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Peace Talk January 2013

This Week

 
TODAY 6:45 - Fire Ceremony
 
Tuesday 7:30 - "Messiah" Training
 
Friday 7:30 pm - Drumming Circle
 
 
** THIS MONTH **
  
January 17th - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge

Calendar

Annual Council Retreat

Annual Council Retreat
 
The Council for the Center For Peace will gather this weekend for a retreat in the Peace Sound Chamber.
 
This is an annual retreat during which time we will plan the direction for the Center in the upcoming months.
 
We will
  • Establish dates for the 2013 dances & Native Nurturing events
  • Determine facility projects for the year
  • Discuss:
    • new programs
    • workshops
    • community outreach
    • funding opportunities
    • veteran's program
Your input is valuable and requested
 
If you have any ideas or suggestions,  please contact us by email, or phone one of the council members (phone numbers in right hand column, at the bottom) and we will be more than happy to discuss your ideas.
 
Next week, the newsletter will contain the results of the retreat.

Email the council

Fire Ceremony - TONIGHT

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

"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 "Messiah" Training information

Sweat Lodge

Sweat lodge
Thursday Night Lodge
January 17th 7pm
led by Steve Citty
 
Saturday Night Lodge
February 2nd 7pm
led by José Gonzalez
 
 
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 information: What to bring

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.

In This Issue

This Week

Annual Council Retreat

Fire Ceremony - TONIGHT

"Messiah" Training

Sweat Lodge

Drumming Circle

Calendar at a Glance
 
JANUARY 2013
January 1st, 2013
New Years Day Sweat Lodge
 
January 5th
Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
 
January 7th 6:45
 
January 11th-13th
Annual Council Retreat
 
January 17th 7pm
 
 
FEBRUARY 2013
 
February 2nd 7pm
 
February 7th 6:45
 
February 21st 7pm
Facebook Group
New Facebook Group
 
Facebook Group
 
We have started a new "Group" on Facebook. It seems this is a better way to stay in touch interactively than the page format. We will keep up the page, but invite you to join our new group as well.
 
Simply "click" on the Facebook button above.
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.
 
December 9th 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:
 
Nan Citty
Knoxville
865-405-6809

Steve Citty
Knoxville
865-300-4424
 
José Gonzalez
Seymour
865-300-3439
 
Dona Hodges
Sevierville
865-719-8447
 
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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