In ancient times, the hearth fire was a place of warmth and safety to gather around; a place to come home to for stories, song and sustenance. It was a source of light by which to see and be seen, and its heat was a tool for transformation. The glowing embers held mystery and dreams, the flame spoke in its original tongue, and sparks lifted themselves into the night sky as beacons of possibility, wanting to become stars.

Many of us no longer live in such close connection to an open flame or a circle of stones, but we are beings who long for a place to gather in celebration and community, for ways to nurture and provide for ourselves, and for the opportunity to imagine ourselves as wholehearted, purposeful expressions of life on the planet.

Hearthfire invites you to return to a more ancient place, a home within yourself, to remember all of who you are, and to bring back the stories and songs that are gathered around your glowing heart, waiting to be shared with—and to shape—the world.

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  1. Dear Krista, Michael et al, May your hearth fires be alighted; may your communal centering space be tender, strong and full of wonder; may your vision for going forward be clear and bright; may mystery surround you as your purpose unfolds you. Many Blessings of the Earth-Art-Hearts from those dear to you, and to Hearthfire! (I loved your ‘send’ button – and so I have!)

    Michael Mervosh

  2. I do feel welcome here. I feel the kind of warmth that I call home.

    There is a soft and enveloping texture here that reminds me of how we as Humans are capable of creating a place of Soul.

    It is a Calling that all of us share and participate in so fully and innocently that we often do not notice that we are the creators.

    We give Soul to all that we Love and notice from this place of Loving.

    Let this Love be the Water that we swim in and here in this magical place may the glowing Hearth Fire sit down with the Holy Water
    AND we shall see what we shall see.

    Thank you for creating a space to conceive of such a thing. Jerry

  3. A dark, misty, moody night here in England. I’m up late until the log fire burns down because it is so beautiful. It’s just about to go.

    I saw Krista’s name on my Facebook Page, and in the musing magic of beyond midnight, traced it back to this website. Loved it. As you might possibly know, I introduced shamanic performance into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (I taught and directed there for ten years), before writing The Way of Wyrd, and creating the Shamanic Consciousness course at the University of Sussex. So as you can imagine, I resonated strongly with your Hearth Fire projects. I send you all best wishes and guardian spirits for your work.

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