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Sitting in the Fire Together

Sitting in the Fire Together

By Annie King, Fire Chief Here in the Sacred Fire Community, our Firekeepers play a crucial role. They hold the space for connection, warmth, conflict and transformationin our gatherings. They represent the heart of our community to every new person more…

A Date with Mr. Hot...and Beyond

A Date with Mr. Hot…and Beyond

By Richard Diss, Firekeeper in Bedfordshire The story begins last year when, to my surprise and delight, I was told that the next UK Grandfather Fire was to be at Clophill where I run a Centre with my wife Katarina. more…

Finding my gifts, hearing my heart voice

Finding my gifts, hearing my heart voice

I have been going to fires for ten years. Those early local fires were full of song and music, poetry and deep discussion. People—bringing forth their amazing gifts. Fun times too, but deep down, I felt a little sad. No more…

Independence vs. Interdependence

Independence vs. Interdependence

The gathering dusk allowed only an outline of the man. Some of the Amish have allowed electricity—not here. The barn office was well kept. For an hour and a half, the oldest son had sat at his busy desk and more…

I don't know how or why it works the way it does.

I don’t know how or why it works the way it does.

I know the Firekeepers and those who attend establish a community atmosphere that feels safe and accepting of all the participants. But sitting around the fire, making offerings to the fire, offering something of myself to the circle of people more…

I am a newcomer to sacred fire...

I am a newcomer to sacred fire…

I am a newcomer to sacred fire, but since the first one I went to I found it a breakthrough experience that I am now addicted to. At first, it was because of the depth of discussions that would usually more…

Nature is not shy...

Nature is not shy…

Nature is not shy to expose its fiery essence “The Queen of the Night is a flower that slowly starts to open her petals when it gets dark, stays open only one night, and then she’s gone. You have to more…

Saving the house

Saving the house

Almost every spring in Vermont, after the snow melts and before the new grass comes up, there is often a dry spell, causing the remainder of the previous year’s grass to become bone dry. At those times, the weather service more…

sitting in the stillness

sitting in the stillness

sitting in the stillness sitting in the stillness evoked by your warm movements i find the peace i need to engage with the world here in nature beside your fire i am at home in my body at one with more…

Talking with the Fire

Talking with the Fire

It seemed a bit extreme to extend my special Fire to two days. But I really wanted to know what this was all about, and after one day of preparation and then half the night of sitting by the Fire, more…

Everyone should have a place...

Everyone should have a place…

I look forward to going to the fires. It’s a place to meet people like myself, even people who are very different than me, but yet we all care about about being grounded, connected, and close to the natural elements. The fires show more…

We are all longing to go home...

We are all longing to go home…

There is a quote from Starhawk that embraces very fully what attending a Sacred Fire Circle means to me: “We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-envisioned and half-remembered, we only more…

This is my community.

This is my community.

This is my community. We gather each month around the light and warmth of the elemental spirit of fire.  In this sacred space, we share from the heart, supporting each other, celebrating the sacred and profound, as well as the more…

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