Ukilái: A Gathering of Men
Rannoch Moor, Scotland, GB
April 19, 2018 – April 23, 2018
In the face of all the change in the world, how do we keep our orientation and move in a good way? It’s not that traditional societies didn’t have their challenges. But they knew that if they could connect to their core as men, they would always know who they were and, therefore, their purpose and direction. Spirit would take care of the rest. In the remote Sierra Madres of northwestern Mexico men still come together with the help of their elders to re-forge and deepen this awareness for the benefit of themselves, their families and their communities. The word they use for this gathering is ukilái.
We have this same opportunity to join as men: To shake off whatever is blocking our view and be better prepared to work with whatever challenges are coming our way. The Sacred Fire Community is offering this men’s work led by don David Wiley. Don David is a fully initiated elder in two ancestrally-related traditions. He does teaching, healing, and ritual work around the world and has provide ukilái gatherings to men for over 15 years. Being born and raised in our modern western culture, yet being steeped in traditional wisdom, he brings a unique grounding to what it is to be male.
This will be the second ukilái held in Rannoch Moor, Scotland, next to the sacred mountain Schiehallion, regarded as the geographical heart of Scotland and the site of the first ever experiment designed to measure the mass of the Earth. Past ukiláis have been held in the Catskills of New York, the mountains of Northern California and Utah, the mountains of Mexico and the Australian Outback.
The early booking price of the program is $795 USD, which currently translates to approximately £605. Booking will be available at the reduced price until January 30th. The early bird price can be secured by paying a 50% deposit any time before January 30th with the balance payable by February 28th. The full price of the program is $895 or approximately £680.
Price includes accommodation and food from evening meal on arrival to breakfast on departure.
Our online registration system allows us to receive money in US dollars only, and practicalities dictate that we peg the US dollar amount as the price of the event. This should not prevent payments made with a credit card from being placed in the UK. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
If you have any questions about this event or need assistance registering, please contact Jeff Bartlett using the contact information provided below.
April 19: Travel by van to Rannoch Moor via Glasgow
April 20-22: Ukilái
April 23: Depart Rannoch Moor by van
Don David Wiley has dedicated his life to restoring people’s connection to Ancient Wisdom and bringing an awareness of the vital role this connection plays in our lives. An initiated tsaurririkame (elder Huichol shaman, or mara’akame) and caporal mayor (elder Nahua weather-working shaman, or granicero), don David is the founder and chairman of the Sacred Fire Community and Sacred Fire Foundation, which are dedicated to preserving ancient wisdom traditions and making ancient wisdom accessible to people in today’s world.
For more information, visit don David’s web site, Keeps the Fire.