Grandfather Fire Speaks—The Tepoztlan Protection Ritual
Casa Xiuhtecuhtli | Tepoztlán, Morelos
Dec. 10, 2022
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Over 10 years ago, the Tepoztlán Sacred Fire community asked Grandfather Fire for help during a troubling time.

He responded by gifting the people an annual protection ritual.


This ritual, which has its roots in the ancestral traditions of the Sacred Valley of Tepoztlán, invokes the energy of the local protector mountains for the benefit of those who live there—and also for the benefit of those who come from afar to participate.

No matter where you live, this ritual offers protection from harmful and disruptive influences.  Event attendees will have the option to take ceremonial ashes home to be used according to instructions given during the event.

Participate in this very special event, which is followed by the opportunity to sit with Grandfather Fire and receive guidance about your concerns.

Bring your questions. Grandfather Fire will offer counsel to everyone.

Sacred Fire can help you make arrangements for ground transportation and lodging. To learn more about traveling to Mexico, download this helpful information including contact information for assistance.

In difficult times throughout the Ages, the Spirit of Fire has spoken to people to offer a wisdom perspective and helpful counsel.

In some Indigenous cultures, when great imbalance exists and the need for community guidance is urgent, there are traditions in which an individual is chosen by a helpful Divine Spirit to be their voice so their guidance can be heard clearly.

Now is such a time.

In many of the traditional cultures in the Americas, the Spirit of Fire is known as “Grandfather Fire.” In the 1990s, this spirit chose a Huichol shaman, don David Wiley, to be his “god-speaker-man”. Since 1999, Grandfather Fire has been making appearances at Sacred Fire gatherings around the world to share a bigger view of existence, beyond what we see.

This broader perspective offers answers to today’s questions and points to a new way of being—which is actually the Old Way—of quieting the Mind so that the voice of Heart can lead one into a life of connection, purpose, and healthy relationships with ourselves, others and the natural world.

In a ceremonial setting, we invite Grandfather Fire to share his guidance.

Grandfather is wise, funny, provoking, and astonishingly insightful. An evening with the elemental spirit of Fire is an opportunity to ask our most pressing questions about the mysteries of life and to deepen our connection with the sacred. Being in Grandfather’s presence can inspire us to manifest deeper courage in meeting the challenges of our lives.

Traveling to Mexico for this event?

Arrive a few days early and be part of a second sacred ceremony, the annual Harvesting of the Corn conclusion of the Sacred Fire Prosperity Ritual.

This year the harvest ritual falls on the December full moon: Wednesday, December 7th. This no-fee event—held at Casa Xiuhtecuhtli, the same location as the Grandfather Fire Speaks event— is a beautiful, full day of being with community, shucking corn around the fire, and enjoying a scrumptious celebratory meal. Please consider joining us for this powerful and auspicious event.

For more information about the Prosperity Ritual see the Friends of the Prosperity Ritual Facebook group or contact Lawrence Messerman.

Sacred Fire can help you make arrangements for ground transportation and lodging. To learn more about traveling to Mexico, download this helpful information including contact information for assistance.


  • 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.


For information about traveling to Mexico and attending this event CLICK HERE


Casa Xiuhtecuhtli
Calle La Presa no.200
Tepoztlán, Morelos, México



The closest international airport is Mexico City.

Sacred Fire can arrange for safe, reliable shuttle service between the airport and Tepoztlán.  The trip takes 1½ – 2 hours depending on traffic and the cost is $100 USD for 1-2 people and costs additional $50 per additional rider.

Vans are less expensive on a per-person basis and hold up to 6. Our event organizers can put you in touch with other travelers if you would like to meet at the airport and come to Tepoztlán together.  

For information about arriving by bus or hiring a private car please contact Erica Cohen: or Whatsapp 777 564 9045

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Saturday, December 10

2:00 pm: Registration

3:00 pm: Midday meal and social time.  

5:00 pm: Presentation by Don David Wiley, including The Story of Humans and Fire

6:00 pm: The fire is lit and we prepare the ritual space with a simple, optional ceremony that will support the presence of Grandfather Fire by offering four sacred substances to the Fire. 

7:30 pm: Protection Ritual 

8:30 pm to 1:00 am (approximately): Audience with Grandfather

Sunday Dec. 11

4:00 to 5:pm: Return to Casa Xiuhtecuhtli to pick up ashes from the fire to take home with you. These ashes will carry the energy and blessings of the Protection Ritual to your home. Instructions for their use will be given at the Fire.

5:00 to 7:00 pm:  We meet again around the Fire to share our experiences, insights and take-aways from our time together with Grandfather. 

After we close, we invite you to wander through town visiting some of the shrines of the Virgin of Guadalupe on her very special celebration night.


$100 USD early bird pricing ends November 9th—includes the mid-day meal

$130 USD regular pricing begins November 10th—includes the mid-day meal


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For more information, contact Ana Cortés at

Hosting Firekeeper(s): Ana Cortés, Erica Cohen and Jaime Velez

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