Why Fire? Why Fire Now?

Why Fire? Why Fire Now?

Experiencing the sacred is about connecting with something much larger than ourselves. The Sacred Fire Community is a global network of people bringing a sense of the sacred back into our world. Operating locally, through gatherings in the presence of more…

Our Community Fires and the Dance of Deep Community

Our Community Fires and the Dance of Deep Community

What are the qualities of the Sacred Fire Community that keep people coming back for more? Even when we uncover our weaknesses and faults, encounter our attachments and expectations, and even face our fears about conflict, we keep jumping into more…

The Keys to Deep Community: Lifeways Programs

The Keys to Deep Community: Lifeways Programs

Could one of the foundations of deep community be that it’s grounded in the lifeways of the people? Sacred Fire Community Lifeways is bringing forth programs that initiate these ways for people of western culture whose lifeways are long lost. more…

Birth

Birth

Our experience of being born and welcomed shapes who we are and how we relate with life. What happens when we engage family, community, and Divine in this powerful right of passage? We create a sustainable future, one baby at more…

Initiation into Womanhood

Initiation into Womanhood

The vital and timeless ritual of initiation has been lost in our culture, leaving young people confused about their purpose and their relationship to the whole of life. This ritual is designed to address and foster a deeper connection to more…

Young Men's Initiation

Young Men’s Initiation

The vital and timeless ritual of initiation has been lost in our culture, leaving young people confused about their purpose and their relationship to the whole of life. Without the guidance and support of ritual and community, the powerful drives more…

Prayer

Prayer

Experience what happens when you take down the walls separating human beings from the living world. Heal your life by relating deeply to nature, each other, yourself. We speak about being ‘connected,’ but do we experience that? In the experience more…

Women

Women

The divine feminine is the energy of creation. Only by restoring the knowledge and experience of the sacred feminine will a new way of being emerge for our people. The experiential learning of the Lifeways Women’s Retreat, Ukalai, will change more…

Men

Men

Embark on a pilgrimage to your soul. Strip away society’s baggage, and learn to balance action, compassion, feelings and achievements in daily life. Ukilái: (Uh-key-lá-ee) is a word in the Huichol indigenous language that means “a man who has reached a more…

couples

couples

Partnership is a domain of learning, like music or engineering. However, few people have had the benefit of teachers or elders to prepare them for it. Consequently, we haven’t learned how to turn falling in love into a life of more…

Transitions

Transitions

Engage with the deep purpose behind the transitions in your life by listening to the deep knowing of your heart. Learn practices and skills to reap the full benefits of change and growth in this two-day program. The Lifeways Transitions more…

Dying

Dying

Our culture has taught us that death is isolating, a suffering to be avoided at all costs. Our ancestors had a different view: death is a peaceful, nurturing transition, a step toward the next stage of existence as the cycle more…

Fire Stories

Fire Work

  • Help the Sacred Fire Community and have fun!

    These are exciting times to participate in the Sacred Fire Community. We are re-dreaming, re-structuring, working to provide as much support as possible to local hamlets. Here is a wonderful opportunity to do all of that!! Marketplace Events Coordinator As more…

  • Many Helping Hands!
    Many Helping Hands!

    Our Grandmothers taught us that many helping hands make for light work, and how right they were! It is not only the sharing of the load, but maybe more so, it is the joy of the connection and companionship that more…

  • Come Join Our Team!

    These are exciting times to participate in the Sacred Fire Community organization. We are re-dreaming, re-structuring, working to provide as much support as possible to local hamlets. Here is a wonderful opportunity to do all of that!! Marketplace Events Coordinator more…

Hot News

  • Community Forum Report
    Community Forum Report

    By Annie King, Fire Chief.  The Sacred Fire Community held its first Community Forum on August 30th – an event to process some important issues felt both culturally and in our community. People attended through their caring for this Community, more…

  • A seed was planted
    A seed was planted

    By Maria Quintana.  The community forum to me was a deep experience of connecting more with people in a safe space – or at least that intention was proposed by Gary and endorsed by me.  The most important things to me more…

  • In Search of Common Heart
    In Search of Common Heart

    As witnessed by Christine Staub, SFC fire keeper. On August 30, fifty-six of us from near and far answered an inner calling and gathered around the Brookfield, Massachusetts hearth to participate in the first Sacred Fire Community-sponsored forum to explore issues more…

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