Posted by Champ on October 08, 1999 at 16:03:09:
In Reply to: Healing Ceremony Suggestion posted by Victoria on October 08, 1999 at 10:59:11:
: I'd like to put forward the suggestion that a Healing Ceremony :be performed next Gathering. Maybe it would lessen the :burdens we carry as we make our way through the wilderness. :The Iroquois called it the "Ceremony at the Woods Edge" to :heal the wounds of the traveller, to wipe away tears, to cleanse :the throat and renew oneself.
unless you are "making up" your own "ceremony" o/r have an Iroquois (etc) who knows what they are doing, I'd be very careful of conducting any "ceremony" that you've read about in a book (etc), for you can be opening yourself up for a world of hurt.
Our elders in the Southern Cherokee Nation take this very serious, & have warned us time & again NOT to mess with ceremonies (etc) *if* we dont know what we are doing.
They liken it to playing with fire ;-)
Just some friendly advice ---
(still awaiting my name from the Grandfathers)
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