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PEACE TALKS ~ December 2020

Saturday, December 5th ~ Holiday Shopping Day
Saturday, December 5th ~ Chanting in the Chamber
Monday, December 7th ~ Monthly Fire Ceremony
Monday, December 21st  ~ Solstice Peace Chant
Holiday Shopping

 Holiday Shopping
 Saturday, December 5th
It is the Season to give. This shopping day offers an opportunity to shop and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a cookie and a friendly conversation with other persons of like mind.
The Center for Peace gift-shop carries:
  • very high quality silver and gemstone jewelry
  • Native American type jewelry and items
  • beautiful rocks
  • minerals and crystals of all sizes
  • sage, cedar, Palo Santo and other aromatic herbs used in ceremony
All of our items are hand picked, with very few duplicates. 
Come shop our selection:
  • pendants
  • stones
  • beaded velvet bags
  • bracelets
  • earrings
  • spheres
  • sage bundles
  • massage stones
  • silver crosses
  • smudging supplies
Each visitor will be given an index card (or more) for you to make your Wish List on, so bring your partner, friends and family for a day of leisurely browsing our shop. Each person will have an opportunity to shop for anyone that they choose to do so, while their relative, partner or friend enjoys a cup of tea or coffee and a cookie and a friendly conversation with other persons of like mind.
Saturday, December 5th ~ Drumming
From ya-native.comChanting in the Chamber

Saturday, December 7th

11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Led by: Nan Citty
and Steve Citty
This month we will be chanting in the chamber.
As the weather cools down, we are excited to move into the Peace Sound Chamber for this month's gathering. We will have a warm fire and plenty of room to socially distance.
"Chanting has to do with sound. Sound has to do with the vibration of the spirit that is in the land. In ceremony, we are the land chanting, we are the land dancing.
"There is a voice that is coming from the land. It wants to tell its story, and this is its time. Now the time has come for the land to tell its story."
~Joseph Rael - Sound - pg 41-42
We hope you are able to join us, however, if you cannot join us, set aside the time, pull-out that beautiful drum of yours, feed it, and prepare your space and joint us on the drumbeat on Saturday.
Monthly Fire Ceremony ~ December 7th
Fire Ceremony
 Monday, 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.
Solstice Chanting - December 20th
(corrected date)
 Sunday, DECEMBER 20
Please join us in our portion of the World-wide Chamber Solstice 24 hours of continuous sounds for Peace on Sunday, December 20th. We will gather around 30 minutes prior to the posted start time.
Chambers and individuals around the world will participate in this annual event inspired by our Elder and Peace Chamber Visionary, Joseph Rael, in which we sign up for 1 hour of chanting to cover 24 hours of the Solstice. Thanks again to Rick and Elisa Cotroneo at House of Mica for organizing this special event! 
If you’re interested, the Tiwa sounds for elements and seasons can be found at
SOLSTICE CHANTING THEME:  "We honor the turning of the seasons with ceremony, and in this way, we establish balance and loving relations with the Earth, Sky and All of Creation". 
We are asking all chanters to include the chants for the seasons in your solstice chanting:​
Sounds of the Seasons as Given By Beautiful Painted Arrow
Spring = Naah Pell Waah Hu
Summer = Pell-Tah
Autumn = Paah Choo
Winter = Toe Way

We will gather inside the Chamber about a half hour before posted start time to prepare and welcome everyone; then begin chanting from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
We suggest dressing in layers and wear comfortable clothing.

If you can’t make it to our Solstice event, please sing or chant aloud or silently during our two times to join us. If you’d like to have your own chanting time, please contact Rick & Elisa at  A suggestion: Let yourself be childlike and make up a fun song with any sounds, all the while envisioning a peaceful world and healthy Environment!
Come Join our New Awareness Group
We would like to introduce our new “Center for Peace Awareness Group” hosted by Dona Walker and Sandy Palmer. We will start with a Facebook page inviting all that would like to learn more about raising our vibration to help us navigate through these times of illness, painful division, and societal disruption.
Are you feeling the Shift that is happening? Do you feel we are in a Global transition?  Are you sensing Separation? This is the time to create a stronger community. To re-connect with each other and help us all remember we are not alone during this time.  We cannot stay in fear or allow toxic thoughts to guide us. It is time to take back our Power! This group will help us rediscover the tools we need to raise our vibration and shift our energy. We will incorporate prayer, meditation, intention setting, drumming, journeying and much more to achieve this goal.
Our Center for Peace Awareness Group” Facebook page will allow us to communicate with each other and plan for our weekly virtual Zoom meetings, (which are by invitation only). Our first meeting is Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30 PM. Please look for our new link on the Center for Peace Facebook page to join. When we are able, we will start meeting in person at the Center.
 A belief is seen as working when it helps us to experience:
  • divine presence instead of abandonment
  • healing instead of suffering
  • forgiveness instead of judgment
  • hope instead of meaninglessness
  • love instead of fear
  • unity instead of separation
  • power instead of depression
  • freedom instead of guilt
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Dona at or
Sandy at 

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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.
In this issue:
Holiday Shopping
Saturday, December 5th ~ Drumming
Monthly Fire Ceremony ~ December 7th
Solstice Chanting - December 20th(corrected date)
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Friends of the Center
Calendar at a Glance
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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, December 5th
Holiday Shopping
Saturday, December 5th

Chanting in the Chamber
11:00 am - 12 noon
Monday, December 7th
6:45 pm
Monthly Fire Ceremony 
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Amazon Smile For Center For Peace
If you shop online at, PLEASE follow this link by clicking on the logo above and Amazon will contribute 0.5% of your purchase to the Center For Peace. There is no additional charge to you.
Then bookmark that Amazon Smile page and every purchase that you make on Amazon all year will generate a donation to the Center For Peace.
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
Seymour, TN
Paradise Kirkland
Knoxville, TN
Teresa McKee
Lenoir City
Heather Robinson
Seymour, TN
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour, TN
Becky Walker
Seymour, 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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