Fire Speaks—Olympia, The Story of Raven and the Mountain
Sacred Fire House | Olympia, WA, USA
Sat, Aug. 10, 2024 | 3:30 pm - after midnight
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The Pacific Northwest welcomes you to an
Audience with Grandfather Fire

During our time together, Grandfather will tell us

The Story Of Raven And The Mountain

Over the years, Grandfather Fire has told us many stories…How Raven brought the People Gifts from the Sky, How Raven Tricked Thunderbird to Bring Rain to the People, The Story of the Salmon People, The Story of Canoe…Each story has opened us to deeper relationship with the ancestral beings of Earth, Sky, Fire, Water and Spirit. We’ve experienced the cunning, courage and generosity of the ancient ones who live in and around the Salish Sea and have woven their lessons into our hearts.

This year we are honored to receive The Story of Raven and the Mountain.

Raven at Mt. Rainier. Photograph by Dylan Thayla (c) 2022.

The Olympia Sacred Fire House invites you to relax and recharge on this 10-acre urban retreat only 2 miles from downtown Olympia, mid-way between Seattle and Portland.  Onsite and indoor camping are available with a separate reservation.

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.

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. During Fire Speaks events, traditional healer Don David Wiley lends his body to the Spirit of Fire so that ancient knowledge of the world and life’s purpose can be shared for the benefit of people everywhere.
Find out more information about this phenomenon here.

Spending an evening with Grandfather is a unique experience. You can ask your most pressing questions—about life’s mysteries, about your biggest concerns. 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.

Grandfather Fire is wise, funny, provoking and astonishingly insightful. He brings stories, teachings and antidotes to the confusion and disconnection that can arise when people drift away from living from the heart. He’ll show you who you are—and your place in the natural world—in an entirely new way.

Release your expectations and open your heart to Divine guidance from the source.

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.”

“His answer helped me more than the answer I was expecting.”

“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 has called me to live more in my heart, to be open to so many possibilities, and most importantly, to always think how I can serve others.  This ancient practice is both simple and profound.”

“ I liked the pace of the event, the location and the care that was given to all the participants. Thank you for sharing this experience!”


  • Don David Wiley, medium for the Spirit of Fire

    Don David Wiley, medium for the Spirit of Fire

    David Wiley’s perspective on what is possible and how to live life was profoundly altered in 1996, when the Spirit of Fire, often called Grandfather Fire, appeared before him as an apparition in the garden of a meditation retreat center near Mexico City. Grandfather Fire asked David to be his conduit, so people everywhere could discover their innate connection to spirit and have an experiential relationship with nature and Divine. Grandfather sent David to find two indigenous elders, Don Lupe Ríos Gonzales of the Wixárika (Huichol) tradition of Mexico’s Sierra Madres and Don Lucio Campos Elizalde of the Nahua tradition of the central highlands. At Grandfather Fire’s request, these two elders began David’s formal medicine and ceremonial apprenticeship in these two ancestrally related shamanic paths.

    From the Huichol tradition, David received initiations as a mara’akame, a healer, counselor, and ceremonial leader; from the Nahua path, he was initiated as a granicero, a weather worker, ceremonial leader, and healer. After years of service and leadership, he received permission to teach these two traditions to those called to these shamanic paths. After Don Lupe’s passing in 2003 and under the support of mara’akame Don José Sandoval de la Cruz, David  received initiation as a Huichol tsaurirrakame  (elder shaman) in 2008. On the Nahua path, David became a Caporal Mayor (teacher-tradition leader) when he inherited Don Lucio’s altar and the responsibility for his Nahua weather working lineage after Don Lucio’s passing in 2004. As a recognized elder in these two traditions, he has received the title of respect, Don David.

    Concurrent with Don David’s immersion in this traditional medicine path work, starting in 1996, Grandfather Fire began speaking through Don David’s body during special gatherings. This has been some of the most impactful of Don David’s work, touching thousands of people. Among the Huichol, an axihuatakame is a “god-speaker man,” a traditional spiritual medium who enters a coma-like state so that a deity can physically interact directly with humans. A collection of Grandfather Fire’s wisdom was published as Heard Around the Fire in 2010; a second book is in final editing. An archive of teachings can be found on as Grandfather Fire’s Wisdom. Over the years, Grandfather Fire inspired Don David and the community growing around Grandfather’s wisdom to spread traditional lifeways through the world. This lead to the founding of nonprofits Sacred Fire, which began training Sacred Firekeepers and hosting events and programs in 2004;  Blue Deer, a retreat and healing center for nature’s medicine which opened in 2005, and Sacred Fire Foundation, a charitable organization founded to promote and protect traditional indigenous lifeways in 2009.



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2:00 pm – Arrival and Check In.

Camp sites and event seats are first-come, first-served. Seats for “first time” attendees are reserved in the first two rows until 3:15. Relax with nature walks, drum circle, beaded art and jewelry vending to support the Huichol Art Project, children’s tent, outdoor games, and conversation around the fire.

3:30 pm Welcome, Orientation, the Story of Humans and Fire. and Q and A with don David Wiley

5:00 pm – Bring Your Own Picnic dinner, Dessert Potluck, drum circle, Huichol Art Booth, nature walks

7:00 pm – Clean up and Prepare for the Evening

7:30 pm– After Midnight – Fire Consecration and Audience with Grandfather Fire



11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Digesting Fire Speaks: a “post-Fire” fire to discuss your thoughts and feelings about the experience of Fire Speaks. Sharing what stood out for you individually is a gift to the collective, as we all notice and hear different things. This optional event is included with your registration.


Adult Early bird $110 until midnight July 27
Adult Regular $130 after July 27th
Children 14 and under no charge

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Hosting Firekeeper(s): Peter & Sharon Brown

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