Nov 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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• Medicine Wheel Ceremony
• Saturday November 30th
• 10:00am to 12:00pm
• donations accepted
• with Grandfather Rick McBride
This Medicine Wheel Ceremony is open to those who come in a humble and respectful way. Its purpose is to help us connect to the Earth and what the mainstream calls "Nature" in order to prepare us for the coming winter, not only seasonally, but in all ways; spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, socially, politically, economically, intellectually, and so forth.
This Medicine Wheel Ceremony is a simple ceremony, taking us as deep into ourselves as we are willing to go. It is done in a beautifully humble 36 foot diameter Wheel in a private area outside. You need not be knowledgeable or experienced in the Native American lifeways, all you need is to be respectful and willing to listen. This is a "quiet" ceremony that enables each participant to have her or his own experience.
Please note it is traditional for women to wear skirts or dresses to Native American ceremony but not required.
Grandfather Rick is a mixed blood Tsalagi (Cherokee) who has been a life-long student of American Indian Lifeways, actively following the Red Road and participating in Native American ceremony for over 30 years. He was formally taught advanced principles of the Medicine Wheel by Cheyenne Elder Hyemeyohsts Storm in 1994. He is a sundancer, traditionally trained and authorized to lead Native American Ceremony including Inipi (sweat lodge), Pipe Ceremony and Drum Healing. Grandfather Rick’s place is that of "translator" of the Native American Lifeways to help anybody sincerely interested in learning how to become a better human being, his hope being to help achieve a proper balance in human race consciousness. His Spirit name is Cante Lute in the Lakota language, meaning Red Heart; this name was passed in ceremony at Sundance. For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info