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PEACE TALKS ~ July 2019

 
REGISTER!!
 
Your  registration is how we determine the amount of food to prepare. If you do not register, there may not be enough food for everyone.
 
If you plan to Dance or Help at the SunMoon Dance, PLEASE REGISTER NOW. Your registration helps us prepare for the dance and prepare to support the crew.
 
Click on any of the links to the dance in this newsletter, including the above.
Featured Event in July
Seymour SunMoon Dance July 19-22

2019 SunMoon Dance
 July 19th-22nd
 
 
Center For Peace
Seymour, TN
 
led by: Steve Citty 
 

  

"Vibration moves in and through all things; is all things. At the physical essence of our existence, the atomic and sub-atomic levels, there is only vibration. We are vibration and we are constantly harmonizing with vibrations in our near presence. That is the magic of the dance. The Drum carries the vibration of the Tiwa chants of ancientness and we resonate with that vibration as we discover the potentialities of our own beingness and remember who we are."
~ steve c
 
We are grateful to Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow for his clarity, and courage and for his magnificent gift—this way of discovering our true relationship with and in all things, and ultimately, ourselves.
 
 
The SunMoon Dance comes from a vision of Oneness and Peace. Joseph brought this vision of the SunMoon Dance to the Center for Peace and many other dance locations around the world. 
 
The Seymour SunMoon Dance is an intensely personal experience that allows the participants time to experience themselves as beings of light. There are no other responsibilities, and no facilitator describing the experience to you. It is your experience.
 
 
Joseph established a requested give away of $750 for the dancers. No one who is called to dance will be turned away because they cannot pay the requested give away in cash. The dance leader offers a Work Exchange Program as one way to provide your give away. Additionally there are scholarships available to assure that if you are called to dance there will be a place for you in the arbor.
 
For information on these programs, contact Steve Citty.
Phone: (865) 300-4424 (this is my work phone so please leave a message or simply send a text message including your name.)
Email: steve.citty@gmail.com
 
If you plan to come to the dance as a dancer OR as a helper, register now. 
 
 
This Week and Upcoming
 
July
 
THIS WEEK
 
Saturday, July 6th ~ Saturday Sweat Lodge

 
Sunday, July 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
 
THIS MONTH 
 
Saturday, July 13th ~ SunMoon Dance Work Day
 

Saturday, July 27th ~Young People's Dance Work Day

   
Upcoming Events
 
 
August
 
 
August 30 - September 1 ~ Drum Dance
 
 
NOTICE
  
 
  The 2019 Dances at the Center For Peace have all been created on line and are ready for you to register, or to look at the dates to make your plans.
  Click the link above to see all of the dates and find links to each dance.
July
Saturday Sweat Lodge July 6th
 From ya-native.comSaturday Sweat Lodge

July 6th, 2019

fire starts @ 10am

(come help cover the lodge)
go in lodge about 11:30
 
 
Led by: Lee Sinnott
Firekeeper: Hannah Dunemann
Lodge Elder: Steve Citty
 
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:
  • 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
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. 
 
We use lots of wood for the fire; supplies like herbs (sage, tobacco, cornmeal, etc.), drinking water, and more. 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 ~ July 7th
 
Fire Ceremony
 
 Sunday, July7th
 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.
 
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.
Work Days July 13th and July 27th
 

 

SunMoon Dance Work Day

Saturday July 13th 

 
Young People's Dance Work Day

Saturday July 27th 
 
 
Work days may be applied to work exchange for either dance. Check out the Work Exchange link for details.
 
 
 
 Coming in August!
  • Saturday, August 3rd ~ Young People's Dance
  • Wednesday, August 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
  • Saturday, August 10th ~ Saturday Sweat Lodge
  • August 30-September 1 ~ Drum Dance
August 3rd ~ Young People's Dance
 Young People’s Dance
Saturday August 3, 2019
Center For Peace, Seymour TN
10am-6pm
 
 
 
Do the Dances at the Center For Peace Interest You?
Want to learn more?
 
The Young People's Dance is the perfect opportunity to have a great time with your family and the Center For Peace family. Come and learn with your children in a peaceful, safe environment.
 
The Young People’s Dance is a one-day Dance beginning with a sweat lodge at 10 am and ends in late afternoon with a feast and a giveaway. We will dance in the Arbor.
 
Most Ceremonial Dances at the Center are traditionally a time of fasting, but because this dance is for our young people, water and light food will be offered between Dance rounds for any dancer who feels they need it. Adults who feel called to dance to honor our youth are welcome.
 
 
 

Dance Chief Nan Citty, LCSW, has participated in native-based ceremonies at the Center for Peace and abroad (in Brazil, Israel and Ireland) for over two decades.  Other dancers, drummers, singers, fire tenders, and chiefs who actively commit their time at the Center for Peace will be helping us with this Dance. Grandfather Joseph has blessed these children and us all with his teachings.
 
The cost to put on the dance is $25 per person $100 for family of 4 or more. There is no charge for ceremony.
 
Register
 
 
If you have questions:
contact Nan Citty at 865-405-6809 or nan@centerforpeace.us

 
 
August 30-September 1 Drum Dance
DRUM DANCE 2019
Friday August 30 – Sunday September 1, 2019
Center for Peace, Seymour, TN
 
led by Brenda Sue Whitmire
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Drum Dance is calling!
 
On Labor Day weekend, Aug 30-Sept.1, 2019, the Drum Dance at the Center for Peace will be celebrated! 
 
Are you called to Dance?  Are you called to serve?
 
This is a Dance for Peace. We seek Peace within the self and within the world.  Is it time for you to commit to helping to bring this Peace into yourself and the world in this way? As we resolve our own disharmonies we positively effect the disharmonies in the world.  As we celebrate our successes and growth, that gratitude and joy flows into the world as well.  Whatever is in your life can be enriched by the Drum Dance experience whether it is clearing out of unneeded pain and sorrow; celebrating growth and success; or something else.
 
Please note, this is a visionary Dance not a Native American Dance. There are no restrictions on participation.  The Drum Dance is one of three visionary Dances given to the world by Spirit through Beautiful Panted Arrow, a.k.a. Joseph Rael.  Here is a brief portion of his description of the vision of the Drum Dance taken from his book Being and Vibration
 
“I was given a vision in which I saw a Drum Dance. Men and women dancers were moving rhythmically back and forth on an open field from inside a giant drum that was being played . . ."
Being and Vibration pp 165-166
 
There is never a charge for ceremony, and money is required to provide the necessary items to present any ceremony. If the monetary giveaway is a problem, there are solutions. There is a Work/Dance program available to willing participants among other things.  Please contact the Dance Chief, Brenda Sue Whitmire for more information about the Dance. bswhitmire@centerforpeace.us
 
 
 
Friends of the Center
 
 
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.
 
 
 
2019 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.
 
May 24-26
Women’s Web of Life Dance
Chiefs: Jennilea Beem & Heather Robinson

 
August 3rd
Native Nurturing Young People’s Dance
Chiefs: Nan Citty & Sarah Franklin
 
 
June 21-23
Dragon Dance of Creation 
Chief: Candy Barbee

 
 
August 30-September 1
Drum Dance
Chief: Brenda Sue Whitmire
 
July 20-23
2019 Seymour Sun Moon Dance
Chief: Steve Citty
 
January 11-12, 2020
Long Dance
Chiefs: Colby McLemore & Katy Koontz
 
   
 
In this issue:
Featured Event in July
Seymour SunMoon Dance July 19-22
This Week and Upcoming
 
July
 
Saturday Sweat Lodge July 6th
Monthly Fire Ceremony ~ July 7th
Work Days July 13th and July 27th
 
 Coming in August!
August 3rd ~ Young People's Dance
 
August 30-September 1 Drum Dance
Friends of the Center
2019 Dances at the Center For Peace
DONATE
Calendar at a Glance
Facebook Group
Directions
Council Members
Chanting in the Chamber
DONATE
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. 
 
 
Calendar at a Glance
 
JULY
  
Saturday, July 6th
Saturday Sweat Lodge
Fire starts at 10am in lodge about 12:00
 
Sunday, July 7th
6:45 pm
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
Saturday July 13th
2nd Work Day for SunMoon Dance
 
July 19th-22nd
Seymour SunMoon Dance
 
AUGUST
  
 
Saturday, August 3rd
Native Nurturing Young People's Dance
Arrive by 10 am
 
Wednesday, August 7th
6:45 pm
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
Saturday, August 10th
Saturday Sweat Lodge
Fire starts at 10am in lodge about 12:00
 
Saturday August 24th
Work Day for Drum Dance
 
August 30-September 1
Drum Dance
Facebook Group
 

 
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:
 
Nan Citty
Knoxville, TN
865-405-6809
 
Steve Citty
Knoxville, TN
865-300-4424
 
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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