Our launch is now passed but you are welcome to watch the recording! Here is a video of the Eight Fires gathering with readers, editors, artwork, poetry, stories. and knockout performance of an ancestral practice of planting garlic for Samhain. Don’t miss!
You are invited to join us to celebrate our latest issue, Dark Mountain: Issue 24, an ensemble exploration of the eight fire festivals of the year, based on Dark Mountain’s workshop series ‘How We Walk Through the Fire’.
Eight Fires is a collection of creative practices, testimony, tools, ceremony, stories, art and poetry, that revolve around the eight seasonal fires. It charts the building of a collaborative cultural practice over the cycle of the year, with six elemental themes, an invitation at winter solstice, and a gathering at the zenith of midsummer.
It is a book made of wild winds, seaweed shelters, glass mushrooms, talking fire sticks, singing stones. A book about re-forging an imaginative relationship with the Earth and sun at a time of reckoning.
A book about connecting deeply to places in a culture fraught with forgetting and isolation; a reminder of how we can speak together around a fire when the animals and ancestors are standing behind us.
Do join us for an online launch of Dark Mountain: Issue 24 on 19th October 2023 starting at 7:30pm (BST) to catch a glimpse of the book with fellow practitioners, artists, writers, and editors from around the world.
Hope to see you there!
Tickets are free but you will need to book a place on EventBrite here
Dark Mountain Issue 24 – Eight Fires is now available from our online shop.
How We Walk through the Fire workshop series was conceived and directed by Charlotte Du Cann and Dougie Strang with wind, plant and water guides, Nick Hunt, Mark Watson and Lucy Neal. Follow up sessions based on the book will be held leading up to the Halcyon Days this December. More info and booking can be found here: