Fire Speaks: An Audience with Grandfather Fire
Sacred Fire Asheville
Asheville, NC, United States
July 21, 2018

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.


$88 – Adult standard rate
$111 – Adults standard rate PLUS a contribution to our support fund, helping others to attend
$65 – Discount rate for Young Adults (15-25 yrs) or Seniors (65 yrs and over)
$15 – Children (10-14 yrs)
Free – Children (< 10 yrs)

If you are unable to attend but want to help someone else receive this experience, you can click here to send money to our support fund via PayPal so we can assist those who need further support. This contribution is not tax deductible, but will be a great help to others. Be sure to make a note of what your payment is for and mark it for friends and family. Thank you, your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Registration is now open.  The registration deadline is July 15, 2018.

Once you register you will receive further details and directions by email.

This is a family friendly event—people of all ages and stages of life welcome. Onsite camping Friday and Saturday night is available. If you camp, be sure to bring your own food and gear—water, showers, and an outhouse are available, but we have no kitchen facilities.

Learn more about the venue and host for this event, Sacred Fire Asheville, and the beautiful land where you’ll be spending your time.

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  • Arrival and Check In: 11 am – 1 pm
  • Opening Ceremony and Orientation: 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon of connecting and listening: music, dancing, hiking, games, playfulness
  • Delicious Catered Dinner with dietary options for everyone: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Grandfather Fire: 8 pm – 1 am
  • Sunday Breakfast (optional add-on): 9 am – 11 am


For more information or if you need assistance, contact Andy Weatherly:
Phone: (828) 423-4823

Hosting Firekeepers

Lisa Lichtig and Patrick Hanaway

Fire is the essence of our hearts, 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 Divine.

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.