Gathering Of Circles
Updated 08/03/2013

Workshops, Sweat Lodges and Children's Activities

   Wanda Wade (Mama Uma) is the Workshop Coordinator for 2013


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Wanda Wade

"Wanda has taught yoga and dance for thirty-five years She received her yoga certification from the Sivinanda Ashram and is a certified Bowen Work Practitioner. She combines the disciplines of dance, yoga and healing therapy in a warm light-hearted way that appeals to children and adults alike. "


Wanda is responsible for getting all the workshops together and scheduling them. It is a tough job. 

Wanda Wade, 236 Hurt Street, Dublin, TX 76446, (254) 445-3789, 


Courtni Hale - Click to enlarge"Uniting the Divine Feminine and Masculine"
Courtni "StarHeart" Hale
Friday 09:00 to 10:30 am

In order to Unite and Balance the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine, we must first distinguish between them in their primordial forms, and ignite their channels in our etheric body. I would like to offer several different esoteric traditions' views on Masculine and Feminine energies, how to balance and unite them to provide a third unique aspect available to us in these times more readily, Divine Spiritual Consciousness, sometimes referred to as ambrosia, or nectar of the Gods. Using physical motions similar to Chi Gong, as well as visualizations based on the esoteric information shared, we will send attendees home with the knowledge and practice needed to shift their personal energies into the Golden Age. Includes breathing, movement, meditation and crystal healing (Two Bears)

My name is Karma Jampa Llhamo ("The Act of Unconditional Love" in Tibetan) and I have more than twenty years experience studying esoteric traditions in Judeo-Christian, Native American, Yogic, Chinese and Tibetan lineages. At the core I have found a great deal of similarities and would like to share the teachings around polarity balancing in Male and Female Divine Energies. I have practiced little-known techniques, which I believe are meant to ignite special glands that bring the human being into their higher spiritual consciousness and capacities, sometimes referred to as Siddhis. In our times, many more people will have access to these spiritual abilities due to the changing energies in our galaxy. The techniques are simple and not in the least harmful. Additionally I hope that Mike Two Bears will share his crystal healing technology to clear our energetic channels before preparing to ignite the Ida and Pingala (Yin and Yang) channels, creating the alchemical gold, the ambrosia-like substance released when the two energetic columns are balanced and united and the central brain connectors are ignited.

"Spirit Dance"
Courtni "StarHeart" Hale
Thursday 02:00 to 3:30 pm

Friday night we would like to dance together under the stars and welcome in Ghost Dance, well known as it was brought into use by Wowoka, and continued through several traditions including Lakota. This Dance allows us to each work through our ancestral DNA's miasms, or glitches, by sitting with the spirits from our historical lineage. When we truly feel compassion for their suffering, and we commit to dance for humanity, we are freed from the cycle of suffering which we are meant to release in our times. This fits perfectly into the prophecies about the return of the children of light, and the turning of the ancient calendars into the Golden Age.

I am a traditionally trained medicine person. My path has included the Spirit Dance (Ghost Dance) and I have been given the instructions from my intercessor (Bill Running Wolf Louse) to carry on and share this sacred ceremony. I facilitate a circle called Urban Shaman, where we hold several kinds of ceremony, including Kiva Lodge, sweats, and a Women's Holding Ceremony. This Dance will be held in collaboration with Enrique from Abilene, and will be the precursor to a later group Spirit Dance in September. 

Courtni Hale, 


Click to enlarge"Take a ride with the Tao Girl"
Devorah Stewart 
Friday 09:00 to 10:30 am

Kundalini Risings, Unitive Experience, Spirit Possession, and Prophecy. How Electro-magnetic activity and Environmental toxins can effect our relation with Great Creator. Learn the secrets of the devi and how to navigate the coming times by creating frequency and vibration of your own.

I come from a line of healers, my father taught me the ways of true supernatural aspects of Christianity. In my 20's I read the Tao-te-Ching and liked the way of simple observation. After ten years in the military as a mental health counselor, I spent ten years ranching on remote ranches which sowed the seeds for what was to come. In 1991 I was called to a mesa and given a vision. In 1998 I had a kundalini rising, visions and encounters with ancient elders. For many years I've pondered and learned. At GOC the past two years I have been recognized as a devi, which was the sign I was looking for to truly reclaim my birth name: Devorah

Devorah Stewart, 8713 Greenbrier DR, San Antonio TX 78209, (970) 903-7382,



"Shamanic Journey Drumming"
Cliff "WinterFox" Buchanan
Thursday 02:00 to 03:30 pm

Cliff will lead a "Shamanic Journey" to the "lower world" to find your "power animal". Your power animal is a "helper" to help you understand yourself through understanding the various traits and characteristics of your power animal. Cliff will use the powerful sound of the drum as a vehicle for your travels. Discussion will follow. 

Cliff is a computer consultant in Odessa, Texas and has led many Shamanic Journeys, sweat lodges, and gatherings. Cliff has been a volunteer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for the past six years. He devotes two days per month along with Shawna Mitchell bringing ceremony and study classes to Native American offenders. Cliff is particularly excited to be teaching the White Bison "Wellbriety program to 75 inmates.

Cliff Buchanan, 1404 Castle Road, Odessa, TX 79762, (432) 550-3302 H  


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"Critical Consciousness and Optimism"
Cesar "Condor Eagle" Rossatto
Thursday 02:00 to 3:30 pm

This workshop will look at how people perceive and use time, their levels of critical consciousnesses of lack of it. This self-empowerment exercise will assist participants to see themselves as history makers and how to develop self and collective awareness for social transformation.

I am a Ph.D university professor with 14 years of experience, who gives these kind of talks all over the world. I am author of several books, including one on optimism. I am an urban shaman with 10 years of practice, healing the wounds of social conflicts. 

Cesar Rossatto, 316 Resler Ridge Drive, El Paso, TX 79912, (915) 603-6294, 



Thursday 03:30 to 05:00 pm



bob_wade_with_fan.jpg (429012 bytes)"Chi Gong and Tai Chi Push Hands"
Bob Wade
Friday 09:00 to 10:30 am

Learning and practicing the Eight Brocades Traditional Chi Gong form and Tai Chi Sensing Hands principals which are useful in everyday life. 

Bob is known for his beautiful landscape paintings of Texas and the Southwest. He has been practicing, training and teaching Tai Chi since 1986.

Bob Wade, 236 Hurt Street, Dublin, TX 76446, (254) 445-3789, 


Click to enlarge"Reiki Healing"
Donna Pounds
Thursday 3:30 to 05:00 pm

What is Reiki? When asked that question, I am flooded with intense emotion and passion. Simply put, it is Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that promotes overall balance. It can be so many things - revealing, re-living, journeying, healing, releasing, re-remembering - etc., etc. It is best experienced and then defined by you and your experience

I "accidentally" practiced energy healing for some 20+ years without knowing there was a name for it! Once I experienced the power of Reiki for the first time in 2008, I couldn't get enough of it! I made the decision to become a Reiki Master, and I can't tell you how rewarding it has been. So come on by and experience it for yourself!

Donna Pounds, 911 W. Kansas, Midland TX 79701,  (432) 528-6801 



"Discovering And Taking Your Power"
Brett "Windrunner" Messer
Thursday 03:30 to 05:00 pm

Do you know who you really are, and why you are here? Well most of humanity doesn't know what or who they are, or what they are doing here. My mentors told me long ago to take my power, but none have been very clear what that means or how to do this. I now have some of the clues. Come and share what you know of this, and let us discover Who WE Really Are!

Brett Messer is a founding member and Pipe Carrier for The Rainbow Bridge Clan. Brett has co-led many spiritual gatherings since 1990. 

 Brett Messer, 10037 Westland, Odessa, TX 79764, (432) 254-5204,  


Click to enlarge  "Pancake Breakfast"
June Baldwin
 and Her Band of Kitchen Elves 
Friday 11:00 am- 1:00 pm 

June Baldwin has become chef extraordinaire!! Cliff's World Famous Pancake Breakfast has now been served to hundreds of people who have all exclaimed: "These are the best pancakes I ever tasted!!" June has served these pancakes to the Price-Daniel prison in Snyder Texas. That is a very rewarding experience especially when you hear the comment: "I have not tasted bacon in seven years". June plans to serve sausage at GOC this year. Any cooks out there, bring your chefs' hat and any food you would like to donate.  Please bring your plate, coffee cup, and appetite!  Any donation is appreciated, but we suggest $3.00 per person as a minimum.

June Baldwin, 1404 Castle Road, Odessa, TX 79762, (432) 550-8747, 

Donna Pounds - Face Painting
Bob & Wanda Wade and Enrique Hynes - Prepare for Sweet Medicine Dance
Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Morning Meditation and Tai Chi
Thursday and Friday Morning at 07:30 am
Offered by Bob And Wanda Wade


   Sweat Lodge Schedule

Thursday Children's Sweat: 4PMShawna Mitchell

Thursday Night 8PM: 
Women's Sweat Lodge -
Pat McCabe
Men's Sweat Lodge - 
Mike Andews

Friday Sunrise Coed Sweat:  4:30am- Enrique Hynes

Friday night Coed Sweat after the Sweet Medicine DanceShawna Mitchell, 

Dress for the  sweat lodge consists of shorts, swim trunks, or sarong for the men and T-shirt 'n  shorts, swimsuit, dress, or sarong for the women. Please bring a towel to sit on. Women on their Moon time will be allowed to participate in the Women's Lodge, Sunrise Coed Lodge, and Friday Night Coed Lodge.

Please be well hydrated if you are planning to attending any of the lodges and encourage your children to drink water throughout the day if they are attending the Children's Lodge. An altar is available outside the Lodge for placement of any items you may wish to have empowered by this sacred and healing ceremony. It is appropriate to give a tobacco offering in appreciation to those conducting the Lodge. If you have any questions or concerns please call or E-mail.


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