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Ancestor Reverence and Ritual: A Celebration of Diversity (Asheville, NC)

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Every culture on Earth has ways of showing respect to their beloved dead. Everyone, no matter how far removed from their indigenous and tribal roots, has ancestors, and these ancestors can be called up as a source of inspiration, guidance, and healing.

On the night before Halloween, a holiday rooted in older Celtic traditions of ancestor honoring, join us for a spirited teaching and dialogue on cross-cultural practices of ancestor reverence. We’ll discuss underlying assumptions shared by many cultures about the relationship of the living and the dead and ways to safely and directly relate with your wise and loving ancestors.

Daniel Foor, Ph.D. is a mental health professional and ritualist specializing in ancestral and family healing. He has spent time as a student of culture and religion in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Morocco, Egypt, and Nigeria, and he is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing (book will be available for purchase at talk).