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Peace Talk May 2013

This Week

Tuesday 7:30 - "Messiah" Training
 
Saturday May 4th - Saturday Night Sweat Lodge
 
Sunday May 5th 10 am- Monthly Council Meeting
 
Sunday April 7th 6:45 - Fire Ceremony
 
 
** THIS MONTH **
  
May 7th 6:45 - Fire Ceremony
 
May 16th - Thursday Night Sweat Lodge
 
May 24th-26th - Women's Web of Life Dance

Calendar

May 7th Fire Ceremony

Fire
 
 
 
7th of each month, 7 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.
 
All are welcome. We suggest you arrive around 6:45 pm.

Donations are appreciated.

Fire Ceremony Information

Women's Web of Life Dance

May 24th-26th, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
Led by Jeanne Robinson & Margarita DiVita, Dance Chiefs
 
Spider is the Grandmother of creation; an ancient symbol of mystery, power and growth. We receive our first lesson from Grandmother Spider by contemplating her web.
 
Just as the Spider weaves a web, so too must we weave our own lives. This serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives. It is a message to be mindful of the choices we are making and ask ourselves:

            How are my choices affecting my life?
 
            How can my choices improve my life?
 
            How are my choices affecting others in my life?
 
When we see our decisions, choices and actions as far-reaching, effective tools in life, we can see how we weave a web that can either serve us or enslave us. Grandmother Spider beckons us to be mindful of our behaviors; be smart about the life we weave for ourselves.
 
The Women’s Web Of Life Dance is about looking down the threads of life, both forward and backward, and seeing all the possible consequences of our choices. It is about seeing, understanding, and ultimately taking responsibility for what we set in motion. It is about gaining understanding of how every single, little thing we do, affects the strands next to us, across from us and, indeed, the whole web of life.
 
We create and dance in an egg-shaped arbor with 13 poles and a central fire. Although the dancers and crew are women, men are invited to support by helping to prepare the dance area on Friday, serving in the kitchen during the dance and participating in the feast on Sunday.  
 
Donation for the dance is $295. This covers the expenses necessary to hold the dance. There is never a charge for ceremony.
 
 
 
For information contact us at Web.Dance@centerforpeace.us 
 
 
 
 
View or print our flyer

Summer Fair

 
 
 
Help us plan for the upcoming Summer Fair!
 
June 21st-23rd
 
This year we are planning a celebration of the beginning of Summer.
 
Three days of 
  • Camping
  • Food
  • Music
  • Craft vendors
  • Bonfire
  • Drumming
  • .....and More
This event is in the early planning stages. Have Ideas? Want to exhibit your craft(s)? Do you have music or services to share?
 
Contact Sandy 865-908-5479 to be part of the planning process. 
 
or email
 
You are needed to bring your ideas and special talents to help organize and prepare for this new event at the Center For Peace!
 
Web page 

More information

SunMoon Dance

2013 SunMoon Dance
 
July 19th-22nd
Center For Peace
Seymour, TN
 
 
Benito Rael
Just confirmed that Benito Rael will serve the people and the Dance as Drum Chief.
 
We are excited about Benito coming to share his beautiful energy and teachings through traditional Tiwa drumming.
 
(thanks Sherry Sherry)
 
 
Spaces are beginning to fill up. If you plan to come to the dance as a dancer OR as a helper, register now
 
 

SunMoon Dance

2013 Dance Schedule

2013 Dance Schedule at 
The Center For Peace
Seymour, TN
 
March 22-25
“For The One” Dance, Tennessee
Chiefs: Sammye Jo Harvey & Ole Bjørn Michel
 
May 24-26
Women’s Web of Life Dance
Chiefs: Jeanne Robinson & Margarita DiVita
 
July 19-22
Seymour Sun Moon Dance
Chiefs: Steve & Nan Citty
 
August 10th
 
August 23-25
Star Dance
Chiefs: John Pehrson & Margarita DiVita
 
August 30-Sep 2
Men’s Hollow Bone Dance
Chief: Steve Citty
 
September 27-29
Drum Dance
Chief: Candy Barbee
 
December 7-8
Long Dance
Chiefs: Colby McLemore & Katy Koontz

Committees

Committees have been created to address areas of need at the Center For Peace. 
 
Without your help, the committees will not function at the highest level possible. PLEASE look at the list below and find an area that interests you. Contact us by clicking on the "contact" links provided and tell us your ideas and how you are willing to help.
 
We may contact some people to help, BUT it will be FAR better if you volunteer to support the community. Your time and energy will be very much appreciated.
 
There is more information on the website.

Giftshop Committee

Chair: Sandy Palmer and Jeanne Robinson
contact
  • Purchasing
  • staffing
  • cleaning
  • display
  • outreach
  • special events

 

Workshop Committee

Chair: Sandy Palmer
contact
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Special Events

 

Property Committee

Chair: Dona Hodges
contact
  • Property maintenance
  • wood gathering
  • splitting
  • repairs
  • mowing

 

Youth Program Committee

Chair: Nan Citty
contact
  • Native Nurturing
  • Young People’s Dance

 

Communications Committee

Chair: Steve Citty
contact
  • newsletter
  • web site
  • Natural Awakenings
  • outreach
  • event registration

 

Ceremonial Mentoring Committee

Chair: Nan and Steve Citty
contact
  • firekeepers
  • moon mothers
  • sun fathers
  • lodge pourers
  • drummers
  • dog soldiers

 

Supplies Committee

Chair: José Gonzalez & Tamy Brown (treasurer)
contact 
 
  • sweat lodge
  • dances
  • house
  • property needs

"Messiah" Training

 
Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
 
"In September of 2009,  I began leading a weekly seminar at the Center for Peace around the subject of 'Messiah' Training.  These are on a continuing basis [until they are not] and everyone is invited to participate.
"If you have read and liked such books as Richard Bach’s ILLUSIONS and/or are intrigued by the teachings of A COURSE IN MIRACLES and/or follow the visionary path taught by people like Joseph Rael, you already may have been studying up on this subject – already a 'messiah in training'.  
"Please do not let the language throw you!  These times together are very little about doctrine, demands, or nice ideas and much more about self discovery, personal power, and mutual support."
 
Perry Robinson

More "Messiah" Training information

Sweat Lodge

Sweat lodge
Saturday Night Lodge
May 4th 7pm
led by José Gonzalez
 
Thursday Night Lodge
May 16th 7pm
led by Steve Citty
 
 
A sweat lodge or "Purification Lodge", is an intensely rewarding experience. By entering the womb of Mother Earth (the lodge), we seek purification and a deeper spiritual awareness through prayer.
Generally speaking the experience is to deepen spiritual awareness. The steam, heat, and darkness intensify prayers and personal introspection. The lodge leader (pourer), with help from the fire tender, hold an energetic space of safety and security while setting the intent of the lodge. The medicine of the lodge leader and of each participant helps to enrich the lessons of the lodge.
There are composting toilets in the meadow. You may change clothes in these toilets or at the Peace Sound Chamber. There is no nudity in our lodges.

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. (Something for inside the sweat that is modest and you don’t mind getting muddy.)
• Change of clothes (Preferably long sleeve and covers all of the legs to keep from getting the feast area dirty).
• Covered Dish for the Feast.

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.
Cash donations are used to support the Sweat Lodge.  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 would be appreciated. 

There is never a charge for Ceremony. If you are not feeling abundant, PLEASE do not allow this to prevent you from coming.
 

More information: What to bring

In This Issue

This Week

May 7th Fire Ceremony

Women's Web of Life Dance

Summer Fair

SunMoon Dance

2013 Dance Schedule

Committees

"Messiah" Training

Sweat Lodge

Calendar at a Glance
 
APRIL 2013
 
April 6th 7pm
 
April 7th 10am
Monthly Council Meeting
 
April 7th 6:45pm
 
April 18th 7pm
 
April 27th-28th
 
MAY 2013
 
May 4th
 
May 7th 6:45pm
 
May 16th 7pm
 
May 24th-26th
Facebook Group
New Facebook Group
 
Facebook Group
 
We have started a new "Group" on Facebook. It seems this is a better way to stay in touch interactively than the page format. We will keep up the page, but invite you to join our new group as well.
 
Simply "click" on the Facebook button above.
Work is Worship
“Work is Worship”
 
Work/activity is one very clear way to celebrate our selves as part of the community by which we are being fed spiritually. And it is always a lot of fun. Time seems to alter into a process rather than a taskmaster and friendships are born and nurtured by our community participation.
Bring gloves, appropriate clothing, water and an open willing attitude. If you have any special skills, please let us know so we can best use your talents. Of course, we will first take care of the pressing needs, but there is a lot of work to be done and all your talents are valuable.
We provide lunch. (So kitchen help is also appreciated.)
Contact:
Perry 865-428-3070 or
Steve 865-300-4424
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.
Council Meeting
 
This is the gathering of the board of directors to discuss new ideas, future projects, and events.  Feel free to come with suggestions and comments.
 
May 5th 10am 
 
-Visitors welcome Note new time.
 
For more information, call the Center at (865) 428-3070.
Directions to the Center
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:
 
Jan Brannon
Knoxville
256-366-6975 (cell)
 
Nan Citty
Knoxville
865-405-6809

Steve Citty
Knoxville
865-300-4424
 
José Gonzalez
Seymour
865-300-3439
 
Sandy Palmer
Seymour, TN
865-304-0765
 
Barbara Rector
Knoxville
865-789-9955
 
Jeanne Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Perry Robinson
Seymour
865-428-3070

Center For Peace • 880 Graves Delozier Road • Seymour • TN • 37865

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