of life (both forward and backward) and seeing all the possible consequences of our choices. It is about seeing, understanding, and ultimately taking responsibility for what we set in motion. It is about gaining understanding of how we affect the strands next to us and across from us, indeed the whole web of life. Maybe it’s about learning how every single little thing that we do affects the whole.
 
This Dance is a little like the Sun-Moon Dance in that Spirit has shown us to dance back and forth to the center--but in this case we dance to the fire, which gives us the energy to create. This Dance is also a little like the Long Dance in that we also have been shown to dance around the circle (and perhaps even at times later into the night). We have been told to shape the dance area like an egg and put up thirteen poles--twelve around the perimeter and a larger thirteenth pole at the edge of the dance area.
 
Although the dancers and the crew are all women, men are invited to help prepare the dance area on Friday afternoon and to return on Sunday to partake in the feast.
 
The contribution for this dance is $300. This covers the expenses necessary to hold the dance. There is never a charge for ceremony.
 
For information, email us
 
Or call  Jeanne Robinson at  865-428-3070

"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

Fire7th 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.

Fire Ceremony Information

Sweat Lodge

Sweat lodge
Saturday Night Lodge
May 5th 7:30pm
led by José Gonzalez 
 
Thursday Night Lodge
May 17th 6:30pm
led by Steve Citty
 
 
A 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 Gonzalez and Tamy Brown

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.

2012 Dance Schedule at Center For Peace

Dances at the Center For Peace have been one of the major activities that we hold each year. The complete dance schedule for 2012 follows.
 
You may click on the dance name to be taken to the web page for that dance where you will get further information and will be able to register.
 
After you register, you will be taken to a page where you have the option to make your dance contribution by PayPal. AND new this year, once you have registered for a dance you can click on the "make a payment" button at any time to make incremental payments on your contribution by PayPal.
 
If you choose not to use PayPal, you can send your contribution by check to the Center. Be sure to put the name of the dance in the memo line.
 
 
March 23-26 “For the One” Dance 
 
May 25-27 Web of Life Dance 
 
July20-23 SunMoon Dance 
 
 
August 24-26 Star Dance 
 
August 31-September 3 Hollow Bone Dance 
 
September 21-23 Drum Dance 
 
December 1-2 Long Dance 
 
 
 

In This Issue

This Week

Web of Life Workday- May 19th

Work Exchange

Women's Web of Life Dance

"Messiah" Training

Fire Ceremony

Sweat Lodge

Drumming Circle

2012 Dance Schedule at Center For Peace

Calendar at a Glance
 
MAY
 
May 5th 7:30pm
led by José Gonzalez
 
May 6th 10am
Council Meeting
NOTE: New Time
 
May 7th 6:45pm
led by Katy Koontz
 
May 17th
led by Steve Citty
 
May 19th 10am -4pm
Work Day for Women's Web Dance
 
May 25th-27th
led by Jeanne Robinson and Margarita DiVita
 
 
JUNE
 
June 2nd 7:30pm
led by José Gonzalez
 
June 3rd 10am
Council Meeting
NOTE: New Time
 
June 7th 6:45pm
led by Katy Koontz
 
June 9th 10am
Women's Sweat Lodge
 
June 16th
WorkDay- Rebuild Sweat Lodge
10am
 
June 21st
led by Steve Citty
 
 
Work is Worship
“Work is Worship”
 
Work/activity is one very clear way to celebrate our selves as part of the community by which we are being fed spiritually. And it is always a lot of fun. Time seems to alter into a process rather than a taskmaster and friendships are born and nurtured by our community participation.
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.)
Contact:
Perry 865-428-3070 or
Steve 865-300-4424
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.
Council Meeting
 
This is the gathering of the board of directors to discuss new ideas, future projects, and events.  Feel free to come with suggestions and comments.
 
May 6th 10am
June 3rd 10am
 
-Visitors welcome Note new time.
 
For more information, call the Center at (865) 428-3070.
Directions to the Center
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
 
Nan Citty
Knoxville
865-405-6809

Steve Citty
Knoxville
865-300-4424

Margarita DiVita
Jefferson  City
865-475-3799
 
José Gonzalez
Seymour
865-300-3439
 
Dona Hodges
Sevierville
865-805-8372
 
Ed Hodges
Sevierville
865-951-8924
 
Sandy Palmer
Seymour, TN
865-304-0765
 
Barbara Rector
Knoxville
865-789-9955
 
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Perry Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Center For Peace • 880 Graves Delozier Road • Seymour • TN • 37865

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