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2020 Vision Quest

What is a vision quest? Why would I attend it?

A vision quest, in BearHeart’s words from his book, The Wind Is My Mother,
”If we really want to know ourselves, at some point we’re going to have to surrender to a Higher Power who knows all about us—our weaknesses, our mistakes, and our potentials. Many Native American tribes do that through our meditation known as “vision quest”—the setting aside of a time and place, alone out in Nature, to communicate with a Higher Being and explore that which is within.
Somewhere in that space and time as we are questing, answers come. It is an opportunity to know more about ourselves and some of the options that we have to choose from in life.“

The 2020 BearHeart Vision Quest will follow BearHeart’s vision quest protocols and will be held at the same location as the Gathering of Circles, and the week following it, starting August 04, and ending August 09. You can learn more about it on the GOC website, HERE and register on the website if you feel called to attend.

If you have questions, you can contact me:
Mike Three Bears Andrews
PO Box 577
Arroyo Seco, NM 87514


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.

Go to here

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