Saturday, April 23, 2005

Medicine Wheel Workshop

We will have a workshop from Apr 27 to 29 at the Harmonics Life Center (Kamogawa, Chiba) on the American Indian Medicine Wheel. It will be taught by Daniel Stone Sitting Darby. His profile is at the end of this page. For details and reservations, call Yumi or Gen at the Harmonics Life Center: Tel:04-7097-1011 or send an e-mail to
*Places are limited on a "first come, first served" basis.

What is the Medicine Wheel?

This class will give you the experience of using the Native American Medicine Wheel as a tool in your Daily life, as a tool for answering questions, a tool for experiencing sacred spaces, a place to find peace and harmony anywhere. This is a tradition and a practice that has been used by Native Americans for tens of thousands of years. It is a way of life, a philosophy of life and a way to live life day by day.

Process 1: Over view of Medicine Wheel and all of its different lodges.
Process 2: Learn the Children’s Fire and Men’s Lodge
Process 3: Learn the Peace Chief Lodge and War Chief Lodge
Process 4: Learn the Singer, Medium, &Storytellers Lodge and Women Lodge
Process 5: Learn the Council Lodge and Hunting & Gathering Lodge
Process 6: Learn the Dog Soldiers Lodge and How to setup a Medicine Wheel
Process 7: Learn the Path of Inquiry & to use the Wheel to find Balance in your
Process 8: Learn to Walk and Pray withthe Medicine Wheel and more...


The Reverend Daniel Darby has a 20 year history of studying, practicing and teaching various Ceremonies. These studies include Christian, Tibetan, Egyptian and Celtic, as well as Native American practices. He has been a Ceremonialist and Shaman for the last 15 years.

Daniel is an ordained Minister trained at the Healing Light Center Church, as a “hands-on” healer, hypnotherapist, and as a Cherokee Indian Shaman who is walking his path, a Community Pipe carrier. He also runs his own computer business.

If you are interested in a man who is more at home with a headband, T-shirt and Levis than a minister’s collar, you may be interested in this man. He also has an easy going manner, an open heart and a piercing gaze. Helping people find a path to spirit is one of his primary jobs. So if you are searching for spirit that is not in a bottle, come and join us.

A Prayer to the Great Spirit:

I am Grateful to Give
I am Grateful to Do
I am Grateful to Serve
I will go On

My Spirit is Soaring
My Work is Clear
My Joy Overwhelming
Great Spirit has received me

I feel Security in what You will Learn
The Teaching will Dance in You
The Wheel has Revealed its Heart
All Children are Complete
heye hoh

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Medicine Wheel Workshop by Danial Darby, Cherokee American Indian

Daniel Darby, a Cherokee American Indian is coming to visit Japan from April 21-May 1. He will be staying with us at Harmonics Life Center and he will be giving a workshop on the Medicine Wheel from April 27 at 1:30 till April 29 at 4:00 pm. If you would like to participate in the workshop, please write to me at or call me on 0470-97-1011

If you understand the basic principles of the Medicine Wheel it will be easier for you to understand what the role and purpose of yourself is in this life time. The workshop will be held in English with Japanese translation. Lodging at Harmonics Life Center is 5000 yen per night with two organic meals (breakfast and dinner) per day. You can stay elsewhere if you like and come to the workshop each day, or you can stay here at the center. All meals at the Harmonics Life Center are organic, fresh from our garden and mostly vegetarian.

If you would like to have a private session with Daniel, it can be ararnged on April 25, 26, 30. It will be 10,000 yen for a 90 minute session, if you need no translation. With a translator, it will be 15,000 yen.

Only ten people will be accepted for the workshop. Participation is on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Addicted To War : Books to Schools

Great news from Frank Dorrel. I met Frank when Global Peace Campaign was helping with the printing the first edition of Addicted To War. GPC always wanted to send ATW to ALL US schools! This is great news. Thanks, Frank.
PS. Addicted to War is also available in Japanese, Korean and Spanish. You can order the Japanese version from Amazon Japan.

Addicted to War GIF


Books-to-Schools Project

Sponsored by:Coalition Against Militarism In Our Schools (CAMS)

Dear Friends & Members of the Peace & Justice Community, Teachers & Students,

We are very excited to inform you about the launching of the “Addicted to War Books-to-Schools Project,” organized by the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS). Addicted to War, Why The U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism, written and illustrated by Joel Andreas, is a history of U.S. foreign wars, including the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, presented in comic book format. Over 150,000 copies have been sold & distributed in the United States. ATW is being used in middle school, high school, and college classes all over the country. The primary purpose of this project is to make the book available to high school and middle school teachers and to college professors who want to use the book in their classes, but cannot rely on their school district to buy the book. The project will offer books to teachers and leaders of youth education activities free of charge.

We invite you to make a tax-deductible donation to support the Addicted to War Books-to-Schools Project. All donations will go directly towards supplying books to teachers and other youth educators at the cost of $2.50 per book. In the future, we hope to extend the project to provide books for educational activities among soldiers and sailors in the US military.

Most of us have experienced, as students or teachers, the limited and distorted perspective of United States history that is provided in the great majority of American schools. This is especially true with regard to our country’s history of foreign wars. Addicted to War provides an alternative source that raises serious questions about the causes and consequences of these wars, including their domestic costs. It encourages readers to think critically about U.S. foreign policy and provides background for discussion about current events, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It can also inspire student engagement and activism. The book assembles – in a highly accessible format – information from a wide variety of sources, which are referenced in 161 footnotes. And ATW is endorsed by some of the most well known Peace Activists and anti-war organizations in the United States. You can go to: to see for yourself.

Ed Sugden and a team of experienced teachers are developing an Addicted to War teachers’ guide, which we will distribute as part of this project. As we initiate this effort, we are seeking to enlist the help of members of the National Coalition of Education Activists, organizations that counter military recruitment in schools, the National Education Association, Rethinking Schools and Teaching For Change Magazine, Veterans For Peace and many regional and local teachers’ unions and student organizations. The author of Addicted to War, Joel Andreas, has generously offered to use his book royalties to help launch and maintain this project. We are grateful for the help of Joel and others who have provided the initial funding.

You can help support the Addicted To War Books-To-Schools Project
by sending a tax-deductible donation to:

Arlene Inouye
Coordinator of CAMS
P.O Box 3012
South Pasadena, CA 91031
Phone: 626-799-9118

CAMS is a program of the International Humanities Center, which is exempt from income tax under Section 501 [c] (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

If you have any questions please contact:
Arlene Inouye, Coordinator of CAMS:

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Invitation to the 2005 Tokyo Peace Film Festival

Anyone reading this in and around Tokyo is invited to join us for the 2nd Tokyo Peace Film Festival (TPFF) on April 16 at the Main Hall of National Olympic Memorial Youth Center in Yoyogi, Tokyo. The nearest station is Sangubashi on the Odakyu line, a 5 minute ride from Shinjuku. Please visit our site to learn more(currently it is only in Japanese):

TPFF was initiated by myself and a few friends. We seek alternatives to war as a way to solve conflicts. We have self financed the event and tickets (@2,500 yen) can be bought from any Ticket PIA outlet or simply send me an e-mail with your address and phone number: You can send money to us from any Post Office by Yubin Furikae, to the account of: Tokyo Heiwa Eigasai 00140-7-648099. Please write your name and address and the number of tickets you want to purchase.

There are 6 films that will be shown on April 16. Each 2500 yen ticket entitles you to see all 6 films. If you buy 5 tickets you can get five for 10,000 yen, (2,000 yen per person).

The event runs from 10am till 9pm. Some of the films are in English, as noted below.

1. From The Land of Bitter Tears Director: Tomoko Kana

2. The War Which Was Untaught: By Okinawa Director: Jin Takaiwa

Mini concert and lunch (with the directors if you apply in advance)

3. Secret Government - The Crisis of The Constitution (In English)

4. 911 In Plane Site (Some parts in English) Director of Japanese Version: Gen Morita

5. Abon - A Small House (In English) Director: Koji Imaizumi

6. Amandla! (In English) Director: Lee Harsh

Lee Hirsch, the director of Amandla! is coming to Japan from the US expecially for the TPFF and you can even have a lunch with him or the other participating directors. Simply let me know who you want to have lunch with. Up to 10 people for each director, by appointment only. Lunch is 1,500 yen

Lee Hirsch GIF

Lee Hirsch, Director of Amandla!
Looking forward to seeing you on April 16!