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Welcome to Sacred Fire Asheville.  Thank you for your patience while our new website is being created.

For more information and directions contact Firekeepers Lisa Lichtig and Patrick Hanaway at firekeeper@sacredfireasheville.org.

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WELCOME TO SACRED FIRE ASHEVILLE

Thank you for your interest in Sacred Fire,

Fire is one of the original teachers of humans.  For our ancestors, Fire was essential for life and it still is today.  Fire provides light in the darkness and warmth in the cold as well as a place where stories are told, community issues resolved, wisdom passed on and connection felt.  Fire—commonly known as the elemental presence of Heart— provides balance in our lives and a place to put the challenges of today’s world in perspective. It’s a source of wisdom, transformation, and compassion. FIRE awakens connection to ourselves, to each other, and to the natural world.

Sacred Fire, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community service organization, provides a doorway to healing, growth, and learning for people and communities.  We offer gathering spaces, as Fire has done throughout human history, to connect in community. Sacred Fire hosts fires around the world — United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Ireland — and in numerous locations across the United States.  Community fires are hosted by Firekeepers who are trained in the time-honored principles of Fire Work; how to expand and enrich our relationships through the connective and transformative power of Fire.  See https://www.sacredfire.org/

Sacred Fire Asheville gathers in Weaverville, NC.  Our local fire was lit in 2000, where monthly community fires, men’s and women’s fires and special events and ceremonies continue to this day.  In 2012, a new shelter was built and enlivened ceremonially with the love and support of community.  It was given a traditional name which translates to “Sacred Fire Council House” and given a purpose; to be a beacon of inspiration for others to bring heart into the world.  As initiated Firekeepers, we have made a lifelong commitment, with the support of Fire, to hold a space that enriches relationship with ourselves,  each other, and the living world. Together, with the participation of community volunteers, we offer experiences of heart and connection that support being fully human through the seasons of our lives.  Benefits are carried into our homes, communities, and the world.

Through our newsletter, you will receive announcements about community events and offerings on a quarterly basis, along with occasional reminders about special events. For timely news and updates and to connect between fires, sign up for our local Yahoo listserve or Facebook group.

Sacred Fire works closely with two sister organizations, Blue Deer and Sacred Fire Foundation to help people connect, heal and learn from the wisdom of our ancestors, who held a deep understanding of the interconnected nature of life and whose perspective can help humanity today. To learn about our three organizations, see

  • Around the Fire – receive the newsletter of International Sacred Fire – to hear wonderful stories, articles, teachings and learn more about lifeways events and other offerings.
  • Blue Deer – a place for retreat and healing, and a home for Ancestral Wisdom and Plant Spirit Medicine in the Catskills of New York.
  • Sacred Fire Foundation – an educational and grant-making organization that supports, protects and helps preserve indigenous wisdom traditions.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions, or we can be of further service.

Kindly,

Your Firekeepers,
Lisa Lichtig and Patrick Hanaway
(828) 768-3302 and (828) 713-1553
firekeeper@sacredfireasheville.org
www.sacredfireasheville.org 

Image of Lisa and Patrick at fire

Family friendly – children are welcome.
We love animals but please leave your furry friends at home.
Please refrain from using drugs or alcohol on the premises.
Sacred Fire is open to people from all walks of life, religions and traditions.

 
Join us and discover common human heart.

Events

COMMUNITY FIRES  – Explore the land and help prepare the Sacred Fire Council House followed  by potluck in firekeeper’s home, followed by Sacred Fire – Read More

  • Saturday, July 13 @ 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 10 @ 6 pm
  • No Community Fire September – hearth closed
  • Saturday, October 12 @  6 pm
  • Saturday, November 9 @  5 pm
  • Saturday, December 14  @ 5 pm

MEN’S and WOMEN’S FIRES 

Men meet in Tipi, No potluck.  Read More

Women meet at Sacred Fire Council House, No potluck.  Read More

  • Wednesday, July 17 @ 7:30 pm – arrive at 7:00 pm to help set up.
  • Thursday, August 22 @ 7:30 pm  – arrive at 7:00 pm to help set up.
  • Thursday, September 26 @ 7:30 pm – arrive at 7:00 pm to help set up.
  • Thursday, October 17 @ 7:30 pm – arrive at 7:00 pm to help set up.
  • Thursday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm – arrive at 7:00 pm to help set up.
  • Thursday, December 19 @ 7:30 pm – arrive at 7:00 pm to help set up.

Read more about Lifeways Men’s and Women’s retreats whose wisdom ways  are supported through our local monthly men’s and women’s fires. 

SPECIAL EVENTS – SAVE THE DATE

  • Sunday, September 22: Weather Worker Harvest FestivalMeet at Sacred Fire Council House.  Read More
  • Friday – Sunday, September 27-29 : Stone Mountain Harvest CeremonyCamping in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Registration required. Read More
  • Saturday,  October 4:  Voice of Wisdom: with Elders – Pahan Pte San Win and Kahontakwas Diane Longboat. Deer Thicket near Greensboro, NC. Registration required.  Read More

     

  • Saturday, December 21 @ sundown – 10 pm : Special Winter Solstice Ceremony & Celebration. Stay tuned for details. 
  • Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm  – 10:00 pm: Sacred Fire Council House Fiesta – held on the new moon closest to equinox. A time to honor and celebrate our community gathering place  with song, dancing and desserts. 
  • Saturday, May 23,  12 noon – midnight:  Fire Speaks – A special audience with Grandfather FireRegistration required.  Read More

  • Sunday, May 24, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: A special fire to digest the teachings and experience during Fire Speaks.