Tulsa, OK – Sacred Ceremony at Botanical Garden – 2007


Osages to hold sacred ceremony at botanical garden site.

Publication: Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK)

Publication Date: 29-APR-07

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COPYRIGHT 2007 Tulsa World

Apr. 29–Osage tribal members will perform a sacred ceremony Monday to purify the future site of the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden.

The Blessing of the Land will be at 11 a.m. at 5323 W. 31st Street North, near Post Oak Lodge and Conference Center. A map and directions are at http://www.oklahomacentennialbotanicalgarden.com. The public is invited to attend.

Osage Nation Assistant Principal Chief John Red Eagle will conduct the purification with smoke, fire, cedar and eagle feathers, according to a press release. American Indians use smoke because they believe God uses it to clear “unseen obstacles of resistance.”

The ceremony will include dance, prayers sung in the Osages’ native language and native clothing, according to the press release.

The ceremony was rescheduled from its original date in January due to weather.

The $40 million garden will include 15 major gardens and 60 smaller ones, a 17-acre lake with landscaped islands, a chapel, an education building and an amphitheater. Garden leaders are raising public and private money for the project.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-two years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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1 Response to Tulsa, OK – Sacred Ceremony at Botanical Garden – 2007

  1. I love how the Native Americans in the ceremony described the value of using smoke (smudge)… funny!

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