Why Fire? Why Fire Now?

Why Fire? Why Fire Now?

Experiencing the sacred is about connecting with something much larger than ourselves. The Sacred Fire Community is a global network of people bringing a sense of the sacred back into our world. Operating locally, through gatherings in the presence of more…

Our Community Fires and the Dance of Deep Community

Our Community Fires and the Dance of Deep Community

What are the qualities of the Sacred Fire Community that keep people coming back for more? Even when we uncover our weaknesses and faults, encounter our attachments and expectations, and even face our fears about conflict, we keep jumping into more…

The Keys to Deep Community: Lifeways Programs

The Keys to Deep Community: Lifeways Programs

Could one of the foundations of deep community be that it’s grounded in the lifeways of the people? Sacred Fire Community Lifeways is bringing forth programs that initiate these ways for people of western culture whose lifeways are long lost. more…

Birth

Birth

Our experience of being born and welcomed shapes who we are and how we relate with life. What happens when we engage family, community, and Divine in this powerful right of passage? We create a sustainable future, one baby at more…

Initiation into Womanhood

Initiation into Womanhood

The vital and timeless ritual of initiation has been lost to our modern culture. As a result, many young people are confused or resistant about entering into adulthood. They long to discover their life’s purpose and their relationship to the more…

Young Men's Initiation

Young Men’s Initiation

The vital and timeless ritual of initiation has been lost in our culture, leaving young people confused about their purpose and their relationship to the whole of life. Without the guidance and support of ritual and community, the powerful drives more…

Prayer

Prayer

Experience what happens when you take down the walls separating human beings from the living world. Heal your life by relating deeply to nature, each other, yourself. We speak about being ‘connected,’ but do we experience that? In the experience more…

Women

Women

  The feminine is incredibly strong and connective, like the force that both gives and holds life together. In traditional cultures there are regular cycles when women come together with elder women to become reoriented, refocused, and renewed. The Ukalai women’s more…

Men's Retreats (Ukilái)

Men’s Retreats (Ukilái)

Embark on a pilgrimage to your soul. Strip away society’s baggage, and learn to balance action, compassion, feelings and achievements in daily life. Ukilái: (Uh-key-lá-ee) is a word in the Huichol indigenous language that means “a man who has reached a more…

Transitions

Transitions

Engage with the deep purpose behind the transitions in your life by listening to the deep knowing of your heart. Learn practices and skills to reap the full benefits of change and growth in this two-day program. The Lifeways Transitions more…

Dying

Dying

Our culture has taught us that death is isolating, a suffering to be avoided at all costs. Our ancestors had a different view: death is a peaceful, nurturing transition, a step toward the next stage of existence as the cycle more…

Around the Fire: March 2017

  • Message from the Executive Director
    Message from the Executive Director

    I feel deeply honored to be asked to serve as Executive Director of the Sacred Fire Community organization and I am delighted to address you all for the first time in this role here in the Around the Fire newsletter. more…

  • The Path to Firekeeping
    The Path to Firekeeping

    From inspiration through initiation What draws women and men to become Firekeepers within the Sacred Fire Community? What on earth have they signed up for, and what does the role demand? In December 2016, eight new Firekeepers were initiated into more…

  • Life Cycle Living
    Life Cycle Living

    Bringing forth the gifts of a life aligned with Nature The Sacred Fire Community helps people rediscover a deeper relationship with each other and the living natural world.  Under the steadfast care and direction of Lifeways Director Sherry Boatright and more…

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