Pacific Northwest Medicine Wheel

Ceremony information for Fall Equinox
  September 22nd, 2016

~Sunrise to Sunset~

All nations and cultures gathering to sing, drum, and dance to clean and clear the area within the medicine wheel and charge it with peace, love, joy and harmony. We will be activating all 17 points of the PNW Medicine Wheel during the 2015 Spring Equinox Ceremony.  The center point is located at Tumwater Historical Park 777 Simmons Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98501. Please feel free to gather at any of the locations listed below if it resonates with you.  To become an ambassador of a specific location, please call Pat Rasmussen at 509- 669-1549 or email

Center Point of Wheel
~Olympia / Tumwater~

Where: Center point ceremony will be held at 
Tumwater Historical Park 777 Simmons Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98501. 

What to bring: Drums, rattles, and musical instruments. Food to share. Place setting and water to drink. Chair or blanket to sit on. Wear warm clothes to stay warm.
Ambassador: Pat Rasmussen 


Mt Ti Swag 

~Mount Rainier~

Where: Alder Lake Campground
Directions: I-5 north to Marvin Rd. exit, take Marvin Rd. to round-about toward Yelm on Hwy. 510. Through Yelm to McKenna, right on Hwy. 507 to a T with Hwy. 7, right on Hwy. 7 toward Mt. Rainier, just past La Grande is Alder Lake Campground.


~Snoqualmie Falls~

Where: Snoqualmie Falls, on the point overlooking the falls No fires, use candles 

~Port Gamble~ Point No Point

Where: Point No Point County Park, Point No Point Rd., Hansville On the beach, below the lighthouse No fires allowed on the beach, use candles 

~Quinault Nation~ 
Where: Kalaloch Lodge - on the beach below the lodge 

Where: Bruceport Campground 7807 Hwy. 101, approximately 5 miles west of South Bend, WA

~Columbia River at Skamokawa~

Where: Skamokawa Vista Park
Ambassadors: Joyce and Willie 970-390-3122

~Mt. La We Lat La(Mt. St. Helens)~
Where: Seaquest State Park 
Ambassadors: Caroline and Sonako

8 Additional Sacred Sites within the Medicine Wheel

We are also activating the 8 additional Sacred Sites within the 200 mile radius of the Pacific Northwest Medicine Wheel that were activated on June 21, 2011. Look for the sacred fire in a campsite or day use area.

~Alder Lake ~
Mt. Rainier, Ti Swaq

To Alder Lake Campground ? Directions: I-5 north to Marvin Rd. exit ? take Marvin Rd. to round-about toward Yelm on Hwy. 510. Through Yelm to McKenna, right on Hwy. 507 to a T with Hwy. 7 ? right on Hwy. 7 toward Mt. Rainier, just past
La Grande is Alder Lake Campground.

Campsite $20.  Ambassadors: Elaine, Tony and Amy 360-918-3109

~Flaming Geyser Park~
Snoqualmie Falls

To Flaming Geyser Park ? Directions: I-5 to Hwy. 18 north of Tacoma, go east on Hwy. 18 - you will see signs for Flaming Geyser State Park on Green Valley Rd., go east to Flaming Geyser State Park on right.

No camping.

Twanoh State Park (Port Gamble, Hahdskus(Point No Point)
To Twanoh State Park ? Directions: From Olympia, go toward Shelton and continue north on Hwy. 101 to Skokomish, turn right on Hwy 106, go east on Hwy. 106 through Union - Twanoh State Park will be on the left.


~Potlatch State Park ~
Mt. Olympus
 Sun-a-do protector of the tribes

Where: Potlatch State Park  Directions: From Olympia, go toward Shelton and continue north on Hwy 101 past Skokomish to Potlatch State Park, on the right.  Ceremony can be done in the day use area at the end in the covered picnic area or make use of a standard campsite for $22 click here for more information


~Nahuatzel Lake ~
(Quinault Nation, Taholah)

To Nahuatzel Lake ? Directions: From Olympia, go past Shelton north on Hwy. 101, then turn left on Hwy. 102 to Nahuatzel Lake - site is at Fish and Wildlife Public Access midway on the lake.

Bruceport Campground (Nemah, 

To Bruceport Campground ? Directions: From Olympia, take I-5 south to Chehalis, take Hwy. 6 west to Raymond, turn left (south) on Hwy. 101, continue south to Bruceport Campground on the right by Willapa Bay.

Rainbow Falls State Park (? Wah-na? Columbia River at Cathlamet, Stella Falls)

To Rainbow Falls State Park ? Directions: From Olympia, take I-5 south to Chehalis, turn west on Hwy. 6 to Rainbow Falls State Park.

Standard campsite $22.

Mayfield Lake Park (Mt. St. Helens, La We Lat La) 

To Mayfield Lake Park ? Directions: From Olympia, take I-5 south to Hwy. 12 east toward Mossyrock Mayfield Lake Park is on the left, on the lake, before Mossyrock.

Standard campsite: $22.

These ceremonies will be multi-cultural and our hope is that all belief systems will join as one and share in each others' ceremonies to heal through giving love and gratitude to Mother Earth. If your group wants to share a ceremony, song, dance or prayer, please come out or 
email us.

There will be a sacred fire burning non-stop throughout the day and night of the ceremony, we invite you to come and drop your prayers for healing, peace, love and harmony into the fire, into the very web of life, healing our environment, our Mother Earth and our selves.

If you wish to participate here at the center hub, click here to register  your email address and you will be sent updates with more details as they unfold. If you are resonating with being at one of our points, click on the PNW 9 Sacred Sites tab to the left and choose the point you are in alignment with.

Things to bring to the ceremony:
-flowers to offer to Mother Earth
-warm clothes
-comfortable shoes
-water bottle
-food to share
-folding chair

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