Peace Chamber News September

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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


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 

Hope Peace Chamber model

Enjoy this video tour of the model for Hope Peace Chamber. Isn't it beautiful?

My friend Stevan Hall is building the model. I am grateful for his ingenuity and spirit.

This gorgeous structure is being constructed in real life at Hope Peace Ceremonies. It will be a cordwood and cob building with a reciprocal roof structure holding a living roof. It came from the galaxy, but it's of the earth!

Please join us as a Mission Partner and support the building of Hope Peace Chamber with your donations and by sharing this blog with your friends, twitter, and facebook. It's a world project.


Eagle eye view.

Sweat Lodge and Deep Freedom

Dear Friends,

The next sweat lodge is happening on Saturday April 3, 2010
12 Noon to 6 or 7 pm
We will begin with ceremony at the Peace Chamber.
There is a chance that the sacred Kubota will excavate that day too.  So much depends on the weather.
This Lodge is very important for Supporting the Peace Chamber site as we disturb the earth for the building process.

Offering: $30.00

RSVP required. Please respond by Friday April 2.
Thank you for your courtesy.
Scroll to the bottom of this email for a list of what to bring and directions.


My friend Olivier Tryba has answered my invitation to come to Maine in May with his wonderful work on his way to Europe, where he will spend three months teaching and writing.
His workshop is called:

Deep Freedom, Deep Connection!: 

Living Authentically with Natural Wisdom & Connective Desire,

A Visionary Journey Through & Beyond Cultural Trances

May 22-23, 2010

I have found Olivier's work to be an anchor for all the medicine I have received through my 8 years of initiation with Nut Tmu-Ankh and Grandfather Joseph Rael.  Olivier and I are inviting 10 visionary leaders to join us for this experiential weekend, which I call Permaculture for the Soul. This is for you if you are called to leadership in any field that is preparing the human race and the earth  for thriving in THIS TIME, OUR TIME of transformation. This is for you if you've been engaged in personal growth and spiritual development for years, and yet, the change you seek has eluded you. Deep Freedom, Deep Connection will show you why that hasn't worked. I promise!

In a couple of days, I will be sending you a letter from Olivier describing the weekend in detail, along with prices and other information.  I look forward to taking this inward journey with you and Olivier!

Did you know that you can subscribe to Hope Peace Ceremonies through the website and through a facebook Fan Page?
You can keep up with news, events, and videos of what's happening at Hope Peace Chamber through the internet media.
Please visit  and if you are on facebook, become a fan of

Many blessings!
Diva Carla

Hope Peace Chamber updates

I subscribe to Mike Dooley's Notes from the Universe. This is what dearest Universe sent me this morning:

Carla!! Of course you can! YES, this year! That and more! Easy, done, HISTORY. Just imagine it, feel it, and leap like your pants are on fire... I'll catch you.

I'm there now, waiting, and all I can tell you is that a Hope Peace Chamber is just the tiniest tip of the iceberg.

    The Universe

Snow rune 10 This Equinox weekend in Maine was all about that! The weather was an early gift. Where the past two spring Equinox found me snowshoeing in the woods photographing snow runes, this weekend was warm (70 on Saturday), sunny, no snow, and no bugs! I spent the weekend taking steps to start building the Peace Chamber.

I met a neighbor, Ryan Entwhistle, who has a few acres in permaculture and a straw bale house. He has two tall straight fir or hemlock trees. I am not sure which, but he is cutting them down, and I can have them for the Peace Chamber. A lot of the wood henge structure is standing in those two trees. Another neighbor has offered some pine. I'll be looking at her place next week sometime. There is pine, spruce and popple on the property that's ready to fell and peel for the cordwood ends. We need long trees for the reciprocal roof rafters. Here's a video of the inspiration for Hope Peace Chamber building.

Then I found out my other neighbors have a truck with a log grabber on it. So I can hire them to bring the trees to Hope Peace Ceremonies. 

I talked to Sam, who will do the excavation with the sacred Kubota. He's working on the Island for a month or so, but may be able to come over here with his machine April 3rd. So much depends on weather.

Chances are we need a load of crush rock for a footing. I still need a builder who has some experience with natural building and turf roofs to advise us on a few crucial points, and help with some structural decisions, material calculations, weight bearing loads. Any suggestions? 

Last night I made a solo sweat lodge. The Peace Chamber is requiring lots of ceremony before we start digging. And my healing work with art and orgasmic alchemy is also requiring lots of ceremony. On April 3rd, we'll have chanting and ceremony at the Peace Chamber followed by a sweat lodge. There is a chance we'll be standing on the new floor elevation of the chamber!

As soon as the Peace Chamber is excavated, we'll be scheduling the Long Dance on the site. Stay tuned!

With Blessings of Peace, 

(and a reminder that Universe is standing with you on your dream too)

Diva Carla

Hope Peace Chamber news

This is a time of powerful blessing and challenge for our earth.
Hope Peace Chamber chooses 2010 to be born. You are invited to be part of the family.

It is time to prepare the Peace Chamber site for building. I'll be talking to Sam and his Sacred Kubota excavator this coming weekend, and we'll dig out the site within the next week or so.

Then we build the structural "woodhenge", the reciprocal roof frame, and prepare the cordwood for building walls.
View this blog post at to see the video that inspired the cordwood and cob building we are planning for the Peace Chamber.

Some of the building material is here on the land. We will need some of it donated from other sites. If you know of a place with big pine, spruce or fir that will make good posts for the wood henge, and sturdy long rafters for the reciprocal roof, please let me know.
Hay, gravel, drainage pipe, duct work and bottles (see the video), and other materials are needed, as well as equipment and people to operate it. Cash and donations in kind are needed to get this baby up and singing!

Over the next few weeks I'll be posting schedules, supplies, and ways you can be involved. For now, please write me with ideas, networking suggestions on natural building, and expressions of commitment to get muddy and dirty with building Hope Peace Chamber. And join us to pray and chant in the upcoming sweat lodges.

Sunday, March 21 and Saturday, April 3
Noon to 6 pm approximately

We will begin with ceremony at the Peace Chamber site.
Then we'll start the fire and prepare the sweat lodge.
These lodges will be singing lodges, chanting to support the new chamber.
Pot luck feast following

Offering for each lodge: $30

There is space for 10 people in each of these lodges.
RSVP is required to attend these lodges.
Please RSVP by March 19 for the March 21 lodge
and by April 1 for the April 3 lodge.

Scroll to the bottom for list of things to bring for sweat lodge and directions to Hope Peace Ceremonies.


Save this Date!
May 22 - 23
Dare to Unknow! an introduction to Deep Freedom Now

My friend Olivier Tryba is bringing his experiential workshop into the nature of Being, Feeling, and our Ancestral Wisdom
We have space for 10 Deep Freedom adventurers in the weekend. An email with more information and price will be arriving by next week.

Besides my years of Sun Moon Dancing and my Initiation in the Temple of Wombn, my work and play with Olivier has been the most meaningful work I've engaged. My conversations with him provided an opening in my foundation that allowed the Dance medicine and Orgasmic Alchemy medicine to anchor firmly. His work is essential for people leading communities through the changes and challenges that are upon us now. This is Soul Permaculture for the Linchpins of our time.

And Olivier is a hoot to hang out with. He's fun, outrageous, irreverent, full of love and more than a little coyote.
He's come into his medicine through a long, earthy, world wide journey. I can't wait for you to meet him and experience your own gifts through his work.

Please let me know of your interest right away. Don't wait for details!


After a deep quiet winter of inner work, Hope Peace Ceremonies is quickening with life!
This is the year we have been waiting for, and we are the ones we have been waiting for!
On digging day, when the Sacred Kubota comes to the Peace Chamber, I'll let you know.

I'd love to have a group of your here, with cornmeal, tobacco, and cameras! (and food)

With Loving Blessings,

Diva Carla