(wannabees, New Age) are the new Custer of this era - Dear Angel Summer Breeze, Davy Crockett for President, Regarding Protection of Traditional Indigenous Ceremonies
- Regarding Protection of Traditional Indigenous Ceremonies:
"(wannabees, New Age) are the new Custer of this era"
"for Gods sake David, when in doubt, show more respect"
"...loved her statement of "the new Custer of this era",
as that is what is going on, people are practicing things
that are destroying our People."
Davy Crockett for President
Dear Angel Summer Breeze, and other rainbow sisters and brothers,
Thanks for your note, and your kindness, and thanks to Gary Stubbs,
even through his hostile rhetoric, for helping to set me straight
with enough information about you so that I could calm down and
focus on what was the real problem to solve about that document
attributed to Hakikta Jordan regarding a meeting and claiming some
Lakota leaders were against the ceremony protocol directive
of 2003 from Chief Arvol Looking Horse. Based on the information
I have received and evaluated over these months, it now appears
that Chief Crow Dog was initially against that directive as interpreted
to mean no non-Indians should be allowed to take part in the Sundance
ceremony since his Sundances at Rosebud do include the participation
of many non-Indian folks, and his at Big Mountain usually included
many Japanese people who still come following my first Nipponzan
Myohoji teacher the late Masao Nippashi whose friends and family
still come to do the Sundance focusing on Big Mountain each year
that now Chief Crow Dog has a younger person leading according
to my last phone conversation with him last week. But apparently
he changed his mind after Looking Horse's clarification a few months
later in 2003 and from that understanding now apparently supports that
directive. Tome Robideaux was at that meeting and apparently is
the one who sent my email to Hakikta which got his response saying
he did not write that document that says he wrote it. But Tome
has not emailed directly, or anyone else, to say who else could have
written it and put Hakikta's name on it. Anyway, that document
has now been removed from the German website where it apparently
originated, and I hope also removed from your utahpeacetest site,
since no matter what is the truth about who wrote it, or who supported
it at that time, now it is clear that neither Hakikta nor Chief Crow Dog do.
This is my lesson in being more careful and not being prejudiced in any
direction, negative or positive, about "anyone" due to their perceived
status as leaders or "whatever", including hostile rhetoric.
Blessings on your journey to the gathering in Colorado and
well wishes to you and all the other mothers and fathers,
all doing the best we can with what we have and know.
My two sons will become aged 38 and 27 and my daughter 21
after this Summer (two different mothers). No grandkids yet.
Today is my 61st birthday. I visited my mom on Mother's Day
and brought her beautiful purple iris flowers from the garden here.
She is a most wonderful mother who has loved me and encouraged
me since birth. So much so that I was walking and talking and
toilet trained at 9 months old, I am told, but I don't remember :-)
My name David means Beloved, same for my father, my
mother's name Amy means Beloved One. She turned 83
this year on February 6, which was also Ronald Reagan's birthday,
Bob Marley's birthday, Thomas Banyacya's 7th demise anniversary,
and the 30th anniversary of Leonard Peltier's imprisonment.
My father, David Crockett Williams (II) died on my 40th birthday.
Your Rainbow Brother,
David Crockett Williams, Jr. (III)
5/17/2006 10:34 AM PDT
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From: Angel Summer [mailto:angelonmyshoulder77@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 9:18 AM
To: David Crockett Williams; 'sufi abdul bari wyte';
leadershipcommunity@...; 'Brother Cosmic Drum Wave (Rainbow Family
Tribe) (www.rainbowguide.info)'; Robert Leon Mendelson; 'Martin Cheney';
Michael DiMartino; Michael DiMartino
Cc: twohawks0@...; miketwofeathers@...; Carol Wolman;
'David Mortensen'; allenindenver@...; angelonmyshoulder77@...;
cwhitebuffalowoman@...; soaringstar@...; CO Denver - Crispin
Clarke - Global Peace Walk Project Co-Coordinator
(www.angelfire.com/on/GEAR2000/gpw.html); NM Taos - Jeffrey Bullard
GPZNOWTAOS Global Peace Walk Co-Coordinator; Brother Felipe Chavez (Rainbow
Family Tribe) - Wolakota Spiritual Practitioner (www.rainbowguide.info)
(www.wolakota.org); Vermin Supreme
Subject: Re: peace pole ashes to ashes, Hiawatha is not fictional, He is on
Blessings to everyone. It is a beautiful spring day, and though my life
personally has been filled with many hardships, struggles and losses this
winter, I am gloriously excited to be alive in this world and able to
participate in the path to one love and one heart. I await with great
anticipation the day that we will all stand with God, unashamed, to be loved
by God and one another, without having to explain or justify or pardon one
self to others...to just be and to just love and be loved.
Let us get there as swiftly as we can.
Peace be with you all this wonderful day.
Journeying to Colorado on a road filled with detours of possibility.
Angel Summer Breeze
David Crockett Williams <gear2000@...> wrote:
I have nothing against you personally, or anyone for that
matter, and what folks perceive as defamation is only their
reaction to my view of the truth of the matter, from
where I can see it, like anyone. I appreciate that your
name came from a teacher to whom you feel responsible,
and as I know more about that I will be able to figure out
better how to work with you. But you are clearly in the
wrong trying to act like you have any right to control
and possess other people's sacred stuff like the peace pole
you completely mistake for something that it is not. You
are clearly wrong on that matter and just using the peace
pole as your ego trip ticket.
The Peace Pole is a Buddhist ceremony going back 2200
years. It is nobody's "fault," but it has just been misused
and so messed up lots of folks' heads and that is why I issued
the directive as that one's creator for it to be burned to ashes.
As I wrote to Wave, this is my decision firmly, but there are
others I respect whose knowledge of this is deeper and whose
views on what should be done with the Rainbow Family White
House Peace Pole I would respect as having more authority
than my views, since even though I created that particular
peace pole it was under the inspiration of those whose
culture it comes from whose leadership in this matter I respect,
eg, Rev. Yamato, and Rev. Kato, both familiar to Wave.
As far as Hiawatha, even though you think he is a fictional
character that is not the view of the leaders of the Haudenosaunee
who remember and give detailed teachings about him in the
context of the oral history of their people and the origin of
the Tree of Peace and the teaching of the Great Law of Peace
brought by the Peacemaker who had a speech impediment due
to having a double row of teeth. Hiawatha was his helper who
helped him communicate verbally to the five tribes thereby united
as the Haudenosaunee. Previously Hiawatha was grief-stricken
because all of his family had been killed in the bitter warfare
going on in those times and so he went into the forest to die
of grief but saw a pond where the birds had emptied the water
and shining in the wet pond bed were the purple and white shells
of those small creatures gleaming in the sunlight and this relieved
him of his grief and these shells became what is used in the Wampum
symbolizing the tears of his grief, stringing these shells alternately,
shells, and white shells, to make the patterns of the various Wampum
strung on wild hemp fiber, all this according to the lectures
of Haudenosaunee Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp given at the Tree of
Peace ceremony in 1990 in Santa Barbara I have witnessed and help
produce for him there at the Peace Tree he planted on UC Santa
Barbara campus on May 16, 1985. Hiawatha is as real as Jesus,
but some folks don't think he was real either, ie, fictional. This
is why, unless Robert Mendelson has been GIVEN this name, which he
has TAKEN on his own, by a recognized leader of the Haudenosaunee,
then in my book he is just pirating native traditions for his own
personal purposes using a STOLEN name. Same goes for Carol, and
also Melody who says her name was given in ceremony but has not
said if such was given by a proper Lakota leader with naming ceremonies
they do involving everyone eating dog stew etc. It's just without the
information it is not possible for someone with knowledge of
these things to understand how folks are using names, in a proper
and sacred way or in a wrong way detrimental to themselves and
others. In any case, it is not my view or position to change folks'
minds, just I am trying to figure out by asking for more info where
folks are really coming from, and of course everyone has the
right to recognize or not to recognize folks' alternate names
or whatever else they say as truthful or not.
Michael DiMartino has not redeemed himself in my view as
he has not taken care of the problem caused in 1994 by his
giving Chief Jake Swamp a bad check and not making good
on this or even apologizing to him ever since, just ignoring
this situation as far as the latest information that I have.
That Michael has not responded on this matter to emails
in months indicates he still is hiding from all this.
5/14/2006 8:20 AM PDT
sufi abdul bari wyte wrote:
I'm sorry, but I earned my name after 15 years of waiting for the teacher
who saw the real me..
Hiowatha is fictional, but you and Circle are not, Ayowenta.
No one knows the mental breakdown MikeDiM went through in '94, and what he
went through since then, to make amends, and what it cost him in time and
money. He is on excellent terms, with both Indians and Budhists alike. All
this smoke DCW is blowin, is not peacefull.
The Pole as well, has grown up into it's own identity as a mute proclamation
of intent, and invocation of what it is, and what it does. Should we be
burned , or be Welcomed toward the WON.
Some one yelled at Rainbow Light (who formed the Circle for years) and said
is that spelled lite? Boy did that make him mad, this is not how we treat
our brothers of different mothers.
Forward this on to the underground, this defamation must stop.
On Behalf Of Angel Summer
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 9:30 AM
Subject: [Rainbow_Tribe] Re: [ColoradoRainbowFamily] Re: [Rainbow Family Of
Living Light] *~~Brothers & Sisters ~*~Being a Mother Day~~*
The writing from Martin Cheney on being a mother/father is absolutely
beautiful and very touching. Thank you for sharing that.
Have a blessed day filled with love and joy all you mothers out there. I am
a mother of eleven and soon to be grandmother of two more grandchildren
taking the total to 15. How blessed I feel I am.
Lovin you all. summer breeze
P.S. Please pray for our (Raven and me) continued journey to Colorado. We
have been on the road for a week now driving a little over a thousand miles
and have had several break downs, like today. But we are in a good place. We
just need our car to remain repaired and get us back to the farm in
Colorado. We opted to skip the train and drive instead, which will be better
for us in the long run, being able to transport ourselves about. It is just
taking time to get the kinks out of this car and find all it problems and
fix them. Unfortunately, when that takes place on the road, it sets one
back. We are getting closer to being there. So please pray for our journey
and our arrival in Colorado. Much love.
miketwofeathers <miketwofeathers@...> wrote:
well i think i may know how a mom feels, my wife passed away when my girls
were 11, so i filled the spot, even became a member in the mother of twins
club. was some weird times in the woods for sure. makes me appreciate moms
even that much more. mike
From: David Crockett Williams [mailto:gear2000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:40 PM
To: 'Barry Circle Tillman'
Subject: RE: staffing or funding, did you really think Paulah is one of
She represents the Lakota leadership initiating the WPPD
ceremony you included in your writeup about your ceremony
camp proposal with inipi and peyote tipi ceremonies all
mixed in so it is logical for her to be offered a chance
to give her advice which she did and now you know
what her view is and that she has seen your proposal
so you know what you are being held responsible for.
From: Barry Circle Tillman [mailto:leadershipcommunity@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 4:07 AM
To: David Crockett Williams
Subject: staffing or funding, did you really think Paulah is one of these?
From: Barry Circle Tillman [mailto:leadershipcommunity@...]
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 9:56 PM
To: David Crockett Williams
Subject: for Gods sake David, when in doubt, show more respect
I am always shocked when you write something positive about me so I hope
that I can earn that again. You say you are not endorsing the camp and I
asked you not to promote it so why are you? I sent it to you not to send it
widely which you did. You sent it to potentially thousands of people. Why
did you disrespect me? Is it because you needed to get your opinion out? It
was for those that might fill a position or fund. It is not ready yet so
don't send it to anyone for atleast one week and until a new version goes
I recently asked you
Do not give my telephone number to anyone nor promote the camp I am
We do not refer to these ceremonies with the word peyte. We just don't, we
all know that, because in some states there is a less than safe invitation
to non natives. Trust me on this point. In general, never discuss me or the
Sacred Ceremony Camp as a Peyte camp like you did. And since this is a
letter to you, why dmust you share it with everyone
You are fucking up our potential when you stretch the way you just did. You
totally framed the event as a peyote event, what the fuck is your problem. I
asked you to trust me and not use that word. The way you presented the camp
is totally off and you are risking it. It is not a peyote camp, it is a
Sacred Hoop Ceremony Camp. For Gods sake can't you mind your own business.
You knew I would react so why not ask me first if you could help me by
sending it out widely like you did. You get me into trouble by doing this. I
want to be able to trust you to work closely with you and that means you'll
need to be diplomatic and respect other leaders to do things the way they
know will work. You butted in here and you know it.
I spent a few years and learned the protocol and as it is I am stretching
it, I don't need you to stretch it even more and it isn't even your
lifestyle. You shouldn't push people all the time, fuck I'm so mad, show me
and my lifestyle some respect by not discussing these ceremonies because you
don't understand them and you messed up the way you talked about them.
Listen to me, If you ever want us to work together well you'll need to do
much better. Pay attention to what is important to me. This is very
important to me. I don't see a way for you to retract this so don't even
try. Let's let it go unless you want to apologize for framing the camp the
way you did. So many died protecting this ceremony so don't mess where you
don't belong, please, please, please, I sent this to you so you would know
about it, out of respect for you, so what do you do. Damn your
aggressiveness David and fuck your stupid opinion about my religion. Barry
PS Mind your business, it's not all your business, wouldn't you rather have
friends and partners instead of creating this passive aggressive nightmare.
From: Paulah for Chief Arvol Looking Horse [www.wolakota.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 7:49 AM
To: 'David Crockett Williams'
Cc: 'Barry Circle Tillman'
Subject: RE: Paulah, your advice? FW: Peyote Circle proposal
for a Rainbow Gathering Peyote Way Ceremony Camp
I know that Arvol always says that the Pipe stands alone. Most of the
Traditional People and Elders that walk with the Bundle understand that Pte
San Win never brought peyote to our People. That was the beginning of mixing
and meshing other people's ways that birthed new age in their eyes. As Pte
San Win said "don't make more of what it is and don't make less of what it
is" when she instructed the remaining scout to go back to tell what he seen
when the 2 scout met her. Peyote came from another Nation, it never was
part of our original instructions with the Pipe. We gain visions from our
own faith and offering of our body, mind and spirit to gain these spiritual
connections, without any medicine, only in ceremonial protocol. I have
spoken to the people in Mexico that had the medicine in their ceremonies and
they relayed a whole different ceremonial process and understanding then
what I have heard of in the ceremonies on this side of the border. Long ago,
Wavoka, who was raised by Christians had the vision, back then, our own
people were running for their lives and could not do the ceremonies openly
any more, so they began believing in his vision, the Pipe ways of having
faith was supplemented. Most of our great Chiefs never allowed the new
medicine for another Nation to affect our original traditional way of life.
Arvol will never use that medicine, as he intends to keep the Pipe and
Bundle in the way, with the instructions that were given by Pte San Win and
it has worked all these decades and centuries, there is no reason to change
what has worked in our own ceremonies. We all understand that there is a mix
of peyote, pipe and church, we just choose to leave this Bundle pure, the
real Traditionalist that walk this way, will never use it, which there are
many. There are also many that choose to use the medicine, we can not
detour them from something that they want in their lives, but we can only
stand on our traditional protocol.
WPPD was never meant to bring, force, and promote other People's way of life
upon one another. That is why when we held them, we did a private Pipe
ceremony in the morning by an Elder, because we were there, a Native People,
as did the other Nations that were there to pray in their own ceremonies at
sunrise, BUT the Unity of prayer itself was only a fire and tobacco, where
all, including religious leaders, traditional leaders of various nations,
came together and offered tobacco, or eucalyptus leaves (in Australia-their
kind of offering), corn (Hindu in South Africa) when we held the ceremony in
other countries, making available for their nations the offerings that were
traditional to their people. The hosting countries brought their kind of
offering to fire, as the fire in universal in all beliefs. So the "whole
intention" is to come together and pray at once, not forcing one another to
practice or force one another to be around ways that not a part of their way
of life. The whole point is to come together and pray for a healing and pray
with our own spirit, PERIOD, without anything other then our own spirit.
There are separate traditional ceremonies that are done on that day, but on
their own land and of like minds, such as the large amount of Sundances
going on during that time, but it is their own circle.
Ok, that is it...in closing I will past what I just got from France, it was
great for us to know that these people exist and loved her statement of "the
new Custer of this era", as that is what is going on, people are practicing
things that are destroying our People.
I am writing you in the hope that your email address is still operational
and that you will be able to put me in touch with the people that could help
I am a 34 years old French white woman and I am desperately trying to shut
down a series of ceremonial abuse here in Europe.
You might want to know that not all white people are ignorant of the current
issues faced with these abuse. Some of us are actually siding with the
Native organizations and agree with the fact that it should be time for
treaties to be finally honored and that some people need to realize that by
using in the wrong way certain specific ceremonies, they are putting in
danger a lot of things and not only the cultural remains of what used to be
a flourishing civilization.
I have the details of a Sundance being held in the South France soon and one
of the person belonging to this committee is a Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux. The
rest are french ethnologists using the actual dance as a mean to achieve
some sort of understanding of the ceremonies.
It is open to all, there is no preparation, no spiritual follow-up, anyone
can join with the fast and the dance.I know that not everyone is called to
dance and a preparation for months before hand should take place with an
entourage of Elders. These people are truly out of their league and putting
ignorant and innocent people in danger. It needs to be stopped. It is not
the first Sundance being held in South France which unfortunately hosts a
series of wannabee camps and powwows each summer. But it is the first one
being advertised online.
It has been done on a site reknown to host a series of wannabees and plastic
shamans advertising for camps, ceremonies and recruitments all over the
European continents but primarily in France. I can give you the details if
you need it.
I have spoken once to Sally Higgins (Wambli Sina Win) who represents the
Natives tribes in Geneva, about the following but unfortunately there was
little she could do about this situation. Although I am extremely worried
about the scale of this ,as it gets worse every year:
In Belgium about 2 years ago, some Native friends and I were trying to stop
a Belgian Plastic Shaman called Alain Parotte. This guy is as white as it
comes and first claimed to be the son of a Hunkpapa WWII soldier that got
his mother pregnant has he passed through Belgium with his troop. Now he
claims he is "only" from an ancestral origin of the Rosebud Hunkpapa tribe.
Still, he is a pipe carrier for this tribe and he is, like his grandfather
(oh, I thought he was only from ancestral origin a descendant of the
Hunkapapa tribe??!) a great medicine man. As a matter of fact when he was in
Belgium he was organizing ceremonies on the graves of the ndn WWII soldiers
and we managed to scare him enough to make him move to France. Unfortunately
for him, he moved near my hometown in the French Alps. If I can, I will try
to stop what is has started there. Now, he runs inipis teaching classes in
paying seminaries under the name of Shunka (Sunka), sells Tipis, and
recruits members for what has become a Cult called Iyuptala. I ran into one
of his worshipper one day, and she tried to recruit me not knowing that she
was actually giving me all his recent activities, phone number/email
address. He is very dangerous because he seems to brain wash people in
believing that he is a very powerful man. They won't go against him in fear
of some reprisals and he is starting to be very well known as even some
childhood friends of mine, who are by the way, not necessarily interested in
Native Culture heard of him in my home town.
Someone needs to knock on his door and let him know that he is violating the
culture he says loving and respecting. I cannot do that. I am white. He will
not take me seriously. Besides I have no rights, I do not belong to a
society of any kind and therefore do not possess the authority to do so.
This is why I am contacting you. I need to pass this onto higher
authorities. I have in the past talked with Kathy Reagan who worked with
Bernard Red Cherries. But she did not do anything about it.
If no-one listens and help us help them, they cannot then claim that white
people (wannabees, New Age) are the new Custer of this era and that
something needs to be done to repair the damages. Because some of us are
trying to maintain some decency and close down some of the abusers and
plastic shamans workshops, but if you do not want to know, you cannot blame
us for the consequences of their abuse.
I hope you can understand my motives and the fact that as the head of a
Native & French association in France, I am only trying to abolish the
misuse of certain things and promote the understanding of the reality of
Native Issues in Europe.
The real enemy is ignorance.
I am really hoping to hear from you,
With kind regards,
From: David Crockett Williams
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:04 AM
To: SD WPPD Wolakota Paulah Horn (Chief Arvol Looking Horse) - (Summer
Solstice World Peace Prayer Day Sacred Sites Ceremonies) (www.wolakota.org)
Cc: 'Barry Circle Tillman'
Subject: Paulah, your advice? FW: Peyote Circle proposal for a Rainbow
Gathering Peyote Way Ceremony Camp
Apologies for taking your time away from your work in
support of the run gone on right now but I wonder if
you might have some advice on this proposal from
Barry Tillman for a ceremony camp at the Rainbow
Gathering which seems to include the inipi lodges
and the peyote tipi ceremonies in the same area
but I am not sure if one is a pre-requisite for the
other, ie, if folks only do the peyote ceremony
after purification ceremony, etc, and also it seems
from his wording it is very close to the line of
asking money for ceremonies. If you have time
to review this I would appreciate your advice
that I can pass on and/or your private comments.
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Subject: Peyote Circle proposal for a Rainbow Gathering Peyote Way Ceremony
Our Goodbrother Barry Circle Tillman (Barry Mathew Tillman)
is proposing a Colorado Rainbow Gathering camp to offer legally
the all-night peyote-way spiritual ceremony where they sing
prayers all night beating on the eerie sounding water drum
while they eat peyote and vomit into a bucket to get well
and commune with the nature spirits in this Native American
Church legal ceremony using psychedelic peyote mescaline
mescalero in ceremony guided by experienced elder going on
until dawn. Barry circulated his below proposal to a limited
list, asking it to be forwarded to only those one thinks might
be interested to help or support this camp as described
below. Tomorrow 16May he goes into the mountains guided
by hopefully a qualified Lakota medicine person to do the
Vision Quest, one of the seven sacred rites of the Sacred Pipe
where he will be fasting for four days and praying and lamenting
for a vision to guide his pathway in life. The peyote ceremony
is not a Lakota ceremony but adopted by some indigenous
folks from the mescalero cultures of the south. I am forwarding
this for your thoughts and prayers and ideas for him on his
return from vision quest as this peyote ceremony camp is not
one that I am supporting or endorsing because it is outside of my
David Crockett Williams
5/15/2006 7:05 PM PDT
On Behalf Of Barry Circle Tillman
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 12:20 PM
To: Barry Circle Tillman; All_My_Relations@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [rainbowfamily] Sacred Ceremony Camp at National
Rainbow Gathering in Colorado for Sacred Hoop (attachment is same)
My name is Barry Tillman from Saugerties, New York . I hope you find this
plan interesting enough to join in as a helper or a financial sponsor. At
this time, share this only with people you would invite for staffing or
funding this project. It is not definite nor ready to share widely. This is
about a Sacred Ceremony Camp with a Sacred Hoop focus. The Sacred Hoop is
from a Lakota prophesy which I am learning about and will share about soon.
An experienced and significant elder in these matters who can guide this to
work is considering providing the necessary ceremony leaders with all other
supporters and details being Barry Tillman's responsibility as originating
camp sponsor. This elder will put his name on it and do his part when
finances and other details are secure. Pledges by May 28 would likely cause
the ceremony leaders to begin to commit and lead to everything else to
happen given their quality reputation with sacred prayer work.
Intention: We will set up a Sacred Ceremony Camp at the Annual Rainbow
Gathering this year in Colorado to support the evolution of a sacred
leadership community. Our offerings will focus on healing the people and
relationships for The Sacred Hoop and will ask this hoop to take
responsibility for the transformation of the American government among other
things. We can offer Sweat Ceremonies and Tipi Meetings to 1500 people. We
are powerful and effective at uniting people for spiritual causes.
There will be approximately 30,000 people at this Rainbow Gathering. They
are a global family who regard themselves as a family of warriors to help
the world in a beautiful way. The camp presented here is meant to support
Regardless of how this unfolds this year, this same basic intention is for
2007 as well. The elder who is considering supporting this would not be at
the camp until about June 29 but would guide things through the ceremony
leaders he encourages to attend. The priority for my organizing work is
1) Get commitments from 10 helpers to arrive by June 13, please call me or
write if interested
2) Get commitments for the tools to be donated hopefully from the Colorado
3) Ask the sweat leaders to make a tentative commitment and be contactable
4) Raise gas money and camp food money for these leaders and distribute
5) Get tentative commitment from Road Persons
6) Arrange for the Tipi's
6) Raise money for medicine and feasts and all other supplies.
7) Fill all helper positions and have a telephone conference
We could have less medicine and less Meetings but I pray we do the following
I ask you to read it and visualize it, help me change numbers and words and
help me make it inviting for more ceremonies to be added with the sacred
hoop theme as this is promoted widely in many networks starting when this
Please add your wisdom about alters, or more specific intents for the
Meetings or anything to help. When we are ready my friend Nicole Miller will
draw a visual presentation with all components drawn into a nice design. She
has been having visions similar to this camp. Another friend (his relatives
signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution) will lay out
the final presentation with the drawings. We will try to think of everything
and create our staff by teleconference around May 24 to go over roles,
themes, invites, schedules, needs, etc. You are the main spiritual
leadership and guides right now but many will join with our good foundation.
Thank you to those already involved.
Perimeter, 2 toilet pits, welcome sign, 4 lodges(or less) with fire pit, 3
Tipi's, another fire pit and ceremony circle around it for general use, big
flat gathering area for 250 people potentially centered with a Peace Pole,
tenting area for 15-30 tents, kitchen area, babysitting area
We may become the focalizers for the World Peace Prayer Day Activities at
Main Circle. We will invite congruent ceremony offerings to join this camp
while inviting and promoting this widely. We may have a strong impact on
July 4th too. So far, assuming most things can be loaned by our own staff
being over twenty people, we will need to raise between $7,775 and $8,775
between May 25- June 3 to the entire plan. Any smaller version will be
wonderful. There is the possibility that word will spread no matter how
small the camp begins and therefore we should be open to surprises at the
end of June. Aho Mitakuye Oyasin
We will solicit donations from the attendees to attempt to average $5 plus
ask for help. We will try to send each ceremony leader home with $200 to
help compensate them for lost work. After food basics, this will be the
priority. If possible, we will set up a fund for the next Sacred Hoop
activity such as a banquet on September 21, after The International Day of
Peace activities at the United Nations in New York City, to honor an
extremely powerful collection of young people who'll be there.
We need people to sponsor the following necessary expenses. This money will
cause something wonderful.
Basic Food Supplies for our camp meals: $1000
Camp staff $2400 for gas both ways for 6 full vehicles and meals during
Half of these people will be going there anyway and have their own way
4-6 rotating kitchen helpers
10 Sweat Leaders (12 lodges each, need two by morning of
June 13 to guide whole camp until June 21, four from June 22
through July 1, four from July 2-5, three for the 6th and two
for July 8 th and one for the 9th)
5 Road Men (12-13 Meetings)
3 Fire Chiefs one at a time to guide helpers
10 general helpers beginning June 13 with new helpers likely joining as we
4-6 person rotating security team (one at a time)
The ceremony leaders will likely not be there for the whole time but in
shifts rather with July 1-5 being the center of activity, before this will
be more for preparation.
A lite breakfast, a noon council with lunch for our camp every day and
dinner will be served for staff. Morning sweats should finish by 11:45am and
not resume until 1:30pm, visitors during this time will be invited for a
lite lunch. Our camp food is primarily for ceremony leaders and staff and
will be carefully used so we do not run out. A bit of fruit will be served
after each lodge.
Collecting water will happen every day.
General Camp Supplies: $185 (most will be loaned)
3- 30 foot Tipi's with rope for tying and licensed feathers
and decorations, pins and ground pegs, from locals
Big stereo and plenty of batteries including microphone
6 strong flashlights plus plenty of batteries $20
2 inch wide colored perimeter cloth, 700ft $40
8 tarps (about 10x15) for rain protection
1x3ft wood welcome sign plus paints $25
Library of prayerful music
100 lbs. grass seed $75
50 large garbage bags $15
8 sheets and 8 poles to make bathrooms private
2 tents for changing clothes (men's and woman's)
4 barrels water for sweats and washing
6 -5g buckets or jugs for carrying water in wheel barrels
Can ashes be used instead of lime for toilets?
3 gallons gasoline for chainsaws $10
The numbers below in parenthesis are the number of proposed Sweat Lodge
Ceremonies for each day.
The rock collection was figured at 33 rocks per lodge. R is for rocks. S to
S means sunrise to sunset.
The Schedule in progress:
We arrive Sunday, June 11 to meet with Rainbow Scouts at 11am to pick site,
set perimeter and set up our tents.
Monday, June 12 design camp, set up kitchen and collect 100 R, CW means
ceremony wood which are very dry wood about 4 feet long and with no
splinters, PD means promotion day which means networking and inviting our
family around the larger gathering to visit, sweat and pray
Tuesday, June 13, all together (to get to know each other) we'll collect
willows for 4 Sweat lodges, collect water and firewood for 3 sweats, first
(1)Wednesday, June 14 Build first Sweat Lodge(each for 30 people) together
and have a sweat lodge ceremony followed by launching Strawberry Fields
(2)Thursday, June 15 Build 3 Lodges, collect 300R, S to S lodges, collect
wood for 3 lodges
(2)Friday, June 16 Collect 200R and prepare 200CW
(4)Saturday, June 17 Put up First Tipi and use each sweat lodge once,
constant wood and rock collection, PD
Sunday, June 18 Collect and prepare 400CW
Monday, June 19 Collect and prepare 400CW, 300R
Tuesday, June 20 First Tipi Meeting for World Peace Prayer Day and Promotion
Wednesday, June 21 WPPD Ceremony at Main Circle
(8)Thursday, June 22 Sacred Hoop Circle Conversation and Blessing followed
by sweats all day until 11pm, 500R, collect a mountain of wood for sweats
(8)Friday, June 23 S to S lodges, 500R
Saturday, June 24 Collect 500R, a mountain of sweat wood, 400CW, PD
(2)Sunday, June 25 Collect 800R, 400CW, morning and evening sweat
(8)Monday, June 26 S to S lodges
(8)Tuesday, June 27 Put up 2 more Tipi's, 700R, 400CW, S to S lodges
(8)Wednesday, June 28 S to S lodges, PD
(8)Thursday, June 29 S to S lodges, 300R, mountain of wood
Friday, June 30 S to S lodges, Second Tipi Meeting Deep Healing Prayer
(12)Saturday, July 1 S to S lodges, Third Tipi Meeting Rainbow Family
Leadership Prayer, 1000R, PD
(12)Sunday, July 2 S to S lodges
(12)Monday, July 3 S to S lodges
(12)Tuesday, July 4 Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Tipi Prayer Ceremonies for
(8)Wednesday, July 5 S to S lodges, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth Tipi Ceremonies
for Sacred Hoop
(8)Thursday, July 6 Tenth Tipi Ceremony Honoring Mother Earth, S to S lodges
(4)Friday, July 7, Eleventh Tipi Ceremony Prayer for American political
(4)Saturday, July 8 Remove 3 sweat lodges, Twelfth Tipi Ceremonial Prayer
for One Human Family leadership and focus
(1)Sunday, July 9 last sweat and hopefully a small Meeting for camp staff
Monday July 10 Remove everything and plant grass, Strawberry Fields Peace
Pole Ceremony and leave camp entirely.
A total of 131 Sweat Lodge Ceremonies for 1600 to attend an average of 2
lodges each (about 25 per lodge)
Please notice what is missing from this or could be better defined.
Tools List (to arrive by June 12) If everyone brings what tools they have or
can borrow plus some from Colorado NAC chapters and other locals, we may
only need money to replace if things get broken.
3 hard rakes
2 leaf rakes
2 bow saws
1 hole making tool for lodges
4 flat axes
2 hand axes
4 sledge hammers
2-3 chain saws
3-4 wheel barrels
6 wood strippers to prepare ceremony wood
3 pocket knives
1 pair of scissors
Ceremony Supplies: $2555
2 fine screens to sift dirt for making alters
4 water buckets
4 ladles or cups or wrapped branches
3 ceremonial water buckets with cups both with handles
9 serving bowls plus nice spoons
300 feet all purpose rope $25
16 big sections of canvas for lodge coverings
Legal medicine ($2400)
Water sprayer to wet ground before Tipi Ceremonies
3 brooms $30
30lbs Dried Cedar
12-13 carved and decorated fire sticks
3 pitchers for tea and metal cups w/handles
Kitchen Supplies about $95
2 gas burning ranges plus gas attached $50
2 large steel pots with covers
2 sturdy long tables for prep and serving
3 chef knives
3 cutting boards
4 smaller knives
4 serving bowls
3 large spoons
2 large forks
50 reusable forks, knives and spoons
50 large sturdy plastic cups
20 real mugs
30 reusable bowls $20
50 reusable plates $25
3 large water coolers
Tipi Ceremony Morning Food for 12-13 Meetings: $540
50lbs Buffalo brought frozen $250
ice every few days $30
125 ears of corn $50
50 lbs miscellaneous berries and fine fruit (as needed so fresh) $200
Raisins and spices for meat $10
Noon Feasts assuming 40-60 person meetings: $1000-$2000
Purchase as needed locally organic actually
4 cases dark lettuce
60 lbs firm tomatoes
20 lbs squash
3 cs. assorted fruits
10 lbs honey
50 lbs quinoa and other grains
10-15 lbs spirulina ( a seriously nutritious superfood, great with lemons,
2 gallons of olive oil
Half gallon of balsamic vinaigrette
10 lbs of coffee
2 lbs of sugar
1 lb sea salt plus a shaker
1 cs. peppers
2 serving baskets for bread and fruit
Plus a few more vegetables and fruits
Some other miscellaneous thoughts to be worked in:
Our camp is separate so that certain ritual leaders have a space there which
is having no nudity or drug use often present at Rainbow Gatherings. The NAC
advice I received needs a separate camp for legal involvement. Native
American elders have requested this for them to feel safe. I hope everyone
respects this request. Hopefully we will be parking accessible without
having to go through the main gathering and also not be too close to A camp
but also be able to get to the Main Circle with ease as well.
I, Barry Tillman, will raise funds to cover the expenses as sponsor and will
be responsible for all details for the highest of integrity and comfort for
participants. I only am sponsor until others co-sponsor and they feel the
intent strongly as there own.
Once this gets going I will add a schedule of sacred conversations.
Every religion, tribe, spiritual organization and political organization
will be invited which we feel safe with.
I pray this activity is blessed by Great Spirit and guides this in every
This camp may have some ground rules which will secure attendance of certain
Please email me with names, contacts, commitments, criticisms, challenges,
lists of thoughts and details. Let us please reach a tipping point that this
years National will be more significant than normal and will bring forward
leadership in many areas to SHIFT AND GROW and find a PRODUCTIVE AND
PEACEFUL WAY OF MOVING OUR FAMILY TO MUCH GREATER IMPACT sooner, THAT OUR
FRIENDS ARE ENTERING ALL INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTING THIS FAMILY AND WE
OURSELVES BRING GLOBAL PEACE AND PARADISE THROUGH responsibility,
commitment, teamwork and love.
I pray representatives of all cultures or religions with positive global
intentions or prophesies be present this year and visit our camp and meet in
circles to create detailed plans of interaction and outcome.
I understand our Rainbow Family relationship to "leadership" and
"organization" wants consensus and not hierarchies and so I will try to
implement that in this work.
Please make a prayer for our Sacred Hoop Camp and all pertinent energies
involved. Thank You Sacred Runners, Sun Dancers, Elders, Ancestors, Star
People, Angels, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, to safeguard the next seven
generations and for All My Relations World Leadership Community, may we be
one with Great Spirit.
Please contact me with questions, to be a helper, to offer funds, to give
advice, to offer to add ceremonies to our schedule, to be a ceremony leader
at the camp, to add anything to this. I have never organized a camp like
this but feel I can do it, especially with your joining me in this circle as
a co-sponsor with or without funds. I know this is a really good idea which
will be fantastic if we do it together. Thank you with all my love,
Barry Mathew Tillman
I am away for a Vision Quest Ceremony from May 16-22
Please talk amongst yourselves.
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