Fire Speaks: Annual Tepoztlán Protection Ritual
Casa Xiuhtecuhtli
Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
December 15, 2018

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Learn more about Fire Speaks: An Audience with Grandfather Fire

Some years ago the Tepoztlán community asked Grandfather Fire for support in dealing with the increase in crime and violence in our area. His answer was to offer us guidance for an annual  ritual invoking the presence of the local protectors of this sacred valley. This ritual brings protection both  for those of us who live here and everyone else who attends. After the ritual, we are all invited to take ashes from the fire home with us with special instructions for their use.

In difficult times, an ageless ally is still here to help.
In indigenous cultures, when the need for community guidance is urgent, such as when a situation of great imbalance exists, there exist traditions of an individual being selected for Divine to speak through—so the guidance can be heard clearly.

Now is such a time.
In many original traditions in the Americas, the spirit of Fire is known as “Grandfather Fire.” Since 1999, Grandfather Fire has been making appearances at Sacred Fire gatherings around the world. He has chosen a Huichol shaman, don David Wiley, to be his spokesperson.

In a ceremonial setting, we invite Grandfather 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.


$300 MXN for Mexican residents; $50 USD for everyone else


Registration and payment for this event is at the door. Please contact to reserve your space so we know for how many people we should prepare.


Please plan to arrive at 6:30pm to check in and get settled before the fire begins at sunset.

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For more information, contact Ana Cortés at

Throughout the ages, Fire has been regarded as the essence of heart, the source of spiritual connection and compassion. Known as Grandfather Fire to many traditions native to the Americas, Fire holds our deepest knowing and wisdom, and awakens our personal relationship with the great mystery of life.

In this video, participants of Las Tine An Chroí (Light Up Your Heart — an extended Fire Speaks event held in Ireland in 2017) discuss the importance of community, Fire, and the connection Fire brings.