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 PEACE TALK ~ April 2014

This Week 3/3 - 3/9/2014
Tuesday April 1st 7 pm - "Messiah" Training
Saturday April 5th 10 am - Saturday Sweat Lodge
(fire starts at 10 am - go in lodge about 11:30)
Monday April 7th 6:30 pm - Monthly Fire Ceremony
Saturday/Sunday April 12th-13th - Native Nurturing Overnight

Thursday, April 17th 6pm - Thursday Sweat Lodge
** MAY **
May 23rd-25th  Women's Web of Life Dance
Monthly Sweat Lodges
Saturday Lodge
April 5th - 6:30 pm
~led by Steve Citty
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 1-1/2 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. (Typically $10-$20)
Information: Steve Citty (865) 300-4424
There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 Fire Ceremony
April 7th - 6:45 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.
Native Nurturing Overnight
Native Nurturing Overnight
April 12th -13th
starts at 3pm Saturday

~led by Nan Citty
Support Native Nurturing
with your Donation
A weekend retreat for parents and their children. The children will learn about:
  • Long Dance Ceremony
  • Drumming
  • The Four Directions
  • Story Telling
  • and Chanting
On Sunday morning there will be a Children’s Sweat Lodge, Give Away and Feast
Cost: $25 per person
$100 family of 4 +
Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
For information contact: Nan Citty: by email
or call: 865-405-6809
A weekend retreat for parents and their childrenThe children will learn about:
  • Long Dance Ceremony
  • Drumming
  • The Four Directions
  • Story Telling
  • and Chanting
On Sunday morning there will be a Children’s Sweat Lodge, Give Away and Feast
Cost: $25 per person
$100 family of 4 +
Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
For information contact: Nan Citty: by email
or call: 865-405-6809
Women's Web of Life Dance
It is through stillness and movement that we begin to see the interconnectednesses among all things”

Center For Peace, Seymour, TN
May 23-25, 2014

Dance Chiefs – Brenda Sue Whitmire & Margarita DiVita
  •  Can you see where you want to be-yet can’t see the steps you need to take to get there?
  • Do you begin things only to find yourself unable to finish them?
  • Do you feel stuck and unmotivated, but finally ready to become the woman you’ve dreamed of being?
  • Or perhaps you’re incredibly happy and want to celebrate, dancing that gratitude into your life and into the world
Many Dancers have said that in the Women’s Web of Life Dance they have accomplished this and much more. The Dance can assist you in both healing your past and taking steps toward your dreams, bringing you to your amazing future.
The Women’s Web of Life Dance is a Dance given in a vision to two elders. It is not a Native American ceremony. It is a ceremony 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 everything we do affects the strands next to us, across from us and, indeed, the whole web of life.
Working together in community we create the Arbor, which is oval in shape with thirteen poles – twelve around the perimeter and the thirteenth placed inside. We dance with a fire at the center of the Arbor offering us the opportunity to make choices, through movement, to let go of or transmute what no longer serves us and gives us the ability to create life anew.
Although the Dancers and crew are women, men are invited and encouraged to support by helping to prepare the Dance area on Friday, serving in the kitchen during the Dance, participating in the feast on Sunday, and in other ways.
The contribution for this Dance is $300. This covers the expenses necessary to hold the Dance. There is never a charge for ceremony. Payment options are available when arrangements are made in advance. There is also a work exchange program in place at the Center.  
If this Dance calls to you, please contact the Dance Chiefs at
2014 Dance Schedule
2014 Dance Schedule at 
The Center For Peace
Seymour, TN
May 23-25
Chiefs: Margarita DiVita & Brenda Sue Whitmire
July 18-21
Chiefs: Nan & Steve Citty
August 9th
Chief: Nan Citty
August 22-24
Chief: Margarita DiVita
September 5-8
Chief: Steve Citty
September 26-28
Chief: Perry Robinson
December 6-7
Long Dance
Chiefs: Colby McLemore & Katy Koontz
"Messiah" Training
"Messiah" Training
Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
~led by Perry Robinson
"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
In this issue:
The Center For Peace is a 501(c) (3)  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
April 5th 10 am
Saturday Sweat Lodge
April 6th 10 am
Monthly Council Meeting
April 7th 6:45 pm
Fire Ceremony
April 12th
Native Nurturing Overnight
March 20th 6:30pm
Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
May 3rd 10 am
Saturday Sweat Lodge
May 4th 10 am
Monthly Council Meeting
May 7th 6:45 pm
Fire Ceremony
May 23rd-25th
Women's Web of Life Dance
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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