In the abundance of Autumn, we take the time to honor and respect the cycles that nourish our human existence.
Celebrating and being grateful for the rains and all of the Weather Beings is a natural part of being human.
Weather blesses us with so much. At harvest-time, as we receive all of the bounty of our prosperous land, we take a moment to pause and to give back with all our hearts, with our prayers...with three simple offerings.
Called and initiated in the age-old lineage of quiatlzques and quiapaquiz (weather workers in the Nahua native tradition of Central Mexico), we Asheville Weather Workers are a group of people who have devoted our lives to our work with Weather and community. Attend this event to take part in these valuable traditional ways of making relationship with the Rain, Sun, Lightning, Wind and Clouds.
Ancient Native traditions are being revitalized and recognized anew in these times. These ancestral ways have held the balance between us human beings and the world around us for many ages. Now, in 2022, these eternal ways of working with the world can be rediscovered and practiced to unite all of us as a community, as we gather and give thanks for the balanced weather that provides the sustenance for us to live good human lives.
The gifts of Weather are easy to take for granted, unless we face drought or flood. Instead of waiting to be reminded, this year, let's gather on the beautiful, lush land of Sacred Fire Asheville, offer fruits from our harvest, eat and drink together, and express our gratitude for all the good things in life that are so easily lost. This is a way to honor the living world for the gifts that fill our lives every day.
WHEN: 11:30 am on Saturday, October 1, 2022
WHERE: Sacred Fire Asheville, just north of the city of Asheville, NC
WHO: Adults and children are welcome! Please register each person attending.
Please reference any NC.gov COVID requirements for the date of the event. Masking is optional. Please do not come if you have symptoms, have been exposed to Covid recently, are sick or feel you could be contagious.
Learn more about our tradition in this short video: