People from all walks of life, all races and all faiths, are invited to the 2020 “8th Fire Gathering” in the Northeast. Bring your passion, vision, skills, knowledge, and expertise to help create a positive future. We will continue to build on the work of past gatherings: healing our relationship to each other and the Earth and using the collective energy to weave a path of light towards a “new people”. This will be a cross-cultural gathering where we will spend four days in dialogue, ceremony and celebration with the intention of making a “good way” ahead for Earth, Her children, and All Life. We will honor the wisdom and practices of Indigenous Peoples who have lived on Turtle Island successfully for thousands of years. Hear the voices of the grandmothers and grandfathers as they share the truths of their cultures.
Our main event is held each year in the Spring (May) for four days of celebration centered in the spiritual teachings of North and South America and especially the teachings of the Anishinaabe (Algonquin) people of this region. We are grateful for the assistance we have received in this journey to ascend and our original Instructions from all of the Elders over these last years. We welcome old and new friends in the continuation of our journey.
Special themes for 2020: Return, Release, Reconnect, and Regenerate
The use of the term “8th fire” references the 7 Fires prophesy of the Anishinabeg people and the possibility, if we can find our way through this time, of coming to a new way of being in right relationship with ourselves, each other and the Earth.
2020 organizers include past 8th Fire Gathering organizers and participants, not affiliated with any organization. Additional volunteers to help with site preparation, assisting elders, safety and clean-up will be needed. To volunteer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES: Spring = May 14th – 17th (Thursday – Sunday) and Fall = October 9th – 12th (Friday – Monday). You may attend for any amount of time.
CLEAR CONSCIOUSNESS EVENT: NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
LOCATION: Camp Collier, Gardner, MA on the shores of Lake Wampanoag in the midst of 500 acres of conservation land.
SELF CARE: Participants will come prepared to camp out and feed themselves. See Information for Attendees.
CHILDREN are most welcome, but we do NOT offer childcare. Childcare is your own responsibility.
THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the event.