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It’s almost Time!


It is almost time for Gathering of Circles 2022.

We are so excited! Are you? Please take a moment to RSVP GATHERINGOFCIRCLES.COM

A reminder as we get a break from the summer heat, it’s much cooler and wet often at 9100ft. So pack appropriately. Make a good packing list.

GOC is free to attend and expenses are offset by voluntary donations.

Raffle- Donations of Raffle items are welcomed and encouraged. A wide variety each year. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

T-shirts- A $20 donation will get you a beautiful commemorative T-shirt. If interested please order soon! By July 24th

Pancake brunch- a donation group brunch.

Some extra supplies and tools will be available on the mountain. Inquire at the welcome tent.

Don’t forget an item for the giveaway and a dish for the group feast, both on Saturday.

New this year-

Food bank- forgot something? Ran short? Have extra? Participants can drop off or pick up food items in the welcome tent. We take care of each other.

In that spirit, GOC will be giving away 10) $50 gift/credit cards as we know times are tough. Simply register at the welcome tent and be present Sat during Raffle!!

So make a list, check it twice!

Also we ask that you have a contingency plan if a member of your group falls ill as Covid is still a factor. Please have a plan that limits exposure to others.

All links and more info is available at our website GATHERINGOFCIRCLES.COM


Safe travels and see you soon!

The GOC Book is still available!

Sacred Mountain, Sacred Home

The Gathering Of Circles is very excited to have published a book in 2020! It is called “Sacred Mountain – Sacred Home.” You can learn more below. You can click on the cover page below to view a sample of the book.

Taking the Mountain Home with Gratitude, Forgiveness and Love
The Transcendent Wisdom of the Gathering of Circles
Told Through the Stories of Many
Whose Lives It Transformed
Bob and Wanda Mama Uma Wade

Click here

GOC 2021 Covid-19 announcement

The Delta Variant is spreading so let’s exercise caution… 

Dear Friends,
GOC has always been an “at your own risk” event. The weather, the altitude, terrain, wildlife and primitive camping have always had some inherent risk. This year with the Covid-19 Delta variant coming into play we encourage the following:
Review your own personal risk factors and those of people you may be traveling with.
Have you been vaccinated? If not, we ask that you please mask up for your own safety and take extra precautions.
We ask that you have a plan to leave the Mountain should you or anyone in your group develop flu like symptoms.
Be sensible and be prepared.
Lodge ceremonies protocols in particular will be at the discretion of the facilitator/water pourer who is ultimately responsible for the safety of lodge participants. A dry sweat is also available.
We all have different perspectives on this pandemic understandably. However I have learned that Creator clearly expresses through the “Group Conscious”.
So we strongly encourage all to be extra safe as we gather joyously on our sacred mountain.
Again, attendance at GOC is at your own risk. Lets be sensible and considerate of others attending the gathering. 

Steve Lake 

GOC Website under construction!

After the passing of WinterFox, the website has been in a bit of disarray, and the GOC council is working to identify a new administrator.

We’ll do our best to get information updated on the site as soon as possible. Please bear with us.

That being said, GOC 2021 will be held on the mountain this year, August 4-8. Our theme this year is “Be the Bridge”.

2020 Planning Meeting to take place by ZOOM only!

Hello friends, greetings and blessings.

  Due to the situation with Corona/ Covid-19 virus, we are no longer encouraging people to travel to attend the GOC 2020 Planning Meeting in person but rather to participate online.

  The planning meeting will still go on as planned at 2pm Phoenix time, 3 Mountain, 4 Central, 5 Eastern.

You will need to Download or have Zoom for meeting (free)  Download Zoom

We ask that everyone sign on one hour ahead of time to resolve any technical issues.

A ZOOM meeting number is here 546-312-670  o access the planning meeting.

.See Zoom instructions here:

  We encourage everyone to participate. Let us look ahead to better times on our Sacred Mountain Sacred Home with GOC 2020

We still would like your ideas for T-shirts   “Sacred Mountain, Sacred Home” send to T Shirt Submissions

  Coordinator positions are still available to lead or assist.

  Blessings to you and all that you love.

Steve Lake  on behalf of the GOC council