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PEACE TALKS ~ November 2019

This Week and Upcoming
November 2nd ~ Saturday Sweat Lodge
November 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
November 23rd & 24th ~ Huna Voyager Workshop
Saturday Sweat Lodge November 2nd
From ya-native.comSaturday Sweat Lodge

November 2nd 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 ~ November 7th
Fire Ceremony
 Thursday, November 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.
Huna Voyager Workshop

Huna Voyager Workshop
November 23rd & 24th
Center For Peace
Seymour, TN

Huna is a way of joining with life and relating to it as a participant who brings blessings.  The teaching and practice of huna comes to us from Hawaii and deals more with mindsets and feelings than with course material and techniques. A kahuna is one who practices huna. 
The Huna Voyager Course is an introduction to the basics of Hawaiian Shamanism as practiced by the Kahili family of Kauai.  Huna is the Hawaiian adventurer system of shamanism, also known as Kapua.  The Huna Voyager course is a direct experience, hands on course, in which you will learn practical techniques to apply in your daily life.  The participants will develop a strong understanding of the philosophy and concepts of Hawaiian Shamanism.  Topics covered
  • The 7 principles of Huna
  • The 3 selves
  • The 4 levels of reality, and how to travel between them
  • Shamanic divination
  • Shamanic Dreaming
  • Shamanic Journeying
  • Basics of Shamanic Healing for yourself and others
This is the first in a series of courses in the Kahili family Kupua tradition of Huna.
Shaman is a word originating from the Tungusic people of Siberia.  This term has been borrowed by anthropologists to describe a type of healer.  This type of healer uses various techniques to heal others.  A shaman often brings about healing by empowering an individual and helping them change their beliefs.  A Shaman is said to be able to talk to the elements nature and spirits to help with healing. The goal of the shaman is healing.
Lee Sinnot will be the facilitator for this Huna 
workshop experience.
Lee has practiced and studied the Huna Kupua Tradition as taught by Serge Kahili King.  He found that it matched his own beliefs and provided a practical and effective system to heal himself and help others become who they want to be.
Lee’s journey into Huna began in 2013 and after years of study and practice Lee is in the process of becoming an Alakai (ordained minister) of the Kahili Family tradition.  As part of his ministry Lee decided to begin his dream of sharing these beautiful traditions with those who wanted to learn.
For information about this workshop, contact Lee at
For information on the Kahili Family Tradition of Huna
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:
This Week and Upcoming
Monthly Fire Ceremony ~ November 7th
Huna Voyager Workshop
Friends of the Center
2019 Dances at the Center For Peace
Calendar at a Glance
Facebook Group
Council Members
Chanting in the Chamber
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
Saturday, November 2nd
Saturday Sweat Lodge
Fire starts at 10am in lodge 11:30
Thursday, November 7th
6:45 pm
Monthly Fire Ceremony
Facebook Group


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
Steve Citty
Knoxville, TN
Sarah Franklin
Seymour, TN
Dona Hodges
Sevierville, TN
Paradise Kirkland
Knoxville, TN
Teresa McKee
Lenoir City
Heather Robinson
Seymour, TN
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour, TN
Becky Walker
Oak Ridge, TN
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
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