Full Circleis based on the books written individually and together by J.T. and Michael Garrett as authors to preserve the spiritual traditions, culturally rich tapestry and beautiful ways of right relationship to self, others and nature as Medicine in Cherokee ceremony. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
PRAYER - Blessing Way
O Great One, I come before you in a humble manner, giving thanks for all living things in Creation. I offer the clarity of my mind, body, spirit and natural space in prayer to you, O Great One, for the spirit of all Creation. I offer thanks and what gifts I have to Four Sacred Directions and powers of the universe and I pray: To the spirit of fire in the East, To the spirit of Earth in the South, To the spirit of Water in the West, To the Spirit of Wind in the North.
I pray and give thanks to you O Great One. I pray and give thanks to Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon, and all of our relations in the Greater Circle of Life. I thank you for your power, energy, wisdom and sacred gifts, because without you and the guidance of all my relations, I would not be able to live, and love, and grow, and feel and learn. I ask that I be shown another way if I have ever harmed or hurt other living things. I pray, offering what gifts I have, that you may guide us, heal us, purify us, and protect us. I pray for all of our relations that we may exist together in harmony and balance. "Wah Doh" J.T. and Michael Garrett
Dear Friends of Full Circle:
You are invited to join us on September 15, 16, & 17, 2017 at the Chestnut Tree Inn in Cherokee, North Carolina for our Fall Full Circle weekend gathering. Registration will begin at 6:30 PM on Friday evening with Full Circle starting at 7 PM in the hotel conference room. We will close the circle no later than noon on Sunday.
The focus of this Full Circle is on the teachings of Little Animals in Cherokee culture and traditions. We will also focus on the role of the Moons and Ceremonies of the Ancient Ones. The positive influences surrounding us can become integrated into our Medicine Wheel and Way of Life. The teachings will include Nature and Animal Totems that guide us as helpers. You will be part of group activities in finding your own guides. As Doc Sequoyah once said, "Let our Little Animals and everything in Nature be our teachers and helpers. If we listen and learn to accept, we will better understand how we are all brothers and sisters helping one another."
The legends and stories about Cherokee Moons teaches us how to protect our families. We have Nature and Animals to guide us in accepting relationships and our changing roles today. Insects, fish, plants, animals, and stones also have lessons and healing for us. Learn more about your own "Medicine" as you participate in this Fall Full Circle 2017.
>>>ADVANCED REGISTRATION<<< is $200.00 per person, received on or before Wednesday, September 13, 2017 deadline. After this date all registrations will be at the door.
>>>REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR<<< is $250.00 per person for those who have not pre-registered by the deadline date.
Please mail your check and completed registration form to be received by us no later than September 13, 2017. We appreciate you sending the fee prior to registration, so we can start promptly at 7:00 PM. Please bring warm clothes, blankets, lawn chairs, bottled water, drums, rattles, and flutes for group participation.
The Chestnut Tree Inn room rate is $79.00 + tax, per night for a double room. Please make your room reservations no later than August 15, 2017 and be sure to let them know you are withthe FULL CIRCLE GROUP. This includes a free hot buffet breakfast for up to 2 people per room. The contact number is 828-497-9181. Please consider that the hotels in Cherokee fill up quickly, so don't hesitate to make a reservation now so you'll be guaranteed a room. 24 hr. cancellation prior to September 15, 2017 is required to get a full refund.
For those planning to fly, the closest airport is in Asheville, North Carolina, about an hour away from Cherokee.
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