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 PEACE TALK ~ May 2014
 

This Week 4/28 - 5/4/2014
Special Activities This Month
 
Chanting in the Chamber - May 4th
 
Women's Web of Life Dance - May 23rd-25th REGISTER NOW!
 
 
 
** THIS WEEK **
 
Tuesday April 29th 7 pm - "Messiah" Training
 
Saturday May 3rd 10 am - Saturday Sweat Lodge
(fire starts at 10 am - go in lodge about 11:30)
 
Sunday May 4th 1 pm - Chanting in the Chamber
 
Wednesday May 7th 6:30 pm - Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
 

  
** THIS MONTH **
 
Thursday, May 15th 6pm - Thursday Sweat Lodge
 
May 23rd-25th - Women's Web of Life Dance
 
 
** UPCOMING **
 
July 18th-21st - Seymour SunMoon Dance
 
 
Monthly Sweat Lodges
 
Saturday Lodge
 
May 3rd - 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
 
More..
 
There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
 
Chanting in the Chamber

CHANTING IN THE CHAMBER
Sunday May 4th
1:00 pm
 
On Sunday May 4th we will gather at the Peace Sound Chamber at the Center For Peace in Seymour, Tennessee to chant.
 
The Peace Sound Chamber which was inspired by the vision of Joseph Rael, is one in a worldwide network of chambers.
 
These chambers were constructed to assist in the healing of Mother Earth by "injecting" the vibration of the people chanting into the energetically connected web of the chambers around the world.
 
What to Bring:
  • An open heart and mind.
  • Comfortable clothing (Ladies please wear skirts.Skirts are recommended for both men and women. Men may wear a ceremonial belt instead.)
  • Water
Please arrive on time.
 
The focus this month will be on the vowel sounds (see below) as well as the Chant for Spring.
 
Vowel Sounds:
 
 
A (ahh) Purification, Direction of the East, Mental Body.
 
E (eh) Relationship. Direction of the South. Emotional Body
 
I (eee) Awareness, Direction of the West, Physical Body
 
O (oh) Innocence, Direction of the North, Spiritual Body
 
U (uu) Carrying, Center of the medicine wheel
 
*Please note that vowels have multiple meanings and that only one is given here
 
From "Being and Vibration" by Jospeh Rael pg 125-126
 
 
 
"Chanting is how we enter into the eternal now. The energetic vibrations of our voices bond us to the spiritual light made of memory, and of now, and of future, for we are the light of universal intelligence. As we chant the Universe speaks to us in metaphoric images.

The chanter is the cosmic universe in miniature. The person chanting is the embodiment of the earth and sky. When chanting, I start by pretending the in breath is the sky energy, and the out-breath is the earth energy. The highest nerve center is located at the voice center, the place in the human anatomy where the sky and earth in the human anatomy are connected. Sound vibration connects the mind, body and spirit, and makes the physical body whole."

excerpts from Joseph Rael's book "Being and Vibration"
 
Women's Web of Life Dance
  
THE WOMEN’S WEB OF LIFE DANCE

Center For Peace, Seymour, TN

May 23-25, 2014

 
It is through stillness and movement that we begin to see the interconnectednesses among all things”
 
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 Web.dance@centerforpeace.us.
 
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 Fire Ceremony
 (monthly)
 
May 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.
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
WEEKLY
"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:
DONATE
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
 
MAY
 
May 3rd 10 am
Saturday Sweat Lodge
 
May 4th 10 am
Monthly Council Meeting
 
May 4th 1 pm
Chanting in the Chamber
 
May 7th 6:45 pm
Fire Ceremony
 
May 15th 6:30 pm
 
May 23rd-25th
Women's Web of Life Dance
 
JUNE
 
June 1st 10 am
Monthly Council Meeting
 
June 1st 1 pm
Chanting in the Chamber
 
June 7th 10 am
Saturday Sweat Lodge
 
June 7th 6:45 pm
Fire Ceremony
 
June 19th 6:30 pm
Thursday Night 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.
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:
 
Liza Bach
Sevierville, TN
865-660-8591
 
Nan Citty
Knoxville, TN
865-405-6809
 
Steve Citty
Knoxville, TN
865-300-4424

 
Rachel Hall
Lenoir City, TN
731-610-7977
 
Dona Hodges
Sevierville, TN
865-719-8447
 
Teresa McKee
Lenoir City
865-755-0778
 
Heather Robinson
Seymour, TN
865-414-9492
 
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour, TN
865-428-3070
 
Perry Robinson
Seymour, TN
865-428-3070

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
http://www.centerforpeace.us
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