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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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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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Musical Diversity

handsdrummingOne of the elements that we most deeply cherish in the Family of Fire is diversity of all sorts. In celebration of the precious spice of our diversity, we want to make a special point of encouraging everyone to bring the full range of their sonic delights: singing bowls, didgeridoos, gongs, bells, chimes, claves, shakers, frame drums, doumbeks, talking drums, congas, rattles, hand pans, jaw harps, bird whistles, dancing crickets, fairy dust, moon beams, bones, and conch shells brimming over with ocean waves. 


Bring your poems, your ritual theatre, your chants, and your ears and eyes to find the perfect place for each in the natural flow of the night. May each of these offerings emerge fluidly as a breeze from the woods, swirling around the circle, uniting players, dancers, and witnesses, and then dissolving away like stars at dawn.


Together, we have the power to make space for all of these aural wonders. Our collective desire to bask in the musical mirror of this diverse community will blossom in mysterious nights of firelight magic. Even silence, that most precious gem in life's golden chain, will find its sacred place among us.


In the interest of nurturing this musical diversity, we invite everyone to actively "put out the word," encouraging people to bring the following instruments and expressions to the festival: 


Rattles and Shakers

Frame Drums (tar, bendhir, bodhran, daf, kanjira, panieros)


Djembes, Talking Drums 

Congas, Bongos, Cajons

Claves, Agogo, Shekere


Crystal Singing Bowls 



Temple Bells 


Mouth Harps 


Conch Shells 



Shruti Boxes 


Rainsticks and Ocean Drums 

Hand Pans (Hang, Halo, Hapi drums)

...and other Sacred Sounds!


Who we are is, in part, what we sound like when we are together. Let us bask in the full reflection of our diverse mysteries.


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