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Sacred Fire Circles are conscious celebrations intended to inspire all who participate to live more meaningful, rewarding, joyous, creative and empowered lives. 


Yes, you, and yes… you do. You deserve an ordeal, not a drama mind you, but a real old fashioned ordeal.

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Your actual packing list may vary, depending on your accommodations, participation in the venue's meal plan, and other factors. Read More...

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Our extensive Frequently Asked Questions should give you the information you need, but if not, feel free to Contact Us.

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One of our primary aims for Illumination is to champion new ways to honor and respect our planet in crisis while we celebrate our ever-present connection with her. Read More...

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As the old saying goes, "In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." With this in mind, Sacred Fire Circle Gatherings are founded on a philosophy of sacred service.  Here are a few articles that provide greater insight into this wonderful way of being.

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Peak Experience Productions is a legendary West Coast producer of conscious celebrations.

The Beloved Festival presents world music and new paradigm cultural events.

The Vegas Vortex produces alchemical events and fire circle gatherings in Las Vegas. 

SpiritFire Festival is a five day retreat-style fire circle gathering held in New England.

Fire Tribe Hawaii on Oahu. Sacred Fire Circles at each Solstice and Equinox. Dance, Music, Song & Art.

McBride Magic & Mystery School and world-renowned magician Jeff McBride.

Forestdance Sacred Fire Circles are co-creative, all night, eclectic spiritual experiences.

Shimmering Wolf Studios - Illumination website developer & Facilitator of Redwood Nights.

Kyer Photography/Artistic Wedding Photos - Photographer for some of this site's images

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You learn it by doing it, and once you get the basic idea, it can be applied in many different ways. Read More...

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While most of the music at fire circles is improvised we do draw upon the vast library of traditional circle songs... Read More....

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Chanting the Fire Circle

The chant element of the fire circle is an opportunity to create and celebrate our shared mythology through words and music. We encourage everyone to learn and participate fully in singing the chants that are shared around the fire. Old fears and conditioning about our voices can be shed as everyone contributes focused intention — intoning words of power. Release any fear, and sing your spirit! The chants we share become charged with our collective energy, and can be channeled for personal and planetary healing.

Chanting harnesses five elemental powers.

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Quick Reference for Alchemical Rhythmatism

By Joshua Levin and Michael Wall

The Alchemical Fire Circle model is one of several organizational templates we use for guiding our all-night-long journeys.  In this model we sometimes enlist the support of a communication system known as Alchemical Rhythmatism (“AR”) in order to bring greater focus and coherency to our musical conversations.  This system is especially exciting in that it allows participants with limited musical experience to participate in complex musical conversations with ease. 

When we go to the Native sweat lodge, the Santerian Bembe, or the Catholic Church, we observe the customs of the lodge or the ceremony. When participating in the Alchemical Fire Circle Ritual, please extend the same measure of honor and respect to this, our own sacred way of illumination.


In order to participate and provide musical support for the Alchemical Fire Circle Ritual, celebrants benefit from a shared understanding of the intentions and methods that we use to play together. It's fun, easy, and illuminating to join in the alchemy of rhythm for this unique experience. Regardless of skill level, anyone who wishes to be a part of the music is welcome.

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