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Author Talk: The Children’s Fire – Remembering Ancient Wisdom, Restoring a Future of Kindness – Evening w/Mac Macartney @ Sparkroot

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20 – $25

Author Talk: The Childrens Fire: Remembering Ancient Wisdom, Restoring a Future of Kindness

Evening with International Speaker, Author and Culture Changemaker, Mac Macartney

Friday, Octover 25

6 – 9 PM, followed by gathering round a bonfire


The Children’s Fire

How shall we live? How shall we make decisions? What is good leadership? How can we wield power and invest in the future most effectively?

Long ago the chiefs of an indigenous culture ordered that a small fire, called the Children’s Fire, be always in the centre of their council circle to remind them of the first law:

“No law, no decision, no action, nothing of any kind will be permitted to go out from this council of chiefs that will harm the children.”

Today, the Children’s Fire is a mindset, a design principle which needs to find a location deep within the DNA of politics, religion, art, business, education, health, banking, cities. It is a pledge to the welfare of unborn future children (human and non-human alike) to safeguard the vitality and regenerative capacity of the earth.

It insists on a circular economy and it views any action that compromises the wellspring of creativity from which our species has emerged as an act of betrayal hinting at insanity. It represents the sacredness at the centre of all there is– stone, soil, shit, water, bird, plant, cloud, child, me, you… it means living in a world where everything is alive and everything has significance.

The Children’s Fire is a story, a symbol, a fragment of ancient wisdom, a longing, and a way of thinking and perceiving. It was cast aside a long time ago and the consequences of this careless dereliction of duty have cost us dearly. But even today, it has the vision and power to create waves and inspire action.

The Children’s Fire invites us to be the best we can be. It is an invitation to a lifetime journey of deepening alignment with life. It sets us a challenge. It invites us to walk in beauty, participate generously, appreciate the inner journey as much as the outer, and it defines value in terms of what we give, not what we pretend to own.

The Children’s Fire is just common sense really.

Come learn it. The World needs you.




Followed by a FULL





WEEKEND TEACHING WITH MAC follows on Sat & Sun Oct 26 & 27!

Join Mac at Sparkroot for his full weekend teaching The Invisible Path, Finding Home. This endeavoring holds the keys to empowerment, guides us towards self-responsibility, self-leadership, self-awareness, and deep loving connectedness with life. The Invisible Path is by nature elusive, mysterious, glimpsed, ephemeral. It is a warrior’s way, a peacemaker’s way, a way toward expression of the deep desire to truly be yourself in your life, and to make a powerful contribution to the world – one that is aligned with your gifts, passion and experience. This is a joyful, soulful, and profoundly regenerative way to finding Home.


Sliding scale tickets are available! No one turned away!!


Mac MacCartney joins Sparkroot all the way from Devon, UK. Mac is a highly sought after speaker, teacher and changemaker. Founder of Embercombe, and author of The Children’s Fire, Heartsong of a People,Mac seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. Championing A New Story of Sustainability lies at the heart of this. Mac intertwines themes rarely associated with each other – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, identity and the role of ordinary people in shaping a future fit for generations to come. Mac’s purpose is to touch hearts, fire imagination and invite courageous action to better serve our world. Visit Mac’s website HERE.


Sparkroot offers camping (book HERE), tours of our permaculture farm, woodland wandering and more on our beautiful hilltop Chatham acreage. We look forward to gathering with you for this incredible event!

Questions? Contact Alisa: Sparkrootfarm@gmail.com / 919-545-6377


October 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $25