Written by Barry Tillman on behalf of Frank Craven and some folks planning the 20th Tipi Prayer
Dear All My Relations,
This invites you to join Frank Craven at his home north of NYC for a Fire Ceremony on the Spring Equinox March 18th (New Moon 10:43pm) noon to March 21 at noon.
Address and directions at bottom of this message.
Sacred/ Family/ Activist/ Leadership atmosphere.
We'll gather with those wishing for prayerful meditation around the fire plus gathering in the tipi and the house for other congruent activities like sharing intentions and co-creating our leadership community. Frank will lead sunrise and sunset ceremonies and will support a co-creative atmosphere for other activities such as a sweatlodge being prepared by us on Monday the 19th and an all night Tipi Ceremony beginning 9pm on the 20th and concluding after sunrise on the 21st and followed by a feast.
Please bring a bedroll (a few beds are available) and blankets, towels, warm clothing and sweatlodge attire, Please contribute to the kitchen so we may eat well, some donation to the house, musical instruments, sacred instruments, powerful intent for yourself and the world. We are extending this invitation to all of our friends and family.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Water is there, tipi is up, firewood is ready, house is nice and comfortable.
Barry Tillman at 646-342-5836 is coordinating the building of the sweatlodge and the Tipi Ceremony.
The Tipi Ceremony on the 20th is untraditional. I take personal responsibility for the success of this ceremony. May we each bring forward our talents and gifts for a spontaneous and creative experience involving many medicine traditions, cultures, technologies, protocols, styles and healing modalities. The outcome may be a more unified community of leaders supporting each others plans and commiting to work together.
We will focus on our ability to generate visions and use the mind. Many have expressed an idea or a component they wish would happen in a ceremony. We will circle up on the 20th at 4pm to plan the evening. We will be discussing the possibilities with each other until then. We hope this gathering builds support for the April 7th Prayer and activities this summer. I expect this prayer to be 5-15 people.
Yours truly, Barry Tillman
Colonial Farm house, sweat lodge, teepee, canoe & river on the property, (adjacent to a public park that has baseball field, basketball, tennis and volleyball, BBQ picnic tables).
in Salt Point, NY 12578.
17 Clinton Hollow Rd. (Route 18) off of Salt Point Turnpike first old farmhouse (1823) by the waterfall.
4 miles south of The Omega Institute (Rhinebeck)
10 miles north of Poughkeepsie.
Drive up the Taconic Parkway until Salt Point Turn off (left) 2 miles south to the hamlet of Salt Point, Franky's place is in the heart of townnear Matt's Garage and the Post office.
All are welcome with humble heart and a desire to pray...the fire will be lit at noon March 18 (Sunday, new moon ~ solar eclipse) and extinguish on Wednesday March 21. Sunrise/Sunset ceremonies.
Bring your instruments, blanket and toiletries and any provisions/donations.
Frank's house number is 845-266-3106/ cell phone 646-207-7539
Catch Frank's TV Show What’s Ailing/Healing America? on Manhattan Neighborhood Network every Friday evening at 9:30pm.