There is a fundamental truth that all people are entitled to inalienable rights as children of the Creator. Some of those rights include the freedom of thought, religion, speech, education, and methods of healing. In Native American Tradition, as long as our rights do not stop others from enjoying their same rights, we were free to follow the life path of choice.
The intelligence that was bestowed upon us has given us the ability to take charge of our own lives, treat others with respect, defend our rights, live a peaceful life, and to insure the blessings of our Native American culture, traditions, teachings, and so forth, for ourselves and our children.
Our rights allow everyone a great variety in which to express ourselves, our culture, and our religion. We desire to not only preserve the Ceremonies and Traditional Practices of the Native Americans, but to also preserve the Ceremonies and Traditional Practices of all Indigenous Peoples. We see by joining with our brothers and sisters throughout the world, healing of the people and planet can occur.
Because we are a Living Church with the ability to encompass the entire world with our membership, we are open to all Ceremonies and Traditional Practices that “First, Do Good”. Below are just a few bona fide Ceremonies from our Sacred Writings, Stories, Traditions, and so forth. If you desire a Ceremony to be reviewed and placed in our archives as a bona fide practice of the Oklevueha Native American Church, please send us an explanation of the Ceremony for us to review.
Our Ceremonies first manifest themselves from the promptings of the Great Spirit. We have found regular practice of the Ceremonies enhance the participant's ability to Walk in Faith, Gratitude, Humility, Charity, Respect, Honor and Forgiveness and to assist in living with honor and respect for all their relations. This respect leads to a responsible and peaceful existence on this planet.
It is perfectly acceptable to be a member of another organized religion and still be a member of our Church. The Native American Church does not dictate any official religious dogma over their Healers, but allows individuals to exercise the freedom the Creator has given them. All Medicine Men and Medicine Women follow the calling of their own hearts and choose to practice bona fide Traditional Ceremonies from different cultures around the world.
Ceremonies we offer to ONAC members only:
(Only highlighted ceremonies are offered by Peaceful Mountain Way at this time.)
Ayahuasca Ceremony – A spiritual work with the Sacrament, combined with going inward with concentration, building a relationship with Mother Aya thru the Sacrament and guidance via our medicine people. ONAC of the Peaceful Mountain Way strives to make our Ceremonial Sacraments available to people of all income levels.
Cry for a Vision – Assists one in establishing a direct connection to the Creator.
Vision Quest (Hanblecheyapi) – Enables human beings to re-remember and understand the mission that they had previously committed to achieve before their spirit assumed its earthly body and to introduce them to or discover their spirit guides or inspirations.
Bundle Ceremony – Reminds us that we are all relations and that the Medicine Wheel is incorporated into all areas of our life.
Holy Anointing – Throughout history, Medicine People have been aware of the effects of the prayers of faith and the essences of healing herbs. Being anointed by holy and healing oils can have a powerful beneficial effect on the body, mind and spirit.
Laying on of Hands – Often used in conjunction with the Holy Anointing Ceremony. This Ceremony is for the transfer of energies or prayer to assist in healing the body, mind, and spirit.
Marriage Blanket – Honors the public with an open commitment of two or more people to serve the human family unit for life and eternity.
Public Adoption Ceremony – Honors the Spiritually Adopted Member into the Family/Community.