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September, 2016
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House of Mica Peace Chamber Newsletter

Autumn at the House of Mica Peace Chamber 

Autumn time is harvest time.  It is a time to reap the results of all our work.  So many people feel that the past year involved a lot of really hard work.
 
So, let's relax and party!

Saturday, November 5th, 6-9 pm
Party in the upstairs of the new Barn


with the musical trio of
 

Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies
 
Rick and Elisa heard Bryan's trio play several times in Albany over the last few months and their music is fun, infectious and definitely party-worthy.  Trombone, bass, acoustic guitar and vocals with lots of improv will leave you feeling like you are in the roaring 50s or in a down-home club in the French Quarter of New Orleans or at a community swing dance party way off the beaten track. You will smile, tap your feet and, if you swing dance, might even want to get up and dance. And, by the way, on the upper floor of the barn there is lots of room to dance. If you don't believe us, check our Bryan's website and listen to a song or two.  

This party is also a fund raiser for the House of Mica.  A cover charge of $10 or more will help us cover House of Mica Peace Chamber expenses and be able to continue to invite all to attend events without regardless of ability to offer give-away.
 
Come with your friends. Bring your children, bring your mother or your Aunt Sophia or Uncle Charlie.  We will have food so you can come for dinner, snacks or beverages.

We'd love to see everyone!
   
Please feel free to share this newsletter with others.  People may also request this newsletter by emailing us at homica@nycap.rr.com.   

Be sure to visit our website for more information.  
Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies
Sweat Lodge Purification Ceremonies 
 
Please join us for the sacred purification ceremony. Let us know that you plan to attend some time the week before the ceremony.  

Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 am
Autumn season Sweat Lodge. We will light the fire at 11 am and enter the lodge by 1 pm. Chanting for peace and a ceremony at the center altar of the peace chamber will follow the lodge. 

Saturday November 12th at 11:00 am.
We will light the fire at 11 am and go into the lodge around 1pm. 

LOGISTICS: Please review carefully

Arriving at the time we light the fire is appreciated and deepens your experience of the ceremony. Everyone should arrive no later than one hour after the scheduled time to light the fire. Please bring a modest bathing suit, two towels and something for a potluck meal after the ceremony. The day usually wraps up around 5-6 hours after the listed start time. It is important to give yourself time so you do not have to rush off. Donations of $15 to $25 are appreciated. More if you can, less if you can't. Ceremony is always open to all. 
White Place -  by Greg Wait

Plateau blast furnace
White cathedrals
Endless blue sky
27 millions years
have settled this dessert
Sacred home of heat and wind
rain and spirit
We spring up the snaking steep canyon
following ancient lava flows
until the path becomes narrow
We finish where we started
on a labyrinth to the stars
Raven on the tallest spire
calls the day
Freedom expanding
On August 18-21, 2016 the House of Mica held the second Sun-Moon Dance on sacred land overlooking the White Place, in northern New Mexico.  The beauty of this place imprints the soul and helps us expand into new dimensions of consciousness.  We are grateful to our sponsors, Bill and Sonja. May their family and friends be blessed, If you are interested in dancing on this sacred land with us in 2017, please be in touch. The dates of the dance will be forthcoming. 
World Wide Chanting for Peace
Winter Solstice, Tuesday, December 20, 6:00 pm
 

Join with friends on the Winter Solstice to honor
the turning of the seasons and raise a voice for peace.
 
We will chant from 7-8pm and then peace chambers and other groups
from around the world and across the US
will each chant for one hour in succession to create
 a 24 hour call for peace.
 
Call or email your intent to attend, as well as if you would like to chant at a specific time from your location for an hour to help create 24 hours of continuous chanting for peace. 
You can reach us at 518-729-2429.
The Mid-Winter Drumming Vision Quest will be held February 3-5
If you are interested, email us to hold a spot and 
put these dates on your calendar.
Fire Ceremony for Peace - Held on the 7th of each month at 7 pm

On the 7th of each month at 7 pm, we conduct Fire Ceremony for world peace and the healing of the waters. A fire is built in a sacred manner in the courtyard of the peace chamber.  Prayers for healing, purification of the waters and global peace are offered.  We watch the fire carefully and open ourselves to receiving insights, teachings and inspiration. Each of the peace chambers around the world conducts this ceremony so we are connecting to global network of caring souls.

Please email to let us know that you are coming at least two days before the ceremony.    
The House of Mica Inc. is federally recognized as a non-profit organization.  General donations to the House of Mica, that is donations that are made separate from your give-away to participate in a specific event, are tax-deductible. We will provide you with documentation needed to claim the donations as a tax deduction. These general donations help make the work accessible to all regardless of ability to offer give-away and will also help support our "dance away" program.
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