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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”.


Sacred Mountain, Sacred Home

The Gathering Of Circles is very excited to publish a book this year 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

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

GOC 2020 Planning Meeting, March 28th, Pheonix AZ

Greetings everyone !!  We are thrilled to announce the location and time of our annual planning meeting. ALL ARE WELCOME IN PERSON OR ONLINE. We all together will decide many things pertaining to GOC 2020. In addition we will be filling coordinator positions and assistants. As you know GOC is a volunteer event and we need your efforts and assistance. For a list of the positions as they were filled last year CLICK HERE  For the current year 2020 click HERE! Please contact me if you wish to volunteer specifically or generally, Volunteer for GOC 2020  We all together make it great. Also if you have a workshop/presentation you would like to give please contact Irene Ramos as she will be this years workshop coordinator Irene for workshops. Submit your workshop here!

  The theme for GOC 2020 is SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED HOME  we also welcome your T-shirt designs. We all will select one at the planning meeting. Email your T-Shirt designs here: T-SHIRT DESIGNS