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 PEACE TALK ~ September 2014
 

This Week 9/1 - 9/7/2014
Special Activities This Month
 
 
Drum Dance ~ September 26-28
 
 
 
** THIS WEEK **
 
Tuesday 7 pm - Drumming, Meditation and Channeling

 
Saturday September 6th ~ Saturday Sweat Lodge

fire starts at 10am; in lodge about 11:30
 
Sunday September 7th ~ Chanting in the Chamber

 
Sunday September 7th 6:45 pm - Monthly Fire Ceremony
 


 

  
** THIS MONTH **
 
Saturday, September 13th 10 am ~ David Arms: Global Ascension
Thursday, September 18th 7 pm ~ Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
Saturday, September 20th - Work Day for the Drum Dance

 
Contact us if you have work to share with us. Work Exchange opportunities!! We can accommodate most schedules.
 
September 26-28 - Drum Dance

 
 
David Arms ~ Holistic Wellness Alignment
Topic: Global Ascension
 
Saturday, Sept 13
10am-11:30 am

 
 
"We have a role in the ascension of everything on the planet but mostly our fellow humans.  Most things will follow along as we ascend but we can greatly assist our brothers and sisters in making this journey.  Come learn and interact as we explore the different avenues and options we have before us." ~ David Arms
 

$25.00 presentation fee applies to individual session with David.
 
Individual sessions, $50, scheduled after, (sessions are 45-60 minutes.)
 
What is Holistic Wellness Alignment?

Trauma, emotional and mental stress, false belief systems and other blocks to our personal growth can be stored in the energy fields of our bodies, impacting our ability to function at our full potential and to lead happy, fulfilling lives.

HWA is a gentle and non-invasive method of healing. HWA treats the WHOLE PERSON. When the emotional causes that are behind most physical issues are cleared, the body starts to heal itself. Even injuries find improvements from getting rid of emotional trauma. Clients invariably report immediate feelings of change, lightness, well-being and relaxation, yet the healing effects can continue for several days as the energy integrates and toxins are released.
 
 
 
For more information contact Patti MacFee at 865-250-1988
DRUM DANCE
DRUM DANCE
 
September 26 - 28, 2014

Perry Robinson, Drum Dance Chief
 
 
This is a Call to the Drum Dance of 2014, the 21st, since Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow, first initiated the dance here in 1994.
 
Please visit the Drum Dance page
 
This is a call to dancers and support people
(drum, fire, kitchen). 
 
 
 
 
"The Drum Dance, in my experience, lends itself to the more mystic aspects of ceremonial dance. It is a silent dance, only the drum, the footsteps muffled on the grass path, firekeeper tending the fire, whatever sounds of nature surrounding us.
 
"The dancers in the Arbor this year (for the 1st time) will be facing in the direction from which inspiration comes: the northeast, each with a feather marking the direction of their attention. The feather, drawing our attention out of past into future, out of mind into no-mind, out of fog into vision,
 
"In all my life, when I have heard Spirit's call, have said "yes", have showed up, and allowed Spirit to be in charge what happens ... I have been blessed greatly! I believe Spirit does that for everyone.
 
"You will recognize Spirit's call, when you feel your heartbeat shift ...
 
"Welcome to the Dance!"
 
~ Perry Robinson
 

 
Work Day for the Drum Dance
Work Day for the Drum Dance
 
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
10 am-4 pm
 
(this workday can be used as part of the "Work Exchange" program
to help pay for most dances at the Center)
 
 
Dance Chief Perry Robinson asks that we come together as a community to prepare the space for the Drum Dance, which will take place September 26th-28th.
There will be plenty of work to do.
  • Split and stack firewood
  • Prepare the Dance Arbor
  • Mowing needs to be done
  • Clean the composting toilets (sweep, empty trash, replenish supplies, clean seats, look for wasp nests etc)
  • Weed eat around meadow, Sound Chamber & arbor
  • There is also work to be done at the house, such as cleaning the kitchen and gift shop.
  • Sweep and tidy up Sound Chamber
If you are willing to come help, please contact Drum Dance-email.
 
One of the teachings from Beautiful Painted Arrow is that “Work is worship.”
 
Working in a mindful way with those in our community is one way we can truly “Walk in Beauty.” When we say ‘walk in beauty’ we are really saying ‘Walk in Love. It is the Blessing Way.’ To walk in beauty is to celebrate the principal ideas that create our bodies.
 
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.
 
For more information email Drum Dance
 
Work Exchange
Work Exchange
 
Work Exchange Contributions
(alternate way to pay for Dances)
 
Want to dance?
 
The Council at the Center For Peace has established rates of exchange for work contributions.

 
The work exchange rate is $15 per hour. You will need to work a minimum of 4 hours on a given day. Generally we work no more than 10 hours in a day. This may or may not include a lunch, you might need to bring your own light lunch, ask when scheduling your work day.
 
Please contact the Dance Chief or Coordinator (you may use the links in the article below) if you are interested in contributing towards your dance in this way.
 
Grounds Maintenance
Projected: 4-10 hours
Date: In addition to scheduled work days (see Calendar) you may email us with your available days and which Dance you will be dancing and we will try to accommodate, pending our schedules.
 
Maintenance projects include:
Mowing
Wood gathering and splitting
Gardening
Trash hauling
 
....and more
2014 Dance Schedule
2014 Dance Schedule at 
The Center For Peace
Seymour, TN
 
September 26-28
Chief: Perry Robinson
 
December 6-7
Long Dance
Chiefs: Colby McLemore & Katy Koontz
Friends of the Center For Peace
 
 
Enter your Donation Amount
$ (example: 10, 20, 50, ...)
For how many months would you like this to recur?
(including this payment)


 
We are asking for sponsorship through monthly donations.
 
These donations do not need to be large but if those who love the Center for Peace could help by committing a few dollars on a monthly basis it could be the difference between always hoping that someday we will be able to build or provide those needed areas (i.e. showers, sleeping areas, restrooms) and actually making it happen.
 
If you have participated in any of the programs, offerings, and events that occur on an ongoing basis at the Center for Peace you have already felt the personal blessings from these activities. Our mission is to be a Spiritual Center for our community which extends to anyone open to this learning path.
 
Right now (June 2014) we have need for the following.
  • Freezer (12 cubic feet or larger)
  • Vacuum cleaner - Light weight, great condition
If you can help with either of these items please email us and let us know.
 
 MONTHLY
Chanting in the Chamber

CHANTING IN THE CHAMBER
Sunday September 7th

1:00 pm
 
On Sunday September 7th 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 Chant for Summer.
 
Chant for the Summertime:
Pell Tah = Cultivating
Pell = early (recurring) focus
P = the Sound of the Heart
E = the power of placement
ell =the reflectivity of ascending light
Tah
T = to crystallize
A = washing, purity, purification, purifying light
H = stepladder to the heavenly planes, beyond the beyond
 
 
 
 
 
 
"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"
 
Monthly Sweat Lodges
 
Saturday Lodge
 
September 6th
fire starts @ 10:00 am

go in lodge about 11:30
 
Thursday Lodge
 
September 18th
fire starts @ 5:00 pm

go in lodge about 6:30
 
~led by Steve Citty
 
 
Due to the Dances scheduled this summer there will be changes to the lodge dates.
 
Due to the number of participants we have been having at the lodges, we enlarged the lodge on a recent work day. Now we should have no problem with groups of about 20.
 
The new lodge gives us the chance to sit on the grass. 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 hour 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.
 
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 Fire Ceremony
 (monthly)
 
September 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.
WEEKLY
"Messiah" Training
DRUMMING, MEDITATION, AND CHANNELING
Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
 
~led by Perry Robinson
 
Shift happens . . . . and one of them took place a couple weeks ago (July 29).
 
Suddenly, Perry had a very familiar feeling in a powerful way. The Guides, who have always been present with him, suddenly "filled him up" with a feeling that, he needed to let them speak. So he did; and the last two Tuesdays' "Messiah Training" have been different.

For those who were not around at that time: for about fifteen years ['89 - '04], Drumming, Meditation, and Channeling took place most every week at the Center. We would drum for a while, then drift into a silent meditation. Soon the Guides would begin to speak . . . and the words were helpful to all . . . including Perry.
 
In 2004, after a traffic incident, Perry felt the Guides' support of him stepping back for a time. So for over ten years a small group has "done other things" . . . book studies, spiritual practices, special interest focuses, shamanic introduction, and -- more recently -- "Messiah Training". Last Tuesday [Aug. 5] the "Messiah Training" group decided to accept this shift and "let's see where it takes us".
 
So, here we go. All are invited to attend. Bring your favorite drum [we will have a few extras here, if you do not have one to play], an open mind, and a supportive heart. In the spirit of "my job is to show up", let's see what happens. You will know if you need to be here.
 
An opportunity will be given for other Guides to speak as well.

Out of respect for time, let's come early to socialize, so we can start on time
 
~  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
 SEPTEMBER
 
September 6th10 am
Saturday Sweat Lodge
 
September 7th 10 am
Monthly Council Meeting
 
September 7th 1 pm
Chanting in the Chamber
 
September 7th 6:45 pm
Fire Ceremony
 
September 13th 10am
David Arms
Holistic Wellness Alignment
"Global Ascension"
 
September 26th-28th
Drum 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.
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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