This fire tradition has many roots in traditions and direct experiences with fire. Fire is the element that changes matter through heat and combustion. Fire expands and is a associated with yang, fire is what keeps us alive. Fire is the transformer and the vessel for offerings, prayers and emotions.
The main fundamental process is from my teacher Sappho Morrisette of Quebec Canada. She is the matriarch of the SunRay school of Fire tenders. She held the sacred fire at the festivals Woman Gathering and Where Women Gather for almost 30 years. Her life was devoted to fire the Goddess Vestia, as a feminist force for creating and empowering women.
The fire itself as a teacher.... from cook fire to the fire of the forge. The shaping of metals, foring of clay, and the heating of lodge stones. The many moments meditating into the fire... the 1,000s of offering made to the fire.... and listening to the fire.... fierce.... hot.... transformational fire as the great teacher.
Tending the sacred hearth at Red Earth. We gather as fire sisters to create a sacred container to hold the central fire for the women. As has been done for 1,000s of years. We are the one's who feed the fire and hold the space so women can come at any time of the day or night during festival to sit with the fire. We are not healers we are holders.
This kind of fire is for transformation, healing, offering, joy, celebration, and the core of the magic at Red Hearth.
Seven women will hold a direction of the sacred wheel (earth, water, fire, air, adove, below, center) and carry that element into the sacred space as guardians and holders of the flame portal.
We set the space and will together light the sacred fore for opening circle and keep the fire will keep going all weekend. Each of us taking 2 hour shifts. At dawn on Sunday we stop feeding the fire and offer the sacred ashes to women as earth medicine.
We are looking for women to add to our fire tending circle group at Red Earth. If you are interested pease let us know. We will be working together gather materials and meditate on the fire for this year. This will we be our first time creating this fire hearth so we are working to build a tradition for Red Earth that can be pasted down through the generations.
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Dr. Adhi Moonien Two Owls is a trained Shaman and healer. Her formal background is in fine art. Her area of study was painting, sculpture and eventually moving into Mixed Media. Dr. Adhi studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City Missouri.
Adhi received her Doctorate in Philosophy & Therapeutic Counseling From the Open University of Alternative Healing Sri Lanka in 2013 through their affiliate campus in Montreal Canada.
Other areas of study include the earth and natural sciences, Physics and Astronomy. Esoteric studies include: Tibetan Buddhism and its related meditation practices, Western Spiritual practices and the causes of Magick and Alchemy, Qi Gong and meditation and Chinese medicine, Plant Spirit medicine, Sacred Geometry, Egyptian Biogeometry, Radiesthesia (vibrational dowsing), Medical Radiesthesia, and Map Dowsing for water and minerals. Dr. Adhi has spent the last 25 years studying the design, function and uses of Sacred objects as they are found all over the world. She uses these ancient sciences and designs to develop contemporary objects that meet the needs of today’s community and energy challenges.