Finding the Heart of Fire
Online Via Zoom
Weds, Dec 13, 7 - 9 pm ET (US), 4- 6 pm PT US, +14 in AET
Winter evenings invite us to open the door to mystery, passion and wonder.
For those who live life aligned with nature, the late days of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere can be tinged with wistful feelings. The Harvest celebrations are complete. The cold is settling in. Winter may even taunt us with bleakness.
Rather than fight the season of darkness, sink into it. For these are the days to release our attachment to old summer projects and to immerse ourselves in dreaming, poetry and story. The dark times are fertile ground for planting. To be inspired is to become pregnant with fertile visions of Spring’s promise.
Finding the Heart of Fire: An Evening of Poetry and Storytelling with Jonathan Merritt will be a 90-minute conversational performance of works old and new, as Jonathan takes us on a spoken-word journey through his life-dance of pleasures, contemplations, sacrifices, exhilarations and engagement with the gods of the seen and unseen worlds—including of course, Grandfather Fire.
Jonathan is well known within both his local community and Sacred Fire International as a poet and storyteller whose rich baritone adds color and melody to his performances.
Well-remembered as editor-in-chief of Sacred Fire magazine from 2005 to 2013, Jonathan recently published a collection of poems, Queen of the Blue Light: Love Poems, available from the author.
Since 2000, Jonathan has dedicated his life to his spiritual pathwork. After successful apprenticeship to a sacred site, he was initiated in 2007 as a traditional healer, a mara’ akame—a shaman in the Huichol Tradition of Mexico’s Sierra Madres.For nearly 20 years, he has been a Sacred Fire Firekeeper at his home in Beverton, OR, where he lives with his wife Jennifer and daughter Maya.
December 13, 7:00 – 9 pm ET (Americas)
4 – 6 pm PT (Americas)
+1 day, 9:00 – 11 am AET (Australia)
$30, Personal-Use Only Recordings Made Available to All Who Register.