What is TriFire?
TriFire is an Alchemical Fire Circle event dedicated to personal healing and transformation through song, dance, meditation, and drumming in the tradition originated by the Vegas Vortex and MayFire. For 2022, we will hold three all-night fires on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 11pm until dawn (approximately 6am), each night with its own theme. The first night is the Fire of the Four Elements, the second night is the Fire of the Seven Planets, and the third night will be the Fire of the Emerald Tablet. During the day we have workshops and playshops for exploring the deeper themes of alchemy, rhythm, and community.
By creating a space where we can fully express ourselves, our hurts and our triumphs, we do the work of turning our Lead into purest Gold. The ritual space is our laboratory, the circle is our alchemical vessel, and we are the ingredients. Together we circle the fire, which acts as our furnace, propelling us through the night, connecting us to the above and the below. We work with intention and compassion, holding space to play, experiment, and witness our collective transformations.
and join us as we gather around the sacred fire, our sun in this
microcosm of the macrocosm we create on earth. We'll dance under the
stars, journey through the planets, and give of ourselves for the good
of the assembled. We will explore the mysteries of the One Mind and the One Thing to emerge better than we were before: our highest vision, the
phoenix in flight, the rising sun!
We are the rising sun,
We are the change,
We are the ones we've been waiting for
and we are -- dawning!
Who is TriFire?
TriFire is a collection of people of all ages, genders, abilities, ethnicities, and experiences. All faith backgrounds and spiritual practices are welcome in our laboratory. We play with the planets, the chakras, the elements, the angels, and our ancestors. We sing spirituals and showtunes. We recite poetry from Rumi and Rollins. We twist, two-step, and Time Warp around the fire. We are store clerks, therapists, scientists, entrepreneurs, nurses, artists, students, parents, and accountants. TriFire is YOU. TriFire is US.
If you’ve attended an alchemical fire circle before, coming to TriFire will feel like meeting an old friend. The spirit remains the same, after all, with the fire connecting us into one beautiful family of fire. If you’ve never been to an alchemical fire circle, we hope you will find TriFire to be a welcoming, intentional space to do your personal work and a compassionate community to call your own.
So what can you expect from TriFire specifically? Why should you come to TriFire? What makes TriFire so special? There’s no short answer to that, but let’s give it a shot!
was created in order to continue the tradition of alchemical fire
circles established on the east coast by Jeff McBride and Abigail
Spinner McBride. Your co-labs and fellow fire family wanted to take what
they have learned from years of experience attending, facilitating, and
coordinating alchemical fire circles and bring a new fire to life in a
space where we could all feel welcome and respected.
Those on the team of TriFire collaborators (“co-labs”) have been attending and/or facilitating alchemical fire circles for years. Together, we have spent over 125 nights circling alchemical fire circles across the country. We are alchemical nerds who love this work and view the creation of this event as an act of service to our community. Our experience helps create a solid foundation for TriFire, but we are not the most important part of TriFire - you are! Each and every attendee who steps into our circle is a fantastic ingredient that deepens and transforms our experiment. Part of the magic of alchemical fire circles is that no two nights around the fire are ever the same, and that’s because of you and the energy you bring to our circle.
The TriFire planners receive no financial benefit from the event. We pay our own registration, lodging, and meal plan fees just like everyone else. We, and our affiliate, Stone Circle Council LLC, believe in transparency and will post our financial information after settlement with our hosts has taken place.
TriFire is relatively new, but anchored in years of experience. If you join us, you will be a part from the start, getting to shape and influence what this event can be for years to come. We have the opportunity to weave our own creation story and we would love for you to be a part of it - it would not be the same without you!
Fire Circle Rules
(Don't worry, we'll go over these at orientation)
What to Bring to TriFire
- Tent, sleeping bag, & air mattress (if camping)
those attendees who may be of limited financial means, a
fund has been established to help defray some of the costs associated
with attending TriFire. Sunshine funds can be applied towards general
registration fees but are not intended for upgraded accommodations or consumables. Please understand that these funds are limited and are entirely
dependent upon the generosity of your fellow attendees who elect to
contribute to the Sunshine Fund. If you need a little sunshine to help you attend TriFire, simply contact us by emailing either firstname.lastname@example.org or TriFire333@gmail.com
What Not to Bring to TriFire
- Alcohol, including hard liquor, beer, mead, wine, etc
is an event dedicated to personal healing and transformation through
song, dance, meditation, and drumming, in the Alchemical Fire Circle
tradition originated by Vegas Vortex and MayFire. As such, this is a
sober event, meaning that the use of mind-altering substances is not
permitted. This includes alcohol and other psychoactive substances, but
does not extend to caffeine or prescription medicines. The goal is for
attendees to form greater connections within themselves, with their
community, and with the energy that we raise around the fire. We aim to
enter altered states through rhythm, movement, and chanting – trancing
in to the present moment, rather than trancing out through the use of