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World-Wide Chanting for Peace on the December 2017 Solstice:
Creating 24 hours of Chanting for Peace
We will be Chanting at the Center For Peace
from 7-8pm on Wednesday, December 20th

WINTER SOLSTICE CHANTING THEME: “Sounding the elements and the seasons, we are the two-leggeds honoring the essence of balance.”

Starting Wednesday, December 20 at 7 pm


Please join the call to create a stream of continuous chanting for peace across the solstice. Peace chambers, groups and individuals from around the world will be joining in this annual event by chanting for an hour. Chanters are asked to devote most of the hour to chanting the sounds of the elements and the sounds of the seasons and then are invited to select their own chants or to engage in spontaneous chanting for peace.
We are asking the people chant the sounds of the elements (earth, water, fire, ether) and the sounds for the seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). The sacred sounds for the elements and seasons can be found here.


By chanting at the Solstice we are honoring the turning of the seasons in a sacred manner. Beautiful Painted Arrow has urged us to chant the vowel sounds as part of our ceremonies for peace. We have chanted the vowel sounds during solstice chanting for more than 10 years and we are happy to chant the vowel sounds again this year with renewed vigor. Beautiful Painted Arrow teaches that the vowels are the power behind the language and he shares the following meaning for each vowel:

a pronounced "ah" as in ma = purification or to cleanse

e pronounced as "eh" as in pet = placement and relationship

i pronounced "ee" as in tree = awareness

o pronounced "o" as in grow = innocence or teachability

u pronounced as "u" as in true = carrying or being carried