|October 27-28 Native Nurturing Overnight|
Native Nurturing Overnight
Starts at 10 am until 10 am on Sunday
This event is created for young people and their parents, grandparents, aunts, sisters, brothers, uncles, or guardians. It is mean to be a family event. It is for those who have wanted a place to learn and share basic Native Based ceremonies and teachings.
It is indeed an overnight event set in beautiful Seymour on the ancient grounds where the Center For Peace is located. We will participate in Drumming, Chanting, Dancing, and a gentle Children's Sweat Lodge. In the evening will be a Story Telling. We will be sleeping in the Peace Sound Chamber so it will be warm and dry.
For further information and to register for this event
Please visit our web page:
or contact Nan Citty at 865-405-6809
Cost: $25. per participant
***Nan Citty has been involved for the past 20+ years with the study of Native Visionary Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow, who has brought us these ancient teachings. She is also a Social Work therapist who has worked with children and families for over 35 years. She believes in the healing nature of our families, friends, and communities.
|Dragon Dance of Creation November 2-4|
Dragon Dance of Creation
Friday November 2– Sunday November 4, 2018
Center for Peace, Seymour, TN
Calling all Dancers!
If you have been WANTING to Dance, but have resisted or hesitated because “it’s too hot”, “I can’t physically do it”, “it’s not time for me”, “I’m scared”, or any of the other things our little brains tell us to hold us back from BE-ing who we are truly meant to be…
Come join Chief Candy Barbee for The Dragon Dance of Creation on 2-4 November 2018 at the Center for Peace in Seymour, Tennessee. This is a Ceremonial DANCE that is based on the Native American Medicine Wheel and is inclusive of many beliefs and traditions. It is a Mystical Dance that helps you identify, connect with and expand your Creative Soul.
We are Dancing in November so it won’t be too hot. This is a special Dance with many other ceremonies other than “Just Dancing.”
Come DANCE and CREATE while embracing the Directions and Elements.
Please wear your regalia/costumes/outfits that may include those of the Indigenous Peoples, the Fairies, the Highlanders, the Knights, the Vikings, the Kahunas, and your Power Animals.
Dance through old beliefs that keep you captive in the present.
Create space within your Heart and Head for new ideas and inspiration to live a Free and Creative Life.
Get in touch with your Creative Soul.
Create Medicine tools.
The cost for participation in the Dragon Dance of Creation is $365.00 (a dollar a day for a Year of Inspiration).
The cost to be a Crew Member is $50- under 12 years old is $25.
The cost for senior Dancers (those people over 65 years old) and for Dancers under the age of 18 is $200.00.
There is no charge for the ceremony itself-only to cover the costs of the venue and expenses.
This will be an interactive Dance with plenty of time for dancing and processing as well as doing creative activities. Come join in the FUN with us and find your Muse!
Please contact Dragon Chief Candy for more information or any questions or concerns that you may have regarding this ceremony. Candy.Barbee@gmail.com.
October 5th ~ Drumming Circle
Native Nurturing Drumming Circle
714 South Gay Street
led by: Nan Citty
Join us in Downtown Knoxville at Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts
for a Native Nurturing Drumming Circle with Nan Citty of the Center For Peace. This is a FIRST FRIDAY event.
The circle will be an introduction to drumming circles with a focus on hand drums, singing, and directional chants. This is a family event and children are welcome. You may bring your own drums.
The general public is welcome to attend this educational event at no charge.
Native Nurturing has been offered at the Center For Peace since 1997. It was begun based on Nan Citty’s vision of bringing the experience of the Dance to our children. These events provide a hands-on experience that includes drumming, chanting, storytelling, and lessons on a variety of ceremonies.
|Saturday Sweat Lodge ~ October 6th|
Saturday Sweat Lodge
October 6th, 2018
fire starts @ 10am
(come help cover the lodge)
go in lodge about 11:30
Led by: Steve Citty
Firekeepers: Sarah Franklin and Hannah Dunemann
The fire will start at 10 am. We will go in the lodge when the stones are hot (usually about an hour to an hour-and-a-half. You are encouraged to come early and prayerfully prepare for the lodge.
Please bring towels, a change of clothing, and food to share.
Suggested Items to Bring:
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.
- Two Towels
- Men are requested to wear swim trunks, gym shorts or something similar.
- Women are requested to wear a skirt or dress and a shirt that covers the shoulders.
- Change of clothes
- Covered Dish for the Feast
- More information
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 ($10-$20) would be appreciated. Donations are used to support the Sweat Lodge and the Dance Away Program.
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 ~ October 7th
Sunday, October 7th
~ 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.
Come to the fire ceremony if you enjoy focused meditation, if you are looking for new ideas and insights, if you seek to release and transmute something that does not serve you, if you want to join in the service of healing the oceans (both physical and cosmic) or if you’re simply called to participate in a ceremony that honors this powerful elemental force.
We suggest you arrive by 6:45 pm.
All are welcome.
Donations are appreciated.
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.
|2018 Dances at the Center For Peace|
Beginning in the early 1980's Joseph Rael ~ Beautiful Painted Arrow, a Visionary and Mystic of the Ute and Tiwa Pueblo people, began traveling the world sharing his Vision of Peace Sound Chambers and his insights about the healing power of Ceremony.
To assist people seeking personal experiences in the Spiritual realm, he began leading sacred, non-traditional Dances that Spirit brought to him in Visions. For 15 years he traveled the world leading three sacred Dances which came to him in Visions: the Long Dance, Drum Dance and Sun-Moon Dance.
Since Joseph's retirement in 1997 the work has grown and many of Joseph’s students, with his blessing, have now received Visions of different Dances of their own.
|The Center For Peace is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. Your donations are tax deductible.|
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.
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:
|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