Reflections:   October 1998.    4th Qtr 1998

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Blessings and prayers of health, happiness and prosperity to the Sundance Chiefs, Charles and Godfrey Chipps, as well as to the entire Chipps family for the Sundances they hosted in South Dakota and Oregon. Words are unable to convey the depth of respect and gratitude I feel for their generosity in permitting us not only to live on their Magical land but to participate in this most Sacred of ceremonies. The Medicine of the dances this year was profound- beyond description. I am honoured to know and support this family. Food, clothing and financial donations can be sent to the Woptura Medicine Society, P.O. Box 257, Wanblee, SD 57577.

I am also grateful to Marianne, Gene and Molly at the Gaia Healing Center in Mt. Airy, Maryland for their hospitality, integrity and friendship. The land they steward is beautiful. The center a healing, nurturing space. Consequently, the workshops and ceremonies I had the privilege of performing there were powerful. There is a strong possibility that the Gaia Healing Center will serve as the site for an East coast Indigenous Lifeways program. For information on their center and the workshops offered there, contact Marianne or Gene, c/o The Gaia Healing Center, 8002 B Dolly Hyde Rd., Mt. Airy, MD, 21771.

Phillip

Last updated Oct, 1998