|Shamanic Circles calls for Remembrance
on Sept 11, 2002
Everyone is probably aware there has been a 'call' for individuals to
join in activities on Sept 11, remembering the victims of the terrorists
attacks that took place in the USA a year ago.
As Circles and individuals practicing the shaman's way, we are part of
an ancient lineage of people who knew the importance of ceremonies honoring
the dead and of the continued healing needed for both victims and survivors
involved in traumatic deaths.
Yet our call extends, too, beyond these directly effected. The 'world'
is our community and the wounds in the world arising from these events
are great indeed. The forces of darkness seem so profoundly at war with
the powers of Light today.
We invite each of us, each of our Circles, to take time this September
11th and offer prayers and healing for those who died on behalf of the
world. Perhaps we could do this at the very time the planes crashed into
the world center (for times, see below). Perhaps we could journey and
see if there is something Spirit wishes for us to do in our Circles. If
you journey and learn something, please share with the rest of us.
There are those events in history which mark our world by the terrible
destructiveness they set in motion. Shamans are called to be concerned
for the psyche health of their communities - so when these terrible events
occur, they know it's time to put aside momentarily, pick up their drum,
use their rattles, their musical instrument, and lift their voice in great
supplication-- --asking Spirits to take pity on us frail humans who have
lost our way.
May we Circle together and so supplicate, on behalf of specific individuals
and for the Whole.
Carol Proudfoot-Edgar and Dan Jordinelli
|letters from 2002
letters from September 2001
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||American Airlines Flight 11
crashed into the WTC at 8:45a.m. EST
United Airlines Flight 175
crashed into the WTC at 9:03a.m. EST
American Airlines Flight 77
crashed into the Pentagon at 9:43a.m. EST
United Airlines Flight 93
crashed just southeast of Pittsburgh at
Dear Global Shamanic Circles,
The Los Angeles Circle, "Birds of a Feather" met on Friday, August
23rd and it was a very powerful and emotional circle. As we gathered for
the fire ceremony, a circle attendee brought out a photo of Ground Zero
and proceeded to share the story of his sister who is a survivor of September
Another attendee was a California department volunteer who assisted in
the search and cleanup at Ground Zero. He is now returning to New York
September 11th, for a special ceremony where his group is being honored
for their work.
We began our circle by calling in the spirits with beautiful drumming
and rattling. The rhythm was full of energy and love. We journeyed to
our ancestor spirits. We asked them to give us messages of healing that
we then joined with our prayers and infused them both into three crystals.
One crystal is going to be placed at Ground Zero by Michael, the gentleman
whose group is being honored on 9/11. One crystal was sent to Nancy who
survived and exited the WTC on 9/11. One crystal was sent to Ziva in Israel
for the Middle East.
Our circle asks that we all join together as we activate these crystals,
and all our crystals and the crystals within our loving Mother Earth,
with love, peace, blessings, healing and gratitude: for all the victims,
heroes, and their families; for all Mother Earth's creatures; for Mother
Earth herself; for our Universe; so that peace, love, and harmony will
Gather up your crystals and begin to infuse them with your healing powers
and love, carry them around with you, and connect with all crystals. Holding
our intentions, especially at the specific times on September 11th, will
set up the most powerful crystal grid around and through Mother Earth,
to the far reaches of the universe. Those who must be at work, school,
or elsewhere, bring your crystal with you and let's all join in from where
In addition to the crystal, we gave Michael a rose quartz carved dog to
honor those canines who assisted in the search, those who lost their lives,
and all the creatures involved on that day and the days following.
Our circle is gathering from 5:30am (Pacific), 8:30am (Eastern) till
7:30am (Pacific), 10:30am (Eastern) on September 11th to join in with
the ceremony at Ground Zero, and with everyone, everywhere.
Elaine and The Tansey House circle of Atlantic Highlands will be holding
their circle on the beach across the bay from Ground Zero beginning at
8:30a.m. Eastern Time.
Blessings of peace, light, and love,
Global Shamanic Circles
From Elaine and The Tansey House.....
Dan, Your posting is very inspiring. This is a message from The Tansey House
circle we plan to be on the beach across the bay from NYC in Atlantic Highlands,
NJ. I was at this spot praying, watching the smoke, feeling the pain, confusion
and anger for many, many days after 9/11/01. I believe that being in an
area where the waters touch the shore will be very powerful.
Anyone who is able to join we will begin at 8:30 AM and finish 11:30
AM. People can join as they can. We will be drumming rattling, singing,
dancing and praying for peace and harmony for our Mother Earth for all
her creatures. People can bring crystals that will join with others to
grid our Earth with our prayers. I would suggest that the intention be
put in to the crystal before people come, if they choose to come after
8:30. Thank you Dan and Carol for spearheading this beautiful healing
Please contact me if you need anymore information. Anyone who
would like to join us in person can email me email@example.com
Blessings of peace love and harmony,
Please join us in person if you are in New York City.
Please join us in spirit if you are elsewhere.
CHANTS FOR PEACE * CHANCE FOR PEACE
SEPTEMBER 11, 2002
AT THE FOUNTAIN * GRAND ARMY PLAZA
(1, 2, 3 TRAIN TO GRAND ARMY PLAZA)
Let us join together in community, in compassion, in love, and join our
united prayers for peace for our selves, each other, our city, our world,
our species and the entire universal order.
There is a significant planetary configuration (Jupiter opposite Neptune)
that will be exact on September 11. All sincere prayers and intentions
of forgiveness are enhanced by this cosmic configuration. It is a celestially
auspicious time to join our loving thoughts and ideals with the millions
of people around the world who will also be praying for peace on that
Let us raise the spirit to invoke and empower peace.
Children, drums, instruments and candy to share are encouraged.
Please wear white and bring a white scarf and a candle.
One by one, in tiny increments,
candle by candle, gesture by effort,
wish by prayer, concern by care,
we feed the life-fires of the soul
and light the infinite universe,
little by little from within.
THERE IS STILL A CHANCE FOR PEACE.
P.S. Call to volunteer 718-857-2247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the e-mail. It brought tears to my eyes just remembering sitting
on my coffee table watching the TV in horror. It is hard to believe a
year has passed.
Tell me, are you physically meeting at 5:30 am or meeting spiritually?
Keep me posted.
I will be going to a circle meeting in Alhambra September 9th. If anyone
is in the area and wants to go, please have them contact me. Also, my
church (The Santa Anita Church) is having a ceremony of remembrance on
September 11, 7:00 PM at the church which is located at 226 West Colorado
Blvd. (across from the racetrack). Phone number is 626-446-8206. Santa
Anita is a non-denominational, new thought church... I call it the "Happy
Church". Just in case there are folks that feel a need for companionship,
comfort or grieving, everyone at the church is really nice.
Our Sacred Circle here in Virginia is charging crystals for peace to add
to the grid. We have seven medicine wheels and sacred circles here in the
Shenandoah Valley just about two hours outside of D.C. to join in honoring
this day. All have been notified and will join in the peace grid. Many Blessings
Our Sacred Circle will be meeting in seven different Medicine Wheels and
sacred spaces here in the Shenandoah Valley. We stand as one circle but
want all seven of the medicines to be connected to the grid to increase
peace energies. All seven circles have specific crystals for linking to
the grid for peace.
Each of the seven circles will be under the guidance of a woman who has
volunteered to hold ceremony and sacred energy within her space during
this sacred time of remembrance. Some women are choosing to hold the circle
alone but connected to the other circles and some have invited others
Our circles will meet with others around the world during an 8:30a.m.
- 10:30a.m. EST time frame. The individual circles will have prayers,
drumming, singing, tobacco offerings, and feather ceremonies to carry
to the prayers and request of remembrance and peace to the Great Spirit.
We are part of the Circle Of Hearts Medicine Wheels that have been built
around the globe on a grid for peace over the past six years, so we will
be activating that grid as well as the crystal grid.
May Spirit continue to light our way to peace and healing. ....
Onion Shamanic Drumming Circle meets Monday, September 9 at 7:30 PM, in
This is a reminder that like every second and fourth Monday, the Onion
Shamanic Drumming Circle will meet at 7:30 PM this coming Monday. This
circle falls just before September 11 and we will have a special ceremony
and sharing time to continue the healing. Please remember you are invited
to bring something to place on the altar and everything you need to be
comfortable. Also a special reminder, bring a journal to record your experiences
We will share the big drum and have at least one journey as has become
our tradition. Arrive early if you want to participate in smudge at 7
PM. We will discuss a special "fifth Monday" circle for September
30 as we mark the first anniversary of the opening this month.
With the blessings of spirit,
Richard and Jennifer Dier
A year has passed and the empty space has become bigger
The heart is broken and I cant find words to write
there are many words that wants to be said but each of them diluted with
and it is so hard to write tears
Thank you for the crystal you sent to Israel, the crystal that you took
with you to Ground Zero in July, where you did a ceremony for all the
victims and heroes of 9/11/02.
As we know every crystal has its own unique shape and this crystal looks
like a huge tear to me. It holds so much in it, so much pain and sorrow,
and with it the rays of the sun are shining through it and a rainbow appears.
A colorful rainbow that connects us all around the world with our pain
with our sorrow and with our prayers.
Dan, thank you for your call to pray on September 11, Ill join
all on this day, I believe that every prayer and every gathering helps.
With prayer and heart from Israel.
Dear Friends and Circles,
Our Santa Cruz Drum Circle has two plans for Sept 11 'Day of Remembrance
First, I shared with our Drum Circle, the email from the Los Angeles "Birds
of a Feather" Drum Circle that Dan Jordinelli had sent to all Circles.
We, too, had already been working with crystals and now have consciously
aligned our work with the Circle in Los Angeles, the crystal Ziva is holding
in Israel (for the Middle East), the crystal Michael is taking to the
WTC site, and with the crystal 'dog' representing
those Beings who both rescue the lost and assist souls in crossing over.
Finally we are creating a the wider 'crystal grid of healing' in the shape
of a crystal canoe that will ride the winds carrying our songs and prayers.
We are gathering our crystals now and infusing them with prayer, healing
vibrations, and carrying them around with us daily.
They are set out at night to absorb the amazing powers held in the Night
Sky -- the stars and planets that some people consider to be both our
Ancestors and our Descendants. These are the Ancestors who continue to
be Guardians of our planet home; these are also our Descendants seeking
a safe landing field on Earth and for whom we, too, seek to create a field
of loving, receptive energy.
In addition, the crystals absorb the eternal Lights-of-the-Night which
have both comforted and guided humans from the first days of Creation.
We shall bring these crystals to our Circle that is gathering early, early
on the morning of Sept 11, 2002 so that our time of meeting here on the
West Coast of California is congruent with the time of first impact on
the World Trade Center. Actually we shall be meeting 30 minutes earlier
in order to set up our crystal canoe of healing so that our drumming,
songs, and prayers shall be a counterbalance to the horrific impact experienced
at 8:45am EST in New York City. Just as many will be seeing and remembering
the sounds and sight of that first plane crashing into the World Trade
Center (and the subsequent violent manifestations), so too do we hope
that the sounds and sight of people drumming and praying will be a reminder
that we can choose how we shall impact our world; also, we can choose
how we respond to violent impact in our world.
As we focus and use our crystals for sending prayers and songs around
the world, we know that we are aligning with many, many others who are
giving of their hearts and spirits to the deep healing that is needed
from the continuing wounds of terror and war - whose conflagration began
when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the WTC at 8:45a.m. EST
on Sept 11th, 2001.
After doing our shamanic ceremony together, some of us are going to our
community's local commemoration of this day. It seems important to us
to both gather in our shamanic circle and to support our local community
- especially as this gathering seeks to further the cause of peace in
I am going to take my spirit medallion from the "spiral threaded
rope" of another Drum Circle here in Santa Cruz: the women healers
drum circle. These are primarily women physicians who have been meeting
monthly for five years. We offer an annual Spring retreat for other women
healers and this piece that I am taking to hang on a prayer tree represents
the ongoing commitment to healing --- as long as needed -- indefatigable
in our tending.
Just as there has been a recognition of our emergency service people in
the fire and police departments, so too do those in our health care professions
find themselves very much on the front line of such emergencies. In my
shamanic work with these physicians, I have come to appreciate their sense
of service and compassion. And, in a time of serious problems in the providing
of health services, it is easy to forget the selfless, compassionate nature
which is so integral to most people in these professions; and manifested
in how they practice their tending to others. I've come to realize how
much we need to be honoring and respecting all those who serve the greater
whole---from whatever occupation. This medallion represents my prayer
of thanks for all those who respond in their outreach and service to others.
For those of you who work with crystals, it might interest you to know
that we are setting up this crystal grid network to culminate with the
arrival of darkness on the night of Sept 11 -- infusing them with song,
prayers, and drumming throughout that day.
Our decision to use crystals was prompted from two different Circles using
these crystals for assisting souls in crossing over last year in Montana
on Sept. 14th and doing similar work in Los Angeles at the Foundation
for Shamanic Studies "Dying and Beyond Course" that I taught
there late last Fall. Our Circle here will be using the same crystals
as we used in Montana and in Los Angeles --- those crystals have vibrated
with power and healing energies throughout this year.
Just as Dan Jordinelli spoke of a quartz crystal dog (honoring the canines
who assisted, and continue to assist, in rescue work), we are constructing
a crystal canoe which includes having a crystal Dog at the front of the
canoe. It is an ancient custom to employ the 'spirit services' of either
a Dog/Canine or a Horse, combined with a canoe, in carrying Souls along
the Great River connecting all Realms.
So if any of you work with crystals or other stones, you might consider
carrying one around with you for these days preceding Sept 11th---while
holding, consciously speak or sing prayers into the crystal, and on the
night of Sept 10th, set the crystal (s) outdoors somewhere and, with intention,
sing through it to connect with this larger grid.
This type of crystal web healing is classical shamanism in parts of the
Southern Hemisphere; we are learning again the principles behind these
methods and how to activate crystals through sound and intention. (Think
of a crystal radio set --- except this time we are the 'senders' and someone
else/some spirit (s) is on the other end of the radio set!!).
For some shamanic peoples, placing crystals in the body of the person
and/or the body of Earth, then singing through them, was a way to set
up a harmonious grid that led to healing deep within the body, within
the tissues. It is this 'grid of healing' that we are doing on Sept 11th--not
with presumption about any special powers or outcomes but with the understanding
that we need to be sounding and giving Voice to healing -- doing whatever
we can to contribute to 'soundness' of being NOW as the noise of violence
fills the air; and many of the sounds unleashed in this time of great
conflict are those that would set heart and soul on constant edge. We
seek to sing songs of the Soul's original purpose to love and be the beloved.
So please join - however you can.
For further updates about 9/11/02 ceremonies, you can go to the website
of Shamanic Circles (www.shamaniccircles.org). Also, send any material
you wish to be posted to me at this email: email@example.com
or to Dan Jordinelli at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to activating this crystal healing grid and joining with
others on Sept 11th for a Day of Remembrance and Healing.
Blessings and love,
Santa Cruz Drum Circle
I will join in the prayers and crystal grid in the days ahead, and on Sept
11. The crystals I will use for this ceremony have been a part of global
healing ceremonies at Oracle AZ, where many gathered from around the world
to pray for peace and Earth healing in Spring of 2000 and 2002. I will connect
with you my Sisters and Brothers, with all the prayerful, with the Beings
of Light inside of and surrounding the Earth.
Just to let you know that I have connected your crystal grid with that of
the Andes in Peru. We have workshops here in New York area. I have just
gotten back from Peru where I sit and receive the newer frequencies of lightness
of the grid. I have been leading journeys there for 10 years. The sacred
mountains of Peru are in deep gratitude for your work . Very grateful to
be connecting with all of you. This is a global effort.