Illinois Wesleyan University Chapel Hour Presents "The Healing Circle"
January 11, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan's University Chapel Hour and Special Events
and Services, will present "The Healing Circle," a presentation by Butch McCamy, director
of The Spirit of the Rainbow Drum, and Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin, a pastor at the
Native American Fellowship of Peoria on Wednesday, Jan 18, at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel
(1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).
The service is free and open to the public.
A healing circle in Native American religions is a group of people who pray together,
sometimes within a stone circle, with hopes of giving or receiving healing or energy
work. This is called "distance healing" in which the person/people who have consented
to receive healing are not with the prayer circle at the time of prayer. Healing
circles can be guided for anything needed in a person's life such as psychospiritual
topics, improved physical help, love, overcoming abuse, or career assistance.
Historically, many faiths outside the Native American religions have sought inspiration,
understanding or healing from stones or circles, making this service potentially applicable
to many religions. In both Judaism and Christianity, celebrants have gathered near
stone tabernacles or temples for centuries to seek guidance and to worship. In Western
European religions, many believed that stone circles such as Stonehenge had magical,
spiritual and healing properties. The Hindu religion also believes in this power
as they use a mandala, or a sacred circle, for meditation, life direction and healing.
For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan Chaplain's office at (309)
Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181