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Willow Hot Springs Vision Quest

Willow Hot Springs Vision Quest

March 6 through 11, 2019

Sponsor: Kathy Two Hawks

Corporate Sponsor: Tanja’s Natural Magick

This Vision Quest will be held in Arizona on privately-owned property.  There will be no public access to disturb the process of each questor.  There is room available for 8 to 10 questors and 8 to 10 supporters to participate.  It is traditional for the questor to bring their own supporter.  If a questor is unable to bring a supporter, I will open the registration to those who would like to be a supporter.  If you are interested, please email me at or call me at (602) 989-8468.  The cost of the Vision Quest is $200.00 for questors and $100.00 for supporters.  I am offering these prices as a special for the Willow Hot Springs Vision Quest 2019 only. ries.le


Access to the past GOC pages have not been lost, only hidden. You can now have access to those pages here. Plus, many of you have asked about the songs we sing. Did you know you can listen to those songs on demand? You can also download them or even download the words!!! Click here

2019 Planning Meeting March 30

We are thrilled and excited to be celebrating 25 continuous years of The Gathering of Circles. We are planning on a big year, with extra guest speakers, an earlier start, a welcome lodge for early arrivals among other exciting activities, new and old. But we need your help. Your GOC requires many volunteers, coordinators, and good-hearted people willing to step up or simply lend a hand. Experience the joy of service to yourself and others by helping out. There’s something for everyone’s ability or interests.

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2019 Keynote Speakers Announced

It IS epic!, and as part of the celebration, we have invited three past Speakers from the GOC back to speak again this year. All three Speakers are recognized internationally as Elders and deeply connected to Spirit. All three have long histories of walking their talk, and communicating their messages to audiences around the World.

They are:

  • Beth Hin 1999
  • Joyce Anastasia 2015
  • Flordemayo 2016

Go here for more detail: 2019 Keynote Speaker Page

Celebrating 25 Years In Spirit. It’s Epic!!

Greetings and blessings all.

  On August 6th through the 11th 2019 The Gathering of Circles will be celebrating 25 years of continuous gatherings. That indeed, is Epic!

  Come rejoin your Mountain Mother, the Spirits, the animals, the trees and rocks, and join in joyous celebration along with your GOC family old and new. Share stories, memories and make new ones. Whether you come every year or haven’t been in 20 years, we are calling you. The Mountain is calling you. Spirit guides are calling you! Calling you to Celebrate 25 years in Spirit. Yes, it’s going to be Epic! Steve Lake

My First Inipi – Sweat Lodge

by Elk Brother Dreaming

For a long time I prayed and meditated over my decision to enter the Inipi, the traditional sweatlodge.  My heart had to be right.  It’s not a choice to be taken lightly.  Not unless you are a fool and want to risk your physical and emotional wellbeing.  Not to mention the risk you are taking spiritually.

It is a physically challenging environment.  The heat is extreme.  Those volcanic rocks are heated to red hot.  The dwelling is very hot and cramped.  We were squeezed in there shoulder to shoulder.  To those with claustrophobia, like myself, it can be rather intimidating. Continue reading My First Inipi – Sweat Lodge

Songs We Sing


In the year 2000 four women got together and created a CD containing many of the songs sung at the Gathering of Circles. We have been singing them for years now. Instead of hearing them only at GOC events many hearts wanted to take them home, learn them and make them their own. A donation of $10.00 to the GOC will reserve your copy to pick up at the GOC event. If you wish, I can mail your copy to you.

The initial CD has been re-mastered for better sound quality and separated into individual tracks. In addition four new songs have been added. Two from Tim Robertson and two from Reecee Wilkinson. 



Order form for the Songs We Sing CD

I would like to order the “Songs We Sing” CD. I understand that I will donate $10.00 to the GOC in return for the CD unless I already have the original release in which case I will donate $5.00. 

Please fill in the following information 

Please make checks to:
Cliff Buchanan
1404 Castle Road
Odessa TX 79762

or pay online here: