Summer Solstice Gathering:
June 21-24, 2018

The collective consciousness of all Animals

Each year we seek words that send out the call for us to gather…

Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.

C. S. Lewis

Where Have We come From?
Starting in 2002, growing out of the Pathfinder Circles created by Bill and Marilyn Veltrop and grounded in the Medicine Wheel Teachings carried by FireHawk and Pele Rouge, we have gathered at the Summer Solstice in the magnificent redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California to discover, understand and amplify our deepest commitments for the next cycle of the sun.

We seek to align ourselves with the forces of creation that have guided us since the beginning. Through the years, we have come as leaders, passionate about the mysterious and essential work of transformation – individual, organizational, societal and global.

We believe that none of us is meant to do this work alone. By sharing our deepest commitments with each other and with Mother Earth, we take a stand for our evolutionary role in the world. We gladly accept the role of player in the infinite game of consciously choosing to evolve ourselves and our social forms in ways that best serve the well-being of all of life. We see ourselves as Spirit Beings who have chosen to come into human form to learn and to grow.

  • What do we choose to give back to Life in gratitude for all we have received?
  • What do we choose to learn at this Solstice Gathering?
  • What doorway is ours to step through with renewed vitality and awareness?

May these questions inform our journey from now until the Summer Solstice. Once again, we send a call from our animal hearts to yours.

What is the Context for Gathering?
 The Mayan Sacred 20 Count is a sequence of 20 numbers in an ancient design of wholeness that encompasses all of the energies of the universe .  It forms the foundation of the Medicine Wheel Teachings carried by Pele Rouge and FireHawk.

Each number, beginning with One, carries a unique energy, a unique aspect of life unfolding. Fourteen years ago, we decided to align our Summer Solstice Gatherings with the Sacred 20 Count, focusing on one number, one energy of the Count each year. This year, our focus is upon the number fourteen – the Collective Consciousness of all Animals: Sweet Medicine.

Fourteen holds the collective consciousness of all Animals – a vast energy of life expressing herself. Sweet Medicine reminds us of our interwoven relationship with all of the animals on our home planet.

And so we invite you into the privileged realm of commitment to something larger than yourself, aligned with your life’s purpose and your destiny in a safe circle of your peers.

  • We invite you to align yourself with Nature and with the energies that are “quickening”  in these times of great change.
  • We invite you to stretch yourself beyond what you know or what is comfortable  – to find out beyond a shadow of a doubt what you are here to do on this Earth.
  • We invite you to once again enter a new relationship with Life, as partner, steward and co-creator.

We invite you to come to the 2018 Summer Solstice Gathering in this year of Sweet Medicine – the Collective Consciousness of all Animals.

With Love from,

FireHawk, Pele Rouge, Bill (Sequoia) and Marilyn (Eagle Woman)
What are the Details?
How Do I Register?

You can download the registration form here:
Fill out the form and mail it with your check to:

Marilyn Veltrop at 1450 Hidden Valley Rd, Soquel, CA 95073.

Any questions – contact Marilyn here: