Who We Are

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This web site represents the Gathering of Circles, an event held the first Wednesday through Sunday in August at Cloudcroft, New Mexico. It is used as a source of information for people who attend that event and to welcome anyone who is interested in attending. It also has links to like minded sites and contains poetry and writings pertinent to Native American Spirituality.

Read a beautiful essay about the GOC experience here.

Watch the following two videos!

What is the Gathering of Circles?

People Of The Gathering of Circles

Our Beginnings

Ask us! There were many light-filled paths leading to where we are now.

Our Circles 

We are individuals, small groups, and representatives of groups that come together to re-establish community, to share teachings, to give and receive love and acceptance.

We meet in a tradition of tribes and first peoples from many countries.

We come from great distances and from near places.

We meet in a natural environment free of modern conveniences on a cool mountaintop in the middle of New Mexico. Surrounded by standing people (trees), embraced into the essence of the land, accepted by the four legged and the winged ones, we join together with both diverse and common goals.

We strive to come into balance with nature, with others, with ourselves, and with Spirit as we understand it.

We carry the energy of new seekers, and the wisdom of the sages.

We represent many circles of belief including: Native American, Buddhism, Paganism, Celt, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, New Age, synthesis of these, and others.

We are doctors, counselors, teachers, computer programmers, massage therapists, business people, health coaches, and a variety of other fields.

We experience the spectrum of human experience such as addiction, grief, troubles, failures, pains, joys, happiness, bliss, success, searching, and finding.

We assist each other in our personal and spiritual growth through workshops, small group conversations, guest speakers, sweat lodges, talking stick ceremony, and through just being together.

We participate to the extent that we desire. We may choose to attend everything or we may just rest and renew ourselves from Mother Earth.  Each year there are new people brought into the larger circle. There are also those of us that have been there each year since we began to gather in 1995. Everyone is welcome.

We have watched tiny babies grow into childhood and children mature into balanced young adults. We watch each other become more of what we came  here to be.

We remember who we are.

We invite you to join with us at any of our events. You are welcome!

Click here to access web pages from 1995 thru 2014.


15 thoughts on “Who We Are

  1. I can not say enough good things about the GOC. The work that you all do on the mountain is incredible and I can’t wait to see y’all again and share in the energy and love 🙂☮️❤️

  2. Hi all, I am new to this and would love to find out where to attend, how to get there, and what to bring. I am familiar with going to sweat ,and my Native birth mother had taught us as children how necessary it was to respect out four legged and winged friends, even the crawling ones. I would be grateful for any replies. Thank you . S.R.

    1. I just saw that your comment was from last year, but it doesn’t look like anyone responded, so I am now. There is a map in the GOC brochure there is a link on this website to down load the PDF brochure. We love to welcome new folks and it sounds like you would fit right in. Please, come this year if you need more info let us know. Michele

  3. Hello, I’m curious about some teachings that I’ve always been interested in.
    I was wondering when’s the 2018 event going to be?
    Also what are the fees to attend?

  4. Grateful to have met some of you at the meeting today!! Ethan and I are excited to attend our first gathering this year!!

    Laura Hatchett

  5. The planning meeting for 2018 was magical….as usual with you all.
    Ennake, cherished relatives
    So great to see Winter Fox and June as I have missed their loving ways…
    So healing for me to be with everyone…including Zoomland folks.
    You, We, are a tribe!
    PUHA, sacred breath,

  6. Flordemayo and I RSVPed earlier. My cousin Rob and the lovely Linda want to come with us.
    Rob and I were born one week apart same week as the GOC. So I will bring a birthday cake.

  7. To all 2018 Gathering of Circles friends from Jerry ( Black fire) :

    Me and my son were pleased to see you Aug 1st at the Mountain. I am sorry I had to leave you but it seems I injured my knee and was not able to move or sleep due to the pain. Thanks to all who those who tried to help. I was really looking forward to share spiritual love with you. Until next time, may we all continued to be blessed. Best wishes.

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