Events

We are once again holding in person Fires for small groups following NC and Buncombe County Guidelines. Reservations required.

  • See calendar for dates.
  • Please fill out this form to request a seat at our various offerings for August.
  • Your seat will be confirmed via email from Lisa – firekeeper@sacredfireasheville.org
  • Wear your face covering when you arrive and depart. Once settled in our seats 6 feet apart – those who feel comfortable may take off their masks – literally and figuratively.
  • There is no fee however, donations to Sacred Fire Asheville Community Fund are welcome on site in the fire gourd or via PayPal – friends and family. https://paypal.me/SacredFireAVL?locale.x=en_US
  • If we receive more requests than we can accommodate we’ll be in touch and perhaps schedule more fires.

SEATING CAPACITY

  • Community/Women’s/Men’s Fire = 8 single or double seats spaced 6 feet apart with council house doors open.
  • Evening Under the Stars = 25 people spaced 6 feet apart fully outdoors with plenty of space to spread out.

SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • We will us NC guidelines of wait/wear/wash. https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/materials-resources/know-your-ws-wear-wait-wash
  • If you are sick with COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people until it is safe to be around others.

We look forward to being together with the support of Fire and discovering common human heart.

Love,
Lisa and Patrick, Firekeepers, Sacred Fire Asheville

Community Fires

Monthly Community Fire – 7:30 pm  til ~ 11 pm.  Generally 2nd Saturday of each month, unless stated otherwise. Currently no potluck. Arrive early if you want to walk on the land.

Community Fires are hosted by initiated Firekeepers who are trained and receive continuing education in the time-honored principles of Fire Work-how to expand and enrich our relationships through the connective and transformative power of Fire. Each month we have a place and a way to burn away fear and worn-out patterns, allowing us a fresh start to rebuild life-sustaining connections. Something inexplicable happens

Monthly Community Fires offer an inclusive space where all ages of people regardless of tradition, political persuasion, or walk of life can gather in an atmosphere of genuine respect to experience the gifts of Fire and community. We hold a space free of drugs and alcohol .

What To Bring

  • A delicious dish to share for the potluck meal.
  • Clothing to support you being outside, including a headlamp.
  • Stories, poems, songs, jokes, questions, concerns, struggles to share around the fire.
  • Friends, family, or children who would like to join us
  • A donation to our community fund (there are no fees charged though we rely on donations to help sustain basic expenses to offer these fires. Suggestion $5.
  • Openness, honesty, vulnerability.

As human beings, we have gathered around fire for millennia for its light and warmth, to cook our food, to share our lives, tell our stories, and connect.  Our community fires are a time each month to gather around the fire in all our diversity and humanity and see what unfolds with the support of Sacred Fire. The mystery of this process is ‘unscripted’, providing stimulation, learning opportunities, transformation and nourishment.

The community fires are held by an initiated firekeeper, a person with a life-long commitment to learning from fire, offering Sacred Fire and gathering community. These fires provide a space to begin connecting with one another, nature and the world around us; a place to begin to dig a little deeper and express what is really important to us; a place to experience the spiritual presence of Fire, externally and within.
 
Come with your concerns or questions, your play, your songs, your stories, your gifts, your laughter, your tears, your presence and your silence.   Each community fire has a different flavor or spirit that is created by the ingredients of the world around us, nature, and the people who participate that evening

5:00 pm – Explore the land and help prepare the Sacred Fire Council House.

6:00 pm – Potluck in firekeeper’s home with Sacred Fire to follow in the Council house.

Monthly Men’s and Women’s Fires

Its been wonderful holding Men’s and Women’s Fires concurrently on the same night but in different locations on the land. In 2020, we will not be holding Men’s and Women’s Fires concurrently as we do not have a suitable outdoor space to hold a 2nd fire. Thus, they will both be lit in the council house but on different nights. We have exciting plans, however, to create a 2ndary place to hold an additional fire and will keep you posted on those developments. Read more about Lifeways Men’s and Women’s retreats offered through Sacred Fire whose wisdom ways  are supported through our local monthly men’s and women’s fires.   

Women’s Fires

Monthly Women’s Fire (New Moon) – 7:30 pm til ~ 10 pm (arrive early to walk on the land). 

Sustain your connection to the feminine in your daily life. Held monthly, women’s fires create a space for us to explore being women. It’s valuable for us to come together and nurture ourselves and each other with the support of sacred fire and in the presence and reflection of other women. Being together in this way can be both nourishing and transformative. When women take time to connect with each other, we, our friends and family and the world we live in all benefit.

We come together with respect, compassion, understanding and honest exploration. Bring your feelings, experiences, stories, challenges, songs and/or simply bring your presence. Feel free to invite other women to join us.

Men’s Fires

Monthly Men’s Fire ( Generally – Last Thursday @ month) – 7:30 pm til ~ 10 pm. 

How do we support each other in our quest to be of service to our families and community? What are our emotions really telling us?
Come and be with us, around the fire, as we discover what it means to connect in a deeper way man-to-man.

All of these events are held at Sacred Fire Council House, unless otherwise stated. There is no fee charged for many of these offerings, unless specifically stated in the event details. Donations, however, are gratefully accepted in exchange and to contribute to expenses of hosting.  Special events may require registration and a fee. You can use paypal – friends & family.

CURRENT SPECIAL EVENTS 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 8:30 – 10:30 pm – An Evening Under the Stars with Olivia Woodford. Limited seating (25 people) physically distanced, reservation required. Try to arrive by 8:15 pm to get settled and enjoy the sunset or earlier if you’d like to enjoy the trails. Cloud date: Sunday, August 16 @ 8:30 pm. Suggested donation $5-30. Read More

POSTPONED – TBD – Saturday, May 23,  12 noon – midnight:  Fire Speaks – A special audience with Grandfather Fire.  Registration required. Contact Linda Azar for more information or to help out. ‭(828) 768-9196, shaolindazar@gmail.com. Read More

POSTPONED – TBD – Sunday, May 24, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: A special fire to digest the teachings and experience during Fire Speaks.    Contact Lisa Lichtig for more information or to help out. ‭(828) 768-3302, lisalichtig@gmail.com.

PREVIOUS  SPECIAL EVENTS 2019/2020

Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm  – 10:00 pm: Sacred Fire Council House Fiesta – Its a Dance Party held on the new moon closest to equinox. A time to honor and celebrate our community gathering place  with dancing and desserts.  Contact Patrick Hanaway for more information or to help out. (828) 713-1553, pathanaway@gmail.com. Read More

Sunday, April 6 – 10, 2020 – Stone Mountain Spring Weather Ceremony . Stone Mountain, Georgia

Thursday, February 20, 7:30 pm: An Evening Under the Stars with Olivia Woodford. Suggested Donation $5-20.Read More

Saturday, February 15:Registration for Stone Mountain Weather Ceremony Opens.Read More

Saturday, December 21: Winter Solstice Ceremony & Celebration. Sundown – 10 pm. Read More

Friday, November 1: Day of the Dead Ceremony- please RSVP – Meet at Sacred Fire Council House.  4pm set up altar (not required to participate), 6 pm potluck, Fire and stories to follow.  andreweatherly@gmail.com. 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  

Friday – Sunday, September 27-29 : Stone Mountain Harvest Ceremony – Camping in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Registration required. Read More

Sunday, September 22: Weather Worker Harvest Festival – Meet at Sacred Fire Council House.  Read More