Gathering Of Circles
Updated 08/03/2013

                            Schedule Of Events



Wednesday Evening

06:00 to 07:30 

Welcome and introductions – Brett Messer - You will also be smudged with sage and sweet grass to prepare for the weekend of ceremony. A Oneness Blessing wil be led by Shawna Mitchell and Karen McGinniess also.

07:30 to 09:00 


Pipe Ceremony - Brett Messer - Brett was passed the GOC pipe from Pamela Lightsong Scheler in Odessa TX in 2009.  Brett is now the Pipe Carrier for the Rainbow Bridge Clan.  He creates sacred space through ceremony. He will be assisted by other pipe carriers, as is our tradition to open the weekend ceremonies.

10:00 to 10:30 "Spiders and Dreams!" - Winterfox trailer -Raven tales video - popcorn served


Thursday Morning

07:30 to 08:00 Sunrise Meditation and Tai Chi with Bob and Wanda Wade

08:00 to 09:00  

Brett will continue introductions for people who did not make the circle Wednesday night. Smudging again.

09:00 to 10:00 

Welcome words from WinterFox (Cliff Buchanan). Here is where we acknowledge the coordinators, which are responsible for organizing the various activities of our weekend. Each workshop presenter will say a few brief words about their workshop. Also, any special announcements and reminders will be made here.

10:00 to 12:00

Pat McCabe is our featured speaker for 2013. She will address us with words pertaining to our theme "Love is All is Love!"


Thursday Afternoon - Workshops

01:00 to 04:00  Children's Activities - Jennifer Caviness

02:00 to 03:30 

"Shamanic Journey Drumming" - Cliff Buchanan

02:00 to 03:30 "Spirit Dance" - Courtni "StarHeart" Hale
02:00 to 03:30 "Critical Consciousness and Optimism" - Cesar "Condor Eagle"Rossatto
03:30 to 05:00  
03:30 to 05:00 "Reki Healing" - Dona Pounds
03:30 to 05:00 "Discovering and Taking Your Power" - Brett "Windrunner" Messer


Thursday Evening - Sweat Lodges

04:00 to 05:00 

Children’s Sweat Lodge - Shawna Mitchell

05:00 to 05:30

Yoga with ???

08:00 to 10:00 

Women’s Sweat Lodge - Pat McCabe

08:00  to 10:00 

Men's Sweat Lodge - Mike Andrews
10:00 to 10:30 "How Raven Stole the Sun!" - Winterfox trailer -Raven tales video - popcorn served


Friday Morning

04:30 to 07:30

Co-ed Dawn Sweat Lodge - Enrique Hynes

07:30 to 08:00 Sunrise Meditation and Tai Chi with Bob and Wanda Wade


Friday Morning - Workshops

09:00 to 10:30

"Uniting the Divine Feminine and Masculine" - Courtni "StarHeart" Hale

09:00 to 10:30  "Take a Ride With the Tao Girl" - Devorah Stewart
09:00 to 10:30  "Chi Gong and Tai Chi Push Hands" - Bob Wade

11:00  to 01:00 pm 

"World Famous Pancakes" - June Baldwin - (Odessa Texas)


Friday Afternoon

01:00 to 05:30  Children's Activities - Jennifer Cavines
01:30 to 03:00 Men's Bundle - Mike Kelley
01:30 to 03:00 Women's Bundle - Wanda Wade

02:00 to 03:00

Drumming Team Practice - Bobby Ashworth

03:30 to 06:00 

Bob and Wanda Wade & Enrique Hynes - Preparation for the Sweet Medicine Dance  – Everyone pitches in to prepare the dance circle. 

05:00 to 05:30 Yoga with ???
03:00 to 06:00 Face Painting - Donna Pounds

Dusk to 11:00 

Time to dance your dance of life and find your own Sweet Medicine. Gather for the processional, which will enter the dance circle from the four cardinal directions. Choose your direction or... let it choose you. Trust in Spirit to guide you this night to find what your soul needs. Dress your best, paint your face, wear your mask... or not, find your center and dance your best.

11:00 to 01:30 am

Co-ed Sweat Lodge  Courtni "StarHeart" Hale

Saturday Morning & Evening

08:00 to 09:00 Smudging, announcements.
Raffles - Shawna Mitchell - You do not have to be present to win, but it helps.
09:00 to 11:00 

“Talking Stick and Give a Way” – Brett Messer

Bring a gift wrapped in a paper bag for the “give-a-way.” This should be something of significance (meaningful) to you, which you now want to relinquish your attachment to, and pass on to a new keeper. The size or monetary value of this item is irrelevant but the more significant to you the better. It may be symbolic of something of yourself, which you have or wish to turn loose of so that your “hands” are freed up for your present pursuits. Listen to your heart in deciding what to “give-a-way” at this time.

11:00 to 01:00 pm

“Feast” Bring “pot luck” dish and share the fellowship at June's kitchen! Please stay as long as you can to help take down the sweat lodges and police the campsites.
01:00 to 1:30 pm Closing Pipe Ceremony - Brett Messer
07:00 to ??? Drumming/Singing Circle - Pete Phillips - Don't miss it!
10:00 to 10:30 "Pow Wow Highway" - Winterfox trailer -87 min movie video - bring your own popcorn

Sunday Morning

Take down circle canopy and sweat lodges and pack up and clean up the camp area and head home.



2013 Coordinators – Thank you!



Brett Messer (432) 254-5204 

Sweat Lodge 

Enrique Hynes
Shawna Mitchell
(210) 414-8268
(325) 668-2563  


Shawna Mitchell
Sarah Starkey
(325) 668-2563
(325) 660-3453


Cliff Buchanan 

(432) 550-3302 


Wanda Wade (254) 592-8774 

Welcome Table 

June Baldwin 
Wanda Wade
Donna Trammell
Jan Leenhouts-Martin

(432) 550-8747
(254) 592-8774
(254) 246-2930
(360) 464-7957

Children's Activities

Jennifer Caviness 
Hillary Freestone
(432) 266-0753 


Donna Trammell (254) 246-2930 

Environmental Focus   

 June Baldwin 

(432) 550-8747 

Sweet Medicine Dance 

Cathy Martin (325) 201-7880 


Mike Andrews  (575) 770-4321 

Drumming Team 

Bobby Ashworth

(915) 867-5847 


Shawna Mitchell (325) 668-2563 
Songs & Music Sarah Starkey
Cathy Martin
(325) 201-7880

Pancake Brunch 

June Baldwin 

(432) 550-8747 


Rules:     Radios will not be allowed except with earphones. Dogs must be kept on a leash. No drugs or alcohol.
Wear loose comfortable clothing in sweat lodges. No smoking in Sacred Circles or workshops. 
Do not move downed logs because of endangered salamanders.

Disclaimer: No ceremony we perform should be construed to be a traditional Native American ceremony.


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