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Peace Talk March 2013

This Week

Tuesday 7:30 - "Messiah" Training
Thursday March 7th 6:45 - Fire Ceremony
Friday 7:30 pm - Drumming Circle
March 16th - Work Day~"For The One" Dance
March 21st - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
March 22-25 - "For The One" Dance


"For The One" Dance

"For The One" Dance
March 22nd-25th
With Dance Leaders:
Sammye Jo Harvey (USA) &
Ole Bjørn Michel (Norway)
 Register Core Shamanism
Several years ago, Jeanne White Eagle was given a vision of a “Singing Dance,” a dance whose purpose was to awaken the memory of who we are and where we come from... a dance to bring what has been separated, back together again. The name of the dance is “For the One.”
In a time of a major Shift of Consciousness, on our planet, choices are being made that will affect our reality on many levels. It is time to remember who we are... that we, and all life are connected as parts of a single Consciousness; and as each of us interacts with our world on a daily basis, we either create further separation or we remember who we are and find the grace and strength to love what is in front of us in each passing moment.
In this Dance, we create a sacred space that is filled with Love, in which the Dancers will do their Work. 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. 
As this Dance has evolved through the years, it has become clear that, more than anything else, it is about "how" we treat one another. Love permeates the experience and the Work on all levels.... 
Come join us as we do this Sacred Work, for the One and for the World....
For more information  see” The Center for Peace”  Website at:
Or contact:
Jade Reese, Local Coordinator

"For The One"

Work Day for the "For The One" Dance

Saturday March 16 10am
Dance Chiefs Sammye Jo Harvey and Ole Bjørn Michel ask that we come together as a community to prepare the space for the “For The One” Dance, which will take place on March 22th -25th.
  • Split and stack firewood
  • Prepare the Dance Arbor
  • Mowing needs to be done
  • There is also work to be done at the house, such as cleaning the kitchen and gift shop.
  • Clean the composting toilets (sweep, empty trash, replenish supplies, clean seats, look for wasp nests etc)
  • Get sawdust
  • Clean up drum stand area & arbor
  • Weed eat around meadow, Sound Chamber & arbor
  • Sweep and tidy up Sound Chamber
  • Clean & organize kitchen (inventory paper products, trash bags, stables etc)
We will be mowing the meadow and preparing the arbor. The composting toilets will need maintenance, Peace Sound Chamber cleaned and prepared, supplies stocked and more.
Participation is a sign of the vitality of the Center and how important it is in the lives of the People. We are a non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of the People who receive their spiritual food here to fund our operations for the year.
“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.
It is a great feeling to give something back for what you’ve received, and in that way, experience the meaning of the teaching, “Work is Worship.”
If you, too, would like to support the Center and give something back for what you have received, join us on our ‘Work Is Worship’ days. Workdays are always filled with fun, fellowship, and laughter (and lunch)! Check our calendar for the latest dates.
For more information, call
the Center 865-428-3070 or
Jade 865-470-8355 or
Barbara 865-789-9955.

On the web

2013 Dance Schedule

2013 Dance Schedule at 
The Center For Peace
Seymour, TN
March 22-25
“For The One” Dance, Tennessee
Chiefs: Sammye Jo Harvey & Ole Bjørn Michel
May 24-26
Women’s Web of Life Dance
Chiefs: Jeanne Robinson & Margarita DiVita
July 19-22
Seymour Sun Moon Dance
Chiefs: Steve & Nan Citty
August 10th
August 23-25
Star Dance
Chiefs: John Pehrson & Margarita DiVita
August 30-Sep 2
Men’s Hollow Bone Dance
Chief: Steve Citty
September 27-29
Drum Dance
Chief: Candy Barbee
December 7-8
Long Dance
Chiefs: Colby McLemore & Katy Koontz


Committees have been created to address areas of need at the Center For Peace. 
Without your help, the committees will not function at the highest level possible. PLEASE look at the list below and find an area that interests you. Contact us by clicking on the "contact" links provided and tell us your ideas and how you are willing to help.
We may contact some people to help, BUT it will be FAR better if you volunteer to support the community. Your time and energy will be very much appreciated.
There is more information on the website.

Giftshop Committee

Chair: Sandy Palmer and Jeanne Robinson
  • Purchasing
  • staffing
  • cleaning
  • display
  • outreach
  • special events


Workshop Committee

Chair: Sandy Palmer
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Special Events


Property Committee

Chair: Dona Hodges
  • Property maintenance
  • wood gathering
  • splitting
  • repairs
  • mowing


Youth Program Committee

Chair: Nan Citty
  • Native Nurturing
  • Young People’s Dance


Communications Committee

Chair: Steve Citty
  • newsletter
  • web site
  • Natural Awakenings
  • outreach
  • event registration


Ceremonial Mentoring Committee

Chair: Nan and Steve Citty
  • firekeepers
  • moon mothers
  • sun fathers
  • lodge pourers
  • drummers
  • dog soldiers


Supplies Committee

Chair: José Gonzalez & Tamy Brown (treasurer)
  • sweat lodge
  • dances
  • house
  • property needs

Fire Ceremony - Thursday March 7th

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
March 21st 7pm
led by Steve Citty
Saturday Night Lodge
April 6th 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

"For The One" Dance

Work Day for the "For The One" Dance

2013 Dance Schedule


Fire Ceremony - Thursday March 7th

"Messiah" Training

Sweat Lodge

Drumming Circle

Calendar at a Glance
MARCH 2013
March 2nd 7pm
Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
March 7th 6:45
March 21st 7pm
March 16th
March 22-25
APRIL 2013
April 6th 7pm
April 7th 10am
Monthly Council Meeting
April 7th 6:45pm
April 18th 7pm
April 27th-28th
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.)
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.
April 7th 10am 
-Visitors welcome Note new time.
For more information, call the Center at (865) 428-3070.
Directions to the Center

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

Steve Citty
José Gonzalez
Dona Hodges
Sandy Palmer
Seymour, TN
Barbara Rector
Jeanne Robinson

Perry Robinson

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

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