Fire Speaks—Asheville
Sacred Fire Council House | Asheville, NC USA
Saturday, May 25, 2024
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Release your Expectations and Open your Heart to Divine Guidance


Grandfather Fire’s stories and lessons about the dynamic interplay of Heart and Mind have helped people find a new way to relate to the world and its challenges. He cuts through doubt, confusion and illusion with a long-view perspective that delivers tried-and-true ways to find connection, compassion, learning, growth and healing. He’s wise, funny, provoking and profoundly insightful.

Grandfather Fire offers perspective, guidance and antidotes to the confusion and disconnection that can arise when people naturally drift away from living from heart.

For over 20 years, Grandfather Fire—called “Tatewari” by Mexico’s Indigenous Huichol people—has been sharing teachings, sacred stories and life guidance with people all over the world. Find out more information about this phenomenon here.

Grandfather Fire befriended humans 800,000 years ago because we needed help. As one of the original teachers of human beings, spending an evening with Him, in this rare expression, can be transformative. You are invited to come to a sacred fire and receive Grandfather Fire’s wisdom and counsel as He responds to our questions and concerns.

“What you experience with Grandfather is like an education for your soul.”


  • Camping for 1-3 nights is available through registration.
  • Amazing venue set in nature along the Ivy River 20 minutes N of Asheville. 
  • Huichol Art for sale. 

An intergenerational family friendly event. From the children who are the precious bloom of our people to the elderly who carry wisdom and experience, everyone has something to offer and receive. Come play and connect.

Get a feel for the event by watching this video.


  • Grandfather Fire

    Grandfather Fire—Traditional cultures throughout the Americas have long known Fire to be a wise and loving presence. Many Aboriginal and First Nations peoples call the Spirit of Fire Grandfather. During Fire Speaks audiences, traditional healer Don David Wiley lends his body so the Spirit of Fire can answer questions from those who come to hear His stories and wisdom.  Spending time with Grandfather Fire and his teachings about living life from Heart has helped thousands find clarity and courage to meet life’s challenges in a new way. Grandfather Fire is wise, funny, provoking, and profoundly insightful. Spending an evening with Him is a unique opportunity to ask your most pressing questions about life’s mysteries and deepen your connection with the sacred spirits of the natural world.


Registration is open.

Lend a Hand – A cycle of giving & receiving

Can’t come but want to help someone go to Fire Speaks – Donate to our Asheville Fire Speaks Fund – AFSF via paypal (use friends & family and include a note: AFSF)

Feel called to attend Fire Speaks but can’t make the financial stretch – request assistance.

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Saturday, May 25, 2024: FIRE SPEAKS

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  Arrival, Check-in, Hiking, & Visiting.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Orientation & hear The Story of Humans and Fire.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Picnic Dinner & Socializing

7:00 pm → after midnight: Creating the Ceremonial Space followed by Grandfather Fire

Sunday, May 26, 2024 Digesting Fire Speaks

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Optional, included in ticket price)

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$112 – Adult early bird, ends May 1st.

$135 – Adult regular, after May 1st.  Registration closes at midnight May 22nd.

Free – Children 15 and under.

$10/person/night – Camping (1-3 nights)

All ticket sales final.

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For more information, contact Elizabeth Kelly at

Hosting Firekeeper(s): Lisa Lichtig and Patrick Hanaway
Local Event Coordinator, Amy Haynes

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