Fire Speaks—Asheville
Sacred Fire Council House | Asheville, NC USA
May 27, 2023
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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 astonishingly insightful.

Grandfather Fire brings the southeastern United States guidance and antidotes to the confusion and disconnection that can arise when people drift away from living from the 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 has been a friend and teacher to humans for 800,000 years. Spending an evening with Him can be a transformative event. You are invited to come sit around a sacred fire and receive Grandfather Fire’s wisdom and counsel as He answers our questions.

What would you like to know about life? About yourself?
The powerful, mysterious essence of Fire is one of the world’s first and greatest teachers.


About Sacred Fire Asheville

  • 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.

What people are saying after attending Fire Speaks:

For days after, I kept having these intense visualizations of fire, and I was able to really “feel” the spirit of fire, as something beyond simple burning wood and instead a primeval creative essence. The whole experience seemed to have set a seed deep in my psyche.”

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

“It was very meaningful for me to talk to people outside the normal sphere I communicate with. I’ve never been in a group of spiritual seekers like that before.”


  • 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



This is an outdoor event and the mask mandates have been lifted. We will not be requiring masks unless our local municipality guidelines change.  You are welcome, however, to wear a mask if you choose.


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Saturday, May 27, 2023: FIRE SPEAKS

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

  • Social hour – meeting old and new friends.
  • 2 miles of trails and river to enjoy. 
  • Huichol Art available for sale.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Orientation & hear The Story of Humans and Fire.

  • Discover why and how Sacred Fire moves in the world. This will also be a time to get to know each other and Q&A to prepare for our evening.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Picnic Dinner & Socializing

  • Please bring your own picnic dinner.
  • Immerse in nature.
  • Play, make music together, dance, cornhole.
  • Complimentary dessert, tea, coffee, & water

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

Sunday, May 28, 2023: DIGESTING FIRE SPEAKS

Optional but included in ticket price

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Grandfather Fire has given us a particular way to remember  and integrate his teachings. Come join us around the fire again, the day after Fire Speaks. Facilitated by our local firekeepers, together we will take time to reflect, remember and share what is arising from the experience the night before.


Includes Fire Speaks on Saturday plus optional Digesting Fire Speaks on Sunday

  • $108 – Adult early bird, thru May 8th.
  • $130 – Adult regular, after May 8th.  Registration closes at midnight May 25.
  • Free – Children 14 and under.

Onsite Camping. For camping and venue information click here

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

Lend a Hand – A cycle of giving & receiving

  • Can’t come but want to help someone go to Fire Speaks – Give a gift 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. First come first served.

For more information

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kelly at

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

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