Sacred Fire in North Carolina

Looking for something real?

Real connection. Real change. Real purpose.

 

Know Fire in a whole new way

 

Free Fire Starter kit includes:

  • eBook:  The Fire Practice Primer: An Introduction to Fire’s Medicine
  • Poster:  Get Fired Up: 9 Ways to Bring More Fire into your Life
  • Online Fire Circle List:  Free, online gatherings facilitated by Firekeepers

 

What are community fires about?

Fire has always been a powerful and connecting force in human beings’ lives. As Fire transforms dry, dead wood into bright, lively flames, Fire can enliven and transform our lives into a warmer, clearer, more courageous and heart-connected version of ourselves.

Sacred Fire community fires expand and enrich our relationships with self, others and the natural world through the connective and transformative power of Fire. Community fires welcome all peoples, races, genders, ages and beliefs.

Each fire is different, reflecting the night’s mix of personalities, time of year, events happening in the world and what arises around the flames. Typically we share what’s going on in our lives, stories, music, drumming, and laughter—as well as more personal reflections, troubles and conflicts.

Whether a fire is quiet and contemplative, emotional and challenging, or boisterous and spirited, it offers a safe space for spontaneity, inspiration, life challenges, fresh perspectives and opportunities for personal and group transformation.

Everyone who attends carries Fire’s benefits back to their home, their community, and the world.  Find out more about Sacred Fire, and why we offer these free fires around the world.

When and where do they happen?

Community Fires, open to everyone, are scheduled monthly. Some communities also offer women’s and men’s fires.

Currently Community Fires are available in the United States, Mexico, Columbia, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Greece and Australia.

Use the visual map below to find your fire. There’s also a complete list of current fire locations with Firekeeper contact information below the map. Contact a Firekeeper to find out the dates and location information for their fire. 

Online Fire Circles are available in 10 different time zones and 2 languages for people who cannot travel to a Community Fire hearth. Sign up for our “Fire Starter Kit” to receive the list of Online Fire Circles.

 

Who hosts community fires?

Sacred Fires are hosted by Firekeepers who are trained, initiated, and receive continuing education in how to host and facilitate community fires.  Firekeepers are trained in the ancient principles of “Fire Work” —a particular skill in holding space and in working with Fire’s powers of illumination and transformation to facilitate both personal and community growth and healing. Here’s where you’ll find more information about becoming a Sacred Fire Firekeeper. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register in advance to attend a live, in-person Community Fire?  Typically you do not need to register or RSVP to attend a local community fire in person.  Find your closest fire “hearth” on our interactive map, then contact the Firekeeper directly to receive event information. During Covid, however, in-person attendance may be limited and so registering ahead would be required. 

Do I have to register in advance to attend an Online Fire Circle? Certain Firekeepers are hosting Online Fire Circles so people from all over the world can attend. You can download the Online Fire Circle list by downloading the Fire Starter Kit, which includes it. Find the Online Fire Circle in your time zone and then email the Firekeeper who hosts the online fire to get more information. For Online Fire Circles on Zoom, registering is required to participate.  Contact the Firekeeper for the fire you want to attend, and they will be able to answer your questions.

These fire sound very participatory. Do I have to talk or share? Can I simply attend and observe and see if this is for me? You are welcome to “come as you are,” and if that means you prefer not to share in the group, that’s fine because it’s optional.  Most fires begin with people introducing themselves, usually with a first name, where you’re from and perhaps how you learned about the fire event.  This is true for in-person fires as well as our Online Fire Circles.  Though this might make you nervous, we ask that you do introduce yourself at the beginning.  This helps build trust with the circle and confidence with the speakers. Communicating about your concerns ahead of time with your Firekeeper is a good way to get started.

If I sign up to attend a local or online fire, can I bring someone with me? Yes, always!  You’re encouraged to bring friends, family and co-workers. Everyone is welcome.

Do I need to officially become a member of Sacred Fire before I can attend a Community Fire? As an organization, Sacred Fire does not officially have “membership.” There are no applications to fill out or dues to pay.  People are welcome to attend, and if they enjoy the fire they typically give their Firekeeper their contact information so they can receive future announcements about upcoming fires. Sacred Fire does send out periodic emails like the Ignite! eZine and event announcements like Fire Speaks events and LifeWays events. Your Firekeeper can connect you with the wider community mailing list.

Looking for something real?

Real connection. Real change. Real purpose.

Know Fire in a whole new way

Free Fire Starter kit includes:

  • eBook:  The Fire Practice Primer: An Introduction to Fire’s Medicine
  • Poster:  Get Fired Up: 9 Ways to Bring More Fire into Life
  • Online Fire Circle List:  Free online gatherings facilitated by Firekeepers

 

Who hosts community fires?

Sacred Fires are hosted by Firekeepers who are trained, initiated, and receive continuing education in the time-honored principles of “Fire Work”—the capacity to work with Fire’s powers of illumination and transformation to bring forth personal and community growth and healing. 

What are community fires about?

Community Fires expand and enrich our relationships through the connective and transformative power of Fire. Our world is diverse and Community Fires welcome all peoples, races, genders, ages and beliefs.

Each fire is different, reflecting the night’s mix of personalities, time of year, events happening in the world and what arises around the flames. Typically we share what’s going on in our lives, stories, music, drumming, and laughter—as well as more personal reflections, troubles and conflicts.

Whether a fire is quiet and contemplative, emotional and challenging, or boistrous and spirited, it offers a safe space for spontaneity, inspiration, life challenges, fresh perspectives and opportunities for personal and group transformation.

We carry the benefits we receive back to our homes, our communities, and the world.

When and where do they happen?

Community Fires, open to everyone, are scheduled monthly. Some communities also offer women’s and men’s fires.

Currently Community Fires are available in the United States, Mexico, Columbia, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Greece and Australia.

Online Fire Circles are available in 10 different time zones and 2 languages for people who cannot travel to a Community Fire hearth.

Use the visual map below to find your fire. There’s also a complete list of current fire locations with Firekeeper contact information below the map.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register in advance to attend a live, in-person Community Fire?  Typically you do not need to register or RSVP to attend a local community fire in person.  Find your closest fire “hearth” on our interactive map, then contact the Firekeeper directly to receive event information. During Covid, however, in-person attendance may be limited and so registering ahead would be required. 

Do I have to register in advance to attend an Online Fire Circle? Certain Firekeepers are hosting Online Fire Circles so people from all over the world can attend. You can download the Online Fire Circle list by downloading the Fire Starter Kit, which includes it. Find the Online Fire Circle in your time zone and then email the Firekeeper who hosts the online fire to get more information. For Online Fire Circles on Zoom, registering is required to participate.  Contact the Firekeeper for the fire you want to attend, and they will be able to answer your questions.

These fire sound very participatory. Do I have to talk or share? Can I simply attend and observe and see if this is for me? You are welcome to “come as you are,” and if that means you prefer not to share in the group, that’s fine because it’s optional.  Most fires begin with people introducing themselves, usually with a first name, where you’re from and perhaps how you learned about the fire event.  This is true for in-person fires as well as our Online Fire Circles.  Though this might make you nervous, we ask that you do introduce yourself at the beginning.  This helps build trust with the circle and confidence with the speakers. Communicating about your concerns ahead of time with your Firekeeper is a good way to get started.

If I sign up to attend a local or online fire, can I bring someone with me? Yes, always!  You’re encouraged to bring friends, family and co-workers. Everyone is welcome.

Do I need to officially become a member of Sacred Fire before I can attend a Community Fire? As an organization, Sacred Fire does not officially have “membership.” There are no applications to fill out or dues to pay.  People are welcome to attend, and if they enjoy the fire they typically give their Firekeeper their contact information so they can receive future announcements about upcoming fires. Sacred Fire does send out periodic emails like the Ignite! eZine and event announcements like Fire Speaks events and LifeWays events. Your Firekeeper can connect you with the wider community mailing list.

Find Your Fire

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Find Your Fire

Sacred Fires are held around the world. See the list below to email a Firekeeper for details.

No fire near you?

Download our Fire Starter Kit for a list of Online Fires, held in 10 global time zones and 2 languages.

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USA
CA- Long Beach – John Huang –longbeachfires@sacredfire.org
CA- Nevada City – Maxima Kahn – nevadacityfirecircle@sacredfire.org
CA- Ojai – Angela Ocone – angela@ojaifire.com
CA- Ojai – Anthony Ocone – anthony@ojaifire.com
CA- Santa Barbara – Elizabeth LaCaze – elizabethlacaze@gmail.com
CA- Santa Monica – Alan & Amanda Kerner – santamonicafires@sacredfire.org 
CO- Grand Junction – John Walden – walden.john@gmail.com
CO- Mesa – Deanna Jenne – djbutterfly5@gmail.com
CO- Mesa – Gary Weidner – garycharlesweidner@gmail.com
GA- Carrollton – Jessica De la O – georgiafires@gmail.com
GA- Carrollton – Larry Messerman – georgiafires@gmail.com
GA- Carrollton – Sherry Boatright – georgiafires@gmail.com
MA- Brookfield – Gwen Broz & Tim Simon – brookfieldfires@sacredfire.org
ME- Blue Hill – Noah Lorio – nlorio@yahoo.com
MI- Okemos – K’Anna Burton – kannaburton@aol.com
MI- Okemos – Kate Barrier – katebarrier@aol.com
MS- Poplarville – Karla Cole – kcole0506@gmail.com
MS- Poplarville – Tim Cole – elocwmit@gmail.com
NC- Chapel Hill – Alison Gayek – alisongayek@gmail.com
NC- Chapel Hill – Vinny Marra – vinnymarralmbt@gmail.com
NC- Kernersville – Christine Staub – carolinablueowl@gmail.com
NC- Kernersville – Dusty Staub – dusty@staubleadership.com
NC- Maggie Valley – Cindy  Fogle – cindyfogle@icloud.com
NC- Rougemont – Michael Savino – mjsavino512@gmail.com
NC- Weaverville – Lisa Lichtig – lisalichtig@gmail.com
NC- Weaverville – Patrick Hanaway – pathanaway@gmail.com
NH- Wilton – Chris Griffin – cgriffin@sacredfire.org
NM- Ancient Way – Buffy Aakaash – buffy.aakaash@sacredfirecommunity.org
NY- Hurleyville – Anna Lena Hilton – annalenahilton@hotmail.com
OR- Portland – Jonathon Merritt – meansitt@msn.com
PA- New Freedom – Linda Felch – MDPASacredFire@gmail.com
SC- Florence – Annie King – anniekingemail@gmail.com
SC- Florence – Faye Townsend – fayetownsend@att.net
TN- Franklin – Robin Lockwood – robloc@bellsouth.net
TN- Oak Ridge – Mary Beth Robinson – placesynergy@comcast.net
TN- Summertown – Susan Skinner – sueskin@bellsouth.net
WA- Olympia – Peter Brown – peter@peterbrownhealing.com
WA- Olympia – Sharon Brown – sharon@followingheart.com
WA- Seatlle – Colin Lenhart – colinlenhart88@gmail.com

Australia
NT – Alice Springs – Reyna Menadue – menadue@gmail.com
NT – Alice Springs – Roger Menadue  – rogermenadue@sacredfirecommunity.org
Victoria  – Queenscliff – Bruce Sherriff – bruce@sacredfire.com.au
WA – White Gum Valley – Philip Roberts –  phil@philrobertspsm.com.au
WA – White Gum Valley – Sofia – Sofiawithlove@gmail.com

Canada
ON  – Toronto  – Mai Duong – maidances@gmail.com
ON – Kingston  –   Tibrata Gillies  – woodnettlefarm@gmail.com

Colombia – Medellin – Wilinthon Osorio – wilyoso@gmail.com

Greece – Corfu – Vivian Menjivar – Vivian.hand2heart@gmail.com

Ireland – Westport  – Carolyn Mitchell – carolynclairem@yahoo.com

Mexico
MO – Tepoztlan –  Erica Cohen  – ericatepoz@gmail.com
MO – Tepoztlan  –  Jaime Velez – jaimevelez56@yahoo.com.mx
MO – Tepoztlán  –  Ana Cortés – ana.jacaranda@gmail.com

UK -England
Bristol – Carole  Nomessin  – nomessin1@icloud.com
Devon  – Anna Murray-Preece –  annamurraypreece@gmail.com
Beddingham  – Anne Lynn – kestrelswing@yahoo.com
Shropshire  – Lucy Wells – lucywells@myphone.coop
Shropshire – Michael Locke  –  milocke@hotmail.com

UK -Scotland
Edinburgh  – Sylvia Law –  sylvia_anna_law@yahoo.co.uk
UK -Wales
Denbighshire – Lynn-Amanda  Brown – lynn-amanda@hotmail.co.uk
Pembrokeshire  – Jeff  Bartlett  – jeffbartlett@btinternet.com
Wrexham –  Simon Huxley – simonhuxley09@gmail.com

 

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