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)

For those coming from afar, camping options are available Friday and Saturday nights, including an optional breakfast Sunday morning:

$10 – Camping Friday Night
$10 – Camping Saturday Night
$10 – Breakfast Sunday Morning

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.


Late registration
There is still time to register, but our dinner catering cut off is Wednesday, July 18. After that date your food preferences won’t be taken account for the catered meal. Practically, this means that you will need to bring your own meal if you have special dietary requirements. (Please note that the catered meal is entirely gluten-free.)

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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Find out more about Fire Speaks: An Audience with Grandfather Fire


  • 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 the registration team:
Phone: 828-423-4823 leave msg

Your Hosts

Lisa Lichtig and Patrick Hanaway, Firekeepers

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.