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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2010, 10:31:39 pm »
Yeah, I looked at those MySpace pictures. Quite the display.

ETA: Next time he's doing one of his performances or photo sessions, someone might want to call fish and wildlife about some of those feathers. 
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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2010, 03:10:51 am »
FYI This is what's on his United Cherokee Nation page:

Wisconsin Clan
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Rev. Tim “Dancing Red Hawk” McIntosh - Gigage Tawodi Galisgidahu
State Clan Chief of Wisconsin and acting State Clan Chief of Illinois and Minnesota


I am an Ordained Pastor and a nationally recognized Spiritual Leader and Teacher of Cherokee Medicine. My grandfather was raised as part of the Bird Clan on the Eastern Cherokee reservation and was taken from his mother at a young age and given to an adoptive white family.
I am also Director of Elawei Ama Spiritual Resources and a Spiritual Leader of the Earth Lodge Foundation in Wisconsin. As a Chaplain and spiritual caregiver to those who are dying for over 12 years in Hospice ministry, I have walked with over 5,000 men, women and children as they have journeyed through their last days on Mother Earth, and worked with thousands of family members through the grief process. With Clinical Specialties in working with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Geriatric patients, I am a nationally Certified Dementia Educator and Caregiver. I have designed and led my own unique grief support groups and have developed a special program utilized by the city of Chicago to assist the families of Victims of Violent Crime. I currently serve as the Director of Resident Services at a senior housing campus in Pewaukee , Wisconsin and as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Great Spirit, an urban Native American congregation in Milwaukee , Wisconsin
As a Pastoral Care Specialist, Hospice Caregiver, Cherokee Spiritual Leader, Story-teller, Healer and Consultant, I combine my Cherokee heritage, years of ongoing study with Native American Medicine Elders, my experience as a parish pastor and as a hospice chaplain to offer a unique perspective on living, dying, and existing in this, our Circle of Life.
Chief Gigage Tawodi Galisgidahu

Wisconsin Clan
Chief Tim "Dancing Red Hawk" McIntosh - Gigage Tawodi Galisgidahu
8182 N. Seneca Road
Fox Point, Wisconsin 53217
414-791-6924

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2010, 04:36:32 am »
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I am an Ordained Pastor and a nationally recognized Spiritual Leader and Teacher of Cherokee Medicine. My grandfather was raised as part of the Bird Clan on the Eastern Cherokee reservation and was taken from his mother at a young age and given to an adoptive white family.

If Rev Tim's grandfather was taken from his mother at a young age and given to a white family, how was he raised as part of the Bird Clan? Plus, no one calls it the Eastern Cherokee reservation. It's Qualla or the Boundary.

Burning sweet grass, sweat lodges, pipe carriers. This dude hasn't even done his research. Reminds me of those European Cherokee who try to say powwows are sacred. This stuff screams fraud. If you're going to try and impersonate someone, you really should read up on your subject.

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2010, 10:22:07 pm »
FYI This is what's on his United Cherokee Nation page:

Wisconsin Clan
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Rev. Tim “Dancing Red Hawk” McIntosh - Gigage Tawodi Galisgidahu
State Clan Chief of Wisconsin and acting State Clan Chief of Illinois and Minnesota

Like with so many other fraudulent groups and individuals, the misrepresentation of what clans are: setting up new "clans" based on geographic region, rather than traditional lineage.

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I combine my Cherokee heritage, years of ongoing study with Native American Medicine Elders, my experience as a parish pastor and as a hospice chaplain to offer a unique perspective on living, dying, and existing in this, our Circle of Life.

Whenever someone claims their alleged NDN background makes them "unique", that means they see their target audience as non-NDN. People only talk like that when they assume they'll be the only (alleged) NDN in attendance. That's what they need to continue the ruse: to be surrounded by people who don't know enough to call the poseur on their crap. Dances with white people.

This guy looks to me like your standard white wanabi dude, trying to use some alleged Cherokee ancestry as a marketing ploy. He's not even skilled at it.

Follows frauds, dresses up like someone with no clue about the ways he claims to teach, misrepresents tradition, probably knows no legitimate traditions. Yeah, I'd say this one is pretty clear.

While it's always possible that he does some good in the Christian pastoral tradition, or the secular counseling he does, the fact that he appears by all accounts to be lying - or, at the least, seriously confused - about Cherokee culture and his relationship to it, for me brings all other claims by this man into serious question. Maybe Christians who know him will have something else to say, but it seems abundantly clear that this man is clueless when it comes to the Cherokee traditions he claims to teach.
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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2010, 06:00:19 am »
So who died and made him Chief? If he was adopted to a white family, did he go back and find his biological family? As for working with hospice, that's nice. However, to use NA spirituality with no true background or knowledge in this area is disgusting.

Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2010, 03:51:01 pm »
I don't get it.  I mean, I know people who work hospice, who work with grief and families.  It is good work, but they don't have any urge to be dressing up as an ndn and making all these claims.  The work they do they do it because they feel it. They don't put up myspace pages and advertise that they're doing it either.  Their work is private and personal, confidential with the people they assist. They have no need to put up banners about what they are doing.  They don't 'use' the dead and dying and grieving as a jumping off point for their ego, to tell others so to boost their 'image'. 

Why is this guy trying so hard to be more than just a man who works with the dying and grieving?  The only answer I can think of is that he has a personal agenda, and a ego problem.

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2010, 08:53:32 pm »
I don't get it.  I mean, I know people who work hospice, who work with grief and families.  It is good work, but they don't have any urge to be dressing up as an ndn and making all these claims.

Nor do they dress up like an Archbishop because they heard a rumour that their great-grandparents might have been Catholic.

Though if this guy went that route, I'm sure he'd be singing Protestant hymns while feeding them Matza balls for communion.
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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2010, 11:09:52 pm »
LOL yeah, but if he went that route, the church would have some way of stopping him.  I think?  I'm fairly certain if he wore hats and said he was an archbishop someone in the Catholic church would have some way to put an end to that 'impersonation'. 

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2010, 01:34:55 am »
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Nor do they dress up like an Archbishop because they heard a rumour that their great-grandparents might have been Catholic.
Most excellent comment. Dancing Hawk like Small Legs hasn't responded. If he put away the titles and the Tonto suit good for him but if he keeps going like I think he will, there will be much more to post about in the future. He has done a lot of good for a lot of people but he needs to know and understand how offensive his bogus NDN credentials really are.

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2010, 02:17:07 am »
Yep, agree.  Tim Dancing Red Hawk is clealry a 100% Caucasian strictly indigenous to Europe.  I can see that, too, just looking at his Myspace profile pic.  Interesting to see all the other non-NDN wannabees on his site, too.

Kathryn said it all in her post.  All Indigenous American traditions observe these same premises about being humble and not advertiseing or grandstanding their ways.
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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2010, 08:17:35 am »
These are some of his "heros". Some familiar and notorius names are posted. Especially Ed McGaa, Dhyani Wahoo, and worst of all Brooke Medicine Eagle. This does not impress.
 
Grandfather Rolling Thunder, Ed McGaa, Dhyani Ywahoo, J.T. Garrett, Michael Tlanuwa Garrett, Tsali, Yonaguska, Junaluska, Chief Tuffy, Walt~ my helper for life, Chief Stone Bear, Chief Katey Lee Ross, Rose Little Deer, Terri Buffalo Star, Darryl Young Elk, Joanne Shenandoah, Mary Youngblood, George Daniels, Tommy Lee, Jack Russell, Lawrence Jacobs, Grandmother Roberta, Grandmother Wilma, Grandmother Beverly, Jan Seiden, Rod Jackson, Sonny Ledford - Ani Kituwah, Brooke Medicine Eagle

Just wonderin what you got against Rolling Thunder, Ed McGaa, J.T. and Michael Garrett, Joanne Shenandoah, Junaluska and Mary Youngblood.  Or did I misread your post?  Just tryin to understand.  Appreciate it!  Just wanna say that if this guy is writing this stuff about himself about being a medicine man or ceremonial leader, callin himself a "chief" and all, then its pretty obvious he doesn't know NDN ways.  Man, there's just wayyyyyyyy too many Cherokees!  They're gonna take over the world!  LOL

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2010, 10:29:05 am »
By quoting Mary Youngblood and Joanne Shenandoah as heroes I presume he really means he appreciates and likes their music!

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2010, 08:49:45 am »
I would place this person as having a messiah complex (the Easter Holiday made me think of that) or some kind of delusions of grandeur.  It seems to me most if not all of the newagers reported in this forum have this disorder or maybe spiritual narcissism.  But when they are allowed to freely run amok with NDN spiritual tradition and use it for selfish gain and to prey on thousands of sick and grieving people, I think they have to be stopped. 

Is there any federal legislation that prohihits cultural impersonators of Native American spiritual traditions and knowledge?  Are there any Native American or First Nation institutions that are set up to protect NDN intellectual property and will go after these newage frauds?

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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2010, 08:25:25 pm »
i am writing to let people know i was at racine correctional institution where this person is considered a native spiritual leader and also a pastor of his own native church. please bear with me as i am very new to a computer as i've been incarcerated the last 15 years. it tokk me hours to get to this point where i am able to post(?) this. i have seen this man with eagle feathers, sacred medicines, and other items. he has everyone fooled there and he is playing with the very lives of many native inmates. i became very cautious of him by just listening to him, his comments and his actions. he avoided really talking to me as i've been around the block a few times in my 55 years and those type of people become scared that you will uncover who they really are and get others to questioning there actions. unfortunately i had only a short time there or i would have esxposed him for the fake he really is. you almost had to be there to understand the manipulation he is pulling off! he even has the institution chaplins fooled as he uses his being the pastor of his church. if any would like to know more i will sure share what i know and have seen with my own eyes! he runs a sweatlodge in menomonee falls and the last one he talked about was a mixed sweat. i was taught that women and men are not supposed to sweat together. perhaps that is wrong to some but i was taught by elmer running many years ago. so contact me and i'll tryto get back to where i can answer.(i'm really bad at this hopefully it will get better,thanks for being patient. 

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Re: Rev. Chief Tim Dancing Red Hawk
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 02:25:16 pm »
Thank you all for posting your concerns regarding this guy. I knew nothing about this guy and didn't know he claimed to be Cherokee.  One of my friends invited me to attend a lodge held on his property, so I decided to look him up. That's when I found and all this! Needless to say, I won't be going.

For those who expressed concern about exactly what he was doing, I have posted below some of the information he sends out.

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Guidelines for Lodge Ceremony:

1. Respect others—These are community events meant to bring people
together in a positive environment. Showing up on time, reading and
signing the paperwork, and putting the needs of others before us will help
enhance the experience for all.

2. I request that all participants arrive a little early for the sweat lodge--
early enough to register, to change clothes if needed, to store belongings,
speak personally to the lodge leader, and to take care of any other
personal needs before the sweat begins. Arriving at least 30 minutes
before the lodge is scheduled is best. All invited lodge participants will
receive an arrival time and a lodge start time.

3. I ask you to recognize the right of each participant to fulfill his or her
own needs without disturbing other persons.

4. Participants have the right to create their own experiences without
unsolicited advice. Do not try to instruct others on how to sweat or what
to say or do.

5. All Sweats require the wearing of clothing within the sweat lodge. Wear
comfortable, loose fitting clothing for the sweat. (Men traditionally wear
only a pair of shorts or swim trunks, Women may want to wear shorts
and a t-shirt, a loose-fitting light skirt of knee length or longer and a
shirt, or a light dress.)

6. All information shared within the sweat lodge is held in sacred trust. It is
not to be shared by anyone outside of lodge.

7. Sweat lodge participants are requested to bring a blanket to sit on in the
lodge, a reusable water bottle and a towel or two to dry off with.

8. There is no need to suffer within the lodge or force yourself to endure
something that your body is unable to withstand. In my tradition it is not
disrespectful for a person to leave the lodge if they need to. It is okay to
leave the lodge when the sweat has begun, and to re-enter later if that is
how Spirit guides you.

9. I encourage a potluck or social time following the lodge for the healing of
companionship, friendship and good humor. If you have special dietary
needs, you will need to provide for them.

10. Please know that the lodge leader is praying for you and is there
to protect you, guide you and assist in your healing. Traditionally,
participants in a lodge offer thanks to the Ceremony Leader with a gift
of tobacco and/or something from the heart or hand. No money will ever
be accepted by the Ceremony Leader from lodge participants, however, if
you wish to contribute to the ongoing work of Grace Dance Lodge, please
give donations to Ken or Danine Casper, the land owners at Grace Dance.

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Understanding the Sweat Lodge Ceremony

  These sacred ceremonies are regularly held outdoors year round. This intensive prayer ceremony is done to ask our Creator to intercede in our lives and help with the needs of others and ourselves. This is a guided ceremony done in the traditional ways by trained and approved Spiritual Leaders. It is a physically demanding ceremony that is open to all who come in a good and respectful way with an open heart and an open mind. Young people may come as well, with their parent’s permission.
   The lodge area is located on a rustic ceremonial grounds in Menomonee Falls, WI. This ceremony lasts for approximately 2-4 hours, at the discretion of the leader. The lodge ceremony is co-ed, so wear clothing that is comfortable and in accord with the weather.  Cotton dresses or shorts and t-shirts are acceptable for inside the lodge. You may change clothes in a private room in the house on the grounds both before and after lodge if you wish.
   The ceremony is a community effort which allows everyone’s life force and energy to contribute to the ceremony’s healing affect. Attending sweat lodge on a regular basis is a great compliment to inner work and self analysis, a chance to build community relationships, as well as an opportunity to rid the physical body of built up toxins and release emotional suffering. 
   In this ceremony, there are 4 rounds of prayer and each participant will be given opportunity in these rounds to share prayers or whatever is on their heart.  Silent prayer is acceptable for those who do not wish to speak aloud.  The sacred pipe will be smoked following the third round of prayers and participants may either smoke the tobacco or pray silently and pass the pipe on.  With each round heated stones are brought into the lodge and water is poured over them and medicines (herbs) are shared with them to release steam and facilitate healing and cleansing. As more stones are brought in, heat often intensifies.  In the Cherokee tradition, participants will be given a longer break between rounds 3 and 4 to prepare for the final round as the pipe is smoked. It is never to be seen as a test of endurance, but rather a time of intense prayer and release.
   It is traditional to bring a package of tobacco for the ceremony leader (organic tobacco preferably) and one for the Fire-keeper for use in ongoing ceremonies, and also offer a gift of some sort to the ceremony leader in whatever way that your heart speaks to you.  In addition, bring a small amount of your own tobacco to add to the collective bowl that will be used in the ceremony you are attending.  Finally, following the ceremony, a feast is held and all participants are encouraged to bring something nutritious, some sort of food or drink to share with the group.
    People who are not sure if this ceremony is right for them, or those who are first time attenders  who wish only to observe are welcome to come and sit outside of the lodge and participate in that way.  Either way, all participants must email or call the lodge leader and receive approval to attend and participate in any scheduled lodge. Directions will be given to you at the time you are approved to attend.

Grace Dance Lodge
Here at Grace Dance Lodge the Sweat Lodge is provided for those who have done deep work on themselves already, for those who have “sweated” before, and for those who don't know why but have been touched or pulled by a sense of its potential. In other words, for everyone who is ready. What does that mean? What is the Sweat Lodge? What can one get from it, learn from it…? 
The Sweat Lodge is an ancient purification ceremony used by most Aboriginal tribes of Turtle Island (North America). There are as many reasons for participating as there are people who walk the earth. Elders and Medicine people who conduct these ceremonies each have their own unique approach, teachings and style.  In the years I have been operating as a Sweat Lodge Leader, many teachings have come to me. Those who participate have learned so much about ourselves and our relationship to the land, our Creator, our guests, and the community in general.
One of the things we all have learned is that this ceremony cannot be taken lightly or casually. This is a tremendously powerful and profound process. It needs to be approached with respect, not just for the form, but also for the power and energy that is summoned by the intention alone. In another time, these ceremonies were likely only undertaken in communities, or with people who were in kinship spiritually or actually. As with many of the old teachings this one had to be adapted to modern times. 
Taking strangers into the lodge without knowing what they are bringing inside of them the conductor and all those who share the “womb of Mother Earth” may put themselves at risk. The Conductor of the Sweat Lodge is required to “hold space” for the rest of the participants, to be strong and open and ready to deal with whatever arises. Inside the lodge, everything is intensified; every emotion, feeling and thought, which is why we try to clarify and clear as much as possible prior to entering. This invites a more rewarding, gratifying, and meaningful experience.
The Sweat Lodge Ceremony can be transformational. At Grace Dance Lodge you have the opportunity to express gratitude for all you have been given, to offer up whatever you don't need, whatever stands in the way of experiencing your life directly, fully and joyously, and to ask for what you truly need. Many of us in our very busy lives think we understand all of this, but rarely have or take the time and space to drop out of our heads into a direct experience of ourselves, and into our heart. This is what happens in lodge to clear the way to approach your Creator cleanly, openly. We have seen what could be considered miracles take place so many times the possibility of considering them coincidences has evaporated. But there is no quick fix. It takes willingness. It takes courage. It takes an open mind, and a little humility mixed in.
We also have fun! There is much laughter and lightness in our ceremonies and yet we are always respectful. The intention is clear. The facilitators and helpers are constantly working on themselves, clearing, going deeper, and making space in themselves which clears the path for our guests to walk. The facilitators and helpers are there for you and for your protection. Their prayers are for your support and protection in whatever process you are undertaking. It is a truly awesome experience.
Why sweat?
There are many different types of sweat lodges and many different reasons to sweat.  Cleansing the body is the primary reason for a sweat lodge.  Then there are the spiritual and mental aspects.  The combination of these elements that occurs in a sweat lodge is random and depends upon the events of the day and each individual and how open they are to healing or receiving. 

I am often asked what is the difference between a sweat lodge and a sauna.  While both saunas and sweat lodges contain the elements of fire and water, a sweat lodge also requires endurance.  In general, this endurance symbolizes the sweat participant’s willingness and ability to remain steadfast in prayer despite some discomfort. The sweat lodge is a sacred space in which the sweat participant gives a gift to Spirit that shows the depth of desire in their prayers. The sweat participant establishes intentions regarding the important, personal reasons why the sweat participant is willing to pray in this way. Ultimately, each participant brings their own meaning to the sweat.
 
The oldest known medical document, the Ayurveda, appeared in Sanskrit in 568 BC. It’s authors considered sweating extremely important for good health. The Ayurveda prescribed the sweat bath and thirteen other methods of inducing sweat. Throughout history, physicians have extolled the medicinal value of the sweat bath in its various forms such as the Finnish sauna, Russian banai, Islamic hammam, or the American Indian sweat lodge. Today, enthusiasts claim that beyond being relaxing the sauna gives relief from the common cold, arthritis, headaches, depression, fatigue and "just about anything that ails you." Even if these claims are somewhat exaggerated, medical evidence shows that bathing in steam has a profoundly beneficial effect on a healthy body. Sweating is as essential to our health as eating and breathing. It accomplishes three important things:
 
1.   Rids the body of wastes and toxins, thus purifying it,
2.   Stabilizes the body’s critical temperature at 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
3.   Helps keep the skin clean and pliant, and
4.   Shows us that our body’s giving up can “free us” on many levels.
5.   American Indian lodges in particular are focused on spiritual healing and prayer, drawing the participants ever closer to Source of Life.

For public groups I offer an introductory Cherokee cleansing sweat lodge.  It’s a time to cleanse the body and spirit in a safe environment with like-minded people.  Every sweat lodge ceremony involves prayer and the invocation of the Great Spirit and our helpers.
 
I work with private groups to custom tailor the sweat lodge to meet their needs.  Each sweat lodge is unique and a ritual in itself.  The rituals can reflect and bring healing to any challenges or issues that the group is working with.  We honor all traditions and paths to Great Spirit.
 
Cleansing, Healing from Illness, Wedding preparations, Anniversaries, Team Building, Family Unification, Rites of Passage, Initiation Rites, Celebrations, and Adult Group Activities are all opportunities for incorporating a sweat. If a group has something else in mind, it can contact me.  I will work with clients to create a singular, unique and memorable sweat lodge experience. 
 
I encourage groups to bring something nutritional to share, as it is important and appropriate to celebrate this time of cleansing by providing a social time and nourishment for all who are involved.   It is a good time, a time to get acquainted, and a time to relax with people who have shared the day’s activities, and possibly extraordinary experiences.  The combination of the sweat lodge and the social time can become a gift. The participants may perceive the essence of another person, bringing home the appreciative memory of, or compassionate bonding to, that energy which was shared. It can result in greater understanding, increased cooperation, and a host of other possible positive outcomes.
 
How to prepare for the sweat:
 In ancient times fasting was part of preparing for the sweat lodge.  However in our modern times we are not used to fasting and therefore we recommend that you eat a light meal that morning especially if this is your first lodge.  If you are fasting for 24-48 hours prior to a sweat, please be sure to drink water to hydrate yourself.
Preparing yourself spiritually will also help.  The lodge cleanses the body and it will also cleanse the spirit.  Use the method that works best for you, meditation, journeying, etc, to prepare yourself spiritually for anything that you might want to let go of during the lodge.  All lodges are confidential, what is shared within lodge, stays with Creator.

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Grace Dance Sweat Lodge Waiver

*Please bring this with you to your first Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Circle any of these if you have experienced or are currently experiencing any of the following:
~ Asthma
~ Kidney problems
~ Heart conditions
~ Respiratory difficulties
~ Fear of darkness
~ Mental illness
~ Fear of enclosed spaces
~ Emotional difficulties
~ Blood pressure difficulties
~ Are you under the influence of alcohol
~ Could you be pregnant?
or other recreational drugs?

Do you have any other pre-existing medical conditions? YES / NO
Are you on any medications? YES / NO (List by name & purpose)______________________
________________________________________________________________________
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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:
If you do intend to participate in the Sweat Lodge:
1. Do not take recreational drugs or stimulants, including tea and coffee one day before or after the
ceremony. It is best to taper off of caffeine in the days preceding the sweat lodge ceremony to
assist your central nervous system in adapting to the demands of the lodge.
2. Do not have a heavy meal beforehand, and fast or have a light meal 6 hours before (salad, soup,
or a sandwich). Do not each 6 hours preceding ceremony.
3. Drink 2-3 litres of water over the 6 hours preceding the ceremony, but stop drinking an hour
before the ceremony.
4. Do not wear contact lenses in the lodge.
5. Do not wear any metal jewelry (such as rings, earrings, bracelets, hair clips, etc.)
6. After the sweat you should rest for a few hours and replenish your fluids. We recommend you
bring drinks, fruit, or a light nutritious snack to share after the ceremony. Don’t organize or plan
any major activities for immediately after the ceremony.
7. Drinks lots of fluid the 6 hours after the ceremony, sometimes up to 2-3 litres is suggested.
(Isotonic drinks such as Gatorade, Powerade help to replenish electrolytes in the body).\
8. After the sweat you may not feel hungry, however you should have a nutritious meal to replenish
your body and nourish it after you sweat.
9. If there are any unusual symptoms, please contact the ceremony Leader or your family doctor.
10. BRING YOUR OWN BLANKET TO SIT ON IN LODGE.

I, (print name)___________________________________________________ confirm that:
~ I have read and understand the above information.
~ I have disclosed all material information, as asked, in this form to the Ceremony Leader.
~ All information I have provided is true and correct.
~ All reasonable methods have been used to inform me of the nature of all the procedures
and the personal risks involved in the Sweat Lodge ceremony, and …
~ Having understood and appreciated the personal risks involved and complied with the

physical preparations, I have decided to participate in the said ceremony accepting
full responsibility for the this decision and for the consequences arising from it.

Signed _________________________________________ Date__________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________
Phone number ___________________________
Email (for mailings) ________________________________