The Oracle Institute
“Promoting Religious Freedom & Spiritual Unity”
Proudly Presents Pete Beebe on:
Native American Spirituality in the 21st Century
|October 4, 2008||Amethyst Acres||Laura@TheOracleInstitute.org||Recommended|
|Class: 3 - 4:00pm||38303 Winsome Trail||or call (540)882-9252||Donation of $20|
|Sweat Lodge: 4:30pm||Purcellville, VA, 21032||+ food to share|
|Pot Luck dinner: 6pm|
Participants of our classes and readers of our book, The Truth, are individuals who embrace equality, who are inspired by love, and who desire Spiritual Unity.
Now that we have completed our series on the five primary religions (Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam), we will explore three traditions which provide an alternative path to God: Quakerism, Gnostic Christianity, and Native American Spirituality. Sweat Lodge leader Pete Beebe will teach the Native American class. He is a recognized leader in the Lakota Sioux tradition under the spiritual guidance of Chief Oscar Moreno. A traditional sweat lodge “Inipi” ceremony will be offered following the lecture. If you plan on participating in the ceremony, please note the following:
The native tribe Pete works with has cultural protocols and he strictly follows these ways, as the ceremonies are not ours to change. If you wish to go into the lodge after the lecture, please note these basic rules:
·Women must wear a dress or skirt that goes below the ankles, as well as a comfortable fitting top.
·A woman can not enter the ceremony during her “moon” time.
·Men can wear swim trunks or shorts.
·Please bring you own towel, clothes to change into after ceremony, and drinking water.
Students will learn:
·What is ceremony and what is its purpose
·How the Lakota view Spirit
·What the Sweat Lodge represents and when it is used
In keeping with the unification goals of The Oracle Institute, our facilitator will identify the Lakota lessons that may enhance our view of God. We also will explore how the Lakota tradition may be incorporated into a pluralistic approach for understanding each other and communing with God.
The Truth (2006) presents a history of the 5 primary religions and their prophets, and challenges readers to decide whether these now ancient belief systems are more focused on promoting Spiritual Unity or perpetuating religious separation.
The Love (due 2008) contains essays, short stories, and poetry on various topics of love, to remind us of what we are to learn while our souls appear locked on the Earth Plane.
The Light (due 2011) explores the exalted yet accessible nature of the Supreme Being in a manner that is consistent with a sophisticated 21st Century human mind and experience.