Previous month:
July 2010
Next month:
September 2010

August 2010

Peace Chamber News September

In this newsletter:

Thank you

Peace Chamber

Sweat lodge Sept. 12

Long Dance October 16-17

Gifts to Hope Peace Ceremonies

Awakening Passion Peace Abundance

My thanks to each of you who came to Awaken Passion Peace and Abundance and celebrate Hope Peace Chamber on Tuesday. Deepest gratitude to Shawn Madden, Anna Mather, and David Dodson and friends for your gifts of music, energy, dancing and Love!

I want you to know I see you all. I see your gifts, your powers, your blessings, and I love you! I claim you as my people, with honor for all you are and all you give. You warm my heart and bless me. I can’t wait till you come back to the land and I can embrace you all again.

Peace Chamber News

Log peeling party Saturday and Sunday September 4-5

The excavator is coming! Late next week! It’s time. It’s time to peel the pine logs. Come on over this coming weekend. I’ll be around Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. Let’s do a little work and eat some food together, and enjoy the beauty of the land and this glorious summer. The pine borers have separated the bark from the tree. I can lift it off with a butter knife. A bunch of us can work for an hour and git her done, and then go jump in the lake, after some cantaloupe and ice cream.  If you can't come on the weekend, I am around all week. Call 763-4356 and come on over for a little while. I'd love to see you and every bit makes a difference. Thank you!


Sweat Lodge September 12

On Sunday, September 12, we are rebuilding the sweat lodge and initiating it with a sweat ceremony. We’ll begin at 10 am with the building and sweat later in the afternoon.

Bring a bag lunch and potluck for the post sweat feast.  This new lodge welcomes the Peace Chamber to the land, and is also preparation of the energy of the Long Dance.

Suggested donation: $30

Long Dance

October 16-17, join us for the Long Dance vision quest. One of Grandfather Joseph Rael’s inspired ceremonies, the Long Dance asks us to dance our past, present, and future as individuals and as a community drumming for each other. This year, we will make a dance arbor within the Peace Chamber site and continue dancing Passion Peace and Abundance, the themes of the Horn of Plenty. Each dancer makes a banner expressing his or her past, present, and desires for the future, and brings it to the dance to hang in the arbor while we are dancing. We gather on Saturday morning to prepare the site, followed by a sweat lodge, then we have a light meal and enter the dance arbor to dance our visions through the night. We return to the house to rest and share a potluck brunch.

Dance Chiefs are Carla Sanders and Fire Chief Ferris Donoso. You will receive an email by early next week with your detailed invitation to Vision Quest Ceremony.


The Mission of Hope Peace Ceremonies

Hope Peace Chamber is the centerpiece of the mission of Hope Peace Ceremonies, which is to support spiritual activists and healers through ceremony, permaculture, art, wealth and orgasmic energy. We've posted an article on the website that tells about the origin of the Peace Chamber and the emergence of Hope Peace Chamber.

Even if you live far away or can’t directly participate in ceremony at this time, you can still bless the Peace Chamber and its medicine. You can participate in and support the Peace Chamber through donations. Each person receiving this email giving $10.00 and sharing the invitation to give with a few friends supplies the money required to complete the first phase of the Peace Chamber this fall. The goal is $10,000.00, with $3,500.00 needed to complete the first phase of building this fall. We have received about 15% of this amount over the course of the year. We need to gather the remaining amount in the next few weeks in order to have the structure of the Peace Chamber in place before winter sets in.

NOW IS THE TIME! For your convenience there is a paypal button for donations at If you prefer to mail a check please contact me by email or phone for information.


We also invite you to consider being a Mission Partner. Look into the heart of your abundance to see if you have a larger gift to make for Hope Peace Ceremonies. Please call me at 763-4356 for a conversation of how we may be of service with you. We are here for you and your mission, to help you build your community as well. Call upon us.

With Loving Blessings,

Diva Carla Sanders


Lighten Up for Passion, Peace, Abundance

This evening I sat in David Dodson's living room listening and singing along as he and Shawn Madden played some tunes they be  doing tonight at Awakening Passion Peace and Abundance. OH MY GODDESS~!

It is going to be more awesome, amazing and fun than I could have imagined. If you can possibly come to Hope, Don't miss it! See the post above and below for details!

Here's a video of Shawn's rousing, uplifting and unforgettable song, Lighten Up!

Awakening Passion, Peace, Abundance

Come and Celebrate the Peace Chamber as we


with performance by

David Dodson

Shawn Madden

Anna Mather

and a host of other talent

(including YOU! bring your instruments to Jam, and your dancing shoes to boogie)

Your Emcee for the night is 21st-century troubadour Shawn Madden,

 who will perform his own special blend of inspirational

"funky-acoustic-soul-pop with a touch of the blues".


Shawn is known internationally for his dynamic performances

filled with great songs, lively conversations about the lightness and

meaning of life, and spontaneous eruptions of crowd participation!

Here is a clip of "Horizon",

a song from David Dodson's new album, which will be available at the event!

Come as you are and enjoy basking in the glow of the full moon

as we AWAKEN to Passion, Peace, and Abundance!

Tickets for this event are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bake-sale goodies will be available for purchase;

proceeds to benefit the Peace Hope Chamber.

 Use the PayPal link below to purchase advance tickets. 

We will email you confirmation.

We look forward to being with you on Tuesday, August 24th

for a unique and intimate evening

of inspirational and uplifting entertainment!

If you have questions or comments, please email us at:

(And the gorgeous Model of Hope Peace Chamber will be on display)

Awakening Hope

A Garden Spider Tale

Spider Medicine is powerful on the land at Hope Peace Ceremonies. We honor this medicine by writing this blog, among other ways. We leave the back yard in natural meadow for most of the summer so that birds, bees, butterflies and spiders will have rich habitat to support their lives, and bless us with their presence.

August 1st, quite early for summer, we found a mother garden spider putting finishing touches on her egg orb, an act that foreshadows her death by hours. We posted a photo essay about the life and death of a garden spider at facebook. Click on the picture below to view it.

   Egg orb in goldenrod plant