For thousands of years humans have gathered together around the fire for light, warmth and connection. Voices of Wisdom, an offspring of Ancient Wisdom Rising, is an event that brings communities together with regional indigenous elders and wisdom keepers.
In this time of great transition, Voices of Wisdom offers you an opportunity to sit in circle, listening to elders, to each other and to the fire.
Each event is hosted by a hamlet of the Sacred Fire Community, whose Firekeeper holds the space for the gathering. Together, we create a space for you to reconnect with the land and the spirits of the place where you live. Being in the presence of the elders’ embodied wisdom can teach you how to open to relationships with nature, reciprocity, and develop your capacity to listen to the living world around you.
After an usually dry summer in Olympia, Washington, a welcoming rain greeted Yakama Nation elder Levina Wilkins, Hereditary Chief of the Lummi Nation Tsi’li’xw (Bill James), and 35 people who came from Oregon, California, and Washington state to gather around a consecrated fire. The group listened as Levina and Bill shared stories of their upbringing, the elders that cared for and guided them, and the traditions that they pass on to young people today.