Native American sweatlodge ceremony, educational program and book signing set

Miguel Sague, founder and lead spiritual guide of the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle is a prominent leader of the Taino Indigenous Nation of the Caribbean who resides in Pennsylvania and directs numerous spiritual communities in North America and several islands of the Caribbean. This weekend he will be visiting the western New York region.

On Friday, Sague will be at the Lily Dale bookstore, 2 Melrose Park for a book signing. On Sunday, he will lead ceremonial sweat lodge purification at Lily Dale at the beach, where he will introduce the participants to the tradition of the original Indigenous inhabitants of Central America and the steam-purification, healing ceremony of the Guanara/Temazcal/Tuj practiced by those people since very ancient times.

Sague will share the prophetic wisdom of the Central American Native civilizations during the gathering. It is not necessary to participate in the purification ceremony to attend the talk that will be held before the sweat lodge.

Donations will be accepted for this ceremony, and please bring a dish to pass. To prepare for this ceremony, refer to the Lily Dale program brochure pages 17 and 18 using this address: Sague’s book is available for purchase at the Lily Dale bookstore.

On Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., he will be performing songs and telling stories at the Fredonia Farmers’ Market, outside in the square. His music has a Salsa and Latino flair and he even has some surprises for the kids. Books will be available at the Spider Herbs tent.

On Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m., he will appear for a presentation on Taino history and spirituality and a book signing of his latest book — “Canoa: Taino Indigenous Dream River Journey” — at the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County Book Store.

The book is an autobiographical trek through mystic time and space as perceived through Taino eyes, that chronicles four distinct parallel stories describing aspects of Indigenous prophecy, the global evolution of human consciousness, and the role of esthetic perception in the future of our species.

The Literacy Volunteers bookstore is located at 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk.