AZ Red Lodge Longhouse Eagle Dance

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September 23 – 25, 2016
NE Arizona

Gift yourself with an opportunity to dance to the Tree of Life and set your intention for the next year.
For more information or to register, contact Debra at

AZ Red Lodge Longhouse Ceremonial Week

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Come to the high dessert this Fall and reconnect with Spirit through vision quest and purification ceremonies for the seeker in YOU!  This week is rich in opportunities to stretch and grow, as well as space for personal reflection.

Get out of the city and come back to nature!

September 19 – 25, 2016
NE Arizona

Email to register or for more information

Arizona Red Lodge Ceremonial Week

September 21 – 27, 2015

Arizona, USA

Reconnect to your sacred self and to the natural world around you through ceremony designed to give you tools and experiences to help you develop your connection to the natural world, your personal health and balance, and your personal power – with the maturity to use it wisely!

Contact: Debra Laughlin at for more information

Arizona Red Lodge Eagle Dance

Arizona Red Lodge Eagle Dance

September 21 – 23, 2015

Arizona, USA

This is a weekend event that allows all that are interested to come and dance in ceremony to set our intentions for the next year. Dance to create your life within your full potential!

Contact: Debra Laughlin at for more information

Snow in Scottsdale? Yes!

One of the possible forms of a snow crystalYes, snow. On Monday morning, for about 1/2 hour, we had the rare experience of big, fat, fluffy snow falling in north Scottsdale. See a photo and video (flying over the area – good views of snow-dusted AZ landscape) at

(And, incidentally, check out for some fantastic images of actual snowflakes captured by Kenneth G. Libbrecht of Caltech using a specially designed snowflake photomicroscope.)

Warrior Spirit Lodge Hosts Maori Healers Aug. 9

Warrior Spirit Lodge, the home lodge of DTMMS in Phoenix AZ

Warrior Spirit Lodge in Phoenix AZ USA

On Tuesday August 9, Warrior Spirit Lodge hosts An Evening of Maori Teachings with Atarangi and Maori Healers from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Maori Healers became widely known through the work of master teacher Hohepa Delamere, fondly known as Papa Joe and Atarangi Muru Maori Healer.  Atarangi continues to travel abroad and provide other Maori Healers with the opportunity to share their services at international levels. She is now one of Maoridoms most respected healers.  Her work is deep, unique, uplifting, enlivening and rewarding physically and spiritually. She is an example of the ‘living works’ of ancestral teaching.

Read more about An Evening of Maori Teachings with Atarangi and Maori Healers, and how to schedule an authentic Maori bodywork session on Aug. 9 or 10.

RSVP to Warrior Spirit Lodge for An Evening of Maori Teachings with Atarangi and Maori Healers.

Read more about Warrior Spirit Lodge.

The Sweet Medicine SunDance Path honors the ways
of the many other spiritual paths to the light.
Come learn from a different tradition!  Expand your horizons!

Red Lodge Arizona – Ceremony in August

The time for the Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse’s intensive week of ceremony is fast approaching.  By early next week, Red Lodge participants will be out among the cactus, rocks, and lizards, working with the gateway ceremonies of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path.

Red Lodge Longhouse

Red Lodge Longhouse

Why does the Red Lodge program feature an entire week of ceremony?  Ceremonies play a critical part in our integration process.  They give us more access to our spiritual aspect, and help us to bring what we know in our spiritual aspect into our daily lives, as well as facilitating us bringing our learnings from our daily lives into our spirit.  Ceremonies facilitate the process of taking the Red Lodge teachings from information on paper into knowledge that we own and can use in our work, play, relationships.

Ceremonies in nature also give us the opportunity to align with the natural world, to rebalance ourselves.

Ceremonial week is an integral part of the Red Lodge Longhouse program in all of its locations.  For more information about each, see:

For more information about DTMMS and the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, visit the DTMMS web site.

Red Lodge Year 4 is Launched!

Jan 21-23, 2011, was the Arizona launch of the new Year 4 curriculum for the Red Lodge Longhouse. This curriculum will now expand to other Red Lodge programs around the world.  Red Lodge Longhouse is currently offered in several locations: Toronto, ON, Canada; Detroit, MI, USA; Calgary, AB, Canada; Tuscany, Italy; and Australia.  For more information about Red Lodge in these other locations, visit the DTMMS Red Lodge locations and schedules page.

From the DTMMS website:

“This fourth year of Red Lodge offers skill training in leadership to discover your individual gifts and shining as you evolve into the Rainbow Warrior who is committed to being of service to life and others and being part of the solution on this planet.”  This fourth year of Red Lodge includes a specific emphasis on the Sweet Medicine SunDance healing paradigm.

For more information on Arizona Red Lodge, visit the AZ Red Lodge web site, or call (888) 391-9033, or email

Arizona Red Lodge Open House Jan. 5, 2011

Do you experience life as speeding up?  Does that create stress in your life?  Interested in finding ways to create more balance and ease in your life?

Or, perhaps, in ways to break out of old habits which are starting to irritate you, or even to cause problems in your life?  (Maybe you have a hard time saying no even when you want to; maybe you find yourself over-indulging in food or other substances; maybe you have trouble with credit card balances;…)

Or, you might be curious about different perspectives on human-ness, on spirituality, on the nature of the universe and how we fit into it.

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January 5, 2011: Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse Open House

If you are seeking in any of these ways, you might be interested in the Red Lodge Longhouse Program.

The Red Lodge Longhouse Program brings to its students the teachings and ceremonies of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, effective tools in a fabulous toolbox for working with your life, your self-growth, your choreography, your spirituality.

The Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse is sponsoring an Open House on January 5, 2011.   The Open House will feature question-and-answer session for those who have questions about the program, as well as a working session in which attendees will get a taste of the program itself.

For more information on the January 5 Arizona Red Lodge Open House, call (888) 391-9033.
Visit the Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse web site for an overview of that program.

Arizona Red Lodge Longhouse begins its 2011 session on January 14, 2011.

To find out more, visit our Red Lodge Longhouse information,  contact a program sponsor in one of our locations, or contact the DTMMS office.

Healing in the Sweet Medicine SunDance Way

When someone talks about “healing,” what do you think of?  Recovering from a cold? Curing disease? Getting better after surgery? 

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path healing paradigm, the healed, or healthy, person is not just someone whose body is free from disease. True health encompasses our emotions, mind, spirit, and sexuality as well as our body. When we speak of healing, we mean coming into balance in all our aspects as well as with the natural world, into alignment with Sacred Law, and into alignment with one’s true self.

The Sweet Medicine Sundance Path healing paradigm is a shamanic way of approaching healing.  However, it is not a “traditional” way: it incorporates knowledge from several shamanic paths as well as western science.  It is a multifaceted approach to healing that addresses all aspects of us as humans: emotional, mental, spiritual, and sexual/soul force as well as the physical. 

Some of the basic premises in this healing paradigm are:

  • Each of us heals himself or herself – no one else can do it for us. This requires taking responsibility for our own healing (and our own lives!).
  • We heal through proper balance and alignment.
  • Disease and illness are teachers that we call in to learn some particular thing.  Understanding this, and where we are in our pattern of learning, is critical to our healing.
  • Healing can take other forms than the return of the physical body to health.

Our path offers a variety of techniques and ceremonies for those who desire healing.  Training in our healing paradigm is part of years 3 and 4 of the Red Lodge Longhouse program.  Both are available in a variety of locations around the world.

Visit the DTMMS web site for more information about our healing paradigm, or contact the DTMMS office or the Phoenix healing team.