DANCE FOR THE MOTHER
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MAY 6 & 7, 2005
This is a visionary ceremonial experience to
help you reach your next level of spiritual growth and
Dance for the Mother
(Corn Mother Dance) is a visionary ceremonial experience to help you re
ach your inner core
and your inner
is a visionary ceremony to
help you rapidly
advance your spiritual growth and experience. It is a ceremony to honor
our Mother Earth, our
Mothers, Fathers, Ancestors, and Children. Is to honor all who have
come before us, and the generations to follow. It is to honor the Mother
INSIDE EACH OF US—MALE OR FEMALE! We have been Mother/Parent in many
lifetimes regardless of our role in this lifetime.
(a MUST) appreciated by April 1. $150 deposit required.
donation requested for the event is $275 per person ($235 for
CCWH members) and
includes sweat lodge, prayer tie materials, Farewell Feast on
Saturday evening, a donation to the Land Keepers, food for the
workers, and drummers, and an honorarium to Visionary
Grandfather, Beautiful Painted Arrow, Joseph Rael, who, at great
personal risk, followed his vision of bringing ceremonial dances to
non-native peoples. He
led his visionary dances and ceremonies for 16 years. Before his retirement in
1997, he blessed Rev. Sherry to become a visionary Dance Chief at
the completion of her Sun Moon Dance (4 four day visionary
IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY NOT OPEN TO MANY, ARRANGED FOR YOU
BY CCWH—if you are wondering if this ceremonial experience could be
for you and for a QUANTUM LEAP IN YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND
PATH, the answer
If you feel called to the
Dance, “Answer the CALL! “.
There are no prerequisites to participate in this
event other than your own
personal desire for growth and the inner calling to
follow your path.
The Dance begins with a sweatlodge on Friday
afternoon, and ends with a feast and celebration on Saturday
evening, what happens in between is light years of spiritual growth
and development! Some people
have felt that their spiritual awareness and advancement has
progressed as much as 4, 5, even 10 years in just a short period of
time after experiencing this type of
will need to bring overnight camping gear.
will also have a support person to energetically support them during
their dance and nurture them at the end of their dance. A $35 food
fee is requested for each support person, unless they prefer to
prepare their own camp meals.
people will also need to bring their own tent and chair. A full list of items needed
for the dance will be given to you upon registration. You will be fasting from
food, water and speaking during the actual time of your dance
so prepare for your fast by reducing/eliminating caffeine, salts,
meats, etc. from your
diet prior to the dance.
visitors, guests, children, pets or spectators are permitted. In respect for the ceremony,
no nudity, alcohol or recreational drugs are permitted at any time.
Please bring all prescribed medications with you for the weekend and
any additional OTC medications that you might need.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN
A LIABILITY RELEASE FORM.
Rev. Sherry for details or with any questions.
Dance for The
Corn Mother Dance
On the Sun Moon Dance
Charlestown, W. VA
Dance will take place Friday and Saturday of Mother's Day
May 6 -
Rev. Sherry Sherry
A 2 day dance
of ceremonial dancing our birth(s) and
A dance of honoring our
mother earth, our birth mothers,
and for the mothers that we are
now or that we have been in
the past, for none of us exist with
out a mother
and mother earth.
Requested Dance support
donation of $275 per dancer
Food support donation of $35 per dancer /
(the food support donation is to cover travel
costs of kitchen help and
food, drinks, etc. for the
workers for the two days of the dance, and
for the feast at the
end of the dance for everyone)
PRE-REGISTRATION AND $150
REQUIRED BY APRIL 5, 2005
(Deposit is NON-refundable
after 4-15-05 earlier refunds will be
less a $75 admin
Balance due before
the dance begins
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|"The inspiration will come in on
its own accord. All we have to do is let go of our blocks. We
let go through movement. One of the ways I do it is through
Because God is
Wah-Mah-Chi, breath, matter, and movement. If we are dancing,
we are breathing. We have to breathe, otherwise we'll die.
We're breathing, we're dancing, which is movement, and we're
letting go of blocks and bringing in new physical, emotional,
mental, and spiritual energies through that
We spend a
weekend during the year doing this dance, and once we start
this practice, then for the rest of the 365 days after a
particular dance, we'll have moments of
What is it like for the dancer after the
long dance, when we've danced through the night without
stopping? After we get through our tiredness, there is a great
clarity. We feel clearly placed in the world and happy. Then
we might have moments starting to break through every now and
then, when everything seems to be shimmering and alive.
Suddenly everything seems to be in
Suddenly, in that instant, we are
stimulated mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually. The
dancing, the chanting, the fasting, or whatever are ways to
create the possibility of
Joseph Rael ,
Beautiful Painted Arrow
"The Way of Inspiration"
will sleep in the arbor on Friday night. You may elect
to have a support person
outside of the dance arbor if they
Dancers will enter the
dance draped in their white sheets and dance Friday night
with their sheets covering their
You will fast during the
dance, but will be allowed to drink water if needed.Â
Please bring water if you think you may wantÂ forÂ
during the dance.
Please do not drink in front of other
Please prepare for your fast in the weeks before
the dance by cutting down or eliminating, sugars, salts,
caffeine, nicotine, and meat from your daily diet.
This is so you do not have detox or withdrawal
during your dance, so that your dance will be focused on YOUR
dance, and not the cravings of your body.
Please bring any and all medications that you may need, or
that you take on a daily basis.
Each Dance requires the
effort and commitment on the part of the dancer.
begin to experience the power of the Dance form the moment
they make the commitment to dance.
Anyone who feels called
to dance should consider making this commitment, to the Dance
and to Themselves.
1 or 2 dance outfits,
(skirts and shirts required for both men and women) cotton is
Sweat Lodge outfit
(bathing suit or shirt with skirt for women,
skirt with shirt for men)
Leggings to wear under
your dance outfit if it is cold
Comfortable dancing shoes, tevas, boots or
bedding, bedroll, sleeping bag, pillow, 2 - 3
3 white sheets
1 sheet or blanket of their
4 white hand towels (to be handed in at
of the dance)
Bug spray, sunscreen,
sunglasses, hats, rain poncho, any other items you might need
for your personal comfort during the dance.
Once you enter
the dance you will not leave until your dance is done except
for potty breaks, or as directed by the Dance
Folding camp chair
1 -2 gallons drinking
Material for prayer ties.
tobacco, sage, cornmeal, cotton fabric
1/4 yard each of
red, yellow, black, white, blue, green, lavendar)
1 bag of
yellow, white or blue cornmeal
Sage (white or
Your support person will need
Tent, tarps, bedding,
chair, 2 day supply of food, ice, water, drinks, (or
make a $35 donation
and they can eat with the workers for
the 2 days)
sun hat, poncho,
sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen, medicines, jacket.
Your support person will take care of you when you come out of
the dance, they should have whatever you might like to eat,
drink or wear after the dance.
There is a feast provided for
Support People, Workers) at the end of
the dance. After the dance, everyone will
dismantling the sweatlodge, kitchen and dance
Plan to dress in layers for
changing weather, and bring a poncho in case it rains.Â
Sweat pants and sweat shirt with hood are recommended for
If you would like to support
the Dance, (whether you are a participant
or not), all help in preparing for the dance is greatly
appreciated and is a way to benefit from the Dance energy,
as each person involved is connected with the
heightened energy coming from the ceremony.
Preparation assistance is needed during the two weeks prior to the
Pre-Dance help is needed for
preparing the arbor:
Mowing Grass, Raking, and
general groundskeeping tasks
setting up tents and
canopies for the workers, drummers, and kitchen
setting up the
chopping firewood or
donation of large stones for
setting up the solar shower
and water connections
"I want to Thank
my visionary teacher, Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow,
for sharing his visions and gifts with us, and
Perry, Spirit Medicine for leading us to
It is not
sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather,
they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the
the Dalai Lama