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 PEACE TALK ~ November 2013

This Week 11/4-11/10
Tuesday 7:30 - "Messiah" Training
Thursday November 7th 6:45pm - Monthly Fire Ceremony
Sunday November 10th 10am - Monthly Council Meeting

Saturday November 16th - Premier Shopping
Thursday November 21st 7pm - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
December 7th & 8th - Long Dance
FIRE Ceremony
 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.
"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
Premier Shopping Day
Premier Shopping Day
Saturday November 16th
12 noon-6 pm
There is a lovely little giftshop, nestled in the foothills of the mountains, which is known only to those who have been to the Center for Peace. This giftshop is quite unique in the quality, beauty and value of its merchandise.
You may have visited a certain beautiful shop in Western Plaza in Knoxville, or maybe the pretty little shop in Maryville and found very similar quality items as those at the Center For Peace—but if so, what you’ve also found in those other shops are much higher prices.
The prices at the Center For Peace are consistently lower than you will find elsewhere in the region.
The Center for Peace giftshop carries
very high quality silver and gemstone jewelry,
Native American type jewelry and items,
beautiful rocks,
minerals and crystals of all sizes.
All of our items are hand picked, with very few duplicates. 
Come shop our selection:
  • pendants
  • stones
  • beaded velvet bags
  • bracelets
  • earrings
  • spheres
  • sage bundles
  • massage stones
  • silver crosses 
  • and MUCH MORE
Each visitor will be given an index card (or more) for you to make your Wish List on, so bring your partner, friends and family for a day of leisurely browsing our shop. Each person will have an opportunity to shop for anyone that they choose to do so, while their relative, partner or friend enjoys a cup of tea or coffee and a cookie and a friendly conversation with other persons of like mind.
Monthly Sweat Lodges
Thursday Night Lodge
November 21st - 7pm
led by Steve Citty
firetender Jim Adams
On Saturday November 2nd, we build a new lodge in the meadow. The lodge we have used for the past 20 years has been a blessing to many seekers coming to the Center For Peace. After much consideration, the Council felt that the land there needed to be given a rest.
The new lodge gives us the chance to sit on the grass instead of the dirt floor of the former lodge. This also brings new procedures to the lodges as we will be covering and uncovering the lodge before and after each use.
Please arrive as early as 2 hours prior to lodge time to help with the process of covering the lodge.
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.
Long Dance
Long Dance ~ December 7th-8th
Dance Chiefs:
Katy Koontz
Colby McLemore
Register Long Dance
Are you tired of fighting with what seems to be your fate? Or maybe you have a vision and would like help manifesting it. The Long Dance is a powerful ceremony for focusing your intention to create your future and then dancing into it. This dance was the vision of Native American elder Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow, who chiefed this dance for many years before releasing it to new chiefs upon his retirement, assuring that his powerful gift would continue blessing the People.
In this issue:

The Center For Peace is a 501 3c not for profit corporation.
We exist on donations.
If you have ever come to the Center For Peace and liked what you found, PLEASE consider donating now; either a one time donation, or set up an ongoing donation through PayPal. 
Calendar at a Glance
November 3rd 2pm
Veterans Sweat Lodge
November 7th 6:45pm
Fire Ceremony
November 10th 10am
Monthly Council Meeting
November 16th Noon-6pm
November 21st 7pm
Thursday Sweat Lodge
December 1st 10am
Monthly Council Meeting
December 7th & 8th
Long Dance
December 14th 3-10pm
Premier Shopping
December 14th 7pm
Saturday Sweat Lodge
December 19th 7pm
Thursday Sweat Lodge
December 24th 7-9pm
Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Ceremony
January 1st 10am
New Years Day Sweat Lodge
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.

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, TN
Steve Citty
Knoxville, TN
Teresa McKee
Lenoir City
Sandy Palmer
Seymour, TN
Heather Robinson
Seymour, TN
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour, TN
Lee Sinnott
Johnson City, TN
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.
Center For Peace  •  880 Graves Delozier Road  •  Seymour  •  TN  •  37865
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