McCluskey Map of Cascadia 2015
ascadiaFire, like other sacred fire circle gatherings, is not just a ceremony or a collective art creation. CascadiaFire is an expression of the Cascadia Vortex, the Family of Fire and Water emerging in this bioregion as a local community cocreation. We are aligned with, and continuous with, the Family of Fire communities and events around this continent and the Earth. Together we are creating healthy culture, for ourselves, for our children and grandchildren, for our Ancestors and for Gaia of whom we are living parts.
As we create, engage in, and assimilate CascadiaFire we open into our personal challenges in a setting of respectful relationships and mutual support. Here we do what we have always dreamed of doing, whether a song, a dance, musical improvisation, or simply initiating a friendship with someone you have seen before or someone who just stepped into your world. Here you are encouraged to take that creative risk that you’ve retreated from – this circle will cheer you on, especially if it’s “not as good as” you dreamed of but you went for it anyways. Fears, judgments and “shoulds” are thrown into the fire as we melt away stagnant masks and roles, obsolete false selves, and see the dawn after a deep starlit night of discovery and transformation.
The vision of Fire Circle flows from millennia of shared myth and art in an intimate space of shared awe and laughter, revelations and spontaneity, release and rebirth. Yet the inspiration of our gathering extends far beyond those precious nights that we will remember forever. The months of coming together to envision and craft, to gather and build, and to reflect and carry forward are the lasting treasures that will enliven and enrich each day for the rest of our lives. Among the Mysteries of the Fire Circle tradition is the conscious embodiment of your true Self, demonstrating the lineages of Magick as alive in our beings, in our relationships, in this beautiful land we call home, and within this self-aware being of Gaia within whom we live, move and have our being. The secrets of the Stars are not “out there” nor are myths of one’s true heart song and life dance merely the stuff of legend. How we live each day and what we bring to the Fire are our Magick and these are the moments that reveal Life’s Mysteries.