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PEACE TALKS ~ August 2019

 
NO Saturday Lodge in August
 
Due to Summer scheduling and travel, we will not have a Sweat Lodge in August.
 
NEXT LODGE: Saturday September 7th
Featured Event in August
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

 
 
This Week and Upcoming
 
THIS WEEK
 
 
 
 
THIS MONTH 
 
August
 
August 30 ~ September 1 ~ Drum Dance
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
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.
August
Downtown Drumming
at Knoxville Soap and Candle
 From ya-native.comSaturday Sweat Lodge

September 7th, 2019

fire starts @ 10am

(come help cover the lodge)
go in lodge about 11:30
 
 
Led by: Sarah Franklin
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 ~ August 7th
 
Fire Ceremony
 
 Sunday, August 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.
 
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 August 24th
 

 

Drum Dance Work Day

Saturday August 24th
 
 
Work days may be applied to work exchange for the 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 24th ~ Work Day for Drum Dance
  • August 30-September 1 ~ Drum Dance
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! 
 
 
The Drum Dance will soon be here!
Have you heard the beat of the Drum?
Is it time to return to or begin this journey?
Are you being called to do the work for Peace in this way?
You are most welcome to join us on Labor Day weekend in this celebration of Peace in ourselves and the World.  The description of the vision of Grandfather Beautiful Painted Arrow for the Drum Dance is in several of his books. Here’ a portion of it from 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
 
This will be the 25th consecutive year (26th Dance) this Dance has been Danced at the Center for Peace.  I sincerely hope you will join us. There is never a charge for ceremony, and it does require money to present any ceremony. If the monetary donation is difficult for you, there are several options in place to help with that.   For more information about those options or about this Dance for Peace, please contact the Dance Chief, Brenda Sue Whitmire at bswhitmire@centerforpeace.us.    Hope to see you there!  
 
 
 
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 August
August 3rd ~ Young People's Dance
This Week and Upcoming
 
August
 
Monthly Fire Ceremony ~ August 7th
Work Days August 24th
 
 Coming in August!
 
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
AUGUST
 
Friday, August 2nd
Downtown Drumming
at
Knoxville Soap and Candle
5pm-7pm 
 
Saturday, August 3rd
Native Nurturing Young People's Dance
Arrive by 10 am
 
Wednesday, August 7th
6:45 pm
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
Saturday August 24th
Work Day for Drum Dance
 
August 30-September 1
Drum Dance
 
SEPTEMBER
 
Saturday, September 7th
Saturday Sweat Lodge
Fire starts at 10am in lodge 11:30
 
Saturday, September 7th
6:45 pm
Monthly Fire Ceremony
 
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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