March 2003
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
Raleigh, NC
Issue 175

Dr. J. T. Garrett
Coming Full Circle and
Cherokee Indian Medicine
Member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
The traditional Cherokee teachings of harmony and balance are based on 'old wisdom' in Cherokee Indian Medicine, with a focus on the Four Directions 'way' of physical, mental, spiritual, and natural Medicine.
Author of: Meditations with the Cherokee and a new book entitled The Cherokee Herbal.

Little is really known about Indian Medicine, although it has been a way of life for American Indian and Alaska Native for many generations. Suggestions are that the native people here on 'Turtle Island' or America date back tens of thousands of years. Hence survival has been a helper in creating some very practical teachings for physical, mental, spiritual and natural harmony and balance.

Dr. J.T. Garrett will share with us some of these practical teachings from an earlier way of life by Native Americans that we can integrate into our own lives. In fact we already follow many of these ways as we seek wellness in our lives today. He will take us through the 'Four Directions' as a way for us to better describe ourselves in our environment. Several activities with group participation will help us to better understand and appreciate the way of life of our native ancestors.

J.T. will talk about some traditional uses of plant 'Medicine' that are still used today for maintaining harmony and balance. He says that Indian Medicine is more of a wellness model than an illness model, using numerous ways such as song-chants, drumming, the use of feathers and crystals or stones as helpers, along with natural plants. He will lead us in an old ceremonial 'way' or teaching as an example of these 'old ways' taught by the Cherokee ancestors.
J.T. Garrett is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who has unique experience working with American Indians and Alaska Natives in health, community and cultural/traditional activities. He is coauthor with his son Michael Garrett, Ph.D. of Medicine of the Cherokee and Cherokee Full Circle. Dr. Garrett is author of Meditations with the Cherokee and a new book entitled The Cherokee Herbal.

Calendar of Events

March 8-9, 2003 - Triangle Health and Healing Expo
See information at right, below
April 3, 2003 - Suzanne Lewis Brown,
Your Hands: Your Personal Road Map

April 5, 2003 - workshop with Suzanne Lewis Brown
May 1, 2003 - Susan Kaney,
In the Company of Angels

May 3, 2003 - workshop with Susan Kaney

June 5, 2003 - Melen-Thomas Benedict,
Healing with Light

June 7, 2003 - workshop with Melen Thomas Benedict

July 3, 2003 - No Meeting

September 4, 2003 - Carol Parrish,
Shamballa Goes Inactive!

September 6, 2003 - Carol Parrish Workshop


March 6, 2003
Community United Church of Christ on the corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail in Raleigh. 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Lecture: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $5

Healing Meditation
(See Below)

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

An open guided meditation will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Bradow Room (on side of church that faces Dixie Trail) at Community United Church of Christ.

The lectures begins at 7:15 PM following the meditation. Light refreshments will be served at the mid-point break in the lecture. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 6.




Energy Healer and Channel, Debbie Prevost will lead both the early meditation and the brief meditation before the speaker at the March 6th meeting of SFF. Debbie has communicated with angels throughout this lifetime. She channels messages from angels and other light beings in her readings, teaches classes about angels, meditation, soul purpose and spiritual ethics and offers energy healings for body and soul with angelic assistance. For information about classes and private appointments, contact her at 919-468-1019.

Come and join us at our booth for the
Triangle Health & Healing Expo
March 8-9 at the Kerr Scott Building on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.
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